A quintessential backyard element, the swing adds levity to outdoor spaces. These seven pieces give new perspective to their homes whether hung from a tree, on a porch, and even inside.
Wishing to preserve existing sites and the natural beauty of original trees, these seven homes use nature as their centerpiece.
By straightening angles, installing windows, and adding vertical accents, architect Aaron Ritenour brought light and order to an irregularly shaped apartment in the heart of Athens, Greece.
With a palette of earthy colors and materials, and some thoughtful architectural interventions, a soaring schoolhouse in the Netherlands is reborn.
A coastal home designed by Australian architect John Wardle is uniquely tuned in to its residents and to its epic surroundings.
New York firm WORKac taps into society’s increased focus on heathy eating with a school’s learning garden.
For her largest commission to date, a young San Francisco architect channels Tadao Ando to create an outdoor room for a couple in the Berkeley Hills.
In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.
Using workaday materials, architect Indra Janda creatively constructs a backyard retreat that looks opaque during the day and glows at night.
As one of the home's most intimate spaces, the bedroom should be a tranquil retreat. These nine renovated homes take this into account, blending comfort with personality.
2014 is a big year for Dutch designer designer Marcel Wanders, with a major retrospective of his work at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum and Moooi opening its first New York City flagship store. Here,...
Marrying function, design and efficiency, these six skylights offer an alternative to daytime energy use.
The front door is a sure sign of a successful journey home, and as these houses prove, modern architecture can be just as homey and inviting as its traditional counterparts.
With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.
Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their regions.
With storage space in constant short supply, smart closet design is essential. See how eight inventive homeowners carve out their closet spaces.
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
In these kid-friendly rooms, design is more than mere child's play.
Sinewy lines and subtle contours abound in organic bathroom fixtures—plus, three engineered materials that are increasingly indistinguishable from their natural counterparts.
Because of its vibrancy, purple can be a difficult color to work into an everyday space. But whether, woven into a throw or set upon a side table, it can be a regal accent, adding richness and...
A bright kitchen can transform a home and energize its residents as much as the day's first cup of coffee.
Offering herbal workshops, and playing host to the Trans-Pecos festival, El Cosmico is a hotel that's engaged with the community. Guests stay close to the land, experiencing it in their teepees,...
Eight modern homes that incorporate sustainable building practices into their oceanfront locations.
Modernism scales to new heights with these structures, all of which found unique ways to touch the sky.
Three ‘book-objects’ created by Alexander and Daria Kudmova Butahinoy of the Moscow-based Ruetemple Architectural Studio offer ways to store books and save space. Furnishing the outdoor, public...