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"I'm used to spending time on boats," says New York based architect and interior designer Page Goolrick, who has been sailing...
A Copenhagen family trades the suburbs for a quaint town house steeped in tradition.
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 “Urban Cocoon” Is a Soothing Apartment in the Middle of Hong Kong
Calming materials and cozy feels make this Hong Kong apartment extra enchanting.
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...
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.
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 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...
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.
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.
It might have seemed like an oxymoron to Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s a reality in this Boston photographer’s flat, designed to...
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...
In our 2008 sustainability issue, we featured the Boulder residence of Rob Pyatt and Heather Kahn-Pyatt.
One of the wonderful things about living in an unhinged time is that no one has any clue what's cool anymore.
A special bootleg version of Volume magazine will be available at the opening of Urban China: Informal Cities, an exhibition that...
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.
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...