Built-In Beauty
While visiting and writing about small homes for our June 2009 “Think Smaller” issue, it quickly became clear that when space is...
American Beauty
A Kansas architect unlocks the potential in an outdated 1950s home.
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.
A House Not Built for Human Beings
An architect-turned-falconer considers animals and nature when designing his own home.
A Centuries-Old Emblem Inspires a New Object of Beauty
Belgian artist Charles Kaisin and French gilding studio Atelier Thiery conjure a glittering, kinetic sculpture that blurs the...
The New Zealand House Built on a Sled
This charming two-story beach house is simple, functional, and can be towed to any beach or...
A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
A Maine Farmhouse Built With Salvaged Materials
Caleb Johnson Studio combined materials recovered from a vintage farmstead, as well as a midcentury modern teardown, to create...
This Minimal Japanese Getaway Was Built for Surfing
Splashes of chartreuse enliven N-Holiday House, a seaside getaway by Sohei Nakanishi Design.
This Norwegian Wood–Wrapped Tiny Home Was Built for Freedom
Norske Mikrohus’s latest design is clad in sustainable spruce—and it will take you anywhere you want to go.
5 Undeniably Cool Projects Built by Designers and Their Dads
From a souped-up Airstream to an experimental cabin in the woods, these creations benefited from some paternal wisdom.
A Private Wine Cave Is Built Into a Limestone Hillside in Texas
Clayton Korte transforms an unearthed cavern into a subterranean wine cellar and lounge that nearly disappears into its...
This 100% Off-Grid Cabin in Chile Was Built for $165K
Completed in six short months, ZeroCabin Krul is a self-sufficient getaway near the Andes mountains and the Patagonian fjords.
How the Ancient Concept of “Shakkei” Can Enhance the Beauty of Your Home
The traditional East Asian design principle involves incorporating elements of a distant landscape, or “borrowed scenery,” into a...
A Tiny Cabin Is Built in Three Weeks For Only $10.5K
A young Finnish designer bypasses building permits by creating an affordable tiny home under 100 square feet.
A Light-Filled Modern Farmhouse Is Built For $240K
Inspired by the rural Wisconsin countryside, a team designs an elegant modern farmhouse with a simple exterior and a bright, airy...
Affordable, SIP-Built Family Home in Kansas City
Architect Jamie Darnell had a simple plan for his family’s home in Kansas City, Missouri, but the result is anything but plain.
A Patagonian Prefab Cabin Is Built to Withstand Volatile Climates
This elevated prefab cabin along the Chilean Andes has a buffer zone that helps protect it against harsh climatic conditions.
A Scandinavian Summer Home Built for Surf, Sports, and Sun
An adventurous family envisions a dream getaway on Sweden’s southwestern shore.
Built on a Budget, This Belgian Cabin Is Straight Out of a Fairytale
London-based practice De Rosee Sa’s self-built lakeside cabin recaptures the magic of childhood fairytales.