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Home of Pets / HDD

<b>Background of the project</b><br>The project is located in Pudong, Shanghai. It is the basement of a typical Shanghai old mansion in the 90's. It has all the …

Pets

Evaporative off-grid toilets don't need plumbing, water or electricity

2.6 billion people around the planet don’t have access to safe toilets. Not only does this impact health, but empowerment as well: women and girls …

Off-grid

A Family Lives Harmoniously Together in This Captivating Multi-Generational Home

In Sangolquí, Ecuador, architects create a striking Z-shaped home to accommodate two generations.<p>When Raul Ortega wanted to build a home that would accommodate his wife and children, as well as his elderly parents, he turned to Quito–based architecture firm Estudio A0 for help. After much strategic …

Architecture

New 3 in 1 Roof solar tiles power your house for half the price of a Tesla roof

Tesla is getting all the attention when it comes to solar roofs, but some competitors out there are innovating in ways that even Elon Musk hasn’t …

Tesla

Compact self-sufficient house has a terraced roof garden

One can create a more self-sufficient home through a variety of ways: it might mean installing a system of solar panels or a way to harvest …

Architecture

These 8 Prefabs in Seattle Make Us Want to Move to the Emerald City

There's a reason why prefabs are becoming ever so popular in the booming northwestern corner of Seattle, Washington.<p>Although Seattle has long been acclaimed for being surrounded by water, mountains, and evergreen forests, more recently, it's become a hotbed for modern design and high-quality …

Architecture

Why Doesn’t Smoking Weed Give You Lung Cancer Like Cigarettes?

So far, so good when it comes to the Green Rush. One: People are smoking weed more openly than ever — even in California. Two: High-end retailers are …

Cannabis

11 Houses With Gorgeous Double-Height Spaces

The private dwelling is a particularly favorable place in which to enjoy double-height spaces. This design strategy not only allows vertical spaces …

Hong Kong is so expensive that architects are building 100-square-foot ‘tube homes’ made from concrete water pipes

For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world's priciest city for home-buyers, according to the 2017 Demographia International …

Geometric treehouse packs unexpected treetop luxury

"The architectural challenge for Atelier LAVIT was to create a functional and comfortable hotel room, being faithful to the first inspiration of the …

205-square-foot micro apartment contains everything you need

The prototype is a collaboration between Ab Rogers Design and U+I<p>As London continues to feel the crunch of the lack of affordable housing, designers and developers continue to look for new solutions. One of these ideas comes from local firm Ab Rogers Design in a collaboration with development …

Food & Dining

Say Hello to Japandi (The Minimalist Design Trend You’ve Been Waiting For)

Sometimes two styles are better than one. Japandi, one of 2017’s coolest design trends, is absolute proof of that. This hybrid aesthetic combines the …

Review: The Light L16 is Brilliant… and Braindead

On Oct 8, 2015, a completely unknown company announced a new camera which promised to change how we think about photography: “The L16 combines …

7 Usability Heuristics That All UI Designers Should Know

As UI designers, we are confronted with design problems every day. Knowing how best to tackle these issues means investigating, analysing, testing …

UX Design

I Tried The Insanely Effective Acne Treatment Nobody Talks About

It finally cleared up the chronic acne that even antibiotics, IPL, lasers and Accutane couldn't.<p>It finally cleared up the chronic acne that even …

Most Men Are Clueless About How To Dress Up, Says New Survey

According to a recent survey, most men are stumped by a few common style and grooming rules.<p>AskMen recently surveyed 21,480 men from Sept. 27 to Oct. 18 to figure out what they do and don’t know about topics like fitness, style, grooming, dating and sex. Out of the 208 questions asked in the …

Hair Care

Are Cork Floors Going to Be the New Hardwood?

No more dust bunnies or achey feet!<p>The debate over carpeting versus hardwood floors ends here, because it might make more sense for you to choose something else entirely: cork. The material that keeps your wine fresh is comparable in price to hardwood (both cost, on average, about $2 per square …

Inside the forgotten underground city that once housed 20,000 people

PlayStation 3 emulator adds 4K support — the results are stunning

Demon’s Souls, Catherine and Ni no Kuni look sharper than ever<p>RPCS3, the in-development PlayStation 3 emulator that recently drew some unwanted attention from publisher Atlus, just added support for two features that make last-gen games look really, <i>really</i> good.<p>High resolution rendering in RPCS3 …

This prefab concrete house harvests rainwater with food-growing vertical gardens

1/15<p>Crete House Washington University Solar Decathlonniversity-Solar-Decathlon-2017-13<p>Students from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri have …

Prefab Homes

casagrande laboratory's micro-apartment measures one parking space

<b>head architect marco casagrande of casagrande laboratory has installed a micro-apartment building in a bustling helsinki square.</b> measuring a mere 2.5 …

10 Contemporary Portuguese Houses

Housing is certainly one of the most interesting themes that present itself to the architect, after all designing a residence allows the study of the …

Frame.io picks up $20 million to be the Slack of video

Frame.io, the collaboration platform for the video industry, has today announced the close of a $20 million Series B funding round led by FirstMark Capital, with participation from existing investors including Accel Partners, SignalFire and Shasta Ventures.<p>Frame.io launched on to the scene back in …

Participation

Shipping-container development designed for Los Angeles' homeless population

A Los Angeles neighborhood will soon be home to a new shipping container development created for individuals transitioning out of homelessness. …

Homelessness

Monzo? It might just be the future of banking

The smartphone-only bank account has rapidly built an almost cult-like following among young adults<p>Ten years ago this week thousands of people were queueing outside Northern Rock to take all their money out. A decade on, 25,000 people are currently queueing to put their money into a bank – one that …

North London

These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof

If you’re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there’s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, and these clever glass blocks are the best option I’ve …

Clean Energy

Shelf life: novelist Hanya Yanagihara on living with 12,000 books

The A Little Life author opens the doors to her one-bedroom New York apartment<p>Man Booker prize-shortlisted author, editor of the New York Times Style magazine T, travel writer: Hanya Yanagihara has distilled three of her greatest passions – books, art and travel – into her one-bedroom apartment in …

Books

Some employees are rumored to hate the open floor plan at Apple's new $5 billion campus

Apple employees are moving into Apple Park, the company's new $5 billion headquarters in Cupertino, California.<p>Everything about the so-called spaceship campus has been carefully considered, according to a slew of press features on the office building.<p>Entryways were designed so engineers wouldn't …

Employment

Jack K. Snow Builds an Innovative Home in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

To combat the mountain home’s sloped design, the architect crafted an adjoining bridge and three-story tower<p><i>This article originally appeared in the October 2008 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>For as long as I can remember, I have loved bridges and towers," says architect Jack K. Snow, of the …

India’s partition: ‘People in their final years are desperate to open up’

Long-hidden drawings and letters recalling a dark and fearful period are coming to light at last in India<p>Sardari Lal Parasher recorded what he witnessed during partition in hundreds of feverish sketches. Then he buried the images in a trunk for the rest of his life.<p>The artist, from western Punjab, …

India