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This House Doesn't Hold Back and Embraces the Desert
At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape.
April 26, 2016
Bauhaus by the Sea
No nautical nonsense here. How Walter Gropius built the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States.
March 30, 2016
Inside a Historic Brooklyn Loft, a Creative Couple Brings Their Wallpaper Brand to Life
For the husband-and-wife founders of Calico Wallpaper, work meets life at their rental flat in Brooklyn’s Red Hook.
February 21, 2016
Pritzker Prize-Winners SANAA Discuss Their Mind-Blowing Design for Grace Farms in Scenic New England
The award-winning Japanese architecture firm celebrates 20 years of practice with a thoughtful Stateside commission.
November 27, 2015
Geometric Pool with a View in Phoenix
Perched on picturesque Echo Mountain in Phoenix, this Wendell Burnette-designed desert home featured from our Indoor Outdoor issue, comes with a pool that is "half terrace, half cool-water…
July 12, 2013
On the Waterfront
After purchasing a revered archetypal lake house designed by American architect Richard Meier, a retired couple launches into the home’s second renovation in 35 years.
August 22, 2011
A Platform for Living
Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer Dean Kaufman says, who documented the singular…
April 6, 2011
Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis
In a South Minneapolis neighborhood of century-old housing stock, Julie Snow’s bold but elegant residential design fulfilled Andrew Blauvelt and Scott Winter’s desire for a loft on the…
September 7, 2010
Amidst the pedestrian-friendly maze of leafy streets in New York City’s West Village, LOT-EK, a firm whose designs focus on the creative reuse of industrial materials, inserted a gut-renovated…
March 5, 2010
Small Box Home with Black Metal Facade in Japan
Drawing on an inherited plot of land, his father’s steel company, and his brother-in-law’s architectural know-how, Motoshi Yatabe’s new house is all in the family.
December 7, 2009
Narrow Modernist Three-Story Home in Toronto
Facing tight building codes and an even tighter space, Karen White and David MacNaughtan needed an architect who could turn lemons into lemonade. Donald Chong devised a refreshing solution.
December 1, 2009
Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands
Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded together, hired an architect, and set about forming the community that would…
November 16, 2009
The Hill Bathroom
When designer Barbara Hill decided to renovate her 1960s condo in Houston, Texas, she stripped the bathroom down to its bare bones and saw beauty in the blemishes.
October 9, 2009
Creative Renovation in Brooklyn
When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous library, and a parcel of paintings in tow—they didn’t…
July 29, 2009
"I'm used to spending time on boats," says New York based architect and interior designer Page Goolrick, who has been sailing competitively for 15 years. "It's influenced my design.
February 26, 2009
All You Need Is LV
In the most unlikely of places—rural Missouri—Rocio Romero has designed and built a prefab empire.
February 19, 2009
Rest Easy: 3 Eco-friendly Mattresses
As the ill effects of many a mattress become crystal-clear, never before has the saying “You snooze, you lose” held more weight.
February 4, 2009
A House Grows in Brooklyn
While most people living in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn didn’t see much to love about an abandoned, weedy lot squeezed between two old town houses, one couple couldn’t help…
January 18, 2009
On a double suburban lot in Tokyo, the Office of Ryue Nishizawa built a neighborhood-scaled, flexible-format minimalist steel prefab compound for Yasuo Moriyama—a very private individual with a…
January 17, 2009
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.
January 16, 2009