• The Harbert Cottage in Michigan by Searl Lamaster Howe architects

    A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.

  • sergio rodrigues portrait

    We were saddened to hear of the death of Sergio Rodrigues, known as the father of Brazilian modernism, recognized both for his architecture and interior design. Rodrigues, who died yesterday at the age of 86, was renown for his furniture, often executed with humor and whimsy: His Mole chair and...

  • Vacation home in Sweden with Frank Gehry chandelier

    Stuffy crystal fixtures, take heed—these modern chandeliers give a living space a healthy dose of pizzazz, without going overboard.

  • View of Byron Bay house from the street.

    For this four-module prefab house off the Australian coastline, local firm Archiblox’s aim was “to create an inspiring double height living area with full glazing along the northern façade that could be enjoyed throughout the changing seasons,” according to architect Bill McCorkell. Click...

  • The Port X modular house on the Vltava River in Prague

    Czech architects unveil a floating, modular living concept.

  • Wooden Danish duckling set

    In 1959, a Danish police officer stopped traffic in order to let a young family of ducks across the road. Inspired by the newspaper photographs, Hans Bøling designed duck and duckling figures to playfully commemorate the event. Now icons of Danish design, these birds exemplify the art of...

  • Living room with geometric rug and gray convertible sofa

    Shuttling between her Paris apartment and her German workshop, Gesa Hansen strikes a balance while continuing a family design tradition.

  • Bright modern living room renovation with red chair and graphic prints

    A husband-and-wife architect team transforms a 607-square-foot Manhattan apartment into an open and bright home for two graphic designers.

  • torres residence livingroom after

    Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible. So when Austrian architect Mary Ann Schicketanz decided to leave rural Big Sur, where she had lived for 21 years, and move to town, she looked for a good lot with a house she could tear down. But...

  • dunbar astrkhan front facade

    A major renovation is the perfect opportunity to bring more light into a space. These remodeled homes incorporate vast swathes of windows to help bring the outside in.

  • black villa outside family portrait full view

    Designing a modern house doesn't have to mean building from the ground up. These six renovations show how to update existing facades with modern details and bring old buildings into the future.

  • hill house living area  0

    There are many reasons to build with concrete: it’s cheap, durable, and minimalistic. Whether adding new concrete elements or exposing old ones, these home renovations make impressive use of the material.

  • happy hamper laundry room laundry chute modern recatangle

    Often, we cleanse our duds in a wasteland of half-forgotten detergent bottles and dryer-sheet-detritus. But one creative couple in Boston’s South End have reimagined their laundry room as a sanctuary.

  • Moder cedar addition in the woods

    For a couple coping with Alzheimer’s, a thoughtful addition creates a comfortable, long-term solution.



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