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How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Self-confidence

Zaha Hadid’s only private residence is finally complete

A master suite tower appears to float above the tree canopy<p>Capital Hill Residence, the only private home by the late Zaha Hadid, is finally complete. Designed for international real estate developer Vladislav Doronin, who is the chairman and CEO of OKO Group as well as of luxury hotel group Aman …

Architecture

This concrete cliff house is the definition of brutal

This intriguing structure on the coast of Chile is made from raw concrete<p>Unlike the daring Casa Brutale in Beirut, Lebanon, this concrete house by Chilean firm Pezo Von Ellrichshausen is actually complete. Wedged into the side of a rocky cliff in the Coliumo Peninsula, the so-called Loba House is a …

Swimming Pools

7 Myths in Architectural Detailing that Are Changing in the Digital Age

The recent availability of automated design and production techniques is changing the development of building details. With parametric and …

Fabrication

Wild Way Remodel

Los Gatos, California<p>This smoke-stained ranch house with low ceilings and chopped up floor plan needed help. We worked with the owners to create brighter, flowing spaces within the original footprint of the house. We reimagined it all in a modern farmhouse style, mixing elements for contrast. Long …

Asymmetrical modern home outside London wants $2.6M

International Style meets Mediterranean influences<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England<p><b>Price:</b> £1,999,500 …

The First Book on Zaha Hadid Since Her Death Has Just Been Published Photos

When Zaha Hadid suddenly died of a sudden heart attack in Miami last year, the world of architecture lost one of its most creative minds in history. Indeed, the Baghdad-born, London-based architect had designed some of the most exciting buildings in the world. In 2004, she became the first woman to …

5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Sell a Frank Lloyd Wright House

We here at <i>Mental Floss</i> are known for lusting after Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs. We’d kill to buy a Wright house in Michigan or Minnesota, on a …

Hurricane Harvey is the biggest flood threat of any U.S. storm in modern times

Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit the middle Texas coast late Friday night as the most intense such storm to strike the U.S. since Hurricane Wilma …

Weather

Copenhagen Silo

Previously used to store grain, the Copenhagen Silo has been repurposed to adapt to its developing North Harbor home. The 17-story structure now …

Architecture

A Curated Guide to the Modern Architecture of São Paulo

There are many ways to get to know a city. There are those who, when commenting on a particular city they have visited, remember the gastronomy and …

Brazil

Extraordinary homes: 5 houses that you HAVE to see!

Novelty housing isn't for everyone, but with a host of talented architects out there right now, there is a lot of scope for experimenting with the …

Swiss Alps

Wood & metal treehouse is a modern gem nestled among the trees

Most people envision treehouses as simple, do-it-yourself structures made for kids to enjoy. But as we've seen in recent years, a number of designers …

This House Was Designed To Wrap Around A Large Swimming Pool

Atelier Design N Domain have completed this new contemporary home in Alibagh, a coastal town in India, as a place to get away from the busy urban …

Swimming Pools

Unusual homes – in pictures

From Oxfordshire to Italy … it’s out with the ordinary, in with the out of the ordinary

Dream House: The Minimalist Masterpiece Home

The Swiss are known for their delicious chocolate and their no-interference policy, but today we are going to show you why architecture should be up …

Colorado man builds state's most energy efficient house

Passive House is a globally-recognized building design technique that promises huge cuts in energy use for any kind of building in any climate. In a …

Zaha Hadid Architects unveils new visuals for "stacked vases" hotel tower in Melbourne

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed new visuals of its proposed 185-metre tower in Melbourne, which will be made up of four stacked blocks with white …

Architecture

Valkenberg Estate / Ard de Vries Architecten

<b>Location</b><br>In the valley between the mountains of Oldenzaal and Bentheim, the river ‘de Dinkel’ is flowing northwards for already thousands and …

Living Rooms

OS House

To maximize views and privacy, the OS House sits at the top of its São Paulo plot. The structure is comprised of a series of laminated wood columns …

Architecture

3SHOEBOX House / OFIS Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Villa is located in Trnovo within the city center of Ljubljana, Slovenia. It is renovation of a …

Darkwood

Sea Bright House

Sea Bright, New Jersey<p>Located within walking distance of the beach, this Jersey Shore vacation home for a Manhattan-based couple rises to an ocean view and has plenty of space for family and friends. Because the city's zoning code limits all residential construction to two stories, the goal of the …

Living House in Lima Mimics Human Forms

Located in Lima, Peru, The Living House portrays energy and fluidity. The house was designed by <b>Chetecortes Architects</b> for a family of frequent …

Architecture

They restored a famous architect’s first house. What happens when he comes to visit?

In 1960, when he was an unknown 31-year-old architect, Hugh Newell Jacobsen designed his first house on the edges of Cabin John Park in Bethesda, a mid-century modern residence tucked into the hillside, with expanses of windows overlooking forested land.<p>Fifty-seven years later, Jacobsen, who became …

Architecture

House Jonker / Thomas Gouws Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house designed for the Jonker family is located in a golf estate, east of Pretoria, South Africa. …

Architecture

Studio MK27 takes cues from Brazilian modernism for Osler House in Brasília

Brazilian studio Studio MK27 has rotated the top volume of this concrete house in Brasília so it extends out over a narrow swimming pool to rest on a …

Breeze House

Valencian Community, Spain<p>Breeze House is a minimalist architecture project located in Castellón, Spain, designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. After a life in the center of Europe, a couple returns to the Mediterranean. Among their mere desires is the power to enjoy a place where they spent the …

Rosa Muerta / ARCO mais

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Situated on the northern side of S.Miguel Island, the plot has an open view over the sorrounding fields …

Architecture

KPWT Residence / Julsamano Bhongsatiern

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This KPWT residence project offers an example of a modern house in the tropical climate country. In …

Architecture

‘Cube House’ on Vancouver’s Golden Mile Lists for C$14 Million

The unusual home, designed by architect Tony Robins, has drawn mixed, ardent reactions<p>A stark, cube-shaped home that’s drawn unusually strong …

Real Estate