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OE House

For clients who wanted two separate houses, one for the first floor and one for the ground floor, they couldn’t have found a better architectural match than in Fake Industries Architectural Agonism and Aixopluc. Headed up by Cristina Goberna and Urtzi Grau, the New York–based firm is constantly exploring new…
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The Life Aquatic

Courtesy Poseidon Water

Just north of Terra Mar Point, a surfing hot spot in the San Diego County town of Carlsbad, the new Poseidon desalinization plant is churning away as it removes brine from seawater—sending the saltless solution through a multistep filtering-and-reverse-osmosis process. The plant, which opened December 2015, will…

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The Memphis Movement

Local firm archimania is building Tennessee's first net-zero office building. The complex, which includes a six-unit apartment building, is intended to carry downtown's energy further south. Courtesy Archimania

A strong culture of arts-based regeneration and new civic-minded developments herald a long-anticipated turnaround for Memphis, but will the benefits…

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High-design, Homemade

Courtesy CetraRuddy

New York–based architecture and interior design firm CetraRuddy teamed up with IRP Designs for Kitchens & Bath to launch INSPIRA, the firm’s first publicly available kitchen design. INSPIRA blends scale, proportion, and handcrafted quality to create a central living space in any home. Nancy J. Ruddy,…

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Alexander Gorlin

Courtesy Alexander Gorlin

Alexander Gorlin, FAIA, principal of Alexander Gorlin Architects is a noted architect, urban planner, design critic, and author.

Recently, he has been exploring photography as a hobby. Check out his Instagram photos at @alexgorlin and Alexander Gorlin Architects’s website,

For a larger view of…

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Custom Collaboration: The Sterling Mason

Courtesy Respective Manufacturers

Kitchen system company Henrybuilt joined forces with Gachot Studios, Morris Adjmi Architects, and landscape designer Deborah Nevins to renovate The Sterling Mason in Tribeca. The building includes 33 residences outfitted with kitchens designed by Gachot Studios in collaboration with Henrybuilt. Henrybuilt CEO and founder Scott…

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Design Stripped Down

The Taper bathroom collection by KiBiSi and Kallista contains only the essential elements. Courtesy Respective Manufacturers

Bjarke Ingels is everywhere these days—including your bathroom. Working with KiBiSi, the design group he founded with Lars Larsen and Jens Martin Skibsted, Ingels created a 14-piece Taper bath and shower collection…

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The Bloc

Garrett Rowland Photography

When health-wellness creative engagement agency The Bloc approached its 15th anniversary, it opted to go beyond the standard supermarket cake and champagne. Instead, the company merged its two New York City offices into one new space in the Financial District and refreshed its entire brand identity. For…

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Who Speaks for Architects?

Johan Hansson / Flickr

The New York architectural community’s relationship to Bill de Blasio’s mayoralty is a complicated one. Not only does the mayor not understand or value the contributions that design and architecture can make to the quality of everyday life, but he also turns his back on many…