Trends and Ideas

The Descendants

Every once in a while, John Kebabian, owner of Kebabian’s Oriental Rugs in downtown New Haven, gets the thrill of…

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Star Tech

The newest home technology is easy to use, practically invisible, and smarter than ever. Just because a house has all…

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Architect Sally A. DeGan fully endorses the trend toward smaller, but choicer, houses.

Special Focus: Trends and Trendmakers

No passing fancy, the focus for today’s design professionals and their clients is decidedly green. Luckily, smart design also celebrates…

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On the Ropes

We don’t know why it is that, at a particular time, for no apparent reason, certain things become part of…

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Simply Brilliant

Simply Brilliant

  Home automation certainly isn’t a new concept, ­although most agree there was little progress between the Harappans inventing flush…

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Trends and Trendmakers

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE The nature of the product—buildings often take years to make, then stay around for decades or centuries of…

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The Old House

It’s hard to imagine so much history packed into a house Abigail Adams once called “a wren’s nest.” Yet the…

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Haystack Architecture deck

Haystack Architecture: Vision and Legacy

I did not know Edward Barnes well, but our paths crossed on several occasions. Not long before he died, he…

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Book Review: “Yankee Modern: The Houses of Estes/Twombly”

Howard Mansfield, the New Hampshire–based writer who penned the forward to this new book from Princeton Architectural Press, calls the…

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Led lighting

Lighting the Way

For half a century, light-emitting diode (LED) technology was mostly a solution in search of a problem. The Swinging Sixties…

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Modern Love

America in the mid-twentieth-century was a heady time. World War II was over, the economy was booming and the American…

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Modern Marvel

Walter Gropius was constantly irritated by the fact that his design ideals became a “look.” The principles of the Bauhaus…

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Versailles Revisited

It was a time of horse racing and baronesses, of high society and industry, of grand philanthropic projects and lavish…

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