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Buffalo builds on architecture tourism

BUFFALO — Crazy about American architecture? This is where to see commercial, residential and institutional buildings by America’s most revered trio of architects — H.H. Richardson, Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright — all built during the city’s Gilded Age heyday. And the classic downtown is …

Absurdly Scenic Floating Pools to Add to Your 'To-Swim' List

Because nothing says summertime indulgence like bodies of water inside other bodies of water.<p>Sometimes the situation just calls for chilling out in a …

Swimming Pools

Why 2017 is the Year of Frank Lloyd Wright

As part of Chicago’s annual Wright Plus Housewalk tour (May 20), architecture buffs get special access to four privately owned Wright-designed homes in Oak Park (including the Arthur B. Heurtley house, above). Full-fledged enthusiasts might want to opt for the Ultimate Plus Weekend Package (May …

2017 Home of the Year: Tazi Ranch on 135 Acres

By Megan Raphael<p>Photos by Gibeon Photography<p>It all started in a cowboy bar. “I was new to Denver and looking for a place to have a drink,” says Kamil …

Beauty on a Budget: Above Ground Pool Ideas

In an ideal world, we’d all have the proper space and budget to have one of the sublime swimming pools we featured recently. But the reality is, not …

Landscaping

This Hackable Playhouse Turns Kids Into Architects

Playhouses have come a long way from ramshackle backyard forts and plastic Fisher Price cottages. From miniaturized versions of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe’s work to Bauhaus-inspired jungle gyms, it’s never been a better time to be a kid.<p>Grimshaw–the international firm behind megaprojects …

Architecture

Parking garages are getting a second life as places for people

The rise of driverless vehicles and decline in car ownership means reimagining these ubiquitous structures<p>As autonomous vehicle companies launch family-focused public trials and automakers invest in “mobility solutions” instead of cars, we’re entering an age where sharing a vehicle will likely …

Best New Restaurant Design Photos

22 Inspirational Restaurant Interior Designs

Perhaps there is nothing more therapeutic than a fine dining experience. Culinary sophistication and high standards make for a memorable time for …

DIY: 6 home improvement ideas for your garden

Getting out into the garden and implementing some DIY is the perfect way to connect yourself to your home and to your own home improvement …

6 DIY garden ideas for those with no woodworking or home improvement skills

DIY work in the garden is difficult, particularly for those with no woodworking or natural home improvement talent. But there are always solutions, …

Luxury hotels are swapping glitz for experience, say AHEAD Asia awards judges

High-end hotels and resorts are moving away from "gold, marble and chandeliers" to instead offer guests unique experiences, say AHEAD Asia jury …

Hospitality

26 Lessons Frank Lloyd Wright Has Taught Me About Art

Frank Lloyd Wright; genius maverick architect, who was one of the first leading ‘modernist’ architects, who followed his gut:<p>Some personal lessons …

Autumn Leaf Pergola

When the owners of a bi-level home in a quiet neighborhood outside of New Hope, Pa., decided to replace their broken-down deck, they were looking for …

A home which defies every rule of conformity; in superb style

Vibrant homes are a rare breed in the day and age of tall apartment complexes and a growing industrial sector the world over. When we say vibrant, we …

Modern home built around 17th-century ruins is hauntingly cool

Creative. Fascinating. But is it your cup of tea?<p>What would you do with a crumbling, spider-filled 17th-century cottage? When architect Kate Darby and designer David Connor acquired just such a property, they didn’t attempt to tear down the structure or restore it back to its former glory. Rather, …

Designing a Contemporary Garden with Warmth

Designer Colin Miller of Envision Landscape Studio in Walnut Creek, California, shares tips on designing a contemporary landscape that is suited to …

New urban parks and public spaces to see in 2017

Landscape architecture reshaping cities across the country<p>The urban park, from well-manicured, small lots in residential neighborhoods to massive, city-defining landmarks such as Central Park, have long been centerpieces of city life. But in an age of climate change and evolving urban-planning …