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  • The Eames House is a mid-century modern home located in Los Angeles. It was designed and constructed in 1949 by husband-and-wife architects, Charles and Ray Eames, to serve as their home and studio. As such, the modern home was thoroughly lived-in, usable and well-loved despite its avant-garde design. The post Sense of Place: The Eames Case Study House appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • The Dane’s secret of "hygge" (pronounced ‘hoo-gah’) has been out for a few years. But what exactly means this hard to pronounce and even harder to satisfyingly... The post Hygge Holidays — a Glistening String of Moments appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • In the Boston Globe article, “Slow Space is design with dignity” by Renée Loth, Mette Aamodt explains the principles behind the Slow Space Movement. An excerpt of the article is reprinted here. The post Boston Globe Spreads the Word About Slow Space Movement appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • The modern home, Villa Tugendhat was designed by the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the industrial heirs Grete and Fritz Rugendhat. Completed in 1930 in Brno, Czech Republic, the modern house is a steel-framed, glass and concrete construction filled with remarkable materials, such as ebony and onyx. The post Villa Tugendhat by Mies Van Der Rohe appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Archi...

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  • Mette and Andrew first crossed paths at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 1998. It turns out they had many of the same down-to-earth values... The post Mette and Andrew: Partners in Life and Work appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • The Stone House, built in Tavole, Italy in 1985, is a great example of an innovative modern home facade. It is also one of Herzog and de Meuron’s earliest and most significant works. The post The Stone House by Herzog & de Meuron appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • Mette Aamodt explains in the Architectural Digest article, "How Scandinavian Modern Design Took the World By Storm", why Scandinavian design is timeless. The post Why Scandinavian Modern Design Is So Popular appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • David Adjaye’s Sunken House is a modern prefab home in London. The simple cube structure consists of large engineered timber panels manufactured off-site... The post Modern Prefab Home by David Adjaye appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • The best modern farmhouse is the Fredericks-White House by Glenn Murcutt, Australia’s most famous architect. As a sole practitioner who designs... The post Best Modern Farmhouse of All Time appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • Typically, an architect’s fee is calculated as a percentage of the project’s final cost of construction. Architects’ fees range from 10 to 20 percent for residential projects. However, when you first start the design process, it is difficult, if not impossible to accurately determine the final construction cost. The post Architecture and Design Fees appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • Architects’ Basic Services are defined by the AIA and are commonly included in any architect’s proposal. However, before Basic Services begin you should... The post What Are Typical Architect’s Services? appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • Be sure to visit the websites of your candidates. Look at their previous projects. Does their work inspire you? Would you be thrilled to live in one of the houses they designed? The post How To Prepare for Your Design Project appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • The National Council of Registration Boards defines an architect as a licensed professional trained in the art and science of building design and construction. An architect plans, designs and oversees the complex task of constructing a building. The post What Does an Architect Do? appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • We prepared the guide, How to Hire an Architect, after seeing many people grapple with the design and construction process. People often wonder how do I find the right architect for my project? What can an architect do for me? Do I really need to hire an architect or will a draftsperson due? How much are architects’ fees? And most importantly, what are the key steps I need to take to ensure that I...

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  • The pictures were taken on our 2007 trip to Norway when Andrew and I traveled by train from Oslo to Bergen over the high plateau called Hardangervidda. From Bergen we took a steam ship called the Hurtigruten up the western coast of Norway to Ålesund and Trondheim. This is the best way to see Norway's fjords and I highly recommend it. The post Norway: Landscape, Light and Atmosphere appeared first ...

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  • Shou Sugi Ban, or Yakisugi, is an ancient Japanese exterior siding technique that preserves wood by charring it. Traditionally, Sugi (Japanese Cyprus) was used The post Shou Sugi Ban: Traditional Art of Charred Wood appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • We’ve assembled a list of the best modern homes of all time from around the world. The list includes many classic modern houses from the greats like The post 7 Best Modern Homes Of All Time appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • At age 23 I spent a year in Japan studying, travelling and collecting tea cups. After graduating from Barnard I received a Japanese Monbusho Research Fellowship The post Wabi Sabi – Japanese Beauty and Imperfection appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • One of artist James Turrell’s celebrated Skyspaces, Meeting is a site-specific installation that invites viewers to gaze upwards toward an unobstructed view The post James Turrell: Meeting at MOMA PS1 appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • Building a custom home from the ground up means you can have everything exactly how you want it. So why don’t more people do it? The post New Approach to Custom Home Building appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • The most important thing is to look and to wait and to spend time thinking, looking, feeling. People who say, “I want to collect,” and then come in and buy something immediately sometimes have buyer’s remorse. It’s probably not buyer’s remorse, but they’ll outgrow it quicker than if you spend time with it. Patience is probably my best advice. The post Tips for Starting an Art Collection appeared ...

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  • Aamodt / Plumb Architects was founded in May 2007 by Mette Aamodt and Andrew Plumb. And this month we celebrate our 10 year anniversary.   They say that 50% of... The post Celebrating 10 Years at Aamodt / Plumb appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • Two Texas houses win simultaneous Architizer A+ Awards. Marc Kushner, CEO of Architizer writes, “This is an unparalleled honor. Entries were received from over 100 countries, and your work truly represents... The post Texas Houses Win Architizer A+ Awards appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • Our Smokehouse was shortlisted in the WAN Small Space Awards. You can see all the finalists here. We just love this juror's comments. "I can imagine there’s nothing more inviting than to go into this little smoke hut, lined with wool and warm up. It’s very well executed, simply done to create a very extraordinary internal space." The post Warming Hut Shortlisted For WAN Award appeared first on Aam...

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Home, Sense and Space

  • The home is unique in that it is universally familiar and yet individually distinct. It is a place where our senses and bodies are activated and used to understand and use its space. The scale of the home puts us in close proximity to the things around us allowing us to see and feel the spaces differently than in other settings. Our vision sense is altered by this scale and becomes less dominant a...

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  • You might be dreaming about a new beach house right now as you soak up the last rays of sun. Or you may already be planning that ski house in Vermont you have always wanted. Either way, you are going to want to make sure you get it right. You can go ahead and ask the Jones’ what they are doing or you can read this list from an expert who designs dream homes every day. The post Top 10 Must-Haves fo...

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  • Mette and Andrew were interviewed about their life and practice by Sam Lubell after receiving Curbed’s Groundbreakers Award. The article entitled "Cambridge Architecture Firm Aamodt Plumb is Radically Holistic in Life and Work" is linked here and reprinted below. The post Aamodt Plumb is Radically Holistic appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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  • Curbed’s inaugural Groundbreakers award honors dozens of architects, from eight firms both seasoned and new, who are making cutting-edge work that’s changing the way the built world functions. The awards... The post Aamodt / Plumb Selected as Groundbreakers appeared first on Aamodt / Plumb Architects.

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