Alex Abraham Vierhout

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Minimalism adds a modern twist to this traditional farmhouse

Columbus-based practice Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design took cues from early 19th-century agrarian architecture for its design of the …

Architecture

Set sail on these sustainable homes made from old cargo ships

Dutch firm Studio Komma is working on a ground-breaking circular housing concept that would transform cargo ships into luxury homes. The Marine-doc …

Design

These bold, eco-friendly bathrooms reduce water usage by 80%

Hong Kong-based design practice Ida&Billy Architects have completed an unusually eye-catching bathroom redesign for a Guangzhou shopping mall that …

Houseplants

Architecture 2030: How to Build a Better World

This June, Architecture 2030 released its new Zero Code, a building energy standard for new building construction. (Image courtesy of Architecture …

Architecture

In Just 31 Days, These Historic Chinese Ruins Were Transformed Into a Chic B&B

After suffering years of neglect, a pair of dilapidated stone villas has been brought back to life with a $88,000 budget.<p>In a testament to the incredible speed of construction in China, the decayed ruins of two historic stone structures on Zhejiang’s Dahuanglong Island have been reborn as a stylish …

Architecture

A New Competition Invites Young Architects to Reimagine an Abandoned Italian Fortress

The winner will get a €10,000 cash prize and some serious bragging rights<p>Calling all budding architects: If you've ever dreamt of rehabilitating a forgotten fortress tucked away on an isle in the Mediterranean, this just might be the project of your dreams. The Young Architects Competitions, an …

Architecture

Japanese House With an Anti-Seismic, Climbable Bookshelf

Earthquakes in Japan are common enough that when I lived there, I saw that most folks had braces between the top of their bookshelves and the …

Buckminster Fuller’s Influence Continues to Grow

“To make the world work for 100 percent of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or …

Sustainability

filipe saraiva arquitectos designs pentagonal house-shaped residence in portugal

<b>when a child is asked to draw a house, all of them invariably present us with a simplistic representation consisting of fives lines — a rectangle for</b> …

Prefab Homes

Bamboo U: Build and Design Course, Bali

BambooU(niversity) was an idea originally conceived to help teach professionals about the potential of bamboo as a green building material. In its …

Trend Watch: Shou sugi ban, the art of preserving wood by charring

<i></i>The unpolished, naturalistic quality of burnt wood also appeals to architects seeking to evoke a rough organic feel in tune with the surrounding …

Art

An Oral History of the Bauhaus: Hear Rare Interviews (in English) with Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe & More

<i>Image by Detief Mewes, via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>The Bauhaus, which operated as an influential school in Germany between 1919 and 1933 but lives on as a …

Exclusive: Bjarke Ingels On Designing A Martian City

When humans get to Mars, they’ll need safe, comfortable buildings. The Danish architect is already designing them.<p>The deserts of the United Arab Emirates bear more than a little resemblance to the barren wastelands of Mars. Besides the red sand, there are no rivers or flowing water, little to no …

Branching self-supporting structure grown with mycelium (Video)

Over the years, designers and layfolk alike have been discovering 'new' eco-friendly materials to build or make things with, such as earth, bamboo, …

New Zealand’s Hidden Eighth Wonder of the World

It is commonly believedand supported by a five-year-studythat New Zealand’s naturally-forming pink and white terraces (once referred to as the eighth wonder of the world) were destroyed in 1886 when Mount Tarawera erupted. Volcanic ash filled Lake Rotomaha causing irreparable damage to silica …

New Zealand

Meridian 105's Denver house features screens and shutters made of black wooden pallets

Screens made from black-painted wooden shipping pallets allow light to filter into this family house in Denver, Colorado, designed by local studio …

Pluspuu Log Cabins

Using the latest innovations in Finnish woodworking, the Pluspuu Log Cabins give the traditional mountain home a modern revise. The collection …

This gorgeous greenhouse-like home in the Netherlands soaks up daylight

From beneath this traditional thatched roof in the Netherlands emerges a stunning glass greenhouse. Lochem-based Maas Architecten conceived the …

Architecture

Cottage meets greenhouse in modern thatched home

This H-shaped Dutch home features walls of glass topped with a traditional gable roof<p>The thatched roof is a beloved architectural tradition seen in everything from 13th-century English cottages to a modern Starbucks in Vietnam. Mixed with modern building forms, this textured roofing material …

3 two-story houses (and their plans) that you need to see!

In a bid to really hone in on the perfect home for you and your family, you'll need to see what has already been built or designed and, more than …

Hung Up

This new mansion is slated to be the largest in NYC

This building will soon be the city’s largest mansion.<p>Famed architect Maya Lin — who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial when she was just a …

Yabba Dabba Do-Over: Flintstone House Rolls Back Onto the Market for $3.2M

The unique Hillsborough, CA, domed home known as the “Flintstone House” is back on the market for the reduced price of $3.2 million.<p>The hillside residence, with its purple and orange exterior visible from Interstate 280, is a local landmark. So much so that the listing agent will be giving only …

Tired of Ironing Shirts? DIY This Wrinkle Release Spray

Next time you've got a wrinkly shirt, mix up this quick and easy chemical-free wrinkle release spray instead of reaching for your iron. We put this …

25 Genius Hacks That Make Having A Dog So Much Easier

If your dog eats too fast, there's a hack for that.

12 Examples Of Modern Houses And Buildings That Have A Thatched Roof

Even though it’s usually considered a traditional building material, thatch can sometimes be found on modern architecture. It’s a naturally …

Wikkelhouse - Modular Microhome Made of Cardboard - Quiet Corner

At first glance, cardboard doesn’t seem like a suitable material for building. Yet, we have seen it done, either by award-winning architects using …

Make a Fold-Out, Space-Saving Tool Storage Cabinet for Your Garage or Workshop

Every workshop needs a solid tools storage system. If you can DIY it and customize it, all the better. This fold-out pegboard shelving system packs a …

This Former Fisherman Is Now Farming the Most Sustainable Food on Earth—Underwater

[From the introduction by Lisa Holmes, president of the board of CitySeed and member of the board of GreenWave:] <i>By designing a small-scale,</i> …

5 Eco-Friendly Prefab Homes You Can Order Right Now

Modern green living<p>One of the major benefits of prefab homes is efficiency. This starts with the basic premise of on-site assembly with precise factory-made elements, which is often completed in a matter of days and eliminates lots of potential for waste. And then there are sexier sustainability …