One Big Home

Trophy homes threaten the unique character of Martha’s Vineyard. Ten, fifteen, even twenty-thousand-square-foot houses are going up around the Island. Not only do these mansions stand in stark contrast to […]

Another Way of Living

In 1964, planner Robert Simon built a suburban utopia that combined the communal spaces of European cities with the natural expanses of the American countryside.  That place is Reston.  In […]

Absent House, The

Architect Fernando Abruña Charneco prioritizes nature in his ingenious designs, including a self-sufficient house, a parachute house, and a solar electric car. In the 1970s, critics scoffed at his “less […]