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Artist Residence / Heliotrope Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> When a young couple approached Heliotrope Architects and asked them to design a home with an art studio …

Architecture

HA's vietnamese 'less house' combines compact urban living with the serenity of nature

<b>vietnam-based architecture firm HA (human architecture) presents its latest green and cozy ‘less house’ townhouse in ho chi minh city.</b> with dedicated …

Scientists can see through walls with Wi-Fi to create 3D holograms

Wi-Fi is everywhere — and as the electromagnetic waves are beamed out from routers to connect our devices to the internet, they also travel through …

A Modern and Airy Art Deco-Inspired Pad in Downtown Singapore

In downtown Singapore, marble, light wood, soft hues, and subtle touches of gold come together to create a stylish, Art Deco-inspired apartment.<p>Many of the built-in furniture pieces in the apartment were custom-designed by the duo who worked with a simple color scheme of light pink and turquoise …

Dreamscapes: 8 Architectural Visions for the Future of Cities

Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut’s fantastical structures and futuristic urban landscapes are not to everyone’s liking, but one thing is for sure: They always get the internet talking. The images below are a case in point: His vision for Paris portrays the French capital as an über green …

Architecture

Marlena Synchyshyn’s illustrations of multiplicity, duality and female archetypes

Marlena Synchyshyn is an illustrator whose content doesn’t always look to the familiar or likely, but is fascinating in its …

Fanfiction

China is creating a massive “Orwellian” DNA database

In the name of safeguarding its 1.4 billion people, China has been collecting biometric information from millions of people whom it deems potential threats—among them, Uyghurs, migrant workers, and college students—as part of national DNA database.<p>China’s Ministry of Public Security, which oversees …

Surveillance

7 Quotes on Living Well from Michael Graves

Michael Graves is credited with broadening the role of the architect in society and raising public interest in good design as essential to the quality of everyday life. He has displayed his talents not only as an architect for the 20th century and beyond, but as a product designer and innovator for …

Meet Fluent, Microsoft’s New Design System

You're reading Meet Fluent, Microsoft’s New Design System, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Build Developer Conference

reynard/rossi-udry house

Situated in the old village of Ormône, this house was built in 1860, and then altered over the years. It stands in the middle of an area of the village that has tremendous character, and consists of a masonry base of natural stone whose upstream part rises up to form the backbone of the building …

Architecture

This flower bloom time-lapse took three years and 8TB of raw footage to create

You can pick your favorite symbol of springtime from any number of familiar images. In Seattle, the local favorite is a rain-soaked figure clutching …

Time-lapse Photography

Bertrand Russell on Power-Knowledge vs. Love-Knowledge, the Two Faces of Science, and What Makes Life Satisfying

“In all forms of love we wish to have knowledge of what is loved, not for purposes of power but for the ecstasy of contemplation… This may indeed be made the touchstone of any love that is valuable.”<p><i>“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Neither love without knowledge, nor</i> …

This Photographer Put a Giant Mirror In a Salt Flat

Australian photographer Murray Fredericks has spent years visiting and photographing the salt flats at Lake Eyre, the lowest point in Australia. For …

Photography

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A …

Economics

God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism

After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy – but its promises of immortality and spiritual transcendence soon seemed unsettlingly familiar<p>I first read Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Age of Spiritual …

Singularity

The New Design Project mixes styles and colours in renovated Manhattan apartment

New York studio The New Design Project has paired mid-century and contemporary furniture at this Midtown Manhattan apartment, and added pops of …

Interior Design

Fable

<i>Audio:</i> Charles Yu reads.<p>Once upon a time, there was a man whose therapist thought it would be a good idea for the man to work through some stuff by telling a story about that stuff.<p>The man lived in a one-bedroom efficiency cottage all by himself, in a sort of dicey part of town. One day, the man …

Citizen Kane and the meaning of Rosebud

Citizen Kane has long been acclaimed as a work of genius and endlessly dissected by critics. But a mystery still lies at the heart of this masterpiece. On the eve of Orson Welles’s centenary, Peter Bradshaw comes up with his own theory about the film’s clinching moment<p>S<i>pitting Image</i> once made a …

Charisma

This Hotel Asked Some Of The World’s Top Architects To Design Rooms

You can sleep in rooms designed by Pritzker Prize winners like Peter Zumthor, Thom Mayne, and Tadao Ando.<p>As archaeological fragments have shown, hot springs around the alpine town of Vals, Switzerland, have lured visitors since the Bronze Age. Fast forward a few thousand years, and today’s tourists …

Tea House

Earth - The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."<p>The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the …

Quantum Mechanics

The Compact Live/Work Space of London Designer Ondine Ash

After 14 years working as a buyer in the London fashion industry, Ondine Ash decided to take a break and travel. Her time working for a major high …

22-Year-Old Man With Sleep Paralysis Recreates His Nightmares In Photos, And It’s Terrifying

Photographer Nicolas Bruno spends his days like the rest of us, but his nights are very different. And terrifying. 22 year-old Nicolas has been …

Take your work to new heights with these essential design tools

Designers are packed with creative ideas. Sometimes it just takes the right tool to help bring those ideas to life. Grab these essential design tools …

HTML5

Villa Sterkenburg / DP6 architectuurstudio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Villa Sterkenburg is beautifully situatied in the woods around Driebergen (The Netherlands). The …

The refugee crisis captured in haunting detail using infrared cameras

Military thermal imaging cameras are typically used for enemy location and targeting. Photographer Richard Mosse uses it to observe the migrant …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Designing Negative Space: 6 Projects Presenting Punctuated Façades

A window is a functional element, a place where architecture “stops” so that light can enter a building and people can see out of it. A window may also allow those outside of a building to gain a fuller understanding of the architecture within. The design of windows has changed drastically in the …

Villa Holtet

The starting point for this task was a typical challenge in Oslo: densification in an area of existing single-family houses. The plot was a lovely old garden, but a flat terrain and a relatively tight situation gave a limited view. It was important for us to preserve much of the garden for outdoor …

The Best Telescopes to Get Started in Stargazing

So you've decided to look for Saturn. What scope should you buy?<p>If you've ever tried to take up astronomy but given up out of frustration, or gotten overwhelmed before you've even started, you're not alone. As with many hobbies, getting off on the right start is all-important, and can make the …