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Not Your Father's Polyester

Eastman Avra™ is creating next-generation comfort in performance apparel<p>Jeff Edwards was thrilled when his Golden State Warriors won the NBA title …

Clothing

10 Outstanding Prefabs in the Pacific Northwest

Peruse these 10 inspiring examples of how prefabricated dwellings can challenge typical assumptions of customization and quality.<p>The Pacific Northwest is known for driving forward the causes of environmentalism, energy efficiency, and eco-consciousness. These 10 buildings showcase the diversity and …

Architecture

The Ranch Mine modernises mission-style architecture for Canal House in Phoenix

Phoenix architecture studio The Ranch Mine based this canal-side home on the missions built in the American West over 200 years ago.<p>Canal House is …

An Accessible Home Promotes a Lifetime of Well-Being For the Whole Family

Tucked in a Chicago suburb, the Courtyard Residence celebrates the outdoors while responding to the needs of each family member.<p>When envisioning the perfect home for their family, Kiley and Jim agreed that accessibility was paramount—access to the outdoors, and access for their daughters, Langley …

Architecture

Big Cabin | Little Cabin

Fairplay, Colorado<p>Cabin (‘kab en’) 1. a small simple dwelling. 2. a shelter made of wood, situated in a wild or remote area.<p>We all carry preconceived ideas of the word “cabin” in our collective memory -- a family gathering place, a place of rest after a long day in nature, pegs on the wall to hang …

Cabins

A Freestanding Garage Becomes a Light-Filled Painting Studio

Located in San Francisco, California, the Clifford Studio was once a freestanding garage/carriage house that has now been converted into a …

Omar Gandhi Architect perches glass-walled cabin on rocky cliff in Nova Scotia

Canadian studio Omar Gandhi Architect has created a remote vacation home in Nova Scotia for an urban couple, with floor-to-ceiling windows that …

Flat-packed cabin concept allows tiny houses to be assembled like IKEA furniture

A Vancouver-based startup's conceptual design for flat-packed recreational cabins would allow users to build for themselves, making the wilderness …

Shift exchanges brickwork for glazing to create bright apartments in Rotterdam townhouse

Big windows replace the rear wall of a 20th-century house in Rotterdam, which has been overhauled by Shift Architecture Urbanism to create two …

Each Day at This Floating Home Begins With a Swim, Just Two Feet From Bed

After three years ashore, a Copenhagen couple return to the city’s waterways on a floating home for two.<p>Bobbing amid midcentury houses on stilts, in a secluded part of Copenhagen Harbour, Lisbeth Juul and Laust Nørgaard’s compact floating home cuts a dramatically modern profile. The 860-square-foot …

Roofing

A Dilapidated Garage Transformed Into a Small Modern Cottage

“The garage was in bad shape and in the sunniest part of the yard,” Haesloop said.<p>“We were looking to get a much larger sense of space by keeping the volume generous and pulling the landscape views...<p>Reclaimed white oak from Arborica was also used to create the dining table, which stands courtesy …

Living Rooms

DROP Box by Intenta Design. A modular and...

DROP Box by Intenta Design. A modular and transportable hotel suite that is part of their DROP microarchitecture collection.<i> <br>(Want more? See</i> …

TOOP Architectuur arranges timber and concrete house around a recessed patio

The facades of this low-lying concrete and wood house in rural Belgium are interrupted by large windows, and a central patio that separates the …

Rusty steel wedges surround desert garden in Chile's Atacama Desert

A cluster of mono-pitched volumes clad in earthy pre-weathered steel shelters a mini oasis at the centre of this cultural facility in Chile's Atacama …

Peruvian archaeology museum by Barclay & Crousse replaces another destroyed by earthquake

Red pigmented concrete provides the geometric forms of this archaeology museum in Peru, designed by Barclay & Crousse to replace another destroyed …

A Cluster of Cabins in a Former Quarry Makes a Simple Vacation Escape

Three small pavilions connected by a deck form a summer retreat that balances privacy with a panoramic view—all in less than 900 square feet.<p>It’s perhaps misleading to call three structures a summer house. But measuring 890 square feet altogether, referring to them as a set of summer houses would …

Architecture

10 Tiny Cabin Homes That Will Have You Headed to the Forest

Tiny homes have officially become a thing.<p>Much more than merely quaint and quirky—these structures also promote sustainable living. Check out the following 10 tiny cabin homes—they really do prove that good things come in small packages.<p>Located on an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, this …

Architecture

Happy Valentine's Day! Even if you're spending the evening alone... Image: Celia Hempton, 'Andrea, Italy, 11th January 2016', 2016 https://t.co/iujUwk57Kb

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple elevates cedar-clad cabin in Nova Scotia on concrete plinths

Canadian studio MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple has completed a coastal dwelling that features wooden shingles, gabled roofs, and concrete fins that elevate …

The AÃRK Collective Wristwatch Collection Dials In Customization

It’s been nearly three years since we first spotlighted the original collection of AÃRK Collective minimalist wristwatches. They’ve since added a few …

1960s Stable Transformed into Studio/Guest Suite

When you see the before photos (at the bottom), it’s hard to believe where this project started and where it is now – night and day. It began as a …

A Modest Prefab House That Appears to Float

Have you ever seen a house that appears to float? MIMA Housing has designed just that with their prefab design, MIMA Light. The brand aims to make …

Articles about family salvages 1880s barn create their nearly net zero escape on Dwell.com - Dwell

How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a...<p>I first learned of this story through our friend, the incredibly talented Jeremy Cliff, whose photos accompany this article.<p>Balancing public and private spaces and facilitating the …

Architecture

Stylish Runners Made From New Zealand Merino Wool

Wool is no longer just for cozy sweaters and blankets, it’s now an ideal textile for shoes. Runners, to be specific. Tim Brown, a former professional …

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Twisting Typography

I recently delved into the thoroughly excellent portfolio, Jordan Metcalf, after noticing his beautifully produced hexagonal October (shown above).<p>On exploring his recent projects I noticed a trend towards isometric and intricately twisted compositions, all of which are expertly constructed. There’s a good range of textures and lighting effects in demonstration too, which add to the tangible feel of the lettering.<p>Based in Cape Town, South Africa, you can clearly see why he recently won a TDC …

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The Indian Type Foundry just launched the updated Poppins, a free font family: “Considering its popularity on the internet, we have…<p>2018.02.15 / 0min …

Sitting Ringside at Typefight, Where Typography Obsessives Go to Duke it Out

Like a no-nonsense boxing match, the rules of Typefight are simple, ruthless, and clear-cut. Each week, two designers are pitted against one another, …

Campeggi’s Latest Furniture Moves and Transforms

Designed by Giulio Manzoni, ABC, which stands for (A)ccommodating, (B)eautiful, (C)omfortable, is a design that transforms from a sofa to a twin or …

Articles about residents tiny floating home can dive water two feet bed on Dwell.com - Dwell

After three years ashore, a Copenhagen couple return to the city’s waterways on a floating home for two.<p>Now that gas prices in the U.S. are hovering around two dollars a gallon, what's happened to green...<p>We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.<p>Graham …

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