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This concrete home was designed as ‘expandable’ low-cost housing

A clever approach to addressing a dire need<p>Building housing for a rapidly expanding city can be a nightmare. Ignoring the problem can be even worse. In Batam, Indonesia, architects have come up with a solution to the area’s fast development: a concrete house that can expand over time.<p>With the …

Architecture

The Best TV Sex Scenes of All Time

We are truly in the Golden Era of TV Boning.<p>Thanks to the gradual dominion of cable and streaming over traditional broadcast television, TV characters are having better, franker and more nuanced sex than ever before. So in this, the Golden Era of TV Boning, we’re putting together a list of the very …

TV

Avengers 4 Will Be the Final Movie for Some of Marvel's Main Superheroes

Iron Man and Captain America are among those on the chopping block.<p>Nearly a decade, $13 billion, and 17 movies later, it feels like the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been going on for a lifetime. And with another <i>Ant-Man</i>, Brie Larson's <i>Captain Marvel</i>, <i>Black Panther</i>, and two more Avengers movies on the …

Marvel Universe

Gordon's mix & match steak

Gordon Ramsey selects his favourite cuts of beef and explains how to prepare and cook for the perfect steak dinner<p>Ingredients<p>1 steak<br>• oil<br>• 1 whole garlic …

Cooking

Rare Frank Lloyd Wright tiny home is an ‘odd duck’

In the midst of a renovation, the David and Gladys Wright Guesthouse in Phoenix shows the architect’s skill with small spaces<p>Measuring a scant 260 square feet, the small, low-slung structure still manages to make an outsized architectural statement. The guest house’s slanted roof, lined with a …

Architecture

Roger Federer LLC: How the G.O.A.T. Got to the Top of His Game, in Businesslike Fashion

<i>This story appears in the Aug. 28, 2017, issue of</i> Sports Illustrated<i>. Subscribe to the magazine here.</i><p>There are, in fairness, some populist touches to …

Tennis

The Most Beautiful Beaches in Bali

Golden sand, palm-lined shores, wild nightlife, and deep Hindu traditions have all made Bali one of the most popular destinations on the planet. …

Frank Lloyd Wright in 45 essential works - Curbed

For Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday, Curbed is celebrating the life and work of the legendary American architect who brought us the Prairie School movement. Join us in exploring all things Wright this week.<p><i>For Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday, Curbed is celebrating the life and work of the</i> …

Architecture

studiospazio completes workshop/garage for a house in italy

<b>surrounded by trees and other lush vegetation, this small building contains a workshop as well as external space for two parked cars.</b> the project, …

This concrete home cost only $109K to build

It’s located in a coastal town in Portugal<p>Is it possible to build a house for €80,000 (that’s approximately $87,000)? That was the million-dollar question a Portuguese family had for local architect José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira of NoArq. The answer turned out to be <i>not quite</i>, so the family upped …

What Real Estate Developers Do and Why I Became One

Brandon Donnelly is an architect-trained and tech-obsessed real estate developer who runs an insightful daily blog for city builders. Join his 14,000 followers and subscribers by clicking here.<p>I met up with a friend recently after work, and the topic of my blog came up. He said he loved the content …

Real Estate

Submerged: 9 Sunken Baths Carved Out for Relaxation

The following collection celebrates nine sunken baths that inject residences with an intimate space for retreat. In contrast to typical home tubs that artificially extrude from the ground, sunken baths are dramatically carved out and dropped into the floor. With the outer perimeter of the volume …

Architecture

Inside North Korea: Photographers offer a rare insight into Kim Jong-un's secretive state

Midcentury beauty gets sleek refresh and update

Located in the Hoggs Hollow neighborhood of Toronto<p>A midcentury modern house in Toronto has received a sleek refreshment thanks to local firm Superkül. Renovated and extended, the family residence now includes a second floor and a slightly larger ground floor, which respects the original home’s …

Lilac Drive

Montecito, California<p>The 3,500 square-foot Lilac Drive Residence is located on a lush lot in the foothills of Montecito, California. The two-story home is comprised of three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the second story devoted to the master suite.<p>The property is densely covered in oak trees …

Swimming Pools

jeff wilson provides housing solution with modular kasita living units

<b>former professor/ current micro housing ceo jeff wilson and his team at kasita have developed a modular, versatile, and transportable living unit</b> …

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: See the presidents' Christmas cards, from Coolidge to Obama

Starting with Calvin Coolidge in 1927, the long-standing practice requires each sitting US president to let their staff and supporters know they wish them a happy holiday.<p>Who gets to receive the cards changes from year to year, and each card is unique.<p>With the help of the White House Historical …

Political History

How Donald Trump triumphed: Victory in 7 charts

<b>(CNN) —</b> It looked clear, heading into Election Day: the polls were tightening, but Hillary Clinton had plenty of paths to victory over Donald Trump. The smart money was betting on her to become the first woman president of the United States.<p>The smart money was wrong. Trump pulled off a huge …

Voting

This Small Loft Apartment Is Designed To Include Everything They Need

In places like Taipei, Taiwan, where the housing prices are high, the living space that young people can afford has become smaller and smaller, and …

Interior Design

11 Hideouts For Kids That Adults Should Be Jealous Of

Adults have lots of ways they can get some space. They can go for walks on their own, they can go for drives to clear their head, or they can lock …

Interior Design

Articles about family builds tiny backyard studio even tinier budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: …

Mad Men

NY's First Micro-Apartments Actually Look Kinda Comfortable

Lots of apartments in New York City are micro, but Carmel Place—the prefab building that’s now being leased after two years of development—will be …

Make Yourself or Your Team More Creative in Just 15 Minutes | Inc.com

Manicures, groceries, lunch. On-demand services have shrunk our expectation for delivery of the things we desire to 15 minutes or less. Any longer and we're checking our watches and grousing about the service these days.<p>But what if you could get something more abstract--a quick hit of creative …

Creativity

Articles about 9 tiny apartments new york city on Dwell.com - Dwell

A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.<p>Throughout NYC's bustling boroughs, minuscule studios, tightly-packed family apartments, and converted small spaces are the norm.<p>With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team …

New York City

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Interactive slideshow: One Nordic Furniture Company extends flat-pack furniture range

<b>Stockholm 2014:</b> here's an interactive slideshow showcasing the latest collection from Finnish brand One Nordic Furniture Company, which features …

Wilden St House / Shaun Lockyer Architects

The Wilden Street house is a progressive and ambitious transformation of a derelict pre-war cottage on a gorgeous site in Paddington, Brisbane. …

Estate Bungalow / Narein Perera

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The bungalow sits almost on top of the raised terrain of a 17 ha estate, where the rubber plantation …

Sri Lanka