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The Architecture of Poetry by Richard England

Richard England gifted Malta with post-modern architectures in pastel colors, reminiscent of bi-dimensional paintings. Pupil of Gio Ponti, the …

Literature

5 cool buildings that will make you rethink brick

A whole new world with a very old material<p>Brick may be one of the oldest building materials around, but it deserves to be looked at with fresh eyes. Using computer software, and in some cases, even robots, architects today are deploying brick in inventive ways: perforated, pixelated, undulating, …

25 Homes With Exposed Wood Beams: Rustic to Modern

We've selected 25 great photos of modern homes with exposed beams.<p>Exposing beams of wood, metal, and cement can reveal extraordinary architectural details. One of our favorites is Harry Gesner’s house for John Scantlin (1965), in which the structure of the single-ridge beam is highlighted, while …

VA House / Eduardo Parra Grave

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The family that lives in the house, chose this part of the forest seeking direct contact with …

Architecture

Portage Bay House

Overlooking the water in Seattle, the Portage Bay House takes inspiration from the city's maritime heritage. The exterior is clad in zinc and …

Architecture

Magasinet / Sweco Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Magasinet is a cultural center in Falun situated in an old storage hall for the railroad. On behalf of …

Architecture

The first ‘Frank Gehry’ for Australia

The University of Technology’s celebrated Dr Chau Chak Wing Building was presented with the Woods Bagot Award for Best Public Building, at the 2016 …

Architecture

Hillsborough ‘Flinstone House’ sold for $2.8 million

Bulbous beauty finally finds a buyer<p>The famed, polarizing Flintstone House in Hillsborough, located at 45 Berryessa Way, landed on the market in 2015 for a whopping $4.2 million. Since then, it saw several price chops. And in May, it found a buyer. Today the final sale price was announced.<p>After …

Real Estate

Breezy Japanese house is a clever indoor-outdoor dream

The Kyoto house is breezy and dynamic<p>It’s always exciting to see how the Japanese do residential architecture: from skinny structures to prefabs, Japanese homes take advantage of their sites in ingenious ways.<p>Take this contemporary home in the suburbs of Kyoto, for instance. Designed by architect …

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 …

A Hilltop Home in British Columbia That Seems to Grow Out of a Park

A family builds a hilltop home with a provincial park for its neighbor.<p>Positioned on a rocky outcropping in Coldstream, British Columbia, Jon Friesen and Silping Wong’s home presents a paradox: The glassy box, cantilevered into space, suggests lightness and pure form, while the cladding of burned …

This Contemporary House in Yucatan is Designed for the Perfect Staycation!

Contemporary homes are increasingly combining the idea of a lovely vacation and a relaxing ambiance with a functional modern home that does it all. …

From Foundations to Roofs: 10 Detailed Wood Construction Solutions in 3D and 2D

Developed by the POLOMADERA Program at the University of Concepción, the 3D Building Construction Solutions Catalog is a free tool that helps users …

Architecture

These Cliffside Natural Hot Springs Are Italy's Best-kept Secret

It’s time to get a little <i>riposo e rilassamento</i>.<p>That’s “rest and relaxation,” if you don’t already know Italian.<p>Italy, and Tuscany in particular, is …

Hot Springs

A floating hotel that freezes in ice come winter is set to open in Sweden

Plans for a new Swedish floating hotel and spa that freezes into the ice in the winter have been launched, and it looks amazing. The Arctic Bath floats on top of the Lule river in the summer, and it’s located in a prime spot to experience the Northern Lights.<p>“The circular shape of Arctic Bath …

10 Homes With Clever Storage Solutions

Need to free up space in your home? Here are some helpful storage ideas that may be quite unexpected.<p>Each day, we accumulate more and more possessions, all of which need to be stored away somehow. This is an even bigger challenge as families expand and sections of the home need to be set aside for …

Cool blue Eichler with pool asks $1.4 million

Midcentury-modern in San Rafael knows how to beat the heat<p>Showcasing a sea-blue trim against a gray facade, this renovated Eichler, located north of the bridge, is a space anyone would want to come home to after work, especially during this week’s heat wave.<p>Featuring four beds, two baths, and 1,756 …

Mid-Century modern

Look! It's the World's Coolest Garage Door

(Image credit: Ian Allen for Dwell)<p>When's the last time you got excited about a garage door? Never, right? You have never been excited about a garage …

Villa in Messinia / MGXM Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The residence is situated on a foothill in small distance from the coast on the west side of the …

Independence Pass Residence | Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

At the edge of a nature preserve, the Independence Pass Residence has sweeping views across an alpine meadow to the Roaring Fork River and the Rocky …

Architecture

Switchback House

San Francisco, California<p>Switchback House is a minimalist architecture project located in San Francisco, California, designed by Edmonds + Lee Architects. A loft-style flipped-plan rhythmically-organized house designed by the architects for their own family, this budget-sensitive human-scaled …

How to design the perfect pool house

A pool house can be a multi-functional space and act as useful extra accommodation all year round.<p>Inspiration<p>Set in the walled garden of a Grade …

Gilgit-Baltistan

From a beach house to a luxury treehouse: Britain's best new homes

Though a UK-wide competition, 2017's House of the Year is dominated by English submissions, mostly in the south. Just three of the homes are located …

Barrington area modernist compound lists for $1 million

The large house was designed by noted midcentury architect Dennis Blair<p>Don’t be fooled by the stoic exterior of this modernist compound in North Barrington—this one is business in the front and party in the back. Designed and built in the mid-1960s, this broad-shouldered modernist mansion comes …

Architecture

Supermassive Black Holes Suggest We May Be Very Wrong About How Our Universe Formed

Riddled with Holes<p>The universe can be thought of as one big, continuously expanding space. An interesting theory about this expansion assumes that …

Universe

Peace on Earth: A Cosmic Perspective

Why many leading peace advocates have been scientists<p>Throughout history, some of the most active advocates for peace have been scientists. Albert …

Curious Kids: Does space go on forever?

<i>This is an article from Curious Kids, a new series aimed at children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to</i> …

Universe

How Black Holes Can Kill You Even On Earth

I came across a scary idea — even when it’s super-far away, a black hole might actually kill us. OK, in case you know your cosmic neighborhood a bit …

Black Holes

Casa Pinto | Insite Architetture

Casa Pinto is a country house surrounded by the olive trees in Salento, the southest area of Apulia region. It was designed by Insite Architetture …

Architecture