San Diego Teaches Us How Micro-Living Can Thrive
A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for the city.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
How Can Higher Education Build a Better Architect?
In the 2010s, design/build programs were the cutting edge of architectural education.
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.
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.
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,...
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.
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...
How to Stay Cool by Living in a Shipping Container
A shipping container home tackles temperature control in a tropical environment.
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.
This Stunning Outlaw 356 Can Be Found Cruising The Streets Of San Diego
When I first moved to San Diego a few years ago, I saw this very black Porsche 356 regularly driving about.
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...
The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego
A multi-generational home in San Diego, California, elegantly combines sustainability and luxury.
Check Out This Vintage Post-and-Beam Near San Diego Asking $760K
Located in the up-and-coming enclave of La Mesa, the midcentury-modern abode will likely go fast.