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The Legend of the Kavanagh Building

Photo by Boris G Kavanagh building was commissioned in 1934 by Corina Kavanagh, who sold her inheritance to build herself a luxury skyscraper. The Kavanagh building has many claims to fame: it was designed and constructed in only 14 months, for many years the Kavanagh building was the tallest building in Latin America, it has been honored with the Municipal Award for Collective Houses and Facades...
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2014 Architects Challenge Showdown Winner

Congratulations to Lian Eoyand, designer of the 2014 Architects Challenge Showdown winner: Summer Cottage. Lian Eoyang, owner of VIF Studio, designed the Summer Cottage to replace another cottage that had been razed from the location after falling into disrepair. The cottage is one of two on the estate that houses guests. Hand-cut fieldstone matches the historic facades of other buildings on th...
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Dallas Nature-Inspired House

Sitting on a 13-acre site, this Texas home beautifully incorporates the nature surrounding it. The residence is part of Dallas’s first low-impact development called Urban Reserve, a neighborhood of “modern, single-family, architect-designed homes.” Broken up into two 16-foot wide rectangles, the home features a 50-foot-long garage with two bedrooms and bath over top of it. All ...
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San Lorenzo Residence

San Lorenzo Residence in Los Angeles, CA

Beautifully placed in its surrounding landscape, the San Lorenzo House was built using “L-shaped” designs to follow a zoning study. The large open living space uses pocket sliding doors and unfolding windows to passively cool the house and naturally ventilate the home. Boasting an interior private garden and amazing views of the nearby golf course, this residence also features a pool...
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LINK LOVE: Everything you need to know about Passive

Photo by Peter Guthrie   Summer is heating up and air-conditioning bills are rising, which has us thinking about passive houses. Passive houses are so efficient they keep themselves cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Wondering what a Passive House is? Check out these great links below to learn more. Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) PHIUS is where you are going to find all the bu...
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Happy Birthday to Cyrus L. W. Eidlitz, one of the most influential U.S. architec...

Happy Birthday to Cyrus L. W. Eidlitz, one of the most influential U.S. architects of the 19th century. Best know for his design of the One Times Square building, Eidlitz continues to inspire ...