Facade Focus: Metal
While still studying architecture at Eindhoven University, Servie Boetzkes and Jeroen Helder landed a commission through “friends...
Copper’s Known to Combat Viruses—Can it Help With Public Health?
Copper’s comeback could be beneficial for more than just interior design.
Bringing Back a Forgotten Material
We’re all familiar with iconic furniture pieces made of fiberglass that were brought to market in the midcentury era—most notably...
Material Guide: The Benefits of Building With Concrete
After an unprecedented year of earthquakes, hurricanes, and fires, a bright light has been shed on the benefits of building with...
Escape to the Woods in These Sustainable, Community-Focused Canadian Cabins
On a private island in Ontario, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects are in the midst of creating an energy-efficient and convivial...
A Chic Georgia Abode Focuses on Nature and Wellness
Interior designer Rebecca Cartwright blends rustic and modern touches in this home, nestled in an arts and wellness community...
A Maine Farmhouse Built With Salvaged Materials
Caleb Johnson Studio combined materials recovered from a vintage farmstead, as well as a midcentury modern teardown, to create...
7 Community-Focused Maker Hotels Around the World
The maker movement has officially migrated into the hotel scene.
Mid-Century Designer Focus: Mel Smilow
An unsung mid-century designer is poised for a triumphant revival.
Three Glass-and-Copper Pavilions Conquer the Cliffs
Hidden on a hill overlooking Australia’s Pittwater Bay, Rob Brown’s design for the James-Robertson house happily opens itself...
Fjord Focus
As Jarmund/Vigsnæs’s growing crop of small, smart houses have garnered increasing attention, their equally prolific civic works...
Pros and Cons: 7 Kitchen and Bath Countertop Materials
We break down the benefits and costs of laminate, wood, concrete, stainless steel, engineered quartz, granite, and marble.
5 Totally Unexpected Flooring Materials For Your Home
These may not be the first flooring materials that come to mind, but they sure will make a statement.
Reclaimed Materials Make Up This Artist Studio in Washington
A modern cabin designed by Les Eerkes incorporates freecycled materials and makes a minimal impact on the surrounding forest.
This Astounding Cabin in Norway Is a Patchwork of Different Materials
For one family's mountain getaway, the architects chose a distinct construction method, window pattern, and roof cladding for...
Facade Focus: Steel
Idaho-based architect Susan Desko—previously a senior design architect for Frank Gehry—created a house built of untreated steel...
Material Spotlight: 11 Hardworking Uses of Western Red Cedar
Durable, long-lasting, and insect-resistant, Western red cedar has been a building material of choice for generations.
10 Warm Wood Floors
Timeless, hardwearing, textured, and warm—the benefits of implementing wooden floors into your home are endless.
Facade Focus: Wood
A Boston couple with a big extended family wanted to enlarge their brick neo-Georgian with an addition that would fit a generous...
Nature of Material
Israeli designer Ran Amitai has a new line of stacking stools that merge organic with high-tech to lovely effect.