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Five Stunning Homes Take Home the AIA Award for Best Small Houses of the Year

Five Stunning Homes Take Home the AIA Award for Best Small Houses of the Year

Fall House by Fourgeron Architecture The Fall House by Fourgeron Architecture is a three bedroom home on the California coast near Big Sur. Besides offering spectacular ocean views, this small home also

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Q4 Architects’ Tornado-Proof CORE House is an Indestructible Home Within a Home

Q4 Architects’ Tornado-Proof CORE House is an Indestructible Home Within a Home

Q4 Architects recently unveiled the CORE House - a virtually indestructible tornado-proof home designed for communities in Missouri. The project features a 600 square foot indestructible concrete core and

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Register Now for AIA San Francisco’s 2013 Architecture and City Festival!

Register Now for AIA San Francisco’s 2013 Architecture and City Festival!

Calling all San Francisco Bay Area architecture fans! We're excited to announce the launch of one of our favorite annual events - the AIA SF Architecture and the City Festival! We're looking forward to an

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Eureka Springs’ Open-Air Thorncrown Chapel is a Paragon of Environmental Design

Eureka Springs’ Open-Air Thorncrown Chapel is a Paragon of Environmental Design

With all the contemporary emphasis on modern sustainable architecture, sometimes we seem to forget that environmentally friendly architecture has existed for a long time. Built in 1980, Thorncrown Chapel

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AIA and Architecture for Humanity Team Up To Help Architects Respond To Disasters

AIA and Architecture for Humanity Team Up To Help Architects Respond To Disasters

Last month the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and nonprofit Architecture for Humanity teamed up to launch ArchitectsRebuild.org, a new website that promises to help architects contribute to

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Architecture For Humanity Partners with AIA to Further Disaster Relief Efforts

Architecture For Humanity Partners with AIA to Further Disaster Relief Efforts

If you've ever wanted to get more involved with the good humanitarian work of Architecture For Humanity, there's an even better chance to volunteer now through your local chapters. The American Institute

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San Francisco’s Glorious and Garden-Infused Mid-Century Modern Hill Street Home

San Francisco’s Glorious and Garden-Infused Mid-Century Modern Hill Street Home

John Maniscalco Architecture has had plenty of projects hobbled by historical preservation policies (a common complaint from progressive architects attempting to rebuild historic San Francisco) so a

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San Francisco’s Imaginatively Interconnected Harrison 1×2 Residences by Studio 12

San Francisco’s Imaginatively Interconnected Harrison 1×2 Residences by Studio 12

One of the Harrison Street Residences lies parallel to the street, cloaking the inner courtyard and allowing for greater privacy, space and light shared within a dense urban area. The second residence

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Renovated ‘Ship in a Bottle’ Home Springs Up in San Francisco’s Noe Valley

Renovated ‘Ship in a Bottle’ Home Springs Up in San Francisco’s Noe Valley

The theme of this year's Architecture and the City Festival was “Architecture of Consequence", and each home on the tour demonstrated how progressive design and creative problem solving can address

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AIA Launches New Initiative to Revive Stalled Construction Sites Across the Country

AIA Launches New Initiative to Revive Stalled Construction Sites Across the Country

Over the last couple years, Americans have become increasingly familiar with the sight of stalled construction sites due to the recession. To help mitigate this ugly issue, the American Institute of

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AIA SF’s Marin County Living:Home Tours Kick Off This Weekend!

AIA SF’s Marin County Living:Home Tours Kick Off This Weekend!

Join Inhabitat at AIA SF's Marin Living:Home Tours this weekend! Heads up San Francisco Bay Area architecture fans - this Saturday, May 21st AIA SF is hosting their second annual set of Living:Home

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SOM’s CBD Center for Beijing Wins AIA Regional and Urban Design Award

SOM’s CBD Center for Beijing Wins AIA Regional and Urban Design Award

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill's plan for a new sustainable Central Business District in Beijing was met with much fanfare when it was first announced, and now SOM has garnered even more attention by

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HOK and Woods Bagot’s Langfang Eco-Smart City Master Plan Wins AIA Urban Design Award

HOK and Woods Bagot’s Langfang Eco-Smart City Master Plan Wins AIA Urban Design Award

The Langfang Eco-Smart City Master Plan was recently honored with the only 2010 Merit Award for Urban Design by the AIA Hong Kong chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The urban plan for

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NEW PHOTOS: Canstruction Sculptures Made Entirely From Cans!

NEW PHOTOS: Canstruction Sculptures Made Entirely From Cans!

Just last week we brought you a peek at the incredible winners of this year's NYC’s Canstruction competition, which challenges engineers, architects, contractors, and students to create massive

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Canstruction: Amazing Sculptures Made From Canned Goods

Canstruction: Amazing Sculptures Made From Canned Goods

A crumbling Parthenon-esque can collection -- great usage of various non-perishable food items. In this skyscraper design, the smaller, stacked cans play tricks on the viewers' eyes, making them

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Dutch Design Week Kicks Off in San Francisco This Sunday!

Dutch Design Week Kicks Off in San Francisco This Sunday!

Are you stateside, but craving for a bit of European flavor? Well, look no further. If you’re one of the lucky few to be living on the west coast, get ready to see some orange - the Seeing Orange: Dutch

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Canstruction: Incredible Sculptures Made From Canned Food

Canstruction: Incredible Sculptures Made From Canned Food

Bridging the gap between good design and giving back to the community, Canstruction, the annual international design/build competition where architects, engineers, designers, and students compete to

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ANNOUNCEMENT: SF Living: Home Tours This Weekend!

ANNOUNCEMENT: SF Living: Home Tours This Weekend!

This weekend some of the most stunning residences in San Francisco will be opening their doors for the sixth annual Living: Home Tours! Hosted by AIA SF as part of the Architecture and the City Festival,

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AIA CONVENTION: Growing Beyond Green

AIA CONVENTION: Growing Beyond Green

The American Institute of Architects 2007 National Convention and Design Exposition starts this Thursday in San Antonio. This year's theme, "Growing Beyond Green," highlights the many facets of

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AL GORE TO ADDRESS NATION’S ARCHITECTS

AL GORE TO ADDRESS NATION’S ARCHITECTS

Vice President Al Gore will be partying with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in San Antonio, Texas over Cinco de Mayo (Saturday May 5, 2007) next year as the closing keynote speaker to the

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AIA ANNOUNCES TOP 10 GREEN PROJECTS OF 2006

AIA ANNOUNCES TOP 10 GREEN PROJECTS OF 2006

Guest writer: Jared Silliker Ballard Library, photographed byMark Svensen The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) selected their this week. These

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AIA PROMOTES SUSTAINABILITY

AIA PROMOTES SUSTAINABILITY

Buildings account for: +65.2% of the total US electricity consumption +30% of the total US greenhouse gas emissions and +136 million tons of construction and demolition waste in the

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