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8 Ugly Houses That Don’t Seem Real, But They Are!

Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? These eight ugly houses answer that age-old question with a resounding: Yes!<p>If you’re looking for a rock-solid …

Obsessive Architect Crafts One Tiny Paper Building Every Day for a Year

<i>An earlier version of this article published in August, 2015, one year after Charles Young embarked on his 365-day project. The below article is an updated version that includes Young’s ongoing work, and was featured in</i> Make: <i>Vol 56.</i><p>Back in August 2014, artist Charles Young took on a one-a-day, …

Crafting

The Soviet Architect Who Drafted the Space Race

Galina Balashova's futuristic illustrations propelled the Soviet space program.<p>During the space race in the 1950s and 1960s, the task of designing the look of the Soviet Union's booster rockets, orbital laboratories, space shuttles, and other masterworks of engineering fell to one woman: Galina …

Space Exploration

World's first off-grid Ecocapsule home to hit the market this year, shipping in 2016

1/18<p>Nice Architects Ecocapsule Solar-Powered Off-Grid Egg Home<p>If your fantasy is to live totally off-the-grid anywhere around the world, that dream …

Off-grid

22 beautiful photos of mirror houses disappearing into their surroundings

Like tiny houses before them, mirror houses are the latest architecture trend to make design blogs swoon.<p>Though mirror-encased homes have mainly been cropping up in Europe over the last few years, US design minds are taking notice. These reflective homes capture the stunning (and often secluded) …

Architecture

8 buses converted into gorgeous mobile homes perfect for adventure

1/10<p>Is your dream to travel the open road in a beautiful bus renovation? You’re not alone. Many adventurous DIY-ers have turned their wanderlust …

Portable

Architects Want to Build a "Lord of the Rings" City in England

An ambitious team of architects is looking to make their <i>Lord of the Rings</i>-themed dream a reality. To express their passion for both architecture and fantasy, the designers want to build a fully-functional replica of Minas Tirith–a fictional city that was originally born from the mind of J.R.R. …

Modern Architecture

Breathe responsibly: The vaporized cocktail bar - CNN Style

Written by <b>Sheena McKenzie,</b> for CNN<p>It creeps up on you slowly; that dry, back of the throat, fruity flavor. Within minutes you start to feel the warm sensation of liquor relaxing every limb -- except in this case, you haven't even had a drink.<p>"It's ingested through the lungs and eyeballs," explains …

CNN

Architect Of Minimum Wage Protests Gives Rare Public Testimony Against McDonald's

A top union leader intimately involved in the Fight For 15 campaign testified publicly today as part of a Brazilian senate hearing.<p>Scott Courtney has spent the better part of the past three years working, mainly behind closed doors, on what has become one of the highest profile labor campaigns in …

Solar-powered Suite GO prefab was constructed in just 10 weeks

1/7<p>GO Suite by NOEM<p>Barcelona-based NOEM architecture studio designed and built a modern solar-powered timber home that took just a day-and-a-half to …

Architecture

5 impressive tiny houses you can order right now

Small living, made easy<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>We've seen heaps upon heaps of micro homes crop up with all sorts of eye-popping attributes, whether it'd be glam interiors, wildly low budgets (how does …

Articles about family builds tiny backyard studio even tinier budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>A young couple on the move build a small home that will go wherever life takes them.<p>Nestled in the backyard of a Toronto home, this architect’s self-designed work studio is …

Architecture

The Brick Barn: A Modern English Farmhouse in Norfolk

When Lynch Architects of London set out to convert a pair of 17th-century barns in the North Norfolk village of Thursford into an idyllic, …

Aloft Hotel at the David Whitney is the palace of downtown Detroit

If you haven’t been to Detroit in a while, you probably should. A lot’s changed and it hasn’t even been a year since the city pulled itself out of bankruptcy.<p>Construction hoarding is up all over town: Streetcars are returning to Woodward Avenue and more and more of the city’s famed stone …

Los Angeles

Here's how 12 incredible World's Fair 'leftovers' have held up over time

The fairs have also left behind architectural stamps, forever changing city landscapes and skylines.<p>These "leftovers" represent the challenge that's posed to fair architects: build a structure that represents an idealized vision of the future.<p>While some of these gems — such as the Eiffel Tower and …

Eiffel Tower

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Architect-designed backyard retreat good enough to live in

Photos by J.P. Moczulski<p>“I call High Park my front lawn,” says Norma Gigone, who lives at No. 16 with her husband, Steve Sevsek.<p>The residents of the dead-end street face directly into the woodland that fills the north-west corner of the 161-hectare park.<p>The dense tree canopy doesn’t end at the …

5 Oddball Skyscrapers Underway Around the Globe

An “old-fashioned pen” in Morocco, an “armored block” in Macau, and a billion-dollar “coconut” in Dubai are a few of the wacky and wonderful architectural works on the rise—and there are plenty more on the way.<p>Here’s the skinny on five other unusual structures in the pipeline, from an asymmetrical …

Skyscrapers

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House consumes 90% less heating energy than a conventional house

1/19<p>Pumpkin House passivhaus Northwest<p>This "super-efficient demonstration home" consumes 90% less heating energy than a conventional house, while …

This Crazy Sky Pool Is Either Incredible or Terrifying

It's made entirely of glass and suspended 10 stories in the air.<p>Warning: If you're afraid of heights, you might want to look away. A South London apartment complex is building the first-ever Sky Pool, made of eight-inch-thick glass and suspended 10-stories above ground. At 90-feet-long it will …

Articles about 12 ways literally live large on Dwell.com - Dwell

Want to add a pop of color to your kitchen backsplash or redesign your shower with a cool pattern? Well, we have a solution for...<p>With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.<p>Though some may believe that flowers are more fit for …

Architecture

Jewel Box Villa takes energy-efficient green homes to a hip new level in Switzerland

1/12<p>Jewel Box by design paradigms<p>This eco-friendly villa in Switzerland, designed by Chinese studio design paradigms, is an energy-efficient, …

Articles about rustic shipping container home built budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

Repurposed shipping containers have popped up all over the place in surprising ways—from homeless solutions in South Africa, to...<p>Gone are the days when shipping containers were used solely for transportation and storage.<p>With the South Coast of Australia as its backdrop, this thoughtfully …

Shipping Containers