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  1. Zurich, Switzerland
    City Guide

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Industrial designer Alfredo Häberli shows us how to pass the hours in Zurich, Switzerland, a city with no shortage of timekeepers.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    01.21.09

  2. Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine
    A Great Idea

    Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine

    A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.28.14

  3. Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion
    Event Spotlight

    Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion

    Love her or hate her, Zaha Hadid's scope is remarkable in terms of the breadth of designs as well as in their diverse locales. Her opera house in Guangzhou was shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.13.11

  4. Z for Two
    Green

    Z for Two

    In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Shawn Records
    07.30.10

  5. Your Road Trip's New Best Friend: 44-Square-Foot Prefab Trailer
    A Great Idea

    Your Road Trip's New Best Friend: 44-Square-Foot Prefab Trailer

    A hybrid prefab trailer harnesses principles of mobility and modernist industrial design.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.02.15

  6. Young Novice Architect Completes Solo Studio Renovation
    Post

    Young Novice Architect Completes Solo Studio Renovation

    Matthew Preston Kimmel has quite a knack for architecture and design. At the mere age of fifteen, Kimmel decided to redesign and transform the third floor of his family’s Chicago home. Here, Dwell...

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.03.14

  7. Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009
    House Tours

    Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009

    In 2005, the AIA New York launched the New Practices program to showcase promising new and emerging architectural firms. This year, the AIA San Francisco launched the West Coast debut of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.06.09

  8. You Won't Believe This Historic Penthouse Transformation in Rome
    Renovation

    You Won't Believe This Historic Penthouse Transformation in Rome

    SCAPE employed computer-aided modeling and custom millwork to reinvigorate an apartment in an Art Deco building in Rome, Italy.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.05.14

  9. You Won't Believe the Cozy Home Inside This Converted Grain Silo
    Houses We Love

    You Won't Believe the Cozy Home Inside This Converted Grain Silo

    Architect Christoph Kaiser turned a dismantled grain silo, purchased online from a Kansas farmer, into a cozy studio in Phoenix, Arizona. The 190-square-foot space is outfitted with a highly...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.12.15

  10. You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues
    In The Modern World

    You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues

    Following the advent of modernism, sacred architecture continues to reinvent religious expression.

    12.16.14

  11. You Have to See the Before Shot of This Refined, Minimal Kitchen
    Rooms We Love

    You Have to See the Before Shot of This Refined, Minimal Kitchen

    A sleek cook space emerges from a standard-issue kitchen.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Bob Gundu
    01.30.15

  12. Yard Works
    Design 101

    Yard Works

    “Mother Nature is too powerful to try and mimic,” says Shane Coen, whose firm is known for its minimalist approach to the residential landscape.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

  13. Xeros Effect
    House Tours

    Xeros Effect

    Matthew Trzebiatowski matched an extreme aesthetic to an extreme climate, but his sustainable moves took a gentler approach.

    written by: Chris Rubin
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    01.19.09

  14. Would You Buy This Idiosyncratic Frank Gehry Guest House?
    Houses We Love

    Would You Buy This Idiosyncratic Frank Gehry Guest House?

    Up for auction in May, the Winton Guest House was the project a young Frank Gehry used to further develop his deconstructionism.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.26.15

  15. Worth the Wait
    House Tours

    Worth the Wait

    Tucked into the side of a scenic San Francisco hill, one of the city’s more diminutive houses battles everything from dry rot to obstructionist neighbors in order to grow up.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    04.30.09

  16. World’s Most Spectacular Skylines
    Post

    World’s Most Spectacular Skylines

    Something about the outline of a city against its clear, crisp sky stops us in our tracks and commands our attention. City skylines stand as testaments to human engineering and architectural...

    written by: Juliane Huang
    04.13.13

  17. World’s Most Impressive Bridges
    Post

    World’s Most Impressive Bridges

    A look at 17 of the longest, tallest, most artful bridges on the planet.

    written by: Hal Amen
    04.08.13

  18. World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow
    Superstructure

    World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow

    Matthew Silva’s documentary on New York's World's Fair Pavilion is focused on getting a forgotten modernist structure restored.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.31.14

  19. Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape
    Houses We Love

    Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape

    In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.

    written by: Justin Ellis
    photos by: Trent Bell
    07.15.14

  20. Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2 by Philip Jodidio
    Books

    Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2 by Philip Jodidio

    Taschen’s forthcoming Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2 is a compilation of pioneering works built from man’s inaugural construction material. Pushed to the wayside of late for steel, concrete, and...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    06.11.13

  21. Wonderwall Inc.
    Interviews

    Wonderwall Inc.

    At the opposite end of the spectrum from North American big-box stores are the conceptually driven and exquisitely realized retail designs of Masamichi Katayama.

    06.17.09

  22. Women to Know in Design Part Two
    Interviews

    Women to Know in Design Part Two

    From women who make moves behind the scenes to an architectural theorist who hit the proverbial glass ceiling in the 1940s, here are more women in design worth knowing. Check out part one here.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.02.13

  23. Women to Know in Design Part Three
    Interviews

    Women to Know in Design Part Three

    We continue our collection of women to know in design with Pakistan’s first female architect and other amazing designers. Check out Part One and Part Two here.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.03.13

  24. Women to Know in Design Part One
    Interviews

    Women to Know in Design Part One

    Good work speaks for itself, but it would be remiss to ignore these movers and shakers in the design scene.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.01.13

  25. Women to Know in Design Part Four
    Interviews

    Women to Know in Design Part Four

    Ceramics, play structures, and textiles, and more are generated by this group of fun-loving designers. Check out Part One, Part Two, and Part Three here.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.05.13

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