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Keep up with the latest events in the world of design and architecture. Whether it be the opening of a new museum, a design conference, or the fate of a treasured building, you’ll hear about it here.

A New Kit Home Made From Hemp Blocks Starts at $27K
A New Kit Home Made From Hemp Blocks Starts at $27K
Coexist Build launches a DIY tiny home that’s designed to be built in just a week.
These Winning Low-Rise Designs Are a Blueprint for Better Housing—and Better Living—in Los Angeles
The City of Los Angeles has announced the winners of its latest design contest, which crowdsourced innovative housing solutions that are sustainable, affordable, and equitable.
Airstream’s Atlas Touring Coach Is an Ideal “Home on Wheels” for Summer Road Trips
The most recent collaboration between Airstream and Mercedes-Benz is a high-minded sprinter van with thoughtful and flexible features.
These Eclectic Pods Nestled in a Chinese Pine Forest Imitate Their Natural Surroundings
These Eclectic Pods Nestled in a Chinese Pine Forest Imitate Their Natural Surroundings
Designed by ZJJZ Atelier, the shingle-clad pods—known as The Seeds—provide an off-grid retreat in a lush area in Jiangxi, China.
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.
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.
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...
How Tiny Pods Are the Future For Portland's Houseless Community
In the fall of 2015, the city of Portland, Oregon, declared a state of emergency on housing due to the high number of homeless individuals living on the streets.
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.
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.
Groundbreaking Design
Groundbreaking Design
It has been nearly half a decade, but the Dwell Home II is back! Construction began this winter in the hills outside Los Angeles, and a true model of domestic sustainability takes...
An Illegal Casino in Venezuela Is Now a Cultural Hub With a Really Wild Balcony
The steel-frame balcony, an experimental design by PICO Colectivo, is the latest addition to an expanding cultural center in Caracas.
Have a Look at the World’s First 3D-Printed Home Made Entirely of Clay
After years in the making, it’s finally time to meet TECLA—an eco-friendly model home designed in the likeness of a wasp’s nest.
An Off-Grid “Quarantine Cabin” Near Barcelona Harvests Sunlight and Rainwater
Designed and built by a group of students in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Voxel allows its residents to operate self-sufficiently for 14 days.
This ’60s Microcar by Ferrari Is Tough, Cute, and Classic—and It’s Headed to Auction
The very rare sunshine-yellow Ferves Ranger, a 1960s design by Carlo Ferrari, will be up for grabs in May.
Knoll Rings In Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Special Editions of Classic Pieces
Starting October 1, you can shop pink versions of products designed by Harry Bertoia and Florence Knoll.
Get Ready to Bid on This Mirrored Prefab Chock-Full of Herman Miller Furniture
The Herman Miller at the Mirror House Auction—a fundraiser for the new library in New Canaan, Connecticut—goes live April 12 with a starting bid of $75,000.
Top 9 Design and Architecture Podcasts to Tune Into
Nerd out with our favorite design podcasts.
A New Book on Edith Heath Illuminates the Life and Legacy of the Visionary Ceramicist
Peek inside the forthcoming title “Edith Heath: Philosophies,” which gives vivid shape to the woman behind the company and the clay.
J Geiger Reinvents Luxury Home Shading for a New Audience
Luxury shading pioneer J Geiger launches a new line of sleek, simplified window shades that are designed and built for homes everywhere.
Dwell and Concrete Collaborative Announce a New Line of Tiles Inspired by Surfboard Design
The partnership builds on each company’s design-focused ethos to create encaustic patterned tiles in versatile shapes and colors.
Los Angeles Fast-Tracks New ADUs by Offering Homeowners Pre-Approved Plans
Teaming up with emerging firms, the city’s Standard Plan Program makes it easier and more affordable than ever to build a backyard dwelling.
The 2021 Pritzker Prize Winners Prove That Good Design Is Good for Everyone
Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal—the 49th and 50th Pritzker Prize laureates—have contributed decades of sustainable and inclusive design.
Canoo Just Unveiled the Swiss Army Knife of Pickup Trucks
Decked out with multifunctional modules, Canoo’s latest electric vehicle toes the line between work and play.
After a Fire Razes a Beloved Cafe, the Owners Build Back—and Better Than Ever
By popular demand, a young couple resurrect the adored Fergie’s Cafe at their riverside resort in British Columbia, imbuing it with a tree house vibe.
Miami’s New Underline Park Carves a Leafy Pathway Through the Heart of the City
A barren space beneath Miami’s Metrorail tracks has been transformed into a lush landscape for relaxation and recreation.
Is This Sleek New Electric Vehicle the Future of #Vanlife?
The Canoo MPDV van cuts a sharp profile reminiscent of the Tesla Cybertruck.
Take 10 Minutes to Help People in Texas After the Winter Storms
In the wake of devastating storms, many people are in need of food, water, shelter, and other resources—here’s how you can help.
These New Prefab Cabins Provide Hoteliers With Sleek, Scalable Accommodations
The modular hotel concept, called Hytte, allows landowners and hotel operators to implement a custom configuration of Japandi-style cabins.
Complete DIY Plans to Build the Home in the Film “Herself” Are Available for Free
In “Herself,” a single mother builds a home from scratch—and the complete plans are freely available online.