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April 3, 2013
Ran and her brother, Gen, read on one of the structure’s 44 continuous steps.
This Sculptural Staircase Shapes an Entire Home
How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting solution to small-space living.
June 6, 2016
7 Gigantic Home Libraries
These sizable modern libraries are perfect for active contemplation or just sitting back and reading.
September 23, 2015
6 Home Libraries that Take Book Storage to the Next Level
Some people prefer to read books on their tablets or e-readers. This slideshow isn't for them.
March 5, 2015
8 Spiral Staircases
Somewhere between the Villa Savoye and shag-carpeted condos in Mammoth, the spiral staircase lost its way.
December 18, 2013
Outside the Box: Unusual Home Layouts
Don’t be a square; whether out of necessity or aesthetics, these layouts come in all shapes and sizes.
December 4, 2013
Library Style: 6 Looks at Books in the Modern World
In the Kindle era, it's possible to do away with ink-on-paper books in the name of decluttering. And yet there's something about those old volumes that, for many of us, helps make a house a home.
November 30, 2013
Our intrepid writers and editors have crossed oceans, traversed rugged terrain, and trekked around the globe in search of design-forward homes.
April 3, 2013