Urban Sprawl, Squared
The Places We Live is a new book of extraordinary photographs by Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen, documenting the teeming...
Urban Renewal
A Copenhagen family trades the suburbs for a quaint town house steeped in tradition.
Urban Vessel
"I'm used to spending time on boats," says New York based architect and interior designer Page Goolrick, who has been sailing...
Hip to be Square
Nestled in the lakeside community of Bow Mar sits a house that seemed beyond repair.
Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis
In a South Minneapolis neighborhood of century-old housing stock, Julie Snow’s bold but elegant residential design fulfilled...
It's Hip to Be Square
This pair of handy Portlanders doesn’t crave any more of Oregon’s territory than what’s taken up by their 704-square-foot home,...
Renovation: 800 Square Feet
While in the process of helping his father find a suitable home closer to his family, Sacramento designer Curtis Popp realized he...
A Vibrant Cabin in NYC Explores the Future of Urban Living
As cities continue to explode in population despite diminishing space for expansion, we have to wonder—what does the future hold...
This Modern Home in Singapore Is a Living Urban Jungle
Conceived as a three-dimensional landscape installation with spatial pockets floating within, this house in Singapore literally...
Mountain Dwellings Urban Development in Copenhagen
In Ørestad—Copenhagen’s tiny but buzzing new hub of urban development—a mountain rises from the flatlands.
A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning
At America's first urban planning conference, held in New York in 1898, a British planner asked whether he and his colleagues...
A Small Development in Los Feliz Offers Scandinavian-Inspired Urban Living
Created by Integrated Development, this small-lot development that opened in October 2016 includes six modern homes that were...
Small Amidst Sprawl
Rising out of the Texas bayou, Houston is both a sprawling metropolis and the largest city in the United States without zoning...
A Spacious Toronto Triplex Responds to Rising Urban Density
A third story packs a wealth of new spaces and functions into this renovated Toronto home.
A Rooftop Garden Completes This Urban Pastoral Home
Building on the site of a former one-car garage, an architect creates his family’s home in an evolving, industrial neighborhood...
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.
You Can Do It All in 450 Square Feet
“A strategy of extreme density was required,” says Michael Chen of Normal Projects, who along with partner Kari Anderson handled...
Urban Usonian
It might have seemed like an oxymoron to Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s a reality in this Boston photographer’s flat, designed to...
Urban China
A special bootleg version of Volume magazine will be available at the opening of Urban China: Informal Cities, an exhibition that...
Urban Hens
In our 2008 sustainability issue, we featured the Boulder residence of Rob Pyatt and Heather Kahn-Pyatt.

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