Aljoheri

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A Public Library That's Nicer Than The Fanciest Tech Offices

Books are scant, but there are plenty of reading nooks, comfy furniture, and a rooftop garden.<p>Libraries are like the Madonnas of the architectural world—changing, evolving, and morphing with the times. Now they're in the midst of a technological reinvention. And as they shed their physical media …

Architecture

Why Symbols Matter

Two graphic designers comb through thousands of years of iconography in a new handbook for understanding visual language.<p>In 1914, the cat represented police oppression of women's suffrage. Today, it represents women grabbing back at the patriarchy. How's that for mixed messages?<p>When the graphic …

Library of Congress

This Hotel Asked Some Of The World's Top Architects To Design Rooms

You can sleep in rooms designed by Pritzker Prize winners like Peter Zumthor, Thom Mayne, and Tadao Ando.<p>As archaeological fragments have shown, hot springs around the alpine town of Vals, Switzerland, have lured visitors since the Bronze Age. Fast forward a few thousand years, and today's tourists …

Architecture

Embark

Embark sells DNA test kits to dog owners. The company has one of those rare symbols that’s an ideal mix of two, relevant ideas.By MetaDesign for …

Printworks London, by Only

What used to be a London-based print factory with two fully-soundproofed press halls is now Printworks — a 16-acre, 6,000 capacity, licensed venue …

Identity

A few things #8

Ben Terrett continued his review of books he’ll never read with a look at <i>Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design</i>. It’s one I mentioned some years back. …

Design

The Atari logo: behind “the Fuji”

The following has been excerpted from Tim Lapetino’s <i>Art of Atari</i>, a beautifully produced book showcasing more than four decades of packaging and …

Atari

5 Things That Are HOT On Pinterest This Week

Hey contemporist friends! Here’s a look at what’s getting a lot of attention on our Pinterest boards this week, so you can see what’s trending.<p>By the …

This Rustic Modern House In The Forest Was Designed For A Family In Russia

Photography by Ivan Ovchinnikov<p>BIO-architects have designed this rustic modern house for a young family that wanted to live next to Pirogovo lake, in …

Pedro Ferreira converts abandoned Porto house into flats with pine and marble surfaces

Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio has converted a derelict 19th-century house in Porto into six flats with pine, white marble and concrete …

Architecture

Takashige Yamashita creates nursery with curving timber roof near Mount Fuji

A wavy plywood roof undulates above the glass-walled rooms of this nursery in Japan's Yamanashi prefecture.<p>Toranoko Nursery was designed by …

Architecture

Dormer windows protrude from mono-pitched roof of House in Tokushima

A group of dormers are set into the sloping roof of this house in Tokushima by Japanese studio FujiwaraMuro Architects, enabling daylight to reach …

White translucent box forms Singapore residence by Park+Associates Architects

<b>A+Awards:</b> designed as a series of interconnected voids, this house in Singapore by local firm Park+Associates Architects won a 2016 Architizer …

Architecture

Architects use earthen berms to tuck a central reservoir inside tiered office space

Mumbai-based Sanjay Puri Architects have designed an office space concept with a beautiful reservoir as the heart of the design. Inspired by the …

Design

Beautiful cabin pops up in ten days with minimal landscape disturbance

BIO Architects recently completed a modern modular cabin, proving yet again how beautiful homes can be affordable with the help of prefabrication. …

Houses

Luxurious Apartment Redefines The Term ‘Urban Jungle’

• 1 |<p>The main design concept for the space was to separate the two floors of the apartment and isolate the top floor where the bedrooms are located. …

Interior Design

Mian Farm Cottage is a lush getaway from city life with an on-site farm

Tucked in a grapefruit grove in Vietnam sits the Mian Farm Cottage, a remodeled home that features ample green space, tons of social areas and its …

Houses

The Marly House employs neighborly design strategies

In the town of Marly-le-Roi, just outside of Paris, a new residential project by Karawitz Architects gives new meaning to the idea of curb appeal. …

Houses

13 Modern House Exteriors Made From Concrete

1. Tucked into the hillside and surrounded by trees, this concrete home adds an industrial look to the area while also blending in to the …

Houses

Flowing home in Portugal challenges the rectangular architecture of its neighbors

With its bold curved walls and inner courtyard focus, this minimalist house in Portugal creates a strong sense of intimacy while challenging the …

Architecture

Designers float plan to cover Toronto's CN Tower with clip-on condos

CN Tower in Toronto, Canada once held the title of world’s tallest freestanding structure until China’s Canton Tower and the Burj Khalifa overtook …

Architecture

Stanford researchers pioneer world's first affordable urea battery

Stanford University researchers have designed a new battery that could revolutionize renewable energy storage. Using urea, an affordable, natural and …

Batteries

A New Mid-Century Modern Inspired House Arrives In This Seattle Neighborhood

Photography by Lara Swimmer<p>Lane Williams Architects have designed this contemporary home in Bellevue, Washington, that’s conforms to the community …

Houses

Fuck Yeah Brutalism

This modern mountain house is filled with industrial materials

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider<p>Architecture firm Olson Kundig have designed this home in Ketchum, Idaho, for their clients that wanted a modern …

Houses

Large sliding glass walls give this house easy access to the pool

Photography by Shai Epstein<p>Shachar- Rozenfeld architects have designed this home in Rishon LeZion, Israel, that sits on a narrow trapezoid lot and …

Houses

Front Door Design Idea - Use An Oversized Circular Door Handle For A Unique Look

Photography by Derek Swalwell. Styling by Bek Sheppard.<p>Make a statement on the front of your home by using an oversized circular door handle on the …

Houses

Fallingwater Institute gains 4 spartan yet beautiful dwellings by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

The Fallingwater Institute, which is located on the High Meadow farm next to the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright home, is adding four new "modest wood …

Architecture

House Exterior Colors – 14 Modern Black Houses From Around The World

Black exteriors on modern houses can be quite bold and contrast the rest of the homes or landscapes around them. Whether they’re made from wood, …

Houses

Kitchen Design Ideas - 9 Backsplash Ideas For A White Kitchen

All white kitchens are definitely a trend for a few good reasons. They’re a great way to create a bright space, they make the kitchen look extra …

Interior Design