Michigan or Bust
I'm quite happy to report that I'm off for Michigan for the first time in all my days on Wednesday.
A Dramatic Cantilevered Roof Creates a Spacious Terrace Overlooking Lake Michigan
Set atop a woodland ridge with views of Lake Michigan, this charred, timber-wrapped home boasts warm interiors and a functional...
Mid-Century Modern Michigan Service Stations by Alden B. Dow
In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, automobile designs were characterized by head-turning tailfins and sleek lines.
Plagued Ash Trees Were Repurposed to Create This Charred-Cedar Clad Home on Lake Michigan
A charred-cedar clad home overlooks Lake Michigan.
Modern Cottage Renovation in Michigan
A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.
Cabins and Connectors Form a Family’s Lake Michigan Retreat
Balancing public and private spaces and facilitating the merge of indoors and outdoors, a series of white cedar-clad volumes...
"Autumn Reflections 2017" opens historically significant mid-century modern homes to touring
Michigan’s Architect Laureate, Alden B. Dow, designed over 600 structures and the entire City of Lake Jackson, Texas throughout...
A Modern Dark Tower
In northwest Michigan, a vacation retreat boasts a prime vantage point from which to soak up the bucolic scenery.
Defining an Architectural Canon From the Ground Up
The residents of Midland, Michigan, are leading the charge to document their community’s unique architectural history.
Dow Chemical put Midland on the map, but architect and local scion Alden B. Dow made it the most modern town in Michigan.
Red Cedar Is the Key Ingredient of This Wooded Cottage For Sale
Located just an hour-and-a-half away from Chicago, a three-bedroom modern cottage in Michigan City, Indiana is for sale for just...
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...
The Midland Country Club by Alden B. Dow
When Alden B. Dow drew his first sketches for a clubhouse for the Midland Country Club in 1930, he had yet to receive his...
Modernist furniture may signal worldly tastes, but its American origins lie in Michigan’s humble reaches.
Events this Weekend: 3.11-3.14
The action this weekend is in New York and the Midwest, with our favorite events and exhibitions taking place in the Big Apple...
The Peter Carras Residence 1961 (The Dow Test House) Designed by Alden B. Dow F.A.I.A.
In the summer of 1961, The Dow Chemical Company approached Alden B. Dow with a proposal to design a research test house that used...
Retooling Manufacturing in Detroit
Manufacturing and the history of Detroit go hand in hand—from heavy industry to automotive to personal accessories and more.
A Ranch House Kitchen Renovation
For their lakeside retreat in northwestern Michigan, Keith and Mary Campbell renovated a 1970s ranch house to include a spacious...
Q&A with Paper Engineer Matt Shlian
Apophenia: the experience of seeing meaningful patterns or connections in random or meaningless data.
Zoe Ryan on Hyperlinks at AIC
A new exhibit opened this weekend at the Art Institute of Chicago.