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25 Ways to Choose Less Every Day

Every day we are granted a new opportunity to design a life with joy, freedom, love, and space. We make thousands of decisions in every 24-hour …

Minimalism

Sustainable Konbit shelter replaces home destroyed by Haiti earthquake

Many Haitians are still trying to rebuild their lives seven years after a powerful earthquake devastated much of the country. Thankfully, …

Kengo Kuma just unveiled his first U.S. home in Portland, Oregon

Acclaimed architect Kengo Kuma has crafted a stunning cross-cultural home that combines the best of American modern amenities with traditional …

How to Create Your Dream Home Office

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Fresh Ideas for Showing Off Your Book Collection

(Image credit: @stylizimoblog)<p>Although you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, you can definitely appreciate its presentation. Along with keeping …

Trends

28 incredible skyscrapers of the future

Skyscrapers

Herzog & de Meuron’s First London Skyscraper Sports “Unique Geometry”

Swiss firm Herzog & de Mueron has released new images of its residential tower for London’s Canary Wharf district. One Park Drive — the firm’s first residential project in the U.K. — is a cylindrical staggered structure rising 58 stories high and housing 483 luxury apartments.<p>The project is …

Free: 17 Iconic Buildings Fully Modeled in SketchUp

It is now more than 10 years since SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse was first created, and support for the “Wikipedia of 3D modeling” shows no signs of dwindling. This vast open-source library is not just a repository of SketchUp models of every kind — architecture and otherwise — it is also home to a …

Construction Techniques: 7 Innovative Ways to Build With Bamboo

Bamboo has long been used in architecture, but in more recent years, it has been increasingly used to supplement other materials. Bamboo may be used during construction, or as an ornamental element on a building’s façade. Few works of contemporary architecture use bamboo as a primary building …

Vernacular Architecture: The Indigenous Materials and Construction Techniques of Ghana

In envisioning architecture, materiality and form-making is never far behind. Situated in specific cultural settings, factors ranging from soil profiles to topographic conditions bear direct influences on the architectural language of a people. Referred to as indigenous or vernacular architecture, …

Ancient Lessons in Modern Forms

Fort Worth, Texas<p>Make it new. Astonish me. So declared the early modernists as they determinedly broke with the past. For architects during the first half of the 20th century, that meant distancing their work in every possible way from all that was old, massive, and portentous.<p>One thought …

La Jolla

Vancouver's greenest office building envisions a new kind of office space with TELUS Garden

Imagine working in an office building with daylight and open atriums that connect to outdoor garden space. Vancouver-based architecture firm …

Environmentally friendly wood furniture made of plantation grown teak timber

Teak furniture<p>Teak furniture has long been considered as the most durable outdoor wooden furniture. Teak wood strength and its resistance to rot make …

3tags.org

Umeda Hospital / Kengo Kuma & Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Umeda Hospital is as well-known obstetrician-gynecologist practice about ‘Declaration of breast’ that …

Nabil Gholam Architects Propose Unusual "Art Oasis" in Saudi Arabia

An unconventional hybrid comprised of an art center, retail outlets, restaurants and private residences forms a new "Arts Oasis" in Riyadh, Saudi …

Nice Outside, Great Inside!

Hiding behind this home's clean and straightforward façade is a dazzling interior that has left us in awe at its creativity and beauty. The two-level …

Bedrooms

The 65 Best Home Decorating Ideas Of All Time

How many do you already know?<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

7 Minimalist Home Designs You'll Love Coming Home To

Minimalist apartments are all about sleek silhouettes, clean lines, and clutter-free living spaces. Take a visual trip into these seven minimalist …

Houston Botanic Garden Master Plan

West 8’s Master Plan for Houston Botanic Garden articulates the potential future for the Garden over the coming decades. The Plan takes its …

Botanical Gardens

More Trees, Fewer Cars for the Central Squares of Paris

A long-planned redesign will semi-pedestrianize some of the city’s most famous public spaces.<p>Last year, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo promised to makeover seven major Parisian squares. This March, following a public consultation, Paris City Hall came up with the goods, providing detailed plans that will …

Capability Brown Is the Landscape Designer Behind England’s Most Iconic Gardens

Innovative—and prolific—18th-century garden guru Capability Brown forever changed the face of Great Britain with his romantic rolling landscapes<p>Making Mother Nature do mankind’s bidding is a landscape designer’s charge, taming willful fecundity into orderly paradises, brightly flowered and smartly …

Room to breathe in Australia's crowded cities

Comfortable suburban homes, roomy backyards, and sprawling green spaces are the hallmarks of a quintessentially Australian way of life. But in recent …

Shma designs sanctuary to relax amongst a crafted landscape

The Landscape design of The Zire Wongamat provides spacious relaxation spaces in different settings to its residents by extending the architectural …

Landscape Architecture

THE RAINFOREST | SINGAPORE | ONG&ONG

The Rainforest is an executive condominium housing development set amidst vast landscaped grounds that evoke the look of a nature reserve. Spanning …

Architecture

How Millennials will Influence the Future of Landscape and Urban Design

Construction and design practices are known to shift with the trends and demands of the population, requiring Landscape Design to evolve at a similar …

Urban Design