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A look back at I.M. Pei’s greatest hits

The Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese American architect I.M. Pei has passed away at age 102. In honor of his incredible career, we’re taking a brief look at how he got his start.

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At hip-hop architecture camp, D.C. youth make music video on gentrification, diversity in field

‘I grew up in a place being gentrified / Raised in Chocolate City / Rehabilitized’

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Watch us build the Home of the Future

This new video series chronicles the buildout of a prefab home in Austin, Texas—designed with cutting-edge technology, sustainability, and innovation in mind.

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Video gives first glimpse of Philly’s Metropolitan Opera House renovations

"Are you ready, Philadelphia?"

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Explore Central Park’s oldest architectural wonders

Dating back to the park’s inception in the mid 1800s, these famous structures have unique histories few may know about

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Peek inside downtown Detroit’s dazzling “Cathedral of Finance”

Nine decades old, the Guardian Building boasts 40 stories and nearly two million custom colored bricks

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Tenement Museum puts the immigrant home on display

A new exhibition tells the story of three families that once lived in a Lower East Side apartment

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Explore the evolution of the subway at the New York Transit Museum

If you’re a transit lover, you won’t want to miss this.

The Gamble House in Pasadena, California
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Take a video tour of Pasadena’s iconic Gamble House

A quick introduction to an important and beautiful Craftsman home.

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This architect couple collects artwork and architectural models from 17th- to 19th-century Europe

Architects David Weingarten and Lucia Howard have collected over 4,000 pieces of artwork and architectural souvenirs from the 17th- to 19th-century Europe.

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Meet the mastermind behind NYC’s most iconic Christmas lights show

Today, it draws up to 100,000 visitors each year—but the display of holiday lights and decorations wasn’t always popular with neighbors.

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Tour Chicago’s Robey hotel, a restored Art Deco stunner

The Robey hotel in Chicago’s Wicker Park takes over the newly restored Northwest Tower, a historic 1929 Art Deco building.

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Louis Armstrong’s home in Queens is now a museum

Located in the Corona neighborhood of Queens, the modest brick house is a time capsule of midcentury design.

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American Copper Buildings suspends its amenities inside a stunning skybridge

It floats 300 feet above the city

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Tour the new dougnut-shaped rental at the former Domino Sugar Factory

325 Kent Avenue is the first of several new developments at this historic Brooklyn site.

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Chicago’s 606 offers stunning views atop old train tracks

A retired freight train line became one of Chicago’s most extraordinary parks

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Explore the Redford Theatre, a restored Detroit movie palace

Take a video tour through one of Detroit’s true gems, the Redford Theatre.

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Take a tour of Ford’s first car factory

The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit is considered one of the most significant automotive heritage sites in the world.

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Watch Chicago’s drawbridge system in action

This 183-year-old movable bridge network offers a fascinating look into Chicago history

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Take a tour of an old Victorian transformed into ‘Addams Family’ mansion

This Bay Area native spent his life recreating the home from his favorite childhood TV show

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Take a stroll through Detroit’s urban agrihood

Curbed’s video team recently visited the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative and their urban agrihood in the middle of Detroit.

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Behold the gorgeously restored Kings Theatre in Brooklyn

After a painstaking two-year-long, $95 million restoration process, Kings Theatre reopened its doors on February 3, 2015.

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Take a scenic ride through the Catskills on a 200-year-old railroad

This vintage train runs year round and is themed for each new season

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This New York farmhouse is a state-of-the-art film set

Just north of Manhattan is the setting for over 1,800 films and shows.

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Exploring Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, home to late New York greats

The compelling graveyard is the final resting home for names like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Leonard Bernstein.

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These energy-efficient prefab homes withstand the toughest storms

Deltec has built over 5,000 resilient homes in areas hit by some of history’s strongest storms

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Inside the iconic John Lautner Residence in L.A. 

The concrete-and-glass home was designed in 1961 by architect John Lautner.

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This incredible Hindu temple is carved entirely from marble

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville, New Jersey, is considered one of the largest Hindu temples in the world.

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Watch how edgy wallpaper gets made the traditional way

Though its designs may skew modern, Flavor Paper employs the traditional large-print hand silk screening method to create its prints.

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Why is Victorian architecture associated with all things scary?

The Victorian style took its cues from Gothic architecture, emerging in the mid-to-late 19th century during the reign of Queen Victoria.

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A look at the work of Wallace Harrison, one of NYC’s most important architects

The modernist architect had a hand in Lincoln Center, the United Nations, and other New York landmarks.

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Passive dream home makes a case for energy independence

California’s Casa Aguila is the ultimate eco-conscious house.

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Ride along with a Detroit flower truck

Pot & Box delivers flowers across Detroit. Our video team rode along to capture the mobile business.

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Watch how Elon Musk is making the hyperloop a reality

What’s it going to take make high-speed hyperloop travel a reality? The "boring" answer may surprise you.

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Step inside the Foundation Hotel in Detroit’s former Fire Department Headquarters.

The stylish boutique hotel highlights local artists

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High-tech camper unfolds to reveal a 2-bedroom tiny house

When traveling, the sCarabane is a boxy mobile garage, but once you’re at camp, the trailer unfolds to reveal a spacious, 420-square-foot tiny house.

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See how a Ridgewood townhouse went from drab to dream home

Check out this video for home renovation tips and tricks from a new New York homeowner.

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See how the poignant Tribute in Light at the World Trade Center comes together

The poignant 9/11 memorial, initially intended as a temporary installation, has become an enduring tribute.

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A look at brutalist icon Habitat ’67 and its enduring legacy

Its influence can be seen in new developments all over the world, including Stefano Boeri’s "vertical forest" in Milan, New York’s 56 Leonard by Herzog & de Meuron, and BIG’s 8 House on the outskirts of Copenhagen.