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When you think of original designs, you know that you're talking about something unique and special. An innovative design that can change our …

7 Annual Competitions Every Architecture Student Should Try at Least Once

When you’re used to the grind of architecture school, breaks can hit you like rain on a warm day—cool at first, but terribly annoying soon enough. …

The World's Most Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

Bookcases are always beautiful, because they're full of books. But this post is devoted to bookshelves that are especially beautiful, and the shelves …

Kengo Kuma’s first U.S. home is an indoor-outdoor masterpiece

The Suteki home was built as part of a residential showcase in Happy Valley, Oregon<p>Hot off the heels of his expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden, architect Kengo Kuma has designed a house in Happy Valley, Oregon, for Yokohama-based homebuilding company Suteki.<p>Built as part of Metro Portland’s …

7 Design Students with Crazy-Good Online Portfolios

Some of the HOW team’s favorite projects come from design students who believe in their work enough to go after the recognition they deserve—like in …

How houses were cooled before air conditioning

It’s too darn hot<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>On these sweltering midsummer days, it’s natural to want nothing more than to sit in front of an air …

Design Church in Japan

Architecture firm Alphaville based in Japan, imagined a church in Suzuka. The building was erected for the population working in at the Honda factory …

Architects must work harder "to put new ideas on the table" says Liz Diller

Architects should be more proactive in driving forward development proposals, says architect Elizabeth Diller in this exclusive video interview …

shigeru ban is designing 20,000 new homes for refugees in kenya

<b>japanese architect shigeru ban is set to design 20,000 new homes for refugees in kenya’s kalobeyei refugee settlement.</b> ban, who is known for his …

Hill of Buddha by Tadao Ando

The Japanese architect Tadao Ando created a unique religious space in the Sapporo region, in the North of Japan. The temple is an almost entirely …

Why is Oslo Airport called the world's greenest? | CNN Travel

India’s new solar-powered train is the first in the world

Solar panels embedded in the train feed into a battery that can power it for up to 72 hours<p>India is getting on board with solar.<p>The first of the country’s solar-powered trains has begun service, running a 12.5-mile route from Delhi’s Safdarjung station to Farukh Nagar in the country’s north. The …

Simple Living

This rainforest lounge’s circular design helps it withstand storms

The structure was designed using local materials and building techniques to better endure strong winds and floods<p>Part of a resort deep in the rainforests of Vietnam, this round wood-and-stone structure was built to house a restaurant and lounge for guests attracted by the area’s local hot springs. …

Hot Springs

These 7 Vintage Airstreams Were Transformed Into Modern Escapes

Airstream trailers may have emerged in the 1930s and become iconic of the 1950s, but today, owners and designers are revamping classic Airstreams with a contemporary, modern flair.<p>As emblems of the midcentury automobile-oriented vacation culture, Airstream trailers combined aerodynamic aesthetics …

Airstream

Nomad Women Explain How to Travel the World—and Keep Your Job

We all talk about quitting the rat race and taking off around the globe. But for a growing number of women it's an actual lifestyle. Here, writer Amna Shamim tells what it's like and introduces you to four of her worldly friends. Without further ado, meet the nomads.<p>Amna Shamim, 33, …

7 Established Architects' Advice For Young Professionals and Students

In all but the most optimistic architect's career, there will be moments you come across doubts and insecurities about our profession. It is in these …

Google X unveils new company for geothermal energy, Dandelion

The company is already signing up customers for their affordable and easy-to-install home geothermal energy system<p>Alphabet’s “moonshot factory” is slinging out a new independent company dedicated to bringing affordable home geothermal energy to the masses: Dandelion. For years, the popularity of …

New York State

This Ingenious Game Reveals Everything That’s Wrong With Gender-Centric Branding

Introducing Cards Against Humanity For Her.<p>If you think Cards Against Humanity—the popular “party game for horrible people”—is just a card game, you are sorely mistaken. It’s an empire—complete with alternate card holders and expansion packs that cover everything from politics to design. And now we …

Beautiful bamboo building withstands floods and storms in Vietnam

Architecture firm RÂU ARCH created this beautiful thatched roof building burrowed deep into the lush rainforests of Vietnam. The MOOC Spring building …

Hyperloop's First Real Test Is a Whooshing Success

Your dream of one day zipping from one city to another in a pod in a pneumatic tube just took one more step toward reality. Hyperloop One announced …

This Year’s Must-See Architecture Is A Mountain Of Paper Tubes

Studio Gang’s dizzying Hive is composed of over 2,500 metallic cardboard tubes.<p>Every summer the National Building Museum, in Washington D.C., transforms its towering 75-foot-tall atrium into an architectural amusement park. The idea: Use crowd-pleasing, conceptually deep, installations by the …

I Got Tracked by Ai Weiwei's Drones and Here's What Happened

Ai, Jacques Herzog, and Pierre de Meuron staged a creepily prescient installation at the Park Avenue Armory.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Creators.</i><p>Say you needed to disappear—what would it take to go truly off the grid, impossible to track down? Cameras are ubiquitous, credit cards are …

8 Vintage Pieces Used in Unexpected & Brilliant Ways

(Image credit: Design*Sponge)<p>I'm a big fan of vintage furniture: well-made and well-loved, the right piece can add a focal point to any space. But …

Eco Bridge Design Winner Creates an Undulating Mountainside Infrastructure in Seoul

In response to the Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge Design Competition commissioned by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, SLOPEWALK is a mountain-inspired …

Envisioning a Hip-Hop Urbanism in Washington DC

The following is a manifesto, in search of a movement... In it, I am proposing a theory of architecture based around a ruffneck, antisocial, hip-hop, …

Many veterans would suffer under Republican health-care plan

By Joe Davidson<p>Joe Davidson<p>Columnist focusing on federal government issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>As Republicans strive mightily — and perversely — for a health-care system that would increase the uninsured by 22 million people, they should ponder the impact on a particularly deserving group — …

Health Care

China's largest bike share launches air-purifying bicycles for 20 million citizens

In the near future, 20 million people will be able to clean the air as they cycle. To fight air pollution and create a healthier environment for …

Less coverage, more uninsured: Here's what the latest Republican healthcare plan could mean for women

Women’s health advocates have assailed the plans put forward by congressional Republicans to replace the<p>Affordable Care Act, saying they would cause disproportionate harm to half the adult population.<p>“Both bills are nothing short of an all-out attack on women’s health,” said Janel George, director …

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor wins German architecture prize

His award-winning designs include the Therme in Vals, the Kunsthaus Bregenz and the Kolumba art museum in Cologne. Peter Zumthor is the first foreign …

The Architecture of Poetry by Richard England

Richard England gifted Malta with post-modern architectures in pastel colors, reminiscent of bi-dimensional paintings. Pupil of Gio Ponti, the …