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Ship Shape: An Austin Home With a Shipping Container Addition Asks $499K
Patrice Rios, founder of interior design firm Troo Designs and custom shipping container business Sige&Honey, has combined her...
Smooth Sailing: The Cruise Ship’s Evolution From the 1800s to Today
From the no-frills vessel to the modernist liner, and the ’90s megaship to today’s boutique offerings, the cruise ship has come a...
A Suspended Living Room Floats Like an Air Ship
Pieter Weijnen’s brand of maritime modernism brings a touch of magic to Amsterdam’s Steigereiland, where the architect built his...
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...
This Home’s Unique Shape Is Designed to Capture Sunlight
The structure maximizes changing daylight conditions with a window-filled, L-shaped floor plan that flows onto a lush landscape.
This Serene Cabin in Slovakia Takes the Shape of a Yurt
A weekend getaway for a creative couple outside Bratislava is inspired by the nomadic structure.
This Winning Renovation Takes Cues From 1930s Cruise Ship Design
Plaster Fun House in South Australia draws on Art Deco and P&O style.
Resembling the Inverted Hull of a Ship, an English Guest House Pays Homage to the Harbor
Designed by Cambridge-based Mole Architects for an architect and developer, the Houseboat is a curved, split-level structure...
These Twin Residences in Toronto Form One Barn-Like Shape
Combining barn aesthetics with loft-style living, Ancerl Studio transforms two dilapidated homes in Parkdale.
Tile Talk: 5 Most Popular Shapes and How to Use Them
We bring you the long and short (and round) of the typical shapes that tiles come in.
Light and Shadow Help Shape This Modern Brick House in Vietnam
Drawing from traditional architecture, Long An House in Southern Vietnam allows natural elements like light, air, and water to...
Shape-Shifting Architecture: 10 Buildings That Move or Change Form
In the design world, there's been a lot of interesting talk about “smart” architecture lately—particularly what's involved in...
Repurposed Ship Materials and 100-Year-Old Beams Make Up This Tree House-Like Home
With five-story water views and accents from a salvaged ship, this home has served as inspiration for an acclaimed architect.
How to Shape a Shoji, Step by Step
Every order Miya Shoji receives is different, but the procedure follows the same rough pattern each time.
This Shape-Shifting Pad in Hong Kong Challenges What You Think of Smart Homes
Sim-Plex Design Studio transforms a tiny apartment into a flexible, four-bedroom home whose Zen-inspired interiors belie...
Timothy Ben Furniture Shapes Up
Two new designs from Cardiff-based Timothy Ben Furniture turn the basic geometry of shapes into fully customizable and functional...
How a Friendship Between Isamu Noguchi and Saburo Hasegawa Helped Shape Midcentury Design
A new exhibit at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum tells the story of how two midcentury masters met, and how their shared...
How a Steam-Bent Home Took Shape in Cornwall
For Tom and Danie Raffield, building a family home was a labor of love.
<em>Shape</em>: Doodles for Design Learning
A cartoon created by the Dublin City Council aims to get kids to question and shape their environment.
A Stop Motion Video of a Shape-Shifting House
Architecture firm Olson Kundig is known for designing homes that allow residents to be as integrated or removed from nature as...