“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

Sustainable, Rural Design by Auburn's Rural Studio
A director and professor at Auburn’s acclaimed architectural lab talk about the next 20 years of sustainable, rural design.
A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
A Concrete Home in Rural Belgium
Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in rural Belgium, a resident and her designer embark on a sensitive renovation...
Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada
Surrounded on all sides by a sweeping Canadian hayfield, the 23.2 House is an angular ode to rural life.
Sustainable Modern School Planned for Rural Mexico
Designed by the firm AT103, the award-winning design is meant to serve as a model for sustainable educational design.
Rural Home on a Holland Harbor
Inspired by her natural surroundings, a Dutch felt artist intuitively crafts a home on a northern Holland harbor.
Rescuing a Historic Homestead, Two Artists Create a Rural German Retreat
An artist couple from Amsterdam convert a neglected farm in rural Germany into a sustainable and modern vacation village.
Spotlight on Multidisciplinary Danish Design Studio, Norm Architects
With a sleek and minimalist Scandinavian aesthetic and a portfolio that includes industrial design, residential architecture,...
Modernist Rural Getaway in Poland
In southwest Poland, architect Robert Konieczny, of KWK Promes, raises the roof—with sod intact—on Jacek Perkowski’s modernist...
Modern Studio of a Finnish Design Legend
Yrjö Kukkapuro, one of Finland’s design legends, is primed for an international resurgence thanks to a new furniture...
10 Tiny Homes in Rural America
Beautiful things can come in small packages.
The Community-Run Cedar House by Airbnb and Go Hasegawa Welcomes Guests in Rural Japan
Now available to book through Airbnb, Yoshino Cedar House serves as a shared space for the rural community of Yoshino, Japan, and...
Gable-Roofed Rural Weekend Home in Connecticut
To create their rural Connecticut getaway, Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi layered their modern design sensibility atop an early...
Minneapolis Modern “Dream Home” Built by Sustainable 9 Design + Build
Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.
A San Francisco Design Collective Reveals its Impeccably Cool Creative Studio
Nicole Hollis and her thriving design collective just completed a six-month renovation that transformed a 1920s industrial space...
Defying traditionalism: concrete bungalow inserted in a rural Belgian landscape
TOOP architectuur's home base embraces the surrounding...
10 Small Apartments by a Hong Kong Design Studio That Are Less Than 1,000 Square Feet
A pragmatic Hong Kong-based design studio finds solutions to the challenges that come with small space living.
Women in Sustainable Design at SXSW Eco
Lance Hosey, co-author of the 2007 book Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design, led a panel at the South by Southwest Eco...
Heatherwick Studio at Design Indaba
Architect Thomas Heatherwick unveils plans to turn a century-old grain silo in Cape Town, South Africa, into the continent's...
Sustainability in Stages
"Personally, I’d rather be living outside,” says architect David Hertz.