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August 2016

Chicago Architects Team Up on Climate Change

The Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago was designed by Krueck + Sexton Architects, a firm leading a climate change awareness campaign. (Photo by Tony Webster via Flickr)

More than 70 Chicago-based architecture, design and engineering firms are…

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Get Ready for Fall With a Touch of Nature at Your Door (17 photos)

When it comes to sprucing up your entryway for the season, simple decorations can go a long way. Hang a brightly colored wreath of decorative berries, tuck in bronze-colored foliage to deepen containers, or stack a trio of pumpkins for…

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Get Ready for Fall With 10 Fresh Looks for Your Entryway (17 photos)

When it comes to sprucing up your entryway for the season, simple decorations can go a long way. Hang a brightly colored wreath of decorative berries, tuck in bronze-colored foliage to deepen containers, or stack a trio of pumpkins for…

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Small Is Beautiful in Midcentury Modern Design (8 photos)

Midcentury modern homes were small out of necessity. Money was in short supply after World War II, so architects and builders had to keep houses compact yet functional to stay within homeowners’ budgets. At the same time, lifestyles were changing.…

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How to Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel (18 photos)

When unadorned, a fireplace mantel often feels as though it’s crying out for … something. But what? Your mantel can be a beautiful place to show off your style, but if you keep adding to it every time you…

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Shop Houzz: Up to 75% Off Statement Pendant Lighting (148 photos)

Pendant lighting is a pretty and practical solution for brightening up your entry, stairwell or kitchen island. We’ve rounded up pendant lights bold and subtle in a variety of materials to provide illumination and style to your home — and…

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My Houzz: Harbor Views in a Modern Amsterdam Loft (19 photos)

It was difficult to picture what the final results might be when they walked through the empty spaces, but homeowners Erik de Vries and Paul Jansen knew they wanted to make the three-story loft on Amsterdam’s harbor work for them.…

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Trending Now: Top 10 New Wine Cellars on Houzz (10 photos)

For many wine connoisseurs, having a cellar in their home is the ultimate luxury. Whether you have the space for a large walk-in cellar or just enough room for a stylish niche to display your favorite bottles, these trending wine…

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Top 10 Trending Wine Cellars on Houzz (10 photos)

For many wine connoisseurs, having a cellar in their home is the ultimate luxury. Whether you have the space for a large walk-in cellar or just enough room for a stylish niche to display your favorite bottles, these trending wine…

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Concrete Panels Create a Stylish Modern Fireplace (5 photos)

During a major renovation of this home, the homeowners realized that if they wanted to go all the way with the modern-industrial style of decor they were seeking, they’d have to do something about the half-height, traditional brick fireplace surround.…

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Concrete Panels Stylishly Create a Monolithic-Like Fireplace (5 photos)

During a major renovation of this home, the homeowners realized that if they wanted to go all the way with the modern-industrial style of decor they were seeking, they’d have to do something about the half-height, traditional brick fireplace surround.…

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Finding the “Heart and Soul” of Planning

With support from the Vermont-headquartered Orton Family Foundation, Biddeford, Maine, residents engaged in a two-year participatory planning process. (Photop by Tomasso)

In Biddeford, Maine, a centrally located trash processor was a major employer for over two decades. It was also a major…

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