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Designing Our Future: Sustainable Landscapes

The Lafayette Building was just one of many high-rise office buildings in downtown Detroit, Michigan, to be shuttered in the late 90s as the U.S. …

What's Inside a Neighborhood in a Box?

On the outskirts of New York City, a new housing model aimed at Millennials asks: What is city living?<p>The peaked wooden eave jutting from the facade of the charcoal glass tower is trying to tell you something. So is the neon sign over the entranceway that says “home sweet home.” But it takes a beat …

The Deus Sea Sider: A C70 Super Cub for surfers

Motorcycles and surfing are uneasy bedfellows. If you like to ride your bike, you’re statistically more likely than most to enjoy riding the waves too. (A fact that the organizers of the Wheels & Waves festival in Biarritz know very well.) But on the other hand, a motorcycle is rarely the ideal …

Because You Can: Slotting a Ducati motor into a CB175

Little bikes are fun; little classics are adorable. But little, rare Italian classics are irresistible—especially when they’re as fine as this ‘Honcati.’<p>Yes, we just made that up, because this fun-sized dynamo is as unique as they come. It belongs to Jeff Gittleson of Kinesis Moto, who built it by …

How to build a custom motorcycle: Planning the project

<i>Our resident expert mechanic Matt McLeod reveals how he plans a custom motorcycle build.</i><p>I’m not sure about you, but I hate wasting time and money. So I’ve learnt that planning is one way to minimize the waste, and good project management will help you to stay on track with your custom motorcycle …

Stefano Boeri envisions entire cities filled with tree-covered skyscrapers

Our first Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative video explores Italian architect Stefano Boeri's radical proposals to build "forest cities" to combat urban …

Off-grid shipping container cabin has a warm wooden interior

Shipping container residences can be elaborate and complex, but sometimes bringing it back to basics is the key to good living. At the request of …

How To Buy A Motorcycle: An Inspection Checklist

<i>Our resident expert mechanic Matt McLeod reveals what he looks for when buying a used motorcycle.</i><p>I take a checklist with me when I look at a used bike. I’m never expecting a secondhand bike to be flawless, but I’m looking for problems—and assessing ‘how much’ it will take me to correct these …

Small but perfectly formed: 2LOUD’s Suzuki TU250

Taiwan is fast becoming a custom bike hotspot. Rough Crafts have been wowing us for years, with outfits like Onehandmade close behind. Now we’ve stumbled upon another gem: 2LOUD Custom.<p>2LOUD is the one-man operation of Ma Yicheng, known to his English friends as Max Ma. His handcrafting skills are …

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How to feed an extra 2 billion people by 2050? A shift in how we grow food.

By 2050, the Earth's population is expected to hit 9 billion (!). That means we're going to need to get creative to feed 2 billion more mouths every …

TetraPOT is a greener alternative to concrete coastal defences

Taiwanese designer Sheng-Hung Lee and Malaysian designer Wan Kee Lee have created a concept for a new kind of sea defence that also functions as a …

Human Geography

atelier du pont unveils 'the docks' in saint-ouen eco-district

<b>‘the docks’ eco-district is part of a major revitalization project for a 100 hectare area between the river seine and the boulevard victor hugo in</b> …

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Urban farming growing in Edmonton

What started as a small micro green garden in an Edmonton garage has become a successful urban gardening venture.<p>Reclaim Urban Farm now runs their …

So What Exactly Is The Benefit Of Urban Agriculture?

Urban farms and gardens are popping up in cities all over the country, often touted as the key to a sustainable lifestyle, as creating healthy …

Town and Country: A Honda CB350 Built In The Catskills

It’s said that your surroundings influence your creative output. For Nick Cologero, those surroundings are enviable: the tiny hamlet of Olivebridge in upstate New York, flanked by the forests, trails and streams of Catskill Park.<p>From his home workshop Nick runs Catskill Mountain Customs Inc. He’s a …

Biophilic Cities Lead the Way to Urban Sustainability

“We need density but we also need connections to nature,” said University of Virginia professor Timothy Beatley, at an event at the University of the …

Supercharged! The Yamaha SR400 gets Kruggered

We’re not sure how much longer Yamaha can keep the iconic SR400 on its roster. With European emissions laws tightening, its days are numbered.<p>Still, the plucky little thumper remains a favorite with custom builders—even superstars like Belgium’s Fred ‘Krugger’ Bertrand, who has won the AMD World …

"Zaha left us ahead of time, but she did everything ahead of time"

<b>Zaha Hadid 1950-2016:</b> Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs followed the career of the late Zaha Hadid for almost 20 years. Here, he gives a personal …

Will Urban Agriculture Last?

Or is it just a passing, rather unprofitable trend?<p>Urban farming keeps growing: it’s now possible to buy your hyper-local lettuce from flatpack shipping container farms, hydroponic kits attached to unused wall space, old-fashioned community gardens, and state-of-the-art vertical farms run by …

Don’t Fight It, Feel It: Auto Fabrica Embraces The CX500

When faced with a Honda CX500 in the shop, the first thing most builders do is ‘fix’ the frame. It looks awkward and droopy, and the usual solution is to either trick the eye, or get out the welding gear.<p>But Auto Fabrica decided to go with the flow. Once they’d stripped the bike down to the frame …

This Preschool Doubles As An Urban Farm

Kids learn among the plants and animals in this design for a radically different education environment.<p>It’s becoming more common for teachers to take elementary school students outside to get a math or science lesson–especially in places like California, where the state hopes to add a garden to …

Melbourne house by Austin Maynard is deliberately half the size of its neighbours

A trio of glass-ended boxes forms this compact Melbourne house by Austin Maynard Architects, which was designed to give the resident family "just the …

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Gomos Modular Home takes 3 days to install

The Gomos System offers a flexible design platform, where each home can be as big or small as needed, depending on the number of modules chosen and …

Has PopBang Delivered The Best-Looking CX500 Yet?

The turnaround in the reputation of the Honda CX500 is quite remarkable. Despite its unsavory nicknames, the water-cooled V-twin is now in serious demand by customizers—three decades since production ended.<p>It’s not an easy bike to modify. The tank sits awkwardly on the frame, higher at the front …

Sunshine State Of Mind: An SR500 for the Streets of Miami

Federal Moto’s Shaun Brandt is one of the rising stars of the custom scene, and he’s wowed us with several of his builds already. But when he wanted a bike for himself, he turned elsewhere—to Mike Muller of Chicago’s Powder Monkees.<p>It’s an odd collaboration, but it’s worked out beautifully. Shaun’s …

No Parking Here

<b>If you drive out</b> to visit Disney's Epcot center in Orlando, Florida, you will arrive at one of the biggest parking lots in America. With room for …

The Most Influential Box on Earth

The container’s efficiency has proven to be an irresistible economic force. Last year the world’s container ports moved 560 million 20-foot …

Articles about 9 tiny apartments new york city on Dwell.com - Dwell

A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.<p>Throughout NYC's bustling boroughs, minuscule studios, tightly-packed family apartments, and converted small spaces are the norm.<p>With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team …

Bavarian Fistfighter: Rough Crafts’ Hard-Hitting BMW

It’s not uncommon for a custom builder to develop a signature style over time. And Taiwan’s Rough Crafts is a prime example. Front man Winston Yeh’s trademark look is unmistakable.<p>But what happens when you take this tried and tested approach, and add a touch of heritage? This brutal R nineT custom …