While visiting and writing about small homes for our June 2009 “Think Smaller” issue, it quickly became clear that when space is...
Beauty and Brains: Building Sustainably With Redwood
The return of summer barbecues and back porch hangouts means that outdoor living spaces are again enjoying heavy foot traffic.
A Kansas architect unlocks the potential in an outdated 1950s home.
In Oakland, California, two designers transformed a 100-year-old barn into a (very) cozy home of their own by redefining the...
This Minimal Japanese Getaway Was Built for Surfing
Splashes of chartreuse enliven N-Holiday House, a seaside getaway by Sohei Nakanishi Design.
A House Not Built for Human Beings
An architect-turned-falconer considers animals and nature when designing his own home.
The New Zealand House Built on a Sled
This charming two-story beach house is simple, functional, and can be towed to any beach or...
Affordable, SIP-Built Family Home in Kansas City
Architect Jamie Darnell had a simple plan for his family’s home in Kansas City, Missouri, but the result is anything but plain.
Never Built: Los Angeles at A+D Architecture & Design Museum
Never Built: Los Angeles highlights radical projects that would have deeply changed Los Angeles—but for one reason or another...
What Will It Take for Factory-Built Prefab Housing To Become the Norm?
Leaders in modular construction and prefab need to scale up to get more people thinking inside the box.
Built Like a Concrete House
Dorit Mizrahi and Oliviero Godi, working in Bergamo, Italy, as the firm Exposure Architects, have designed a house using...
A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
The Midcentury Home That Daniel Liebermann Built For His Parents Asks $2.8 Million
Architect Daniel Liebermann, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s renowned pupils, made a lasting impact on Northern California’s...
A Colorful, Custom-Built Guesthouse in London
Thanks to designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama, an aging workshop in London’s once-gritty Bethnal Green is reborn as a colorful,...
Ceramic Artist Francesca DiMattio Explores the Beauty in Domesticity
Francesca DiMattio's large-scale ceramic sculptures turn elements of functional design into dramatic works of art.
8 Things You Must Look for in a Built-in Wine Refrigerator
This Crew Sails Around Seattle on a Sauna They Built in a Brewery
Best of all, it’s totally legal.
A Tiny DIY Trailer Home Built by a Couple on a Budget
A young couple on the move build a small home that will go wherever life takes them.
An Eco-Friendly Getaway Built With the Future in Mind
In a natural getaway outside of Mexico City, an architect builds a rugged home to last.
Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids
At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.
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