An 1850s Farmhouse in Iowa City Gets a Modern Makeover
A modest 1850s farmhouse gets an addition and renovation that respect the vernacular of rural Iowa while modernizing the...
An Incredible Forest Home Leaps Over a Ravine
Tucked into a heavily wooded parcel in rural Iowa, the Ravine Residence blurs the boundary between interior and exterior with...
Farm Fresh
Nobody ever said farming was easy, but the rewards of a homegrown harvest are great.
Restoration Station
A Burnham and Root–designed train depot in small-town Iowa scores a $10,000 preservation grant.
Fresh and Baked Ricotta
In Wellman, Iowa, Joanna and Geoff Mouming concocted a fresh take on the traditional barn (making it modern with the help of...
8 Modern American Farmhouses
With a strong connection to the land and a nostalgic silhouette, there's something special about farmhouses that recalls a bygone...
Preview "The Modern Family" Video
If you've enjoyed our previous videos—including behind-the-scenes looks at unconventional residences in New York City and San...
Doug Sharp of BSB Design
BSB Design was established in 1966 in Des Moines, Iowa, as a small architectural firm with a grand mission statement: Every...
Let's Get Small
This week I'm staying in Sebastopol, California, home of the Tiny Tumbleweed House Co, recently featured in a New York Times...
And the Winner of Rethinking Preservation Is...
We received 132 total entries that featured 118 individual landmarks deserving of preserving.
Friday Finds 06.01.12
Wrap up the week with our collection of design, architecture, music, and literature finds.
The Theory of Elevation
Angela Feddersen spent years cutting her teeth at major design firms in the midwest.
A Versatile House Fulfills All This Musician's Needs
In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.
To Be or Not to Be . . . Licensed
In the United States, it’s illegal to call yourself an architect unless you have been licensed by a state—a process requiring a...
An Introduction to Modern Real Estate
Though the market has rarely looked worse, our primer on the past, present, and future of modern real estate gives you the inside...
Where the Sidewalk Ends
After taking on San Francisco City Hall, architect Jane Martin helped spawn a movement that has rendered the city’s sidewalks...
Baton Rouge Oasis
On a lot nobody, particularly the city of Baton Rouge, could love, architect David Baird created an oasis for his family and his...
Richard Schultz: Always Pioneering
Fifty years after the fact, Schultz remembers the birth of The Leisure...
The Greening of Southie
Ten years ago, realtors wouldn't have guessed they'd be selling luxury apartments based on cotton insulation and dual-flush...
Sustainable Strides in Today's Architecture
Having explored issues of sustainability in the postmodern era, we turn to the measurable strides evident in today's best modern...

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