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Shipping containers transform into emergency housing for the homeless in London

The interior sports pared-back, reusable style<p>As more and more cities move away from criminalizing homelessness and toward “housing first” policies, they must inevitably address a major issue: where do those homes come from? While Portland is experimenting with backyard tiny homes, London’s Ealing …

Laundry Rooms

This Small Hotel In The Czech Republic Is Made From Shipping Containers

Artikul Architects have designed this small boutique hotel named ContainHotel (because it’s made from shipping containers), in Treboutice, Czech …

Three-pronged glass house rises in Vermont

Floor-to-ceiling glazing frames breathtaking views<p>Another nature-embracing home has sprung from the breathtaking surroundings of Vermont. But this time, instead of incorporating vernacular cabin architecture like this shed-roof micro house and guesthouse do, the Glass Trefoil House in Stowe employs …

Living Rooms

A pair of houses with a pair of views on Lopez Island

Two houses for two generations?<p>Two houses, both with sweeping water views, sit on a high bluff overlooking Obstruction Pass. A package with a pair of two bedroom, two bathroom houses on more than four acres of waterfront has come on the market at $1,470,000.<p>The style for such a classic setting is …

I.M. Pei’s major works, mapped - Curbed

Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei turns 100 years old today, and to celebrate, here's a map of 17 of the Pritzker winner's most significant works. The bespectacled blueprint master hasn't always enjoyed universal acclaim—his early attempts at city planning flopped, quality control issues plagued …

Avant-garde

3 homes designed for holidaying (with floor plans!)

Some homes just give off that perfect holiday vibe, even if they are lived in throughout the year, and today, we think we've found three of the most …

Retro-futuristic Tiburon midcentury asks $3.58 million

1961 home saw the future 56 years ago<p>Although understandable if unsure, the seemingly contemporary home at 1868 Mountain View Drive in Tiburon is indeed a midcentury, dating back to 1961 and, according to realtor Patti Cohn, never before offered on the market.<p>And indeed, it’s boasts the flattop …

Wedge-shaped Acute House reuses materials from demolished cottage

Designing buildings for triangular-shaped plots of land can be a challenge, especially figuring out what to do with those tricky and tight corner …

Outdoor Spaces

10 of the Best Architectural Homes You Can Actually Stay In

It’s easy to spend hours gazing at images of architectural dream homes, thinking “what if…?” But what if you could actually stay in one? We’ve picked out 10 of the best architect-designed homes around the world that are available as vacation home rentals.<p><b>Casa Solo Pezo, Aragon, Spain</b><p>Designed by …

This building uses emoji cast in concrete as modern gargoyles

The architect responsible says it’s better than using “heads of the king or whatever”<p>Emoji are going to be some of the most recognizable icons of the 21st century, says architect Changiz Tehrani, which is why he decided to cast 22 of them in concrete and use them as decoration for a building in the …

Modern glass house sports floating wavy roof

It’s like architectural lasagna<p>The modern architect’s love of clean geometric lines all too often results in a boring glass box of a building. Not so with the quirkily capped Lauriston House in Kyneton, Australia. Sure, its main rectangular volume is standard-issue glass house elegance. But the …

Architecture

5 Zaha Hadid Buildings Seen From Above

This week marks the first anniversary of the death of Zaha Hadid, the most successful and influential female architect in the architectural …

Maui Clifftop House

With vast expanses of glazing and a U-shaped design, every room of the Maui Clifftop House is exposed to ocean views. The home is composed of a …

One North / Holst Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> One North is an innovative commercial development that was designed with a clear set of values involving …

“360 Villa” Offers a Tranquil Lifestyle With Panoramic Views

“360 Villa,” located in a serene setting of Netherlands, was designed for a couple and their two beloved dogs by local studio 123DV.<p>In accordance …

Office with arched openings shows off the beauty of cross-laminated timber

Increasing numbers of architects are celebrating the strength, beauty, and sustainable properties of cross-laminated timber. Japanese architecture …

Modern architecture: The home built around an old Oak tree

Using the existing old Oak, Madrone and Redwood trees in the forests of the Santa Lucia mountains to determine the shape, positioning and layout of …

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945 review – sheer imagination

<b>Barbican, London</b><br>A manifesto, a fiction, a transient shelter… this fascinating survey of postwar architecture in Japan shows that a house there can have radically different meanings<p>Among the oblong concrete tree trunks that occupy the centre of the Barbican art gallery, opposing structures have …

Calligraphy-Inspired Lakeside Hotel Proposed as the Centerpiece of Shanghai's Fengxian District

With their design approach treating the site as a work of art, GroupGSA’s proposal for a new hotel in Shanghai’s Fengxian District has been awarded …

Morris Adjmi to Transform High Line-Adjacent Warehouse Into Office Building in New York

Elijah Equities, LLC has unveiled plans for the redevelopment of <i>The Warehouse</i> in New York City<i>,</i> a property currently occupied by car parking and art …

A charming minimalist home

The charming home you are about to see today is elegantly decorated and sleek, with all the perks of a minimalist approach to storage as well as …

JP+C House / Zargos Arquitetos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located at the foot of the Serra do Curral, the residence has a privileged view, since it is inserted in …

Why Herzog & de Meuron's Hamburg Elbphilharmonie Is Worth Its $900 Million Price Tag

<i>This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Will Elbphilharmonie Be Hamburg’s Guggenheim?"</i><p>So much has already been written about …

Beautiful fireplaces that will get you hot under the collar!

Ask any interior designer how you can get a cozy look in your home and they'll tell you that a beautiful, working fireplace, pride of place in your …

Kapor Center for Social Impact / Fougeron Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> For its new headquarters, The Kapor Center commissioned Fougeron Architecture to transform an existing …

Dezeen’s Top Jobs of the Week: OMA, Aedas London, Handel Architects and More

In partnership with Dezeen, Architizer presents this week’s selection of architectural positions from the international architecture and design jobs board Dezeen Jobs! The top five job postings this week include openings at OMA in New York, Aedas in London and Handel Architects in New</b> …

Renovated Beijing factory gets new life with an elegantly-integrated Zen garden

After several renovations since the original construction of this Beijing factory, an extensive overhaul has breathed new life into the building – …

Congress Center and Auditorium “Vegas Atlas”

The “Vegas Altas” Center grows in an ambiguous peripheral location, in a land that is both urban and agricultural. Occupying the first or last crop field. The architectural proposal is intended to highlight this timeless condition of building belonging to the “Vega” as a freestanding building, …

Modern home in Brazil dazzles with concrete block facade

It plays an elegant game of hide-and-seek<p>This gorgeous home is Brazilian-modern to the max, from the elegant pilotis supporting the main rectangular volume to furniture by greats like Sergio Rodrigues—hailed as the father of Brazilian furniture design. But the defining feature of Casa Clara is its …

Furniture Design

Circular home boasts 360-degree views so owners can watch their dogs

The biggest motivation behind this circular home’s 360-degree views isn’t the beautiful landscape—it’s the homeowners’ dogs. Dutch architecture firm …