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The 10 best British period dramas to watch right now

There's something about binge-watching a British period drama that feels more sophisticated than watching 20 episodes of <i>House Hunters</i>.<p>Whether you like stories set in the recent past or all the way back in 43 AD, we rounded up 10 series that are currently airing or streaming, and pair perfectly with …

Entertainment

10 of the most historic cities to visit in the UK

And the must-sees in all of them...<p>The UK is teaming with historic tales told through the architecture, geography and iconic locations of some of our …

Archaeology

Three fine properties as seen in Country Life

This week's round-up includes a grand home in Sussex and a home in the hills in Exmoor.<p>Dorset – £8,750,000<p>Magnificent waterfront ‘Super house’ in …

Exmoor

War dead: History in every step near Ypres

Belgians work to help the world remember

World History

Merlin’s Cave

It is said the legendary wizard once lived in this sea cave beneath Tintagel Castle.<p>In the coastal cliffs beneath Tintagel Castle lies an echoingly …

Archaeology

8 of Britain’s best battlefields

From the Isles of Scilly to the Scottish Highlands, Britain is dotted with hundreds of battlefields. Julian Humphrys of the Battlefields Trust picks …

World History

Luxury home maintenance tips to avoid breaking the bank

Luxurious houses are pretty challenging to keep in good shape. Repairs and other maintenance expenses are usually troubling for homeowners. The good …

Houses

Britain's best places to live are revealed - is your hometown on the list?

One of Britain’s oldest cities has been named Britain’s best place to live thanks to a huge high-tech makeover and the country’s fastest …

Hawaiian house by LifeEdited harvests more energy and water than it consumes

Design consultancy LifeEdited has built a family home on Hawaiian island Maui, as a model for sustainable, off-grid living.<p>The LifeEdited: Maui …

Start-up devours pollution with new plastic recycling method

<b>(CNN) —</b> Our appetite for plastic continues unabated. But rather than make more, what if we could make do with what we have?<p>Recycling plastic has been a stop-start endeavor, plagued by limitations caused by the large variety of plastics we churn out, waste contamination, and the energy-intensive …

Pollution

Why Concrete Is 2018’s Next Big Thing in Interior Design (and How to Try the Trend)

So far 2018 has brought us quite a few polarizing design trends. We’ve already talked about how to harness the power of bold colors, but now, it’s …

Interior Design

The miraculous straw that lets you drink dirty water

Dirty water still kills millions of people every year. One ingenious invention can remove dangerous microbes as they flow towards your mouth. Would you drink it?<p>“I wouldn’t drink that if I were you.”<p>I’m sprawled inelegantly on the concrete banks of the Thames, leaning down to scoop some of its …

Water

This Wood Clad Home Is Built Into a Serene Mountain Slope

Nestled into the mountainous terrain of Shefford, Québec, this simply constructed residence is elegant and strong in expression.<p>That said, this dark, wood clad home is designed to look as if it was an extension of the mountain. Resembling the rocky forms that fill the landscape, the sheared shape …

Sanctuary Magazine shows how Australian prefab designers and manufacturers are just killing it

Ten years ago I called Sanctuary Magazine "the best green shelter magazine available anywhere" and after a tough decade for print journalism, it …

Avonlea House / Robinson Architects

"<i>Simplicity resonates through the design in its connection to</i> environment,material <i>selection and</i> spacial <i>planning. Named after the majestic Queensland</i> …

The Benefits of Building With Concrete

After an unprecedented year of earthquakes, hurricanes, and fires, a bright light has been shed on the benefits of building with concrete.<p>Let's start with wood's inherent fragility. This material is less stable in high wind conditions, such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Furthermore, lumber is prone …

Eco-Friendly Insulation Offers Thermal Performance, Sound Absorption and Fire Resistance at the Same Time

With the aim of promoting more efficient ways to isolate and protect building envelopes, the Chilean team Rootman has developed Thermoroot; a …

10 Interesting Things You Should Know About The English Longbowman

Though the extended weapon of longbow precedes the medieval Englishman by over 3,500 years (with the first known specimen dating from 2665 BC), it …

Housing

Glasshouse

Encased in a glazed facade, the Glasshouse merges its mid-century modern design with the Australian landscape. The home is minimal in almost every …

Black Box House / PAO Architects

“Black Box” is a contemporary modern family house designed by PAO studio architects and may be considered as one of the impressive examples of Nordic …

A Scandinavian-Style Pavilion in England Is Listed For $2.1M

Designed by Danish architect Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, the Pavilion House in Southwold, Suffolk, comes with a detached annex.<p>A long, narrow, flat-roofed pavilion set on a rectangular steel frame, the minimalist home features Siberian larch cladding on the exterior, Dinesen Douglas fir floorboards, and …

Carney Logan Burke Architects Have Designed A New Home In Rural Wyoming

Carney Logan Burke Architects have designed a contemporary house in Wilson, Wyoming, that sits on a 40-acre site at the base of the Teton Range.<p>The …

8 (New) Energy Efficient Materials Architects Should Know

Whether architects are trying to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge or pursuing their own mission to save energy, they have an opportunity to …

Energy Efficiency