Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas
Responding to the displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan, architect Shigeru Ban designed a series of easy-to-build prefab shelters...
Should We Keep Living in Disaster-Prone Areas?
After a year of ecological calamity, experts wrestle with whether or not we should rebuild in risky areas—and who will pay for it...
Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban
The Japanese architect—and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize—is working with Muji on a new endeavor: using furniture as a module...
11 Buildings by Shigeru Ban
2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban’s body of work is a showcase of spatial and material innovation.
Three Friends Join Forces to Build a Four-Gabled Getaway on Shelter Island
The creek-front communal beach house is made of four structures connected by a glass hallway.
Build a Breezy A-Frame Shelter With These DIY Kits by Artist Jay Nelson
Each kit comes with a miniature model, two prints, and plans for building a shady backyard shelter in about a weekend’s time.
From Milan: Q&A with Shigeru Ban
Boldly declaring “One Chair Is Enough,” Artek, the Finnish company founded in part by legendary architect Alvar Aalto, today...
A Bay Area Chef Builds a Midcentury Ski Cabin Out of Gingerbread
San Francisco–based chef Anthony Strong offers workshops on building a picturesque Tahoe lodge out of candy and gingerbread.
From Trash to Treasure, You Can Build a Deck That’s Easy on Both the Eyes and the Environment
Composite decking has come a long way in recent decades—and one company is going further by recycling 300 million pounds of scrap...
7 Groundbreaking Designs From Around the World That Can Help Us Build the Perfect City
Presented in “The Ideal City,” a new book by IKEA’s design lab, these ideas by leading architects give us the blueprint for...
Extreme Shelter
Living ecological alpine pods in the Italian Alps.
Shelter From the Storm
After three years of legal wrangling, a Raleigh couple find peace in their modern dream home.
How to Build an Affordable America
There are as many solutions to the country’s housing crisis as there are causes. We need them all.
How to Build an Outdoor Shower
There's still enough time this summer to do a little DIY and build an outdoor shower in your yard.
How to Build a Floating Home
We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.
7 Inspiring Solutions For Disaster Relief Housing
Inspired by a builder's response to the devastating wildfires across California, we're taking a look at seven recent designs for...
It Took a Neighborhood to Build This Beachside Bungalow
A California beach community rallies around a well-considered addition to its laid-back streets.
It Took a Whole Family to Build This House
In upstate New York, two families unite to design a vacation house that will suit all their needs for years to come.
How to Build an Off-the-Grid Cabin
Suzanne Shelton’s life work is making sustainable lifestyles attractive and accessible.
8 Prefab Firms in Washington Aiming to Solve the Area’s Housing Shortages
Although Washington’s cost of living continues to rise, these prefab companies are creating positive change with their...