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Ramos House / JJRR/Arquitectura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The RAMOS House refers to the Case Study Houses (CSH) program in the mid-40's. It is projected on a very …

Architecture

Rescue mission: the story behind Aman’s new Shanghai property

Fuzhou-born entrepreneur Ma Dadong could not have imagined that his humble plan to rescue the ancient trees and antique houses in his hometown from demolition would result in a 15-year conservation project that would eventually lead to them being relocated over 700km away. And he certainly could …

Architecture

Faber House

Surrounded by the lush vegetation of western Singapore, the Faber House seamlessly integrates the outdoors and the interior. The home is comprised of …

Architecture

Is this the most Instagrammable small apartment ever?

This Lim + Lu-designed Hong Kong bachelor pad is totally on trend<p>When a Parisian fashion designer approached Hong Kong-based studio Lim + Lu to create a bachelor pad reflecting his personality, the duo did not disappoint. Blush pink walls. Brass mirrored surfaces. Pastel-colored furniture. It’s all …

Interior Design

Kengo Kuma adds only tree-like structure to Coeda House without using extra columns in Shizuoka

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's firm Kengo Kuma And Associates has completed a new cafe supported by a tree-like structure at the core of the space, …

Architecture

Hamburg Bunker

Originally a shelter for a neighboring hospital, the Hamburg Bunker has been repurposed into a penthouse apartment. The bunker was built in 1939 at …

Germany

A Pavilion Style House in the Noosa Hinterland by Teeland Architects

The Tinbeerwah House is a modern family house in the Noosa Hinterland in Australia that’s designed as a glass pavilion clad in sliding hardwood …

Architecture

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

Why Intermittent Fasting Is the Ultimate Anti-Aging Diet

What do Jessica Alba, Molly Sims, and Chelsea Handler all have in common? A very low key, results driven diet thanks to holistic nutritionist Kelly LeVeque who created her system, the Fab Four, to help quell underlying anxiety about following a quote-unquote "healthy diet." LeVeque uses food to …

Nutrition

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Biology

Uniview's Virtual Tour to the Edge of the Known Universe Is Terrifying

Travel safely, space nerds.<p>As the universe is unimaginably expansive and constantly growing, there’s pretty much no chance we everyday Earthlings …

Astronomy

La Mira Ra / AUM Pierre Minassian

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> La Mira Ra house, located in the South of France, is the fruit of a long reflection about the marriage …

Living Rooms

Gallery of The World's First Freeform 3D-Printed House Enters Development Phase - 1

Image 1 of 11 from gallery of The World's First Freeform 3D-Printed House Enters Development Phase. Courtesy of WATG Urban

3D Printing

Tour Palm Springs’ Most Iconic Midcentury-Modern Homes by Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, and John Lautner

A new book captures their architectural splendor up close and personal<p>If you ask any architecture enthusiast where to find the best midcentury-modern architecture in America, there’s a good chance you’ll get Palm Springs, California, as your answer. The resort town in the Coachella Valley first …

Architecture

Grassy landscape cascades over angular Los Angeles house by Eric Rosen

California studio Eric Rosen Architects has carved away parts of a sloped site to make way for a multi-level home topped with a grass-covered …

Culver City

Made.com launches crowdsourcing platform for aspiring designers

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> Made.com has developed an initiative to help emerging designers bring their projects to market.<p>TalentLab is a crowdsourcing …

Furniture

Gallery of Taslimi Residence / Fleetwood Fernandez Architects - 2

Image 2 of 24 from gallery of Taslimi Residence / Fleetwood Fernandez Architects. Photograph by Benny Chan

Golf

OMG, I Want This House: Frank Lloyd Wright in Phoenix (Photos)

The Daily Beast presents a look at one of the most insane houses in the world.<p>It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to live in a house …

Architecture

These Delicate Illustrations Turn Images of Urban Density into Art

Trained in Architecture, Urban Design, and Theory, Alina Sonea illustrates the complex and often paradoxical nature of the cities we inhabit. The …

Digital Art

Patricia Urquiola’s Lariana Bathroom Line for Agape

Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola continues to expand her design empire by venturing into the often forgotten bathroom with a collection that …

Furniture

Yotam Ottolenghi's three-course feast

All celebrations call for a feast, and this is no different: a punchy starter, a glorious prawn salad and a cheesecake with a twist<p>Find more recipes and inspiration in our new food magazine, Feast – issue 1 is in today’s Guardian.<p>The word “feast” means different things to different people, but …

Recipes

For Sale: An Ultra-Modern, Glass-Walled House With Insane Ocean Views

Follow a winding path through the woods in Carmel, California, and you’ll stumble upon something unexpected: A sleek concrete and steel structure …

This Stunning Brazilian Residence Takes Cues From Mies van der Rohe

Calling to mind the iconic Barcelona Pavilion, this glass-encased home demonstrates the power of simple geometric forms.<p>"Working at the limit between maximum transparency and the ideal level of privacy for each space was my greatest challenge," says Marques, who also had to consider how to navigate …

Architecture

Feast Your Eyes on Fashion Designer Josie Natori's Japanese-Inspired Home

Perched on a ledge of glacial rock in Westchester County, New York, this exposed-timber residence elegantly incorporates traditional Japanese architecture.<p>The Natoris, especially Ken who is of Japanese descent, are big fans of traditional Japanese architecture, so Tsao & McKown included …

Interior Design

Wood and Glass Boxes Define Contemporary Retreat in Norway

Architecture Studio Snorre Stinessen completed the design of <b>Malangen Retreat</b>, a cluster of accommodation units located in Tromsø, Norway. The cabins …

Architecture

Black Holes: Where Reality Beats Fiction

Last week, the PBS series Nova presented an episode on black holes, these most mysterious and mind-boggling physical objects.<p>Hosted by astrophysicist Janna Levin from Barnard College in New York, the episode was truly fantastic. Very clear science and stunning graphics. Levin was gracious and fun, …

Physics

Ikea’s modular sofa hits stores next month

The collaboration with Tom Dixon is a “platform for living”<p>Delaktig, the intriguing “hackable” sofa by Ikea in collaboration with British designer Tom Dixon, is finally launching in February. Conceived of as an aluminum, open-source “platform for living,” the modular seating solution can be easily …

The Modern Village Office / Ho Khue Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Children from centuries in the past until now were born and raised in the countryside without many …

OMG I Want This House: Washington State (Photos)

The Daily Beast presents a look at one of the most insane houses in the world.<p>It’s every kid’s dream to find a secret cavern, preferably one that has …

1735 Can Llimona

Consisting of a 1778 farmhouse and a 1902 Modernist house in Spain, 1735 Can Llimona is a unification of two architecturally unique structures. The …