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42 Directors Pick Their Favorite Movies of 2017, Including Denis Villeneuve, Guillermo del Toro, and More

Films by del Toro, Luca Guadagnino, Sean Baker, Edgar Wright and Villeneuve are on most top tens, but who made their lists? From Almodovar to Zobel, …

Guillermo del Toro

Playful modern home created in traditional ‘40s Shanghai house

It’s like a showroom for minimalist design<p>When design studio RIGI was asked to redesign a traditional Shanghai lane home, the building was in need of structural repair and a major interior overhaul. Built in 1947, the residence was segmented into a warren of compartments that blocked natural …

Industrial Residence in Belarus Shatters Design Stereotypes

Dmitry Sheleg and Zrobym Architects designed an industrial-style residence filled with eye-catching details in Minsk, Belarus. The interior has a …

When New York stopped being new: unseen photographs of a city in flux

Todd Webb was 40 and recently discharged from the Navy when he arrived in New York, in 1945. A former stockbroker and gold prospector, he had learned to take pictures at the Chrysler Camera Club in his home town of Detroit. There he took classes with Ansel Adams, an encounter which, Webb later …

Exploring foggy Hamburg at night: a Photography Series by Mark Broyer

It's a totally different atmosphere to take pictures at night. There's a beauty to capture even though we are not chasing shadows or stride by. It's …

Photography

This Cantilevered Residence Overlooks a Desert Mountain Landscape

Located in Ketchum, Idaho is this modern residence designed by Seattle-based architecture firm, Olson Kundig.<p>With a serene landscape that includes …

Architecture

Minimalist Attic Loft in Berlin Boasts Rooftop Views

This 175 square-meter (1,888 square-foot) loft apartment is located in a typical tenement building from the early 20th century in Berlin, Germany. …

Floating Olson Kundig home makes way for Washington wildlife

Seattle’s Olson Kundig Architects unveiled a brilliant T-shaped home called Rimrock whose elongated design ‘floats’ over a local wildlife trail. …

Architecture

Some reinvented, others long lost: London's markets 100 years ago – in pictures

The Gentle Author pieces together photographs from the archives of the Bishopsgate Institute – from Billingsgate and Covent Garden, to Clare and the Hay Market

sergey makhno embeds corten steel house deep within ukranian forest

<b>what better way to escape the hectic city life than to trek up to ukrainian design studio sergey makhno architects‘ corten steel house, secluded deep</b> …

Design

10 residential spaces designed for reading books

Influenced by Sam Jacob's micro cabin for MINI, we've rounded up homes that contain libraries for this week's Pinterest roundup. Examples range from …

Robert Hutchison's Cantilever House projects towards Seattle harbour

Panoramic views of Seattle's harbour are afforded from the overhanging rear of this house, completed by American firm Robert Hutchison …

AUM builds curving concrete and glass residence on the surface of a lake

Full-height glazed walls are sandwiched between the meandering concrete floor slab and roof of this house built on a French lake, which can only be …

Weeds and Flowers Recast as Shadowy Subjects in Daniel Shipp’s Dramatic Photographs | Colossal

<p>In Daniel Shipp's series Botanical Inquiry, the Sydney-based photographer explores how plants and flowers found at the edges of urban infrastructure …

A futurist tells us what life will probably look like in 2040

This week, UK’s government set out plans to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040 – so what else will we see in 23 years’ time?<p>Here, …

Stunning Time-Lapse Featuring the Most Extreme Weather Phenomena of the American Midwest

Mike Olbinski, an award-winning photographer, did it again. Here is his latest production, a stunning time-lapse showing some of the most powerful …

OZ House / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site is a hilltop in Atherton, accessed via the winding Ridgeview Drive, ending in a circular cul de …

Motion and Graphic Design: Grand Yellow - On My Way

Grand Yellow - On My Way is a motion and graphic design project shared by Akatre studio. There's so much to love about this project, especially the …

Three-Dimensional Landscapes Formed with Layered Acrylic Photographs by Nobuhiro Nakanishi | Colossal

<p>Japanese artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi creates sculptural works that attempt to preserve a singular moment in the natural world, capturing deeply …

Journalism

D-Day's hero: Andrew Higgins loved bourbon, cursed a lot and built the boats that won WWII

Andrew Jackson Higgins, the man Dwight D. Eisenhower once credited with winning World War II, was a wild and wily genius.<p>At the New Orleans plant where his company built the boats that brought troops ashore at Normandy on June 6, 1944, Higgins hung a sign that said, "Anybody caught stealing tools …

Dwight D. Eisenhower

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp on why he’s starting his own movie studio

Oats Studios promises to be the beginning of a series of experimental short films<p>It’s been an eventful two years since Neill Blomkamp’s last film, <i>Chappie,</i> hit theaters. He spent part of that time working to develop a fifth installment of the <i>A</i><i>lien</i> franchise, only to have it overtaken by Ridley …

The 15 Best Free Science Fiction Movies on YouTube, Ranked

Just when you thought you've seen it all.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Getting your science fiction …

Science Fiction

Midcentury beauty gets sleek refresh and update

Located in the Hoggs Hollow neighborhood of Toronto<p>A midcentury modern house in Toronto has received a sleek refreshment thanks to local firm Superkül. Renovated and extended, the family residence now includes a second floor and a slightly larger ground floor, which respects the original home’s …

A Menagerie of Animals Covered in Surreal Landscapes of Flora and Fauna by Ellen Jewett | Colossal

<p>Working with a mixture of cold porcelain and polymer atop a metal wire armature, artist Ellen Jewett (previously) creates wildly intricate …

This gorgeous greenhouse-like home in the Netherlands soaks up daylight

From beneath this traditional thatched roof in the Netherlands emerges a stunning glass greenhouse. Lochem-based Maas Architecten conceived the …

Concrete home brings wild geometry to lush valley

Mind-bending angles abound<p>Inspired by the surrounding countryside, the U Retreat from South Korea’s IDMM Architects—who also designed this stunning seaside cafe— contrasts nature’s organic forms with sharp lines and angular cantilevers. It almost looks as though the compound’s structures are …

Concrete volume appears to rest on glass in Brazilian house by FGMF Arquitetos

Brazilian firm FGMF Arquitetos has built a São Paulo home around a steel frame embedded into a concrete wall, allowing the use of extensive glazing …

Old Garage with Heritage Façade Finds New Life as a Fabulous Family Home

Adaptive reuse does much more than just save historic buildings and cut back on construction costs and wastage of resources. It is undoubtedly the …

Interior Design

Skyscraper Hanging From An Asteroid In Space

Clouds Architecture Office, a architecture studio from New York, is designing the highest skyscraper in the world, the Analemna Tower, which would …