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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...

ARCHITECTURE
Can Ole Scheeren’s Unconventional Architecture Change the World?

With his work in Asia, the architect has reimagined the skyscraper for the interconnected age. Is...

ARCHITECTURE
London’s Newest Chinese Food Hot Spot is in a 300-Year-Old Church

Ecclesiastical cool meets retro 1960s teahouse at the second outpost of Hong Kong's beloved...

THE LIST
4 Boutique Hotels to Plan Your Spring Getaways Around

By incorporating details like unconventional artwork and local flair, these distinctive...

GALLERY
Growing up in a Richard Meier Masterpiece

The legendary architect revisits one of his best-known early houses with someone who spent his...

Design
John Pawson, Barbara Bestor, and 7 Other Top Design Minds Celebrate Achille Castiglioni

To honor the 100th year of the Italian legend’s birth, we asked a few of the world’s best...