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Building Momentum: 10 Clever Examples of Color-Coded Circulation

<i>Looking to find perfectly colored circulation for your next project? Search stairs and railing options on</i> <i>Source, Architizer’s new community marketplace for building-products. Click here to see if you qualify — it’s free for architects.</i><p>Color orients and guides. When combined with elements like …

Santa Monica

Wood Lift / Roll Doors

Quality construction and thermal integrity, plus ease of use are all standard characteristics of our rolling doors. Hardwood frames create strength, durability and low maintenance. Custom built to whatever sizes your designs call for, these doors become signatures in homes and buildings. Our custom …

Architecture

“Arena du Pays d’Aix“

The new handball arena was a collaboration between Auer Weber, in Munich, and Christophe Gulizzi, in Le Tholonet. The arena is situated on a freeway intersection in the south-west of Aix-en-Provence. The façade is made up of metallic ellipses stacked like layered contours.

France

Giant glass orb in Paris is wrapped with a rotating solar sail that follows the sun

Architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines teamed up to create the stunning, solar-powered Seine Musicale located on Seguin Island in Paris. The …

Solar Power

Vernacular Architecture: The Indigenous Materials and Construction Techniques of Ghana

In envisioning architecture, materiality and form-making is never far behind. Situated in specific cultural settings, factors ranging from soil profiles to topographic conditions bear direct influences on the architectural language of a people. Referred to as indigenous or vernacular architecture, …

Midcentury-inspired California home is an indoor-outdoor dream

Designed by Klopf Architecture<p>Klopf Architecture, the San Francisco firm known for its midcentury modern-inspired residences and renovations of Eichler homes, has designed a bright and airy ranch-style home in Orangeville, a community in Sacramento, California.<p>Taking cues from midcentury design, …

Layouts That Reveal The Advantages Of Having A Kitchen Peninsula

The island is probably the most common accent piece for a kitchen but it’s usually something that only large kitchens can accommodate. Islands go …

Construction Techniques: 7 Innovative Ways to Build With Bamboo

Bamboo has long been used in architecture, but in more recent years, it has been increasingly used to supplement other materials. Bamboo may be used during construction, or as an ornamental element on a building’s façade. Few works of contemporary architecture use bamboo as a primary building …

'it is a garden' house in japan organized around five courtyards

<b>façades of concrete and glass enclosing five private courtyards characterize this dwelling in nagano, japan, designed by architects hiroi ariyama and</b> …

Architecture

'70s Fallingwater-inspired home asks $3.5M

It’s located in Greenwich, Connecticut<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Greenwich, Connecticut<p><b>Price:</b> $3,500,000<p>In Greenwich, we have what the …

The Emmons House Modern Home in Mill Valley, California by Donn Emmons on Dwell

A 1949 architect's shed up on the hill above Richardson Bay in Marin, California. The humble 1300-square-foot "tree house" was designed and built by a young Donn Emmons as a first personal residence for his new family. The house was truly experimental for its time—a main square floor plan with a …

San Francisco Bay Area

Steven Holl Architects Designs Library and Campus Masterplan in Malawi, Africa

Steven Holl Architects have revealed plans for a new library and campus design in Malawi, coinciding with the project’s approval by The Miracle for …

This plant-covered Singapore skyscraper is the tropical building of the future

Steel and glass skyscrapers may work in the climates of New York City or San Francisco, but in tropical Singapore they heat up fast. So WOHA …

Skyscrapers

A unique semi-underground home in an artificial mountain!

Today we bring to you a stunningly innovative creation by the architects at <i>KRFT</i>, which was nominated for several awards. Baptized “Dutch Mountain”, …

Biodegradation

8 beautiful houses that were very cheap to build

Less is more with these modern home designs, using sustainable architecture and low-cost housing technology to construct your dream home on a small …

Sustainability

This Tropical House Is Almost Completely Open To The Outside

This recently completed home in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, is nestled between the jungle and the beach. Designed by Benjamin Garcia Saxe, the home is a …

This Serene Outdoor Sanctuary Has Sculptural Concrete Seating

Sometimes, you just need a place to relax and unwind, which is exactly what Belzberg Architects have designed for this cancer treatment and research …

President Of Nintendo Talks About Nintendo NX And Wii U Mistakes

Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, has discussed some of the mistakes the company made in launching the Wii U. Speaking in an …

Jaw-Dropping Homes by Brazilian Architects Photos

View as Slideshow<p>Designed by architect Marcio Kogan’s firm, Studio MK27, Casa Corten in central São Paulo features a high-ceilinged ground-floor living space with retractable glass doors that open onto the back garden.<p>Photo: ©Richard Powers<p>The São Paulo home of architect Marcelo Ferraz, a founding …

Prince Philip Residence by Thellend Fortin Architectes

Thellend Fortin Architectes have completed the expansion of a single-storey residence in Montreal, Canada, that was originally built in the …

Frank Gehry Is Right: 98% Of Architecture Today 'Has No Respect For Humanity'

At a press conference in Spain a few weeks ago, a journalist asked world-famous architect Frank Gehry what he would say to critics who accuse him “of practicing showy architecture.” Gehry, who was in town to receive a prestigious Princess of Asturias Award, responded by extending his middle finger. …

The Madison Park House in Seattle, Washington, is the latest custom-spec house to be designed and built by First Lamp. More photos here: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/11/21/madison-park-house-by-first-lamp/

Muji's Latest Pre-Fab Re-Thinks the Design of a House

As we've written before, building an urban home in Japan comes with two built-in issues: Earthquakes and tight spaces. Muji's latest iteration of …

3 Beautiful Homes Under 500 Square Feet (Floor Plans Included)

• 1 |<p>The first home we are featuring comes in at only 32 square meters (344 square feet).<p>2 |<p>A beautiful wood platform bed is separated from the main …

The North Bay Residence by Prentiss Architects

August 13, 2014<p>Share this …