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The Most Beautiful Tech Office Of The Year

Lightspeed’s new office in Montreal looks as though someone smashed a graphic design book into an old train station.<p>Place Viger in Montreal symbolized an age of glamorous travel and cosmopolitan ambition. Constructed in 1898, the train station was done up like a French chateau. But time wasn’t kind …

REX Architecture to replace Gehry on World Trade Center performing arts centre job

New York-based architecture firm REX has been chosen to design a performing arts centre at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, replacing …

Skyscrapers

10 Nifty New Things That Could Make Our Homes Smarter and Greener

Washington, D.C.<p>Looking to spruce up your home? New options, showcased at this year’s Greenbuild trade show, could make it safer, prettier and more efficient.<p>A slew of new products, including bacteria-eating paint and Apple Watch-controlled lighting, could transform how our homes work in the future.<p>…

Articles about 6 modern houses portland on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the …

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These Parks Are Reclaiming Ugly Urban Underpasses as Public Space

Manhattan’s rails-to-trails High Line sparked a global trend of turning old transit infrastructure into parks. But a new breed of public spaces …

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Peter Rich: Move outside the comfort zones of the normal stereotype

The Cave: Site-Sensitive Design Bridges Nature and Modern Architecture

Building a modern home inside a protected eco-zone is a task that requires both sensitivity towards the natural bio-network that already exists and …

Architecture

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Cape Town unleashes its inner 'design diva'

At the start of the year Cape Town became the first African city to assume the mantle of World Design Capital ( www.wdccapetown2014.com), an accolade previously held by Turin, Seoul and Helsinki.<p>Some 450 ideas have been chosen as official WDC2014 projects and events that encapsulate the Mother …

15 Creative New Designs For Solving The Urban Housing Crisis

From floating houses to super-skinny ones, here’s how cities of the future can reimagine how they build to accommodate growing populations.<p>Like San Francisco or Tokyo, London is a terrible place to try to find a place to live. Thanks to a lack of supply, a two-bed flat in Central London sells for …

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Articles about 5 modern homes striking green roofs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.<p>Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by...<p>It’s been …

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A glimpse inside some of the most beautiful synagogues around the globe

A dozen historic and glorious synagogues – from Jerusalem to New York and beyond.<p>Eldridge Street Synagogue, New York. (photo credit: WASABI …

Take a look at the best new skyscraper in the world

For the first time ever, China has won the Emporis Skyscraper Award, the highest honor given to new buildings.<p>Designed by a team of architects led by Zaha Hadid, Beijing's Wanjing SOHO building earned this year's top spot from a pool of over 300 buildings for its elegantly sloped structure and …

The 10 best new skyscrapers in the world

Based on their sustainability, efficiency, and clever design, they represent the top contenders for the 15th annual Emporis Skyscraper Award.<p>While this year's top prize went to a Zaha Hadid project in Beijing, New York has finally reappeared on the list after a two-year absence.<p>Keep scrolling to …

Interview: Photos Capture the Rarely-Seen Interior of a Lavish Abandoned Castle

Martino Zegwaard has always been drawn to the art of photography. As a young boy, he made sure to bring a camera along on all of his family's travels. Later in life, he continued to embrace this passion as he pursued an education in the arts. He serendipitously discovered urban exploring, which led …

The Rise of Wooden Skyscrapers

The search for eco-friendly alternatives to fuel-intensive concrete and steel is pushing modern wood buildings to record-breaking heights.<p>Earlier this month, the University of British Columbia announced that construction on its new student residence was set to begin. No ordinary residence, the …

10 Strangest Buildings in the World You Have to Visit

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>This isn't any ordinary travel list, but then again, you're not an ordinary traveler. For the unorthodox globe-trotter, no bucket list is complete without some of the strangest buildings the world has to offer. From Brazilian museums to amazing Las Vegas hotels, these …

These Incredible Treehouses Are for Grown-Ups Only

One architecture firm makes sky-high structures that are just too cool for kids.<p>Just because we're adults doesn't mean we stop dreaming about living in a treehouse one day. But unlike in our childhood, now we imagine ours with a sleek modern design, a fully furnished interior, and <i>not</i> in our …

Articles about 22 expert tips and tricks designing small dwellings on Dwell.com - Dwell

Of course, a little decor is great while on vacations, but it's the rigors of your day to day work routine that can benefit the...<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>Equipped with 25 years of experience designing bathrooms, Melbourne–based GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens gives us …

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Why We're Only Just Discovering Some of Frank Lloyd Wright's "Lost" Homes

If you live in a building older than a few decades, you’ve probably daydreamed about what the world was like when it was built—or who designed it. …

An early look at Elon Musk's Gigafactory, a building that could change the world

For those unfamiliar, Tesla describes its massive 5.5 million square-foot Gigafactory as a way to "accelerate the world's transition to sustainable transportation."<p>The first Gigafactory, located outside Sparks, Nevada, is an ambitious manufacturing facility that plans to build the batteries for …

Are these nine structures the world’s most impractical buildings?

“We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us.” Winston Churchill’s 1943 aphorism is perhaps the most often-quoted exposition of the …

North Korea's architecture is surprisingly impressive and expectedly weird

He does it to teach people about architecture.<p>Bonner recently walked Tech Insider through his tour, beginning at the Arch of Reunification that welcomes people into Pyongyang, the capital city, to the Monument to Party Founding — with its stoic hammer, brush, and sickle.

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