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An L.A. Family Gets Creative With Materials to Make Their Net-Zero Home Undeniably Their Own
An L.A. Family Gets Creative With Materials to Make Their Net-Zero Home Undeniably Their Own
A couple enlist their architect parents to build a wonderfully eclectic house, taking on the challenges of a precipitous site and limited budget.
- 7 days ago
Meet the Emerging Designer and Developer Who’s Making Durham, North Carolina, Modern
Alicia Hylton-Daniel went back to school for interior design and is on a quest to enhance neighborhoods rather than to maximize profits.
Goodbye, Smart Home?
Is 2021 the year we give up on gadgetry and embrace a more elegant home intelligence?
A Toronto Couple Turn an Abandoned Schoolhouse Into an Elegant Country Getaway
Architect Brian O’Brian revives the 147-year-old structure to feature a cedar-and-glass dining pavilion that cantilevers off the end.
- 7 days ago
Snøhetta’s Founding Partner Explains His Fascination With Neolithic Blades
In Stone Age tools, architect Craig Dykers sees a bridge from humanity’s ancient past to our high-tech present.
In Texas, a Moorish-Inspired Residence Riffs on Old-World Architecture
Bercy Chen Studio calls on Mediterranean and Islamic design to break up the starkness of an Austin home.
A Musician Couple’s Wedge-Shaped House Echoes the Majesty of the New Zealand Landscape
Imagined by Jeffrey Day of Actual Architecture Company, the sharply angled structure rises at a 12-degree slope that suits the mountainous backdrop.
With an Otherworldly Shape, This Finnish Cabin Fends Off Subarctic Cold
The Meteorite by Ateljé Sotamaa, clad in 272 prefabricated panels of cross-laminated timber, uses air gaps to keep the interior warm.
Six Overlapping Pavilions Create a Flower-Shaped Home in Massachusetts
No Architecture designs a weekend house with an octagonal courtyard and interconnected spaces that bring a family together during the pandemic.
Demar Matthews Wants to Bring Distinctly Black Architecture to American Neighborhoods
The designer is out to establish a new vernacular—one that “elevates, not denigrates,” Black identity within the built environment.
A Streamlined ADU in Texas Pays Homage to Midcentury Architecture
A Streamlined ADU in Texas Pays Homage to Midcentury Architecture
M Gooden Design creates a striking guesthouse next to a historic 20th-century home in Denton.
- 8 days ago
A Two-Decade Renovation Recasts a Derelict Home as an Artists’ Live/Work Haven
Warren Techentin Architecture turns a wonky Los Angeles home and bungalows into the perfect place for the owners to work and raise a family.
Affording America: The Right to a Home
The most important houses being built in America right now are affordable houses.
Affording America: Denver’s Albus Brooks Wants Cities to Incentivize Equitable Development
The Denver city council president–turned–private developer advocates for density, affordability, and bringing everyone to the table.
Affording America: Representative Ilhan Omar Wants Homes for All
The Minnesota congressperson thinks the federal government should guarantee a place to live for every American.
Made In America: In Plain Sight
Whether you’re taking on a renovation or just tired of the same old walls, U.S.-made window systems, shades, and wallpaper will improve your view.
Made in America: At Your Doorstep
A new generation of companies has turned direct-to-consumer furniture into an outlet for well-made original design.
A Net-Zero-Energy Barn on Long Island Is a Hub for Climate Researchers
In Sagaponack, a sustainable-building magnate’s live/work Climate Barn provides a model for green construction.
A Pinwheel-Shaped Cottage in Upstate New York Packs a Lot of Living Space Into a Single Room
Architect Tal Schori of GRT Architects crafts a brick-clad retreat for his parents.
Jerome Byron Reflects on the Subtle Influence of a Not-So-Subtle Skateboard Deck
The Los Angeles–based architect and designer traces his current work back to his high school pastime.
A Rhode Island Therapist’s Nature-Oriented Office Is a Welcome Balm Amid the Pandemic
With its lean-to shape and unassuming materials, the rustic cabin help clients stay grounded.
This Brooklyn Apartment Provides the Perfect Playground for a Pair of Bengal Cats
A couple’s condo in Prospect Heights features feline-friendly amenities.
In the Hudson Valley, a Minimalist Fence Artfully Contrasts a Renovated Farmhouse
Architect Winka Dubbeldam taps into her days as a sculpture student to create a barrier-breaking wooden partition.
How to Build an Affordable America
There are as many solutions to the country’s housing crisis as there are causes. We need them all.
At a Young Family’s Woodsy Haven, a Soaring Living Space Anchors the Home
A sidelong nod to the midcentury box gives a Virginia residence with a striking wall of windows its name.
An Unfussy, Gable Residence in Oregon Gives One Family Room to Roam
Portland architect Solomon Berg replaces a grow house with a streamlined home for his sister’s family of six.
A Ruddy Shipping Container House Is Installed in New York in Only Two Days
With a prefab structure near Hudson, LOT-EK—the pioneers of shipping container architecture—make a new case for the genre.
This Eichler-Inspired Dwelling in Austin Boasts Serious Curve Appeal
Alterstudio creates a soft-edged structure for living large on a standard lot.
Affording America: A Los Angeles Home Built for Just $200K Revives a Neglected Infill Lot
Lehrer Architects sets a new standard for approachable starter homes in one of the country’s most expensive markets.
Let’s Be Frank
“I am not interested in vernacular to be sentimental.