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.

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...
A Pair of Pink and Purple Tiny Houses Take Root in an Idyllic Olive Grove
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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,...
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.
It Takes a Village
On Washington's lush Bainbridge Island, one community strives for quality of life as a sustainable initiative.
My House: A Creative Couple’s Live/Work Loft Is Full of Sunny, Southwestern Vibes
Bay Area makers and entrepreneurs Jimmy Brower and Damien Merino fill their desert-inspired home with work by local artists to...
Yves Béhar Teams Up With Plant Prefab to Launch a New Line of Tiny Houses
The LivingHomes YB1 is a new customizable tiny house that can be built in a month and installed in a day.
A Tree-Filled Spa That Brings Warm Modernism to a 900-Year-Old Tuscan Village
Set amidst rolling hills in the 900-year-old village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro, in Tuscany’s Val d'Orcia region, is The Spa...
The Swiss Pavilion Takes You on a Mind-Bending House Tour Unlike Any Other
Svizzera 240: House Tour at the Venice Biennale invites visitors to enter an Alice in Wonderland-like environment where different...
Q&A: Architect Tom Kundig Gives Us His Take on Building the Maxon House
Architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects speaks to his client Lou Maxon about their decade-plus journey in building a...
This Stunning Studio in Rhode Island Is a Creative’s Dream
After living on the road for numerous years, a young artist uncovers an inspiring studio in Rhode Island.