Architecture

The 25 most beautiful buildings in the world, according to architects

Like paintings and sculptures, buildings can be beautiful works of art.<p>We asked architects to tell us the one building that's a game-changer for building design, inspired them to become architects, or that they simply find stunning.<p>Here are 25 of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, …

Construction

A Circular House Lets Its Residents Engage The Forest Surroundings

The 360 Villa is an unusual home with a name that pretty much describes the major things that define it. The house is placed in a clearing in a …

Modern Architecture

Architect Robert Gurney’s 5 best homes in the D.C. area

All sleek, glassy, and oh-so-Modern<p>In Washington, D.C., there are plenty of architects worth knowing, from James Hoban (designer of the White House) to Suman Sorg (designer of the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence). One architect in particular is known for his Modern, meticulously detailed …

Modern Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright, furniture designer

The architect’s early interior work helped develop his idea for homes as total works of art<p>Ever the confident architect, it’s not surprising that Frank Lloyd Wright thought he knew better when it came to interior furnishings.<p>As Wright’s history of custom furniture and built-ins—seating and storage …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Cloud House makes it rain on demand with creative water harvesting system

You won’t have to do a rain dance to make it rain at the Cloud House—sitting in one of its rocking chairs should do the trick. Artist Matthew …

Houses

Passive townhouses in Capitol Hill win national award for green building

The 10-home complex is open, sustainable, and social<p>A Capitol Hill passive townhouse project finished last year has been recognized for creativity, sustainability, and innovation. SolHaus, a 10-home project finished last year by Cascade Built and b9 Architects, won a Green Building Home of the Year …

Green Buildings

A chic home that cost just $60k (with floor plan)

Before we begin to show you this beautiful home, we want to make it clear that the cost of the project is very much affected by where this home was …

Interior Design

Supertall skyscraper hangs from orbiting asteroid in Clouds Architecture Office concept

In a bid to get around terrestrial height restrictions, Clouds Architecture Office has proposed suspending the world's tallest skyscraper from an …

Design

Rotating dome-shaped homes lets you change the scenery anytime you wish

A Japanese company is using prefabricated plastic to assemble rotating dome houses in just days. The entire structure rotates to either have the windows face or oppose the sun depending on the weather conditions.<p>The structures are energy efficient and resistant to extreme weather. They present a …

Design

You'll Never Believe What This Modern Farmhouse Used to Look Like

The only thing INC Architecture & Design kept from the original residence was the foundation<p><b>The Transformation:</b> Jade-Snow Carroll and her husband, Ian Rasch of Alander Construction, dreamed of living in a contemporary farmhouse, but with their lush new property in Hillsdale, New York, came a retro …

Houses

Lake Flato-designed award-winning desert home on the market for $2.7M

The 2009-built residence is located in Scottsdale, Arizona<p>San Antonio-based architecture firm Lake|Flato is known for designing some spectacular residences like this lakeside retreat and this desert dwelling—in addition to building the “best damn barns in the country,” according to actor Tommy Lee …

Modern Architecture

Frank Gehry’s only Boston building has penthouse for rent

Got $10,000 a month?<p>The condo tower at 360 Newbury Street in Back Bay, the only building in Boston that Frank Gehry designed (no, the Stata Center is in Cambridge), has a penthouse loft up rent for $10,000 a month.<p>Said spread runs to 2,062 square feet and includes 18-foot ceilings with …

Frank Gehry

Nightingale Residence

Located on Nightingale Drive in the Doheny Estates, the Nightingale Residence comprises of 9,268 square feet, and sits atop a hillside providing sweeping outlines of the Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills to Century City, the Pacific Ocean, and downtown Los Angeles.

Houses

A Preview of JFK Airport’s Under-Construction TWA Hotel

Mid-century modern-loving jet setters have just under two years of waiting left before the opening of the long-anticipated TWA Hotel at JFK Airport‘s …

Hotels

A Secret, Little Glass Home in the Heart of New York

ON A QUIET BLOCK in the East 50s in Manhattan, set between a music school and a prewar apartment building a coin’s toss from the noise of subway construction, sits a discreet, Modernist marvel: Philip Johnson’s 1950 Rockefeller Guest House. One of several private New York residences the architect …

Lifestyle

East Hampton home with parts from 1680 currently in contract

The home was renovated in 2015<p>The East Hampton home that made headlines for having parts which date back all the way to 1680 is currently under contract through Sotheby’s International Realty.<p>The home was listed for $3,995,000 back in 2015, but according to its listing, the price has gone down to …

Houses

Kitchen of the Week: Urban Tropical, A Simon Astridge Kitchen Addition

How does a minimalist London kitchen design evolve into a tropical sun chamber? “We were approached by a couple with two young kids to extend and …

Interior Design

Mikhail Baryshnikov pays $1.4M for a Harlem home near Central Park

Baryshnikov paid a little more than the asking price on this three-bedroom condo<p>Ballet maestro Mikhail Baryshnikov and his wife Lisa Rinehart are moving to a new home in Harlem, the New York Post has learned. The celebrated dancer, choreographer and actor, has purchased a three-bedroom, …

Real Estate

Bravos House: Encased in Moving Wooden Panels and Slats

Draped ever so elegantly in a wood made of Cumaru, a Brazilian tree species, the <b>Bravos House</b> in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil cleverly brings …

Interior Design

Modern ‘treehouse’ spins out for 360-degree mountain views

The timber-clad home is vertically organized around a central spiral staircase<p>The Qiyunshan Tree House in the Huangshan mountains of China manages to artfully embody two fun architectural trends: elevated “tree house” buildings and modern, “spun out” floor plans. This combination has resulted …

Treehouses

A stunning lake house

A big, comfortable and stylish lake house is a dream come true for those who love to get away from the noise of the city and indulge in relaxed …

Interior Design

De Rosee Sa uses cobbled courtyards to bring light into west London house

A trio of courtyards covered in cobbles and surrounded by glass break up this London home, which has cedar-lined walls that reference the old timber …

Design

Pritzker Prize for Spanish architects

This year, the world's most prestigious architecture award will go to RCR Arquitectes. The three architects from Catalonia use modern materials and incorporate landscapes into their constructions.<p>You can find out more about European lifestyle and culture in our Euromaxx show. The DW magazine …

White Sculptures: Capturing the Extraordinary Architecture of Santiago Calatrava

Architectural photographer Sebastian Weiss — also known as Instagram star “le_blanc” — has made waves on Architizer already with his stunning, abstract images of gleaming Modernist architecture. Now, he has returned with a new series entitled “White Sculptures,” which captures the same joyful …

Architectural Photography

Drake's 21,000-Square-Foot Mansion in Toronto Is Captured by Drone Video

The view from above is even more insane than from ground level<p>Drake is celebrating his latest release, <i>More Life</i>, with quite the gift to himself. He will be moving into a massive 21,000-square-foot home in the Bridle Path area of his hometown, Toronto. This won't just any mansion, though—it will be …

Drake

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs (Finally) Sheds New York City Condo

<b>SELLER:</b> Sean Combs <b><br>LOCATION:</b> New York City, NY <b><br>PRICE:</b> $5,700,000 <b><br>SIZE:</b> 2,300 square feet, 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms<p><b>YOUR MAMA’S NOTES:</b> After nearly five …

Real Estate

Kenneth Frampton On The Work of Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu

<i>Until April 30th, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark is exhibiting the work of Wang Shu. The first in a new series of monographic</i> …

This Incredible 'Looped' Skyscraper Could Transform The New York Skyline

It would be the world's longest building.<p>A slender looping skyscraper overlooking Central Park could one day transform the New York skyline if a team of local architects have their way.<p>The ethereal skyscraper, called the Big Bend, would be the longest, but not the tallest building in the …

Urban Planning

Here’s what we learned from John Abraham’s tour of his ‘Villa in the Sky’

Here’s what we learned from John Abraham’s tour of his ‘Villa in the Sky’<p>John Abraham likes everything the same way he likes his beach shorts – …

Houses

Chic New Cutlery Inspired by Architecture - Design Milk

Alessi worked with Ben van Berkel of UNStudio to launch a new, sculptural set of cutlery named Giro. With sleek edges and faceted shadows, this …

Design