Fluid Design

July/August 2005,
Vol. 05
Issue 07
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Modern Waterfront Homes
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Cinematic Retreat

When separating the haves from the have-nots, owners of summer homes tend to reside enviably in the former category.


Inclined to Relax

Hidden on a hill overlooking Australia’s Pittwater Bay, Rob Brown’s design for the James-Robertson house happily opens itself (and its occupants) to all that Mother Nature can dish out.


Go With the Flow

Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a different kind of flow—the geological kind.

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Off the Beaten Path

A dramatic departure from your typical cabin on the lake, this unique retreat adds shades of black to a tiny island awash with local color.

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Low-Tech Utopia

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, which probably isn't an issue when the glass house is a commune.

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Pool Houses: From Laps to Naps

For those seeking refuge from an interminable game of Marco Polo, these four pool houses provide an artful escape.