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Beautiful Paper Art Work by Margaret Scrinkl

Margaret Scrinkl has been posting some very intricate paper art projects. I am a fan of 3D and photo manipulation, but you cannot beat the look and …

Paper Craft

Light Phone 2 is an e-ink phone for people who hate smartphones

• The Light Phone 2 is an e-ink 4G phone with a few basic apps. When you are feeling too burdened by your smartphone, it can be a temporary replacement.<br>• Striking in its minimalist design, the Light Phone 2 makes calls, sends messages, sets alarms, and that’s it.<br>• The phone is currently crowdfunding at …

James Davies converts derelict east London warehouse into his own light-filled house

The founder of east London architecture studio Paper House Project has transformed a former warehouse in Hackney into a two-bedroom house featuring a …

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

Home Decorating

Self-sufficient Yin & Yang house incorporates gardens on its interlocking roof

Architecture studio Penda has released visualisations of a house designed for a tiny plot near the German city of Kassel that show how its owners …

Simply Statistics

In this post I describe the dslabs package, which contains some datasets that I use in my data science courses. A much discussed topic in stats …

Design Fail, 19th-Century Edition: 18 Patents That Didn’t Change The World

Enough about world-changing designs. Here, drawings of 18 crackpot ideas, from fake leeches to walking stick guns, that never quite made it.<p>A walking stick that doubles as a rifle. An artificial leech. A cravat that conceals spikes to protect its wearer from being strangled. A corset with …

Inventions

Winners Announced for Architecture for Humanity Vancouver’s “NEXT BIG ONE” Competition

Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter has unveiled the winners of "NEXT BIG ONE," an open call for design solutions to high-magnitude …

British Columbia

Bistrobar / SpectaculArch + DWA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project, result of the partnership between DWA studio from Milan and Spectacularch! studio from …

Design

How to Build a Collaborative Office Space Like Pixar and Google

When the Second World War ended, universities struggled to cope with record enrollments. Like many universities, the Massachusetts Institute of …

From the Archives – #Hashtags: Divide//Conquer: Artists Confront the Gentrification of Urban Space

<i>Today from the archives we bring you a look back at Anuradha Vikram’s assessment of gentrification, power, and artistic protest. She notes, “The</i> …

Family Box in Beijing / SAKO Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> FAMILY BOX in Beijing is an early childhood education center located in the residential area of Beijing …

China

Entre Deux Rives / PHILIPPON - KALT Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Entre Deux Rives housing project, developed by the agency Philippon-Kalt, announces the start of the …

design

Electric tower turned into amazing multi-colored sculpture in Hattingen, Germany.<br>Ail Hwang, Hae-Ryaan Jeon and Ghung Ki Park filled the gaps of the …

design

People And Architecture by Serjios <br>http://goo.gl/pg1Ahj

70F Architecture completes a pair of matching homes for a brother and sister

Dutch studio 70F Architecture has created a pair of matching – but not identical – houses in Almere, featuring large windows that bring light into …

Houses B1 & B2 by Zamel Krug Architekten

Zamel Krug Architekten have designed two houses beside each other in Hagen, Germany.<p>Project description<p>Two residential dwellings featuring well-lit, …

Call for Entries: Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence 2015

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) has opened their 2015 call for applications. The biennial award celebrates urban places that are …

American Cities

Fortress Brick House / Wise Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Sindang-dong was located near Gwanghuimun Gate where dead bodies usually came out from the Hanyang City …

Central Asia

Scape House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is located in the tiered-developed residential area on a hill. From the site, the beautiful …

Architecture

Arhitektura d.o.o. designs minimalist Ribja Brv Footbridge in the centre of Ljubljana

Slovenian studio Arhitektura d.o.o. has designed a footbridge in Ljubljana to be as minimal and transparent as possible, in order to maintain focus …

From the Archives – Help Desk: Padding the Resume

<i>Today from our archives we bring you a</i> Help Desk <i>column that never goes out of style. To submit your question anonymously, follow this link. All</i> …

design

The One workplace headquarters by Californian architecture company Design Blitz, is a multifunctional environment created for One workplace which is …

Taitung Ruin Academy / Marco Casagrande

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Ruin Academy is set up in an abandoned Japanese-Taiwanese sugar factory (1913-1996) in Taitung, …

Abandoned Buildings

Construction starts on Jean Nouvel's National Art Museum of China

<b>News:</b> building work has begun in Beijing on the National Art Museum of China by French architect Jean Nouvel, who beat Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid in …

Simon Heijdens creates "moving kaleidoscope of light" at London gallery

A responsive glass facade reacts to wind passing overs its surface, scattering triangular patterns of light and shadow in this installation at Now …