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17 Of The Best Views From The Window Seat

The beverage cart is majestic and all, by why sit in the aisle when you could basically watch an IMAX nature film from the window seat?<p>We asked travelers for their all-time favorite views from the airplane window, and the resulting images are nothing short of stunning.<p>Take a look -- and never book …

Butter vs. Margarine: What's The Difference?

The butter vs. margarine debate is a confusing one. Which spread is healthier?<p>Butter is made from milk or cream. That's really it. Some consumers are concerned about its high levels of saturated fat, and this concern brought margarine to the dairy aisle. Margarine's make-up is a bit more …

Rem Koolhaas and the New Frontline of Transformation

When you abandon the countryside in favour of the city, what do you leave behind? In a recent essay for Icon Magazine, OMA co-founder Rem Koolhaas …

Karakoy Loft / Ofist

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Is a 180m2 penthouse belonging to a 45 year old bachelor, in the heart of Istanbul, facing an old …

Spotlight: Le Corbusier

Born in the small Swiss city of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris—better known by his pseudonym Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – …

Attic Loft Reconstruction / B² Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This loft apartment located in a late 19th century house presents an interesting challenge: how to …

Steven Holl Granted Approval for Taiwan ChinPaoSan Necropolis

<b>Steven Holl Architects</b>’ schematic design for the Taiwan ChinPaoSan Necropolis has been approved. The scheme, planned for an oceanfront property just …

Rue Losserand / atelier 100architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This construction has been built in the historic center of Tours. It has three 20m2 levels.<p>The whole …

Red Architecture Wins Top New Zealand Prize for “Innovative Black Barn”

Red Architecture’s “innovative black barn” has been awarded the ADNZ's (Architectural Designers New Zealand) 2014 Supreme National Design Award for …

ARCHIWINDOW: A Glimpse Through "The Eyes of Architecture"

In his latest series, ARCHIWINDOW, Federico Babina draws some inspiration perhaps from the headline exhibition the Venice Biennale, investigating …

How Venezuela’s Espacios de Paz Project is Transforming Community Spaces

The Espacios de Paz (<i>Spaces for Peace</i>) project in Venezuela is turning “zones of danger” into “zones of peace” through participatory design in …

Olive Grove House / Team Green Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This small single level energy efficient house is located near the end of the Kawarau Gorge, in Central …

Home 11 / i29 interior architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A formerly garage space in Amsterdam’s area de Pijp, turned into a spacious house naturally lit by large …

Architecture

'People's Palaces': Behind The Scenes at Mecanoo's Upcoming Exhibition in Berlin

<b>Mecanoo</b> have shared with us a behind the scenes look at their upcoming exhibition at Berlin's Aedes Architecture Forum, entitled <i>People's Palaces</i>. …

NH House / Marc Rifà-Rovira

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Single family house located on the outskirts of a small mountain village in the countryside of …

GELM Annex / Díaz Paunetto Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project involves a second commission from the Guardería Ecológica La Mina. Like the first …

The Bradley Black tactile timepiece launches exclusively at Dezeen Watch Store

<b>Dezeen Watch Store:</b> The Bradley, the tactile timepiece nominated for Design of the Year and our fastest-selling watch, is now available in a striking …

Nendo's 3D-moulded light shades use traditional washi paper

Japanese studio Nendo has teamed up with a traditional Japanese paper moulding specialist to create a collection of pendant light shades with a …

Wall-Mounted Kraft Paper Roll Dispenser

Despite all the advances in technology, there’s nothing better than good ol’ paper and pen. Whether to make lists, sketch, or to leave a message, …

Architizer

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

Awe-inspiring ancient sites

Taken from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, may we present a bevy of BC (or thereabouts) beauties that have stood the test of time without losing any of their ability to drop your jaw.<p>Pyramids of Giza, Egypt<p>Egypt’s a country rich in both World Heritage sites and tourist clichés, and at the …

Ancient History