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Architecture


Telling a Story That Preserves the Past

Custom builder and historic restoration and preservation expert Brent Hull walks us through the careful details of his Pennsylvania Farmhouse project




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Finding the Intersection of Architecture, Design, and Film

In celebration of the 15th annual Architecture & Design Film Festival, we recently sat down with its director, Kyle Bergman, to learn a little bit more about how and where architecture, design, and film come together

Architecture

Space-Saving Helix Stairs for an East Village Apartment

These custom winding stairs in architect James Wagman’s “Heavy Metal” project actually aren’t made from metal at all…

Custom Builder

Merging Ancient Construction With Modern Living

This vacation home pushes the boundaries of traditional log construction techniques and incorporates elegant details elevating this typically rustic building method

Custom Builder

Making a Custom Home Among the Redwoods

Designing a not-cramped-feeling, three-bedroom home on a tight lot surrounded by protected redwoods was no easy task. But through high ceilings, abundant glazing, and thoughtful spatial detailing, architect Heidi Richardson achieved the improbable. 

Custom Builder

Building 'Living Architecture'

Master builder Jeff DuBro's novel approach to design and architecture embraces not only how clients intend to live in the home, but also how they intend to live in the surrounding community

Custom Builder

A Historical Fix on a Modern Foursquare

The Foursquare is an American architectural staple, but modern building has removed some of its historic details. Restoration expert Brent Hull uses a hypothetical redesign to illustrate the point 

Custom Builder

In Business: Modern Design, Compromise, and Money

Custom builder Zane Williams opens up about what it takes to maintain his architectural vision, from handling clients and staying true to his fluid style, to the importance of transparency and how a slush fund avoids awkward conversations mid-construction

Case Studies

Building a ‘Happy Place’ on Florida’s Waterfront

Designing and building a custom waterfront home requires experience, expertise, and a good team—which is exactly what this client got

Case Studies

The Art of Weaving Custom Homes Into the Urban Fabric

These homes demonstrate the challenges and opportunities of custom urban infill

Case Studies

A Pittsburgh Rowhouse With a View

Working mostly within the city limits but in a variety of neighborhoods on different building types, architect Darren Lloyd says every project is instructive for projects that follow, regardless of type.

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