Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.
Our annual small spaces issue is on newsstands now. To celebrate the theme—one of our most-popular—we've gathered seven petite residences from the Small Spaces, Big Ideas edition, which range from...
On Puget Sound, activist and filmmaker Anna Hoover collaborated with Les Eerkes, a principal at Olson Kundig Architects, on a 693-square-foot studio in the woods. Using freecycled materials and a...
These off-the-grid retreats are bright, cozy and minimal, perfect for summer or winter getaways.
It’s not easy to transform a 15-foot-wide building site—wedged between houses in every direction—into a home that feels more spacious than its location allows. Mamm-design&rsquo...
With a modernist palette of concrete, glass, and steel, Ziger/Snead Architects constructed an ode to rowing in rural Virginia.
From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local materials in forms that respond to climatic and cultural needs. However,...
Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as it did in 1965.
A once-plain floating home on Seattle’s Portage Bay receives a much-needed renovation ten years in the making.
Eight years after construction began, this lakeside weekend home 80 miles outside Johannesburg, South Africa, received the long-awaited finishing touch that makes it an eye-catching thermal wonder.
Lowering the shutters on this small writer’s retreat completely exposes the interior to the site’s impressive island views.
You love tiny houses. We love tiny houses. We filled our November issue with them, from New Zealand to Chile to Japan and beyond. Here’s a look at 10, hot off the press!
At under 2,000 square feet, these charming Midwestern homes show that living in a small space can be glamorous and practical even beyond the city limits.
These 10 urban homes run the gamut from renovated commercial spaces to new constructions on small, irregular plots.
Modernism scales to new heights with these structures, all of which found unique ways to touch the sky.
Want views from your house? Try building it on top of a skyscraper. These three penthouse apartments give their residents the best views in town.
From New York to Paris, we take a look at 8 contemporary apartments nestled in busy cities around the world.
A renovation in Brooklyn proves that the secret to living in compact quarters lies in the details.
Petite spaces are given a sense of functionality with smart lighting.
Designed as a prefabricated monolithic steel grid, the boathouse’s orthogonal frame was delivered from Houston by truck and then transported by barge to the site.