Best of Design Awards
Best of Design Awards
In the 1950s, Canada’s Department of Transport commissioned a modernist makeover for a tiny international air hub in...
With the preservation of mid-century buildings already a touchy subject—–many people are still unwilling to see the value in...
And the Winner of Rethinking Preservation Is...
We received 132 total entries that featured 118 individual landmarks deserving of preserving.
This 1930s Bungalow in Sydney Was Preserved in the Front and Updated in the Back
Breaking architectural conventions associated with suburban housing, this family home in Sydney’s leafy North Shore has its more...
Merging Old and New With These 10 Modern Renovations in Scotland
The thought of Scottish homes often conjures a vision of stone row houses nestled together on cobblestone streets, rolling green...
7 Historic Ceilings in Modern Homes That Have Been Beautifully Preserved
These spaces let contemporary design take charge everywhere—except for the ceiling, where history rules the design.
Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland
Mike McDonald, an Oakland, California–based builder, faced a common problem for Bay Area homeowners: an aesthetically pleasing,...
A New Book Examines the Art of Breathing Life Into Forgotten Architecture
"We often hear that we live in a time that has no respect for the past: that ours is an era that disregards the architectural...
7 Architectural Preservation Projects in San Francisco
Rounding up a few remarkable renovation and preservation architecture projects in the Bay Area, courtesy of SPUR and San...
A Careful Renovation Brings New Life to a Family’s Heritage Home on the Spanish Coast
Thanks to a careful renovation that included a handful of preservation challenges, a family's Spanish beach house is given new...
A Historic U.S. Post Office Is Transformed Into a Digital Agency’s New Modern Office
After a two-year hunt for the perfect office space, digital agency Mobelux found a new home for their growing company in an...
A Fusion of Old and New Makes this Home For Sale Shine on London’s Womersley Road
Nestled closely between two other quintessential period homes on a quiet residential street in London, this 3,000-square-foot...
How to Make an Old Building New (and Fun) Again
Insider tips on historic preservation for...
In Arizona, a Modern Cube and Tumbledown 1930s Shack Make an Unlikely Couple
A local architectural designer bridges the gap between new construction and historic preservation in a central Phoenix...
9 Stellar San Francisco Renovations
If you've ever embarked on a renovation in California, you know how challenging the historic preservation laws can be.
Modern Addition in Louisville
Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville...
A Major Restoration Updated This Midcentury Landmark in Belgium
A Belgian couple abide by strict preservation rules to breathe new life into an International Style villa by architect Lucien...
What Would Victor Do?
When deciding the future of restoration of a historic Denver property, the preservation-minded homeowners looked to the past for...
7 Preserved Modern Architecture Icons in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Conservancy announced the recipients of its 34th Annual Preservation Awards, and has honored architect and Googie...
A Burnham and Root–designed train depot in small-town Iowa scores a $10,000 preservation grant.