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A-Frame Haus

Heber City, Utah<p>After a deliberate makeover by the builder's granddaughter, this chic hideaway in Utah is welcoming new guests.<br>Located on a private, 20-acre mountain estate near Utah's Uinta National Forest, A-Frame Haus was built 30 years ago by owner and design-lover Kara Van Dyke's grandfather, …

A Dramatic Hotel in Northern Italy Is a Hiker's Refuge

Hidden in the alpine region of South Tyrol, Italy, Hotel Bühelwirt is a stunning, modern take on the hiking hotel.<p>Local practice Pedevilla Architects designed the award-winning Hotel Bühelwirt with thoughtful consideration of light, views and functionality, all towards the goal of creating harmony …

Studio Cottage / Christian Taeubert + Sun Min

‘Studio Cottage’ rediscovers the identity of a Beijing suburban village.<p>The Chinese countryside has been dominated by perceptions of rural …

The Minimalist 3D Wooden Maps Currently Crushing It on Kickstarter

There is something incredibly satisfying about 3D maps that make you want to follow the streets and rivers with your fingers, navigating your way …

Szuflandia Apartments / Brandys Design + Modern House

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The apartments are located on the slope of Mount Kiczera. They are surrounded on three sides by the …

8 Live/Work Spaces We'd Move Into in a Heartbeat

These dynamic live/work spaces bring together the home and office for the best of both worlds.<p>With more and more people seeking a flexible, live/work lifestyle that incorporates a home office, it’s no wonder that this type of residential unit is becoming increasingly popular. Often featuring …

Clever Designs for Perpetual Calendars

…that all have one glaring design flaw<p>For those of you that still use physical calendars, maybe you like having a dozen photos of hapless kittens or …

Store Lauvøya - Bestemorstua / Mikado Arkitektur

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Older buildings are often poorly adapted to the demands of modern life in terms of functionality and …

Bridgestone's Airless Tires Will Soon Let Cyclists Abandon Their Bike Pumps

First revealed way back in 2011, Bridgestone’s airless tires use a series of rigid plastic resin spokes to help a wheel keep its shape as it rolls, …

Summer Olympics

14 Tricks for Maximizing Space in a Tiny Kitchen, Urban Edition

A round-up of ingenious kitchen spaces—some no larger than a closet—that are minuscule yet functional (and full of ideas to steal).<p>1. Do away with …

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Bookman’s Bicycle Cup Holder

With spring on the horizon, the dreams of leisurely bike rides under blossoming trees and lounging in grass covered parks is almost within reach. If …

Ditch the minivan for a Riese & Muller Load full-suspension, dual battery e-cargo bike

Wouldn’t it be great if it was possible to get rid of the family minivan and replace it with a bike? While that doesn’t really seem like a logical or …

Commuting

How to make a macramé plant hanger

1<p>Leonie Freeman<p>Lay out the 6 long pieces of twine or wool so that they are side by side. Pick up the bunch and fold it in half so that you now have …

Hair

Lessons on how to build smart economies from policymakers who’ve done it

The smart city concept has leapfrogged theory to reality, as a growing number of global business capitals and trade hubs have bought in. This new cocktail of next-gen infrastructure, dense urbanization, and commercial clout offers the tantalizing possibility of a smart economy.<p>It might sound like …

Smart Cities

Toronto nurse turns medical waste into a stunning mural

<b>After 28 years of collecting lids, tabs, and connectors, Tilda Shalof was ready to turn them into a work of art.</b><p>Tilda Shalof finds beauty in unusual …

These hydroponic kitchen gardens combine Nordic design & efficient growing technology

<b>Tegren's T-series countertop grow units promise low maintenance and fast growth.</b><p>With spring in the air here in North America, our thoughts often turn …

Henrique Nano Trabisco

Henrique Nano Trabisco

Polanter Vertical Gardening System [video]

The <b>Polanter Vertical Gardening System</b> is a simple and practical kit and is hung onto walls or fences with the brackets provided. The brackets remain …

How To Make A Lighted Pathway With Solar Powered Sun Bricks

If you happen to have some trouble with lighting your patio, then this next idea will make you feel relieved. To avoid using lots of light bulbs and …

Create an Office Anywhere with Fold-Out Convertible Desk

An ideal solution for any room or a small space, this painted black or white writing desk folds away neat and compact. Fold the desk down and you …

Food Storage Container Organizer

Rev-A-Shelf can help restore some sanity with this unique storage solution. The food <b>storage container</b> is made with a sturdy dovetail construction, …

These pared-down cabins were built to inspire classical musicians

Marlboro Music Cottages are found on the campus of Marlboro College in Vermont<p>The Minnesota-founded firm HGA Architects and Engineers, best known for educational, healthcare, cultural, and corporate buildings, has designed a collection of five cabins for VIP guests attending the Marlboro Music …

Floating wooden structures designed by Estonian students navigate seasonally-flooded forests

This summer, architecture and design students took to the Estonian Soomaa forests to build three floating structures on seasonally-flooded lands. …

A Tiny Trailer Home Harvests Solar Power and Rainwater to Save Energy

Architectural Revival: Sustainable Rammed Earth House in Spain

The beautiful little village of <b>Ayerbe</b>, nestled in the Spanish Pyrenees, offers the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous and unique modern rammed earth …

Energy-generating ‘smart bricks’ turn ordinary buildings into efficient living machines

A cool project with an unfortunate acronym, LIAR or Living Architecture is developing construction bricks composed of biofilm that can harness solar …

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