Modernism is a philosophical movement that arose from transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the factors that shaped modernism were industrialization and the rapid growth of cities.

10 Modern San Francisco Homes
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9 Stellar San Francisco Renovations
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Phaidon's 20th Century World Architecture Atlas
On November 1st, Phaidon debuted 20th Century World Architecture: The Phaidon Atlas.
Space and Storage Needs Guide the Expansion of a Family's Cottage North of San Francisco
Even after a cramped cottage north of San Francisco grew, space and storage remained top of mind.
Devising Clever Solutions For a Small San Francisco Loft
A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas.
A Historic Victorian in San Francisco Is Meticulously Transformed Into a Modern Family Home
In San Francisco’s Alamo Square, Jensen Architects turns to the past to boldly reinterpret a storied historic home.
A 19th-Century Carriage House Is Transformed Into a Live/Work Residence For a Pair of Artists
Two artists transform a 19th-century carriage house into a home where they can both live and create.
A Careful Renovation of a 19th-Century Flat in Gothenburg Brings it Back to Life
A 19th-century apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, is reborn.
Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco
Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their...
A Rooftop Addition on a 19th-Century Building Suits a Growing Family’s Needs
An architect renovates his penthouse residence on the roof of the historic Gilsey House in Manhattan’s NoMad district—adding...
A Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco
Making the most of vertical space unleashes the potential of a petite San Francisco project.
Modern Boutique Hotel in a 19th-Century Foundry
Designer John Tong’s inventive Ontario boutique hotel blends rural references with an urbane sensibility.
Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco
Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a...
Revamping the San Francisco Vernacular, Modern Design and Technology Serves A Busy Family
Designpad Architecture renovates a Noe Valley residence for a growing family to help them feel more connected to each other and...
Why Brazilian Modernist Lina Bo Bardi Is "Among the Most Important Architects of the 20th Century"
The author of Lina Bo Bardi peels back the layers of the influential architect's work.
A Passive House and "Sauna Tower" Join a 19th-Century Barn in the Hudson Valley
In New York, architecture and interiors firm BarlisWedlick creates an eclectic compound designed to suit a client with an...
A San Francisco Design Collective Reveals its Impeccably Cool Creative Studio
Nicole Hollis and her thriving design collective just completed a six-month renovation that transformed a 1920s industrial space...
A 1925 Portland Home Is a Rad Mashup of 20th-Century Styles
A local design firm draws from many eras for a Portland renovation.
Tour a 17th-Century Paris Loft Overflowing with Vintage Items
A tastemaker brings his distinct vision to an industrial loft with a centuries-old pedigree.
Modern Interiors Shine Behind the 19th-Century Facade of This Nashville Home, Now Asking $2.1M
A Dutch renaissance home with a storied past in Nashville, Tennessee, has received a head-to-toe renovation that brings out its...