• Slender pine slats enclose Evans Tree House in Arkansas by Modus Studio
    American firm Modus Studio has used steel and heat-treated pine to build an "alive and mysterious" treehouse in Arkansas. The Evans Tree House is located at Garvan Woodland Gardens, a 210-acre (85-hectare) botanical garden near the town of Hot Springs in central Arkansas. Owned by the University of Arkansas, the nature park occupies a... Read more »
  • Cedar and glass wrap Dolores Heights Residence in San Francisco by John Maniscalco
    This multi-level dwelling by Californian firm John Maniscalco Architecture rises high above a San Francisco street, enabling the homeowners to enjoy ample natural light and expansive views. Photograph by Blake Marvin The Dolores Heights Residence occupies a sloped, corner lot in an urban neighbourhood. Local studio John Maniscalco Architecture (jmA) designed the... Read more »
  • Monotype redesigns Helvetica font for digital age
    Typeface company Monotype has overhauled the Helvetica font over 60 years after it was first created to give it a fresh new look for the 21st century. Spearheaded by the company's type director Charles Nix, Monotype's redesign provides a new take on the typeface that Swiss designer Max Miedinger created in... Read more »
  • Sarah Whiting named first female dean of Harvard Graduate School of Design
    Architect Sarah Whiting has been appointed dean of Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Whiting will become the first female dean of GSD since it was founded in 1936. She will assume the role on 1 July, succeeding Mohsen Mostafavi, who announced his decision to step down last October after 11 years in... Read more »
  • Jendretzki Design proposes Rat Island eco-retreat for New York City
    US studio Jendretzki Design has revealed designs for a boutique eco-resort on a tiny island within greater New York City. The local studio has envisioned Rat Island for an isle off the city's Bronx borough. It is one of the 44 isles that make up the New York archipelago, but the only one... Read more »

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