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The Uneasy Relationship Between Architects and Money

In addition to raising the minimum wage, “a living wage” and “fair pay” are now national issues, because so many have been paid so poorly for so …

Art of Building finalists 2016

New York City

17 Churches Creatively Converted Into Modern Homes

Whether it’s vaulted arches or stained glass windows, the unique features of church architecture make for awe-inspiring spaces. But what happens when these majestic buildings fall out of use? In the hands of some clever homes owners, these churches are being restored and converted into incredible, …

Architecture

What To Expect from your Architect : Our Design Process - Studio MM Architect

Tell me about your design process.<p>I love when people ask how we work because our process is the heart of our architecture. It’s what makes working …

A Fresh Perspective: Window Backsplash Ideas And The Designs Around Them

Ideally, a kitchen should have lots of natural light and that usually means that sacrifices have to be made in order to accommodate large windows or …

Interior Design

Casa Sanchez combines urban living with the lush Bolivian rainforest

Looking like a modest, one-story building when seen from the road, the Sanchez House actually boasts three spacious floors that offer stunning views …

This Extremely Narrow House Is Surprisingly Spacious on the Inside

Despite appearances, it's not claustrophobic at all.<p>When a couple approached Mizuishi Architects Atelier with a triangular property in Japan, located between a river and a road, and the dream of building a home they could live in with their young child, designer Kota Mizuishi knew he had to get …

Living Rooms

Luis Barragán’s iconic architecture recreated in evocative photography exhibit

Artist James Casebere uses “constructed photography” to capture the Mexican architect’s elusive work<p>Legendary Mexican architect and Pritzker Prize winner Luis Barragán’s work continues to enchant, a phenomenon fueled in part by the fact that his extensive archives are locked in a fallout shelter …

Architecture for the People: 7 Modern Interpretations of the Public Forum

The term “forum” originally referred to public space in ancient Roman municipalities, sites designated for meetings and speeches, which invariably grew into important religious, political, economic and educational centers. These spaces not only hosted a variety of social activities, but also …

Dwell

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Architecture

The Art of Rendering: How Human Is Your Architectural Visualization?

Encompassing much more than logos, taglines and website design, a good brand identity reinforces a company’s belief system and aligns it with a specific set of values. Architectural visualization, along with photography, plays a significant role in this narrative. Renderings are, for the most part, …

Tour the world’s greenest home in Bend, Oregon

The Desert Rain house generates more power than it uses and recycles all its own water<p>Running a building off rain and sunlight sounds like an ecological fantasy. But the Desert Rain House, situated on the high, dry desert of Bend, Oregon, has managed to achieve a standard for sustainability that no …

Tiered Residence In Harmony With Its Surroundings And Beautiful Views

Built in a beautiful rocky area, on the shore of a lake, the Estrade Residence is a large and magnificent family home that makes the most of its …

Family renovates century-old barn into stunning modern home in Washington state

If barn living never appealed to you before, this renovated farmhouse in Washington may be what it takes to change your mind. Seattle-based MW Works …

Architecture

Modern Lake Cabin Modern Home in Québec, Canada by BONE Structure

Location: Québec, Canada - The interior layout and large windows in this BONE Structure custom home provide the occupants stunning views of the lake and mountains of this region.

Canada

Free Architecture School? It’s Not As Crazy As It Sounds

Some schools are changing architectural education by eliminating tuition. Could it help make the profession more relevant and diverse?<p>When it comes to diversity in architecture, the statistics are jarring. For instance, African-Americans comprise 12% of the U.S. population, but only 2% of …

University of Michigan

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

Gerhard Richter, savior of contemporary painting, turns 85

From photo-like paintings to out-of-focus works, he is consistently inconsistent and beyond his time. Gerhard Richter, at 85, claims to have to …

Art

Not a Single Person on This Remote Island Has Acne—Here's Why

Imagine a small, remote tropical island surrounded by crystal clear water where fresh produce and fish are abundant, the morale is upbeat and happy, …

Burst your bubble: five conservative articles to read as protests stymie Trump

Rightwing commentators try to explain to the left how best to agitate, while others reveal the hidden costs of America’s ‘war on terror’<p>This week we found that even the lanyard set are impressed by the fact that protests and direct action are constraining Donald Trump’s capacity to act.<p>In the wake …

Donald Trump

How to Create a Stunning Gallery Wall With Your Own Photos

If the idea of building a gallery wall exhausts you, we have that in common. The entire process — from collecting and framing the art to executing the installation — felt overwhelming when I attempted it on my own. It wasn't until Simply Framed asked me to try its new Print & Frame service that I …

Framing

The three questions that every patient should ask their doctor

A new study shows that doctors are actually quite bad at estimating the benefit and harm associated with treatments they prescribe. It’s a wake-up call for doctors, but patients can also play a role in getting better treatment<p>An unimpressed nurse summons the oncology fellow to the chemotherapy …

Medicine

Astronomers Just Found More Evidence of a New Type of Black Hole

Black holes keep getting stranger.<p>Black holes are among the most mysterious objects in the Universe. But they have one thing in common - most of the …

Black Holes

This song was scientifically designed to make babies happy

Plenty of research has looked at adults’ emotional responses to music. But research with babies is more piecemeal and eclectic, perhaps reflecting the difficulty of asking them what they like. Researchers know that babies can hear and remember music even while they are still in the womb. And one …

We have a vaccine for six cancers, so why are less than half of kids getting it?

A vaccine can curb the risk of six HPV-related cancers, but adoption of them has been slow and surprisingly low<p>Early in our careers, few of us imagined a vaccine could one day prevent cancer. Now there is a vaccine that keeps the risk of developing six Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers at …

Public Health

Is it safe to take melatonin for jet lag?

The number of Americans taking the supplement has doubled in five years – but it is controversial and not available over the counter in the UK. So does it work?<p>Jet lag can be more than just an inconvenience for long-distance travellers. Arriving in a far-off destination where the time no longer …

Sleep

How Our Solar System Will End In The Far Future

It took 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution to bring us here. Generations of stars had to live and die to create the heavy elements; small proto-galaxies had to merge together to create the Milky Way; interstellar gas clouds had to collapse and form new stars with rocky planets around them; …

Universe
Immigration

How Celebrities Are Reacting to Donald Trump's Refugee Ban

The world is reeling from the ongoing fallout caused by an executive order that President Donald Trump signed Friday banning refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries from immigrating to the U.S. for the next 90 days and indefinitely blocking the immigration of Syrian refugees. Though a …

Donald Trump

Everything you need to know about the new Six Senses in Bhutan

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>Hidden in the midst of the Himalayan mountains, the newest Six Senses address is set to open this August in one of the year's most …

Travel