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The future of historic preservation is about much more than old buildings


The president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Stephanie Meeks, discusses her forthcoming book and the changes, and opportunities, shaping the preservation movement.

Bay Area ‘Airstream Hotel’ is now ready for guests


‘Turnkey glamping’ awaits Last time we checked in with AutoCamp, the Santa Barbara-born startup creating an "Airstream" glamping resort 90 minutes north of San Francisco, it was still an initiative under development with a Kickstarter campaign aimed at raising $55,000 to finish off the project.

New collection of colorful Indian rugs is entirely made by hand


Block Shop expands on its commitment to the Indian hand blocking tradition Block Shop, a textile company founded by sisters Lily and Hopie Stockman, has launched its first rug collection.

Tiny house offers huge views in 136 square feet


The Vista Go is smaller than the original, but keeps all the big windows Major tiny house builder Escape Homes has been busy: on top of unveiling the Vintage, a new model offering more traditional flair, the Wisconsin-based company also made updates to its existing lineup.

Map: The Essential Frank Lloyd Wright


Projects from across the country—which you can still visit—that present an overview of his incredible career Few names are as ever-present in American architecture as Frank Lloyd Wright, a visionary whose work continues to serve as an inspiration, the bedrock upon which much of modernist architecture is built.

The futuristic, organic furniture of a late designer’s final works


Vladimir Kagan was a master of design German-born Vladimir Kagan was a prolific, energetic designer who worked tirelessly until his death at 88 this past April, leaving behind an impressive oeuvre that significantly influenced contemporary design.

Rent in Miami, Houston, St. Louis: What $1,100/month gets you right now


From a cozy studio to a loft-style two-bedroom Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various cities across the U.S.

Crystalline concrete house frames Swiss forest views


A slightly different take on a concrete house This heptagonal home and its various windowed facets preside over a gently sloping hill, framing lush views of the surrounding forest outside Basel, Switzerland.

Obama’s new housing toolkit aims to make cities more affordable


Wealthy communities have pulled up the ‘ladders of opportunity’ from lower-income residents, says the White House Affordable housing was only barely mentioned during this week’s presidential debate—in fact, it’s a topic that’s been noticeably absent in this year’s campaign, save for a single op-ed by Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine.

‘New American Dream’ shifts away from material gains, says study


Results are in from a survey of over 2,000 Americans, sponsored by Ikea The material accomplishments of owning a home, two cars, and generally "keeping up with the Joneses" once defined the aspirations of an entire generation of Americans.

200-year-old equestrian estate with historic wallpaper asks $2.2M


Gorgeous Zuber wallpaper lines the dining room Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day?

Forget self-driving cars, Amsterdam is getting self-driving canal boats


The “roboats” will transport people and goods, as well as gather data on pollution and pull up discarded bicycles The many canals of the "Venice of the North" may soon get some high-tech traffic.

Old timber chapel offers historic bones in the English countryside


If you’ve ever dreamed of setting off into the English countryside to live a simpler life, this may be your chance.

Paris officially bans cars along a bank of the Seine to address pollution concerns


Part of a larger “Paris Breathes” program The Paris mayor’s ambitious (and controversial) plan to make the banks of the Seine more pedestrian-friendly has been approved by the city council, Le Monde reports, and is part of a larger "Paris Breathes" anti-pollution campaign by mayor Anne Hidalgo.

Furniture made from recycled newspaper has brick-like strength, marble finish


An upgrade from cardboard certainly Sometimes designers make furniture out of paper and leave nothing to the imagination—just look at these lumpy lamps and stools.

Could police keep the peace by walking more beats?


The case for getting out of the patrol car The shootings of unarmed black men at the hands of police have spurred a nationwide movement calling for law enforcement reform.

First look: Inside Zaha Hadid Architects's new culture center in China


The Nanjing International Youth Culture Center is slated to open at the end of the year Another of the late Zaha Hadid’s designs will soon be completed, this time in Nanjing, China.

The humble hotdog cart goes high design at Guggenheim Bilbao


Hotdog architecture is heating up The plans for Guggenheim Helsinki might be on ice, but in Bilbao, the design of a Guggenheim-affiliated hot dog cart is hot hot hot.

Eco-friendly prefab home with green roof built in 6 weeks


Sustainability-minded through and through From the same firm that delivered Australia’s first "carbon-positive prefab" comes another prefab stunner, located by Avalon Beach in New South Wales.

Case study: How to install a green roof on private home


A New York architect and green roof pro walks through the process of designing and installing a lush living rooftop The site: A more than 900-square-foot expanse atop a historic building in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn.


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