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You'd Never Guess This Apartment is Under 500 Square Feet

One of the biggest challenges when designing a small home is how to separate the space into different uses without making it feel constricted or …

The Best Sofas for Small Rooms Are Sectionals

Maxing out the space > pretending a love seat is comfortable<p>It's not humanly possible to get cozy on a love seat and you know it. So what's a tiny living room to do? Try the exact opposite, actually. The best sofas for small rooms turn out to be the biggest: sectionals! We realize this is a …

Home Decorating

Everything Architects Need to Know About Fiber Cement Cladding

<i>In line with our</i> <i>new content direction</i><i>, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is fiber cement cladding. If you’re looking for the perfect fiber cement panels for your next project, search for it on Architizer’s new network marketplace for</i> …

Book Giveaway: Contemporary Furniture

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “rjhanby” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if …

Before & After: An Office Space Gets a Hip New Look

Alfredo's new office space had a TON of potential —who wouldn't want to go to work with all of that natural light — but needed some serious help to …

300

At 300 house, BOSS.architecture reinvigorated a dilapidated Denver home into a modern mid-century design. The house features a black and white material palette, sleek finishings and extensive glazing throughout the common spaces.

Denver

Tour a Designer's Colorfully Chic Chicago Apartment

<b>Name:</b> Victoria Pater <b><br>Location:</b> Bucktown, Chicago <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 2 years<p>Victoria, her husband Joe, and their cute pup live in a colorful apartment …

Steal This Look: Simple Summer Laundry Room

We like the way this traditional laundry room offers all the essentials (clothes drying rack, utility sink) with charm to spare (traditional taps, …

Laundry Rooms

After renovation, 19th-century Park Slope townhouse is a modern dream home

A Brooklyn restoration gone right<p>What a difference a professional staging makes. When this Park Slope townhouse first hit the market in March, it was listed by the owner and came with photos that didn’t show off its true dream-house potential. And so, no one bit on the $6.75 million asking …

Colony’s Conceptual Exhibition – Lightness: the full spectrum

During this year’s NYCxDESIGN, the New York City design co-op, Colony, presented an exhibition of work, entitled Lightness: the full spectrum. The …

Tesla’s solar roof gets new competitor in Forward Labs

The startup claims its product offers higher energy production and lower cost<p>While Tesla’s gearing up to ship its first batch of solar-panels-that-look-just-like-normal-roofs, other companies are venturing into the fray. One such startup, the Palo Alto, CA-based Forward Labs, is now accepting …

Tesla

8 Modern In-Law Units

You may recognize an Accessory Dwelling Unit (or ADU) by one of its many other names, including in-law unit, granny flat, laneway house, or sidekick house. Regardless of what term is chosen, building an ADU has become a popular way to house family members and other guests—or even to gain an extra …

Young Architect Guide: 8 Ways to Make Better Concept Models

Concept models are a great way to shape a project at critical moments. They can be used as sketches to start things off, mid-process tests to elaborate or refine an idea or as physical diagrams to distill a project for final presentations. A good concept model complements more detailed models and …

20 Tools To Help You Create Beautiful Color Palettes

Colors not only reflect your ideas, virtues and add a great visual effect but highly influence human emotions and behavior. However, choosing the right color palette for your project, website or business can be a difficult task.<p>Lucky for you, today I’m sharing a list of 20 tools to help you create …

UI Design

Shine On: Our Top 8 Lighting Picks From ICFF 2017

As New York City’s largest design show, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) attracts attendees from all corners of the world with a showcase of the latest furnishings, accessories, fixtures and lighting. The latter is often an exciting product category as we see advances in …

The Desjardins Residence

Shefford, Québec, Canada<p>An active, retired couple who love the great outdoors designed a home with astonishing views of the valley and surrounding forest. Built with one main floor and a walkout basement, the home’s high ceilings, and expansive living space have been designed with simple, …

Smog-Scrubbing Bicycle Mounts Introduced for China

A screen on the handlebars will blow clean air at the rider.<p>A Rotterdam-based designer hopes to turn every bicycle into a rolling, personal smog …

Pollution

Friday Five with Sharon Blaustein

<i>Israeli-born, Manhattan-based Sharon Blaustein heads up the full-service interior design firm, B Interior. After attending The New York School of</i> …

4 stylish apartments that will stagger you!

If you have been laboring under the misconception that an apartment can never be quite as stylish and enjoyable as a house, you are about to see four …

Order: The New Design Office That Spun Off A $1.9M Kickstarter Business

Graphic designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth have made millions reissuing design books on Kickstarter. Now they’re pivoting into a branding business of their own.<p>The first thing you’ll notice walking into the new offices of designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth is the collection of coveted graphic …

Hide Out House

A complete reworking of an original Frank Gehry design, the Hide Out House pays homage to its originator in its details. The home's signature element …

Architecture

Architecture on the Market: MUJI Hut Is the Latest Tiny House to Pop Up in Japan

BRICK & WONDER IS A CURATED PLATFORM OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY HOMES FOR SALE WORLDWIDE. LAUNCHED BY LANG ARCHITECTURE IN 2016, BRICK & WONDER PROVIDES ACCESS TO HOMES IN THE MARKETPLACE WITH DESIGN INTEGRITY THAT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO IMPROVE HOW WE FEEL, THINK, INTERACT AND ULTIMATELY LIVE OUR DAILY …

Customizable ‘Nook’ bed can be for sleep, work, and play

You can change up the color, fabric, and accessories<p>Is “nook” now code for space-saving interior design? Evidence is certainly building in at least one corner of the world. In addition to this tiny Barcelona apartment living large through five clever storage nooks and plenty of efficient small …

Furniture

For Display Only: 7 Forward-Thinking Furniture Showrooms

One of the most important aspects of furniture design is the architecture around it. The role that furnishings play in an architectural project is well appreciated, but the reverse is not always understood. The built environment bears a great influence on the design, presentation and perception of …

A Suspended Living Room Floats Like an Air Ship

Pieter Weijnen’s brand of maritime modernism brings a touch of magic to Amsterdam’s Steigereiland, where the architect built his family’s home. Inhabiting one of the development’s narrow plots, the house harkens back to the area’s nautical roots with a suspended shiplike story, visible from the …

Get Your Tongs Ready For the Long Weekend With 13 Outdoor Spaces Made For Grilling

Memorial Day weekend is finally upon us, and if you're thinking what we're thinking, then it's time to get outdoors and fire up the grill.<p>Kick off the unofficial beginning of summer by spending some relaxing time outdoors and enjoying the people around you. Whether you're staying in town or getting …

Our Latest Obsession is the "Unfinished" Backsplash

There will always be a special place in our hearts for traditional tile installations in the kitchen, but sometimes, you want a more unexpected look. …

Modern Manor

Phoenix, Arizona<p>Modern Manor is a 585 square foot front addition and curb appeal redesign to a mid-century modern house for the owners of the popular furniture store for which the project is named. The design adds another dynamic shed roof to the home while introducing a few new materials such as …