Architects Simon Beames and Simon Dickens are worried. They are worried about the impact that construction makes on the environment, though they are equally concerned about being thought of as...
Manifesto: F.T. Marinetti, “The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism” (1909)
Manifestos: Le Corbusier, “Towards a New Architecture” (1923)Walter Gropius, “The Theory and Organization of the Bauhaus” (1923)
Manifestos: Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), Congress for the New Urbanism, “Charter of the New Urbanism” (1993)
Manifesto: Philip Johnson and Mark Wigley, “Deconstructivist Architecture” (1988)
When Greg Reitz was ten years old, he was already so worried about the state of the planet that, without prompting from his parents, he spent his allowance to join Greenpeace.
Telecommuting may let you answer email in your underwear, but is the home office all it’s cracked up to be?
Six weeks after moving from a “gorgeous custom house with huge gardens” in a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, into an apartment a few minutes from the city’s central business district, Roz Mawson...
What sort of house might a man with the title “recycling coordinator” live in?
Envious of the energy savings accrued by neighbors with solar panels on their roofs, but unsure how to go about putting up your own panels? Jennifer Roberts writes about the how, where, and why of...
The first misconception about going solar is that it is expensive.
John Sencion is “cocaptain” of Flight 001, the travel store that is every frequent flyer’s jet dream.
Executive chef Susumu Ueda was born in the United States and raised in Japan and has lived everywhere from Belgrade to Athens.
Quebec City architect Pierre Thibault has designed three Habitats Légers, or Light Habitats—small structures installed in the landscape and meant as creative retreats. The first...
Steve Reczkowski has been a fine-art photographer for 15 years and finds working in a photo lab a most convenient occupation for supporting himself and his art.
Tony Espinoza is the man behind San Francisco Soundworks, a full-service multiroom recording studio that’s putting the city back on the map as one of the top places to hit the charts.
With the lightness and imagination of origami and the mathematical exactitude of digital design, this open-air chapel invites all creatures into its folds.
When, at cocktail parties, the conversation turns from the fleeting news of the day to the subject of sublime beauty, Dan Maginn often find himself smiling, for soon, he will speak of mulch.
As the ill effects of many a mattress become crystal-clear, never before has the saying “You snooze, you lose” held more weight. Thankfully, there are some great options out there that...
Arshad Chowdhury is the cofounder of MetroNaps, the first company to provide midday napping facilities in the form of handsome fiberglass pods (shown opposite).
Peter Stathis is the principal of a leading collaborative design venture, Virtual Studio, which specializes in consumer products, and has worked with Arstecnica, KnollStudio, Nambé, and OXO.
Daniel Patterson is the owner and executive chef of Coi Restaurant in San Francisco. Coi, which means “tranquil” in archaic French, is just that: a quiet refuge amid the flamboyant flash of strip...
“Technically it’s a cinch,” Patrick Blanc says, and with a wave of the hand ticks off the ingredients needed to build a plant wall: ten-millimeter-thick waterproof PVC slabs...
At the symbolic heart of Philadelphia lies John F. Kennedy (JFK) Plaza, more commonly called Love Park after a Robert Indiana sculpture that is the soul of the site.