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A renovation 47 years in the making—and a mother-son dream team

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?

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.

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Historic adobe, Paramount Ranch, M*A*S*H set burn in Malibu fire

Here’s a running list of important places and local landmarks in the Woolsey Fire’s path.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The rise of stadium seating

Why we’re so obsessed with stairways to nowhere.

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.

Where to donate furniture and household items

‘Tis the season of giving and we’ve rounded up various channels for donating household items, from charities to furniture banks.

How YIMBYs wiped out in San Francisco

Voters say "not in my backyard" to YIMBYs at ballot box.

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.

101 small ways you can improve your city

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

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.

Best apps and sites for selling used home goods

There are more options than ever to help you offload used items around the house—or score a bargain on something you actually want.

Spin scooters, recently acquired by Ford, land in Detroit today

Ford has bought the scooter company Spin, and 400 scooters will launch in Detroit today.

Blocky concrete home hides an airy second level

Here at Curbed, we appreciate a well-designed concrete home, and this Tel Aviv house is no exception.

Midcentury modern with Roman-inspired atrium asks $809K

The four-bedroom home’s focal point is a circular atrium that functions as a cathedral-ceiling courtyard with cement floors.

The Curbed guide to Western Massachusetts

What you need to know for your next weekend getaway

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Transit on the ballot: How cities voted to fund transportation

Voters approve measures to boost public transit—and candidates who pledged to improve how they get around.

The tenant-landlord relationship is going digital

Online property management tools are moving the landlord-tenant relationship to the internet

10 A-frames you can rent right now

From coast to coast, property owners are renovating and building A-frames in order to rent them to architecture-loving vacationers.

Open houses become real-time design museums in Sweden

The Home Viewing Exhibitions turn open houses into real-time museums of Swedish design.

If California’s the future, why are so many leaving?

A sobering study shows how life in the Golden State continues to get too expensive.

Sliding walls open this modern house to the outdoors

What the simply shaped home lacks in geometric grandeur it makes up for in indoor-outdoor magic.

Arbiter of taste, enfant terrible: The best and worst of Philip Johnson

The prolific 20th-century American architect’s work, ranked by the author of Johnson’s mega-biography.

Grand home built in scenic Charleston harbor asks $7.9M

Originally a degaussing station for the navy, the house was renovated in 2010 and contains an over-the-water main house and a landlocked guest house.

What the Amazon HQ2 cities can learn from Seattle

Now the nation’s biggest company town, Seattle has been changed by the retail and tech giant

One approach to long-term shelter: Tiny grants for tiny homes

City Councilmember Mike O’Brien is floating a new city program to help tackle the homelessness crisis

Five facts about Crystal City, where Amazon is reportedly in talks to put HQ2

The urban enclave checks off a lot of boxes for the company

As top innovation hub expands, can straining local infrastructure keep pace?

Cambridge’s Kendall Square, a global center for biotech and tech firms, faces housing and transit challenges.

Is Long Island City ready for Amazon’s HQ2?

Amazon is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to bring its HQ2, now split among two cities, to Queens—but what would this mean for Long Island City?

Feast your eyes on Gaudí’s whimsical stunner, El Capricho

Photographer David Cardelús takes us on a detail-filled tour of El Capricho, from the carved marble pillars to the glass-walled greenhouse in the rear of the house.

Aluminum trailer combines ‘30s style with modern amenities

A new model from Bowlus Road Chief adds two feet and space to sleep a family.

Clever two-story tiny house has an extendable roof

The 300-square-foot timber abode on wheels has a roof that expands from a road-legal 12.5 feet to a luxurious 17.5 feet when raised.