Architecture

A Suspended Living Room Floats Like an Air Ship

Pieter Weijnen’s brand of maritime modernism brings a touch of magic to Amsterdam’s Steigereiland, where the architect built his family’s home. Inhabiting one of the development’s narrow plots, the house harkens back to the area’s nautical roots with a suspended shiplike story, visible from the …

The bizarre 'Flintstones House' in a wealthy San Francisco suburb has finally found a buyer

A unique house situated in the affluent town of Hillsborough, California, has finally found a buyer.<p>Known by Bay Area locals as the "Flintstones House" for its kooky attributes, the house was originally listed for $4.2 million in 2015. After two price chops, the listing site finally says that the …

Business

For Display Only: 7 Forward-Thinking Furniture Showrooms

One of the most important aspects of furniture design is the architecture around it. The role that furnishings play in an architectural project is well appreciated, but the reverse is not always understood. The built environment bears a great influence on the design, presentation and perception of …

Herzog & de Meuron

South Loop high-rise duplex with ‘protected’ skyline views seeks $1.25M

Overlooking Dearborn Park, there’s little chance of this home’s spectacular views being blocked<p>Unless talking about an east-facing condo along Lake Shore Drive, views in Chicago are rarely guaranteed. But in the case of this 12th-floor duplex condo in the South Loop’s Dearborn Tower, the downtown …

A Garden Pavilion in Zurich / Oliv Brunner Volk Architekten

<i>From the architect.</i> The pavilion is situated in the garden of a villa from the 1920s, surrounded by old trees and dense foliage. The two-storey …

Design

Ruyton Girls School - Margaret McRae Building

With a focus on collaboration and individuality, the building provides students with technology-rich, interactive spaces. These include a mix of formal and informal learning spaces - a dedicated base for year 7 and 8 girls, science, drama and event facilities. The spaces are based on the concepts …

Education

Majestic Craftsman in Glendale asks $3.4M

It’s known as the Toll House<p>This stately Craftsman in Glendale is looking for a very lucky new owner. The seven-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home was built in 1913 and appears to have been immaculately maintained over the last 104 years.<p>The home was designed by architect Charles E. Shattuck (who …

Houses

Midcentury showstopper with floating accordion roof asks $649K

It was built in 1965 and has largely been untouched since then<p>With its seemingly floating accordion style roof, this 1965 beauty in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a real showstopper. Designed by Larry J. Rowsell, the three-bed-three-bath time capsule abounds with period details that feel just as relevant …

Salt Lake City

New Zealand Vacation Home Designed Completely Off the Grid

On New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, two architects designed a petite holiday home that takes care of its own water, electricity, and sewage needs.<p>There are some places where getting off the grid is an admirable aim and others where it is an absolute necessity. Great Barrier Island, a …

New Zealand

Smoke-Lyster House

Designed in the mid-Seventies for a mathematics professor, the Smoke-Lyster House uses a hexagonal layout to maximize both space and the views. …

Shopping

Arbor Coconut Grove unveils new renderings

Showing off the bright and open interiors<p>Arbor Coconut Grove, a 52-unit boutique condo that launched sales in February, has unveiled a batch of renderings showcasing its open and contemporary interiors.<p>These new visuals include a shot of the northeast corner of the building; a chef-style kitchen …

7 Summer Destinations for Thirsty Travelers

Add these spirited destinations and sights around the country to your summer itinerary.<p>It’s time to get off your barstool. Like the sound of the last-call bell, Memorial Day weekend signals the start of the summer travel season and fortunately for the thirsty traveler there are a number of new …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Elle Decor honors its A-listers and more news we hear

We hear that Elle Decor’s editor-in-chief Michael Boodro hosted the magazine’s A-List Awards last Thursday, celebrating top-tier interior designers …

Frank Gehry

The Bay Area’s cutest compound—with glass atrium and crafting room—asks $2.65 million

Usually when we hear the word “compound,” images of “Keep Out” signs and survivalist mentalities come to mind. But that is certainly not the case in Corte Madera, where 206 Baltimore Avenue is described as not just a compound but a “chic, glorious compound” in the listing notes.<p>We can’t argue with …

Houses

An Affordable Dinnerware Set That’s as Iconic as It Is Practical

“Piling up, you do with junk. Stacking, you can only do with design,” Massimo Vignelli, the designer best known for having created the identities of …

Design

Floating Prefab Concept Rethinks the Houseboat

Czech architects unveil a floating, modular living concept.<p>A C-Frame catamaran currently docked in Prague’s Holesovice neighborhood, Port X is a buoyant dwelling for modular, modern living. Prague’s Atelier SAD finished the concept last fall, collaborating with a company that develops sailing boats …

A House On A Small Plot With A Secret Entertainment Area Under The Deck

Just because a house is built on a small piece of land doesn’t mean it has to be modest and to sacrifice comfort for privacy or looks for function. …

Interior Design

‘Mega-mansion’ approved by Menlo Park, despite neighbors’ worries

The Menlo Park Planning Commission on Monday approved a resident’s plan to build a home three times larger than the current one despite the …

San Mateo County

Photo Basel 2017 - The First and Only International Photography Fair in Switzerland

With the aim to become one of the best international photo fairs, <b>Photo Basel</b> returns to the city of Basel for its third edition in 2017. Photo Basel …

Herzog & de Meuron

"Fifteen Hudson Yards" Is Where You'll Want To Live In Manhattan

Design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, also known for envisioning the High Line unveils its latest architectural masterpiece — Fifteen Hudson Yards …

Lifestyle

Cape Schanck House

The Cape Schanck House is a unique and adventurous project by Melbourne-based architecture studio Jackson Clements Burrows. The 4,300 square-foot …

Design

Architecture on the Market: MUJI Hut Is the Latest Tiny House to Pop Up in Japan

BRICK & WONDER IS A CURATED PLATFORM OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY HOMES FOR SALE WORLDWIDE. LAUNCHED BY LANG ARCHITECTURE IN 2016, BRICK & WONDER PROVIDES ACCESS TO HOMES IN THE MARKETPLACE WITH DESIGN INTEGRITY THAT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO IMPROVE HOW WE FEEL, THINK, INTERACT AND ULTIMATELY LIVE OUR DAILY …

Tiny House Movement

Video: Tour John Lautner’s iconic Sheats-Goldstein Residence

The Sheats-Goldstein Residence is considered of Los Angeles’s most iconic homes. Designed by architect—and apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright—John Lautner in 1961, the cave-like concrete-and-glass residence perches above Beverly Hills and incorporates a soaring roof with coffered triangles, frameless …

Lakehouse, the 12-story condo tower next to Sloan’s Lake, breaks ground

Construction is officially underway on the glass-walled luxury condominium tower across the street from Sloan’s Lake that faced an early legal …

Denver

"Gaspar" the club, Arta, 2016 - G2 LAB

In a central location of the urban complex of Arta, some challenges were set regarding the creation of a modern club, which were met through …

Design

Bank statement: a mid-century modern landmark finds a new lease of life

Architecture and interior design firm Cuningham Group has moved into its new Phoenix office, a mid-century modern landmark designed by William Pereira. Completed in 1951, the Farmers & Stockmens Bank building is listed as a historic structure by the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Former Hollywood Reporter building nominated for landmark status

The Moderne-style structure is in the crosshairs of a major new development<p>Earlier this month, the Harridge Development Group revealed new renderings of a massive development set to rise around Hollywood’s Crossroads of the World complex. As part of the project, the company plans to renovate the …

Los Angeles

The Berkshires Town That's Becoming a Cultural Hub

IT TOOK IMAGINATION for Wilco bassist John Stirratt to picture a great art and design hotel in the run-down motor court he encountered in 2014. He was on a real estate scouting trip to North Adams, Massachusetts, where his band has hosted a music and arts festival since 2010. “There were doors …

Lifestyle

A green Aggresivhaus proposed for Hamburg

The Passivhaus is Germany's most important recent contribution to sustainable design, but here is another that I will label Aggressivhaus: the …

Sustainability

Plastic waste pop-up pavilion rethinks recycling in the Netherlands

Plastic waste takes on new life in the PET Pavilion, a temporary structure that popped up in a public park in Enschede, The Netherlands. Project.DWG …

Design