“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.
Design Students Build Seven Modern Sheds in Rural Vermont
A chicken coop, a mobile sauna, and a sugar shack are just a few of the "rural interventions" built by architecture students in...
Rural Studio’s 20K Homes Reveal the Systemic Problems Behind Affordable Housing
In rural Western Alabama, a student-led program evolves from building $20,000 homes to creating a blueprint for sustainable,...
A Tiny Cabin in Rural Sweden Pops With Red Pinewood
A couple’s 269-square-foot getaway features a crimson exterior and an unfinished pine plywood interior.
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.
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.
A Minimalist Mediterranean Home Rises in Rural Spain
The site of a former family vineyard becomes the wild and rugged canvas for Casa en el Campo—a modern home built from sleek,...
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...
Michelin Starred Chef André Chiang’s New Home in Rural Taiwan
A renowned chef blends his culinary philosophies into the design of his home in Taiwan.
Top 5 Converted Barns and Farmhouses That Celebrate Their Rural Roots
Get back to basics with these modern farmhouses and barns.
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.
This Home in Rural Quebec Is Inspired by Nature and Frank Lloyd Wright
An expansive country home draws inspiration from the landscape with a faceted roof that echoes the hills of rural Quebec.
Each Generation Builds on the Last at This Rural Retreat in Western Pennsylvania
An architect adds a pair of rustic modern wings to her childhood home outside Pittsburgh, becoming the third generation to make...
Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects Create a Rural Retreat For Two Art Collectors
Composed of geometric forms clad in corrugated iron, the residence doubles as a gallery for the couple's collection.
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...
Rural Home on a Holland Harbor
Inspired by her natural surroundings, a Dutch felt artist intuitively crafts a home on a northern Holland harbor.
A London Couple's Backyard Studio Is Clad in Sustainable Cork
A musician-and-seamstress couple commission a shared workspace in their elegant garden.
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...
The 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...