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Never Built New York is a fascinating look at the wild ideas on the city’s cutting room floor

The Queens Museum’s Never Built New York is a fascinating look at all the wild ideas on the city’s cutting room floor<p>What’s the going price for a one-bedroom nestled into an elbow in the struts of the Manhattan Bridge? We’ll never know, and that’s probably for the best, but a new exhibit at the …

This amazing light-filled tiny house packs big style for just $35k

You don’t have to sacrifice style to live a minimal lifestyle. Case in point: this Tiny home may be ultra-compact at just 176-square-feet, but the …

Design

The 25 most beautiful buildings in the world, according to architects

We asked architects to tell us the one building that's a game-changer for building design, inspired them to become architects, or that they simply find stunning.<p>Here are 25 of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to people who build them for a living.

John Cleese's 6 favorite books

<b>The Master and His Emissary by Iain McGilchrist</b> (Yale, $30).<p>This is probably the most interesting, most important book I've ever read. McGilchrist is …

Amazing Photos Of Abandoned Soviet Infrastructure Will Show You the Meaning of Desolate

When the snow reclaims a nation.<p>From 2013 to 2015, Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko traveled thousands of miles to some of the most remote regions of the country to photograph once-proud structures of the Soviet Union that have fallen into ruin. The collection, titled Restricted Areas, focuses …

Federico Babina's ARCHIPLAN Illustrations Analyze the Floorplans of Master Architects

“The architectural plan is a formula to order the anarchy of space.”<p>In these latest images from Federico Babina, the artist explores the design …

Architecture

Dealing with Wood Movement: Design and Understanding

<i>This is the sixth post of an ongoing series about wood. Understanding its nature, the way it moves and changes, and the implications for designers.</i> …

Woodworking

What A Crappy Time To Be Alive: 17th-Century England

When was the worst time and place to be alive?<p>This is an ongoing topic of debate for me, which I think last came up around the time <i>The Witch</i> was released. That one was set in Colonial North America in the 1700s, which struck me as a particularly nightmarish period, perfectly befitting a nightmarish …

Photos: These 1970s brutalist buildings in Serbia look like Star Wars spaceships

Mirko Nahmijas has lived in Belgrade his whole life, but looking through the lens of his Canon 6Dhas helped him see the futuristic buildings looming over his city with new eyes.<p>“When you’re born here you never appreciate it,” he says. “You never notice the buildings.”<p>Nahmijas started shooting …

Architecture