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45 Construction Terms & Concepts All Architects Should Know

For most recent graduates, it quickly becomes evident that what you learn in architecture school is not necessarily enough to become a confident …

Architecture

House in Minamiyukigaya by Hugo Kohno Architect Associates

House in Minamiyukigaya is a minimal home located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Hugo Kohno Architect Associates. The building contains two independent …

An Old Grain Silo Makes an Enchanting Tiny Home in Phoenix

Tucked into the urban grid, a 340-square-foot grain silo becomes an unexpected desert oasis that overcomes several design challenges.<p>From the 17-foot, operable slot window of a converted grain silo in Phoenix, Arizona, you can see straight into the city center. Though it’s a mere 700 feet from the …

Architecture

This Australian Home Is a Study in Simplicity and Style

Careful detailing and attention to scale ensure that this dwelling in Ballarat, Victoria, is elegant and fuss-free.<p>Led by Australian firm Eldridge Anderson, this project was commissioned during the early planning stages of the subdivision in which it sits. "At that time, the site was essentially a …

Dining Rooms

Budget Breakdown: A Portland Couple Design and Build a Compact Home For $222K

An architect and construction engineer couple build a sustainable, 624-square-foot abode for $221,580—here's how the numbers add up.<p>Small, secondary homes are popping up everywhere in Portland, Oregon—including in the backyard of Scott Mooney and Lauren Shumaker. Dive into the costs of …

Living Rooms

Exploring LEGO® House (Home of the Brick) in Denmark

Hope everyone has enjoyed a beautiful Weekend, I guess as part of our routine we would surf on Netflix just to cool off the week by watching a movie …

Wearable Architecture: 11 Architecture-Inspired Jewelry Lines

Let’s face it. You can spot a design enthusiast from miles away thanks to his or her remarkably unique style. Whether it’s their one-of-a-kind …

Zaha Hadid Architects Wins Competition for Russian Black Sea City Masterplan

Zaha Hadid Architects has won an international competition for the Admiral Serebryakov Embankment masterplan in the city of Novorossiysk on Russia’s …

75 Types of Wood Ranked by Hardness

Ever wondered about the hardest and softest woods in the world? As architects, we're all pretty familiar with the softest: Balsa. Its material …

Large Windows and Glazed Doors Let This Modern Cabin Mingle With Nature

Nestled at the base of a dramatic rocky butte, a tiny cabin in the woods of Washington blurs the distinction between indoors and out.<p>Towering ponderosa pines and a steep, boulder-strewn slope form a dramatic backdrop for the low-slung Chechaquo Lot 6 Cabin, a sleek retreat that seems to float atop …

Living Rooms

Photo-Series Provides an Abstracted Look at China's Iconic Architecture

A decade ago, a wave of striking architecture invaded major Chinese cities as the country prepared for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2010 Shanghai …

10 highlights from Jim Olson's six decades in architecture

From a party bunkhouse to a hotel with a pool dropping to the ocean, we've rounded up 10 key projects by US architect Jim Olson, co-founder of …

Huawei’s new MateBook X Pro is the best laptop right now

You won’t find another laptop with more bang for your buck<p>There are many products that cross my desk for review, and very few of those products surprise me. I’ve been doing this for long enough that I can generally guess how a device is going to perform or work before it even gets to me.<p>Huawei’s …

Consumer Tech

This Prefab Cabin Offers an Affordable Answer to Island Construction

A cost-effective modular retreat embraces the landscape on a Lake Superior island in Wisconsin.<p>With its inviting sandy shores and pristine forests, Wisconsin’s Madeline Island on Lake Superior has long been renowned as a summer destination. Yet high costs of construction due to its remote location …

Lake Superior

Casa Terra / Bernardes Arquitetura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Casa Terra arises from the intercalation of parallel walls made of pigmented concrete that are …

OnePlus 6 review: A big step closer to the perfect smartphone

I still remember that day, more than four years ago, when OnePlus came out of nowhere with its promise "to spare no expense" to bring us "the perfect smartphone." Ever since then, the OnePlus handsets have consistently punched above their weight against the other flagships, especially in terms of …

Phones

I saw the Red Hydrogen One phone with my own eyes

It's been 10 years since we had a 'Hey dude, check out my phone' experience.<p>Jim Jannard, Red

10 architects and designers that are championing afrofuturism

Afrofuturism has become the buzzword for the fast-growing creative scene across Africa. Here are 10 figures that are championing the movement.<p><b>Osborne</b> …

Black Panther

A storage shed is transformed into a bespoke light-filled home in London

London-based architecture firm De Rosee Sa has given an old storage shed a new lease on life by converting it into a bright, bespoke family home. …

Parque do Rola Moça Visitors Center / TETRO Arquitetura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Rola-Moça State Park is one of the most important green areas of the State of Minas Gerais. Located …

Royal Academy expansion reveals hidden life of art schools

The architect Sir David Chipperfield would be quite happy if you visited his £56m expansion of the Royal Academy of Arts and couldn’t quite tell what he had done. Unlike the British Museum’s Great Court or Tate Modern’s Switch House, the illustrious Piccadilly pile in central London celebrates its …

These BIG-Inspired Posters Highlight the Evolving “Syntax” in Architecture

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has a knack for combatting a variety of complex issues via its step-by-step approach, yielding a design that seems almost …

A cluster of wooden cabins create a serene weekend retreat in Norway

Norwegian firm Stinessen Arkitektur built this cluster of wooden cabins that peer out over the picturesque fjords of Norway. The weekend retreat is …

This Is the App That’s Converting Architects Over to Apple

Technology has changed the way many architects work. Portable touchscreen devices, along with the latest software applications, have streamlined the …

Gallery: The best new buildings from around the world

The 20 buildings that make up this year's Awards for International Excellence are drawn from RIBA's previous International Prize. Just one of these …

Mask House

Overlooking the lake where the owner lost his younger brother, the Mask House is a solemn space of contemplation. The entry is placed at the end of a …

Architecture

Brooklyn Passive House Plus / Baxt Ingui Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> 78 Third Place–the first Passive Plus House built in the United States–included a rehabilitation of a …

Architecture

Loft São Paulo / treszerosete

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The 80m2 loft should fit perfectly with the way of life of the client who is young and single. Another …

São Paulo

Unique Fuzzy House offers locals a public shortcut through the building

When architecture studio Situation-based Operation (SO) was asked to create a home in Chiang Mai, the brief came with an unusual request: preserve an …

Architecture

Zaha Hadid's only house finally completes in Russian forest

New photographs and a movie reveal Zaha Hadid's only completed private residence – a house in the Barvikha Forest near Moscow, for a man she called …