San Diego Teaches Us How Micro-Living Can Thrive
A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for the city.
San Diego, CA
Nestled on the Pacific coastline, between Los Angeles’s sprawl and the Mexican border, San Diego is a surprisingly design-forward...
You Can Finally Buy an Ecocapsule Micro Home in the U.S.
The tiny pod home can harvest all of its own energy and water—and it just officially launched in Times Square during NYCxDesign.
Journey by Design: Mexico City
Richly layered and elegant with an edge, the capital of Mexico is brimming with incredible art, design, history, and architecture...
Modern Mixed Use in San Diego
When Im and David Schafer moved in together they faced the challenge of combining the contents of David’s 880-square-foot loft...
How Ancient Technologies Can Show Us the Way to More Sustainable Building
We present four case studies on more viable ways of living in mountains, forests, wetlands, and deserts.
How a Family of Four Thrives in a 1985 Volkswagen Van
The Sellmeyer family embraces #vanlife as an opportunity to live, learn, and love while exploring the great outdoors.
Chic Ranch-Style Living Awaits Near San Diego for $5.8M
In Rancho Santa Fe, California, an estate with retractable glass walls, soaring ceilings, and tropical gardens is made for...
A Renovated Midcentury in San Diego Is Sharp and Sustainable
Danish architect Jesper Pedersen reimagines a Lloyd Ruocco midcentury, putting sustainability at the forefront of the...
12 Tiny House Companies That Can Make Your Micro-Living Dreams Come True
Tiny homes may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all share the same spirit—they promise a simpler lifestyle in a...
Over 80 Years Later, Fallingwater Still Has Lessons to Teach Us
Completed in 1938, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is as relevant as ever—and it’s a model of architectural conservancy.
How to Stay Cool by Living in a Shipping Container
A shipping container home tackles temperature control in a tropical environment.
An Immaculate Midcentury Abode in San Diego Asks $1.55M
Designed by influential architect William Krisel, the three-bed, two-bath residence promises comfort and style.
This Is How You Can Live Large in a Small Space
With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.
In This Compact Barcelona Apartment, Space Is Maximized With Smart Material Choices
In the heart of Poblenou, a neighborhood in Barcelona that was once the epicenter of industry in the 19th century, rising real...
These Modern Parents Show How Invaluable Technology Can Be
As founders of a thriving design collective and parents to three young children, Matthew and Jesse Hufft have their hands full,...
How Can Higher Education Build a Better Architect?
In the 2010s, design/build programs were the cutting edge of architectural education.
A Modern Micro-House in Portland Clad in Local Fir
Small in footprint, but grand in presentation, a 250-square-foot accessory dwelling unit provides cozy accommodations equipped...
The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego
A multi-generational home in San Diego, California, elegantly combines sustainability and luxury.
How to Set the Stage For Outdoor Living With Scenic Doors
With an impressive array of scenic doors that capture views and connect spaces both inside and outside the home, Marvin Windows...
A Hut in the Italian Alps That Braced Against the Elements Now Revels in the Dramatic Landscape
Luconi Architetti Associati took a boarded-up utilitarian structure and installed large windows with wood coverings that open to...
A Home on a Private Island That's Based on a Frank Lloyd Wright Design Is on the Market For $14.9M
Located just 47 miles from New York City, Petra Island is a 10-acre private island in the middle of Lake Mahopac that's shaped...
How Changing the Layout of Your House Can Make it a Home
Parachute founder Ariel Kaye gives us the 411 in this excerpt from her new book, “How to Make a House a...
Can Co-Living Survive in a Socially Distanced Future?
Over the past decade, soaring rents and urban loneliness have been driving people to live closer together.
You Can Only Reach This Canadian Micro Cabin by Foot, Skis, or Snowshoes
Want to unplug? Consider booking a stay at this “elegantly rustic” off-grid retreat in the Laurentides region of Quebec.
A Striking Mixed-Use Building Near San Diego’s Historic Balboa Park Seeks $6.5M
Designed by Safdie Rabines Architects and decked out with luxe amenities, the 4-unit contemporary structure in Bankers Hill...
How Mixed Reality Can Conquer Buyer’s Remorse
Welcome to the future of furniture shopping.
You Can Own a Piece of San Diego’s Modernist History for $1.3M
A textbook example of the streamline moderne style, the Walter Church Residence was groundbreaking when it was built in the 1940s.
How the Ancient Concept of “Shakkei” Can Enhance the Beauty of Your Home
The traditional East Asian design principle involves incorporating elements of a distant landscape, or “borrowed scenery,” into a...
A Revamped Cottage With a Detached Entertainment “Cube” Asks $2.8M in San Diego
Renovated to foster indoor/outdoor living, the charming La Jolla home was featured in a Dwell home tour in 2016.
Recipes for Success: Three Families Tell Us How They Created a Perfect Kitchen
Check out these varying approaches—from a London kitchen’s pitched-timber ceiling to an all-in-one island tucked neatly into a...
You Can Ski Right Into the Living Room of This Mountain Retreat
Faulkner Architects creates an expansive home on a challenging mountain slope.
The New Living Vehicle Micro Home Is an Off-Grid Dream Come True
The aluminum travel trailer is topped with solar panels and packed with flexible spaces that live larger than its 232 square feet.
These 4 European Homes Show How Striking a Steep Roof Can Be
Steeply pitched roofs give these four European homes a sharp, clean, and modern look.
A TikTok Personality on How Gardening Can Keep You Calm, Cool, and Collected
Self-care celebrity Garden Marcus of TikTok fame shares the lessons he’s learned from the botanical world.
Meet the Craftsmen
Partnering with family-owned companies around the country, Room & Board collaboratively develops timeless pieces with superior...

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