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Foodie heaven in a parking lot - what's the secret of Portland's success?

Many credit a humble 1979 planning regulation with allowing the city to maintain its sense of identity and ‘keep Portland weird’<p>Whenever I go to Portland, Oregon – my favourite city in America – I immediately catch the train downtown and make straight for the food carts on 10th Avenue and Alder …

Urban Design

JHP | Architecture Urban Design

Cityville Katy Trail<br>Dallas, Texas <br>view project<p>2929 Wycliff <br>view project<p>The Cottages at Arbor Pointe <br>view project<p>The White Buffalo<br>Fort Worth, Texas …

How the Internet of Things is affecting urban design

The Internet of Things is coming to a city near you.<p>That's not a tagline for the latest summer blockbuster or an ad for a swanky coffee shop chain: …

Smart Cities

How are women changing our cities?

‘Urbanistas’ explores the work of women innovators in architecture and urban design. Curator Lucy Bullivant explains why the exhibition is so timely – and the five exhibitors share their thoughts on the role of women in shaping today’s cities<p>With fast-growing urbanisation inexorably transforming …

Urbanism

Triumph of the City: Book Report | Smart Cities Dive

In <i>Triumph of the City</i>, renowned economist Edward Glaeser presents a clear case for why our cities are our greatest inventions, how they make us …

Smart Cities

How to Make an Attractive City: A six-point manifesto from Alain de Botton and School of Life. (VIDEO.)

In “How to Make an Attractive City,” a new video from the School of Life, London-based Swiss writer Alain de Botton offers a cheeky, …

San Francisco

Coffee Power: London Entrepreneur Uses the City's Coffee Waste for Fuel

Bio-bean, a London-based enterprise, takes coffee grinds and turns them into fuel.<p>Arthur Kay trained in architecture at University College London. While developing a blueprint for a coffee roaster he saw the potential in turning the business’ waste into energy.<p>Given London produces 200,000 tons of …

Coffee

Prefab “carbon-positive” houses actually make more energy than they use

Prefabricated homes already have plenty going for them: They don’t take long to construct, can fit into small urban spaces, and can even be an affordable housing solution. Now an Australian architecture firm, ArchiBlox, has created a prefab home that it says actually produces more energy than it …

Prefab Homes

POV Digital Storytelling Tools: Using Virtual Reality for Data Visualization

Virtual reality provides a new way to create immersive experiences based on data. View the demo (Oculus Rift optional) and download the source …

Virtual Reality

Home Decorating Trends Through the Decades to Keep—and Skip

Source: iStock<p>Looking back at what each decade brought us in terms of interior decorating can help people decide how and where to begin. This article …

Home Decorating

How to Stop Killing Your Own Happiness

<i>“If you are unhappy with your life and the state of the world, the best place to start changing things is within yourself.”</i><i></i> <i>- Bryant McGill</i>One of my …

Happiness

Landscape architecture alumnus thrives in Italy

<b>Q: How would you explain your design sensibility?</b><p>PA: I strive to create practical designs that work with natural systems and have room to evolve, …

Architecture

Old Dutch Bunker Transformed into Modern Bed and Breakfast

This 200-year-old bunker was transformed into a modern bed and breakfast that blends military sensibility with eclectic comforts while honoring the rich history of the Netherlands. Dutch architectural firm B-ILD repurposed the Fort Buren bunker into a one-room “Holiday House.” Fort Buren was part …

Architecture

Michael Barnard's answer to Why is Vancouver considered one of the best cities in the world despite being one of the most expensive?

<b>Living in Vancouver is awesome.</b><p>I lived in Vancouver for a decade, visit it at least yearly and expect to retire there. But I've lived in or visited …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

This gorgeous eco-friendly house produces more than 3 times the energy it needs

• Kim Jong Un made a surprise visit to a South Korean K-pop concert in Pyongyang — and reportedly loved it<br>• Walmart slides amid reports it's in talks to …

News (Ireland)

House In Vilnius / Aketuri Architektai

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A house that is integrated into a densly urbanised slope of a historic Vilnius suburban area dictates a …

20 Examples of Bamboo Buildings- The 'Green Steel' of the 21st Century

The easiest, strongest, cheapest, and most durable material for building structures may now come from your garden. We found some great examples of …

Architecture

DP architects constructs zero energy building at BCA academy

<b>DP architects constructs zero energy building at BCA academy</b><br>all images courtesy of DP architects<p><b>the success of DP architects‘ ‘zero energy building’</b> …