Modernist Rural Getaway in Poland
In southwest Poland, architect Robert Konieczny, of KWK Promes, raises the roof—with sod intact—on Jacek Perkowski’s modernist...
Like a Rock
When it comes to great product design, the material is often the message.
Product Developments
We asked three product designers from three different fields what the future holds.
Buyer Beware
Bad design can be not just unattractive but unhealthy.
Best Buy
Good design isn’t inextricably wed to a high price tag.
An Introduction to Product Design
Last night I went to a corner liquor store to buy some toothpaste.
Books You Should Read
The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.
Words You Should Know
Charrette: An intense period of design activity in which a group collaborates to work out a solution to a specific design problem.
The High Life
Tired of being terrestrially housebound? Four homes go out on a limb and find their place in the trees.
Alaska: The Final (Architectural) Frontier
“I always wanted to live in a glass house,” explains Valerie Phelps, as she stands surrounded by the 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling...
Branching Out
Arborsculpturist Richard Reames has spent the past 16 years making more than 100 sculptures, chairs, pieces of furniture, tool...
No Grid in Sight
Most deserts are dry and dusty expanses of blue skies, bleached soil, and rulerflat horizons.
Where Pigs Fly
Those looking for a more down-to-earth option might consider wallowing in a pigsty, which is essentially what designer Amir Sanei...
By Poplar Demand
“I kept pushing the idea of doing a new kind of tree house further and further, trying to find the best structure, the best...
Suspended Habitation
“This was really a parameter-driven project,” explains Lukasz Kos, a Toronto-based designer and cofounder of the architecture...
Wooler Mills House
The first misconception about going solar is that it is expensive.
Greased Lightning
Thirty years from now, there will be no more oil.
Click Appeal
House hunting isn’t just about roving the streets and stopping at For Sale signs anymore; instead, prospective buyers will spend...
Foreclosure
The popular myth is that foreclosures can provoke ire in sellers and bad karma for buyers, but this is rarely the case.
Probate Sale
When the owner of a home dies without a will or trust to allocate their estate, the property goes into probate.

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