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Growers Are Beaming Over The Success Of Lasers To Stave Off Thieving Birds

During every berry-picking season in the Pacific Northwest, blueberry and raspberry growers fight to prevent birds from gobbling up the crop before harvest. This year, some farmers are trying something new to scare away the thieving birds: lasers.<p>Justin Meduri manages a large blueberry farm and …

Birds

These Midcentury Modern Living Rooms Will Convince You to Turn Back Time

The midcentury modern era was known for its sunken living rooms, low-slung seating, bold color combinations, and floating fireplaces—an homage to an …

Mid-Century modern

Neve Monoson House 3 / Daniel Arev Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> About three years ago the clients, a family of five, made contact with me. They told me that they were …

Architecture

Indian engineers are so unemployable that a tech giant will train high-school graduates itself

High schoolers now have a shot at getting jobs college graduates dream of.<p>Starting this April, Noida-based software giant HCL Technologies is going to prepare 200 high-school students for entry-level software engineering jobs. Half of the incoming class will undergo a year’s training at the tech …

High School

Tiny Heirloom unveils 'The Goose' — a custom tiny home with stunning interiors

Once again, the genius design team from Tiny Heirloom has unveiled another spectacular tiny home. Built on a gooseneck trailer, The Goose offers a …

Living Rooms

Updating Antiquity: Using Modular Ceramics to Create New Compositions

Inspired by two of the oldest techniques in architecture, fluting and reeding, Brooklyn-based GRT Architects have developed a series of modular …

Ceramics

What happens when you let computers optimize floorplans

I eagerly await our new AI masters' world of ultraoptimized, uncannily organic, evolving foorplans. Joel Simon:<p>Evolving Floor Plans is an …

Algorithms

Watch us build the Home of the Future

This new video series chronicles the buildout of a prefab home in Austin, Texas—designed with cutting-edge technology, sustainability, and innovation in mind<p>Smart home technology is booming, with strong interest from renters and buyers alike. But as every device and appliance becomes Wi-Fi enabled, …

Prefab Homes

Human Bankers Are Losing to Robots as Nordea Sets a New Standard

Something interesting happened in Swedish finance last quarter. The only big bank that managed to cut costs also happens to be behind one of the …

Business Development

Solar-powered glass PurePod cabins provide the ultimate connection with nature

For those looking to commune with nature, these sustainable all-glass cabins located in idyllic landscapes around New Zealand are just for you. …

Design

This yurt-inspired modern cabin is a holiday getaway in Slovakia

Bratislava-based architect Peter Jurkovič of JRKVC has designed a contemporary cabin by the lake that takes inspiration from traditional yurts. …

Central Asia

Recycled concrete and brick home has zero carbon footprint

There’s plenty of greenery<p>It’s back to basics with this Australian home, a carbon-neutral residence with a scaled-back modern design that makes the most of its small footprint.<p>Designed by the architecture studio Whispering Smith, House A is the first of a trio of homes built from high recycled …

Your Retinas Will Dilate Upon Seeing This Striking Lake House

At this time of year, we're constantly looking out the window and daydreaming about our upcoming summer plans (we see you, Fourth of July). But …

This self-sufficient tiny house is designed to pop up anywhere

If you’ve ever dreamed of living off the grid without giving up contemporary comforts or style, you’ll love Petit Place, a sustainably minded tiny …

Micro-Architecture: 40 Big Ideas for Small Cabins

In spite of their apparent simplicity, small cabins have always been a welcome design challenge in which scale, materiality and habitability must be …

How To Determine How Many LED Lumens You’ll Need To Properly Light Your Space

What is enough light? The question is difficult enough but when faced with having to calculate how much LED lighting you need to create a well-lit …

Dining Rooms

Harvard Researchers Detail the 9 Factors That Make a Healthy Building

Last month Harvard University’s School of Public Health re-launched their Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, introducing new …

Want to Radically Improve Your Life? Ask Yourself 3 Powerful Questions Most of Us Have Never Thought of

Research found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. The bad news? 80 percent of those thoughts are negative and fear-based. Here are three questions to instantly curtail a negative mind.<p>If you're going through the ups and downs of life, maybe thinking about quitting on that …

The Vipp Shelter – The Ultimate Prefab Home Comes Packed With Cool Features

All buildings regardless of their function are usually constructed and planned in relation to their surroundings and the context of their location. …

Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

Costco's Latest Announcement Will Have Millennials Falling Over Themselves to Shop There

Bill Gates thinks this startup can help end world hunger. Now Costco's jumping on the same bandwagon.<p>All millennials do these days is eat avocado toast, right? Avocados are the reason (some say) that millennials can't afford to buy homes.<p>On Shark Tank, Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran also put …

Amazing Prefab Cabins From Around The World

How many times did you feel like you wanted to just get away from everything and everyone and to spend some time in a small cabin in the middle of …

This Elegant Californian Prefab Minimizes Site Disturbance

Thanks to its modular construction, a modern retreat treads lightly on the pristine landscape.<p>When Clive McCarthy and his wife, Tricia Bell, were on the hunt for an escape from San Francisco, they found the perfect spot for their second home three hours north of the Bay Area on a 64-acre site in …

Architecture

MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions to the 9 Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

There’s a Better Answer Than Electric Cars

Erich Sixt, chairman and chief executive officer of the Pullach, Germany-based global car rental company that bears his family’s name, recently described electric cars as a “costly political error” given their still inferior range, long charging times and the huge investment necessary to expand the …

Fossil Fuels

In Sydney, a Modern Indoor/Outdoor Barn for a Landscape Architect and Family

A few weeks back, we featured landscape architect William Dangar‘s own residential landscape in Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Gardenista (see Downsizing a …

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. …

This super-insulated concrete "cabin" hides a surprisingly cozy interior

Brutalist-inspired architecture is usually not the first thing that comes to mind when imagining cozy countryside cabins, but two daring designers …

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Slow Cabins (TM) in Belgium / Xavier Leclair

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> WHY<br>Slow Cabins helps city dwellers recharging their batteries while staying in a stand-alone …