The Hariri Sisters Put a Persian Spin on Architecture and Design

Incorporating a certain sensual sensibility as well as Middle Eastern motifs, the work of the Iranian-born, New York–based Gisue and Mojgan Hariri takes strict modernism in a more expressive direction.

by Lesley Hauge
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The Hariri Sisters Put a Persian Spin on Architecture and Design

Meet a Modernist Architect Who Really Understands What His Clients Want

Working from his studios in Chicago and New York City, Dirk Denison designs residences that are uniquely tailored to the individuals who call them home.

by Fred A. Bernstein
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Meet a Modernist Architect Who Really Understands What His Clients Want

Architect John B. Murray Seamlessly Combines the Classical and the Contemporary

Placing equal emphasis on traditional aesthetics and 21st-century desires, the New York designer creates homes that easily exceed their owners' dreams.

by Ted Loos
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Architect John B. Murray Seamlessly Combines the Classical and the Contemporary

Experience the Poetry of a Bobby McAlpine Home

The Southern architect and founder of the studio bearing his name designs houses that perfectly reflect their locations and their owners' personalities.

by Pilar Viladas
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Experience the Poetry of a Bobby McAlpine Home

Michael Imber Reinvents Classic Texan Architecture

A self-described "modern classicist," the San Antonio–based designer blends the traditional with the contemporary to create houses that blur the distinctions between past and present.

by Marisa Bartolucci
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Michael Imber Reinvents Classic Texan Architecture

Preppy New England Architecture Gets a Modern Update

Honoring the island's historic vernacular while celebrating how people want to live (and play) there today, Boston-based Patrick Ahearn has masterminded the design, restoration and renovation of more than 200 homes and other buildings on Martha's Vineyard.

by Andrew Sessa
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Preppy New England Architecture Gets a Modern Update

Brad Cloepfil on Designing Sleek Houses and the World’s Best Restaurant

Fresh off his reimagining of New York City's celebrated Eleven Madison Park, the architect known for his masterful museum schemes has expanded his practice to include the design of interiors, furniture, decorative arts and graphics.

by Hilarie M. Sheets
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Brad Cloepfil on Designing Sleek Houses and the World’s Best Restaurant

Our Annual Holiday Roundup of Sumptuous Design Books

When it comes to holiday gifts, it’s hard to go wrong with a beautiful and smart book — especially compared with a chunky sweater or a dreary gift certificate. You’d have to be pretty Scrooge-like indeed to turn up your nose at the following six volumes, which take the world of design seriously, but not too soberly. All demonstrate the magic that can happen when the elements of the physical world are arranged just so. Something transcendent occurs, and isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

by Ted Loos
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Our Annual Holiday Roundup of Sumptuous Design Books

The “High and Low” Architecture of Bade Stageberg Cox

Serving clients ranging from needy nonprofits to Manhattan's annual Armory Show to affluent homeowners, the New York City–based triumvirate of Tim Bade, Jane Stageberg and Martin Cox has carved out a niche for itself creating smart solutions to vexing, multidimensional design challenges.

by Fred A. Bernstein
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The “High and Low” Architecture of Bade Stageberg Cox
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