A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning
At America's first urban planning conference, held in New York in 1898, a British planner asked whether he and his…
A brief history of velvet
'One of the richest fabrics known to man, velvet is today more in fashion than ever before... Velvet's opulence is only…
A Brief History of the Cool Office
Whether you intend it or not, your office furniture is saying something about your business’ values. Make sure you’re…
Urban Renewal
A Copenhagen family trades the suburbs for a quaint town house steeped in tradition.
Sculpting History
THE KEY SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION BUILDING IS A COLORADO TREASURE AND AN ENDURING EXAMPLE OF MID– CENTURY MODERNIST…
A Midcentury Home Keeps the History Alive
With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
Plan of Steel
The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park.…
Ultimate Urban Loft for Sale
An Urban Lifestyle Oasis in Downtown LA
Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a…
Disaster Planning for Modern Times
The world is an uncertain place and no matter where you live there is the potential for disaster. Whether it is floods,…
Urban Usonian
It might have seemed like an oxymoron to Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s a reality in this Boston photographer’s flat,…
Urban Vessel
"I'm used to spending time on boats," says New York based architect and interior designer Page Goolrick, who has been…
Own a Piece of Hollywood History for $1.995M
Located in the Hollywood Dell, this midcentury post-and-beam was home to Ava Gardner during her storied years with…
The History of the Modern Workspace
Power dynamics, economic upheaval, and design thinking: cubicles aren’t just a Dilbert punch line.
Urban Hens
In our 2008 sustainability issue, we featured the Boulder residence of Rob Pyatt and Heather Kahn-Pyatt. The project…
Urban PUMA
One of the wonderful things about living in an unhinged time is that no one has any clue what's cool anymore. When…
Urban China
A special bootleg version of Volume magazine will be available at the opening of Urban China: Informal Cities, an…
Modern History on the Block
Make of it what you will: Welton Becket's "House of Tomorrow" is in foreclosure.
A Simple Plan
A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the…
Part of the Plan
For years, Eileen and Jelle Kiesling spent much of their time in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, she as a teacher,…