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The Top Apps for Architects

We all know the common refrain recited by architecture's more experienced practitioners when it comes to technology: "Times were a lot harder for …

Apps

10 Architects You Should be Following on Instagram

There's no shortage of awesome architects to follow on Instagram. The hashtag #architectureporn alone produces more than 5 million posts, many of …

19 Ingenious Design Books to Inspire You in 2017

• Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<br>• Date of Publication: 01.01.17. 01.01.17<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The best design books have …

Winter in Venice: What to do in Venice during the Off-Season

In the summertime, Venice belongs to tourists — 18 million tourists to be exact. Crowds clog the (barely) three square miles of this wondrous city, …

oliver astrologo uncovers venice's hidden history and little-known locales

apr 20, 2018<p>the monumental site-specific installation devised by german artist carsten höller and plant neurobiologist stefano mancuso has opened its …

Short on square footage? 5 space-saving appliances for small apartments

Bigger is better, right? Well, that mentality doesn’t really work if you’re living in a small apartment. If you have limited floor space and a tiny …

Why Midcentury-Modern Architecture Endures

A new book on the masterful architect William Krisel documents the golden age of midcentury-modern design.<p>The midcentury-modern houses of Palm Springs, California, are unmistakable. With their strong geometric lines, post-and-beam construction, open-plan interiors, and floor-to-ceiling windows, …

Architecture

L.A. has a growing mansionization problem

My neighborhood is called either Fairfax Village or Mid-City West or Melrose or maybe all three. It is just north of the Grove and Park LaBrea, just south of West Hollywood. Since I work from home I often take walks nearby to unwind, and they're usually pleasant, though lately I've had to take …

Urban Design

Illustrative Posters of Famous Floor Plans Seen As Architectural Labyrinths

Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina released a new series of posters titled <i>Archiplan</i>, which dissects the plans of great architects seen …

Meet Kasita: The Micro-Housing Start-Up That's About To Revolutionize Real Estate

You can tell immediately that Jeff Wilson, the 42-year old founder of Kasita, an Austin-based micro-housing start-up, has been courting venture capital. He has his sales pitch nailed—which is pretty impressive for a former university dean and professor who used to live in a dumpster.<p>When I ask …

Real Estate

Sonoma Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site, a meadow dotted with magnificent oaks, gently slopes down to a spring fed pond creating an …

The 32 Best Design and Furniture Stores in SF - Curbed SF

Looking to add some pomp and flare to your dwelling? Yearning for a unique piece to tie the room together? Need a cool gift this holiday season? Look no further. Here now, a list of the best design and furniture stores in San Francisco. Other than Jonathan Adler (who has a store on Fillmore Street, …

San Francisco

Gianluigi Buffon will not retire from Italy, instead aiming for World Cup record

There were rumors that Gianluigi Buffon might retire from Italy after Euro 2016. Those rumors were wrong. The 38-year-old goalkeeper said he was …

Home of the Day: Modern elegance in La Cañada Flintridge

Awarded the prestigious Architectural Merit Award by Pasadena Foothill AIA in 2012, this Midcentury Modern-inspired home was built in 2008 by designer Jamie Bush and the team at Osborne Architects. Redwood plank walls and exposed steel beams are among the defining features of the flat-roofed …

Luxury Vacation Rental Apartments & Homes

Tailor your stay with extra services and experiences when you book<p>We're the only company that visits and vets each home in person<p>Every home is …

This Helpful Chart Shows You the Best Time to Book Your Flights

CheapAir analyzed 1.2 million trips to determine the answer.<p>Even if you're a world traveler with the biggest case of wanderlust ever, admit it: you still find booking flights intimidating. It's a complicated process, since there are so many airlines and prices are constantly fluctuating, making it …

Flying

This micro-kitchen is a sink, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, oven, and microwave all in one

1/<p>GE unveiled its micro kitchen design back in 2014. The goal was to seamlessly integrate into existing kitchen cabinetry.<p>Courtesy of GE<p>2/<p>The …

This Architecture Firm Is Turning VR Into The Next Great Productivity Tool

NBBJ is the first major architecture firm jumping headlong into VR–by incubating its own platform.<p>Virtual reality is steadily spilling over into the design industry and is already changing how we create. The technology’s potential (and its limitations) for designers is what spurred the architecture …

Virtual Reality

The most 'San Francisco' restaurants: The new classics

<i>Editor's note: This is the second installment in an SFGATE series of the "most San Francisco" restaurants.</i> <i></i><p>A visiting friend recently made us wonder what local eateries are the epitome of San Francisco.<p>We polled the SFGATE staff, looked at restaurant-ranking lists and revisited Chronicle archives to …

The Brief Glory Days of San Francisco’s Robber Baron Palaces

Collis P. Huntington, Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker built some of the fanciest houses on Nob Hill—only to see them wrecked in …

See this 275-square-foot studio go from boring to beautiful

A vacation home needs lots of storage and plenty of private areas where individuals can grab some alone time away from friends and family members. Getting all that in a 275-square-foot beach-side vacation studio created a puzzle for the homeowners.<p>A wall separating the kitchen made the studio feel …

Sofabed

In Just A Week, This Kit Turns Old Houses Into Zero-Energy Homes (For Free)

The dream of net-zero homes isn’t just for the rich anymore.<p>In slightly more than a week, a clever kit of parts can transform an old rental house into a net-zero energy home–one that creates as much renewable energy as it uses in a year–at no extra cost to tenants or building owners.<p>Net-zero homes …

California Modernism Looks Even Better Under The Stars

Palm Springs, California, bills itself as a Mecca of midcentury modernism, boasting one of the world’s largest concentrations of architecture from the likes of John Lautner, Richard Neutra, and more. In certain places, the California desert can look like a time capsule unearthed from …

California

Carnival of Venice underway in Italy

One of the world’s oldest festivals, the Carnival of Venice, has begun.<p>Thousands of tourists have crowded the city’s canals, bridges and squares to enjoy the colourful displays of masks and costumes.<p>Tourists from many different countries gathered along the banks and on the bridges of the canal to …

A Gastronomic Tour Of Venice With Gritti Palace Chef Daniele Turco

<b>WHERE TO EAT</b> <b><br>L’Osteria di Santa Marina</b> (5911, Campo Santa Marina; +39-041-528-5239) is a traditional Venetian-style restaurant in Campo Santa Marina that serves classic Venetian specialties and hand-made pasta. The Rialto restaurant <b>Osteria Bancogiro</b> (122 Campo San Giacometto; +39-041-523-2061) …

Best Subscription And Home-Delivery Boxes

The AskMen Acquire team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life.<p>In 2018, a lot of things happen online, and buying cool stuff is no exception. (And yep, now we can add catching Pokemon to that list too.) In a society always looking for the best, most original …

Fujifilm's latest mirrorless camera is for hardcore selfie fans

The X-A2 has a 175-degree flip screen<p>It'll be a bit more challenging than your phone to mount on a stick, but Fujifilm's new X-A2 could be the ultimate selfie camera nonetheless. Fujifilm has updated the entry-level model to its well-regarded X-series of interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras with …

Deal Alert: Europe Business Class Fares For $1,100

Business class fares to Europe tend to run anywhere from $3,000-$6,000 depending on the season and destination. But per this FlyerTalk thread, some …

Creativity and technology meet in Lyon’s Fete des Lumieres.

Electricity and installation art are working in perfect harmony this weekend as the French city of Lyon is illuminated in the annual Fete des Lumieres, the Festival of Lights.<p>It is a combination of technology and creativity that has made the event an essential event in the international panorama of …