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American highways are so expensive that cities are tearing them down — here’s what they’re turning into

1/<p>When cities tear down parts of highways, they often transform them into boulevards, parks, and housing.<p>Wikipedia Commons<p>2/<p>Rochester, New York …

Urban Design

Small city of Oakland looms large in design gems

<b>OAKLAND</b> • This town is easy to miss — tucked into little more than one-half square mile among Webster Groves, Kirkwood, Glendale and Crestwood.<p>But …

St. Louis

Midcentury gem on the market for first time in 50 years asks $599K

Located in the midcentury enclave of Arapahoe Acres in Englewood, Colorado<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Englewood, Colorado<p><b>Price:</b> …

Beautiful Eichler-inspired home draws the eye with a dramatic roof

1/17<p>Avocado Acres House by Surfside Project and Lloyd Russell<p>A coastal infill lot in Southern California has been transformed into a beautiful new …

Haus overhauls midcentury modern home in the Indiana woods

New exterior cladding, a moss garden and a multipurpose room are among the updates to a 1950s residence in the American Midwest revamped by design …

Architecture

World's Fair home discovered in Wilmette

Saturday, March 24, 2018<p>Navigation Editors’ Picks Weather Search<p>Will developers ruin the Fulton Market boom?<br>• The Chicago crew that is making BMW's …

Miller House

Columbus, Ohio<p>In 1952, the industrialist J. Irwin Miller and his wife, Xenia, commissioned a remarkable modernist triumvirate to create their home in Columbus, Indiana: Eero Saarinen designed the building, Alexander Girard masterminded the interiors, and Dan Kiley handled the landscape …

Architecture

11 important modernist buildings in Columbus, Indiana

The architecture of Columbus, Indiana, has made the city an unlikely modernist mecca and is used as the setting for a new feature film. We've rounded …

Rising From the Ruins: Homes Built on Architectural Remains

While the English word ruin comes from the Latin "ruina"—meaning “destruction” or “downfall”—ruins can be the literal and figurative foundations for stunning new contemporary additions, insertions, and renovations.<p>Ruins have long been romanticized, praised, and studied; they attest to what once …

Living Rooms

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An H-Shaped Home With A Greenhouse-Like Extension

We’ve seen a lot of houses with unusual configurations and this H-shaped one is pretty unusual although not as odd as others. This spatial …

Architecture

This concrete home cost only $109K to build

It’s located in a coastal town in Portugal<p>Is it possible to build a house for €80,000 (that’s approximately $87,000)? That was the million-dollar question a Portuguese family had for local architect José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira of NoArq. The answer turned out to be <i>not quite</i>, so the family upped …

10 Steel Prefabs That Are Both Modern and Practical

The advantages that come with building a steel prefab go far beyond just the aesthetic choices.<p>Along with offering a sustainable, efficient, and affordable way to build, prefabs also allow you to place your home on a site with minimal disturbance to the land. Thanks to its durability, strength, and …

Prefab Homes

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 …

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Architecture

Shipping container pool can be installed in minutes

Measuring either 8 x 20 ft or a lengthier 8 x 40 ft (2.4 x 6 or 2.4 by 12 m), the pools are designed to take advantage of the structural strength and …

Old Silo Relocated to Become a Cozy and Modern Home

Living in a silo is unusual, if not a bit crazy by some people’s standards. For some, however, this can be the perfect home. Architect Christoph …

An Untouched Frank Lloyd Wright Home From 1960 Is on the Market

The noted architect designed the house and all the furniture and accessories inside it.<p>Paul and Helen Olfelt asked Frank Lloyd Wright to design a home for them in St. Louis Park, Minnesota nearly 60 years ago. Now in their 90s, the Olfelts have put the house on the market for the first time ever, …

Sculptural House Made Up Of Three Box-Like Volumes

The Concrete Box House is one of those buildings that looks unassuming when seen from the street but turns out to be really impressive when you get …

Philip Johnson's secret brick and glass home in Manhattan, NYC

You’d never guess a Modernist paradise lies behind the unassuming brick and glass facade of Philip Johnson’s sole private residence in Manhattan. The …

Architecture

This tiny home was 3D-printed in 24 hours

And it cost just over $10,000<p>At this point, a house (or a five-story building) made of 3D-printed parts is no longer a shocking sight. However, a new project in Russia takes the instant gratification of a 3D-printed structure one step further by getting all the printing done right on site.<p>Completed …

Neutra J.M. Roberts House

Coming off a two-year restoration, the Neutra J.M. Roberts House is looking as fresh as its 1955 debut. The southern California residence retains its …

Architecture

7 dramatic home library ideas

Yes, please<p>When you can’t visit grand libraries with stunning architecture whenever you want, the next best thing might be a spectacular display of books right at home. Indeed, for bibliophiles with a design bent, building a home library might mean ditching generic bookshelves for clever built-in …

Glen Lake Tower

High on a wooded hilltop above a lake in Michigan, the Tower House is the result of an inspiring collaboration between Balance Associates, clients with a passion for architecture as well as their site, and a skilled local contractor. Directed to create “a sustainable retreat that reflects the …

Architecture

On the Move: An Icon of Modernist Architecture Is Transported to a New Home in Palm Springs

This week, one of the most influential pieces of early modernist architecture began a cross-country journey from New York to its new home in Southern California.<p>Aluminaire House, the historic, prefab metal home by famed Swiss architect Albert Frey, has been removed from storage on Long Island and …

Architecture

Unbuilt Los Angeles: the city that might have been – in pictures

From the offshore Santa Monica freeway to a mini Las Vegas with pyramids and the Parthenon, Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell look at the LA that never happened<p>Never Built Los Angeles is published by Metropolis Books

Los Angeles

22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On

To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous. Quick to construct and easy to love, prefabs have historically been a favorite throughout the design community.<p>We believe that working with a company that you trust is imperative when building your dream home. Take a look at 22 top-tier, reliable prefab …

Architecture

Mid Century Modern Motherlode!

This California dealer's massive collection has plenty of pieces you've never seen before<p>Mid Century Møbler is a Berkeley-based vintage furniture …

Lego-style prefab buildings quickly add 4,000 square feet to these schools

The structures were erected in just two weeks<p>It’s no secret that architecture nerds tend to love both Lego blocks and modular buildings. In Indre-et-Loire, France, a pair of private high schools have combined those obsessions to cleverly expand their education space. The schools teamed up with …

Gorgeous new prefab is modular. Or is it Flat-pack? Or post-and-beam? Never mind.

We have always drawn a distinction between modular construction, where boxes are built in a factory with interior finishes installed, and flat-pack …