Architecture

herzog & de meuron stacks 'beirut terraces' in lebanon

beirut terraces by herzog & de meuron features staggered, greenery-filled floorplates<p><b>herzog & de meuron has revealed new images of ‘beirut terraces’,</b> …

Herzog & de Meuron

Midcentury beauty gets sleek refresh and update

Located in the Hoggs Hollow neighborhood of Toronto<p>A midcentury modern house in Toronto has received a sleek refreshment thanks to local firm Superkül. Renovated and extended, the family residence now includes a second floor and a slightly larger ground floor, which respects the original home’s …

Modern Architecture

One Young Architect's Unimaginable Meeting with I. M. Pei

As I. M. Pei—creator of the famous pyramid at the Louvre museum—turns 100, architect David Konwiser recounts his fascinating encounter with the living legend<p>Imagine being a young architect, close to finishing your first solo project. Only it’s no standard building, and in no ordinary location. It’s …

Avant-garde

Midcentury Remodel in Marin County

Designed for a couple with two young boys, this project aims to create an open feeling with a smooth flow, warm elegance by way of refined materials and details, as well as much upgraded functions for family living. The original interior suffered from too many partitions which cut up the common …

Interior Design

Paris apartments, modern and airy, used to be a 19th-century photo studio

The two rooftop abodes get exceptional natural light<p>Ah. Here’s yet another home we’d move to Paris for. This cleverly renovated pair of apartments may appear to be thoroughly modern—The glass! The lines! The unexpected mirrored volume on the lower floor!—but the space was built in the 19th century …

Interior Design

This Building Saves Energy with a Pioneering Triple-Layer Glass Facade

Italian firm Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti has designed the new Headquarters of the Swiss Société Privée de Gérance (SPG), built on Route de Chêne, …

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 …

Emoji

1 Hillside

The site is a one acre, narrow slice of hillside just blocks above bustling South Congress Ave with tree top views of downtown. Rocks and native vegetation envelope the property, consistent with the casual, un-manicured character of its neighborhood. Solving simultaneously the response to site and …

Design

VMS House

Built to accentuate its unusual triangular plot, the VMS House takes advantage of its layout to provide natural light throughout the day. The home's …

Modern Architecture

Demi Moore’s New York City triplex penthouse sells for $45 million

Actress Demi Moore has finally offloaded her triplex penthouse at The San Remo, a famed co-op building sitting at 75th Street and Central Park West. The $45-million deal came to fruition only after she made a significant concession.<p>The star of such blockbuster movies as “Ghost,” “Indecent Proposal” …

Real Estate

China may build a smog-eating 'forest city' filled with tree-covered skyscrapers

The eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, like many of the country's urban areas, suffers from intense smog.<p>The Air Quality Index, which uses a scale from 0 to 500 (with higher numbers indicating worse pollution), rates Nanjing's air quality as 132 — a level considered unhealthy for the public, …

Urban Planning

Rosemary House / Kohn Shnier Architects

<i>From the architect.</i> The project is the design of a new home for a young family with two working parents and three children. The new house replaces an …

Modern Architecture

Sunset stunner sells for $555K over asking

Oh, and the sale was all-cash too<p>After only two weeks on the market, the circa-1935 Spanish Mediterranean at 1531 25th Avenue received 18 offers, realtor Jason Chan tells Curbed SF. Out of those offers, the lucky winner went to the second highest bidder, and all-cash and non-contingent fortunate …

Design

Pre-Fabulous: A Couple Builds a Weekend Home on Their Beloved Sonoma County Campsite

The larger box contains the main living space; the smaller box contains the master bedroom and bath. "We designed the single house with a bath and …

Houses

Portage Bay Bungalow

One couple’s 1,900-square-foot residence finds harmony with a view. A single-story, dark bungalow once claimed this corner of land on the edge of Portage Bay in Seattle and always reflected the seasons. If it was cold, the two residents shivered. But if it was warm, the pair was too hot. After …

Modern Architecture

There’s A New Must-Read Book For Frank Lloyd Wright Fans

An updated edition of Wright Sites guides architourists through 74 of the architect’s projects that are open to the public.<p>This year, Frank Lloyd Wright, arguably the greatest and most popular modern American architect, would’ve turned 150 years old. To help commemorate the milestone, the Frank …

Mid-Century modern

Double sink vanity with backlit mirror - Home Decorating Trends

Backlit Mirrors – The Focal Points Of The Modern Bathrooms

House Design

Noe Valley House / IwamotoScott Architecture

<i>From the architect.</i> This new four level house on a steep street in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood is designed to respond to opportunities …

Modern Architecture

Peter Eisenman’s House II lists for $850K in Vermont

A great excuse to move to a farm in Vermont<p>Built in 1970, House II by renowned American architect Peter Eisenman still looks eminently modern, with its overlapping rectangular planes and open, scaffolding-like space. This abode is one of a set of ten architectural experiment designed by Eisenman, …

Houses

For $18M, a gut-renovated West Village duplex with design-world star power

Deborah Berke revamped this duplex in a Cary Tamarkin building<p>There’s a lot of design-world star power present in this 6,000-square-foot duplex, located in the understated—but still quite luxurious—condo at 397 West 12th Street. The building itself, which was a hot commodity when it launched back …

Houses

FM.X Interior Design completed this private hut with natural materials in countryside of China

FM.X Interior Design completed a private hut in the countryside Fujian, China to escape noisy environment of the city, built with floor-to-ceiling …

Modern Architecture

For $998K, a 1914 Echo Park home filled with original woodwork

Plus, a wraparound porch<p>“Nestled under the canopy of a native oak” in Echo Park, you’ll find this two-bedroom home built in 1914. Clad in wood shingle siding and wrapped in a porch that spills onto a wood deck, it gives off cozy cabin vibes.<p>But it’s not totally isolated from urban-living. Given …

Mid-Century modern

Prairie-esque condo mid-rise headed to Oak Park

The 28-unit ‘District House’ draws both its name and neo-Prairie design from Oak Park's Historic District<p>While a handful of high-rise rental projects are giving the near-downtown suburb of Oak Park its own mini skyline, an upcoming mid-rise development dubbed “District House” aims to deliver new …

Design

Hacienda San Jose Lavista is a fairytale retreat in San Miguel Allende

Set in the hills overlooking San Miguel Allende, the striking Hacienda San Jose Lavista is a beautiful retreat surrounded by expansive vineyards, …

Modern Architecture

10 pioneering African-American architects in the nation's capital

The past and present inspirational figures who have practiced in Washington, D.C., and whom history often overlooks<p>African Americans are underrepresented in the field of architecture, and the progress made to further diversity in the field has been slow and barely steady. While African Americans …

American History

Mountainside villa by SAOTA frames Cape Town's spectacular scenery

<b>A+Awards:</b> South African studio SAOTA received a 2016 Architizer A+Award for this residence in Cape Town, which enjoys views of the area's dramatic …

Design

A Bird’s-Eye View of Budapest: Hilltop House with Twin Gable Roofs

The striking image of a classic pitched roof combined with refined, contemporary design and doubled just to make sure that it all looks even more …

Interior Design

Even With a $5M Price Cut, This $30M Mansion Is the Most Expensive in Utah

Even with a significant price cut, this Springville, UT, mansion is the most expensive home in the state at $30 million.<p>“It does stand out,” …

Luxury Homes

This $16.3 Million Triplex Penthouse At New York City’s The Bryant Just Hit The Market

The Bryant, architect Sir David Chipperfield’s first-ever residential project, is nearing completion as it rises over Bryant Park and the first of …

New York City

De Beauvoir House

Webb Yates Engineers completed the structural design for the extensive refurbishment and extension of De Beauvoir House, a large Georgian semi-detached house in London. The main works involved opening up the lower ground floor and constructing a new glulam frame extension to the rear.

Modern Architecture