Risom House, 1967. Architect, Jens Risom. Illustration by Michael Nÿkamp of mkn design.
Risom House, 1967. Architect, Jens Risom. Illustration by Michael Nÿkamp of mkn design.
Adding 290 square feet to this already small (just 566 square feet) black A-frame in Brecht, Belgium, was all the local building ordinances allowed, but the architects at dmvA found that a single wing extended out to the side gave resident Rini van Beek all the storage and living space that she needs.
Adding 290 square feet to this already small (just 566 square feet) black A-frame in Brecht, Belgium, was all the local building ordinances allowed, but the architects at dmvA found that a single wing extended out to the side gave resident Rini van Beek all the storage and living space that she needs.
Topping off the hotel amenities is BaTabasTa, a shop that was founded in Shanghai by Clara Arnús and Leti Cano. Located in the reception area, you’ll find printed shirts—some of which feature patterns that can be found throughout the rest of the hotel.
Topping off the hotel amenities is BaTabasTa, a shop that was founded in Shanghai by Clara Arnús and Leti Cano. Located in the reception area, you’ll find printed shirts—some of which feature patterns that can be found throughout the rest of the hotel.
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A swirling, sculptural staircase serves as the centerpiece in this 1940 residence designed by Samuel A. Marx for Morton D. May in Ladue, Missouri. 

Credit: © Chicago History Museum, Hedrich-Blessing, photographer
A swirling, sculptural staircase serves as the centerpiece in this 1940 residence designed by Samuel A. Marx for Morton D. May in Ladue, Missouri. Credit: © Chicago History Museum, Hedrich-Blessing, photographer
Counterweight sconce by Fort Standard (left) and Stella sconce by Rosie Li (right) at Roll & Hill. See them at Euroluce.
Counterweight sconce by Fort Standard (left) and Stella sconce by Rosie Li (right) at Roll & Hill. See them at Euroluce.
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Cooper Joseph Studio netted another AIA small spaces award for this site-specific light sculpture in the Museum of the City of New York, which ignites the majestic circular stair at the heart of the museum’s historic interior. Conceived as a perfect circle in elevation, the sculpture is in dialogue with stair so that old and new are joined in one experience. Photo by Ed Hueber.
Starlight New York City, New York Cooper Joseph Studio netted another AIA small spaces award for this site-specific light sculpture in the Museum of the City of New York, which ignites the majestic circular stair at the heart of the museum’s historic interior. Conceived as a perfect circle in elevation, the sculpture is in dialogue with stair so that old and new are joined in one experience. Photo by Ed Hueber.
Detail of the tubular lighting.
Detail of the tubular lighting.
Inspired by the 1950's tropical modernism movement in Sao Paulo, Brazil , this light fixture stands 150cm tall and is made of fine pine offcuts and glass bottles.
Inspired by the 1950's tropical modernism movement in Sao Paulo, Brazil , this light fixture stands 150cm tall and is made of fine pine offcuts and glass bottles.
Lines of unfinished hand polished brass and exposed bulbs make up the 'Asterix'.
Lines of unfinished hand polished brass and exposed bulbs make up the 'Asterix'.
Roll & Hill | Gridlock
Roll & Hill | Gridlock
1971 Lampadaire Lamps by Garrault-Delord
1971 Lampadaire Lamps by Garrault-Delord
NSA Station photographed in Berlin, Germany, by Frank K.
NSA Station photographed in Berlin, Germany, by Frank K.
Flowering balconies are common in Saigon, where residents can interact with the city outside. Here, a beautifully patterned steel frame contains a cantilevered internal balcony, which looks out over the outdoor dining area's net ceiling.
Flowering balconies are common in Saigon, where residents can interact with the city outside. Here, a beautifully patterned steel frame contains a cantilevered internal balcony, which looks out over the outdoor dining area's net ceiling.
In 2001, Price and his students built a meditation structure at the end of a cantilevered walkway that extends off the end of a cliff in Nepal.
In 2001, Price and his students built a meditation structure at the end of a cantilevered walkway that extends off the end of a cliff in Nepal.
Looking like a jewel box at dusk, Scott Stafne’s Canti-lever House rests easy in the middle of the Washington woods. With miles of hiking trails, lakes, and waterfalls to explore, Stafne’s property provides almost unlimited opportunity for outdoor adventures. The strong and sturdy house acts as a warm respite from the elements when the weather won’t cooperate, which is often—horizontal rain and whipping winds can be the norm.
Looking like a jewel box at dusk, Scott Stafne’s Canti-lever House rests easy in the middle of the Washington woods. With miles of hiking trails, lakes, and waterfalls to explore, Stafne’s property provides almost unlimited opportunity for outdoor adventures. The strong and sturdy house acts as a warm respite from the elements when the weather won’t cooperate, which is often—horizontal rain and whipping winds can be the norm.
Filmmaker-turned-designer Alejandro Landes chose materials such as concrete and stone for their raw appeal, allowing nature to take center stage—while a series of balconies and decks offer myriad ways to enjoy the view.
Filmmaker-turned-designer Alejandro Landes chose materials such as concrete and stone for their raw appeal, allowing nature to take center stage—while a series of balconies and decks offer myriad ways to enjoy the view.
"The project is a tribute to the majesty of nature and to the people of Norway," says Schluchtmann, "who not only settled on and cultivated this land, but also have the courage and the taste to add something to these special places that puts the crowning touch on the whole thing."
"The project is a tribute to the majesty of nature and to the people of Norway," says Schluchtmann, "who not only settled on and cultivated this land, but also have the courage and the taste to add something to these special places that puts the crowning touch on the whole thing."
The cantilevered deck juts out from the home. “You really feel like you’re floating,” Harnkess says.
The cantilevered deck juts out from the home. “You really feel like you’re floating,” Harnkess says.
Located on a steep site with limited suitable building ground, the firm decided to cantilever the home over the hillside, which has the effect of helping the structure blend in with the landscape.
Located on a steep site with limited suitable building ground, the firm decided to cantilever the home over the hillside, which has the effect of helping the structure blend in with the landscape.
A cantilevered deck extends outward from the distinctive structure and toward nature.
A cantilevered deck extends outward from the distinctive structure and toward nature.
The L-shaped secondary building perches over a craggy escarpment. It offers the best vantage point for taking in the moss-planted roof, forest, and ocean.
The L-shaped secondary building perches over a craggy escarpment. It offers the best vantage point for taking in the moss-planted roof, forest, and ocean.
Occupying a footprint of just 110 square feet, the studio finds smart ways to maximize space. Central to this undertaking is the studio’s cantilever, which appears to float over the stream. The cantilever affords the studio more internal volume, while occupying no greater footprint below.
Occupying a footprint of just 110 square feet, the studio finds smart ways to maximize space. Central to this undertaking is the studio’s cantilever, which appears to float over the stream. The cantilever affords the studio more internal volume, while occupying no greater footprint below.
While you’re there, make sure to try out activities or sports that take advantage of the incredible natural surroundings. You’ll be able to rent a boat, kayak, snow shoes, a bicycle, or fishing and diving equipment. You can even sign up for a group fishing trip or have a chance to see the winter lights.
While you’re there, make sure to try out activities or sports that take advantage of the incredible natural surroundings. You’ll be able to rent a boat, kayak, snow shoes, a bicycle, or fishing and diving equipment. You can even sign up for a group fishing trip or have a chance to see the winter lights.
Faced with an outdated hotel built in 1979, Mahmoud was tasked with keeping the original structure intact, while bringing it back to life with design elements that would connect the traditional local vernacular with a refreshing modern sense.
Faced with an outdated hotel built in 1979, Mahmoud was tasked with keeping the original structure intact, while bringing it back to life with design elements that would connect the traditional local vernacular with a refreshing modern sense.
In 2005, in coastal Ireland, the result was a multi-part tribute in stone and steel to the mythical Children of Lir, who were turned into swans for 900 years.
In 2005, in coastal Ireland, the result was a multi-part tribute in stone and steel to the mythical Children of Lir, who were turned into swans for 900 years.
In 1993, the students designed a temple consisting of an eight-by-eight- foot cube perched on a floating platform beneath a canopy.
In 1993, the students designed a temple consisting of an eight-by-eight- foot cube perched on a floating platform beneath a canopy.
In 1999, Price took Spirit of Place to Peru to build a houseboat for an eco-tourist retreat on the Yarapa River, a tributary of the Amazon.
In 1999, Price took Spirit of Place to Peru to build a houseboat for an eco-tourist retreat on the Yarapa River, a tributary of the Amazon.
The floating room emulates local huts with its steep thatched roof that easily sheds the region’s punishing rains.
The floating room emulates local huts with its steep thatched roof that easily sheds the region’s punishing rains.
Spirit of Place/Spirit of Design, a program conceived by The Catholic University of America architecture professor Travis Price, takes students to out-of-the way settings to craft monuments that reflect local folklore.
Spirit of Place/Spirit of Design, a program conceived by The Catholic University of America architecture professor Travis Price, takes students to out-of-the way settings to craft monuments that reflect local folklore.
The price of steel and concrete skyrocketed during construction, yet Williamson and Ginge couldn’t imagine the house built of any other materials.
The price of steel and concrete skyrocketed during construction, yet Williamson and Ginge couldn’t imagine the house built of any other materials.
In a chaotic stretch of Brooklyn, architect Nicholas Hunt built a 55-square-foot reprieve from the bustle in his own backyard. The studio, crafted with salvaged fence pickets and cedar planks, is crowned with a Plexiglas skylight.
In a chaotic stretch of Brooklyn, architect Nicholas Hunt built a 55-square-foot reprieve from the bustle in his own backyard. The studio, crafted with salvaged fence pickets and cedar planks, is crowned with a Plexiglas skylight.

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