Modernism is a philosophical movement that arose from transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the factors that shaped modernism were industrialization and the rapid growth of cities.

The Midcentury Architecture of California Modernist John Lautner
Architect Helena Arahuete, a longtime colleague of John Lautner's, will discuss the midcentury modernist's legacy as well as her...
Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture
Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are...
Design the Future
Read the Editor’s Letter from our upcoming September/October edition and look for the issue on newsstands in the first week of...
The Future of Homebuilding: Home-in-a-box
In this episode of Predicting Our Future, I’ll take you along as I explore the future of homebuilding, speaking with founders of...
Architecture Improv
An interview with David Sellers, the "Father of the Design-Build...
7 Coolest California Prefabs
With their main components manufactured in a factory and assembled on-site, prefab homes often cost less to build, offer a higher...
A Concrete Guesthouse Commands a Ridge in Northern California’s Wine Country
A string of concrete-and-glass guest suites hugs the terrain in Sonoma, California.
Eichler Remodel in Burlingame, California
After commissioning Klopf Architecture to design an addition to their ranch-style property more than 10 years ago, a Burlingame,...
Suburban House of the Future by Cloud9
Enric Ruiz-Geli’s firm Cloud9 designed the suburban house of the future—it also happens to be sustainable.
This Group Is Reimagining the Future of Boutique Hotels
Chicago–based Aparium Hotel Group is investing in communities and celebrating local heritage, one vibrantly reimagined building...
Alden B. Dow: The Mastermind of Midwestern Modernism
The Alden B Dow Home & Studio in Central Michigan showcases the extraordinary vision, imagination, and craftsmanship of the...
A Midcentury Cabin at California’s Sea Ranch Gets a Glowing Makeover
Originally designed by pioneering Bay Area architect Joseph Esherick, this 684-square-foot cabin has been lovingly restored and...
These Art and Yoga Cabins Mimic California’s Majestic Forests
Nestled on a steep slope near the iconic Muir Woods in California, a pair of outbuildings offer a sublime connection to Mother...
Northern California’s Infamous Flintstone House Is Being Sued as a ‘Public Nuisance’
The town of Hillsborough, California, deems the so-called Flintstone House to be “intrusive” and a “safety...
An Insider's Guide to Palm Springs Modernism Week 2019
If you haven't already marked your calendar—now's the time. Here’s how to make the most of Palm Springs Modernism Week.
7 Reliable Prefab Companies in California
You don't have to look far to find a host of experienced designers and builders of prefab homes in the Golden State.
Channeling Midcentury Modern in Northern California
A Silicon Valley couple call in the firm behind Apple’s most recognized retail locations to design a relaxed retreat.
Modern Home in a California Resort Town
A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.
Journey by Design: Joshua Tree, California
Sara and Rich Combs, the pair behind the chic getaway known as the Joshua Tree House, share their favorite haunts and hideouts in...
Alaska: The Final (Architectural) Frontier
“I always wanted to live in a glass house,” explains Valerie Phelps, as she stands surrounded by the 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling...