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    No Logs Wasted in This Sustainable Renovation of a 1970s California Log Home

    No Logs Wasted in This Sustainable Renovation of a 1970s California Log Home

    Located on a steep site in Cloverdale, California, this vineyard residence by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects replaces a 1970s kit log home on the site. The client’s brief requested a sustainable house with minimal impact on the surrounding landscape. “Our strategy was to utilize all of the existing site improvements and reuse the wood from the existing

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    1970s Residence in Australia Gets Contemporary Update with a Twist

    1970s Residence in Australia Gets Contemporary Update with a Twist

    The custom home builders at Finney Construction completed the redesign of this 1970s residence located in Caulfield, Australia. The contemporary update isn’t shy about it’s newness. The complex street facade stands out in the more conservative Caulfield area. The main entrance door is flanked by “a combination of Dado Render and Woodform Timber Batons on a curved wall.” Inside, it’s all clean

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    This Sushi Bar’s Color Scheme Is White Rice, Black Nori Paper, and Wasabi

    This Sushi Bar’s Color Scheme Is White Rice, Black Nori Paper, and Wasabi

    This newly opened Japanese restaurant in Poznań, Poland is our idea of a thematic restaurant. The vibrant TOKYO TEY Sushi Store, designed by Mode:lina architekci, takes inspiration from the freshness of sushi rolls.“The color scheme inspired by natural colors of sushi appears on the triangle pattern stripe and other branding elements, as designed by Anna Markowska,” the architects said. “The triangular motif can also be spotted

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    Illinois construction employment shows slight decline in past month; slight increase overall for the year

    Illinois construction employment shows slight decline in past month; slight increase overall for the year

    Illinois contractors reported a modest 2.7 per cent increase in employment in the past year, ranking the state 35th in the nation in employment growth, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has reported in its analysis of Labour Department data. The state had 209,900 construction employees in February,2015. The numbers increased to 215,600 (seasonally

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    Bright Apartment in Mexico City Ingeniously Divides Spaces with Open Shelving

    Bright Apartment in Mexico City Ingeniously Divides Spaces with Open Shelving

    Designed by Archetonic for a couple in Mexico City, this contemporary apartment embraces originality and flexibility. The project makes the most of its position in a building with a transparent facade and unobstructed views of the neighboring gardens add fresh vibes to the living areas. But what really caught our eye was the way the architects creatively divided a

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    Contemporary Forest Retreat Faces Both Sunrise and Sunset

    Contemporary Forest Retreat Faces Both Sunrise and Sunset

    The Lantern Ridge House sits atop a small wooded hill in Kerhonkson, New York. From its hilltop seat, it’s windowed walls face both sunrise and sunset. The creative team at Studio MM was challenged to design a contemporary forest retreat suited for a family and their guests. “The primary goal of the project was to create a home that responds to

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