The late architect David Boone was always one to take his work home with him—he just kept it in the home’s office.
A Year of Careful Study Leads to a Thoughtful Renovation of a 1949 Eichler
Whenever Jay and Melissa of Serrao Design/Architecture are tasked with transforming an older home, they try to heighten its...
On the Level
Judged by contemporary design standards, the typical postwar suburban split-level house has little to recommend it. Usually...
Kids' Room Renovation
A baby's arrival is cause for celebration—and for many, it's also a time to confront limited living space.
10 Jean Nouvel Buildings We Love
French Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel is credited by the New York Times in a profile piece as "exceptionally good...
Clever Storage Solutions and a Shifted Layout Revive This 1950s Chicago Home
When Carly and Brad Moeller were searching for a new home in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood of Chicago, they came across a...
Steel Framed Split-Level Home in Germany
What do architects build when they can be their own...
When updating mid-century gems, homeowners are faced with the conundrum of marrying technological modernization with historic...
In an urban apartment, a warren of ceramic brick walls and vinyl flooring is replaced with a sunny open plan.
Reviving Neutra with Hive Living
We recently received a letter from a reader, Kristy Krone, after she read the article Hive Design in our September issue, which...
Spotlight on John Yeon, the Father of Northwest Regional Architecture
In 1937, a photo landed in the hands of The Museum of Modern Art that would propel a young Portland, Oregon, architect, John...
Iconic Perspectives: John Lautner’s Garcia House
Though not everyone agrees on exactly how iconic architecture should be preserved, there are those who take a real shot at it,...
Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui
With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape.
Paul Goldberger at AIA SF
Last week I had lunch at the AIA San Francisco to hear New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger discuss his new book Why...
Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a...
This Is How You Can Live Large in a Small Space
With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.
A Dramatic Cutout Wall and Other Surprises Define This Playful House
In Auckland, New Zealand, an architect cleverly uses roof supports and surplus soil to define space, both inside and out.
Bed, Beer, and Breakfast: Hotel Emma
Former set designers Roman and Williams remodeled the glorieous Pearl Brewery into a 146 room luxury hotel that invites visitors...
This 60-Square-Foot Structure Divides and Conquers in a Manhattan Renovation
In a New York loft, a multifunctional cube provides a space-saving fix that’s anything but square.
Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll.