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...
8 Small and Unexpected Garden Oases Hidden in the Middle of Cities
These urban refuges effectively use greenery, water features, and delicate lighting in every inch of their modest spaces to...
A Brooklyn-Based Landscape Firm That’s Reshaping New York City’s Green Urban Scene
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Future Green Studio is cultivating beautiful and sustainable landscapes throughout NYC, one...
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...
Mountain Dwellings Urban Development in Copenhagen
In Ørestad—Copenhagen’s tiny but buzzing new hub of urban development—a mountain rises from the flatlands.
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...
Step Inside Squarespace’s Minimalist Portland Office
Squarespace is known for its bold and iconic brand, and for helping the masses build sleek, professional websites.
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.
This Urban Micro Home Is the Perfect Basecamp For an Adventurous Couple
Wind River Tiny Homes creates a tiny house that caters to its owners’ outdoorsy lifestyle in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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 “Urban Cocoon” Is a Soothing Apartment in the Middle of Hong Kong
Calming materials and cozy feels make this Hong Kong apartment extra enchanting.
These 3 Co-Living Companies Are Transforming Urban Living
With co-living, the living's easy—you don’t have to worry about cleaning or running out of toilet paper, as it's all taken care...
This Copenhagen Rooftop Renovation Embodies the Future of Urban Design
Residents of a building confined within a dense Copenhagen neighborhood finally get the outdoor space they desire—in an unlikely...
Tom Dixon and IKEA Are Designing the Future of Urban Farming
Urban farming is about to become easier (and more beautiful) than ever before.
This Slender Concrete Home in Brazil Feels Like an Urban Jungle
Cleverly placed apertures pierce this skinny residence in Maringá, granting the lush interior an airy feel.
These Pink and Blue Homes Use Gender as a Metaphor For Urban Revitalization
Exploring themes of traditional masculinity, femininity, and assigned gender roles, His and Her House comprise part of an exhibit...
Urban Outfitters’ Spring 2020 Furniture Collection Is a Certified Dreamscape
With four distinct styles to choose from, these trendy pieces are a perfect fit for every home.
5 Iconic Buildings by Kevin Roche That Shifted the Urban Landscape
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche passed away on March 1 at the age of 96. We look at the cultural institutions he...
A Smart Layout Maximizes Space in This Compact Urban Beach Apartment in Barcelona
Though small in size, this cozy little renovated apartment for two in Barcelona’s beachside neighborhood of La Barceloneta has a...
Emmanuel Pratt Is Using “Urban Acupuncture” to Reclaim Neglected Chicago Neighborhoods
The MacArthur fellow and cofounder of the Sweet Water Foundation speaks about “regenerative design” and reclaiming the community.
Q&A: Walter Hood’s Vision for Renewing Neglected Urban Spaces
The celebrated Oakland artist and designer wants policymakers to reinvest in written-off neighborhoods.
What Lies Within America’s First Urban-Renewal Project
High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the...
The World’s Largest Urban Farm Is Opening Next Year in Paris
The six-story, 150,000-square-foot garden is expected to yield a ton of organic produce every day for the French capital.
This New Urban Cabin May Be Our Best Solution for City Living
Design duo Oke Hauser and Corinna Natter tell us the story of how they built a flexible, tiny cabin that has the power to...
A Chic Urban Retreat by Modernist Architect Lionel Morrison Asks $2.5M in Dallas
The design accommodates a grand oak tree and hides a backyard oasis behind an austere facade.
Stacked Shipping Containers Create a New Model For Urban Living in South Africa
This modular building composed of 140 shipping containers is designed to revitalize and revamp the downtown core of Johannesburg,...
An Architect Proposes a Solar-Powered Urban Farm For the Roof of Notre Dame Cathedral
Inspired by environmental issues, architect Vincent Callebaut reimagines the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral as a solar-powered...
3 New York City Residential Projects That Feature DIY Urban Gardens
DIY vegetable gardens are popping up in some of New York City’s hottest new residential projects.
Before & After: A Brooklyn Brownstone’s Dreary Basement Becomes an Urban Oasis
Daniel Kaplan of Bowerbird Architects raises a dwelling’s downstairs ceilings and relocates the living spaces to glory in natural...
An Architect Couple Turn an Urban Eyesore Into a Home That’s Both Peaceful and Playful
Clean, streamlined spaces with a reverence for the outdoors reflect a Toronto family’s adventurous lifestyle.
Before & After: A Tiny Tel Aviv Apartment Becomes a Hip Urban Dwelling
A charming balcony surrounded by lush foliage inspired the dramatic transformation of this apartment in the urban core of Tel...
Budget Breakdown: This Revamped New Orleans Home Is Part Urban Loft and Part Cathedral
A classic Big Easy house with a fanciful facade gets a $427K renovation that balances authenticity and imagination.
Ori by Yves Béhar Is the New Robotic Furniture System Poised to Transform Urban Living
Developed with technology out of the MIT Media Lab and designed by Fuseproject, the mobile, modular furniture system is now...
Braided Rag Vessels
Ever since I got my hands on a copy of Meg Mateo Ilasco's latest book, Crafting a Meaningful Home, I've been flipping through...
Urban Planner and MacArthur “Genius” Emmanuel Pratt’s Vision for Chicago Is Radically Simple
Ideas like urban acupuncture and biofeedback belie the simplicity behind Sweet Water Foundation’s mission—to help folks in...

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