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Gallery: From buried bunkers to hobbit homes - a look at underground living

As well as offering the energy-saving benefits of the surrounding earth acting as insulation, many of these compelling structures seem to disappear …

Architecture

Villa Vingt

Neighboring the Le Relais ski resort in Canada, the Villa Vingt is inspired by its sloped plot. The home is nestled into a snowy bank, opening up …

Architecture

Striking modern home celebrates natural materials for a timeless aesthetic

Minneapolis-based architecture firm Strand Design completed Theodore Wirth Ranch, a beautiful home designed to stand the test of time in both …

Architecture

Cumaru House / Raffo Arquitetura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In a composition of volumes and plans, the building fits between openings and closings, respecting the …

Design

BIG’s LEGO House officially opens to the public in Denmark

It’s finally here—Bjarke Ingels Group’s much-anticipated LEGO House in Denmark officially opens to the public today. Built in the small town of …

The deadly germ warfare island abandoned by the Soviets

During the Cold War, Vozrozhdeniya Island was a top-secret testing ground for deadly Soviet super-pathogens. Despite over two decades of abandonment, their legacy lives on.<p>On the Kazakh-Uzbek border, surrounded by miles of toxic desert, lies an island. Or at least, something that used to be an …

Environmental Health

Will Donald Trump Destroy the Presidency?

He disdains the rule of law. He’s trampling norms of presidential behavior. And he’s bringing vital institutions down with him.<p>Donald Trump is testing the institution of the presidency unlike any of his 43 predecessors. We have never had a president so ill-informed about the nature of his office, …

Donald Trump

This Desert Outpost House Is the Best Part of Idaho

No offence to Idaho but it seems like a random place to live. That is, unless your house looks like this. I mean, in that case, sign me up.The …

Architecture

Inverted Pyramid House

Balancing on a rural hillside in the Spanish region of Matarraña, the Inverted Pyramid House seems to defy the laws of gravity. Like the exterior, …

Ethiopia’s miraculous underground churches

For centuries, the origin of Lalibela’s rock-hewn churches has eluded everyone except locals, who firmly believe they were carved by angels.<p>I have always questioned God’s existence, but in the northern Ethiopian town of Lalibela, I was presented with fairly substantial evidence.<p>Officially Christian …

Archaeology

Mapping U.S. rivers like a national subway system

A transit map for navigating U.S. waterways<p>There’s just something fascinating about subway maps—so much so that designers have gone to great lengths to produce a map of all the world’s subways, subway-style maps of video games, and even an addictive metro-map-themed app. The latest fuel for this …

15 movies you need to see that people agree are absolutely perfect

We've all been there. It's a Friday night and once again you're scrolling through Netflix or the television guide trying to find a good movie.<p>That's where movie fans come in to help. A while back, Reddit user VarrickCarter23 asked the /r/movies subreddit what films they would consider a perfect …

Mad Max

WikiLeaks reveals Brutal Kangaroo program used by the CIA to infect air-gapped computers

WikiLeaks has published more documents revealing the hacking tools used by the CIA. This latest dossier dump includes details on how the agency was …

WikiLeaks

Portage Bay House

Overlooking the water in Seattle, the Portage Bay House takes inspiration from the city's maritime heritage. The exterior is clad in zinc and …

Architecture

West Hills Residence | FIELDWORK Design & Architecture

Located in the West Hills above downtown Portland, the intent of this 1,230 square foot project was to remodel the lower level of the house into an …

Swimming Pools

This mind-blowing home's undulating courtyard lifts up to form sheltered spaces

Beijing-based Arch Studio has revamped a traditional hutong into a beautiful complex wrapped in a winding grey and white walkway that seamlessly …

Architecture

Modern desert house has mountain views, dramatic shadows

Ahh...<p>Concrete is the gift that keeps on giving, if we’re talking about stunning residential architecture. Over on the desert terrain of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a striking home comprising two perpendicular concrete structures rises to frame vast mountain views and a stellar indoor-outdoor …

Modern Tranquility

This modern residence was designed to take full advantage of natural light and air flow from it's fairly open and flat site. Tucked in the surrounding vineyards, this is truly a wine country home fit for gatherings with family and friends, but also respects the clients' individual needs and …

How Right-Wing Media Saved Obamacare

Years of misleading coverage left viewers so misinformed that many were shocked when confronted with the actual costs of repeal.<p>As the Republican Party struggled and then failed to repeal and replace Obamacare, pulling a wildly unpopular bill from the House without even taking a vote, a flurry of …

Health Care

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Peter Thiel

Gamer frustrated with his team smashes his head through his monitor

Ever get so angry you wanted to smash something?<p>A gamer in China who lost a <i>League of Legends</i> match was so mad with his teammates, he smashed his head …

Wood Block Residence Modern Home in Mercer Island, Washington by… on Dwell

Located on the west side of Mercer Island, this house is a reconstruction of one of iconic Seattle architect Fred Bassetti’s earliest designs. Fronting a busy street, the owners wanted to create a protective shelter for family life. While appreciating the classic modern structure, they wanted to …

Architecture

Tokyo Storefronts in Beautiful Watercolor by Mateusz Urbanowicz

Mateusz Urbanowicz aka. Matto, is a very talented illustrator and digital designer. Born and raised in Silesia, Poland, Matto currently lives in …

Bosjes Chapel in South Africa features a sculptural, undulating roof

The striking chapel has glazed walls that frame mountain and orchard views<p>This striking chapel by London-based firm Steyn Studio and local TV3 Architects is located on the Bosjes Farm in the Witzenberg Municipality in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. It features a white, sculptural cast …

Architecture

Ailerons Typeface – Free Font!

Ailerons Typeface, a free font designed by Adilson Gonzales de Oliveira Junior.Inspired by aircraft models from the 1940s, the typeface was …

Typography

McCain attacks Trump administration and inability to 'separate truth from lies'

Republican senator uses Munich speech to reflect on ‘disarray’ in Trump White House, saying president contradicts himself<p>John McCain said on Friday that Donald Trump’s administration was in “disarray” and that Nato’s founders would be alarmed by the growing unwillingness to “separate truth from …

Russia

Modern-Industrial Home Becomes One With The Desert Landscape

For the architects at Olson Kundig, buildings represent bridges between nature and people and their culture. A lot of their projects are focused on …

This $9.5 Million Home Includes a Private Floating Meditation Den

It's the ultimate for modern-design lovers<p>If you're a fan of architect Toshiko Mori, you'll love this Zen Colorado retreat. Situated on 2.5 acres, the $9.5 million, 10,000-square-foot home boasts indoor-outdoor living spaces that highlight the surrounding natural beauty. With four bedrooms and …

Cozy Family Home Artistically Blends Modern And Traditional

Every family has its own idea of how a perfect home should be like. For a family from Switzerland, the perfect home was designed by wohgelmuth & …

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, …