Modern Lilong House Renovation in Shanghai
Seeking a stronger connection with his adopted city, Edoardo Allegranti revamps a lilong house in China’s bustling municipality.
A Volcanic-Rock Courtyard Energizes a Dramatic Home in Shanghai
From the ground up, Hiding House combines natural forms, textures, and materials to theatrical effect.
A Sunny Stairwell Brings Light to an Old Shanghai Dwelling
Dark and structurally unsound, a narrow, three-story home needed to be brightened up.
Rotated Volumes Cleverly Maximize Space in a Tiny Shanghai Apartment
In space-strapped Shanghai, local architects look to rotating boxes and playful pops of colors to create a delightful modern home.
Herschel Supply's New Shanghai Office Revives the Lane House Style
Herschel Supply Co.'s modern office in Shanghai looks to the city’s fast-disappearing architectural heritage for inspiration and...
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects’ Winning Design For the Shanghai Library
The Scandinavian architectural firm wins an international competition to design the Shanghai Library, a glass-and-concrete...
Before & After: A Family of Five Thrives in This Ingenious, 366-Square-Foot Apartment in Shanghai
Three generations live harmoniously in this teensy pad thanks to hardworking storage, flexible furniture, and a zigzagging layout.
Suddenly Shanghai
The developer of Three on the Bund gallery gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the creative side of Shanghai.
Transforming Shanghai
There seems to be no end to the superlatives being used to describe cities in China: the buildings there are the biggest, the...
Shanghai Living by Hu Yang
At Dress Codes, the current exhibition and third triennial at the International Center of Photography in New York, I saw a...
12 Modern Hotels in Historic Buildings Around the World
If you can't get enough of historic architecture, then consider one of these heritage hotels that have been modernized in all the...
Licheng Ling’s Shanghai Is the Other City That Never Sleeps
The designer shares her favorite Shanghai finds, from sandalwood soap to excellent Italian food.
12 Projects Perched at the Cutting Edge of Chinese Architecture
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with these forward-thinking designs by Chinese firms.
7 Warehouse Conversions: Turning Industrial Buildings Into Modern Commercial Spaces
When it comes to repurposing old buildings, warehouses hold tons of potential.
This Tree House Hotel in China Branches Out From a Spiral Staircase
Stacked, cantilevered rooms provide forest views and privacy for guests at this small hotel in the Qiyun Mountain area of China.
10 Ingenious Home Renovations in China That Defy Expectation
These crafty interventions in China and Hong Kong are a testament to out-of-the-box thinking.
14 Surprising Front Doors That Beckon You Inside
Defying convention, these unconventional front doors turn thresholds into design opportunities.
These Geometric Cabins in China Seem to Float Over a Hillside
Tasked with revitalizing a rural area with agricultural tourism, Shanghai–based firm ZJJZ builds a minimalist cabin cluster...
8 Postmodern Buildings That Proclaim “Less Is a Bore”
From a cat-shaped kindergarten to a robot-like skyscraper, these postmodern buildings have a hearty sense of humor.
This Award-Winning Cabin Is a Relaxing Antidote to City Living
Sited in a remote Canadian forest, a luxurious cabin rental embraces indoor/outdoor living.
The World’s Top Bookshops Will Make You Want to Drop Everything and Read
Gestalten’s latest page-turner is an ode to the best bookstores in the world.
This Otherworldly Bookstore in China Provides a Mesmerizing Atmosphere for Reading
This bookshop in Hangzhou, China, features an interior that provides a variety of unique and immersive environments for reading...
12 Innovative “Before & After” Renovations That Totally Transform Small Spaces
These projects utilize clever solutions to make the most out of homes that measure up to 850 square feet.
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...
10 I.M. Pei Buildings We Love
We pay homage to renowned architect I.M. Pei, who recently passed away at the age of 102.
Inside the Visionary Buildings of 2019 Pritzker Prize-Winner Arata Isozaki
Japanese architect Arata Isozaki receives the ​industry's highest honor.
A Bondi Beach Penthouse Designed For Barefoot Luxury
The design brief of this Sydney project was to evoke the "relaxed sophistication" of the popular Australian beach locale.
These Eclectic Pods Nestled in a Chinese Pine Forest Imitate Their Natural Surroundings
Designed by ZJJZ Atelier, the shingle-clad pods—known as The Seeds—provide an off-grid retreat in a lush area in Jiangxi, China.
Bringing Back a Forgotten Material
We’re all familiar with iconic furniture pieces made of fiberglass that were brought to market in the midcentury era—most notably...
Iconic California Midcentury-Modern Architect William Krisel Dies at 92
At the age of 92, William Krisel—the pioneering architect who brought elegant modernism to Southern Californian suburban tract...
Architect William Pedersen Lists His Copper-Clad Shelter Island Retreat for $8.5M
The home took 20 years to complete—and during its construction, Pedersen’s firm designed some of the world’s tallest buildings.
Design Digest: Zaha Hadid, Chinese Ruins, a COS Installation, and More
Keep up with the design world: Zaha Hadid's only private residence is completed in Russia, nature reclaims an abandoned fishing...
A Portland Home Combines Midcentury Style and Sustainable Design as It Bridges Wetlands
The Patton New Century House treads lightly on the land while providing wide-open living spaces.
Modern High-Rise Town House in Tel Aviv
Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to...
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...
Dwell 24: Hi Thanks Bye
Stein Wang and Topher Kong’s studio, Hi Thanks Bye, refers to their no-time-wasted approach to furniture design—prioritizing...

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