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...
Impressive New University Buildings
Think of these inspiring new additions to schools and universities around the world as teachable monuments. If there’s...
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. A...
Minimal Romanian Attic Renovation Complete with an Epic Bathtub
Custom woodwork and natural light invigorate a formerly cramped space. Much like the boxes, castoff clothes, and...
Complete Renovation of W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel
The lifestyle hotel chain’s $38 million renovation brings more swagger to Chicago's waterfront. As it expands to new...
Furniture Designs Made With Mind-Bending Materials
The story of modern furniture design can't be separated from material technology.
Habitat for Humanity Home in Kansas Channels Midcentury California
El Dorado's Habitat for Humanity prototype brings Eichler-esque style to the prairie. It wasn't a stretch to bring...
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...
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. Drought-stricken agricultural regions...
Well-Designed World Cup Stadiums
Good architecture makes the beautiful game look even better. Getting worked up over the results of a World Cup match...
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...
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. A uniquely Japanese...
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...
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. When designing a space meant to inspire...
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. “For...
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. Cefalu,...