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What’s Fueling Austin’s Edgy Modern Architecture?
A look at the blossoming design scene in Texas’ capital city — and what’s behind all the experimentation
"Texas’ capital city — and what’s behind all the experimentation... one city and fizzle in another? What factors produce interesting, forward-thinking modern... aesthetic and quality of the residential architecture coming out of the Lone Star State... State capital or not, a lot can be learned from the seemingly perfect storm of factors... track, and Houzz! I live here and love it. We do all the AIA home tours and like..."
Travel Guide: The Hague for Design Lovers
You'll find plenty to marvel at in the Netherlands' political capital, from centuries-old facades to modern shops and outdoor art
"political capital, from centuries-old facades to modern shops and outdoor art... majestic and illustrious architecture that reflects the city's rich political and cultural... Netherlands, and the official seat of government in the Netherlands, The Hague boasts majestic... recommended — and featured here — this travel guide also seeks to encourage visitors to seek... exhibitions and inspiring stores will awe any design lover...."
Travel Guide: Montreal for Design Lovers
Two insiders' picks for design-minded hotels, restaurants and much more in Canada's cultural capital
"restaurants and much more in Canada's cultural capital... architecture and stylish bars and restaurants. As you read through this guide, put together... cultural capital, Montreal can claim bragging rights to a summer full of international... myself and fellow Montreal native Laura Garner, visualize yourself admiring the unique... Montréal and there is si much to see and visit!!!! Love that city! We Will try some..."
My Houzz: City and Country Cross Paths in a Dutch Villa
It backs onto a lushly planted waterway and even has a pool, but this Netherlands home never loses sight of its capital skyline
"waterway and even has a pool, but this Netherlands home never loses sight of its capital... front and the lush Dutch countryside at the back. Frank and Marion's 1931 house sits... garden and pool, but it still has clear views to The Hague, South Holland's capital... Frank and Marion Location: Voorburg, the Netherlands Size: 180 square meters (1,937... so high and disjointed is not as successful as hanging it lower and closer together..."
Houzz Travel Guide: Atlanta for Design Lovers
You'll find world-class museums, restaurants, hotels and shops in Georgia's woodsy, welcoming and charming capital
"hotels and shops in Georgia's woodsy, welcoming and charming capital... Italianate and Arts and Crafts homes. The energy continues today, and not just at the... Coca-Cola, CNN and Home Depot all call the city home. And Vivien Leigh would have been proud... walkable and has its own unique flavor, like the artsy shotgun shacks and yard art in... shrimp and grits or chicken with country gravy and biscuits while you're in town. We take..."
The Passive House: What It Is and Why You Should Care
"mean? And how does the all-encompassing adjective differ from the measurable standards... of the capitalized Passive House? I’ve mentioned before that the truth of green building... vocabulary and the implied meanings in the world of passive design.... design and detailing, and very careful construction. If you had designed and built... of new and useful information. An efficient and enclosed building envelope is always..."
Houzz Tour: Curves Ahead for a Modern Melbourne Addition
"orary and Edwardian get along capitally in an expanded Australian home for a family... streetscapes — and those streetscapes are retained via rear and unobtrusive additions. Architect... house and creates an open, airy and sunlit interior for the family. Houzz at a Glance... materials and formal consistencies of the style, but finding a contemporary expression... beautiful and bright. And the exterior form is shaped by the easement, the tree, and..."
My Houzz: Hillside Home in Northern California
A stylist capitalizes on a stunning view of the San Francisco Bay and natural light in every room of her contemporary family home
Travel Guide: Austin, Texas, for Design Lovers
You'll find fantastic food along with incredible art and architecture in this capital city, deep in the heart of Texas
"incredible art and architecture in this capital city, deep in the heart of Texas... fun city and decide to stay. Now, just because a city boasts a large population of... architecture and, increasingly, notable commercial projects. Austin also lays claim to the... my teen and college years in San Antonio (primarily northeast side and Helotes), I'm... our team and share it on our Facebook/Twitter pages! Great and spot on comments about..."
Kitchen of the Week: Going Elegant and Bright in a 1900s Home
Dark and closed off no more, this Atlanta kitchen now has a classic look, increased natural light and a more open plan
"Dark and closed off no more, this Atlanta kitchen now has a classic look, increased... light and a more open plan... kitchen and attached lounge that better suit the house and their lives. Raising the... windows and working with an elegant white palette created the classic look and practical... owners, and few of the home's 1900s features remained in this part of the house. "The... couple and their 2 grown children Location: Ansley Park neighborhood of Atlanta Size:..."
Let's Put a Price on Art: Your Guide to Art Costs and Buying
We paint you a picture of what affects an artwork's price — plus a little-known way to take home what you love when it's beyond your budget
"years and be passed down for generations. And it can be surprisingly affordable or... style and rarity of a piece all can impact how much it costs. And if you come upon... I love and buy. And I see things in friends' homes that they love and have made part... an art and craft in and of itself. If the art is valuable to you and is in a public... the day and night gives a whole different feel, fun and light to warm and moody/ romantic..."
Have Your Open Kitchen and Close It Off Too
Get the best of both worlds with a kitchen that can hide or be in plain sight, thanks to doors, curtains and savvy design
"walls and open up kitchens to adjoining spaces, and demo day always brings big smiles... who cook and entertain often and don't particularly like to have their kitchen mess... to look and feel like. But after years of living with open kitchens, I realize there... prepared and eaten. I propose that you can have your open-plan kitchen but employ some... presently and opting for a dry and wet kitchen, with the ability to cook in both and..."
My Houzz: Sleek and Chic in the Lone Star State
Cosmopolitan flair springs up in the Texas countryside, courtesy of a jewelry designer and her husband
"Philadelphia and Dallas. Then she and her husband, Ben, found an 8-acre stretch of land... here: Ben and Sarah Wilson, daughter Goldie, and rescue dog Munchie Size: 2,700 square... Texas, and the creative wheels started turning. With the help of contractor Joe Zadwick... family, and her goal for the home was to create an open layout with a studio where... says. “And then — surprise! — we got pregnant with our daughter, Goldie, during the..."
Lean on Me: Balustrades and Rails Through the Ages to Today
These waist-high barriers offer protection on a balcony, porch or deck, but you're free to go wild with your balustrade style
"balustrades and rails on our verandas not only protect loved ones, but they also harmonize... balustrade and rail styles below inspire details on your own veranda.... timely and welcome indeed! And Scarlette1011, j'aime beaucoup what you have done... homes and outdoor spaces! Love the timber railings. Some great balustrades here... ones, and they look amazing. But they are very precocious... I have to clean them..."
Design Calendar: Jan. 27-Feb. 17, 2012
"Florida and see the latest in building materials and trends, and hear Federal Reserve... to do and see around the world.... lectures and events started several days ago and continue through next weekend. For... Modern and Desert Modern, this is a must-do. This is our third year in a row of attending... attending, and it always takes my breath away.... Architect and the Painter, How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?, and more...."