The conclusion of World War II brought a huge influx of American optimism, which led to a burgeoning middle class interested in buying and nesting. The midcentury modern era left an indelible mark on modern design. In product design, midcentury modern masters include Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Achille Castiglioni, Arne Jacobson, Isamu Noguchi, Jean Prouve, Eero Saarinen, Poul Kjaerholm, Hans Wegner, Charlotte Perriand, and Alvar Aalto. Giants of modern architecture include Mies van der Rohe, Ray and Charles Eames, Rudolph Schindler, Paul Rudolph, Charles Ellsworth, and Richard Neutra.

A Modest Midcentury Bungalow Takes on New Life in Sydney
Completed over the span of five years, a Sydney home sports a refashioned rear that’s delightfully different from the original...
Greenery Breathes Fresh Life Into a Brazilian Midcentury
With a budget of $50,000, a home rich in family history is treated to a bright, airy renovation for the first time since it was...
An Australian Renovation Gives New Life to Midcentury Style
Take a second look at Nest Architects, an Australian firm featured in our September 2016 renovation issue with this MCM update.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unbuilt Predecessor to the Guggenheim Museum Comes to Life
Through photorealistic renderings, Spanish architect David Romero resurrects one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s unrealized designs for a...
Artists Need Apply: This Midcentury Home Comes With an All-Purpose Workshop for $949K
A former office building in Oakland, California, is now a charming single-family home with a versatile courtyard and studio.
Shelf Life
Though he appears to live alone, this graphically inclined Parisian commissioned an apartment that deftly houses his many...
Come Sail Away
On a quest to create a weekend house for herself and her husband, Nancy Church scaled back her design fantasies and discovered...
A Texas Camping Spot Complete With Yurts and Miniature Donkeys
For those seeking a hidden locale to set up camp for an idyllic weekend getaway, Green Acres in Elgin, Texas might be the...
Will Your Next Office Come on Wheels?
From autonomous cars to rolling, connected office pods, the future of work is likely to be increasingly mobile—think BYOD on...
7 Repurposed Churches Around the World
With their stained-glass windows, vaulted ceilings, open-floor plans, and intriguing history, churches that are repurposed into...
The World’s First Fully Accessible Water Park Raises the Bar for Inclusion
In San Antonio, Morgan’s Inspiration Island opens for its second season.
A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.
Editor’s Letter: Ideas for Life
Here is the best idea for life: Choose to be extraordinary.
Mid-Century Mash-Up
Although postwar California modernism is generally associated with Southern California, the Bay Area’s own tradition has begun in...
Midcentury Renovation in Austin
With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects...
A Mid-Century Manhattan Loft
When you're running a company out of your home, you'd better hope you've got the space to keep everything in its place.
8 Subterranean Homes That Are Out of This World
Though it's not typical, building a home underground can offer an alternative way of living that may fit with the lifestyle...
21 Cats Living in the Modern World
These cats are living out their nine lives in comfort and style.
Life in This Verdant Home in Vietnam Is a Walk in the Park
Trees and vines create greenhouse-like interiors for Stepping Park House in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Flying Nest Is a Nomadic Hotel That Travels Around the World
French designer Ora-ïto repurposes old shipping containers to create a mobile hotel.