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Why Are Green Roofs Popping Up All Over Philly?

Charlie Miller, engineer and founder of Mount Airy-based Roofmeadow, has become Philly’s go-to green roof guy. Here, he breaks down why they’re the hottest new […]

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Meet the Women Who Have Designs on Old City – And Their Handiwork

Remember back in 2015 when the readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted Philadelphia the second-best shopping city in the world, behind only Barcelona? Weren’t you surprised […]

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Could Philly’s Skyline Have Timber in Its Future?

When you were a child, did you always want a treehouse to play in? Now that you’re a grown-up, you might actually be able to […]

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A Center City Pied-à-Terre Brings It All Back Home

Mike Edwards grew up in Langhorne, got married on the beach in San Diego, and now lives in Denver. But the tech-industry executive and his […]

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A First Look at Toll’s Second Jewelers Row Tower

“It’s better than last year’s.” That’s the best thing that can be said about SLCE Architects’ reworked condominium tower for Toll Brothers City Living, which […]

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Panelists Ponder the Parkway’s Next 100 Years

Back around 1917, when the Fairmount Parkway was just beginning its process of becoming, two Frenchmen produced what turned out to be rival visions for […]

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Lovers of Design

Each year, publishers release dozens of hefty tomes full of eye-popping photographs of striking new buildings and drop-dead-gorgeous interiors. In addition to keeping your coffee […]

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The Case for Raising the Roof on Philly Rowhouses

Maybe you know a Philly couple with this dilemma: They’re thrilled with their rowhome but need a tad more space — maybe there’s a kid […]

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Habitat: A Family Affair in Chadds Ford

After an electrical fire ravaged the home that once sat on this wooded Chadds Ford property, West Chester-based architect Richard Buchanan was left with little […]

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We Built This City: The Know-It-All Guide to Philadelphia Architecture

Philly’s 8 Most Important Buildings for Architecture And why they play a role in Philly’s architectural history. Read more » Past and Present: Philadelphia’s All-Star Architects […]

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Was There Really a “Philadelphia School of Architecture”?

So, what is the “Philadelphia School”? J.T.: Writings about Philadelphia architecture allude to it as a loose collection of prolific architects who happened to be in […]

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Get Your Arch On: How to Become a Philly Architecture Expert

1. In the warmer months, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia hosts niche walking tours with titles like “Art Deco” and “Littlest Streets East of Broad.” 

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The 8 Most Important Buildings in Philadelphia

» See Also: The Know-It-All-Guide to Philly Architecture Published as “8 Big-Deal Buildings” in the November 2017 issue of Philadelphia magazine.

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Philadelphia’s All-Star Architects

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The Latimer House’s Builder-Owners Contemplate Its Future

There are still people in and around Washington Square West who don’t quite know what to make of the house at 1200 Latimer St. Quite […]