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Blu Homes launches 16 new prefab home designs, including new tiny homes

As a dynamic force in the prefabricated green building industry, Blu Homes has consistently been pushing the boundaries of prefab home design for …

Prefab Homes

Norman Foster: ‘I have no power as an architect, none whatsoever’

Ahead of a major urban design conference, the architect says we must plan for a more sustainable lifestyle – and discusses his disappointment at the likely rejection of his Thames Hub airport<p>“Do you believe in infrastructure?” asks Norman Foster, with challenge in his voice. He does. …

Exquisite solar-powered wooden house in Spain boasts a tiny ecological footprint

This small prefab studio in Spain is a great example of what passive design can achieve. Barcelona-based DOM Arquitectura thoroughly studied the …

Windows spiral towards the roof of Osaka house by Alphaville Architects

Long horizontal windows step around the matt black facade of this family home in Osaka by Alphaville Architects to frame different views of the …

$8,000 home proposed for Mexico

Working under the assertion that Mexico currently has a shortage of affordable housing, Bilbao conducted interviews and workshops with people who may …

First Look at the Skinny 28-Story Hotel Headed For Downtown's Historic Core

How do you fit a 28-story hotel on a tiny little parking lot in Downtown LA? Architects are getting a little crazy with plans for a tall and skinny Lizard In, if this rendering (via Urbanize LA) is to be believed. Adam Sokol Architecture Practice's designs have a section that juts out to match the …

College & University

2B.group Design An Apartment Interior For A Family Of Two And A Dog

Design firm 2B.group have sent us some images of a contemporary apartment renovation they designed for a couple and their dog in Kiev, Ukraine.<p>The …

Why It’s Smart to Ask a Busy Person for Help

They say if you want something done, ask a busy person, even though this idea is somewhat paradoxical. Why, or how, is it that someone with a …

Time Management
Architecture

25 Shockingly Great-Looking Homes Made From Shipping Containers

See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.<p>See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.

10 Microsoft mobile apps that don’t yet exist on Windows Phone

Apple’s iOS is claiming an increasing chunk of the enterprise market, while it also nabs most of the overall smartphone profits. Coupled with the fact that it “only” made $4 billion from its App Store business last year from a mammoth $180 billion-plus in revenue, then it’s perhaps not too …

Apps

15 Functional and Useful Remotes for Your Home.

These smarter remotes for a smarter home are a simple solution instead of having multiple remotes, and these are capable of much more.<p><b>Neeo - The</b> …

Superguide: Insteon Home Automation

Posted by Paul Braren on Jun 23 2013 (updated on Nov 3 2014) in<p>My home automation experiences started painfully, with thirteen years of mixed luck …

Watch Mozilla preview WebGL 2, the first major update to plugin-free 3D graphics in the browser

There were a lot of announcements at Game Developer Conference in San Francisco today, but one flew under the radar: a preview of WebGL 2. Mozilla gave us a sneak peek of what will one day power games and other intensive applications in the browser.<p>WebGL, which stands for Web Graphics Library, is a …

Game Development

Bittorrent Sync Pro lets employees share folders from their PCs

Bittorrent's done beta testing its cloud-alternative Sync tool, so it's now releasing not just the stable version, but also a Pro one for businesses. Sync 2.0 still lets you share folders saved on your computer using web links, but it also comes with an assortment of new features. These include the …

CONFIRMED: Tiny Windows Server is on the way

Cloud OS at the bottom, server in the middle and a dedicated client on topMicrosoft's plans to decompose Windows Server into a far lighter and leaner …

Windows Server

Will Tesla Ever Make Money?

Chris Ziegler presses the pedal of his Tesla Model S. It surges forward silently and instantly -- unlike gas-powered cars that roar and gulp for air …

Tesla
Time Management

101 Proven Practices for Focus

<i>“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”</i> -- Zig Ziglar<p>Here is my collection of 101 Proven Practices …

Time Management

Software Update Home: Internet Download Manager 6.23 Build 3 For Win

<b>Internet Download Manager 6.23 Build 3 For Win</b><p><b>Internet Download Manager 6.23 Build 3 For Windows Full Windows Updated Version Download Free</b><p><b>March 03,</b> …

The Stealth Router: How to Fit a Computer Inside an UPS Case.

Introduction: The Stealth Router: How to Fit a Computer Inside an UPS Case.<p>Ever since I've started using Linux I've been obsessed with doing custom …

Time management 101

<b>A Tutorial for Increasing Productivity</b><p><b>The System</b><p>Choose a system to manage your calendar, tasks, and lists that works well for you.<p>Use a To Do list …

Time Management

America Is Getting Its First Offshore Wind Farm

Offshore wind energy is popular in many parts of the world, but it's never gained traction in the U.S.. Now, a company called Deepwater Wind has …

Build a Home Theater PC From a Broken Laptop and a Tivo

Introduction: Build a Home Theater PC From a Broken Laptop and a Tivo<p>In this instructable, I'll show you how to make a home theater PC out of a …