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How To: Make Your Own Mid-Century Modern House Numbers

by Chris Gardner

created at: 05/04/2011

The architect Richard Neutra is one of modernism's iconic artists. He's best known for his integration of both his residential and commercial buildings into their landscape, and for his care in matching his work with the lifestyles of his clients, rather than imposing his own vision over their needs. His attention to detail extended into every element of his buildings, including signage and house numbers. Foundry House Industries says...

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Raze the Roof Makeover

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 07/26/2010

Baby #2 was on its way and space was getting tight for Patrice Lawall and Ernst Hofmann  in their 1957 New Jersey home. The historic houses they liked were pricey and still needed work, so Hofmann, a general contractor, made a deal with his wife to not only make the house bigger, but to give it the look and feel of an old house. Here's what she got...

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Free Modern Gingerbread House Plans.

by Chris Gardner

Houston, Texas - based architecture firm Hometta are getting into the spirit of giving this year.

They're offering free buliding plans to make your own very contemporary gingerbread home. Their plan is "a small-scale version of the Draft House by Hometta’s own, award-winning HouMinn Practice."


The plans are based on a readymade gingerbread house kit from Whole Foods, so it'll be easy to grab all the goodies you'll need, without...

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My Cardboard House Remodel

by DIY Maven

created at: 2009-10-27

Last week MWT brought home this cute little two-story house with a request that it be remodeled for entry into a 'parade of homes' contest sponsored by the company for which he works. There was no word as to whether prizes will be given out to the best remodel, but, seriously, did I care?! Of course not! It was a teeny house just ready for a makeover! Here's the outcome:

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Put Her in a Pumpkin Shell

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009-10-07

Didn't anyone else imagine, as a kid, what it would be like to live in a pumpkin shell or an oversized shoe? Boy, I did. Happily, I just discovered that dome builder, Steve Miller and I must have been on the same wavelength. In 1997, he, his wife and 1 1/2 year old daughter set out on a dome building adventure like no other. Today, their two story Vermont pumpkin house has been enlarged and improved upon more than once.

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An Upside Down House.

by Chris Gardner

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I've seen a few over the years: homes with the facade flipped, roofs in the ground, patios pointed to the skies; though, inside, things are as usual, and perfectly liveable for those of us suffering from gravity.

But this new installation in Germany is something different all together: the floors are in the air, tables hang from above, and the toilets flush towards the heavens...

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