“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

Democratic Design: The Work of Le Van Bo
Van Bo Le-Mentzel arrived on the shores of Germany as a young refugee from Laos.
Behind the Design: Vincent Van Duysen
A glimpse into the acclaimed designer’s creative mind.
Live/Work Design Contest WInner
Dwell and Design Within Reach (DWR) proudly announced the winner of their Live/Work Design Contest at the 7th Annual Dwell on...
Snøhetta Chosen to Design Le Monde's Headquarters in Paris
The "evolution of media" and the relationship with the reader are themes.
Earth Work
A French architecture firm carves out an earthen shroud for the modern extension of a home located in the foothills of the...
An Efficient Live-Work Space in Montreal
A husband-wife architectural duo transform a former tire shop into a versatile home-office.
3 New Book Releases: The Life and Work of Le Corbusier
2012 marked what would have been the 125th birthday of the great French architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known to the...
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...
Project: Live Work Home
Richard Cook, a principal at Cook + Fox Architects, surveyed the Near Westside’s inventory of vacant structures and arrived at a...
When Design and Education Collide
What role does design play in education around the world? It's larger than you might think.
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
Spotlight on WRNS Studio and Their Work in the Bay Area—and Beyond
With a varied portfolio that includes projects ranging from the Airbnb headquarters to a contemporary parking garage in San...
A Used Cargo Van Becomes a Mobile Studio
Filmmaker Zach Both got creative when it was time for him to hit the road for work last year.
How Does a Passive House Work?
Passive Houses are built according to a rigorous series of design principles that promote efficiency.
A Mies van der Rohe-Inspired Cottage in Johannesburg
A floating wall on a Johannesburg cottage draws inspiration from local mining moguls and Mies van der Rohe.
Celebrate the Late Zaha Hadid With a New Book That Highlights Her Unforgettable Work
From Images Publishing Group comes the first posthumous book on the master architect and revolutionary designer.
Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park
High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the...
A 19th-Century Carriage House Is Transformed Into a Live/Work Residence For a Pair of Artists
Two artists transform a 19th-century carriage house into a home where they can both live and create.
15 Brilliant Designs That Work Around Nature
Instead of chopping down trees or cutting branches, many architects have come up with smart design solutions to avoid disturbing...
An Architect Turns His Victorian Home Into a Sun-Drenched Live/Work Space
In an attempt to beat the winter blues and improve his work/life balance, Australian architect Andrew Maynard combines his home...