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

An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico
By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a...
This Home’s Unique Shape Is Designed to Capture Sunlight
The structure maximizes changing daylight conditions with a window-filled, L-shaped floor plan that flows onto a lush landscape.
A Rustic Home Rivals the Rugged Beauty of Its Forest Setting
Tucked in the pine forests and granite mountains of California’s High Sierra, this home takes a page from the National Park...
A Saltbox Home Is Revamped to Embrace its Sublime Cove Setting
A Brooklyn–based family enlists an architect to radically modernize their 1970s vacation home in Martha's Vineyard.
A Yurt-Inspired Vacation Home on the High Desert Plains of Colorado
Yurts inspire nature-immersed ideas of escaping the trappings of urban living—usually while enjoying cool breezes, icy beverages,...
A Montauk Vacation Home Finds Common Ground With its Natural Surroundings
An NYC family's Long Island retreat was meant to be an escape.
A Bright Mexican Home Brilliantly Weaves Nature Into its Design
In Mexico, a colorful home prioritizes nature by integrating four on-site trees into its layout.
An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece
A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern...
A Concrete Abode in Uruguay Embraces its Beachfront Setting
The communal spaces on the top floor of this three-story residence open up to ocean views.
A Suburban Vancouver Home Edits its Privacy Settings
A seemingly street-shy house near Vancouver opens to reveal an expansive interior.
This Striking Chalet Perfectly Balances Playfulness With Contemporary Design
Surrounded by valleys and dense foliage, Abercorn Chalet is a bold, stylish retreat that embraces the natural wonders of Quebec’s...
11 Homes That Capture the Spirit of Joshua Tree
These cabins, domes, and houses channel the free-spirited nature of the desert.
6 British Vacation Homes You Can Stay in That Were Designed by Renowned Architects
If you’re a fan of modern architecture, then why not plan your next vacation at one of these British holiday properties designed...
Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist
In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.
This Playful Melbourne Home Embraces Its Split Personality
Heritage in the front, modern in the back—this renovation by FMD Architects is a family home with character.
Tala Lighting Puts High Design Into High-Efficiency LED Bulbs
When Joshua Ward, Maxwell Wood, and William Symington launched their first LED collection, they were looking to address a trio of...
12 Scandinavian Prefabs That Embody High-Design Hygge
Found throughout the region, these homes are big on style and sustainability.
Stay in a Riverside Vacation Home That Embraces the Australian Bush
Perched atop a steep slope overlooking the Hawkesbury River on Dangar Island—just an hour north of Sydney—this tranquil, modern...
Modern Meets Ancient in a Renovated Italian Vacation Home
The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento,...
Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home
A Belgian architecture firm transforms a 140-square-foot Dutch military structure into a modern-day vacation retreat.