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Two Houses at Nichada / Alkhemist Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site of two houses at Nichada Village is located in a suburban gated community in Bangkok, Thailand, …

Living Rooms

7 Secret Truths About Happiness

Happiness is something we all want, and even the most cynical among us long to be happy. It is the ultimate reward that life has to offer, but there are many popular misconceptions about what being happy really means. Here are seven hidden truths about the holy grail of emotional states:<p>1. It's Not …

The Motive Behind The Impeachment Of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff will tell the United Nations on Friday that she was the victim of a sexist and sophisticated <i>coup d’etat</i> and that her impeachment on April 17 was illegal. She is only half right.<p>Dilma’s impeachment was most definitely legal. But it was not a <i>coup d’etat</i>, and anyone …

Brazil

Articles about guess which humble material made 100 year old building super energy efficient on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tasked with renovating a dilapidated structure, an architect saw the opportunity for an unconventional eco-friendly design to...<p>This Swedish guesthouse embodied Nordic building traditions for a modern extension.<p>Now that sustainability is de rigeur in the architecture world, it is no surprise that a …

Sustainable Design

Parents can sleep while the kids play in this amazing multi-level master bedroom

Every parent knows how precious those extra couple of hours of sleep are on the weekend. But if your little early risers are in the habit of barging …

Radical Elderly People's Housing Coming To London With An Anti-Loneliness Mission At Its Heart

Innovative housing plans in South London aim to combat loneliness among elderly people by placing them on a busy street where they will share space …

Articles about two part landscaping renovation san francisco on Dwell.com - Dwell

In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has...<p>If you've ever embarked on a renovation in California, you know how challenging the historic preservation laws can be.<p>A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses …

San Francisco

Real Life Decorating Ideas That Cost Next to Nothing

Apartment Therapy house tours are a treasure trove of inspiration and decorating ideas. They are real-life examples of what people do with their …

Dining Rooms

Why people get more stupid in a crowd

The “wisdom of crowds” doesn’t always apply – sometimes group-think nudges people to make wrong-headed decisions.<p>The downstairs room of a central London pub is not where most psychologists would choose to stage an experiment in decision-making, but for Daniel Richardson it is ideal. A researcher at …

Psychology

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

Self-help

You Don’t Need More Free Time

AMERICANS work some of the longest hours in the Western world, and many struggle to achieve a healthy balance between work and life. As a result, there is an understandable tendency to assume that the problem we face is one of <i>quantity</i>: We simply do not have enough free time. “If I could just get a …

Work-life Balance

Bill Gates thinks this simple innovation could remake our cities

But as Bill Gates notes in a recent blog post, those Rs are not equal.<p>"<b>Reusing is much better than recycling</b>," he writes, "<b>because recycling takes yet more energy</b>."<p>Recycling, after all, means melting whatever you're discarding.<p>Gate reflected on re-use after reading "Sustainable Materials with Both …

Is This The House That Will Turn Millennials Into Homeowners?

Millennials are having a hard time entering the real estate market (because the generations before them destroyed it). This affordable, sustainable house is trying to change that.<p>If you were born after 1980, there’s a pretty good chance you don’t own a house. Thanks in part to massive student loans …

Real Estate

How a Toronto office tower gets turned into a condo

Toronto is more than accustomed to new condos - and the demolition of old buildings that often accompanies their construction. So much so that it …

Architecture

Pritzker Prize 2016 awarded to Alejandro Aravena - CNN Style

Architecture

10 unique hotels to stay at before you die

From ice manors in Sweden to al fresco wooden lodges in Botswana to hanging pods in Peru, some hotels can make your trip unforgettable.<p>Here are the ones you need to visit during your lifetime.