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This Coffee Table Cleverly Hides Your Messes

No one will ever know you're a coaster hoarder.<p>You can finally stop scrambling to clean up your living room when mom stops by. This clever table, aptly called the Times 4 and designed by Gonçalo Campos, has a wooden table top that rotates to reveal and hide its different compartments — giving you …

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Tower Apartment / Agence SML

How to fit a 1-bedroom apartment into an atypical high and narrow volume, the roof being the only possible source of daylight? This is the question …

Architecture

Wooden structures combine partitions and furniture inside home by João Branco

Portuguese architect João Branco has converted a small office building in Coimbra into a home by installing softwood joinery that functions as …

Tree Pavilions / Swanbury Penglase

The 'Tree Pavilions' provide a small home for a retired couple on the outskirts of Lobethal. The site is part of a community subdivision created in …

Sustainable Design

HEXI Responsive Wall by Thibaut Sld.

HEXI designed by Thibaut Sld., is a responsive wall made from 60 moving modules that allow the shapes to fluctate and mirror a persons movements when …

The World’s Most Advanced Building Material Is... Wood

And it’s going to remake the skyline<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, compliments of the …

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2014 U.S. Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, has announced the winners of its 2014 National Wood Design Awards. Recognizing “outstanding …

Slides, nets and drawbridges feature in Townhouse B14 by XTH-Berlin

This Berlin townhouse by architecture office XTH-Berlin features doors that open like drawbridges, sloping floors that function as slides and nets …

All-In-One Wall Accessory

A minimalist hanger/charger/organizer, the Dutchman breathes new life into the joint of the same name used for centuries in utilitarian woodworking. …

Paulo Goldstein Transforms Discarded Items Into Dynamic Furniture for Central Saint Martins' New Parlor

“What if instead off adding one redistributes what is there already?” Based on his recent research into scarcity, Head of College Professor Jeremy …

Are mushrooms the new plastic?

Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens …

Magic From Salvaged Furniture

Designer Alexander Schnell Sramek’s ‘Anti-Slip’ contemporary furniture collection stemmed from a peculiar situation. He had an empty bedroom that …

Smokeless Rammed Earth Stove

Smokeless rammed earth cookstove<p>Rammed Earth for Everyone has some very interesting rammed earth cookstoves and wood stoves with lots of photos that …

Bacteria and urea turn sand into concrete

Cement is an energy-intensive product. Making it means heating limestone to 2642 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result, 5 percent of the entire world's …

8A Architecten adds combined staircase and sofa to Leiden house

Dutch firm 8A Architecten has modernised a small labourer's house in Leiden by adding a large oak structure that incorporates a staircase, storage …

Glebe House by Nobbs Radford Architects extends a Sydney residence

Chunky concrete slabs alternate with deeply recessed windows on the exterior of this Sydney house extension by Australian firm Nobbs Radford …