An Architect Builds His Own Backyard Oasis From Salvaged Materials
In a Brooklyn backyard, an off-duty architect builds a structure that tests his attention to the little things.
Balnarring Retreat by Branch Studio Architects
Balnarring Retreat is a minimal residence located in Victoria, Australia, designed by Branch Studio Architects.
A Melbourne Couple Escape City Living in This Tasmanian Retreat
Despite its dark facade to visually recede into the bush, this countryside home boasts bright, light, and cozy interiors.
An Architect Builds a Svelte Backyard Tiny Home for His Mom
Architect Peter Liang’s 265-square-foot ADU sits in his sister’s backyard in Oakland, California, balancing privacy and...
An Intern Architect Builds a Home For His Growing Family on a Strict Budget
To accommodate his growing family, an intern architect in Canada builds a cost-efficient home that becomes the calling card of...
An Architect Turns a Weathered French Farmhouse Into a Monastic Retreat for His Parents
In Vaucluse, where he spent his childhood summers, architect Timothee Mercier converts a dilapidated farmhouse into a minimalist...
An Architect and His Preteen Daughter Built This Tiny Backyard Retreat Together
On Bainbridge Island, Jim and Hannah Cutler create a cabin for reading and working.
An Australian Architect Builds a Rammed Earth-and-Steel Home For His Family
Bush House by architect Paul O’Reilly takes a page from California’s Case Study houses, and is inspired by the family’s love of...
An Architect Builds an Elegant Modular Office in His Backyard Garden For $15K
Proving beautiful design can be achieved in small spaces and on a small budget, an architect crafts a home office for his...
An Architect Builds a Monumental Cor-Ten Steel Prefab for His Family in Arizona
This 5,000-square-foot home made from steel, concrete, and glass took less than five months to build—but it’ll last forever.
An Architect Lists His Connecticut Retreat and Airstream Pool House for $1.45M
After turning a drab residence into a midcentury-style dream house—complete with an Airstream guest suite—architect Donald...
17 Dreamy and Rentable Retreats for a Pacific Northwest Escape
Between infinite outdoor happenings and quaint urban charms, Oregon and Washington are just the places to hightail it to for a...
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Couple Build a Net-Zero Home and Studio for $250 Per Square Foot
eMZed Architecture construct a sustainable, durable, high-performance residence and office in Portland, Oregon, for $950,000—an...
In Just 450 Square Feet, A New York Architect Crafts a Multifunctional Apartment of His Own
With a Murphy bed and a revised layout, a studio apartment becomes a transformable one-bedroom.
An Architect Builds a Tiny Cabin For His Aunt and Uncle on Beloved Family Land in Mississippi
Generations of family have lived on this wooded, waterfront site, where architect Will Randolph has built a weekend getaway for...
Escape to the Jungle in One of These Modern Forested Retreats
If Tarzan and Jane happened to be design-loving folks, they'd be right at home at any of these vacation destinations.
How Can Higher Education Build a Better Architect?
In the 2010s, design-build programs were the cutting edge of architectural education.
Escape to a Winter Fairytale at This Eco Retreat in the Italian Alps
Sustainable design, prefab construction, and warm hospitality combine at this winter retreat in a cinematic Alpine setting.
This Architect’s Tiny Studio Is the Ultimate Backyard Workspace
Nestled in the backyard of a Toronto home, this architect’s self-designed work studio is an experiment gone right.
Retired Couple Build Modern in Mexico City
A retired couple looking to downsize find the solution right in their backyard.