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An Historic Cape Town Grain Silo Converted into 80 Cylindrical Art Galleries

Housed in what was once Cape Town’s tallest building is the newly unveiled Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), created by …

Zaha Hadid Architects Reveal Breathtaking Construction Photos of Beijing Skyscraper

Photo: Yicheng Yang Construction is moving forward with Zaha Hadid Architects‘ mixed-use Leeza Soho tower in Beijing. The firm recently released …

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Dazzling 1970s Palm Springs oasis seeks $1.45M

Sunken living room alert<p>The desert is hot, but this four-bedroom house in Palm Springs is very, very cool. Designed in 1978 by architect Hal Lacy, it has all the groovy bells and whistles one might hope for in a home of this period, namely a sunken living room, an amazing atrium, and more than one …

Palm Springs

Japan's 'nature architecture' has deep cultural roots

Some of Japan's most innovative and forward-looking buildings draw on traditions blurring the line between nature and architecture. Set midway on a …

Heart Shaped Island Comes with a Frank Lloyd Wright House

A piece of prime architectural history is up for sale, and a private island comes with it. Situated on the 11 acre, heart-shaped Petra Island in New …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Aalto University Library - Harald Herlin Learning Centre / JKMM + Architect NRT ltd

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This is JKMM’s second project reworking an Alvar Aalto designed library. The first was at Seinäjoki …

Architecture

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Low/Rise House

Menlo Park, California<p>The energy-efficient Silicon Valley home that architect Dan Spiegel designs for his parents responds to their lifestyles, the site, and the local climate in a fresh interpretation of suburban housing.<p>Not every architect launches a practice by building a new home for their …

Silicon Valley

Martis Camp Residence 1

Tahoe City, California<p>On a down-sloping wooded site in Martis Valley, this home carves a serpentine form in the topography that simultaneously provides privacy toward the street while opening towards expansive meadow and Pacific Crest mountain views beyond. The primary forms are sited to create a …

Architecture

Amazing elevated museum lets you stroll through the treetops in British Columbia

This angular museum meanders through a forest in British Columbia. Canadian firm Patkau Architects designed the elevated building to house a private …

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s former Hollywood Hills midcentury asks $2.5M

Features include walls of glass, basalt floor tiles, and teak cabinetry<p>Missed your chance to purchase John Legend’s sleek midcentury residence when the singer and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, sold it in 2014? Well, here’s another opportunity. The Hollywood Hills home—much admired by Oprah—is …

Chrissy Teigen
Architecture

Incredible luxury tree house is hidden away in a Cape Town forest

Not all tree houses are rustic backyard projects—some, like the stunning House Paarman in Cape Town, take the typology to luxurious new heights. …

Architecture

A Residence on Arizona’s Mogollon Rim Features Classic Japanese Elements

A Zen Buddhist sensibility is incorporated into a weekend home on Arizona’s scenic Mogollon Rim<p><i>This article originally appeared in the April 2009 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?"<p>The rhetorical question was posed by …

Glass corridors connect hemlock-clad cubes at New York artist residence by Gluck+

Taking cues from farmland in Upstate New York, Manhattan architecture studio Gluck+ organised simple volumes of this home in a grid-like array, …

New York State

A Midcentury Modern Home in Chicago is Refreshed

With respect for its midcentury design, a couple calls on architect Margaret McCurry to update their Chicago home for coming generations<p><i>This article originally appeared in the February 2009 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Even if you take away all the framed pictures of the kids and grandkids, the …

200-mile Frank Lloyd Wright Trail in Wisconsin showcases architect's diverse works in his home state

MILWAUKEE — Frank Lloyd Wright, who has followers around the globe, is perhaps best known for major creations such as the Guggenheim in New York and Fallingwater in Pennsylvania.<p>But it's the rolling hills of southern Wisconsin where the architect was born and developed a love for natural landscapes …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Sausalito midcentury by Monterey Bay Aquarium architect asks $2.85 million

Please don’t tap the glass<p>Midcentury homes, with their glass surfaces and right angles, can at times put observers in mind of an aquarium. In the case of 9 Platt Avenue in Sausalito, the resemblance may not be accidental.<p>After all, realtor Deborah Fletcher says that the three bed, three bath house …

UC Berkeley

Philip Johnson’s Booth House seeks new owner fast

$1 million is the ask<p>Most architecture enthusiasts will know the Glass House, Philip Johnson’s modernist masterpiece in the midcentury-modern haven of New Canaan, Connecticut. Much less known, however, is the Booth House in rural Bedford, New York, Johnson’s first commission and a project that …

1959 Oakland midcentury home asks $1.1 million

Built by Case Study House architect Beverley "David" Thorne<p>Ideal for those who like indoor-outdoor living, this Eichler-esque midcentury home in Oakland offers an unusual, unique lifestyle up in the hills.<p>Hidden from the street, the house features a wide horizontal layout that falls down the …

Oakland

Focus on Feldman Architecture’s Environmentally-Conscious Homes

Meet the San Francisco architecture firm that is spreading the green gospel through thoughtful, collaborative work that champions sustainable solutions.<p>Here at Dwell, we’re continually impressed by the caliber of work our community shares through Add a Home. In addition to featuring our daily …

San Francisco

This Is How The Apple Store’s Architects Design A House

It’s about materials, structure, and connecting with the site.<p>There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of the architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, but you’d recognize its work instantly. The 52-year-old practice has masterminded more than 70 of Apple’s stores, both stateside and abroad, …

Architecture

World-Beaters: 80 Brilliant Buildings That Represent the Diverse Talent of Architects Around the Globe

With a completely online submission and voting system, Architizer’s A+Awards is proud to be the most far-reaching awards program in the world. Whether you are practicing your craft in the most remote part of Siberia, working away in the heart of Mexico City or designing your heart out on the south …

Rio De Janeiro

Rendering to Reality: Kengo Kuma's Japanese Garden Opens in Portland

If there is one country associated with the art of garden design, it is Japan. The country’s tradition for crafting meticulously landscaped sanctuaries as a retreat from urban life has existed for centuries, and — such is their popularity — these contemplative gardens have sprung up all over the …

Architecture

Mill Valley home with its own waterfall asks $4.9 million

A perfect escape from the city<p>Hidden up in the hill of Mill Valley, this dreamy number at 750 Lovell Avenue is described as a “Neo-Nantucket-Georgian Revival house,” complete with a creek running through it.<p>Enchanting, to say the least.<p>Coming in a five beds, two and a half baths, and 3,134 square …

Modern Vintage: 7 Trailblazing California Wineries

Thanks to plenty of fertile land and ideal climatic conditions, California produces by far the greatest amount of wine made in the United States. Although most famous for a few specific regions, such as Napa Valley and Sonoma County, there are actually several wine-producing areas spread throughout …

Sonoma County

Courtyard House / FIGR Architecture & Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Courtyard House is a nod to the tradition of the Italian Palazzo and Australian courtyard house, …

Architecture

The British Virgin Islands is about to sink a Pearl Harbor ship for an underwater art installation

One of the five remaining boats involved in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 is about to take on a new life in the British Virgin Islands. The boat, formerly known as Navy fuel barge YO-44 and later renamed the Kodiak Queen, will be sunk off the coast of Virgin Gorda this month to become an …

Virgin Islands