A Sculptural Desert Escape Inspired by a Shadow
This dark Yucca Valley home tricks the eye through clever use of light and shadow.
Escape to a John Lautner Micro-Resort in the Californian Desert
Stay in a midcentury modern hotel built and inspired by the iconic style of American architect John Lautner.
A Rookie Designer and Her Builder Father Create an Artist's Sculptural Loft in the Desert
A rookie designer, a veteran builder, and an artist eschew the traditional and join forces to create a singular residence in...
A Yurt-Inspired Vacation Home on the High Desert Plains of Colorado
Yurts inspire nature-immersed ideas of escaping the trappings of urban living—usually while enjoying cool breezes, icy beverages,...
In Praise of Shadows
In designing for themselves in Phoenix, Ethan Wessel and Sarah Swartz Wessel explore architecture as a living, breathing,...
Desert Utopia
With this elegant steel prototype, Marmol Radziner and Associates launch a new prefab venture with the goal of bringing their...
A Lake Superior Escape With a Whitewashed Masonry Sauna
Wood and masonry come together in this Minnesotan refuge that balances the built environment with the natural setting.
9 Modern Prefabs in the Desert
The barren beauty of a desert landscape can be a source of inspiration for off-the-grid prefab living.
John Lautner's Desert Rose
Two Los Angeles designers resuscitate a down-at-the-heel John Lautner building—and give architecture fans a chance to spend the...
A Picturesque Desert Prefab
Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical...
9 Angular Homes Inspired by Geometry
Homes that are characterized by bold, geometric shapes can create an eye-catching presence while also serving functional purposes.
Small "Hybrid Prefab" Home in the Desert
The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park.
Operation Desert Shed
Architect Lloyd Russell’s design for this desert getaway passively mitigates the elements with a utilitarian solution, turning a...
This Sculptural Staircase Shapes an Entire Home
How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting...
A Colorful Apartment Inspired by Paper Patterns Used in Fashion
For the young homeowner, a French-educated fashion designer, Waterfrom Design created a colorful, sophisticated apartment...
A Corbusier-Inspired Parisian Home
An American architect in Paris experiments with Corbusian perceptions of interior and exterior space.
A Park Rises in the Shadow of a Toronto Highway
Parks are popping up in all types of surprising places.
Escaping to a Mini-Villa in Baja California
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VIGNETTE /Inspired by Constructivist art
Jewelry Collection by Ladies & Gentlemen...
Toronto's Tetris Inspired Home
We have all played the game “Tetris” at least once in our lives.

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