Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park
High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the...
A Mies van der Rohe-Inspired Cottage in Johannesburg
A floating wall on a Johannesburg cottage draws inspiration from local mining moguls and Mies van der Rohe.
Less Is More: 10 Buildings by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's "International Style" was the impetus for the midcentury modernism we know today.
Lighting Up Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House
Two Chicago multimedia artists want to flip the switch on a Mies masterpiece to create an immersive experience.
Park Street Renovation
The renovation of Katie and John Eller's Park Street Residence in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco began with a...
Glass Takes Center Stage in These 10 See-Through Homes
While the iconic work of Philip Johnson and Mies van der Rohe immediately comes to mind when glass is mentioned, modern day...
Chicago Crowdsources a Skate Park
Skaters, bikers, and a park advocate are breaking new ground in Chicago's Grant Park.
An Origami-Inspired Apartment in Hong Kong With Tons of Smart Storage
Following the influential saying adopted by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, “less is more," this Hong Kong apartment taps into the...
Harboe's Marks
Chicago preservation architect Thomas “Gunny” Harboe prefers not to dismantle architectural monuments.
A Used Cargo Van Becomes a Mobile Studio
Filmmaker Zach Both got creative when it was time for him to hit the road for work last year.
7 Vintage-Inspired Trailer Parks, Airstreams and All
Summer is coming, and even if you're not a fan of camping or road trips, you can still enjoy the experience of staying in a...
What Lies Within America’s First Urban-Renewal Project
High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the...
Elevated 606 Park Will Transform Chicago
A decade in the making, an unused 2.7-mile rail line is set to become Chicago's great new park.
A Park Rises in the Shadow of a Toronto Highway
Parks are popping up in all types of surprising places.
Democratic Design: The Work of Le Van Bo
Van Bo Le-Mentzel arrived on the shores of Germany as a young refugee from Laos.
Black, Red, and Green All Over
A dramatic house in Australia drew its architectural inspiration from Mies van der Rohe but got its color from fresh tomato sauce.
Park Place
Tucked away on the edge of a nature preserve, a customized home breaks the prefab mold.
Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
"Where Should I Keep My...?": Solving the Ultimate Small Space Dilemmas
Squeeze every last bit of storage space out of your dwelling, no matter its size.
Escape to a Bio-Passive Vacation Refuge in a Bavarian Nature Park
Set in a nature park and beech forest in the small Bavarian town of Betzenstein, Germany, is a modern bio-passive vacation house...

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