Brandon Jacob Swann

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Build a Convincing Hide-a-Key Out of PVC Pipe Parts

Getting locked out of your house is the worst. Having a hide-a-key can help, but you need to make sure it doesn't look too conspicuous. This setup …

DIY

Egypt Plans To Build A 650-Foot-Tall Pyramid Skyscraper

Cairo may be getting a new skyscraper inspired by Egypt’s oldest architecture. The Zayed Crystal Spark project, announced by the country’s housing minister earlier this week, is shaped like a tall, skinny pyramid on top of a broader, shorter pyramid. The 200-meter-tall (650 feet) tower will be …

Skyscrapers

Reggio Pre-school and Religious Center / Scalar Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The pre-school is based on the Reggio pedagogical approach which fosters community through exploration …

Ingenious Built-in Beds Exhibited by Modern Redesign Project in Belgium

Two adjacent bedrooms with a bathroom in between have been successfully converted into modern sleeping areas inspired by an alpine chalet in a …

Architecture

Sabine: A Furniture System That Reduces Sound

Johan Kauppi and Bertil Harström have launched a brand new furniture system, for Sweden’s Glimakra, that’s designed to reduce sound in open floor …

Furniture

Design Detail - A Window Seat For Reading

Bernardo Rodrigues designed a home for a family, and included a unique window seat that is the perfect size for the kids to enjoy some quiet time …

Photographers

Vidigal House by Contaminar Arquitectos

Contaminar Arquitectos designed the Vidigal House for a family in Leiria, Portugal.<p>The architect’s description<p>This single-family house is located on …

Living Rooms

Paz & Comedias House / Ramon Esteve

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A mountain landscape, with big stone retaining walls, is the origin of the design of the layout of this …

Extracted

Architizer

First Look: Google’s New Digs By Thomas Heatherwick And Bjarke Ingels

Woah!<p>Earlier this week, <i>The New York Times</i> broke the news that Internet giant Google is planning new starchitect-designed headquarters by Bjarke Ingels Group and Thomas Heatherwick. Not to be outdone by Apple’s Norman Foster-designed spaceship or Facebook’s Frank Gehry-designed offices, the new …

Silicon Valley

Ten Buildings Which Epitomize The Triumph Of Postmodernism

Being such a recent movement in the international architectural discourse, the reach and significance of post-modernism can sometimes go unnoticed. …

Tom Sachs' Updated "Love Letter to Plywood"

It was two years ago that we first showed you Tom Sachs' "Love Letter to Plywood" video, and we didn't realize he'd since updated it. The video is …

Frank Lloyd Wright and Fay Jones on the Web: The Value of Online Exhibitions

Yesterday afternoon, I was able to visit the University of Arkansas exhibition “Fay Jones and Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture Comes to …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Outbuilding of the Week: A 150-Square-Foot Finnish Cabin

Can you fit an entire weekend into 150 square feet? Helsinki-based firm Verstas Architects figured out a way.<p>Verstas designed a modern interpretation …

What Color is This Dress? Is it Under or Over Exposed?

What colors do you see in this dress? Is it an underexposed photo of a white and gold dress, or is it an overexposed photo of a black and blue dress? …

Taylor Swift

London's Fantastical Competition to Build Another Iconic Bridge

One looks like a space-age roller coaster. Another shunts pedestrians to arched walkways on the side, leaving the main expanse to bikes. There's a …

Articles about 6 space savvy san francisco renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has...<p>Persistence paid off for this California couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.<p>If you've ever embarked on a renovation in …

San Francisco

If Thoreau Took LSD, This Is The Cabin He’d Design

The Tubakuba is a Scandinavian cottage with a front door that’s like crawling through a black hole.<p>From the foot of the snowy, picturesque massif that residents of Bergen, Norway, call the Seven Mountains, the Tubakuba looks like any number of modernly designed rural cabins. It’s a small cube of …

Henry David Thoreau

Science Behind Tumblr Dress Debate: Black and Blue or White and Gold

On Thursday the Internet erupted into a serious debate over the colors of a Roman dress. Is it black and blue or white and gold? Everyone from Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian to the gals at <i>Glamour</i> weighed in with differing opinions, driving us into a <i>BUT WHYYYY</i> childlike tailspin. Well, guys, the …

Kim Kardashian