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.

Listed at $950K, This Clean-Lined Cottage in Los Angeles Is a Fresh Take on City Living
Tucked away in Glassell Park, this sunny 1940 home emphasizes indoor/outdoor flow.
A Prefab Passive House Takes Root in the Catskills
Assembled in just two weeks, the idyllic retreat near Woodstock, New York, realizes a couple’s dream of rural living.
GO Home Takes the Passive House Approach to Prefab
It can take as little as two weeks to build one.
This Delightful Abode Is a Modern Take on “Grandma’s House”
Oozing with bright, cheerful vibes, this revamped apartment captures the nostalgia of hanging out at your cool grandmother’s...
This Norwegian Tiny House on Wheels Will Take You Anywhere You Want to Go
Norske Mikrohus’s latest project is a 174-square-foot-home that promises to get you closer to nature.
A Glass Courtyard Brings the Garden Inside a London Terrace House
Architect Amos Goldreich had three clients to consider in this renovation: Graham, Steve, and the greenery they’d tended for...
An All-Blue House in Bushwick Brings Big Color to the Neighborhood
Architecture firm LOT gives a 100-year-old row house in Brooklyn a major update with a gut renovation and big, bold color.
Clean-Lined Appeal Defines Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ Fall Collection
The brand delivers the refined and versatile, modernist style it’s known for with inviting fall furniture introductions.
Transparent Perforated Circles Bring Light and Movement to This London Terrace House
Perforated solid steel plates bring in light, transforming a London terrace house into a work of art.
An Architect’s Beach House Brings California Surfer Vibes to Chigasaki, Japan
Architect and surfer Kenichiro Iwakiri renovates a beach house for himself in Shonan, a region of Japan known for its surf spots.
A Pair of Pink and Purple Tiny Houses Take Root in an Idyllic Olive Grove
Mar Plus Ask designs two dreamy homes that take cues from the storied olive trees on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
Here’s What it Takes to Build a Pretty Good House
LEED and Passive House have become gold standards for energy-efficient homebuilding—but some say there’s a better way.
Classic Modernist House in Portland Inspires a Lighting and Furniture Line
Rejuvenation's new collection takes cues from John Yeon's 1937 Aubrey Watzek House.
Dwell and Dan Brunn Architecture Take an Unconventional Approach With Bridge House
Embodying innovations in technology, architecture, and lifestyle, the 200-foot-long residence in Hancock Park, Los Angeles will...
Before & After: A Terrace House in Melbourne Takes an Unexpected Turn
Architect Rebecca Naughtin carves out a curvaceous kitchen in her foodie clients’ heritage home.
A Compact Laneway House in Toronto Takes Back Underused Space
Following a new policy change that allows housing units in Toronto’s back lanes, LGA Architectural Partners builds a crisp,...
Take a Peek Inside Walt Disney’s Former Technicolor Dream House
Built in 1962 for Walt and Lillian Disney, the Palm Springs abode is now available for $1.1M.
The Inimitable Artek Stool—and 16 Other Alvar Aalto Designs to Bring Warm Modernism Into Your Home
Born February 3 in Kuortane, Finland, Alvar Aalto brought a harmonious balance of function and grace to everything he designed.
Pousse Creative's Pet Houses
Designers Sebastian Haquet and Thomas Lanthier have a decidedly modern take on shelters for pets.
Magma Books Bring Creative Thinking to Life
Look inside some brilliant sketchbooks from Magma that carve out a creative niche for themselves.