How small is “too small"
The newest trend in urban development? Micro units.
Long time resident relates what it is like living in Mies van der Rohe's masterpiece
An exhibition at The Museum of the City of New York shines a light on many of the city’s biggest housing problems
Mies Van Der Rohe's 860-880 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago (c/o Wayne Andrews/Esto) The subtitle of Matthew Gordon Lasner’s High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century (Yale University Press, 2012) might suggest a story of determined residential heterodoxy. Could this…
Long Island at the mid-twentieth-century, you might have heard, was a place of explosive growth. Most of this was not very interesting. Sprawl. Tract housing. Billy Joel. They came with the island’s rapid suburban development. For a brighter look at…
A new book on Japanese houses traces the conceptual connections between three generations of designers.
Courtesy Chris Wehling I first noticed Eichlers in Sunnyvale while driving around looking at homes. When I came upon them and felt like I had landed on the moon. They were the most interesting houses that I had ever seen!…
A modest 1958 gem by a largely forgotten midcentury master gets a smart and sensitive renovation by Peter Gluck and Partners.
The 1990s brought a renewed interest in an old idea. But for the most part, the newcomers were as perplexed by the challenge as
the masters of design who preceded them.
Why the funny title? Well, I went to a conference a few weeks ago in Burlington, Vermont and came away wondering if the Passiv Haus movement is really accessible to the mainstream. The phrase is a play on words from…
In a striking lakefront residence, Johnsen Schmaling deftly blends modernism, sustainability, and modesty.
Founded by the late Samuel Mockbee, the Rural Studio has now morphed into a hothouse of practical and pragmatic design, helping students to redefine the terms of socially relevant architecture.
Kazuyo Sejima’s latest project, an apartment building in Yokohama, Japan, is an intricate composition of curves and voids that delicately balances privacy and community.
Erik Van Mehlman, based in Durham, North Carolina, won a design competition to expand the Wake County chapter of Habitat for Humanity’s portfolio of homes. Later, he started Studio B Architecture, a firm specializing in affordable housing.
A Dutch firm designs rock ’n’ roll apartments for baby boomers.
Using recycled materials from the Big Dig, Single Speed Design creates a house of monumental proportions.
Slovenia is fertile ground for young architects. But not because the people have embraced contemporary design.
When the Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) Home Competition opened last summer in Roanoke, Virginia, it became an instant inspiration for architecture students and educators from around the world. Prompted by the competition’s call for affordable, sustainable urban housing, as well as the…