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BALTHAZAR KORAB - ARCHITECT OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Talk with Balthazar Korab long enough, and a consistent narrative emerges — one of a life and career replete with intriguing contradictions. A photographer with no formal training, he first aspired to be a painter but instead studied architecture, and prefers to be known as “an architect who makes pictures rather than a photographer who is knowledgeable about architecture.”

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STAYING PUT IN STYLE: CONNECTION BY SUBTRACTION

Connection by Subtraction

In the original plan for this 1970s contemporary house, half the floor space was chopped up to create a kitchen, laundry, three-quarter bath, and back door. The removal of virtually all the non-bearing walls in that part of the plan allowed a tight U kitchen to expand into one that has a full island with pantry closets layered onto the remaining bearing wall.

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PEOPLE AND PLACES

MAD Architects in Mississauga, OntarioConstruction begins on Hudson Yards in New York CityKSG in Ulm, GermanyAIA Gold Medal 2013 to Thom MayneRenowned architect Oscar Niemeyer has died at age 104Herzog and de Meuron in Water Mill, New YorkEPA Smart Growth Awards

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GREEN HOUSING PRO BONO
— Two Great Projects

Paul Zimmerman, executive director of the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation at the time, asked Patrick Tighe Architecture to present a scheme for a site the organization had acquired along with the city of West Hollywood.   (Published 2012.1114)

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STAYING PUT IN STYLE: OPEN UP THE KITCHEN

Removing a wall and applying new countertops are easy to do conceptually. Such work often implies that you need to replace perfectly usable cabinetry, but as this project illustrates, that's not necessarily the case.

Half of the kitchen in this small house in a coastal community was perfectly good (with stock cabinets less than 10 years old), but the kitchen itself was closed in by four walls with a small opening to the living and dining areas of the house.   (Published 2012.1114)

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