Design Raid Articles


5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Plumber

Many things define a peaceful home. However, the sound of water running in undesignated areas are a few comfort killers. As we...

Vanity projects and kamikaze loggias: Tbilisi’s architectural disaster

The centre of the Georgian capital has long been the plaything of outsize egos – but can its architecture biennial inspire useful debate about the city’s future?

Forest, Tower, City: Rethinking the Green Machine Aesthetic

In many ways, the forests of Stefano Boeri’s Bosco Verticale towers in Milan (2009–2014) are both lovely and functional...

Home Futures review – a century of living the dream

An illuminating exploration of today’s home seen through the ideas of 20th-century architects and designers moves from the Russian revolution to ...

Peter Zumthor’s Secular Retreat – a simply miraculous piece of architecture

Peter Zumthor has built ‘a gliding swan’ of a house in Devon that strikes a perfect balance between inside and out, whichever way you look

What makes a great football stadium?

What makes Anfield better than Wembley? Why did Juventus fans hate the Stadio delle Alpi? And why are West Ham fans unhappy? ...

Unbuilding Gender

Trans* Anarchitectures In and Beyond the Work of Gordon Matta-Clark

Why Doesn’t Architecture Care About Sexual Harassment?

Seven months after women accused Richard Meier of sexual misconduct, too little has been done to change the profession.

Is far-right ideology twisting the concept of ‘heritage’ in German architecture?

Two restoration projects are raising fears that the idea of ‘tradition’ is being hijacked

Boost Your Curb Appeal with These Exterior Accents

Curb appeal is a huge factor to pay attention to, especially when you are in the process of putting your house on the market.

Classy Touch-Ups to Transform the Interior of Your Restaurant

There are many ways to upgrade the interior of a restaurant to make it much more attractive to new and old guests alike, and some of those changes aren’t even that complicated or expensive to pull off

Energy-saving devices work – if you use them correctly

A well-insulated home with a high-efficiency air conditioner and programmable thermostat are only as effective as the person using it.

How to Make Your Own Picture Frame

With things such as nail guns, electric saw and even furniture that you can put together without any nails, men and women can...

4 Home Styles To Fall For

If you are thinking of building or buying a new home, you may be wondering what style of home you want to invest in...