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The Most Convincing Argument Against Parametric Design Yet

Have a hard time articulating what the movement parametric design is? So does its founder. At the Guardian, Rowan Moore takes a stab.<p>In a nutshell, parametricism is an architectural philosophy that contends that a computer can design more complex forms and useful spaces than human beings …

Coreskills Episode 1: A Warm Up for Design Sketching

Plus an awesome trick that turns ellipses into cars<p>"A man who can't communicate his ideas is on the same plane as one who has no ideas." - …

12 Lessons You Learn Or Regret Forever

Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back to school, or walking away from a j-o-b to start your own business, it takes a lot of guts.<p>But guts will only get you so far. Once you build up the nerve and make the leap, …

REX Radically Rethinks The Glass Curtain Wall

The curved glass panels at 2050 M Street offer unobstructed sight lines and even added floor space.<p>Floor-to-ceiling windows are highly desirable in today’s real estate market, which is why many new office buildings in D.C. are mostly clad in flat panes of glass. “In many ‘taut’ glass buildings in …

Undulating brick building in Iran encourages public to walk on its roof

The brick facade of this mixed-use building in the Iranian city of Hamedan merges with a wave-like roof that the public is invited to sit, walk or …

6 Apps to Make You Suck Less at Life

Science research indicates forming new habits is a pain in the ass. But luckily, there are a handful of ways you can use your smartphone to change …

9 Time Management Apps to Organize Your Life and Keep You on Track

Do you need more time?No matter who you are, you probably don’t have enough of it.Time is a limited resource and it’s constantly running on empty. …

Apps

The Number 1 Rule to Get Things Done

Founder of Rich20Something<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest struggles millennials face is wading through the information overload to figure out what we should be doing with our time.<p>Can you really blame us?<p>Every time you look at your phone, dozens of …

Time Management

How to create a fake HDR effect in Photoshop

HDR tonemapping is the Marmite of photography. It’s something people either love or they hate, but even if you hate it, when used subtly it’s a …

Tutorials

Public Transit Does Not Have to Reduce Traffic Congestion to Succeed

There are plenty of other benefits that have nothing to do with drivers.<p>Construction on the second phase of L.A.’s Expo light rail line is expected to be finished this month, with an opening scheduled for 2016. The project comes with high hopes of reducing traffic congestion in America’s most …

Schedule Your Work in Five Stages to Get Through Crazy Long Work Weeks

Some days (or weeks or months), you just have to push through a ton of work. Here’s a strategy that could help you keep your sanity during those …

Top 20 City and Architecture Photos on 500px So Far This Year

At the end of every year, we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, where we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

Taj Mahal

These Maps Display All The Beautiful And Horrible Sounds Of 12 Cities

Chatty Maps uses social media to map the urban soundscape, from dog barking to jackhammers.<p>What does it sound like on a particular street corner? Is there music? Are jackhammers hammering? Is there some birdsong? With “Chatty Maps”–a new project that maps 12 city “soundscapes”–you can begin to tell …

Maps

Story of cities #10: how the dirty Old Town became enlightened Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital was in a desperate state, plagued by social problems and limited space. Then a young, unqualified architect came up with a plan for Edinburgh New Town – and it heralded the greatest period in the city’s history<p>Read more articles in the series here<p>One night in September 1751, a …

This Guy Photoshops His Dog into a Giant Fluffy Best Friend

Here’s Instagram’s latest celebrity: Juji the giant dog. His owner Chris Cline is making waves by using Photoshop to turn him into a giant fluffy …

10 travelers reveal the incredible stories behind their most jaw-dropping photos

Some of the world's most daring travelers have scaled great heights, survived intense weather, and explored remote destinations, all to capture stunning images.<p>We teamed up with @BeautifulDestinations, which is currently one of the most-followed travel Instagram accounts, to pull together 10 …

Yosemite National Park

Building an old-school green house from local materials with traditional tools (video)

<b>If you like craftsmanship, woodworking, and traditional hand tools, or you just enjoy watching somebody else do all the work, you'll love this short</b> …

Woodworking

A Long Chat With Santiago Calatrava on What Train Stations Mean to Cities

“I love Grand Central, but I think our station is even more urban,” says the architect behind New York’s new $4 billion transit hub.<p>Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub opened Thursday in Lower Manhattan. It’s basically a light rail station that connects riders to ferries, …

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How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

Happiness

19 apps to reinvent yourself in 2016

It’s a New Year and a new you. At least that’s the idea, tackling 2016 with sound mind, body, diet and finances. You want to be smarter, look better …

Italian Town Outraged by Mayor's 'Anti-Pizza' Air Pollution Regulations

Italians don't mess around when it comes to pizza. A small-town mayor in the Neapolitan region — known far and wide for producing what many deem the world's best pizza — is facing backlash from his constituents after a crackdown on air pollution that would affect wood-fired pizza ovens, <i>the New York</i> …

Animal photos of the year 2015: Part 1 - Telegraph

Birds

A floating fortress: Rem Koolhaas's flawed gift to his home city

The vast Rotterdam Timmerhuis was meant to be a beacon of local pride hovering over the city. But it has become a hollow symbol of the city’s big ambitions, spectacular failures – and animosity towards its resident starchitect<p>A pile of white glass cubes has landed in the centre of Rotterdam, …

Six Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever

It seems counterintuitive, right? Rip out eight lanes of freeway through the middle of your metropolis and you’ll be rewarded with not only less …

Pioneering new urban design for Stockholm includes a soaring green sky walk park

As people flock to cities for new opportunities, designers around the world are faced with the challenging task of creating new places for them to …

Rise of the mega-metropolis

But over the last two decades the rise of the megacity region or mega-region in the Asia Pacific has been unprecedented, and more orchestrated.<p>China …