Straight and Narrow
Behind an unassuming 19th-century facade in Singapore's Joo Chiat neighborhood, Ching Ian and Yang Yeo's renovation of a typical...
Minimal Home on a Narrow Plot in Japan
A Japanese architect creates multi-use miracles with a home just wider than a big rig.
Narrow Modernist Three-Story Home in Toronto
Facing tight building codes and an even tighter space, Karen White and David MacNaughtan needed an architect who could turn...
11 Skylights Brighten a Compact, Narrow Home in Vancouver
Strategically placed windows and a neutral color palette allow this 2,200-square-foot home to boast an airy, open feel, despite...
Home and Studio Maximizes Very Narrow Site in Echo Park
A house in Echo Park makes the most of its narrow lot with open-plan spaces spread out over four levels.
A Couple's Denver Residence Makes Clever Use of a Narrow Plot
Moving from Lake Michigan, a savvy couple builds a dream home that's also a wise investment.
A Narrow Courtyard Joins a Unique Two-Family Home in Saigon
A city home honors the local culture with communal outdoor space and reclaimed materials.
A Sunny Stairwell Brings Light to an Old Shanghai Dwelling
Dark and structurally unsound, a narrow, three-story home needed to be brightened up.
After a Renovation, a Classic San Francisco Victorian Is Now Bursting With Light and Color
An architect reimagines a narrow 1901 row house in Noe Valley while preserving its historic facade.
A Heavenly Backyard is Precise with Pebbles
A San Francisco landscape designer finds a small-space solution that’s anything but narrow-minded.
Thin, Mint: A Eco-Friendly House Rises in Compact Quarters
On a narrow site in Western Australia, Mountford Architects makes the most of a tight spot—with an eye to the future.
A Sleek Australian Dwelling Keeps its Cool With Passive Design
Outside Melbourne, a light-filled residence with a private garden cuts a narrow figure to minimize solar impact.
Only a Drone Could Capture How This House Fits on a Lot That’s Less Than 20 Feet Wide
An ultra-narrow home rises on a steep slope, wedged between two buildings, a road, and a waterway.
A Modern Beachfront House in São Sebastião, Brazil
Studio Arthur Casas were hired by a previous clients’ friends who wanted to build a house right next door on a narrow beachfront...
Slim Is in For These 10 Skinny Homes
As cities grow denser, the popularity of infill development rises.
A Suspended Living Room Floats Like an Air Ship
Pieter Weijnen’s brand of maritime modernism brings a touch of magic to Amsterdam’s Steigereiland, where the architect built his...
Cathedral Without Walls
Walking down the narrow cobbled lanes of Seville, Spain, I keenly anticipate vibrant Moorish tile, rows of orange trees, and more...
Smaller in Texas
Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping...
How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious
We can’t change the size of our backyard, but there are many simple ways to make your outdoor space feel larger than it is....
For the next installment of Three Buildings I spoke with Acting Director of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Caroline...