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32 Productivity Tips From The World’s Top Designers

Designers from Google, Argo, Work & Co., ustwo, Sagmeister+Walsh, OKFocus, and more tell us how they stay focused and keep innovating.<p>Even if you’re working your dream job, staying productive can be tough. That’s why designers are such productivity experts: time after time, they overcome the …

Productivity

16 Of The Coolest Creative Offices In Paris

Photographer Marc Goodwin has traveled the world documenting creative offices, from Beijing to London and Scandinavia. It’s a bit ironic, since he’s office averse. “I’ve always been kind of office-phobic,” he says. “It’s one of the reasons I chose to go into photography.”<p>Goodwin’s latest series …

Drums

Work-Studio in a Plant-House / O-office Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This green work-studio was transformed from the central part of a vacant plant-house built hill-side …

Architecture

Let the Cloud House Brighten Your Rainy Day

Few sounds in this world are quite as satisfying as that of fresh rainwater falling on a tin roof. However, this soothing sensation is just one …

Around the Corner Grain / Eureka + MARU。architecture

<b>A landscape of livings woven together</b><p>A project of a 7 unit apartment on a corner of a suburban residential district.The project aims to create a …

Café

Netherlands Competition Winner Turns Parking Garage Into a "Lego Set"

Dutch architectural firm, Studio Komma, in collaboration with concept-developer The Men of Foam, have won the Lot 2 Urban Lab Challenge, with their …

Ligonier Street Residence

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania<p>Designed for a young, city dwelling couple in Pittsburgh’s popular Lower Lawrenceville neighborhood, the Ligonier Street Residence creates a modern, efficient, durable, and light-filled home that maximizes the building footprint and height allowed by the municipal zoning …

Croghan's Edge Townhomes

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania<p>The Croghan's Edge Townhomes are surrounded by a mix of uses that compromise the residential/commercial corridor in Pittsburgh's dense, urban Lawrenceville neighborhood.<p>Croghan's Edge Townhomes<p>Croghan's Edge Townhomes<p>Croghan's Edge Townhomes<p>The Croghan’s Edge Townhouse …

Contrast House

Toronto, Ontario, Canada<p>DUBBELDAM architecture + design made this Victorian house in Toronto bigger and more energy-efficient. In architecture, as in life, you can often kill two birds with one stone. DUBBELDAM architecture + design demonstrated that recently when tasked with remodeling a …

These 6 Collaborative Coworking Spaces Will Give you Serious Office Envy

The global coworking movement proves that going to work can be inspiring.<p>According to an Officevibe report, 40 percent of the workforce will consist of "freelancers, temps, independent contractors, and solopreneurs by 2020." As the number of "solopreneurs" continues to rise, many choose to work in …

PLATFORM

Culver City, California<p>PLATFORM is an iconic new design quarter located in the Hayden Tract neighborhood of Culver City. It is a collection of retail spaces, offices, and restaurants housed in 6 buildings that wrap around a central courtyard. From the architecture to the tenants, PLATFORM …

Stellar Residences + Townhouses

Truckee, California<p>Working with a progressive developer in the Lake Tahoe area, this collection of townhouses and single-family residences is a modern reinterpretation of the ski chalet. Conceived to be smartly efficient and compact in plan, these ski-in/ski-out homes are designed around social …

Courtyard House on a River

Greenwater, Washington<p>After years of visiting the area as vacationers, one couple builds this striking home for their retirement outside Greenwater, Washington.<p>Over the course of many years, a couple in their late 50s perfected a cherished routine. At the end of every workweek, the pair would leave …

A-to-Z House

San Francisco, California<p>A modest home expands through aggregation, multiplying scaled versions of the original A-type pulled along a twisted Z axis. The result is a double offset – a 2nd story structure to capture sweeping views and a voided landscape carved into the hillside. New forms combine …

Central Ninth Mixed Use Development

Salt Lake City, Utah<p>This project was designed to enhance the emerging vibrancy of the Central Ninth neighborhood and contribute to the future development of this district as one of the most desirable urban zones in Salt Lake City, Utah.<p>The mixed use project incorporates housing and restaurant / …

7 Brooklyn Row Houses Renovations

The dream of owning a Brooklyn brownstone is just one of many reasons why people make the move to the popular outer borough.<p>But beyond the character and nostalgic architecture, brownstones come with their own set of issues. In fact, going through a renovation is often necessary in order to bring …

Slim Is in For These 10 Skinny Homes

As cities grow denser, the popularity of infill development rises. These homes, built to be tall and narrow, are otherwise known as skinny houses. Limited land, though, is only one of the reasons skinny homes are trending.<p>While the most common reason to build upward is a compressed lot, sites in …

16 Modern Spiral Staircases Found In Homes Around The World

Spiral staircases are a popular choice because they can take on so many different looks. They can be tall and narrow and perfect in small spaces, but …

Architecture

These 10 Rooftop Decks Are Always Ready For Outdoor Entertaining

Turning the rooftop of your home or apartment into an outdoor sanctuary is a great way to make use of space that would otherwise be wasted and create …

11 Creative Stair Railings That Are A Focal Point In These Modern Houses

Here are 11 examples of creative stair railings that show how railings don’t have to be boring and can be the focal point in a house.<p>1. A sheet of …

10 Modern Houses With Rock Climbing Walls

Rock climbing is great fun and while most people have to go to rock climbing gyms to get their exercise, some people have built rock climbing walls …

A Contemporary House With Peaked Roofs Arrives On This Street In Austin, Texas

Architecture and interior design firm Dick Clark + Associates, together with Vinson Radke Homes, have recently completed this new home in Austin, …

Living Rooms

A Pair Of Houses With Tall Atriums Sit On This London Site

Architecture firm Thompson + Baroni, together with Stephen Marshall Architects, have designed a pair of new houses that are located in Dulwich, an …

Architecture

This Small Hotel In The Czech Republic Is Made From Shipping Containers

Artikul Architects have designed this small boutique hotel named ContainHotel (because it’s made from shipping containers), in Treboutice, Czech …