architecture

Inspiration Point: Philip Johnson's Glass House

June 19, 2013
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A view of Philip Johnson's Glass House, in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Where Trees Grow Through the Ceiling in Singapore

January 11, 2013
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A grove of trees in the kitchen, a two-story fern wall in the living room, and moss-covered pebble paths in the bedrooms—even in a wilderness glen, the Elok House would be remarkable.

The Redwood Treehouse in New Zealand

July 23, 2012
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Three years ago, a treehouse in New Zealand won the hearts of architecture critics, restauranteurs, and sustainable designers. The pine-slatted pod suspended visitors in a redwood tree, then served them canapes and petit fours. The treehouse was designed with locally milled redwood, built by local labor, and also made an Auckland accordion player named Tracey quite famous.

Links We Love, 6/19/12

June 19, 2012
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-Even the blackest of thumbs can keep a plant alive with this ingenious design: a terracotta planter that self-waters! [Gardenista]

Photo by: Don Freeman

This article first appeared as "One Last Hurrah" in our April 2012 issue. 

When Tom and Bunty Armstrong bought a ramshackle summer home on Fishers Island off the Connecticut coast 27 years ago, their first move was to replace the colonial revival’s circular driveway with a straight shot to the front door. 

Greenhouses

February 27, 2012
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In a crowded Japanese cityscape, glass boxes by ON Design Partners are stacked like the urban towers that surround them. Inside, discrete plantings provide a connection to nature and fresh vegetables for nearby restaurants.

Art + Botany: Maher's Floral Motifs

December 29, 2011
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"The leading flower of a neighborhood is nature's symbol of the spirit breathed there."—George Washington Maher 

Links We Love, 12/15/11

December 15, 2011
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Photo courtesy of Hotel Kakslauttanen.

Links We Love, 11/8/2011

November 08, 2011
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-Menagerie is a new book of great animal photographs by photographer Sharon Montrose, with the photographs also available as prints. [above]

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