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Architect's Dream House: Less Than 200 Square Feet

Macy Miller, an architect from Idaho, built her tiny home from scratch for just $11,000. She says the 2,500-square-foot home she downsized from wasn't really her style.
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Check Out These Gorgeous, Futuristic Tech Company Headquarters

Historically, companies often viewed buildings as simply a cost, one architect consultant says. Now they're beginning to think about them as an asset — something that can be used to drive creativity and performance and attract and retain talent.
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Makeover USA: Short, 'Dowdy' D.C. Considers High Heels

Our nation's capital was designed to showcase its monuments, and monumental buildings — from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. But as the city grows, is it time to rewrite the law that mandates a ground-hugging skyline?
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Shaping The City: Transportation Transformation In 2014

Architect Roger Lewis and Arlington County Board member Chris Zimmerman explore how new streetcars and a new Metro line will will re-shape transportation in our region in 2014.

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Royal Gardener Planted The Seed Of Urban Planning At Versailles

Andre Le Notre helped turn an old hunting lodge into the Versailles we know today, taking his profession way beyond a trade. Experts say Le Notre's work was so groundbreaking, it continues to influence contemporary urban architecture. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Le Notre's birth.
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Family Fun For Winter Break

Whether you've got relatives in town for the holidays or need to entertain the kids over winter break, we've got some ideas for fun and unusual things to do in our area.

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Pantone's 'Orchid' Is A Purple Hue That Doesn't Seem The Same

Radiant Orchid is the new "in" color for 2014, according to the institute, which gave us Emerald this year.
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Shaping The City: Designing New Buildings On College Campuses

Universities are big land-owners in the DC region, and many of them are building new facilities. We explore the tensions and pressures that influence design and construction on campus.

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King Of Thrones: America's Best Restroom Is In Minneapolis

It pays to be unique when you're going for the title of best restroom in the land. Design details are crucial. It also doesn't hurt if patrons can relax in a fantasy setting and grab a drink from a window connecting to a bar.
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Size Does Matter, At Least In The Tallest Building Debate

Is One World Trade Center now the tallest building in North America, or does that distinction belong to the Willis Tower in Chicago? The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a non-profit organization that's based in Chicago, will make the final decision on Friday. One thing everyone can be sure of: There's only one.

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