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Scientists are developing greener plastics – the bigger challenge is moving them from lab to market

Synthetic plastics have made many aspect of modern life cheaper, safer and more convenient. However, we have failed to figure out how to get rid of …

Sustainability

Tokyo's House in Ouji blurs the line between home and narrow city streets

The narrow dead-end streets that stop and start through the city blocks of Tokyo are a distinctive, if not entirely useful, part of the city …

Japan

This Might Be the Ultimate Man Cave

The idea of a "man cave" is often a gross one: neon beer signs, a raggedy old Foosball table, an outdated television and, of course, a Lay-Z-Boy …

Man Caves

‘Floating’ modern home offers stunning cliffside views

And it’s for sale<p>Don’t look down! This “flying” home just outside of Stockholm sits perched atop a cliff, cantilevered precariously while offering gorgeous views of the island-dotted ocean stretching out before it.<p>Designed by Trigueiros Architects, the boxy modern home sits on stilts that make it …

Architecture

this net-zero cabin in american suburbs uses only reclaimed materials, by coates design architects

<b>this vacation home, designed by coates design architects to be net-zero, lies in a historic mining area in washington state’s cascade mountains, USA.</b> …

Architecture

Off-Grid Guest House cantilevers over hillside with Pacific Ocean vistas

US studios Anacapa Architecture and Willson Design have created a concrete-and-glass dwelling for a coastal property in California, with a bevy of …

Off-grid

The Characteristics of 12 Architectural Styles From Antiquity to the Present Day

History has often been taught in a linear way. This way of teaching has often left out grand historical narratives, and focused primarily on the …

CC BY-SA

Seascape Retreat

Located on the edge of the Pacific about two hours from Christchurch, this Seascape Retreat is laid out to perfectly take advantage of the land on …

Food & Dining

Hannah Rozenberg develops online tool for designing architecture without gender bias

Royal College of Art graduate Hannah Rozenberg has developed a digital tool that calculates the underlying gender bias in English architectural …

Gender-Neutral

Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017 - Reports - World Economic Forum

The Global Energy Architecture Performance index, prepared in collaboration with Accenture, is part of the World Economic Forum’s System initiative …

World Economic Forum

Scarborough House / Borrmeister Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> An exciting rock-face / hillside home located in Scarborough, Christchurch. It is a modestly sized, …

Architecture

Concrete house blends into the woods with black exterior, green roof

Why settle for one design trend when you can have two or three?<p>This house in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, is a design lover’s dream. With an exterior that looks like charred wood but is actually concrete, it’s essentially two of our favorite design trends in one.<p>Mexican architecture firm Cadaval & …

Architecture

The "Off-Grid Guest House" By Anacapa And Willson Design

Dan Weber of Anacapa, together with Steve Willson of Willson Design, have completed the “Off-Grid Guest House”, that’s located in undeveloped coastal …

Architecture

Charred timber cabin in Vermont is a minimalist’s dream

Perfect for getting inspired<p>If you’re looking to get away from it all, it certainly can’t hurt to do it in a place that’s easy on the eyes. At least, that’s the thinking behind this studio in the forests of Vermont, an elegantly stripped back cabin that seeks to blur the lines between the built …

Architecture

Washington D.C. Home With Frank Lloyd Wright Guest House Shaped Like A Fish Lists For $62.95M

Did you catch the news from last week that a Frank Lloyd Wright home in Los Feliz, California has hit the market for $23 million? If that wasn’t enough of the master architect’s work, there’s another property of his on the market a few minutes outside of Washington D.C. The only catch is this one, …

Living Rooms

MIT's mass timber longhouse is more sustainable than concrete

<i></i>Changing the mindset behind short-term wooden constructions is MIT. A group of researchers at the university are leading an initiative to investigate …

Architecture

The Dazzlingly Colorful Atlases That Brought the Night Sky Within Reach

Detailed maps of the heavens weren’t just for scholars.<p>If you lived in London in 1822, you might have found solace in imagination. With skies dark …

Maps

Escape into nature at Alberto Kalach’s timber cabins in Oaxaca

Renowned Mexican architect Alberto Kalach has designed a series of idyllic timber cabins along the Pacific Ocean in Oaxaca, Mexico. Available to rent …

Oaxaca

Deep Dive Rowing Club / Scenic Architecture Office

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In order to promote and support China's rowing sport for a long term, Vanke Education Group, in …

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

Neutralising the safety issue has opened the door to the biggest prize of all: the Internet of Things<p>On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, …

Public Health

How to get your money back from an expired Gautrain card

At the beginning of 2018, many Gautrain commuters discovered their Gold Cards no longer worked.

House in Minamiyukigaya by Hugo Kohno Architect Associates

House in Minamiyukigaya is a minimal home located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Hugo Kohno Architect Associates. The building contains two independent …

How To Determine How Many LED Lumens You’ll Need To Properly Light Your Space

What is enough light? The question is difficult enough but when faced with having to calculate how much LED lighting you need to create a well-lit …

Dining Rooms

Repel Mosquitos With These 7 Plants

Looking for a mosquito-free garden? We know that plant extracts and oils are effective as mosquito repellents, but some garden plants also help keep …

How to Calculate Spiral Staircase Dimensions and Designs

Spiral staircases save valuable square meters because they occupy a much smaller area than a conventional staircase. With daring shapes and diverse …

10 Books on Architecture You Can Read Online For Free

There are few things in this world better than books on architecture, especially when they're available to download for free! Following on from our …

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

Private Residence No. 07 / FLXBL Design Consultancy

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house, dubbed as the Private Residence No. 7 is located in the middle of a neo-posh locality of the …

15 Impressive Atriums (And Their Sections)

Offices and cultural buildings both offer the perfect opportunity to design the atrium of your dreams. These central spaces, designed to allow …

A Rural Apartment in Panorama, Greece by Normless Architecture Studio

Normless Architecture Studio completed the Rural Apartment for a family of six in the countryside of Panorama, Greece. The layout focuses on larger …