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Live off-grid in this Nordic inspired tiny pop up house

When it comes to alternative ways of living, every year, more and more options are being designed, created and invented, with all the joys and individuality of modern 21st century life. With that in mind, world-famous architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has teamed up with Klein to create a simple …

Architecture

Why are we living in an age of anger – is it because of the 50-year rage cycle?

A neighbour objected to a young couple from Newcastle being naked in their own home. “We are sick of seeing big bums, big boobs and little willy,” was the core message of the note, crescendoing to: “We will report you both for indecent exposure.” It is such a small thing, banal, without …

The Tale of Grimes' Insane 2009 Houseboat Adventure: The Best Thing You'll Read All Day

<i>Photo by Erik Sanchez</i><p>Do you hear Mark Twain in the new Grimes record, <i>Visions</i>?<p>A June 2009 report from the Minnesota newspaper <i>The Star Tribune</i> (via ShantyBoatLiving.com) describes Claire Boucher's <i>Huck Finn</i>-style DIY houseboat adventure with William Gratz, a friend she met at college in Montreal. It's …

Mississippi River

Interlocking indoor and outdoor levels bring Japanese house close to nature

For this lakeside house in Japan, Tokyo-based studio Sugawaradaisuke used five interlocking levels to create multiple viewing platforms both inside …

Architecture

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

The best recent science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz; Blackfish City by Sam J Miller; The Wolf by Leo Carew; The Silenced by Stephen Lloyd Jones and The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S Buckell<p><b>Autonomous</b> (Orbit, £8.99) is the debut novel from Annalee Newitz, a science journalist and co-founder of the SF …

Science Fiction

28 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Well Worth Checking Out in March

Spring is almost here, and with it a fresh crop of science fiction and fantasy books to fill your shelves—with stories about werewolves, witches, …

Modern prefab home is all steel and wood

An indoor-outdoor paradise<p>For a weekend home focused on outdoor living, you don’t need a lot of interior space—at least, that was the thinking of the owners of this sweet holiday home in Morelos, Mexico. Designed by SOA Soler Orozco Arquitectos, these steel-framed platforms are largely open to the …

Love Is Metaphysical Gravity - The Plus Paper

<b>This Photographer Gives You a Glimpse of Earth’s Extremities</b><p>Taken on Spitsbergen, in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, <b>Reuben Wu</b>’s images detail …

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017

Adam Roberts finds floods in Manhattan, magic in Paris and a shortage of electricity across the world<p>A year ago, Amitav Ghosh usefully stirred things up with his rebuke to “realist” modes of writing. Where, he asked, is all the fiction about climate change? Well, it turns out that the answer is …

Science Fiction

4 Anti-Inflammatory Detox Drinks Docs Swear By To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

Getting rid of belly bloat is as easy as sipping a drink. Try these tasty quenchers from Dr. Luiza Petre, MD, director of the Medi-Weightloss …

Five Precepts of Buddhism Explained

The broad category of moral conduct has been codified throughout the history of Buddhism, beginning in the Buddha’s time, into five precepts for …

Carney Logan Burke creates barn-shaped guest house in rural Wyoming

US firm Carney Logan Burke Architects has used reclaimed wood to build this gambrel-roofed dwelling, which sits on a remote site and looks toward a …

Untouched post-and-beam with soaring atrium asks $790K

The original Deck House design was built in 1982<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> Ridgefield, Connecticut<p><b>Price:</b> $789,900<p>An original Deck House …

A Nurturing Family Home / Takashi Okuno & Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The clients have 3 children and they are busy looking after them. The brief is for a large 2-story house …

Go Logic launches line of prefab homes with New England aesthetic

American design-build firm Go Logic has created a range of factory-made dwellings that were designed using passive house standards and can be …

Dreamy treehouse hidden in Woodstock offers magnificent Catskills views

A perfect getaway surrounded by nature is hidden away near the town of Woodstock. UK-based Antony Gibbon Designs crafted this blissful retreat, …

Living Rooms

Berkshire House

Resting on a rocky ledge in rural Massachusetts, the Berkshire House puts a loft apartment in amongst the trees. The site's biggest obstacle became …

LC Ranch

Located in Montana's Gallatin River valley, the LC Ranch is a modern union of the primitive architecture of the region. The home's primary form is …

This Scifi Horror Short Contains One of the Creepiest Space Monsters We've Ever Seen

Jerónimo Rocha’s scifi horror short <i>Dédalo</i> is reminiscent of <i>Alien</i> in both visuals and story. It follows a woman who appears to be the lone survivor of …

White Line House

Minimal in both its design and environmental impact, the White Line House is a striking addition to the town of Almaty, Kazakhstan. Set upon stilts, …

Science-Fiction and Fantasy New Releases: 5/23/17

<b>HARDCOVER</b><p><i>Azrael</i><br>by Gav Thorpe<p><i>The Carrion Throne</i><br>by Chris Wraight<p><i>Radiate</i><br>by C.A. Higgins<p><i>Shift of Shadow and Soul</i><br>by Hilary Thompson<p><i>User</i><br>by Devin Grayson …

Amazing solar house generates enough energy to share with its neighbors

Although the Netherlands may seem like a tranquil place to live, its climate can be quite volatile. Frigid winters and searing summer heat make …

Solar-powered modern home has gardens on every floor

Trippy!<p>Stellar eco-friendly homes topped with vegetation and solar panels are always fun to see, but this project in Buenos Aires, Argentina gets particularly creative with it. Sustainability-minded at every step, starting with selecting a site in a walkable and bikeable neighborhood, the …

Solar Panels

Gorgeous solar-powered Colorado home produces almost all its own energy

Sustainability and a love for nature inspired Colorado-based CCY Architects’ design of the gorgeous Starwood Residence. Set on a ridge line, this …

Solar Thermal

Astronomers Just Found a Planet They Didn’t Know Was Possible

Warm and Unusual<p>The easiest way to make sense of the various unfamiliar objects we find floating around in the cosmos is by thinking about them in …

Airtight prefab House in the Woods pops up in just ten days

Airtightness, minimal site disturbance, and speedy construction are just a few benefits of the striking House in the Woods. Designed by London-based …

Gallery of Modern Log Villa in Central Finland / Pluspuu Oy - 1

Image 1 of 15 from gallery of Modern Log Villa in Central Finland / Pluspuu Oy. Photograph by Samuli Miettinen