Martijn Loerakker

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How Research and Development Are Driving the Innovative Designs at Dyson

Saying that British technology company Dyson Ltd. is committed to research and development could be the understatement of the century. The company spends $8.8 million every week on R&D for new products. It operates a campus in the United Kingdom where 1,500 of its engineers and scientists work on …

Tinkerbox House

Surrounded by over 10 acres of forest in the Hudson Valley, the Tinkerbox House uses the owner's hobbies as the focus of its design. The process …

Timber-clad extension reconnects post-war Dutch residence with nature

A brand new layout and addition transformed a post-war brick house in The Netherlands into a modern family home with a new connection to its natural …

Old Hay Barn Converted To A Modern Guest House Filled With Light

It used to be just another old hay barn. It didn’t really have a purpose anymore. Then, in 2016, someone decided to make something out of it. That’s …

Kekkila Garden Shed

Combining a garden shed and a greenhouse, the Kekkila Garden Shed offers a visually pleasing workspace for the at-home gardner. The prefabricated …

Landscaping

Mastering Interior Minimalism

A great mind once told me that making an effort to have less than 100 things visible in your home at any time would not only declutter your aesthetic …

PepsiCo’s Chief Design Officer Shares 5 Must-Reads For Design and Business Leaders

At the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Mauro Porcini discussed five books that have informed his design and business philosophy.<p>For Mauro Porcini, design is the key to making a corporation like PepsiCo relevant. He joined the company in 2012 after a 10-year stint as Chief Design Officer at 3M, …

Design

Akerudden Cabin

Set next to a lake in southern Finland, the Akerudden Cabin is a simple home at peace with its surroundings. This sense of harmony comes from its …

Dining Rooms

How to design your home for less stressful mornings

A beautiful home is one thing but a stunning space that also functions to perfection and promotes productivity is surely the holy grail.<p>Well, we've …

Interior Design

Wacom's digital notepads take you halfway to a Yoga Book

Just tape a tablet to the top for the rest<p>One of the most interesting bits of tech at IFA this year has been the digital notepad feature of Lenovo's Yoga Book. Slip a pad of paper onto the touch panel, start drawing with Lenovo's pen (using real ink!), and your analog scribbles will be immediately …

Gear & Gadgets

Everyday Objects

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13-Year-Old Kiwi Girl Invents Device That Safely Turns Firewood Into Kindling

Ayla Hutchinson turns the axe on its head (literally)<p>New Zealand isn't a place one thinks of as needing firewood. But Ayla Hutchinson lives and hikes …

New Zealand

Ballymagarry Road House / 2020 Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site consisted of a 100 plus year old derelict blacksmiths forge and the crumbling ruins of an …

Prefab steel frame makes California net zero home a breeze to build

Mark Jacobson is the head of the Atmosphere and Energy Program at Stanford University. Having initially wanted to avoid having a house built, he was …

Prefab Homes

Hugh Newell Jacobsen Releases Customizable 'Dream Home' Plans

Name-brand modern architecture available to the masses<p>In the 90s, <i>Life</i> magazine launched its brilliant Dream House experiment, commissioning famous architects to design the perfect affordable home, and then sell the plans to anyone for just a few hundred dollars.<p>Maven of American Minimalism Hugh …

Herman Miller Redesign Concept

It's awesome to see web design moving towards the editorial design and also how motion design has huge impact in todays design in general. The Herman …

Colorado architecture students design rugged micro cabins for Outward Bound

Architecture students from the University of Colorado Denver have built a series of rustic dwellings for an outdoor education school in the Rocky …

Rocky Mountains

Articles about most popular homes 2015 green on Dwell.com - Dwell

In 1892, when John Muir founded the Sierra Club, the only "web" he knew about was the kind spun by spiders, and social...<p>Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs suggests that we only think about fancy needs like self-actualization once we've managed the basics...<p>Palm Springs thrives as a getaway, but lately an …

Articles about light filled metallic home embraces its wooded site on Dwell.com - Dwell

A compact home’s rhythmic facade and daylight-drenched interiors create a connection to nature.<p>Formerly a schoolhouse property, this rundown London warehouse breathes new life as a modern two-bedroom abode after a complex...<p>In a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has …

The Handmade Wall Organizer Keeps Your Accessories Easily Accessible

With integrated wall shelf and docking station, the handmade wall organizer keeps your accessories easily accessible, and wooden materials allow it …

Gear & Gadgets

House design & Architecture on Flipboard

By Jacob Nicholas | House & Architecture<p>Zaha Hadid Architects designs robot-assisted vaulted classrooms for China<p>Zaha Hadid Architects unveiled …

Articles about 5 classic new england cottages modern twists on Dwell.com - Dwell

New England is one of the oldest, most patriotic regions in the United States.<p>In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from...<p>In the past few decades, overdevelopment throughout New England has erased some of the …

Frog Reveals Its Secret To Working With Your Competition (And Succeeding)

In a 90-minute workshop, frog design made a case for why walling your company off from the rest of the industry can be detrimental.<p>“Most organizations are not very good at collaborating with others inside an ecosystem.”<p>These are the words of Scott King, frog design‘s director of strategy, as he …

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O’Neill Rose Architects designed each unit of this modern Queens compound based on the personality of the family member occupying...<p>Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.<p>Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily …

13 GIFs Of Cars Morphing From Concept To Reality

Concept cars are the most exciting part of any automobile show. They’re flags planted somwhere in the future, signaling the design direction to come from a given automaker. But ultimately, they’re not the actual car you’ll see on the roads. They tend to be more boisterous than what’s actually …

GIF Animations

Slurp Cups by Studio Arhoj

First started in Tokyo and now based in Islands Brygge, Copenhagen, Studio Arhoj caught our eye some time ago with their unusual orb-shaped coin bank. Playing with clay and glaze, founder Anders Arhoj balances Japanese and Scandinavian elements with his whimsical pieces that bring a smile to the …

Articles about historic london building gets modern update dramatic staircase on Dwell.com - Dwell

And it has a legendary jazz club, too.<p>Chinese firm ARCHSTUDIO transforms a Qing Dynasty-era structure into a tea house that blends new and old.<p>The ground floor and basement of a historic structure become a warm, inviting modern restaurant after a major renovation.<p>If you can't get enough of historic …