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This party drug could help treat depression

A drug previously known primarily for its illicit use on the party scene may also alleviate depression.<p>Ketamine — a pain medication — decreased …

'Exercise-in-a-pill' steps closer with new study

It goes without saying that physical activity is crucial when it comes to improving and maintaining health. However, for individuals with limited …

Deadly tick disease makes Lyme disease look like child's play

There's an emerging tick-borne disease spreading across the US, and it has infectious disease experts sounding the alarm. The so-called Powassan virus, which the CDC reports is related to West Nile, is still very rare, with only about 75 cases reported in the past decade.<p>But it is far more …

Prefab home in Japan makes surprising use of windows

A lot of geometries here<p>This cool, minimalist prefab home in Kyoto, Japan makes surprising use of windows. Designed by EXH and Anoffice, it features an exterior made from same materials as the other houses in the neighborhood, but to stand out from the crowd, it is finished in a darker hue and …

Elon Musk Unveils Shingles That Could Finally Make Rooftop Solar Sexy

The billionaire envisions solar roofs and batteries powering homes with electric cars in the garage.<p>Elon Musk late Friday debuted glass roofing shingles that generate electricity from the sun, a critical step toward merging Tesla Motors with his solar energy firm, SolarCity.<p>At a 30-minute press …

Tesla

Apartment renovation uses mirrors to amplify space and light

Cool!<p>No strangers to clever apartment interventions, Barcelona-based Nook Architects has whipped up another rad renovation of a traditional flat. This time, mirrors play a huge role in the design—and the place ends up feeling like a cool optical illusion.<p>In the renovation, the first order of …

Coming soon to New York, an underground park: The Lowline

Courtesty of the Lowline, photo: Liz Ligon<p>Do you like the Highline park in Manhattan? There's a subterranean version coming soon. The Lowline looks …

The 320 Sq. Ft. Apartment That Packs A Big Punch

This project in Milan by interior architects at <i>Cristina Meschi Architetto</i> undertook the restructuring of a mini apartment, redesigned to appeal to …

Where to put the next billion people

By 2030, 1.1 billion more people will live on Earth — bringing the total to about 8.5 billion. Most of them will arrive in dense Asian and African …

Ecology

Tour Estée Lauder President John Demsey’s $8.75 Million Manhattan Townhouse

The Upper East Side home is conveniently located near the beauty corporation’s headquarters<p>Estée Lauder executive group president John Demsey is moving on from his Upper East Side home—to a townhouse two doors down, reports <i>WWD</i>. This one, however, offers 2,000 more square feet. It’s located a few …

Food Liberation: Why the Food Movement Is Unstoppable

(Photo: Ryan Hyde)<p>Over the long run of history, the most effective opponents of excessive wealth and privilege have not normally been city dwellers, …

Agriculture

Contain Yourself

Sustainable House Day showcases energy-efficient Australian homes – in pictures

Homeowners across Australia will be flinging open their doors this Sunday and inviting curious visitors in to inspect their credentials on Sustainable House Day. Guardian Australia takes a closer look at a few of the inspiring properties that have upped the energy efficiency ante. Visit …

An Australian Renovation Gives New Life to Midcentury Style

Take a second look at Nest Architects, an Australian firm featured in our September 2016 renovation issue with this MCM update.<p>When a couple fell for the charms of an early 1960s house near Melbourne, they were equally excited by its history as its possibility. And so they tasked Nest Architects …

Architecture

How to Live Off the Grid: A Beginner's Guide

Some people embrace modern-day technology. Others dream of a simpler life -- <i>much</i> simpler. If you're in the latter group, you've probably wondered how to live off the grid, so to speak.<p>But just how do you do that? And what exactly is the "grid," anyway?<p>Originally, the grid referred to the United …

A Gorgeous Kindergarten Built Around An Old House’s Bones

Home schooling never looked better.<p>With their audacious aesthetics and quirky details, Japanese houses are some of the wildest structures on the planet–a byproduct of the country’s competitive real estate landscape. Land is subdivided into oddly shaped parcels and there’s virtually no resale …

White City: how Soho House, the BBC and the London creatives are helping W12 get its mojo back

From the top of BBC TV Centre’s East Tower in White City — the building where Blue Peter and Play School were made — you can see the future of …

Paola Navone’s Industrial Style Renovation in Italy

Visitors pass by a sentry wall of lamps from Design House Stockholm on their way to the airy living-dining room with its 52 windows. How do you turn …

Modern House Spins and Tilts as Part of Performance Architecture Project

This unusual <b>rotating house</b> was designed and implemented by architect-artist duo <b>Alex Schweder</b> and <b>Ward Shelley</b> as part of a ‘performance architecture’ …

Schaufelschlucht Bridge / Marte.Marte Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> With the second arch bridge on the spectacular alpine road to Ebnit, a sub-district of Dornbirn, the …

China’s New Glass Bridge Is Seriously Terrifying

If you like heights, this mountain-hugging path is for you<p>If hanging off the side of a mountain is your idea of fun, then we suggest China’s latest tourist attraction. A 328-foot-long glass walkway—fittingly called the Coiling Dragon Cliff—allows visitors to walk along a suspended path at the top …

China

Bernie Sanders' American Dream is in Denmark

<b>Copenhagen, Denmark (CNN) —</b> Open a newspaper on any given day here in this small Europe nation known for high taxes, generous government services and its stubbornly happy citizens, and you'll almost certainly find a story about the U.S. presidential election.<p>The Danes are following the race with an …

Middle-class

Masdar's zero-carbon dream could become world’s first green ghost town

Developers have abandoned their original goal of building the world’s first zero-carbon city in the UAE desert. With completion originally scheduled for this year, just how much of the once-revolutionary vision has actually been realised?<p>Years from now passing travellers may marvel at the grandeur …

A Curved Museum Dedicated To The Ocean

New York-based studio Steven Holl Architects and Solange Fabião designed a museum in Biarritz, France dedicated to oceanic issues.Read more

Oceans

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Design

Articles about just 48 hours chicago livework space built ground using concrete panels on Dwell.com - Dwell

An industrious Chicago couple set up shop in a historic manufacturing district almost overnight using prefab concrete panels.<p>When Dwell proposed that I undertake a design writing variant of Supermarket Sweep—visiting five projects in five boroughs in two...<p>A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building …

Prefab Homes

Articles about peaceful wooded lot futuristic toronto home buzzing smart tech on Dwell.com - Dwell

In a leafy Toronto neighborhood, a Cor-Ten–clad family home is wired for the future.<p>Looking to make your home just a little smarter? While still in its infancy, the number of smart home products—devices that let...<p>Energy-monitoring and smart technologies have set up shop in the home, transforming …

Architecture

Articles about modern wood pavilion joins 19th century home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.<p>The Dwell home tours in Los Angeles are an annual highlight and due to popular request, we've brought them to New York for the...<p>A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior …