Designer's Block
While some of Joe Columbo’s designs have proven the test of time (Alitalia still uses his plastic flatware), others…
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…
New Kid on the Block
With sensitivity to local building typologies, fresh construction finds a place in Amsterdam.
Mushrooms: Building Blocks of the Future?
Mushrooms aren't just for eating anymore.
The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block
Hybridization is hit or miss (i.e., the jackalope). But this Houston home combines two housing types to create a…
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.
Modern History on the Block
Make of it what you will: Welton Becket's "House of Tomorrow" is in foreclosure.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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 1953
The Brick Weave House in Chicago
Born as a horse stable, the Brick Weave House in Chicago is all about transportation and transparency. A clever…
Toronto's Tetris Inspired Home
We have all played the game “Tetris” at least once in our lives. We were mesmerized by the magic of geometry and…
"Architecture of Density": A Study of Megacity Living in Hong Kong
A photographer's studies of Hong Kong's dense apartment blocks come to a London gallery.
How To: Colorblock
The biggest fashion trend to emerge from the past season was, without a doubt, color-blocking. Color-blocking is a bold…
Playshapes by millergoodman
Last week, Assistant Editor Jordan Kushins brought you millergoodman's Shapemaker wooden block set.
The Art of the Family Business
Block Shop is a collaboration between Los Angeles-based sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman and a community of master…
Inside Job
Designing an innovative house is a rite of passage for many young architects. But building in a city doesn’t always…