This Backyard Triumphs Over Trouble to Become an Oasis of Calm
Prompted by a collapsing retaining wall, a couple transform their Hollywood Hills backyard into a modern retreat.
A New Experiential Hostel in Austin Offers Unique Lodging in a Restored Railway Hotel
A new “experiential hostel" combines boutique hotel design, amenities, and service with the energy and community that's typically...
A Small Development in Los Feliz Offers Scandinavian-Inspired Urban Living
Based in East Los Angeles, lifestyle, interior, and portrait photographer Lauren Moore shared these shots she took of the Habitat...
This New Japanese Resort Offers Access to Hot Springs and Pristine Alpine Skiing
KAI Alps is reopening this December as a luxury hot springs ryokan (or Japanese inn) in northern Nagano, the stunning ski region...
A New Modern Hotel in San Diego Offers Surfing Adventures and Local Hospitality
When it comes to traveling these days, more and more people are seeking out ways to stay like a local—but that craving is now...
This Brooklyn Boutique Is an Oasis of Calm in the Busy City
In Williamsburg, architect Elizabeth Roberts creates a serene jewelry showcase.
Brooklyn Home Keeps its Historic Bones While Getting a Much Needed Interior Update
A creative couple flips the script on their family home, a former workman’s cottage on the northern edge of Brooklyn.
Pod Living
A pair of Arizona–based architects prove that sleeping in a pod is hardly an extraterrestrial experience.
The #1 Small-Space Hack New Yorkers Swear By
Small-space decorating can be a challenge—few people know this better than Manhattanites.
All You Need Is LV
In the most unlikely of places—rural Missouri—Rocio Romero has designed and built a prefab empire.
How Tiny Pods Are the Future For Portland's Houseless Community
In the fall of 2015, the city of Portland, Oregon, declared a state of emergency on housing due to the high number of homeless...
Smaller in Texas
Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping...
9 Small Spaces With Color
From city apartments to vacation rentals and boutique hotels, a daring and creative use of colorful paint, textiles, and other...
A Renovated Modernist Oasis in the French Riviera
Once home to modernist architect Barry Dierks, this historic home overlooking the Mediterranean Sea gets some functional updates...
Smaller in Texas
In a far-flung desert destination, designer Barbara Hill does it again.
Lauded Midcentury City Square Receives a Much-Needed Revitalization
After years of neglect, Mellon Square in Pittsburgh reemerges as a 21st-century public space.
A Dull Stucco Home Becomes a Modern California Oasis
Christian Rice Architects transformed a Spanish-style dud into a lofty, contemporary gem.
Vacation Home in the California Desert is a Modernist Oasis
A Canadian family’s getaway in the California desert.
The Pampa House is an Oasis a Million Miles from Nowhere
Building around the challenges of the weather alongside the home’s intense isolation and difficult accessibility, the architect...

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