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This flexible 140-square-foot home maximizes livable space

Could the ‘13 Square Metre House’ accommodate everything you need?<p>Remember this 13-square-meter house that was on exhibit at the London Design Festival last year? It has now come to rest at its intended home, a tiny, single-story structure in North London that was once a mini-cab office building, …

Very Surprising Tiny House by Mizuishi Architects Atelier

This cottage, built near to a river, in a small triangular space, is brilliantly organized inside, proving an incredible sense of proportions and …

Huge Barn Transformed Into A Modern Home With An Open Floor Plan

Barns aren’t usually very large. We picture them as cozy little structures made of wood and with those signature doors that we love so much. However, …

How The Anthropic Principle Became The Most Abused Idea In Science

The Universe has the fundamental laws that we observe it to have. Also, we exist, and are made of the things we’re made of, obeying those same fundamental laws. And therefore, we can construct two very simple statements that would be very difficult to argue against:<p>We must be prepared to take …

Universe

Shh! Don’t Tell Them There’s No Magic In Design Thinking

When the term <i>Design Thinking</i> first emerged on the scene, I found it completely puzzling. People were treating it as if it was a revolutionary new …

Design Thinking

Are Humans Really Nothing More Than a Bunch of Stardust?

New research carried out by astronomers has confirmed that, yes, humans are in fact made up largely of stardust. During their studies, the …

Universe

5 Architects Who Turned to Selling Products, Not Architecture

<i>This article was originally published by Archipreneur as "Turning Ideas into Products: 5 Architects who Successfully Sell their Designs."</i><p>The …

Was Obama a Transformational President?

His most ardent supporters like to think he fundamentally changed the country. But his record shows otherwise.<p>For weeks now, the impending departure of Barack Obama from the White House has inspired a run of paeans to his greatness, a flood of laments about how much he’ll be missed. Everywhere …

How Betsy DeVos Used God and Amway to Take Over Michigan Politics

With her nomination as education secretary, a powerful political clan will bring its overtly Christian agenda to Washington.<p>On election night 2006, Dick DeVos, the bronzed, starched 51-year-old scion of Michigan’s wealthiest family, paced to a lectern in the dim ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in …

Education

Inside Peru's modern-day Machu Picchu – is this the best new building in the world?

The soaring buttresses and hanging walkways of UTEC in Lima have earned it the RIBA international prize. And Grafton Architects, the Irish team behind it, have equally big plans for Britain<p>Listening to Irish architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara speaking about their work, you could be …

The Barn

Resembling the classic farmstead outbuilding on the outside, The Barn uses a mix of rustic finishes and modern updates for a one-of-a-kind …

These 10 Truss Houses Blend Beautiful Architecture With Elegant Engineering

Few structural systems are as iconic as the truss. Forming historic bridge designs, trusses within architecture have usually been reserved for roof forms. From the rectilinear Vierendeel to Bowstring, Warren and Pratt configurations, different trusses take on a variety of shapes and sizes. …

La Malbaie

Tidal will make ‘Master’ quality recordings available to its HiFi subscribers

High-resolution audio is here<p>Tidal has launched a new feature called Master quality recordings that will deliver high-resolution audio streams to users of its $20 a month HiFi service. Tidal has offered users of its HiFi tier FLAC streams, which are CD-quality lossless streams that come through at …

The Alien Style of Deep Learning Generative Design

What happens when you have Deep Learning begin to generate your designs? The commons misconception would be that a machine’s design would look …

Frank Lloyd Wright’s forgotten prefabs

The American System-Built Homes were the architect’s attempt to bring better housing to the masses<p>A famous pack rat, Frank Lloyd Wright left an almost incomparable archive as far as American architects go, with countless records and sketches available to modern researchers. Within that trove of …

What a Trump presidency means for NASA and the future of space exploration

NASA’s scientific mission doesn’t make the US space agency immune to the politics of presidential transitions. After all, there are billions of dollars of programs and funding at stake.<p>Witness the hand-off in 2008 from US president George W. Bush to Barack Obama: The future of an expensive plan …

Modernist home with classic farmhouse profile and standing seam roof – double-height living room with glass sliders, separate bunkhouse

Large house and bunkhouse by John Vinci – barn-like structure echoes surrounding farm buildings – Modernist interior<p>Modernist home with classic …

Top 100 Tutorials for Mastering Photoshop

Photoshop is the tool of choice for most professional designers. There may be other powerful editors that offer similar functionality, but none one …

Twitter account is resurrecting the Japanese art of wood joinery

The ancient Japanese art of wood joinery might be a dying tradition in today’s modern technological landscape, but one man is still trying to thrust this age-old practice into the future – and now he’s bringing it to Twitter.<p>For those unfamiliar with this culture, Japanese wood joinery is a …

Seattle Is Regulating Away Micro-Housing

Although micro-housing is not a nationwide phenomenon, it has become a niche option in cities with expensive housing. College students, young professionals, and beginning families, rather than living in the suburbs or cramped with roommates in cities, can live alone in centrally-located apartments …

Woman charged over failed terror attack on Notre Dame in Paris

Ornella G is one of several women linked to Isis arrested amid fears of another imminent attack, on Gare de Lyon station<p>A 29-year-old woman has been charged over a failed jihadist attack near Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral as French politicians continue to argue about how to deal with the country’s …

Intimate Paintings of Women in Their Bedrooms

South Carolina-based artist Karen Ann Myers paints intimate portraits of women in their bedrooms. “The work is inspired by the cult of beauty in …

Painting

The Origins of the Universe Get Remixed in this Short Animation

Digital artist Philat Matveev shows us his version of the book of Genesis.<p>Genesis. from Philat Matveev on Vimeo.<p>Digital artist Philat Matveev reflects on the world’s origins through an animated short film that acts as a visual interpretation of the first 50 chapters of the Bible to recount the …

The Problem of Defining Postmodern Architecture

July 6, 2016<p>Runs, does yoga.<p>Recently we discussed the issue of brutalist architecture and its role in the urban milieu of today’s world, referring to …

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Bangna House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Set on the 10 x 40 metres piece of land the entrance of Bangna House confronts a narrow lane. With a …

Bees help shape experience inside The Hive

The Hive, an installation from sculptor Wolfgang Buttress that is made from 170,000 pieces of aluminum formed into a 17-m (56 ft) tall lattice …

Trent University

I hiked one of the most beautiful trails in Italy — here's what I wish I had known going in

What you won't see when you're looking at the picturesque photos on social media is the out-of-breath photographer behind the lens.<p>Trust me, there's no way after hours of hiking that anyone would look anywhere near as glamorous as the views ahead.<p>The experience, however, was absolutely worth the …

Hiking

North America’s first fully prefabricated passive houses could revolutionize the housing market

A brilliant new partnership announced today could revolutionize the way Americans build their homes. Ecocor has teamed up with sustainability-minded …

Contemporary architecture at its best: Breathtaking Forever House in Peru by Longhi Architects

Forever House by Longhi Architects is a breathtaking example of Peruvian architecture at its very best<p>Designed by Longhi Architects the Forever House …