A New Slant on Family Fun
Though tricked out with high-tech touches, this house’s greenest feature is decidedly low tech: the family’s intention to make it their lifelong home.
Designed for her parents and generations to come, Amanda Yates's seaside New Zealand house is "somewhere between architecture and landscape" but firmly rooted in family life.
In her Berlin studio, rogue Dutch designer Hella Jongerius creates colorful, covetable objects that meld the handmade and the mass-produced in surprising new ways.
Quintessential California architect John Lautner would have been 100 this July. Set high above Palm Springs, his beyond-groovy Elrod House is nothing short of concrete poetry.
With ingenuity and plenty of elbow grease, architect John Tong turned an old Toronto dairy into the ultimate family clubhouse.
In a London house that’s flooded with light, a spiral staircase provides a prismatic path from floor to floor.
Far from pandering to the whine of youth, this urban play garden fosters thoughtful interaction in a protected setting within the bustle of San Francisco.
Lowering the shutters on this small writer’s retreat completely exposes the interior to the site’s impressive island views.
North Carolina high schoolers take on a creating a sustainable small-scale housing solution—for hens.
An experimental shop in Oaxaca, Mexico, is resuscitating the region’s ancient crafts traditions and bringing indigenous artisans’ designs into the 21st century.
Newly published monograph The Design
Work of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
offers the inside account behind the British
duo’s expansive portfolio.
Eating has always been a sociable event, from primitive campfire cooking to reclining on lectuli at lavish Greek and Roman banquets.
The open spaces and transparency of modern architecture turn out to be extremely useful when there’s a house full of relatives.
All it takes to play is a healthy imagination,
but a modern playhouse adds to the fun.
Japanese designer Mikiko Endo lets her wild imagination go to work—–so we can play.
Chipotle’s recent approach to restaurant design aims to transform the traditionally tasteless experience of eating fast food into something more refined.
Classic or contemporary, these titles are guaranteed to appeal to burgeoning bookworms of the modernist sort.
The Sunshine State once yielded a bumper crop of modernist homes that—as this remodel proves—are still worth savoring.