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Parts House Pavilion Parts House Pavilion

IT'S AN URBAN LIGHTHOUSE, a beacon of color and wonder smack dab in the middle of a gritty Rust Belt neighborhood. Read more

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Maison Du Paix Maison Du Paix

IT'S WHAT MARIE ANTOINETTE might have built had she lived in Southern California—a 10,000-square-foot, French-style farmhouse of hand-cut stone, detailed with steel windows and doors, plaster walls, and truss ceilings. Read more

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The Classics, Montage Collection The Classics, Montage Collection

RED BARREL-TILE ROOFS and smooth white stucco exteriors speak of the Spanish inspiration behind this townhouse community geared to first-time buyers, couples, and small families. One of three floor plans, the 1,492-square-foot Medley offers a design that is distinctive and yet efficient to build. Entry is through a walled courtyard, while in back, an alley provides garage access. On the second floor, three bedrooms form a neat rectangle. Dark wood accents on the master balcony complete this home's Spanish medley. Read more

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Urban Infill 01 Urban Infill 01

THE MODULAR COMPONENTS of this production plan, created as an affordable alternative for vacant lots in Milwaukee's central city, include a cedar-clad box entryway, a larger stucco box containing the living spaces, and a concrete wall that defines a garden courtyard. A courtyard trellis, a balcony, and an optional carport can be inserted like Lego blocks. Volumes can be shifted and boundaries extended so a single-family residence can be reconfigured as a two-family duplex. The oversized picture window keeps an eye on the night street. Read more

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Aqua Via Aqua Via

TO INCORPORATE THE architectural language of Oakland's gentrifying Jack London Square, you have to speak factory. Take, as evidence, this project's neighbors, which include railroad tracks, a paper company, and a restaurant supply warehouse. Read more

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