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

Design Icon: 9 Buildings by Louis Kahn
In crafting classic forms with presence and weight, this American architect recalled a more monumental era.
Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer
The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.
13 Iconic Buildings Designed by Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry's recognizable designs are often cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture.
Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
A Louis Kahn-Inspired Barn That’s Lined With Floor-to-Ceiling Shutters
Giant shutters open and close a rural Pennsylvania residence, tempering light and heat.
The Tallest: Iconic Design Writ Large
There’s just something deeply compelling about building ... up.
Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen
Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents...
The Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Louis Penfield House in Ohio Is For Sale For $1.3M
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1955, this 1,730-square-foot, three-bedroom, one-bathroom residence in Lake County,...
Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein
The late, Pritzker-winning Viennese architect was a key proponent of postmodernism.
The Iconic, Midcentury Home That Peter Womersley Designed For Bernat Klein Asks $1.02M
Designed by the late-British architect Peter Womersley in 1957 for the celebrated textile designer Bernat Klein, the single-story...
9 Innovative Light Fixtures That Combine Art, Design, and Technology
Lighting lives somewhere on the borderline between visual art, design, and technology—and is responsible for meeting both...
Design Icon: 8 Works by Buckminster Fuller
Bucky’s focus on innovation and efficiency willed a more enlightened, expansive future into existence.
Minneapolis Modern “Dream Home” Built by Sustainable 9 Design + Build
Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.
Design Icon: Greta Grossman
Greta Grossman, for a while relegated to the footnotes of design history, is finally getting the deserved recognition as one of...
Building the Maxon House: Week 9
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property,...
9 Modern Beach Bungalows
Humble in size but big on seaside views and low-key vibes, the beach bungalow is a classic staple of beachside culture across the...
9 Unique Stair Railings
Handrails for stairs may be subject to specific, in-depth code requirements, but that doesn’t mean that they’re short on style,...
9 Marvelous Waterfront Homes
Whether it's the sound of waves crashing on the shore, or its entrancing blue color, there is something so relaxing about being...
Design Icon: Jean Prouvé
The metalworker’s elegant designs fed modern obsessions with steel and prefab construction.