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Iconic California Midcentury-Modern Architect William Krisel Dies at 92
At the age of 92, William Krisel—the pioneering architect who brought elegant modernism to Southern Californian suburban tract...
Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen
Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents...
7 Modern Eichler Renovations in California
Jospeh Eichler's post-World War II tract homes have had an astounding impact on modern architecture as we know it today.
Renovation in Shizuoka by Shuhei Goto Architects
Renovation in Shizuoka is a minimal renovation located in Shizuoka, Japan, designed by Shuhei Goto Architects.
A Northern Californian Renovation Brings Warmth to the Wilderness
A former architect and practicing artist transforms a neglected property into a welcoming homestead for creative pursuits and...
A Renovation Elevates This Humble Ranch Among its Iconic Midcentury Neighbors
An architect immersed in the history of California modernism restored a nondescript Los Angeles ranch house bordering a...
This Renovated Pad in São Paulo's Iconic Lausanne Building Is a Breath of Fresh Air
Led by AR Architects, the update mixes Brazilian Brutalism with contemporary cool.
A Look at 10 Iconic Case Study Houses in California
Architectural photographer Julius Shulman's iconic image of Pierre Koenig's 1960 modernist masterpiece, the Stahl House—also...
6 British Vacation Homes You Can Stay in That Were Designed by Renowned Architects
If you’re a fan of modern architecture, then why not plan your next vacation at one of these British holiday properties designed...
8 Iconic Houses in Palm Springs, California
With its short distance from Los Angeles, Palm Springs is a popular locale for those looking to escape the urban sprawl for a...
Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California
Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the work of mid-century master, design principal Stephen Shoup of building Lab...
6 Modern Homes on the Water
Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace.
A Powerful New Project in Baja California Involves 44 Renowned Architects
Tucked in a natural reserve with over a mile of coastline outside Ensenada, Mexico, CuatroCuatros is poised to host residents and...
6 Illuminating Reading Lamps
If your manuscript is far from being illuminated, it’s time to drop the task at hand and find a new lamp to read by.
California Biennial
Fifty four artists and collectives are participating in this year's California Biennial which runs until March 15th at the...
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
10 Modern Iconic Masterpieces
From Frank Lloyd Wright to Charles Gwathmey, we revisit some of the most memorable midcentury-modern homes from a range of iconic...
Design Icon: Jean Prouvé
The metalworker’s elegant designs fed modern obsessions with steel and prefab construction.
Chicago's Iconic Skyscrapers, Animated
The cradle of modern architecture, Chicago is known for its spectacular skyline.

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