Gorgeous lakeside home takes cues from Pacific Northwest midcentury modernism

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The tradition of midcentury modernism in the Pacific Northwest lives on in the handsome West Mercer Residence nestled along the shores of Lake Washington. SKL Architects designed this cedar-clad abode and worked closely with local craftspeople to create the custom 5,500-square-foot home with enviable views framed through large expanses of glass.

California may be considered the stronghold of midcentury modernism in the West, but the design movement also crept up to the Pacific Northwest… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Cold front turns Niagara Falls into a glorious icy wonderland

In case you hadn’t heard: it’s cold in th Eastern half of North America. Very cold. In fact, it’s so cold that the normally roaring Niagara Falls have frozen over, leaving a mesmerizing massive wall of ice.

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The frigid temperatures east of the Rocky Mountains have been setting new records. This week, it has been -15 Faranheit in Niagara Falls, while Edmonton in Alberta felt like -40 degrees… that’s colder than Mars is right… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building