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This Corn Crib Guesthouse Honors Agrarian Architecture
The nostalgic shape gets a modern update at a guesthouse in central Ohio.
This Wisconsin Lake House Is Sheathed in Tiles Made of Post-Industrial Waste
Architect Stephen Bruns uses a synthetic roofing product to clad the Woven House—named for a vestibule that connects two massive...
6 Questions You Should Always Ask Before Hiring a General Contractor
Never hire a builder or contractor without first asking these essential questions.
Thinking About Building a Prefab Home? Here’s What You Need to Know
The appeal of a prefab house is clear, but the process of getting one is not.
Once Covered in Mold, a Midcentury Gem Outside Chicago Is Reborn
An artist recasts the home of a Mies van der Rohe student as a minimalist haven.
Midcentury Mashup: A 1950s Ranch House in Chicago Gets a Palm Springs–Style Butterfly Roof
A couple budgets carefully while renovating a split-level house on Chicago’s Near North Side.
An Interior Designer Helps His Mother Turn Her 1960s Chicago Apartment Into a Colorful Haven
An interior designer persuades his mother to toss all her old furniture and start fresh.
Can you hear the sound of moo-sic? During summer, the von Trapp family gazes cows and other farm animals on their nordic ski...
The Skyward House
Dwelling in a tiny Tokyo apartment for decades, the school teacher had dreamed of a vegetable and flower garden with a little...
As she creates earthy, minimalist tableware, Kelli Cain often muses on the people who will sip from her cups and slurp from her...
Four Floors of Gadgets and Gardens in Chicago
A strategic rewire enhances a spec house’s gut renovation.
This Shape-Shifting Apartment Lets an Architect Work from Home
A Tokyo architect's shape-shifting apartment takes a holistic approach to live/work style.
Abandoned Industrial Compound Becomes a Modern Home Base
A couple embarks on a new life together by establishing a homestead on a dilapidated lot in a buzzworthy corner of San...
Japanese Home Among the Trees Uses Bookshelves and Glass for Walls
An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young...
How to Buy a Shipping Container
You’ve decided to join the shipping container revolution.
Inventive Garden Home in India
Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out a midcity oasis.
French Architect Brings Brilliant Color to Tokyo
A French architect and designer makes her saturated mark on Tokyo’s streetscape.
Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban
The Japanese architect—and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize—is working with Muji on a new endeavor: using furniture as a module...
The Home That Glows in the Dark
A luminescent house brightens a block in Hiroshima, Japan.
Compact Wooden Home in Japan
A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.
Q&A with MUJI Art Director Kenya Hara
If any contemporary designer embodies the stark but somehow perfect use of space and form that characterizes a certain branch of...
Residents of this contemporary home in Koriyama, Japan, squeeze out every cubic inch of storage, courtesy of a centuries-old...
Back to Nature
A one-of-a-kind house on a Japanese island blurs the indoor-outdoor divide.
Small Space Live/Work Box Home in Japan
This flower shop, art gallery, and home for two looks like the simplest of cubes.
Seoul, South Korea
When Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho set out to design his urban dream house, he turned to the city’s architectural history for...