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Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design / Patrick Schweitzer & Associés

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The architecture Practice Patrick Schweitzer & Associés responded to the international call launched by …

A Couple Convert An Old School Bus Into A Light and Efficient Family Home

The Mayes family transformed a Thomas High Top into a well-organized and airy humble abode, using thoughtful storage and a minimalist color palette.<p>When Gabriel and Debbie Mayes decided to embrace the tiny house movement, they knew the transition would be anything but easy. For starters, they—along …

House over the Water / Elliott + Elliott Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This house defines the edge of a precipitous embankment, one that drops steeply down to Blue Hill Bay. …

Regulation

Get Stuffed: 7 Bean Bag Chairs That Are Actually Comfortable

With everything from a classic one-person bag to the outrageous, 6-foot Jaxx Cocoon, a bean bag chair just might help you feel a little more chilled …

Here Are 365 Beaches — One for Every Day in 2018

A beach for every day, to feed your wanderlust in 2018.<p>Antigua has a saying, that it has 365 beaches — one for every day of the year. But while you …

Beaches

This floating tiny house is perfect for those who dream of living on water

For those of us who dream of living by the water, this tiny house might have just topped all of our expectations by actually being on the …

Somerset

This Scandinavia-inspired lake home is a sweet modern retreat

Serene and clutter free in Minnesota<p>For the young owners of this Minnesota lake house, the minimalism, functionality, and material simplicity of Scandinavian design live up to the hype. Inspired by the couple’s love of Nordic style, the architects at Strand Design created a custom 4,800-square-foot …

Architecture

Animal-Shaped Furniture Pieces For The Most Adorable Interior Decors

Animals are the theme of a lot of kids’ room decor, being appreciated for their cuteness and lovable character. On one hand, that means you can …

Most Beautiful Buildings That Defy Gravity Photos

If there is one requirement of architecture, it's that the structure must remain upright. Forget any aesthetic purpose, architects would be out of a job if their buildings continually failed to meet this one test. Yet some architects push the boundaries, seemingly daring with Newton's universal law …

Tupac Shakur

8 Annoying Things All Architects Do

Contrary to how Hollywood movies portray the quintessential architect—creative, sensitive, and virtually flawless—architects are a diverse bunch of …

Luke Skywalker

81 Captivating Travel Photographs From Around the World

Check out top travel contest photos and get inspired to join the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year contest.<p>Awe-inspiring landscapes, towering cities, and unforgettable cultural moments are some of the scenes entered to the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest. Curious …

Nature Photography

The luckiest person on Earth? Meet the man who films the world's most beautiful places for a living

Has 2017 already left you in need of a rapid escape to a tropical beach? For João Cajuda, jetting off to beautiful shores is just another day at the office. The Portuguese writer and videographer literally earns his keep by travelling to some of the world’s most beautiful places and shooting videos …

Japanese minimalism meets Victorian bones in London apartment revamp

Clay walls and smoked-oak panelling were the focal point of the project<p>When architect London-based architect Simon Astridge was tasked with renovating this one-bedroom apartment in the English capital, he turned to the Japanese heritage of the clients for inspiration. Located on the top floor of a …

Interior Design

The 50 most romantic holidays on Earth (and yes, some are still available for Valentine's Day)

Travel is an inalienable part of romance – especially if you select a break that intrigues and entertains you both, while also ensuring that you spend time together. These 50 escapes are sure to do all these things – whether they involve a country walk in Dorset, a mini-break in Paris or a private …

Travel

Unexpected & Utterly Gorgeous Tile & Grout Combos

Grout lines aren't exactly known for being fun and beautiful—mostly, they just inspire dread when you pull out an old toothbrush to scrub them clean. …

Novio is a warm & minimalist 210 sq. ft. tiny house from Quebec

We've seen a torrent of American tiny homes during the last few years, but there's plenty of interest in these small dwellings in places like France, …

House Design

Glowing bike path in Dutch town is like a moving Van Gogh painting

Studio Roosegaarde installed this 3,000-foot bike path to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Vincent Van Gogh's death.<p>The aim is to bridge art and …

Floating Shipping Containers May be Copenhagen’s Answer to Affordable Housing

The design startup Urban Rigger has just launched the first iteration of a novel solution for the housing crunch facing many of the world’s cities. …

An Apartment in Mumbai to Die for

Join us on this tour today to explore an exceptionally fashionable apartment located in Mumbai. This home tour features the latest trends in interior …

The world's 20 oldest cities

The 50 best beaches in the world

BEST FOR WOW FACTOR<p>1 Source d’Argent, Seychelles<p>As if a beach like this needed any enhancement, pink-hued sand ups the ante in the picture-postcard stakes at Source d’Argent, a secluded cove on La Digue, the Seychelles’ third-largest island (in an archipelago of 115). Huge, weathered granite …

PlentyOfFish

11 most luxurious train rides | CNN Travel

The world's best hotels for spa breaks

So many elements of travel are in the lap of the gods; sun and snow in the right place at the right time; smooth connections from A to B. But there’s one trip you can guarantee: the January guilt trip, accompanied with the post-Christmas sale that cashes in on a detox, diet and booze-free bazaar. …

Miami Beach

Reengineered Brick Can Keep Buildings Cool

This clay brick from a pair of Colombian architects shows that material innovation doesn’t always have to be high-tech.<p>When Colombian architects Miguel Niño and Johanna Navarro set out to re-engineer the brick, they did so through the lens of sustainability. They wanted to create a mass producible, …

17 beautiful rivers you must see in your lifetime

Solar-powered plane begins first round-the-world flight

Swiss plane Solar Impulse 2 landed Monday in Muscat, Oman, the first stopover in the attempt to fly around the world powered by the sun alone. Follow …

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