Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids
At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.
Kid Tested, Mothers Approved
A long house on Long Island, this prefab could get to its site peaceably only by traveling in pieces.
15 Modern and Creative Spaces For Kids
It's never too early to instill a good sense of design into your kids.
Inspired by Tom and Jerry, This Net-Filled Vacation Home Is a Kid’s Paradise
Jerry House on Cha-Am Beach near Bangkok is not only a beachside family retreat, but is also a playground and dreamworld for the...
New Kid on the Block
With sensitivity to local building typologies, fresh construction finds a place in Amsterdam.
A House Not Built for Human Beings
An architect-turned-falconer considers animals and nature when designing his own home.
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.
Kids' Room Renovation
A baby's arrival is cause for celebration—and for many, it's also a time to confront limited living space.
This Kid-Friendly Home is Full of Surprises
Clad in black-stained cedar, a monolithic family home rises from its alpine setting outside Queenstown, New Zealand.
An Amazing Kids’ Playhouse Built from an Old Backyard Shed
Joni Lay brings you a story about a kids’ playhouse that’s a lot like the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Ugly Duckling.
9 Stunning Examples of Homes Built on and Around Cliffs
Although not for the faint of heart, a cliffside home can offer the excitement of living on the edge, as well as unparalleled...
A Compact Home in Moscow Built on the Lowest Possible Budget
A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.
The New Zealand House Built on a Sled
This charming two-story beach house is simple, functional, and can be towed to any beach or...
Rising From the Ruins: Homes Built on Architectural Remains
While the English word ruin comes from the Latin "ruina"—meaning “destruction” or “downfall”—ruins can be the literal and...
Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York
An inventive, freestanding “tree house” built by an architectural designer for her family grows in Garrison, New York.
Affordable Modern House Built with Sheer Determination
With a very limited budget and no construction experience, Lucky and Kim Diaz overhauled a wreck of a house into a sweet,...
Foster Your Child's Creativity With These Modern, Architectural Building Toys For Kids
Many parents find themselves constantly searching for creative and well-designed building toys for their children.
An Eco-Friendly Getaway Built With the Future in Mind
In a natural getaway outside of Mexico City, an architect builds a rugged home to last.
A British Furniture Brand Built This Round Village in China
In Gaoming, China, the furniture company Timothy Oulton erected eight round houses, including one breathtaking domed structure,...
Affordable, SIP-Built Family Home in Kansas City
Architect Jamie Darnell had a simple plan for his family’s home in Kansas City, Missouri, but the result is anything but plain.

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