2012 is coming to a close, and to celebrate a year in modern architecture, we've collected our 12 favorite stories, one for each month. Click through for a dose of design inspiration.
German designer Sebastian Herkner has collaborated with many of the top international furniture brands including Moroso, Classicon, and Pulpo—a remarkable feat considering his small studio consists...
Affordable gestures abound in this transformation of a dilapidated former duplex in the Texas Hill Country.
From his studio in London’s Hackney Central borough, Philippe Malouin is constantly testing ideas. “It’s sort of a cross-pollination of failed experiments that eventually leads to something...
A renovation in Brooklyn proves that the secret to living in compact quarters lies in the details.
When a family couldn’t part with a traditional Edwardian, their architect introduced a world of design inspiration instead.
Architect Zvi Hecker explores geometric forms in three-dimensional structures, or “polyhedric architecture.”
Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
In a San Francisco kitchen, a sleek series of custom cabinets camouflages an armada of professional features.
Color consultants have preached the gospel of indigo since the dawn of trend forecasting. What makes the hue so appealing for early 2014 is a tendency toward the deeper end of the spectrum, with an...
An architect recasts a 1960s artist’s retreat in southeastern Norway.
A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.
Thanks to a folding glass wall and a custom-built bed, dreams of sleeping under the stars came true for a Cincinnati, Ohio, couple.
The Boy Scouts of America builds a sustainable tree house in West Virginia.
Making the most of vertical space unleashes the potential of a petite San Francisco project.
In the Windy City, a custom walnut slide offers a playful way for a small family of four to glide down to the basement.
A modern house steeped in heritage, history, and spirituality emerges on the fringes of Scotland’s Isle of Skye.
Designer Suchi Reddy crafts a family-friendly New York City apartment.
We've noticed a curious trend of disappearing appliances, planar sinks, and subdued surfaces. Just like the flat design that is becoming popular in technology interfaces, this kitchen is excess...
Using workaday materials, architect Indra Janda creatively constructs a backyard retreat that looks opaque during the day and glows at night.
In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.
Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their regions.
Milan-based Tania da Cruz cut her teeth in Marcel Wanders’s Amsterdam studio. “It was like living in a temporary fairy tale,” she says. Dutch whimsy factored into her early work—such as her Chia...
A creative twist on the traditional shingle clads a Connecticut home.
Design firm Baumraum’s modern tree house in Belgium sparks a dialogue about nature and architecture.