Feb 25, 2014 — Plans for man-made islands — designed by Rice University architecture students — have attracted the attention of one of the world's largest oil companies as a way to house way-offshore oil workers.
Feb 17, 2014 — Remember the Sears kit houses from the early 1900s, ordered from a catalog and assembled on-site? Now, online designers around the world are building WikiHouses out of plywood pieces that fit together like a puzzle. No nails, no fasteners, no adhesives. Just slot-together joints and the Internet.
Feb 14, 2014 — Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? Writer Graham Hill makes the case for taking up less space.
Jan 11, 2014 — In an effort to save a tiny 1920s Sears kit house from demolition, architects are offering it free to anyone who can move it to another property. Current owners of the Arlington, Va., plot want to build a bigger home where the kit house stands.
Jan 3, 2014 — Cartooning was his passion as a kid, and he enrolled in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture to become better at drawing backgrounds. Now, some call Ingels a "starchitect," because his challenging designs are getting built.
Dec 27, 2013 — Macy Miller, an architect from Idaho, built her tiny home from scratch for just $11,000. She says the 2,500-square-foot home she downsized from wasn't really her style.
Dec 24, 2013 — Historically, companies often viewed buildings as simply a cost, one architect consultant says. Now they're beginning to think about them as an asset — something that can be used to drive creativity and performance and attract and retain talent.
Dec 20, 2013 — Our nation's capital was designed to showcase its monuments, and monumental buildings — from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. But as the city grows, is it time to rewrite the law that mandates a ground-hugging skyline?
Dec 9, 2013 — Andre Le Notre helped turn an old hunting lodge into the Versailles we know today, taking his profession way beyond a trade. Experts say Le Notre's work was so groundbreaking, it continues to influence contemporary urban architecture. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Le Notre's birth.
Dec 6, 2013 — Radiant Orchid is the new "in" color for 2014, according to the institute, which gave us Emerald this year.