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An Oral History of the Parklet
An Oral History of the Parklet
Designers, urbanists, and activists dive into the past, present, and future of the idea that saved dining out during the pandemic.
A Nearly Invisible “Hytte” Rises From a High Plateau in Norway
Snøhetta puts a contemporary twist on the traditional Norwegian ski cabin.
A Professor-Turned-Farmer’s Circular Hawaii Home Takes Full Advantage of Mesmerizing Views
Behind the stylized, surfboard-inspired architecture of Craig Steely’s latest experiment on the Big Island is a simple house guided by the routines of farm life.
This May Be the Most Ecologically Ambitious Home Renovation on the Planet
This May Be the Most Ecologically Ambitious Home Renovation on the Planet
On Bainbridge Island, off the Washington coast, Charlie Hellstern Interior Design and The Miller Hull Partnership create the first residential remodel to achieve Living Building...
Q&A: Walter Hood’s Vision for Renewing Neglected Urban Spaces
The celebrated Oakland artist and designer wants policymakers to reinvest in written-off neighborhoods.
A Charred Cedar Barn Replaces a Tumbledown Garage in Connecticut
Architect Aya Maceda designs a finely tuned space for a New England family to shelter cars, storage, and overnight guests.
IKEA Turns to Regional Makers and Artisans for a Handcrafted Summer Collection
The new LOKALT line of housewares features expressive designs from Jordan, Thailand, and India.
Honeycomb-Inspired HOMB Prefabs Tackle Tricky Building Sites
The HOMB system by Skylab Architecture and Method Homes fashions custom prefabs out of 100-square-foot, triangular modules.
An Original Venice Craftsman With a Striking Mullet Addition Lists for $6.5M
After a careful site relocation and renovation, the 1907 cottage now includes a metal-clad extension with floor-to-ceiling windows.
We’ve Got the Scoop on the Best Online Sales to Shop Right Now
From Mother’s Day savings to can’t-miss deals on Memorial Day weekend, these are the sales you don’t want to sleep on.
A Courtyard House in Austin Resembles a “Reverse Coconut”
A Courtyard House in Austin Resembles a “Reverse Coconut”
Murray Legge Architecture creates a flexible, budget-conscious home for a German expat on a shared lot in East Austin.
A Luminous Brooklyn Townhouse With Double-Height Ceilings Seeks $3.3M
Built in 1899, the renovated residence includes four spacious levels, with a separate, rental-ready apartment on the ground floor.
These 20 Homes With Arched Doorways Are Way Ahead of the Curve
Arches date back to ancient days, but they can add refined elegance to any space—no matter the room, style, or era.
Before & After: A Yoga Teacher’s Growing Studio Spurs a Sensational Home Renovation
Robert Hutchison Architecture expands a 1967 residence near Seattle to facilitate larger classes and a better relationship with nature.
A One-Off Art Exhibition Provides a Glimpse Inside an Unsung Midcentury in New York
The 1955 residence by architect Gerald Luss, who designed the interiors of the Time & Life Building, is hosting in-person visits for a curated display of contemporary art and...
A Dutch Couple Are the First Tenants of This Boulder-Shaped 3D-Printed Home
The Flintstones-style home in Eindhoven is the first legally habitable house in Europe with 3D-printed load-bearing walls.
Actress Tallulah Willis Lists Her 1920s Hollywood Hills Home for $1.9M
Tucked away on a large corner lot in a coveted Los Angeles enclave, the charming residence features bright living spaces and a dreamy backyard oasis.
A 19th-Century Converted Theater Lists for $2M Near Copenhagen
Situated in a Danish suburb with plenty of forests and lakes, the dramatic villa features rustic charm and staggering amounts of space.
A Glass Courtyard Brings the Garden Inside a London Terrace House
Architect Amos Goldreich had three clients to consider in this renovation: Graham, Steve, and the greenery they’d tended for decades.
A Modern Manor by Gwathmey Siegel Lists for $5.7M in New Jersey
Designed by the firm behind the Guggenheim’s 1992 addition, this stately home soars with a double-height rotunda.
A 1920s Home Brimming With Charm Seeks $2.1M in Los Angeles
The century-old dwelling features original details restored to a lustrous sheen, all complemented with tasteful updates for modern living.
A Playful Home Inspired by Studio Ghibli’s “My Neighbor Totoro” Blends Indoor/Outdoor Spaces
CplusC Architectural Workshop renovates a Sydney residence to celebrate family togetherness and a connection with the natural world.
A Revamped Penthouse Loft Hits the Market at $2.9M in Boston, MA
Perched in a converted warehouse downtown, the sun-filled pad boasts 17 windows and six skylights.
A Sprawling, Neel Reid–Designed Home Seeks $7.9M in Atlanta, GA
Designed by the prominent architect in 1930, the historic home sits on a lush three-acre lot and offers nearly 10,000 square feet of open living space.
A Luxe Mountain Contemporary Lists for $6.4M in Park City, UT
Nestled near the iconic Promontory Summit, the modern home spans nearly 6,500 square feet and frames eye-catching golf and ski views.
A Sleek, Glass-Enclosed Villa With a Saltwater Pool and Rooftop Terrace Asks $1.5M in Portugal
Just a short drive from the city of Amarante, the three-bedroom estate presents a tranquil escape, surrounded by protected land and lush vegetation.
A Lavish Lakeside Estate Seeks $16.5M in Windermere, FL
Set on a four-acre waterfront lot, the 12-bedroom home spreads across a whopping 31,000 square feet.
An Airy Abode With Intimate Indoor/Outdoor Vibes Seeks $2.5M in Rancho Mirage, CA
Designed by desert icon Steve Chase, the restored 1986 home sits in the heart of the Morningside Country Club and features a dazzling infinity pool.
A Massive Metal “Caterpillar” Brings Eight Cost-Effective Apartments to Detroit
Prince Concepts slices up a prefab Quonset hut to create a series of light-filled dwellings.
A Three-Level Redwood Deck Spurs a Spellbinding Link to Nature Near Cascade Bay
After purchasing a home on Harrison Lake in British Columbia, a local family uses sustainably produced redwood to nurture harmonious indoor/outdoor living.