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If California’s the future, why are so many leaving?

A sobering study shows how life in the Golden State continues to get too expensive.

Massive new Eames exhibition sheds light on iconic couple’s legacy and California life

"The World of Charles and Ray Eames" is an in-depth and personal look at the designers as told through more than 380 items.

Donald Judd furniture show opens at SFMOMA

The exhibition is an in-depth look at Judd’s distinct breed of barebones furniture, ranging from his early work to designs he owned to the made-to-order pieces now available for purchase.

Old San Francisco horse stable gets mod office makeover

This classic San Francisco structure goes through a sweeping renovation, but history is preserved.

The (new) social networks

Coworking spaces are starting to look at lot like social clubs of 100 years ago. But why?

Can a $25,000 robot make better coffee than a barista?

Automated coffee bars might be coming to an office, airport, or college campus near you.

Stunning California home was inspired by oak trees

Field Architecture crafted a gorgeous modern home of concrete, steel, cedar, and glass.

7 ways to use smart home tech in an apartment rental

A San Francisco couple shows how to turn your home into a smart one—in a relatively painless and potentially kind of fun way.

Tax bill: California unveils plan to skirt Trump’s SALT deduction cap

Trump capped state tax deductions at $10,000, but the Golden State has a plan

Eichler home renovated, expanded to cozy effect

Klopf Architecture has artfully revamped a midcentury modern home by the iconic developer.

Inside an impressive Eichler renovation in San Francisco

The Bay Area craze for revamping Eichler homes continues with this considerate renovation in Diamond Heights.

California housing markets are starting to stall

But upward pressure on prices remains

Inside a renovated ‘30s home with stunning San Francisco Bay views 

All of the main changes were intended to create an open, modern living space that highlights the panoramic view of the city and beyond.

Why did Uber’s self-driving program fail in San Francisco?

California’s DMV just shut down Uber’s autonomous vehicle pilot, but not because of the technology.

6 buildings nicknamed Death Stars

You don’t need to travel to a galaxy far, far away to see architecture’s dark side. Here are six Emperor-approved buildings near you.

Revamped Dropbox HQ is an office wonderland

The wacky tech office is a post-millennium cliche. So it should come as no surprise that Dropbox’s new San Francisco HQ has such odd-ball features as a basement karaoke bar, floating balls of moss, and a room covered in Delft-inspired tile.

Airbnb, housing, transit: Kim-Mai Cutler on the Bay Area’s affordability crisis

A tech writer and housing policy advocate talks to us about race, class, and the region’s entrenched housing inequality.

Bay Area's new ‘Airstream hotel’ is now ready for guests

Coming off a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, AutoCamhas completed its second Airstream glamping resort just north of San Francisco. The site opened for business this month with 24 custom Airstream trailers and 10 luxury tents

Gorgeous hilltop modern home nestles into California forest

Conceived as a plinth and a pavilion, the home features bedrooms on the lower level and a completely indoor-outdoor dining and living pavilion that opens up onto the deck and swimming pool.

Does restrictive zoning make U.S. cities less equal?

Restricting the supply of new homes doesn’t deter wealthy arrivals, it just prices out less-wealthy locals.

Stunning hillside home is like a huge modern treehouse

At once a challenging site and a scenic perch, the hills of Mill Valley, California serve as the backdrop for this stunning new modern house. Taking over three stories, the 4,000-square-foot home comes off as an expansive modern treehouse.

These are the top 10 highest rental markets in the U.S.

Zumper, an apartment rental startup, has released its latest National Rent Report ranking the median rent of a one-bedroom home in the 100 largest U.S. cities.

Conversion turns 100-year-old building into HQ for San Francisco ad agency

Masterminded by Bay Area firm Terry & Terry Architecture, the new office for Hybrid Design is a revamp of a 100-year-old building with a spiffy new second level courtesy of the firm.

Marvelous midcentury home in the Bay Area asks $1.4M

Midcentury Bay Area architect Violeta Autumn worked closely with eccentric modernist Bruce Goff, but the home and office she designed for herself comes infused with her own sensibilities. Take a look.

Two-Story Eichler Home Dazzles After Revamp

A departure from the usual Eichler project, the 100 homes the midcentury developer built in San Francisco's Diamond Heights neighborhood were two-story or split-level. Check out how one of them got spruced up recently.

This Eco-Friendly San Francisco Apartment Building Is Clad in Plastic

Designed by Bay Area studio Kennerly Architecture and Planning, the building encompasses a townhouse and two two-story apartments.

Alexandra Lange on the New SFMOMA Addition

Snøhetta’s $305 million, 235,000-square-foot expansion is a tasteful addition to SFMOMA's existing Mario Botta building—but what's with all the blonde wood stairs?

San Francisco Rents Are So High That I Am Living in a Birdhouse

And it's a lot nicer than you'd think.

SFMOMA Architect Mario Botta Unveils Dazzling Architectural Vases

Mario Botta, the original architect of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, has teamed up with French crystal powerhouse Lalique to create Géo, a limited edition series of architectural vases.

Unrealized City Plans: 9 What-Ifs That Would Have Changed U.S. Cities

Counterfactual city planning, missed opportunities, and a floating stadium

What $1,200/Month Rent Gets You in the Most Bike-Friendly U.S. Cities

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various cities across the U.S. This week, in light of National Bike Month, we're hitting up SF, Boston, and other bike-friendly places in the U.S.

Inside Snøhetta's SFMOMA Expansion: The 15 Best Instagrams

The new Snøhetta-designed SFMOMA doesn't open until May 14th, but you can catch a glimpse of the spectacular expansion by clicking through to our favorite Instagrams.

Before & After: Craftsman-Style Oakland Home Asks $799K After Extreme Makeover

As San Francisco real estate prices continue to go through the roof, the nearby city of Oakland is turning into a red-hot market of its own. Not so surprisingly, there's some serious house-flipping action going on. Here's one impressive example.

Guy Lives in Box in Order to Pretend He's Not Living in Friend's Apartment

That's one way to pretend you don't have roommates.

Prefab Module Makes Teeny Loft Living a Thing

A clever, space-saving design solution presents an alternative for escalating cost-of-living in San Francisco.

1908 San Francisco Home Gets Gorgeous Modern Renovation

Rent in NYC, L.A., San Francisco: What $8,000/Month Can Get You Right Now

San Francisco Floating Home Channels Industrial Loft Style

San Francisco’s IwamotoScott uses digital tools to create intricate spaces

With commercial, civic, and residential projects seeing completion in the last 12 months, it has been a big year for IwamotoScott Architecture.