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ARCHITECTURE
How One Laid-Back Portuguese Beach Town Became an Unexpected Playground for Architecture’s Elite

Comporta, one hour south of Lisbon, spent generations as a quiet agricultural stretch along the...

BEHIND THE SCENES
Why Architect Anda Andrei Will Never Give Up Tracing Paper

The celebrated Romanian designer, an Ian Schrager alumni who helped define the boutique hotel...

HOTEL
Opening Shot: John Pawson Gives a 19th-century French Hospital a Stunning Makeover in Tel Aviv

The British designer teamed up with a local architect for The Jaffa hotel, bringing his minimalist...

HOTEL
Opening Shot: One of Zaha Hadid’s Final Designs Has a Westworld-Like Exoskeleton

Inside Macau’s ambitious City of Dreams entertainment complex, the Morpheus Hotel’s stunning...

HOTEL
Sydney’s 1940s Paramount Picture Studios Is Reborn as a Stylish Hotel

Paramount House Hotel anchors a new cultural hub that includes an art deco cinema and a restaurant...

Architecture
Don’t Call Odile Decq a Woman Architect

The designer helped organize a protest at the Venice Architecture Biennale against the abuse and...

ARCHITECTURE
Is Dorte Mandrup UNESCO’s Favorite Architect?

The Copenhagen-based talent believes it’s her nonconformist attitude that makes her the ideal...

ARCHITECTURE
Minimalist Churches to Swoon For

13 spiritual structures that inspire awe without ostentation.

ARCHITECTURE
Bjarke Ingels Is Reshaping the World As We Know It

Playful designs, a larger-than-life persona, and media maneuvering have propelled the Danish...

Architecture
David Rockwell Makes a Big Impact on Broadway’s Smallest Theater

A look inside the newly-renovated Helen Hayes Theater.

NEWS
Announcing Surface’s May/June 2018 Cover: Bjarke Ingels

How the Danish architect has built an extensive empire—and a risk-taker reputation—in...

ARCHITECTURE
Silicon Valley’s Environmentalist Eden Has Arrived

There are a million products that promise a healthy, mindful lifestyle. Now the developer behind...

THE LIST
What a Cabin for the Next Generation of Campers Looks Like

WXY’s prototype for the New York State Parks Department rethinks a classic building typology as...

EXHIBITION
What Architects Owe Photographers

A new show investigates how a simple image of a building can change the way we feel about them.

Design
23 Women Shaping Fashion, Art, and Design Today

On the occasion of International Women's Day, we resurface some of our favorite recent profiles on...