• Alex Proba's graphic swimming pools are "a celebration of colour and pattern"
    Designer Alex Proba hand-paints swimming pools with graphic murals, including the pools of two Palm Springs houses and a mural on the deck of a public pool on Manhattan's Roosevelt Island. Read more
  • Orense Arquitectos creates closed facade for Mocoli House in Ecuador
    Opaque concrete walls and wooden lattices enclose a family house on an island in Guayaquil designed by Ecuadorian practice Orense Arquitectos to feel tranquil and secluded. Read more
  • Contemporary Backyard Cottage in a Soft, Naturalistic Garden (15 photos)
    “We didn’t want to create something that really stood out,” says Ellen Sacks-Jones, the architect who designed this beautiful outbuilding at the end of her clients’ property. It was important that when the owners — or their neighbors — would look out their windows, they would see “something that looks...
  • 9 Architects Reflect on Being a Woman in Architecture (26 photos)
    To celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8), we asked nine female architects around the world the same two questions: How have attitudes toward you as a woman in architecture changed over the course of your career? And, which female architect do you admire and why? Their answers reflect...
  • Haus im Obstgarten is a geometric timber house in a traditional Austrian village
    Austrian office Firm Architekten used timber from the client's own forest and materials sourced within 50km to build this cuboid house in an alpine village. Read more
  • Ten inspiring outdoor living spaces for dining and socialising this summer
    As spring approaches in the northern hemisphere, it's time to start preparing for sunnier days and warmer evenings. For this lookbook, we've rounded up ten inviting spaces featuring outdoor furniture for relaxed al-fresco dining and socialising. Read more
  • New This Week: 6 Bold Bathrooms With a Shower-Tub (6 photos)
    If you’ve got a compact bathroom and want the freedom of being able to take a bath or a shower, you really have only one option: a shower-tub combo. It’s an especially good solution for a secondary bath used by kids, who often prefer baths when they’re younger and a shower when they become teenagers....
  • See How an Architect Used Bold Color to Add Joy to Her Home (one photo)
    In this episode of Houzz TV Live, architect Sophie Nguyen gives a virtual tour of several spaces in her London home and talks about how she uses vibrant colors in architectural features...
  • 8 Tips to Get Your Early-Spring Garden Ready for the Season (11 photos)
    With the first day of spring just around the corner, many of us are eager to jump into the new season. There may still be snow on the ground where you live — in which case, save this list for later — but gardeners in many areas can get started now with post-winter cleanup and getting gardens ready for...