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Cantilevering modern home redefines the ranch house

Long and lean<p>This rectangular house is an exercise in simplicity. Built on top of a hill in Portsea, Australia, the modern home is comprised of three parts that connect together and stretch into an elongated volume. Its exacting shape and sharp edges are a lovely, if unnatural, contrast to …

Architecture

Modern home covered in a concrete shell of windows

Geometry galore<p>This one-of-a-kind home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is the product of two conflicting facts: First, the site backs onto a lush forest preserve, and second, the clients don’t like to spend time outside and wanted to maximize the interior space of their future home.<p>So architect Lee …

espacio 18 + cueto present a wood cladding house with spatial fluidity in mexico

<b>espacio 18 + cueto’s collaborative project ‘casa once’ has been designed as a tailor-made suite for a young couple who have been looking for a place</b> …

6 places where soil-less farming is revolutionizing how we grow food

If it seems like “hydroponic systems” are everywhere, that’s because they are. Hydroponic farming is one efficient way to grow fruits and vegetables …

Aquaponics

The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t

By Olga Mecking, Commentary<p>Recently, National Geographic published an article called <i>This Tiny Country Feeds the World,</i> where the author extolled the …

Agriculture

When do carriers start throttling you and what can you do about it?

You're probably already aware that all the major U.S. carriers offer an unlimited plan and that they have imposed a limit on it if you use too much …

Net Neutrality

The One Driving Technique That Could 'Solve' Traffic

Too bad it's basically impossible for humans to pull off.<p>If you know anything about how traffic patterns work and congestion actually occurs, you'll already know a frustrating and basic truth about driving: It only takes a tap of the brakes to spark a traffic jam that can reach for miles and last …

Urban Engines Inks Deals With Softbank and Toyota

Urban Engines, the transportation planning startup founded by a former Google engineer and funded in part by Google Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz, …

Smart Cities

Pittsburgh's new artificially intelligent stoplights could mean no more pointless idling

Thanks to a new pilot program from the tech startup Rapid Flow Technologies, Steel City now boasts 50 intersections whose stoplights are running artificial intelligence software known as Surtrac that reduces wait times on empty or lightly-traveled roads.<p>Since Surtrac was first introduced in 2012, …

Transportation

When you’re being tracked by a smart trashcan, shouldn’t you have to opt in first?

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Are you being tracked by a recycling bin? If you’re a smartphone user who traverses certain parts of London, that rather …

11 people who made the internet possible

On 6 August 1991, the World Wide Web – the brainchild of British computer scientist Tim Berners –Lee would go live with the publication of the first …

Internet of Things

Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

You may have never heard of it, but if you are a Chrome user, chances are you’ve used Google’s QUIC protocol already. As Google disclosed this week, about half of all requests from Chrome to Google’s servers are now served over QUIC.<p>So what’s the big deal here? QUIC is Google’s experimental, …

Google

Facebook to beam free internet to Africa via satellite

Facebook has made it clear that satellites will play a big role in delivering its free internet initiative to people across the globe, but talk of a rollout has been pretty limited. That changed today after the company announced it's teamed up with French communications specialist Eutelsat to beam …

Sub-Saharan Africa

And Now For Your Smartphone’s Next Trick: Seeing And Understanding, Courtesy Of Google

Your smartphone hosts a bevy of sensors that do many things within its sleek case. But thanks to a new project, dubbed Tango, by Google’s Advanced Technology And Projects (ATAP) group, your next one might have one more superpower: visual spatial awareness. As in, your next smartphone might be able …

Kombi's DeLorean makeover takes Volkswagen back to the future

Restored by Nashville-based luxury outfit Velocity Motorcars, the restoration starts with a 1967 Kombi, rejuvenated both inside and out. Perhaps the …

Catalinas Houses / Agustín Lozada

“Casas Catalinas” are family homes located in Rio Ceballos, along the Córdoba mountain range and away from the city. They set up in 5000 square-foot …

Raj Villa / CSD Office

<b>Design Idea</b><br>In the design of this ranch house, attempts are made to meet the qualitative and quantitative spatial needs in accordance with lifestyle …

Regulation

Corridor House / SAA arquitectura + territorio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site is laid out along the shore of Lake Rupanco, on a southern facing slope, within a forest of …

Design

16 Times When Concrete Floors Made Living Rooms Look Stunning

There was a time when bare concrete floors stayed well hidden beneath carpets, parquet flooring and tiles, when it was inconceivable to leave them …

Interior Design

Peek Inside This Shipping Container House in Brooklyn

On a corner in Williamsburg, you'll spot a unique house: A townhome built from the ground up using 21 shipping containers that were sliced to give …

Shipping Containers

The world's first blockchain smartphone is in development

Sirin Labs, the company behind the $14,000 Solarin smartphone, is now developing an open-source model that runs on a fee-less blockchain. The Finney -- named in honor of bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney -- will be the only smartphone in the world that's fully secure and safe enough to hold cryptographic …

Oscillation / Atelier Vecteur

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The installation as been realized to protect a construction site and be part of the Festival Voyage à …

France

Researchers have linked a human brain to the Internet for the first time ever

Brain Meets IoT<p>A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical …

Machine Learning

Everything you need to know about 5G

Yesterday, T-Mobile CEO John Legere published one of his trademarked video announcements. In between some choice words about AT&T, Legere said that …

Acassuso House / VDV ARQ

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is built on an irregular corner lot, with 297 m2, located in a low-density residential …

Buenos Aires

Network Protocols – Programmer's Compendium

The network stack does several seemingly-impossible things. It does reliable transmission over our unreliable networks, usually without any …

Information Security

Researchers train drones to use Wi-Fi to look through walls

A new system by University of California, Santa Barbara researchers Yasamin Mostofi and Chitra R. Karanam uses two drones, a massive Wi-Fi antenna, and a little interpolation to literally see through solid walls.<p>The system is two-fold. The one drone blasts Wi-Fi through the structure and another …

Drones

House Sher / Eftychis Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> House is defined along an axis which separates the living areas on the south side and the Gym and guest …

Architecture