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Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in Chicago

If you’ve ever coveted stained glass windows, you’ll love this renovated church-turned-home nestled in Chicago’s Little Italy. Linc Thelen Design and …

Dining Rooms

A look inside the world's superhouses – in pictures

A new book and exhibition looks at some of the world’s most extraordinary houses, including a transformed cement factory outside Barcelona, a prefabricated house in the Netherlands, a restored 12th-century castle in England, and a futuristic seaside escape on the coast of Victoria.<p>• McCartney’s …

Architecture

Invisible Barn is a mirror-clad folly camouflaged among the trees of a California forest

Mirrors clad the walls and rooftops of this woodland installation by architecture studio STMPJ, so that at first glance visitors might think its …

University of California

Today we like: mirrored buildings

Mirrored buildings that reflect their surroundings or appear not to be there are popular right now. Recent examples include this eye-deceiving desert …

How we used Kickstarter to build a sustainable company

Kickstarter is a perfect example of how the Internet has enabled inventors and entrepreneurs to reach potential consumers directly. However, like any tool, Kickstarter should be part of a business plan, not the entire plan.<p>When Kickstarter launched in Canada in September 2013, the Nix Color Sensor …

Discovering 100 Years of Rolex Chronometers and Rolex Oyster Watches

More than a century ago, in 1914, the Kew Observatory in Great Britain granted a “Class A” chronometer certificate to a wristwatch for the very first …

Watches

A Brief History of the Wristwatch

The military origins of wearable tech, a century before the Apple Watch<p>On July 9, 1916, <i>The New York Times</i> puzzled over a fashion trend: Europeans were starting to wear bracelets with clocks on them. Time had migrated to the human wrist, and the development required some explaining.<p>“Until recently,” …

Watches

Articles about 7 ingenious concrete buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in …

Architecture

Gorgeous cantilevering green-roofed home soars over Beverly Hills

Who needs a tree house when you can live here? This magnificent private residence in Southern California is nestled into a hillside surrounded by …

Beverly Hills

Fly Out House balances on a concrete wall to avoid overlooking a busy road

This timber-framed house by architect Tatsuyuki Takagi is raised up by a cantilevered concrete slab, keeping it away from a busy road in Toyohashi, …

14 Women Artists Who've Changed The Way We Think About Design

Much like today, the design world of 1950s and '60s America buzzed with big names. Crack open a history book on the era and you'll find chapters devoted to them -- Buckminster Fuller, Frank Lloyd Wright, Isamu Noguchi, Donald Judd, Richard Serra. Except, unlike today, there was a discernible, if …

Frank Lloyd Wright

How Sweden became the startup capital of Europe

Stockholm is the second most prolific tech hub in the world on a per capita basis, behind Silicon Valley. How did that happen and where does it go from here?<p>When Apple, the Silicon Valley veteran that revolutionised the music industry by unbundling the physical album and allowing individual digital …

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

Bridge House by Joeb Moore & Partners straddles a site on the edge of a valley

The living and dining rooms of this house overlooking a river valley in Connecticut, USA, are contained in a timber-clad box raised up by concrete …

Take A Look At The World’s Best Tiny Houses

Don’t you wish you lived here?<p>With rising rents, a short supply of housing, and more people flocking to cities, it’s no wonder that micro-dwellings have become a zeitgeisty solution for modern living.<p>In <i>Big Little House</i> (Routledge, 2015), Houston-based architect Donna Kacmar chronicles the economic …

YOD Design Lab's modern cabins mirror the forest in Ukraine

Secluded in the forested Poltova region of Ukraine, Relax Park Verholy is a modernist escape with sleek new guest houses designed by YOD Design Lab. …

berlin micro-apartment renovated by spamroom + john paul coss

<b>berlin-based architects spamroom and john paul coss were given the challenge of sensitively updating an art nouveau micro apartment in the german</b> …

Architecture

A Stacked Module House with a Perforated Facade

Designed by Fernando Velasco and Paola Morales, of Mexico City-based multi-disciplinary studio AS/D asociación de diseño, Casa Alta was built as a …

Real Estate and Property Market News

Say Goodbye To Dustpans: The Vacuum Trashcan Is Here

Sweeping sucks. Especially annoying are those last little bits between the pile you’ve swept and the pile that actually ends up in your dustpan; they’re nearly impossible to capture. A new trash can and vacuum combination called Bruno offers a simple solution. The “smartcan” contains a vacuum …

Beautiful Houses: Five to One Apartment

Today we will show you small and charming apartment in New York, a project by MKCA. The architects created a really nice concept for this 390 square …

Architizer

Withings introduces Activité, an analog fitness watch with a digital heart

It looks like a regular watch. It feels like a regular watch. But underneath, it's a full Bluetooth fitness tracker. The Withings Activité is here, and it could show where watches are heading next.<p>On my wrist, I'm wearing a round white wristwatch with a leather band. Its metal hands are simple. Its …

Into the Wild: A 191-Square-Foot Cabin in the Pacific Northwest

A tiny 191-square-foot cabin with one room and an outdoor shower is Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig’s ode to the wild woods of the Pacific …

How plastic bottles could solve Africa's lighting issues

Despite all the advances in technology, the problem of lighting up rural Africa after darkness falls is still very real. It was this thought that …

Small Architecture Now

We are big fans of small cabins and weekend retreats, this new book by Taschen is right up our street. The wonderful book takes a look at incredible …