Regional Modern 11 Stories

Los Angeles is home to some of the best modern and contemporary residential architecture...
Los Angeles is home to some of the best modern and contemporary residential architecture in the United States, if not the world. This quality arises from a number of factors: the 72-and-sunny climate and therefore an embrace of outdoor living; the dramatic...
Regional Modern Architecture: Seattle Splendor
My Regional Modern series now moves to the West Coast, the home of Houzz and therefore a good deal of the houses on the website. We start in the Northwest, in Seattle, a city that is "blessed with a setting unsurpassed in natural splendor by any other...
Regional Modern: Northern California Architecture
Our grand tour of modernist architecture in the United States continues down the West Coast into northern California. The state as a whole has been the home to some of the best and most influential residential architecture since the middle of last century....
Regional Modern: Chicago's Take on Contemporary Design
I grew up in a suburb north of Chicago and lived in that city following college, so seeing what makes this area's modern and contemporary architecture unique has become second nature to me. Chicago is a place whose architecture, for better or...
Regional Modern: Austin, Texas
This ideabook is the first in a series that will focus on the regional differences in modern and contemporary design — and counter the impression that modern and contemporary design is universal and placeless. The first city we'll visit is...
Regional Modern: L.A. Coast Homes Soak in the View
This Regional Modern tour of residential architecture in the United States ends overlooking the Pacific Ocean. These houses in and around Los Angeles can be seen as a summation of the series, which often dealt with the shaping of form towards important...
Regional Modern: San Francisco Opens to the View
San Francisco is easily one of the most beautiful cities in the world, due to the combination of a hilly landscape, water on three sides and an impressive building stock. The "Painted Ladies," the old Victorian buildings that draw tourists to neighborhoods...
Regional Modern: Oregon Homes Respond to the Landscape
It may be easy to argue that what drives architecture and design in Seattle, Washington is the same in Portland and other areas in Oregon to the south, creating a general Pacific Northwest modern style. There may be some truth in that in regards to climate...
Regional Modern: Metro New York Shows Its Modernist Roots
My last ideabook on regional modern architecture presented urban interiors in New York City, mainly lofts. Architects practicing in and around Manhattan will gladly work on these and other small-scale interior commissions, since ground-up building in...
Regional Modern: Vibrant Layers of Old and New in NYC
When looking at the residential architecture of New York, it's necessary to split it into two groups: urban homes and suburban/country homes. Here we look at the first, which encompasses apartments, lofts, and townhouses. Most of the examples that follow...
Regional Modern: Boston
My series of ideabooks focused on regional differences in modern and contemporary residential architecture continues with Boston, Mass. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is now known for its major universities (Harvard and MIT, to...
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