More stories about Designers

  • stamp of approval

    Charles and Ray Eames focused their considerable talents on creating well-designed products with practical, real-world applications. So it only seems fitting that, starting June 17, images of the mid-20th-century pair and their work will appear on a pane of 16 commemorative stamps from the United...

  • remembering judy

    I've worked in magazine journalism for 25 years now. I was in my early 20s when I started, and so was nearly everyone else I worked with at the time.

  • disappearing act

    The flat-panel TV—plasma or LCD—has become both status symbol and style statement. Even so, to many, a TV is still a visual intrusion, no matter how thin it may be. The custom electronics challenge facing today's designers: how to hide the plasma TV?

  • assembled residence, east hampton, n.y.

    By assembling a series of prefabricated components, Paul Masi, AIA, created a well-crafted, interactive building that can adapt to the owner's lifestyle changes.

  • solar umbrella, venice, calif.

    Sure, this solar-powered house costs almost nothing to run. But what most impressed the judges was its thoughtful site analysis and the way the landscape slips in and out of the house.

  • house on beverly ranch road, beverly hills, calif.

    The orderly floor plan at this bold modern residence captured the judges’ attention. So did its restrained materials palette and spotless execution.

  • additions to historic west st. mary's manor, st. mary's county, md.

    The orderly floor plan at this bold modern residence captured the judges’ attention. So did its restrained materials palette and spotless execution. “It doesn’t have a flaw,” marveled one judge, speaking of the entire project.

  • delta shelter, mazama, wash.

    Tom Kundig, FAIA, likes concrete and steel because they are indestructible materials, and the fact that many of the parts used in this tiny cabin could be fabricated off site and bolted together quickly and inexpensively.

  • peripheral vision

    An increasing number of architects, it seems, are getting paid to design Web sites and product packaging and to invent brand identities.