A Mind-Blowing, Mondrian-Esque Staircase
Francesco Librizzi's oak-and-steel staircase is as much a sculpture as it is a means of going between floors.
Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water
The modular Jellyfish Barge could be a solar-powered solution to food shortages.
This Modern Coastal Escape Sits Within 18th-Century Stone Walls
A Portuguese summer home exemplifies adaptive reuse and the romance of an untamed coast.
Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture
Derived from a descriptive term used by Le Corbusier, béton brut (raw concrete), Brutalist architecture is an offshoot...
Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.
Minimal Romanian Attic Renovation Complete with an Epic Bathtub
Custom woodwork and natural light invigorate a formerly cramped space.
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...
Habitat for Humanity Home in Kansas Channels Midcentury California
El Dorado's Habitat for Humanity prototype brings Eichler-esque style to the prairie.
Modern Chicken Coop Looks Like a Mini Avian Airstream
Architecture Reseach Office's 60-square-foot chicken coop streamlines a Hamptons backyard.
Who Knew a Relaxing Tropical Retreat Could Be Made of Shipping Containers
This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a...
80-Square-Foot Cabins in the Countryside Form an Idyllic Art Studio
A pair of mobile studios in the U.K. connect artists, audience, and landscape.
Impressive New University Buildings
Think of these inspiring new additions to schools and universities around the world as teachable monuments.
Things to See at the London Design Festival 2014
Our picks for the must-see showcases, installations, and more at one of the fall's blockbuster design fairs.
Complete Renovation of W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel
The lifestyle hotel chain’s $38 million renovation brings more swagger to Chicago's waterfront.
Furniture Designs Made With Mind-Bending Materials
The story of modern furniture design can't be separated from material technology.
The Most Impressive Green Homes in Chicago
Now in its second year, the GreenBuilt Home tour showed the curious a cross-section of Chicago’s new sustainable and...
Well-Designed World Cup Stadiums
Good architecture makes the beautiful game look even better.
Products for Indoor and Urban Gardening
At this point in the planting season, your friends and neighbors may already have neatly arranged rows of starter...
Inspiring Small Space Projects Around the World
When it comes to the World Architecture Festival—the largest, live global architecture festival and awards—the slight...
These Studios of Scandinavian Designers Are Bursting with Creativity
A book profiling workspaces ends up revealing the personalities of Scandinavian creatives, craftspeople, and makers.
Bespoke Treehouses Let You Live Above the Tree Line
The brainchild of a former British climate scientist, Bower House Construction takes a sophisticated, nature-first...
Great Pop-Up Shops
An experiential alternative to staid brick-and-mortar stores, pop-up shops are like the food trucks of retail—nimble,...
Short Stays: 10 Tiny Hotels
Size doesn’t always matter when it comes to these diminutive but design-savvy hotel rooms.
Architecture Students Design and Build a Modern Prefab Fieldhouse
A class at Virginia Tech empowers future architects to build a prefab baseball fieldhouse from start to finish.
Mirrored Floors Pull Iconic Modernist House Into Another Stratosphere
New mirrored flooring in an iconic Dutch home lets visitors experience design in a new dimension.
Prefab Home That Can Be Built in a Day Generates Twice the Energy It Uses
The prefab Active House B10 prototype in Stuttgart can be built in a day, but its implications will be felt for years.
A Bold New Take on the Traditional Light Switch
The tactile, colorful, and programmable Smart Booo presents a colorful take on the staid switch.
Glass Prefab Cabin is Ultimate Outdoor Getaway
Glass walls and a slide-away wall connect this rural escape with the outdoors.
Emerging Designers Dream Up Solutions for the 21st-Century Office
A design competition organized by Unbranded Design and Herman Miller solicits new concepts for today's changing office.
Minimal Home Recreates Nature in the Heart of Amsterdam
Amsterdam’s de Pijp neighborhood, which means “the pipe,” gets its name from the low, narrow homes that dot the area.