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Before & After: This Late ’70s London Home Was Designed to Be Taken Apart
Before & After: This Late ’70s London Home Was Designed to Be Taken Apart
A (mostly) DIY reno by an English family and MAP Architecture fulfills the destiny of a timber-frame “self-build” home in Lewisham.
An Australian Builder’s Cramped Family Cottage Gets an Industrial-Inspired Extension
In Sydney’s Newport suburb, OOF! Architecture leads a skillful remodel packed with playful surprises like exposed trusses, a gantry walkway, and a hidden dog tunnel.
An Art Deco Villa With Royal Ties Hits the Market at €2.2M
Built in the 1860s for a renowned French painter, the sprawling three-level residence was later redesigned at the request of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse Edmond de Polignac.
Getting in Lockstep
Getting in Lockstep
Level Home’s smart locks pair high design with an intuitive approach to home entry.
Minimal Impact
J Geiger’s Inception Shades deliver sleek design and smart-home capabilities.
Editor’s Letter: The Middle Ground
We should look at these Canadian townhouses as a playbook for patching up the middle of the housing market.
How to Make a House Feel Like a Home, According to the Founders of Canyon Coffee
For Ally Walsh and Casey Wojtalewicz, any good coffee routine requires intention—and so does decorating a new space.
Design Historian Michelle Millar Fisher Views This 1950s Innovation as a Turning Point for Parenting
The historic breast pump she bought on eBay is now featured in an exhibit called “Designing Motherhood” at Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum and Center for Architecture and Design.
In the Silver Lake Section of Los Angeles, a Renovation Takes Advantage of Enviable Views
The view was incredible—the house not so much—but an L.A. couple saw the potential in a hillside fixer-upper.
An Eccentric Facade Turns Heads at This House Outside Paris
At a dancer’s home in the suburbs, a series of louvers wrapping the exterior balance privacy and openness.
Plugged-In Parenting: Expert Advice and the Latest Wave of Devices
Plugged-In Parenting: Expert Advice and the Latest Wave of Devices
We gathered a list of new gadgetry for growing families and organized it around common threads—from security to creativity.
Icelandic Mom-Turned-Entrepreneur Eyrún Eggertsdóttir Designs a Doll to Mimic Neonatal Biorhythms
A new wave of devices proposes to improve how kids experience the world, striving to support everything from sleep quality to balance and coordination.
A Smart Bassinet and Better Baby Monitor Are Providing Parents Peace of Mind in 2022
Also hear from Priya Patel and Esther Beke of Brooklyn-based interior design firm 4|MATIV, who are on a mission to make school environments more tactile and hands on.
The Tech Entrepreneur Behind Coursera Is Now Designing a Better Online Classroom
And—on the product front—new conduits of communication and emotional intelligence are designed to make kids feel closer at a time when so much in our lives is remote.
Landscape Architect Meghan Talarowski Is Making Playgrounds Less Predictable—and Kids More Resilient
Check out new products inspiring creativity in kids: Storytelling, bot building, and noise making are just a few of the activities that the creators of these artful objects hope...
Former Toy Designer Dan Judkins Is Tackling Tech for the “Fourth Trimester” of Pregnancy
These technology companies have developed new gadgetry for the body and the mind—from eating well with ease to learning to meditate from an adorable turtle.
Perched on a Portuguese Hilltop, an Inspiring Studio Lets Creativity Take Flight
Portuguese architecture firm Madeiguincho found inventive uses for windows and wood to create space for creating—or just relaxing.
With Natural Materials and an Unfussy Attitude, a Latvian Prefab Embraces the Countryside
A couple and their son opted for a compact model by Manta North as a family retreat from their hectic life in Riga.
A Rambling Fishing Retreat in Montana Cuts Through Cabin Conventions
The Silhouette House by Lazor/Office is a two-part wood, glass, and steel building united by a sprawling system of decks and walkways.
A Brooklyn Loft Renovation Eschews Walls to Keep Things Bright and Flexible
New Affiliates brings subtle definition to the Williamsburg home without taking away from the structure’s cast-iron and brick bones.
This Swedish A-Frame With a Flourish Excels in All Seasons
A sweeping roofline creates a surprisingly spacious interior for this holiday home located eight hours north of Stockholm.
A Group of Brutalist Townhomes Brings a Bit of Relief to a Canadian City’s Overheated Housing Market
Created by D’Arcy Jones Architects and developer Ryan Goodman, Pearl Block provides a middle ground for six families in Victoria, British Columbia.
This Journalist and Mother of Three Says That When It Comes to Parenting Gadgetry, Less Is More
Sophie Brickman, a (mostly) parenting tech columnist at the Guardian, says it’s all about balance—and trusting your gut.
Budget Breakdown: Partway Through a Renovation, the Potential of This Atlanta Home Becomes Clear
Local designer and artist Briana Babani creates a luminous dream home from a once neglected and dreary interior.
A Victorian Townhouse With Rustic Interiors Is Available to Rent in London
In addition to exposed trusses and high ceilings trimmed with intricate cornicing, the 19th-century terrace house features four levels with two fireplaces—and a backyard garden...
Ahead of Retirement, a Los Angeles Couple Reimagine Their Home for What’s Next
Aalso Architects and HYCArch turn a single-story Spanish-style residence into an idyllic haven for aging in place.
A Refurbished Flat With Catalan-Vaulted Ceilings Lists for €760K in Barcelona
The 1,399-square-foot apartment maintains original details dating back to 1900, including shallow-arched, brick barrel vaults with wood beams and colorful mosaic floors.
A 17th-Century Stone Home in Spain Gets a Modern-Day Glow Up
A pandemic lockdown affords a young couple the opportunity to create a charmingly uncomplicated home in the Catalan countryside.
An Art Deco Apartment With Victorian Influences Lists for £745K in London
Reimagined by the current resident, interior designer Neil McLachlan, the greenhouse-inspired, two-bedroom apartment showcases a harmonious mix of pattern, patina, and playfulness.
How to Take Your Bathroom From Shabby to Chic, According to a Los Angeles Designer
We spoke to Rob Diaz of Diaz + Alexander Architecture about his go-to picks when performing a bathroom renovation—think exciting textures, statement pieces, and sleek fixtures.
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