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The Family Tree
For this San Diego family, the phrase "putting down roots" has taken on a whole new meaning.
November 3, 2009
Partners in Design
A design career spanning decades has left this pair of Design Research–alumni with a thing or two to say concerning the state of people, design, and the retail environment.
August 18, 2009
Developer Does Dallas
Diane Cheatham and Edward Baum team up to try to make the Dallas of their design dreams a reality.
August 4, 2009
Remaking the Past: Simon Watts
In June 2003, Simon Watts, a San Francisco furniture maker and author of the book Building a Houseful of Furniture, returned from vacation and was stunned to find his apartment of 15 years completely…
July 31, 2009
Cutting It Up
Los Angeles–based architecture firm Tag Front faces the future of downtown living with an apartment that melds the compactness of a studio with the spaciousness of a loft and finds that,…
July 23, 2009
Making Sense of the City
The Mariscal residence in downtown San Diego is just one surprise in a city rarely associated with innovative urban structures.
July 20, 2009
From plans to personalites: Everything you need to know about working with an architect (well, almost).
May 27, 2009
Five Questions About Working With Architects
The idea of building or renovating your home can be daunting. Design schemes flood your brain as you stare at an empty lot or cramped kitchen. How can you best translate those visions into reality?
May 27, 2009
From trains to planes, see how travel is inextricably linked to design. Plus is Philippe Starck coming to a Motel 6 near you?
May 27, 2009
Back on Track
What is it about trains that gets kids going gaga? Undoubtedly it has much to do with their wheels of steel, whistles, and distinc- tive chugga-chugga sound.
May 26, 2009
On a Rock in a Hard Place
In an unlikely mountaintop locale, Anderson Anderson Architecture crafted a home out of a complex composition of off-the-shelf components, paving new paths for the prefabricated construction industry.
May 1, 2009
Duggan McDonnell Tests 4 Blenders
A good blender can turn almost any mischievous mixture into a delicious treat. We put four to the test in search of the best.
April 28, 2009
In August of 2004, a weekend-long party took place at a new house in the Hacienda Agua Caliente neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico.
March 16, 2009
Designed and built in 1878 for Judge John Murphy, a 4,400-square-foot white structure has, from the outside, the undeniable characteristics of a classic San Francisco Victorian.
January 19, 2009
New Orleans, LA
As New Orleans struggles to get back on its feet, one architect learns from the past while building for the future.
January 18, 2009