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Steven Holl-designed guest house makes case for unique geometries

The quirky exterior belies interiors that cross cozy with luxe<p>Well this is a fun Friday find: Steven Holl Architects, the New York City-based firm whose founder frequently lands on folks’ Pritzker Prize prediction lists (including ours), designed this quirky, cool house in the upstate New York town …

Architecture

Yale researchers map 6,000 years of urban settlements - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

As the growth of cities worldwide transforms humans into an "urban species," many scholars question the sustainability of modern urbanization. But in …

Hostile architecture and defensive design are the subtle design features that make cities feel more hostile.

<i>Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world’s hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook and Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter.</i><p>There's a fearsome fence …

How a Holistic Health Development in Baton Rouge May Change Urban Planning

A Perkins + Will plan for Louisiana may be medicine for what ails urban healthcare<p>Located far from nationally recognized research centers or urban clusters of top universities, the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, may not seem like fertile ground for a big advancement in community health care. But a …

These dystopian cityscapes were all designed by a computer program

The London-based programmer and designer is the mastermind behind a newly released series of computer-generated cityscapes that look straight out of the movie "Inception."<p>"I was interested in the idea of 'creating' a virtual city, but realised I could never design such an amount of detail," Brown …

As A Guerrilla Movement, Tiny Homes May Emerge As Alternative To Shelters

Tiny homes, which can be as little as 50 to 300 square feet, are growing in popularity as a solution for the homeless. In Chicago, advocates want to build tiny houses to serve a specific marginalized group — homeless youth, especially those who identify as LGBTQ.<p>"Most of the cities in the country …

How a Street Artist Secretly Painted an Urban-Scale Mural in Cairo

All over the world street artists have become famous by surreptitiously adding swabs of paint or wheatpaste to city walls. But the most remarkable …

Streetwear

Twitter and Paris’ Plume Labs launch pigeons with air pollution sensors over skies of London

Perhaps it was only a matter of time before Twitter actually started working with real, live birds.<p>The company with a bird logo that gave us the “tweet” has partnered with Plume Labs of Paris and DigitasLBi to launch a flock of Internet-connected pigeons to monitor air pollution in London.<p>Plume …

Air Pollution

Horror movies do something strange and incredible to your brain

That's a powerful effect.<p>Think of the last time you jumped, yelped, or gasped during a horror film.<p>"Usually when we're watching something we've shut down the motor regions of the brain, and yet those stimuli [from a shocking scene] are so strong that they overcome the inhibition to the motor …

Pick Locks Like In The Movies: Using a Bobby Pin

Sure, many of us don’t hold our hair in place with bobby pins, but just in case we need to break into a secure location, like the broom closet we …

Great wall: AGi architects' Kuwaiti house offers more than meets the eye

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Architecture

See IKEA's storage-maximizing makeover of a 300-sq-ft studio apartment in the Bronx

1/18<p>See IKEA's smart makeover of this 300-sq-ft Bronx studio apartment<p>With a wedding to pay for next year, engaged couple Delvon and Will have been …

Why the calorie is broken

There’s a serious problem with the way we measure food – and it may mean you’re consuming much more than you realise. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of the podcast Gastropod report.<p>“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.”<p>Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, …

Nutrition

The man who created Paris

In the 19th Century George-Eugène Haussmann completely redesigned and rebuilt the French capital. Jonathan Glancey describes how the city of today was born.<p>Paris remains one of the world’s most visited cities, and of those tens of millions drawn to its remarkably compact centre each year, the …

6 Amazing Elevated Gardens

<i>By Lise Funderburg for Architectural Digest.</i><p>In urban centers around the world, the loss of public green space to private development has prompted innovative designers to make greenways out of no ways. Most famously, decommissioned transit lines are repurposed as promenades; notable examples include …

10 reasons to get excited about design in 2016

Despite a fast rise to prominence, digital design is still a relatively youthful field of study.<p>As such there’s always a level of excitement surrounding new user interfaces. Of course, a front-end developer who spends hours trying to get a button to do what it’s supposed to might disagree, but in …

How to Bring China's Ghost Towns Back to Life

<i>In this article, originally published in Metropolis Magazine's Point of View blog as "The Real Problem with China's Ghost Towns" , author Peter</i> …

India's Evolution vs. China's Revolution

<i>This article, by Austin Williams, originally appeared in</i> <i>The Asian Age</i> <i>as "India, China: Talk of the Town." Williams is the co-author of Lure of the</i> …

Six Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever

It seems counterintuitive, right? Rip out eight lanes of freeway through the middle of your metropolis and you’ll be rewarded with not only less …

Urban Design

Engineers Combine Biological Energy-Harvesting with Electronic Circuits

The future promises bomb-sniffing dogs on a chip and so much more.<p>Engineers at Columbia University have, for the first time, successfully plugged an electronic circuit into a biological energy-harvesting system constructed only from raw molecular materials. The advance, described Monday in Nature …

Namibia’s Semi-Nomadic Himba People Captured in Unforgettable Photographs

The Ovahimba are semi-nomadic cattle breeders who live in the Kaokoveld region of south western Africa, an arid but beautiful scrubland along which …

7 Reasons Architecture (As We Know It) Is Over

<i>Steve Mouzon,</i> <i>a principal of Studio Sky and Mouzon Design,</i> <i>is an architect, urbanist, author, and photographer from Miami. He founded the New Urban</i> …

These 2 charts basically tell the entire global demographic story

There are basically two big demographics stories in the world right now:<p>The populations of emerging economies are young and growing, while the populations of developed economies are aging and/or shrinking.<p>You can see them both in the charts shared by HSBC's James Pomeroy below, where India is proxy …

Fall's Best Fashion Ads, from Alexander Wang to Zara

Screw January — as far as fashion is concerned, September marks the start of a fresh year. Not only is Fashion Week around the corner, but the biggest magazine issues of the year are plopping on doorsteps, fattened by pages and pages of glorious ads. The advertising images that run in September …

How to Shoot Product Photos With One Light

Screenshot taken from the video<p>Dan over at Adorama Pro has come up with one of the coolest and smartest ways to shoot product photos on seamless …

Top 6 Science Inventions You Probably Haven't Heard Of

<b>High school students from Southeast Asia protect the environment with inventions that challenge the status quo.</b><p>Did you know bamboo can be used to …

Creating a High Key Landscape Using Lightroom in 6 Simple Steps

High key landscapes are often dramatic and emotive images. They typically work best in black and white but can sometimes work well in color using …

Top Web Design Trends for 2015

There’s no clear-cut scientific formula to great design because it’s undoubtedly considered more of an art than a science. Strangely there are many …

This Experimental Journey Through Lights Was Made with DSLRs in a Car at Night

Kevin McGloughlin of Sligo, Ireland created this captivating music video for the song “Never Knew” by Sunken Foal. He tells us his use of “lights and …

5 Office-Design Trends to Supercharge Your Workspace | Inc.com

This summer, the decision was made to move DigitalRelevance's office downtown, and we wanted a new look and feel that would maximize employee creativity and innovation through a thoughtful reinvention of our workspace.<p>Naturally, we looked to fellow tech companies in the area and resources such as …