Zahid Sardar is an author specializing in architecture, interiors, and design. He currently writes the Material World column for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Budget-Friendly Renovation of a Neoclassical Home in Oslo
A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact…
"A Home Should Never Feel Like a Hotel Lobby"
Designer Jaime Hayon offers a personal tour of his home in Valencia, Spain, sharing his design thinking along the way.
Futuristic Forms Meet Historical Details in Designer Danny Venlet's Brussels Home
A prolific Dutch designer by way of Australia rebuilds his roost in Brussels.
A Desert Prefab Hits the Jackpot in Sin City
An art-filled retreat fits right into the landscape.
A Family Guesthouse Made for Accessibility, Aging in Place—and That View
With both an aging relative and a wheelchair user in mind, architect Neal Schwartz creates a family guesthouse designed…
Just Redo It
What do you get when you give a couple of designers unlimited creative license on a very limited budget? For Andrew…