Branching out and doing your own thing is a brave and bold move at any time and any age. That said, the 21 visionaries we profile here—–designers
of interiors, graphics, architecture,...
“Mother Nature is too powerful to try and mimic,” says Shane Coen, whose firm is known for its minimalist approach to the residential landscape.
Arm yourself with the vocabulary needed to navigate the world of building codes.
Bid: How much the contractor will charge to build the house. Different than “estimate.” (“Bid” is to “estimate” as “getting wife flowers” is to ...
The first misconception about going solar is that it is expensive.
So you’ve brought home a bumbling new contractor who’ll turn your Ritz into a wreck. How to avoid it? Read on.
So you’ve brought home an ebullient new contractor to turn your wreck into the Ritz. How to do it? Read on.
How one homeowner chose a savvy architect, made nice with the building code, and moved in without a hitch.
Creatively separating your functional needs is a key component of Good Small Design—it’s all about overlap, nesting, and double duty.
The final step in the creation of a Good Small Space involves its connection to the 2.5 zillion square feet that exist outside your 900.1
Telecommuting may let you answer email in your underwear, but is the home office all it’s cracked up to be?
By conceptually dividing your home into zones, you can analyze each of its functions in turn. From there, you can develop strategies to understand how you actually live inside these zones—...
We asked Charles Birnbaum to point us to five unique landscapes that we can still take a peek at. He explains: “I’ve chosen places that are either at risk or lesser known. They don’t resemble...
“A strategy of extreme density was required,” says Michael Chen of Normal Projects,
who along with partner Kari Anderson handled the renovation of this Upper West Side apartment.
Manifesto: Robert Venturi, “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture” (1966)
Manifestos: Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), Congress for the New Urbanism, “Charter of the New Urbanism” (1993)
Manifestos: Le Corbusier, “Towards a New Architecture” (1923)Walter Gropius, “The Theory and Organization of the Bauhaus” (1923)
Manifesto: F.T. Marinetti, “The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism” (1909)
For the Farm Project, Mike Meiré abandoned the idea of the hyper-designed kitchen in favor of one where life—of all manners—happens.
Manifesto: Bruce Sterling, “Viridian Design Speech” (1998)