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Just Wait Until You See Inside This Towering 'Treehouse' Home

This "Falcon Nest" is high on style.<p>Most of us can only dream of living or sleeping over in a treehouse. But for the future owner of this 10-story home in Prescott, Arizona, it’ll be an everyday reality.<p>Nicknamed the Falcon Nest, this place looks more like an industrial tower from the outside. But …

Man Turns Empty Cement Factory Into The Most Magical Home

Talk about a remodel.<p>Ricardo Bofill knows a thing or two about home improvement.<p>The Spanish architect has spent decades converting an old cement factory outside Barcelona into the airy, plant-covered home of his dreams. Inside and out, the complex is nothing short of stunning:<p>After purchasing the …

Living Rooms

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

All-in-one cube is 'room within a room' that hides bed, bike, closet & office

For many people living in dense urban centres, making the most out of a small living space is a daily necessity. While paring down one's possessions …

Outdoors Gear

9 Lessons From Around The World To Create The Perfect City

5. New York City throws out a warship’s weight in food every day; it doesn’t have to<p>France recently became the world’s first country to ban …

University of Cambridge

Most Remarkable Cultural Buildings of 2016

2016 has seen the unveiling and ongoing construction of some important cultural buildings by notorious architectural studios. All inspired by new …

Cheeky Sign Artworks Say What Everyone's Really Thinking

Michael Pederson's illegal signs can be funny, but also soothing.<p>If someone could catch their random walking-down-the-street thoughts and leave them on the sidewalk for others to pick up, they'd probably look like the witty street signs of Australian artist Michael Pederson. Posted illegally, …

Abandoned Mexico City building gets new life as a vibrant mixed-use space

Located in La Roma, CH-Reurbano now features retail and office space, as well as residences<p>The district of La Roma, considered Mexico City’s hottest neighborhood, is home to this impressive overhaul of an old historic building that is now mixed-use and comprises retail and office space, as well as …

Sex, Drugs, Money, and God Light the Brain's Pathways to Pleasure

Religion and vice have much more in common than most believers would like to admit. Some people get high on Christ; others bet their souls on …

President Obama Honors Frank Gehry and Maya Lin With Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama honored experimental architect Frank Gehry (winner of the Pritzker Prize and AIA Gold Medal) and artist Maya Lin (designer of Washington, D.C.’s Vietnam War Memorial) with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House for their career achievements. The award is the …

Medal of Freedom

Noam Chomsky on Trump, Climate Change, and Journalism

The MIT linguist and political philosopher was among those who predicted the rise of a figure like Donald Trump. So we asked him a few …

“Crown House” Is the Perfect Modernized Lakeside Escape

Polish architectural firm 81.WAW.PL. have designed an absolutely beautiful modernized lakeside home, modeled and rendered by 3D visualization artist …

How a Former Museum Night Guard Has Become the Toast of the Art World–and the Talk of Miami

Artist John McAllister, who worked as a night guard at New York’s Metropolitan Museum for years, will be featured at two major galleries this December<p>John McAllister studied photojournalism in college, but you’d never know it from his paintings—radiant works featuring fantastical flowers and …

Art

Home builder sees a future with movable walls and garage-less houses

In the future, most homes won't have garages because their owners won't own cars. Rooms can be reconfigured by pushing the walls. Postal service or bike couriers might not be necessary -- drones will handle many package and take-out deliveries.<p>At least, that's KB Home's vision. As part of the …

Demographics

The Noble Eightfold Path: Meaning and Practice

Within the fourth noble truth is found the guide to the end of suffering: the noble eightfold path. The eight parts of the path to liberation are …

Meditation

A step-by-step guide to hacking your brain so it can remember anything

• Learn and implement the best study techniques.<br>• Study every day in a strategic manner.<br>• Optimize your diet, sleep, and exercise habits.<p>Read your assigned chapters and other readings the day before class.• Highlight only the critical information in your textbook or other readings that isn’t already …

Greenmoxie Tiny Cabin

Not that long ago if you threw around the words ‘sustainable’, ‘green’, and ‘eco-friendly’ folks would roll their eyes and prepare to deal with some …

Here's what the world will be like in 2045, according to top scientists

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.<p>Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest …

The Bridal Trend That Will Be Big in 2017

You saw the trend on celebrities like Olivia Palermo and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, on bloggers like Aimee Song, and (more than likely) hanging in …

Take a Look at These Animalistic Trash Sculptures Popping up Around the Globe

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”<p>The saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” rings true for Portuguese artist Bordalo II. …

Sculpture

6 Architectural Museums Worth Traveling the World For Photos

It’s no easy feat creating a museum about architecture. After all, how can you possibly fit a discipline that brokers in buildings into one single building? It turns out there are quite a few ways, actually, each seemingly more inventive than the next. When news hit this summer that Tokyo’s new …

Museums

10 iconic buildings from the architect behind America's most stunning mid-century modern structures

The Finnish-American architect designed some of America's most futuristic, innovative structures during the late 1940s and 1950s, but Rosen says his work is only beginning to receive the attention and study it deserves.<p>Rosen's new documentary about the architect, called "Eero Saarinen: The …

General Motors

It Took a Whole Family to Build This House

In upstate New York, two families unite to design a vacation house that will suit all their needs for years to come.<p>For those who return year after year to upstate New York’s Adirondack region, the mountains are filled with memories. The area is well-known for the Great Camps built for wealthy …

Git

17 beautiful black and white house facades

The striking contrast between black and white has a captivating impact. Artists like Pablo Picasso, Kazimir Malevich and Georgia O’Keeffe were …

Photographer Uses 160-Year-Old Camera To Take Eerily Beautiful Portraits

Giles Clement is a contemporary photographer who likes to do things the old-fashioned way, because the Nashville-based creative makes eerily …