Juan Pablo Orejuela

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Rode House by Pezo Von Ellrichshausen curves around a paved courtyard

Pezo Von Ellrichshausen has completed a semi-circular house perched on a hilltop on Chile's Chiloe Island, featuring a slanted shingle-clad roof that …

Worrell Yeung adds minimalist black barn to traditional property in Upstate New York

US architecture firm Worrell Yeung has pared back the rural vernacular of the Hudson River Valley to create a contemporary black barn next to a …

The Maersk Tower / C.F. Møller Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Maersk Tower is a state-of-the-art research building whose innovative architecture creates the …

Xie Zilong Photography Museum / Regional Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Xie Zilong Photography Museum is built on the banks of the Xiangjiang River and within the Yanghu …

The “Fire And Fury” Cover Is Hilariously Bad. Here’s A Better One

Artist Edel Rodriguez offers a solution to the explosive book’s egregious graphic design. How would you design a cover for “Fire and Fury”?<p><i>Fire and Fury,</i> the new tell-all detailing President Trump’s rollercoaster first year in the White House by journalist Michael Wolff, will surely go down as the …

How to Request/Write a Letter of Recommendation for Architects and Architecture Students

Letters of recommendations are strange in that we all <i>know</i> what they are, but save for the people who are actually using them to evaluate a candidate, …

Good Design Does Have Economic Value—No Matter What Critics of Contemporary Architecture Say

<i>This article was originally published by Common Edge as "What Critics of Contemporary Architecture Are Missing: The Value of Design."</i><p>“The reason that …

Built Environment

Ditch Your Lame PowerPoint And Try These Apps Instead

The cultishly popular app maker FiftyThree releases tools for people who use visual slide decks at work–but don’t need the bloat of PowerPoint or Keynote.<p>Four years ago, FiftyThree—the team of ex-Microsoft creatives who launched a wildly popular iPad sketching app called Paper—was flush with …

Wallpaper of the Week x Unsplash - A Series of Architectural Lines

It's been a little while since our last WPW; following up our comeback with the Wallpaper of the Week series, it’s crazy to imagine there’s more than …

Home Decorating

Techniques For Landing A Job At The World's Most Competitive Architecture Firms

<i>This article was originally published by The Architect's Guide as "5 Techniques To Land A Job With The World's Most Competitive Architecture …

Mansilla y Tuñón Arquitectos y TEd'A arquitectes, ganadores de la VII Edición de los Premios Enor

Mansilla y Tuñón Arquitectos y TEd'A arquitectes, ganadores de la VII Edición de los Premios Enor<p>Tras un largo proceso de selección del que …

Aurora Place / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Equipo de Diseño Esquemático<p>M. Amosso, J. Mc Neal y D. Magnano, H. Peñaranda, M. Palmore, C. Tiberti, M. Frezza, J. Kirimoto; I. Corte (Operador …

10 city apartments that take skyline views to new heights

This week, we've scoured our Pinterest archives for high-rise apartments with vertiginous views of city skylines. From a luxury penthouse in …

Dreaming in Color: 10 Sexy Monochrome Bedrooms

Do you dream of a colorful bedroom? Thanks to architect Jess Thomas we do. Her Brooklyn townhouse is filled with a lot of good ideas—see our recent …

Interior Design

Architecture Guide to Medellín: 20 Places that Every Architect Should Visit

In 2013, Medellín (Colombia) was declared the most innovative city in the world as part of the City of the Year Competition, organized by the Wall …

How Pentagram’s Michael Bierut Picks A Typeface

Once “typographically promiscuous,” Bierut has a simple method for selecting typefaces–as detailed in this exclusive excerpt from his forthcoming book “Now You See It and Other Essays on Design.”<p>For the first 10 years of my career, I worked for Massimo Vignelli, a designer who is legendary for …

This AI Turns Unrecognizable Pixelated Photos Into Crystal-Clear Images

This artificial intelligence technology turns the “Enhance!” TV trope into reality.<p>Remember all the times you snickered when some TV character zoomed in on a photo and said “Enhance!” turning a blurred mess into a highly detailed, razor-sharp image? Now there’s a system–an artificial …

Vitsœ’s New HQ May Be The Most Beautiful Factory Ever Built

If Dieter Rams designed a production floor, it might look something like this.<p>It’s rare that you’d compare a factory to a fine yacht, but at Vitsœ’s new Royal Leamington Spa factory, the two are synonymous.<p>Vitsœ, of course, is the furniture company that’s best known for producing furnishings from …

4 MIT Architecture Courses You Can Take Online (Video Lectures Included)

Learning doesn't have to formal, or expensive. As education becomes increasingly commodified the world over, here are four courses from the …

Idaho Desert House

Outpost is a very charismatic construction in the middle of Idaho desert, designed by Olson Kundig, a design cabinet from Seattle. Into a moon like …

A Wikipedia For Data Visualizations Is Here

The Data Viz Project has more than 150 types of visualizations.<p>You have one dataset, and countless ways to visualize it. Bar chart? Tree graph? The dreadful pie chart?<p>Now all your options are in one beautifully designed location: the Data Viz Project, which has more than 150 types of data …

AV HOUSE / Cristián Romero Valente

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The AV house is located in a steep slope. It is an uneven terrain next to a gorge that looks to the …

Minimalist Editorial Design for VÆRK Magazine

How many people read paper magazine nowadays? I started this post with a question because despite the fact that magazines are becoming obsolete in …

A Material That Throws Heat into Space Could Soon Reinvent Air-Conditioning

A radiative cooling technology could help cut energy consumption in new buildings by nearly 70 percent—and significantly shave demand in existing …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

This Innovative Cooling Installation Fights Soaring Temperatures in New Delhi

This installation is a bespoke attempt to simplify and reinterpret the concept of air-conditioning, understanding that standardized solutions may not …

The Extruded Mat Building

Extrusions have been having a hard time lately because their constant cross sections are uncool. I’d like to say a few words in their defence. For …

Living Rooms

Nishizawa Architects adds movable walls to multi-family home in southern Vietnam

Nishizawa Architects has replaced the facade and interior walls of this residence in Vietnam's An Giang province with moveable corrugated metal …

Dear Elon–Forget Killer Robots. Here’s What You Should Really Worry About

Panicking about killer robots is foolish when you have many more immediate problems, writes columnist Caroline Sinders.<p>Dear Elon,<p>We’ve never met but I feel confident telling you this: It’s going to be okay, I promise. Put the coffee down, and the whiskey. The killer robots aren’t coming for us, …

18 of the coolest office spaces around the world

From the indoor lawns at Japanese ad agency TBWA to the bright blue slide at footwear company Toms, the coolest office spaces around the world understand that a well-designed workplace can impact people's happiness just as much as where they live.<p>You might even want to move into these offices.

"We have much to learn from the 'timber constructivists'"

Architects designing for America's future suburbs should look back to the country's unsung modernists, who created site-appropriate and liveable …