Flutes, Chili Peppers, and Frying Pans: How Symbols Enable 900 Million to Vote in India
The emblems of India's political parties make voting ballots easy to decode—even for those who can't read or write.
Our Dorm Definitely Did Not Look Like This
In Poznan, Poland, architect Adam Wierciński transforms a 1929 residential flat into student dwellings for four.
In Los Angeles, a 900-Square-Foot Prefab ADU Brings One Family Closer Together
After the pandemic left the wife’s mother feeling isolated, they built her a backyard house by local prefab company Cover.
This Mountain Retreat in Washington Has a Modern Steel Loggia
Overlooking the Methow Valley and North Cascades, this indoor/outdoor home has a dramatic roof overhang that forms a...
A Cluster of Cabins in a Former Quarry Makes a Simple Vacation Escape
Three small pavilions connected by a deck form a summer retreat that balances privacy with a panoramic view—all in less than 900...
Frank Lloyd Wright's Sondern-Adler House Is Heading to Auction
The Kansas City home—previously listed at $1.7M— is now going up for auction with no reserve.
Triple Threat: Modern by Dwell Magazine Snags Three 2017 Good Design Awards
The Posture Chair and Ottoman, Table Lamp, and Bar Trolley from the Modern by Dwell Magazine collection for Target are recognized...
Slip Away to These Sleek New Villas in a Costa Rican Forest
Nestled between a tropical forest and the Pacific Ocean, Joya Villas is an astounding, modern getaway designed by architect...
A Green City in China That Will Play a Major Role in Fighting Air Pollution
Liuzhou Forest City will be the first urban settlement in China that will be able to generate its own renewable energy, increase...
You Can Stay in a LumiPod Surrounded by 80 Volcanoes in France
Airbnb is teaming up with French water brand, Volvic, to offer an overnight adventure at a glass-enclosed prefab in the Chaîne...
The Super Rich Are Buying Up Condos in Converted Missile Silos to Flee the Coronavirus
While the rest of us slather on hand sanitizer and self quarantine, the elite are taking social distancing to the extreme.
22 ADU Floor Plans That Make the Most of the Backyard
These compact layouts create ideal guesthouses, tiny offices, art studios, and more.
Jim Carrey’s Longtime L.A. Home Hits the Market at $29M
No funny business—this two-acre compound comes with nearly 13,000 square feet of interior space, plus a waterfall pool, tennis...
The Renovation of a Canadian Farmhouse Uncovers a Log Cabin Hidden Inside
Adapting to the discovery, VFA Architecture + Design incorporates the room in the renovation of this southern Ontario retreat.
A Pint-Sized, No-Frills Summerhouse Rises From the Rocks on a Swedish Island
STEG Arkitekter designs a casual hideout to peel away the stress of city life.
The New Polydrops 2020 Camper Is the Perfect Companion to Tesla’s Cybertruck
The futuristic teardrop trailer is back—and it’s better than ever before.
A Decades-Old House in British Columbia Is Reborn as an Art-Filled Haven
A family transforms their 25-year-old waterfront property into a bohemian home for their daughter.
Meet The Firm That’s Reimagining Life in Antarctica
The largest community on the planet’s coldest continent needs a smaller, smarter facility to continue its crucial work.
A Texas Couple Builds Their Cast-In-Place Concrete Dream Home
Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple design the concrete house of their dreams.
Two Architects Build a Chalet-Style Getaway Near Lake Tahoe
Sherry Scott and John Kosich create a weather-ready retreat in the mountains of California.
Los Angeles Bridge House by Dwell and Dan Brunn Architecture Nears Completion
With windows installed and exterior cladding in place, Dan Brunn Architecture’s Bridge House forges closer to completion in L.A.
An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador
Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular...
The 24 Best Sales to Shop This Memorial Day Weekend
We’ve got the scoop on the top sites to shop for incredible savings on mattresses, home appliances, wall art, and much more.
After a Renovation, a Classic San Francisco Victorian Is Now Bursting With Light and Color
An architect reimagines a narrow 1901 row house in Noe Valley while preserving its historic facade.
Building Green in Santa Monica
At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based...
60 Kitchen Island Ideas That Serve Up Style and Functionality
These images of our favorite kitchen island ideas are sure to stir up design inspiration with fun, functional features around...
26 Vintage Airstream Renovations That’ll Make You Want to Hop on the Bandwagon
How architects, designers, and DIYers have revamped the classic travel trailers to serve as contemporary workspaces, rentals, and...
Off the Beaten Path
A dramatic departure from your typical cabin on the lake, this unique retreat adds shades of black to a tiny island awash with...
Jens Risom’s Legacy Lives On at His Son’s Block Island Prefab
Built to Passive House standards, the New England home of Tom Risom and Pamela Austen is a trove of modernist design.
Budget Breakdown: A Climbing Couple Turn a Delivery Van Into an Adventure Mobile for $8.5K
Charlie Low and Dale Comley spend a year converting a sunny, yellow Mercedes-Benz Sprinter for an epic rock climbing trip.
What the Yo-Yoing Cost of Lumber Tells Us About the Future of Home Building
The price of timber is all over the place, but the need to build—and to build sustainably—isn’t going anywhere.
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...
Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Palm Springs Palace of Kitsch Hits the Market for $3.8M
Filled with walls of mirrors, crystal chandeliers, and wallpaper galore, the eccentric property was home to the Hollywood celeb...
Sneak a Peek at the Best Labor Day Sales to Shop Right Now
Celebrate the long holiday weekend by scooping up savings from our favorite brands in home decor, apparel, mattresses, and more.
These Are the Hottest Sales to Shop Online Right Now
We’ve sleuthed out the best discounts on the internet for apparel, bedding, and home decor so you don’t have to.
This Secluded, Wood-Clad Longhouse in Scotland Is Cozy Incarnate
Asking £880K, the RIBA award–winning eco home sits perched above the Galloway Hills.

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