By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly love for green, urban housing.
How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting solution to small-space living.
Facing tight building codes and an even tighter space, Karen White and David MacNaughtan needed an architect who could turn lemons into lemonade. Donald Chong devised a refreshing solution.
The Sunshine State once yielded a bumper crop of modernist homes that—as this remodel proves—are still worth savoring.
North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England. As it happens, so is this boat barn–inspired brand of rugged, regional modernism.
How do you make a Brooklyn brownstone more sustainable? First, get rid of the brownstone.
To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid designers played a bit of architectural Tetris.
A Colorado couple handles their freeway-facing lot with flair, and incorporates a long list of sustainable features to boot.
From the leafy sidewalk outside Paul Bernier and Joëlle Thibault’s home in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood of Montreal, there’s no clue that their brick home is all that...
A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.
Architect-sculptor double act Cat Macleod and Michael Bellemo first came to our attention with their Cocoon weekender, a steel-clad blimp suspended in a canopy on the Australian coastline.
Somehow stairs have become the object of "design porn" of late, and while it seems as likely that lamps or sofas or kitchen cabinetry could feature in lusty internet photos, stairs prove...
Pieter Weijnen’s brand of maritime modernism brings a touch of magic to Amsterdam’s Steigereiland, where the architect built his family’s home. Inhabiting one of the development...
With a sleek prototype in Emeryville, California, under its belt, Simpatico Homes sets out to redefine prefab's cost—and footprint.
In a London house that’s flooded with light, a spiral staircase provides a prismatic path from floor to floor.
A dim Toronto Tudor gets an airy new look, thanks to a top-level remodel and some bright ideas.
Though the book Piero Lissoni: Recent Work came out from the German house Hatje Cantz last year, it just came across my desk yesterday. Though he's known perhaps firstly as an industrial designer,...
Residents of this contemporary home in Koriyama, Japan, squeeze out every cubic inch of storage, courtesy of a centuries-old design concept.
Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate in Pocantico Hills, New York, hearkens from the days of robber barons and captains of industry. Acres of manicured lawns, a six-story stone-clad mansion, carriage...
Persistence paid off for this California couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.