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.

Exhibit Celebrates Pioneers of St. Louis Suburban Modernism
A retrospective puts the work of Ralph and Mary Jane Fournier at the fore of modern suburban design in post-war St. Louis.
Transformers of the Modern House: Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi at the Palm Springs Art Museum
An exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum presents a refreshing look at the modern home through the lens of Italian-Brazilian...
Exhibit Columbus: A New Era of Celebrating Design
The unique energy of Columbus, Indiana, continues to resonate thanks to the efforts of a dedicated local community.
A New Book Celebrates Modernism With Futuristic Homes and Visionary Masterpieces
Part history book, part design bible, “Inside Utopia” captures the midcentury modernist psyche and beyond.
A Posh Tudor-Style Home in L.A. Seeks $7M
Built in 1925, the updated residence and guesthouse in Hancock Park mix modern pizzazz with historic charm.
Dive Into a Visually Stunning Book That Celebrates Modernist Architecture and its Evolution
Covering a wide range of iconic homes from Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye to Shigeru Ban’s Curtain Wall House, Phaidon's recently...
Say Goodbye to the Cold With a Look Back at Two of Toronto’s Winter Design Exhibits
Toronto's temporary Winter Stations installations animate Lake Ontario's frozen shoreline for a third year.
Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames
"I studied architectural drafting and one thing I learned is that you always gotta have a plan" ~ Ice...
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.
An Exhibit on Italian Designer Ettore Sottsass Highlights His Colorful Work and Rebellious Ways
While Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass is best known for his work with the Memphis Group throughout the 1980s, his...
An Ordinary Suburban Home in Vancouver Is Given a Modern Edge
When a West Vancouver couple called on an architect to build their family home, he delivered—he just had to change the roof first.
These New Prefabs Celebrate the Art of Simple Living
SET Ideas unveils an elevated collection of sleek and versatile prefabs characterized by floor-to-ceiling windows and wood...
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...
Celebrate Analog With These 14 Charming Wall Clocks
If you’re trying to log less screen time, picking up a classic clock is a great first step.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pappas House in St. Louis Is Available For the First Time at $1.2M
Built from modular concrete blocks, the Usonian Automatic is one of just two Wright-designed homes in St. Louis—and even comes...
Before & After: A St. Louis Architect Builds a Perfect Party Pad Over a Brownfield
A decrepit gas station was once the only building on this abandoned industrial site, but one architect saw its true potential to...
9 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day at Home
Honor our military service members and kick off the summer while staying safe at home.
Albina Yard—Pioneering the Future of Sustainable Mass Timber Construction
Although talk of taxing Canadian lumber brought into the United States may be one reason Americans are moving towards sourcing...
This Neutra-Inspired Tiny Home Is a Miniature Homage to Modernism
With the clean lines of its steel-and-glass structure, ESCAPE’s new prefab nods to the past—but inside is a trove of modern...
A Sonoma Prefab That Celebrates a Family’s Passion for Cooking
Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll for the modern cook.
11 Glorious Rammed-Earth Homes That Celebrate the Landscape
These resilient, rammed-earth homes show the soil’s true stripes.
An Incredible Brazilian Home That Celebrates Art, Travel, and Nature
In Franca, Brazil, mf+arquitetos designs a unique residence for their art-loving client in just five months.
This Modern Courtyard Home Celebrates a 100-Year-Old Tree
A former fruit orchard makes for a stunning family home outside of London.
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These airy modern lofts take apartment dwelling to new heights.
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Celebrate California Living
Get in a golden state of mind with these exquisite modern homes from all across California.
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.
Celebrate American Design With 15 Products That Are Made in the USA
One of the best ways to ring in Independence Day is to celebrate makers, artisans, and designers who are producing well-made...
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Celebrate the Golden State
California living’s never looked so good.
Celebrate the Solar Eclipse With 13 Products That Are Out of This World
Today is the day! But even if you aren't on the path of totality, you can still get in the spirit with these stellar items.
A Dark Suburban Home in Melbourne Becomes a Verdant, Light-Filled Refuge
Architecture studio DREAMER revives a century-old dwelling with an addition that optimizes indoor/outdoor flow.
This Super Smart, Super Green Prefab May Be the Future of Suburban Living
The architecture firm superkül and home builder Great Gulf create a prefab with a self-regulating indoor climate.
This “No Footprint” Prefab Embraces Tropical Modernism and Sustainable Design
A 1,600-square-foot home in Costa Rica takes advantage of passive cooling techniques to tread lightly on the land it sits on.
Get the Scoop on Exhibit Columbus With Designer Jonathan Nesci
The Columbus, Indiana, designer previews how a series of installations will reimagine a famous streetscape by Alexander Girard.
A Black-Gable Bush Retreat Celebrates the Humble Australian Shed
Australian architect Roger Nelson spent almost a decade designing a home for his family in Lorne before teaming up with DREAMER...
These 8 Log Cabin Kit Homes Celebrate Nordic Minimalism
Inspired by Nordic nature, Honka offers prefabs and custom-built log home kits at an affordable price.

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