Historic Building Materials with Modern Twists
Cementitious tiles, terrazzo, and exposed shiplap boards are traditional building materials that are experiencing an exciting...
Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials
The first annual Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge heralds four innovative, sustainable building materials.
A Loving Renovation Updates a Rustic Family Home with Reclaimed Materials
A couple renovates one of their childhood homes to suit their modern taste, while preserving some sentimental value.
Rick Moreland Reads a Building
One of the joys of visiting Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to see Rick and Susan Moreland's house for one of our October features was...
Three Buildings: Andrew Maynard
One of our favorite architects Down Under is the Melbourne-based, but Tasmania-bred, Andrew Maynard.
Discuss: Steel, Glass, Concrete, Wood—Do You Have a Preference?
It's the battle of the building materials.
Guess Which Humble Material Made This 100-Year-Old Building Super Energy-Efficient
Tasked with renovating a dilapidated structure, an architect saw the opportunity for an unconventional eco-friendly design to...
11 Buildings by Shigeru Ban
2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban’s body of work is a showcase of spatial and material innovation.
With a clean-lined new loft building designed by El Dorado Inc., a fleet of hip galleries, and a burgeoning creative class,...
Park Street Renovation
The renovation of Katie and John Eller's Park Street Residence in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco began with a...
An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador
Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular...
A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy
A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.
Modern Lilong House Renovation in Shanghai
Seeking a stronger connection with his adopted city, Edoardo Allegranti revamps a lilong house in China’s bustling municipality.
Thinking About Building a House?
Where to start. .
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.
Nearly 40 years after their first collaboration, Herman Miller’s relationship with architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw continues.
Nature of Material
Israeli designer Ran Amitai has a new line of stacking stools that merge organic with high-tech to lovely effect.
7 Brooklyn Row Houses Renovations
The dream of owning a Brooklyn brownstone is just one of many reasons why people make the move to the popular outer borough.
9 Stellar San Francisco Renovations
If you've ever embarked on a renovation in California, you know how challenging the historic preservation laws can be.
Material Spotlight: 10 Killer Concrete Homes
With a history dating back as far as the Roman Empire, concrete sometimes conjures up stark images of Brutalist structures from a...
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