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15 Modern Summer Rentals

Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design. Warning: You may want to stay indoors during your vacation.



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Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 1

This seven-part blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios".

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Desert Utopia

With this elegant steel prototype, Marmol Radziner and Associates launch a new prefab venture with the goal of bringing their modern design sensibilities to a broader market.

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Music for the Modern World

We are always interested in people who are doing things never-before-done and pushing the boundaries of sustainability and innovation.

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Aluminum Clad Residential Units in San Francisco

It may not be to Queen Anne's tastes, but 1234 Howard is true to its context.

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7 Prefab Prototypes

These first forays into prefab structures helped catapult some of the leading firms specializing in the construction methodology.

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Iconic Midcentury Bank Repurposed in Palm Springs

E. Stewart Williams’s Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan building from 1961 gains new life as the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center.

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Stripped Ease

All of the money Barbara Hill poured into remodeling her 1960s condo in Houston was spent taking things out—and she couldn’t be happier.

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Modern Home in a California Resort Town

A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.


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This Prefab Ski School in the Alps Took 10 Days to Assemble

Made of recyclable and other eco-friendly materials, LEAPfactory’s modular ski school has an incredibly light environmental touch.


Design Leader: Adam Kalkin

At a time when many architects are content to peddle a pat routine, Adam Kalkin is a truly original thinker.