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NOMA 2.0 / BIG

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Situated between two lakes and within the community of Christiania, the new Noma is built on the site of …

Dining Rooms

How Iceland’s Copious Supply of Geothermal Energy Fuels the Perfect Conditions for Greenhouse Produce

In a sulphurous episode of BBC Earth Lab, presenter Greg Foot happily treats himself to the hot tub-like waters of Iceland’s unique geology that …

Geothermal Energy

Sky Ranch / The Miller Hull Partnership

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Millions of square feet of warehouse roofs exist in cities, occupied primarily by pigeons and mechanical …

Sir John Sorrell on creativity for all

Having worked in design for over 50 years now, Sir John Sorrell is still able to pinpoint the beginning of his career down to the very day that his …

Creativity

Behance

Gallery of Loft House / Tom Robertson Architects - 8

Image 8 of 23 from gallery of Loft House / Tom Robertson Architects. Photograph by Lillie Thompson

Lofts

Water Heater Maintenance: Extend Water Heater Life

A little preventive maintenance keeps the hot water flowing<p>Place a bucket below the discharge pipe and gently lift the lever on the pressure-relief …

Jim Brunnestom Reimagines Regional Architecture In The West Of Sweden

In Bengtsfors, a small town in the west of Sweden, Jim Brunnestom has designed the ‘Dalsland Cabin 2.0’, a cross-laminated timber home that seeks to …

Architecture

This Michigan Couple Found Out They Own the Last Standing Home by Alexander Girard

The last of a little-known, thought-to-be-extinct breed—a midcentury modern house by Alexander Girard—is discovered near Detroit.<p>Rob and Mary Lubera sensed something special from the listing for the single-story, post-and-beam structure in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, but they weren’t sure what. …

Dining Rooms

Svartviksvagen House

Perched on a rocky mountaintop overlooking the Sörmlands archipelago, the Svartviksvagen House is a three-bedroom ocean retreat. The Siberian …

Architecture

Why everyone needs to visit these places in Scotland

As a Scot who now lives away from my beloved home country, I can’t help but talk about Scotland – to anyone, and everyone, who’ll listen. I’ll tell …

Scotland

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Blueberries (Vaccinium spp.), which are native to North America, thrive in acidic soil. Soil acidity is measured on the pH scale, which assigns values from zero to 14. Acidic soil has a pH value of less than 7.0. Blueberries grow well when the pH is between 5.0 and 6.0, so you need to mix organic …

Blueberries

11 Pest-Control Plants You Need in Your Yard

Not everyone is comfortable spraying or sprinkling pest repellents in their yard. If you’re in this camp, try these plants to keep bugs out of your …

Home Library Architecture: 63 Smart & Creative Bookcase Designs

Sharing your shelf is, in a way, sharing yourself. Every element - from the titles you choose to the way you organize them - says something about …

AI Is Design’s Latest Material

MoMA’s Senior Design Curator explores how artificial intelligence helps designers reach visual and functional goals

Social Inequality, As Seen From The Sky

Across the world, urban clusters have -- to a greater or lesser extent -- social and economic differences. Reflected in space, these imbalances of …

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Stone fruit include apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches and plums. The term refers to the large, hard seeds of the closely related members of the Prunus genus. Like most fruit trees, stone fruit are warm season crops that fare well in Mediterranean climates. You can enhance the health and …

Stonefruit

Perkins+Will's Cidade Jardim House features a large garden space under thin columns

Perkins+Will's Cidade Jardim House features a large garden space designed under slender columns for this private residence in São Paulo, Brazil. …

A Puget Sound Cabin That Rests Lightly on the Landscape

Perched on a scenic waterway on the southern end of Puget Sound in Washington state, the Case Inlet Retreat by Seattle architects MW|Works is a cabin …

Puget Sound

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

After a Fire, a Maryland Couple Turn to Charred Wood to Rebuild Their House

In a clearing in a Maryland forest, a sanctuary emerges from the chaos of a fire, supported by charred wood walls.<p>Before meeting a pair of potential clients, architect Doug Bothner drove to their property in the rolling, mansion-studded hills north of Baltimore. The couple’s house had been destroyed …

This Off-Grid Prefab Cabin Boasts a Hidden Jacuzzi

Dramatically wrapped in dark spruce panels, this self-sustaining tiny home in North Slovakia is the ultimate escape.<p>Over the past three years, design studio Ark Shelter Studio has been working on redesigning, building, and testing different types of self-sufficient, prefabricated cabins that …

Off-grid

Blockchain technology is being used in the early disruption of Kenya’s agribusiness

For the three years that Jannifer Waceke has managed her own store in Nairobi, she has struggled to overcome one barrier: accessing small loans to replenish her kiosk, buy more vegetables and goods, and in turn, grow her business.<p>In many emerging markets, food retailers along with smallholder …

Map the Impact

About Us<p>New American Economy brings together more than 500 mayors and business leaders who support immigration reforms that will help create jobs for …

Regenerative, Organic Agriculture: Cool the Climate, Feed the World

<i>Can organic farming feed the world and curb the climate crisis? The nonprofit Rodale Institute (m) , located in Kutztown, PA, has one of the</i> …

Stunning aerial photography from the 2018 Drone Awards

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Architect’s tiny studio doubles as a hangout for his daughter

Part work studio, part sleepover dreamland<p>Many kids get free reign of the basement for sleepovers. If you happen to be the daughter of an architect, though, your hangout spots could end up looking a little different.<p>James Cutler of Cutler Anderson Architects built this 80-square-foot cabin as a …

IKEA RUMTID Collection Explores Martian Decor

All “Space Force” jokes aside, the science being researched at NASA’s Mars Desert Research Station in Utah is rather serious business, and will …

A Cottage Renovation Leads to a New Addition Accessed Through a Tunnel

Located in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, is a double fronted cottage that wasn’t working for clients of MODO Architecture so they brought the …

Charred Cabin / DRAA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Commissioned as a mountain hideout, the Charred Cabin settles on a rather unusual location for Santiago …