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Four boys trapped in flooded Thailand caves have been rescued

Four of the 12 boys trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand have been rescued, the head of the search operation has confirmed.<p>A local official …

A Royal Wedding for the Ages: Pictures

Density Without Demolition

Tearing down old buildings won’t make our cities more affordable or inviting. It’s time to make better use of the buildings and spaces we already have.<p>As anyone who’s tried to find an apartment lately can tell you firsthand, many of America’s biggest cities are in the midst of a full-blown …

Builders continue demolishing historic housing stock throughout North Side

A handful of 19th century buildings in Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast are likely candidates for demolition<p>As the building boom in Chicago continues well into 2017, developers are rushing to keep up with the pace of demand for new housing. However, periods of rapid growth in construction generally …

Real Estate

How to Make Urban Highways Vanish

Thanks to this free open-source mapping tool, you can digitally demolish your city’s loathed urban expressways and reveal what lies beneath.<p>Imagine there’s no highway, it’s easy if you try—even easier, since now there’s a map for that. With this latest cartographic venture, you can make the …

5 simple yoga postures for a flat stomach

Aspiring for a flat tummy, but too lazy to sweat it out? Then, you’ve chanced upon the right page. Here are five simple and easy yoga postures you …

Yoga

4 Landscape Photography Tutorials All About Post-Processing

Even after you’ve taken a photo, the image can continue to evolve through post-processing—whether it’s enhancing sharpness, color correction, …

Photography Tutorials

Modern and stylish summer house in Brazil

Simple, modern and stylish, the Iporanga House sits quietly in the region with the same name, Guarujá, SP, Brazil. The house was a project by Nitsche …

Ultra modern FB house in Brazil

This is an amazing building that boasts contemporary urban spirit along with rural breezes and balconies. A myriad of roof slopes and angles have …

Narrow Ultra-Modern, Concrete Home Measuring 13 ft. Wide by 115 ft. Deep

Narrow lots definitely make building very difficult, impossible even. But Japanese people are experts in making the most out of every little …

Narrow House in Japan With A Vertically Living Space

It’s not the first time Fujiwarramuro Architects surprise us with an unusual design. We’ve already seen another one of their creations, a house with …

Narrow family home in Barcelona by Ferrolan LAB

The site and the landscape are very important when building a house. When the site is very narrow this usually represents a big problem. It’s almost …

The Dream of Building Floating Cities is Dragged Down by Reality

Seasteading is the biggest DIY project in the world—but everyone wants something different.<p>The first place winner, “Artisanopolis”, from the …

Peter Thiel

Living on water: Are waterborne cities more resistant to climate change?

<b>(CNN) —</b> By the year 2050 about 70% of the world's population of 10 billion people will be living in cities, according to the United Nations.<p>The question is, will there be enough land to go around?<p>Not according to Jason Pomeroy -- founder of Singapore-based green architecture firm Pomeroy Studio -- …

Can Urban Highways Solve Problems Instead Of Causing Them?

“Infrastructure in the city has acted as a type of monoculture,” says Michael Maltzan, design principal at Michael Maltzan Architecture. “It’s really …

UC Berkeley

3,000 Year Old Giant Baobab Tree Tells an Amazing Story

For some 3,000 years, this Baobab tree has been a force of salvation in Southern Africa. Shoulder to shoulder, 23 people could line up across the …

Here's what NYC's first micro apartments will look like on the inside

Despite their small size, NYC's first (official) tiny apartments have been generating a big buzz. Wired recently got a sneak peek at what the …

Bike City Copenhagen: This Is The Ultimate Bicycle Friendly City

Welcome to Copenhagen, although if you’re a fan of two-wheeled transportation, you’ll probably come to know it as bicycle heaven.<p>Copenhagen is the …

Vegan House / Block Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This house was in an old terrace next to an apartment built in 1965. The owner works in travel and …

Barcelona, Medellín and the Right to Housing

Barcelona and Medellín are miles away from each other. You might think there is little in common between them. But the truth is there are plenty of …

Trash Fantastic: Learning from Cities Across the Globe to Create the Best Trash Can

How to design the perfect trash can? Cities across the globe have different ideas.

Trash Fantastic: Communication Design and Sustainable Waste Management

The perfect trash can needs more than product design - communications design comes into it too.

London Is Calling Its New Pedestrian- and Bike-Friendly Zones 'Mini-Hollands'

British streets meet Dutch street design.<p>If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the Dutch should be pretty pleased with recent plans underway in London.<p>Right now, the city is remodeling three new zones it’s calling “Mini-Hollands”—cycle- and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods that it …

A Mesmerizing 3-D Vision of New York as Pure Data

Skyscrapers are flashing monoliths, and cars are rushing rectangles.<p>Ryoji Ikeda is a Japanese artist and electronic musician known for his mathematical, almost monochromatic explorations of light and patterns. On a visual level, his stuff’s great for zoning out, but it’s often based on heavy …

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