Nature of Material
Israeli designer Ran Amitai has a new line of stacking stools that merge organic with high-tech to lovely effect.
Besides Being Works of Art, These Custom Metal Shutters Master the Texas Heat
A motif of perforated metal is carried throughout an Austin home, lessening the harsh effects of the sun.
Transparent Perforated Circles Bring Light and Movement to This London Terrace House
Perforated solid steel plates bring in light, transforming a London terrace house into a work of art.
Weathered Steel Clads a $4.7M Home Near London’s Kew Gardens
A modern construction in the historic context of the Kew Green Conservation Area in southwest London, the award-winning Kew House...
A Gabled Corridor Runs Through This Playful South Korean Home
Flipping the norm, the negative space of this entryway takes the shape of a traditional gabled house.
An Architect's Home and Studio Rises Above Rajagiriya
Twenty minutes from the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, architect Palinda Kannangara builds himself a rugged home and studio.
An Ingenious Gold Island Transforms an Industrial Apartment in Paris
Completed for about $120,000, a custom aluminum insertion reinvents a loft in a 1920s industrial building by adding privacy...
An Old Cattle Barn in Slovenia Is Saved and Transformed Into a Family Home
A former Alpine cattle barn in Slovenia becomes a lofty family vacation home.
This Mobile Studio in the Swiss Alps Is an Artist's Dream Come True
Clean lines and practical sustainability define this roving, multipurpose structure.
An Architect Builds a Monumental Cor-Ten Steel Prefab for His Family in Arizona
This 5,000-square-foot home made from steel, concrete, and glass took less than five months to build—but it’ll last forever.
Prefab for Humanity
In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.
7 Effective Ways to Soundproof Your Home Office
Block out noise and distraction by soundproofing your home office.
A Belgian Architect’s Courtyard House Offers Work/Life Balance
This square, wood-clad residence on the outskirts of Genk is arranged around a serene courtyard that bathes the interiors with...
A Cramped Attic Apartment in Madrid Is Revived With Mirrored Walls and a Blue Floor
Gon Architects transform a 323-square-foot urban dwelling owned by a music-loving journalist into a beach-inspired retreat with...
Before & After: A Fussy ’70s House in Melbourne Gets a Hygge-Inspired Overhaul
StudioFour swaps the disjointed decor in a Danish couple’s home for a streamlined palette of charcoal brick and light oak.
Project: Live Work Home
Richard Cook, a principal at Cook + Fox Architects, surveyed the Near Westside’s inventory of vacant structures and arrived at a...
A Towering Tree Grows Through the Roof of This Tropical Sanctuary
The occupants of the Aperture House by Formwerkz Architects take shelter under lush foliage and expansive eaves.
This Carbon-Negative Cabin in Ecuador Sits Lightly in a Tropical Paradise
The architects’ tiny, modular retreat uses sustainable materials and building techniques to leave the surroundings pristine for...
New York City Manufacturers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
NYC makers show off their locally produced wares at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a manufacturing hub of its own.
Modern Ikebana
Jaime Hayon's new vessel for Fritz Hansen reimagines an ancient flower-arranging technique.