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.

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Part history book, part design bible, “Inside Utopia” captures the midcentury modernist psyche and beyond.
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A derelict New Delhi residence gets a second chance at life—becoming a unique place where children will learn, create, and grow.
A Glass Walkway Bridges Classic and Contemporary Style in This New Jersey Home
Messana O’Rorke’s renovation of a suburban Colonial includes a boxy, cedar-clad addition and a showstopping glass bridge.
10 Sarasota Modern Homes That Embrace Balmy Shores
The Sarasota School of Architecture’s open, economical homes were fine-tuned for the Gulf Coast climate.
Reinvigorating a Classic Midcentury Home in Portland
Architect Risa Boyer deftly redesigns the interior of this 1950 home to ensure it still feels original.
11 Innovative and Modern Schools Where Creativity and Good Design Rule
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Before & After: A Classic School Bus Becomes This Family of Four’s Home on the Road
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With the clean lines of its steel-and-glass structure, ESCAPE’s new prefab nods to the past—but inside is a trove of modern...
Dive Into a Visually Stunning Book That Celebrates Modernist Architecture and its Evolution
Covering a wide range of iconic homes from Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye to Shigeru Ban’s Curtain Wall House, Phaidon's recently...
A Classic Queenslander Bungalow Gets an Inky New Extension
A contemporary addition reimagines the interior of this traditional four-room cottage near Brisbane, Australia.
A Sparkling Remodel Revitalizes a 1974 Home That Twists Like a Corkscrew
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Our Favorite New Takes on Classic Outdoor Chairs
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An Old Amsterdam School Is Converted Into 10 Apartments
In Amsterdam’s Bellamy neighborhood, an old school is repurposed and transformed into modern, lofty apartments.
This Classic Pueblo-Style Home in Santa Fe, New Mexico Could Be Yours for $2.3M
The flat-roofed dwelling showcases common elements of the Southwestern architectural style, such as oversize wooden beams, known...
This Urban Micro Home Is the Perfect Basecamp For an Adventurous Couple
Wind River Tiny Homes creates a tiny house that caters to its owners’ outdoorsy lifestyle in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
A New Children’s Book by MOS Architects Chronicles a Family’s Quest for the Perfect Home
In the whimsical hardcover “Houses for Sale,” a family visits the greatest homes in architectural history to find the right fit.
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The Sumptuous ’70s Home Known as Casa Perfect Is Listed at $12M
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From converted barns to modern cabins, each offers a different take on a scenic country escape.
A Fashionable Couple Remake Their Brooklyn Brownstone With a Sartorial Twist
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From Front to Back, This Toronto Home Literally Merges Heritage and Modernism
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The New Polydrops 2020 Camper Is the Perfect Companion to Tesla’s Cybertruck
The futuristic teardrop trailer is back—and it’s better than ever before.
A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico
Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New Mexico, updates the regional adobe archetype into a hallmark of sustainable...
A Hybrid Prefab Home in Upstate New York
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The Perfect Vintage eBay Furniture Finds For Your Home Office
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The Iconic Home That Still Looks as Good as New
Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as...
1920s Bungalow Plus Modern Addition Equals Perfect Austin Home
A couple planning for an investment property in Austin ended up with a home that was too terrific to let go.

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