Archived Articles: modern

Emoji-Nation: Famous Paintings Revised for the Internet Age

In a world of mobile devices, share icons and popup alerts, fine art is interrupted by signs and symbols of our times, adding a jarring layer of technology to ...

Monument & Void: Massive Stone Museum of Mayan History

Commissioned for Guatemala City, this weighty megalithic structure is set to be the largest museum commemorating Mayan culture and history in Central America. ...

Windowless House of Glass: Solid Walls Hide Invisible Floors

In a surreal reversal of modern architectural convention, this Vertical Glass House trades a tradition of solid horizontals and clear verticals for an opaque ...

House in Reverse: Rooftop Driveway Leads to Hillside Home

Most people with single-family homes are used to pulling up into their driveways and then ascending flights of stairs to get to the living spaces. But in this ...

Baroque Parking Garage Challenges Blind Civic Historicism

Challenged with designing something to fit a historic city-center context in “baroque, classic, neo-classical, romantic and neo-romantic style” is ...

Mountaintop Museum: Underground Rooms Tunnel into Peak

In a bold yet beautifully contextual move, this embedded mountaintop museum structure is part of a series of buildings set high in the mountains of Tyrol, ...

Redefining Rustic Materials: 6 Modern Log Furniture Makers

Logs typically conjure images of remote cabins and plaid-clad workers felling trees. As these seven creative designers and craftspeople show, though, log ...

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21st Century Cookout: 16 Modern Grills & Outdoor Kitchens

If you're tired of the ugly gas grill taking up space in your backyard, dreaming of a luxurious outdoor kitchen, or just wishing for a more portable BBQ ...

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Traditional to Contemporary: 6 Cool Custom Bedroom Lofts

There is something nice and relaxing about removing oneself from the main floor of a home, particularly if you can sneak the space into a one-story dwelling.

5 Room-in-a-Box Designs Form 100% Modular Home Interior

For the minimalist space-saving fanatic, this collection may be the ultimate all-in-one solution - a set of five boxes, one for each essential home space.

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