Archived Articles from Houses & Residential
Waking, sleeping, recreating, loving and living, we spend so much time at home it seems a shame not to make your place of residence both functional and radical - the dwelling designs featured here will shock, amaze, intrigue and inspire you to rethink your housing situation and improve the spaces you inhabit.
Under 400 SF: New Modular Micro-Apartments for NYC
NYC faces a small-unit housing crunch. And the results are in: award-winning compact units ranging from 250 to 330 square feet each have arrived.
Fit for a Villain: 12 Surprisingly Homey Underground Lairs
Ranging from renovated missile silos to stunning modern homes built into hillsides, these 12 underground lairs are ideal for villainous activities.
Amphibious Architecture: Foundations Float Above Floods
Floods spell disaster, but what if houses could ride out the storms, rising with the tides, then settling back down to the ground when the water is gone?
Private Playgrounds: 13 Amazingly Fun Houses
Fun and unexpected features like slides, pirate ship forts, indoor skate parks, tree houses and trap doors turn these 13 homes into private playgrounds.
Livable Billboard Offers Artists a Temporary Home
Scribe Billboard is both an ongoing urban art project beautifying Mexico City, and a clever, compact hidden home for the artists as they work.
Transforming Dhaus Designers Announce Origamic DTable
Imagine a view you can control on demand, particularly around annual weather cycles - a fully modular year-round abode, now with a table to match.
Treehouse Taster: 3 Wildly Different Types of Tree Houses
Some strange treehouses have slipped through the cracks, their stories and histories unknown, yet the images of them are too amazing to go un-shown.
Mobile 3D-Printed House Factory in a Shipping Container
Dutch architects DUS plan to build the first 3D-printed house alongside a canal in Amsterdam using a mobile 3D printer in a shipping container.
Tentacle-Like Tubular Slide Swirls Through NYC Penthouse
An incredible tentacle-like mirrored steel slide swirls and twists through four stories of a bright white, modern penthouse in Manhattan.
Transportable Tourist Towers Provide Stackable Housing
The Transportable Tourist Tower is a compact, stackable, modular prefabricated residence that can be placed vertically or horizontally for temporary housing.