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21 holiday gifts for people who like nice things

Quirky midcentury modern with koi pond wants $624K

The home blends many of the trademark features of a midcentury home with more modern updates.

These Japanese homes were designed to encourage neighbor interaction

All of the units have a living room with glass doors that slide open onto a wooden deck facing a communal courtyard.

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First look at MVRDV’s colorful Washington Heights mixed-use development

This is the Dutch firm’s first major project in the United States

You can rent these modern geodesic domes nestled in a forest

Each of the domes sits on a wooden terrace equipped with a hot tub and a shed full of wood pre-chopped (obviously) for the indoor fireplace.

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Woolsey Fire latest example of California’s age of ‘megafires’

So far in 2018, fires in the state have scorched an unprecedented 1.3 million acres—five times the five-year average.

Want a piece of the Eiffel Tower? That’ll cost you $45K

On November 27, Paris auction house Artcurial is selling a 24-step chunk of the tower’s original staircase.

Senior housing: Older Americans face affordability, accessibility challenges

Harvard’s latest senior housing report highlights a lack of diverse options as nation’s population ages

The ultimate van life shopping guide

We break down over 90 different essential items that make mobile living more comfortable.

A joyful noise grows in Brooklyn

Emmanuel Baptist Church is the cornerstone of this section of Lafayette Avenue.

The United States of Texas and California

When it comes to urban policy, transportation, economy, and immigration, what’s happening in Texas and California is really the story of what’s happening in America.

Donald Wexler-designed desert gem yours for $3.5M

This four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home in Indian Wells features all of Donald Wexler’s trademark style.

Ori’s new robotic furniture includes a bed that drops from the ceiling

The company is growing its line of smart, transforming furniture to include an expandable storage unit and a bed that drops from the ceiling.

Amazon HQ2 subsidies are deeply unpopular, but far from uncommon

The billions in incentive doled out by New York and Arlington exemplify a broken system.

Building houses that grow with us

We need to design homes for our lives, not our stuff.

This guest house’s walls tilt to maximize space

The Hive has an unusual "beehive-inspired" shape that bows outward from its foundation.

How to help Northern California fire victims

A small contribution can go a long way.

Can Los Angeles become a tech capital?

As LA’s tech scene matures, old industries such as entertainment and aerospace are new again

Get ready for Black Friday deals on furniture, bedding, and more

Curbed will be tracking the best sales and deals surrounding Black Friday, so keep checking back.

What Amazon’s HQ2 will mean for a city’s brand

Can a city hold onto—and control—its identity when a mega-corporation moves in?

Queens officials come out against Amazon’s HQ2 in Long Island City

Some elected officials plan to hold a rally in opposition to Amazon on Wednesday

The rise of stadium seating

Why we’re so obsessed with stairways to nowhere.

New prefab housing from Bjarke Ingels aims to blend in with the landscape

BIG stacked 196 apartments (called "pixels") on top of each other in a terrace layout, leaving room for outdoor green roofs.

Airy midcentury by Cliff May wants $475K

The house boasts vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and floor-to-ceiling glass throughout.

Amazon HQ2 winners: New York City and Arlington, Virginia

The New York Times reports that Amazon will split its HQ2 between two cities, likely Long Island City and the D.C. suburb

Woolsey Fire burned part of old nuclear research site—should residents be alarmed?

State senator says he’ll push for an independent investigation.

101 small ways you can improve your city

The least you can do to make a big difference where you live.

Landscape preservation’s urgent challenge: Civil rights historic sites

If the U.S. can’t preserve sites where it fought for its rights, what does that say about maintaining the rights themselves?

400-year-old skinny house renovated into ‘one-room hotel’

The three-story building measures just eight feet wide, but those eight feet pack a stylish punch.

Nendo designs an attractive hand-crank phone charger

Cranking the arm generates a magnetic field that’s able to charge the lithium ion battery inside tube.

Historic live-work bookstore wants $1.5M

Originally constructed in 1926, the listing includes a three-bedroom apartment upstairs and a light-filled bookstore on the main floor.

Striking apartment building is made up of 140 shipping containers

The architects split the complex into two sections—one blue, one green—that slant outward to create a triangular courtyard between them.

Chic black chalet does cabin in the woods right

The prefab cabin is nestled into the woods and takes full advantage of its picturesque surroundings with large windows and a generous deck.

Mod mountain retreat asks $11.9M

Set in a field of native grasses and wildflowers, the 6,407-square-foot home was designed to blend into its natural surroundings

Alexander Girard’s forgotten textile patterns find new life as rugs

Five of Girard’s timeless patterns are being reissued as rugs by the textile company Maharam.

RV toilets: 5 alternatives to a full bathroom in your camper

Want a toilet or shower in your camper but need to save space? We’ve got you covered.

Ultra-stylish tiny house comes with fold-down deck

The design features a single loft for two, plus a convertible sofa U-shaped sofa that transforms into a queen size bed in a pinch.

The number of ‘million-dollar neighborhoods’ in the U.S. has doubled

Where the median home price is a seven-figure figure

Why Eero Saarinen’s ‘50s office was a breeding ground for modernist design

Kevin Roche, Robert Venturi, Gunnar Birkerts, and even Balthazar Korab worked for the influential modern architect.

For the first time, see inside Google’s cool new Playa Vista offices

With the Spruce Goose hangar, Google is dramatically expanding its LA footprint.

3 ways architects can improve social equity

By addressing housing’s intersections with rapid urbanization, mass migration, public health, and more, a new book outlines avenues for architects who actually want to make a difference.

Say hello to the world’s most Instagrammable dutch oven

Great Jones is unabashedly gunning for food- and aesthetics-minded millennials with its new set of cookware basics.