Utterly dynamic, this house on an urban peninsula in Sydney is rich with inventive and thoughtfully considered spaces. Walls become windows and screens slide shut to repel (or entice) the changing...
On New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, two architects designed a petite holiday home that takes care of its own water, electricity, and sewage needs.
The iT House brings together raw industrial aesthetics with the tactics of green design to forge a new home in the sunbaked wilds of California’s east.
An unvisited ocean-facing plot of land, a couple of architect neighbors, and one giant leap of faith have netted a pair of erstwhile Londoners a dream home of their own in northeast Australia.
Influenced by city dwellers whose windows open to concrete vistas or brick walls, San Francisco native Ric López decided to shift the view inward and back to nature.
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.
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...
An amorphous profession, landscape architecture embraces everything from civic plazas, highways, and landfill reclamations to the front lawn. Here we profile two practitioners, Walter Hood and...
“Mother Nature is too powerful to try and mimic,” says Shane Coen, whose firm is known for its minimalist approach to the residential landscape.
A brief history of landscape architecture, from Birnbaum to Walter to Coen.
From city slickers to country bumpkins, homeowners have always longed for a special place from which to escape the toils of day-to-day life.
In 1937, as the modern movement in Europe
faced the stifling rise of fascism, the leftist French
Union des Artistes Modernes hosted a pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair that presented, among...
Contemplating the proverbial "throne" the world over, Virginia Gardiner wonders why modernism hasn't caught on the to the john. Also bathroom swag on parade.
Designer Francois Lévy and his wife, Julie, bought an abandoned 1904 train depot and transported it 50 miles to an inner-city lot
in Austin, Texas.
The most intensely used rooms in the house depend on good plumbing, ventilation,
and electrical systems, and contain the highest number of fixtures per square
foot—all of which makes...
Arborsculpturist Richard Reames has spent the past 16 years making more than 100 sculptures, chairs, pieces of furniture, tool handles, mailboxes, and fences out of living trees.
Doing something unique can increase a home’s resale value.
The husband-and-wife architecture team Halpert & Ruiz know that if a house’s face
is pretty from the outside and views are good from within, as a landlord you will have an easier time...
We sunbathe, picnic, and play sports on them. Our bare feet seem inexorably drawn to them. And for many of us, they’re the first thing we see when we step out the front door: lawns. It&rsquo...
Thanks to a group of young Brooklyn architects, an immigrant neighborhood untouched by gentrification gets low-income housing with high ideals.