Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat
Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.
The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block
Hybridization is hit or miss (i.e., the jackalope).
While some of Joe Columbo’s designs have proven the test of time (Alitalia still uses his plastic flatware), others were simply...
New Kid on the Block
With sensitivity to local building typologies, fresh construction finds a place in Amsterdam.
Blocked in on Two Sides, a Renovation Opens a Quebec Apartment to Tons of Natural Light
This light, bright, and airy home is in a charming 1924 building.
Mushrooms: Building Blocks of the Future?
Mushrooms aren't just for eating anymore.
Modern History on the Block
Make of it what you will: Welton Becket's "House of Tomorrow" is in foreclosure.
The New Home On the Block That Uses 90 Percent Less Energy
A Seattle engineer builds an energy-efficient house with an assist from a prototype smart-home system.
Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings
Melding corrugated metal with Douglas Fir wood, a sustainable home in Seattle brings nature inside while preserving a couple’s...
5 Effective Tips To Get Away From Blocked Drains
5 Effective Tips To Get Away From Blocked...
Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth
A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.
A Toy Company's Vision to Help Honduras by Selling a Lot of Blocks
Tegu has a plan to create jobs and alleviate poverty in the Central American country.
Megacity Living in Hong Kong: Architecture of Density
A photographer's studies of Hong Kong's dense apartment blocks come to a London gallery.
Playshapes by millergoodman
Last week, Assistant Editor Jordan Kushins brought you millergoodman's Shapemaker wooden block set.
The Home That Glows in the Dark
A luminescent house brightens a block in Hiroshima, Japan.
Knoll Inspiration: Reintroducing the Bertoia Two-Tone
Knoll brings back the color-blocked base-and-basket design from...
Revealing the Pros and Cons of Exposed Brick and How to Take Care of It
For centuries, bricks have been the literal and figurative building blocks of communities across the globe.
A Portland Couple Renovate a 1982 RV, Turning It Into Their New Home
When Liz Kamarul first set her eyes on a 1982 Winnebago for sale a few blocks from her home in Portland, Oregon, she saw past the...
Toronto's Tetris Inspired Home
We have all played the game “Tetris” at least once in our lives.
How To: Colorblock
The biggest fashion trend to emerge from the past season was, without a doubt, color-blocking.