Architecture

Book Review: The American Idea of Home

The American Idea of Home: Conversations About Architecture and Design by Bernard FriedmanUniversity of Texas Press, 2017Hardcover, 228 pages In 2012 Bernard Friedman put out American Homes, billed as “1800 years of American residential architecture in 11 minutes.” Started in 2006, the short film owed much to the work of Lester Walker, particularly his book American Homes: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Domestic Architecture, as well as a bevy of architects

Black is Back as the 2018 Color of the Year

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  PPG, a global supplier of paints, coatings and industrial materials, announced its 2018 Paint Color of the Year: Black Flame. Some might think that black is the absence of color, but when you look at this winning shade, you’ll notice the new black has

The Biggest and Best Outdoor Amenities for Your Backyard this Year

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. The latest trend in backyard design is blending the lines between indoors and out. From kitchen cabinets that rival the look of interior versions to smart grills that alert you when dinner is ready and glare-proof outdoor televisions that mean you don’t have to

Book Review: Welcome to Your World

Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives by Sarah Williams GoldhagenHarper, 2017Hardcover, 348 pages Welcome to Your World is critic and educator Sarah William Goldhagen’s attempt to succinctly and clearly distill voluminous research on neuroscience and architecture toward the improvement of buildings and cities. It’s a welcome book that makes an otherwise impenetrable topic accessible to a wider audience. But before diving into this book review,

Navy Is the New Black: How to Incorporate 2017’s Navy Trend Into Your Home

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Navy is our new neutral. Image: Diane James Home Usually, when we talk about neutrals, blacks, whites and grays steal the spotlight — and for good reason! They go with everything, they’ve been around forever, and, frankly, they will always be in style. That

Today's archidose #969

Here are some of my photos of The Connective Project (2017) by Reddymade Architecture and Design with AREA4 at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, July 7 to July 17, 2017. See also my post at World-Architects for more information on the installation. To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just: :: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just: :: Tag your photos #archidose Author: John

Moscow Flat Remodeled with Marble and Wood

Alexandr is a remodeled flat located in Moscow, Russia. This remodeling project, by Geometrium, is for a young family, including their 2-year-old son and Russian blue cat. The clients wanted their home to be a reflection of their lives and interests: the wife works at home and needed space to complete her work, as well as her painting on the side, while the husband wanted space for his football and cycling

A Hidden Gem in a Westport Forest

Over the weekend, with the help of a friend’s car, I decided to take my wife and daughter to Grace Farms, the SANAA building in New Canaan, Connecticut, that I was able to visit (and write about) when it opened in 2015. But on the way there we first stopped to see Victor Lundy’s First Unitarian Church in Westport, which I learned about the day before when a quick Google