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Forest House 02 / D12 Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The second forest house is a small house, located in the northern mountains of Vietnam.<p>The purpose is to …

Architecture

The entire planet could literally be fueled by star power as soon as 2030

Your electric bill could end up being obsolete if one company succeeds at harnessing the energy of superhot plasma with a mega-reactor that could …

Explore This 1:250 Model of Ancient Rome Which Took 38 Years to Construct

The city of Rome attracts millions of visitors each year to explore its ancient ruins and to learn about how the culture and architecture has …

House in Tarumi / Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site is located in a typically developed area along the slopes of Kobe. The slope was scraped off, …

10 Of The World's Most Impressive Bars

A martini tastes so much better when sipped while overlooking a glittering city skyline or an infinite ocean. Pair panoramic views with stylish …

A Massachusetts company claims to be close to a solid-state battery

New Investments<p>According to <i>Axios,</i> technology giants like Samsung and Dyson have collectively invested $65 million in Massachusetts-based Ionic …

La Fabrica

Renovated from the ruins of an abandoned cement plant, La Fabrica is a place of both work and leisure for Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. Spread …

Veil is private browsing for the ultra-paranoid

If you’re worried about someone finding out what you’re pointing your browser at, there are plenty of options for keeping it secret, with varying levels of difficulty and effectiveness. Veil takes things further than perhaps any other anonymous browsing method by masking the page you’re viewing not …

Outpost House

Surrounded by nothing but the remote landscape of Idaho's high desert, the Outpost House functions for both labor and leisure. The structure carries …

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel in Yucun / Naturalbuild

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located at the southwest corner of a previously state-owned silkworm farm in Yucun, Moganshan, Zhejiang …

Is the Era of the Camless Valvetrain Finally Upon us?- Technologue

Wait long enough, and Moore's Law of increased computing power in smaller packages (or just good ol' human ingenuity) eventually makes all great ideas practical. The latest to catch my attention: engine valves that operate without camshafts. For decades the idea of electronically controlled …

Engineering

Yellow Door House / NiHu Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project was designed as a beach house for tourists to rest and surf, it is a place that tries to …

Stage of Forest / META-Project

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Stage of Forest at Songhua Lake Resort of Jilin, China, is situated on a hillside between the forest …

Manhwaricano / Rieuldorang Atelier

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> At one time in Korea, the book "botong-ui jonjae" (Normal Being) was a best seller. The beauty that is …

Logic gates made purely of joints and levers

Here's a paper outlining a way to make logic gates out of nothing but links and rotary joints.<p>It's quite ingenious -- binary states are indicated by …

This Floating Sauna Hotel Offers an Amazing View of the Northern Lights

At this hotel, catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights is sure to be a highly relaxing experience.<p>Opening later in 2018, the Arctic Bath hotel …

Northern Lights

Intel says its new palm-sized PC is the smallest VR-ready computer ever

To showcase its latest 8th gen Core i7 processor at CES 2018, Intel has unveiled two flavors of a new NUC that fits in the palm of your hand and is said to be capable of running VR experiences and games.<p>That means powerful graphics performance in a tiny package that’s easy to carry around and use …

New Renderings Show Gehry's Ocean Avenue Tower Shortened to 12 Stories

New renderings have been revealed showing an updated design for Frank Gehry’s ‘Ocean Avenue Project’ in Santa Monica, California.<p>Originally conceived …

Patio House / Juan Marco Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is located in the Horta Sud area, just a few kilometers away from Valencia and on the bank of …

This is how a molten salt nuclear reactor works

Keepin' it radioactive.<p>Radioactive elements produce heat as they decay. Nuclear plants draw power from this process, and typically ­stabilize the temperature with water. But during a power outage, H2O—which needs pumps to flow—can’t always prevent meltdowns. Molten salt reactors, which instead …

Energy

Storytelling​ ​Architecture​ ​presents​ ​50​ ​fairy​ ​tales of​ ​future​ ​worlds​ in a new book

<b>Blank Space</b><b>, an online architecture competition platform, has released its new book titled "Storytelling Architecture", presenting 50 fairy tales of</b> …

Courtyard House of Stone / Studio 4e

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nature and the relationship to the landscape play a fundamental role in this work. The architects have …

Amazon invents self-destructing drones that contain 'explosive charges'

<b>In Amazon’s continuing quest to revolutionise shipping, the company has developed a drone concept that explodes in an emergency.</b><p>It’s no secret that …

New building developments divide opinions in historic Shanghai district

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Shanghai's historic Bund district, visitors circle a new theater with a brash -- and slowly rotating -- veneer of bronze-colored steel bamboo. Beside it, a pair of recently completed 590-foot-tall towers overlook the city's colonial-era buildings and the financial district just …

Have Your Say: Rate the Conceptual Designs for Georgetown’s C&O Canal

C&O Canal in Georgetown / National Park ServiceThe C&O Canal National Historic Park is at a crossroads — it can either be subtly restored, enlivened …

National Parks

The RIBA House of the Year is a modern day masterpiece

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has awarded Caring Wood by James Macdonald-Wright and Niall Maxwell as the RIBA House of the Year …

Allies and Morrison challenges "identikit urbanism" with masterplan for new city in Oman

British firm Allies and Morrison has designed a new city for Oman, which will transform a desert valley into a 624-hectare urban centre over the next …

Habitats

A stable plasma ring has been created in open air for the first time ever

by Dom Galeon November 16, 2017 Hard Science 32288<p>Like Magic, Only Better<p>When it was first described in the 1920s by physicist Irvin Langmuir, plasma …

With hydraulic stilts and solar power, this ‘hurricane-proof’ home defies nature

Previous Next<p>1 of 10<p>After a decade of relatively tranquil seas, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was literally one for the books. Nearly two months …

Fort Lauderdale

Deertrack Lane

Irvington, New York<p>Deertrack Lane was a 1960's era two level home that needed a spark. Our focus was on reworking the entryway, stair and interior and exterior living areas to address our clients' interest in a more comfortable and livable home. Through the strategic removal of interior walls, the …

Living Rooms