My absolute must-have in a home is beautiful natural light. And boy, has this place got it! Built for roughly $500 with reclaimed windows and salvaged materials, Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz created a charming little getaway in the mountains of West Virginia.
If you love tiny houses, and you dream of living close to nature, we've found the perfect place for you. This little shack, designed by Broadhurst Architects for a family farm in the mountains of West Virginia, is equal parts tiny house and camping shelter — in the best possible way.
Non-profit Architecture for Humanity has closed after 15 years. The San Francisco-based organization opened in 1999 to initially help provide shelters for refugees from Kosovo. They held design competitions for transitional shelters, and had over 60 chapters worldwide.
They're both known for monumental works like the Gateway Arch and the Helsinki Railway station, but Eliel and Eero Saarinen made some beautiful and intimate homes, both in the US and abroad. Their residential works are celebrated in Saarinen Houses, a new book by Princeton Architectural Press.
If you've always wanted to live in a home so tiny it fits on a trailer, but were loathe to give up your dream of a gourmet kitchen, you're in luck. Portland makers Tiny Heirloom have jumped into the tiny home business, but they're making fancy tiny homes.
In the midst of a hellish NYC apartment search, I think I might have found the perfect tiny home. It has a sleeping loft, a decently sized kitchen, lots of light, and even an outdoor patio, all in 183 square feet. It's also in South Africa.
Here's a book for your future Frank Lloyd Wrights: Who Built That? Skyscrapers and Who Built That? Modern Homes are written and illustrated by Didier Cornille, professor of design and history at Ecole des Beaux-Arts du Mans in France. An accessible entry point into the world of architecture, with simple descriptions, cute drawings, and profiles on the major works and personalities.
This year's annual convention of the American Institute of Architects will have a presidential presence. Bill Clinton will deliver a keynote on May 14th, the first day of the convention being held in Atlanta. The theme of the 2015 AIA convention is "impact," emphasizing the role architects play in communities both local and global.
If you haven't had lunch yet, Yotel, a new hotel coming to Williamsburg, might make you a little hungry. The design by HWKN looks surprisingly like a seaweed-wrapped sushi roll (with stacked condos on top representing the "rice"). The 14-story hotel is slated to open in 2017.
Plenty of old buildings have unexpected quirks and compartments, but in Elizabethan England, a particular architectural trend arose with a very specific purpose. Want to know more about these oddities and the man who was a master of building them? We investigate the priest hole.