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BIG designs a high-end tiny house that goes off-grid

Bjarke Ingels Group has revealed images for the firm’s first-ever tiny house—the A45—designed for the prefab-housing startup Klein. Inspired by the …

Off-grid

Tractile solar roof tiles outperform Tesla product

The recent launch of solar roof tiles by the world-leading company Tesla has brought attention to a similar product manufactured by an emerging …

Tesla

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Clean Dryer Vents or Waste Energy and Risk a Fire<p>A plugged dryer vent will cause your dryer to run inefficiently, and …

Home Improvement

GE warns its subprime mortgage unit could file for bankruptcy

General Electric is still haunted by its disastrous adventure in subprime mortgage lending more than a decade ago.<p>GE (GE) shut down WMC, its mortgage business, in 2007 after the market for lending to risky borrowers collapsed. But the business still faces legal trouble, including lawsuits from …

Canadian Real Estate

Xiaomi launches $10bn Hong Kong stock market listing

<b>Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has filed to list on Hong Kong's stock market, in a move that is expected to raise up to $10bn (£7.5bn).</b><p>The stock market flotation will be the world's biggest debut in 2018, and the largest since fellow China tech giant Alibaba's raised $25bn in 2014.<p>Xiaomi has …

Hong Kong

How Desert Modernism Became the “It” Trend of Today – Home Decorating

Picture this setting: A flat-roof house with an intriguing door, a few large windows, and a surrounding garden made up of cacti and succulents. …

Home Decorating

Sawmill House by Olson Kundig wins COTE award for "design and sustainability"

<b>I get the design part, but is it really sustainable?</b><p>We have always admired the tough, gutsy work of Olson Kundig; when we gave them our first Best of …

Sustainability

Incredible concrete-and-glass home with undulating walls is up for sale

Planchonella House is located in the rainforests of Queensland, Australia<p>An incredible modern house that earns the distinction of “undulating” is up for sale in Australia. Designed by husband-and-wife duo Jesse Bennett and Anne-Marie Campagnolo and completed in 2015, Planchonella House rises among …

Architecture

Bothy Project

Tucked away in the pristine landscapes of Scotland, the Bothy Project is a refuge for those seeking inspiration. The network of tiny, off-grid …

Scotland

Domino's Adds Artificial Intelligence To Phoned-In Orders

Domino’s Pizza is adding artificial intelligence to pizza ordering by way of a voice-recognition application that can take telephone orders.<p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

VW to Change Logo in Preparation for Electric-Car Era

Volkswagen AG plans to tweak the namesake VW brand’s logo for the first time since 2012, as it prepares for the electric-car era and tries to burnish …

Electric Vehicles

Green-roofed Argentinian home boasts a thermally efficient envelope

Buenos Aires-based IR arquitectura crafted a home that feels as if it grew out of the landscape. Set in a clearing in Tortuguitas, Argentina, the …

11 Documentaries to Watch on Earth Day If You're Curious About Veganism

With plant-based diets steadily growing in popularity, learning about veganism is easier than ever. In fact, there are so many books, films, TED talks, podcasts, and websites about veganism these days that the subject can seem overwhelming. So if you want to learn more about veganism but you're not …

Will Europe make its own e-car battery cells?

The future of Europe's carmakers depends on reliable supplies of cheap lithium-ion cells, a key component of e-car batteries. But such cells are …

European Union

The Slow

Bali, Indonesia<p>The Slow offers much more than boutique accommodations, steeping guests in a curated experience that blends art across several disciplines.<p>A new kind of hotel has sprung up on the Canggu beach in southern Bali. The Slow—the brainchild of George Gorrow, the designer behind streetwear …

Death Metal

10 striking architectural projects for your Friday inspiration

In case you haven't checked out Archinect's Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on …

Architecture

Samsung Electronics estimates 56 percent jump in profit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics estimated its first-quarter operating profit jumped 56 percent to a record high, likely because demand …

Samsung

These Photos Prove How Easy It Is to Get Enough Protein as a Vegan

If you're vegan, or you've ever contemplated going sans meat products or plant-based, you know one of the hottest questions is "How do you get enough protein?" The fact is, it's possible (and even easy) to be vegan and get enough of those necessary nutrients.<p>Instead of consuming the kind of protein …

Can Anyone Build a Food Company? Madeline Haydon and the Incredible nutpods Story - One Green Planet

In this episode, I speak with Madeline Haydon, Founder and CEO of nutpods.<p><p><b>Listen Now</b><p><b>About Madeline Haydon</b><p>Madeline Haydon is the Founder and CEO of …

Japanese home features a bookshelf wall designed to withstand earthquakes

In earthquake-prone Japan, a wall full of books might seem like a disaster waiting to happen. Rather than capitulate to Mother Nature however, the …

10 Foods This Nutritionist Eats to Fight Inflammation

When your body heats up, or gets red or swollen, that’s inflammation at work. Sometimes you can’t even see inflammation happening deep inside your …

Interior ILL / INT2 architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A small private house is located in a picturesque place about 30 km from Riga. The land plot is on the …

Lee Broom to show "stellar" lighting during Milan design week

British designer Lee Broom will present a range of outer-space-inspired lighting inside a listed building during this year's Milan design week.<p>Broom …

A Better Battery? A Survey of What Might Come after Lithium-Ion

From the February 2017 issue<p>How we store energy will be critical to the future of the electric car. While lithium-ion batteries are likely to remain the standard for at least the next decade, academic researchers and startup companies are racing to discover, design, and manufacture alternatives …

Clean Energy

HySSIL: new material for light buildings

HySSIL is an aerated cement-based product that is as strong as normal concrete, but only half as heavy. It provides up to five times the thermal …

How Transparent Solar Panels Affect Construction Companies

Research from Nielsen confirms that sustainability is a major concern among consumers of all ages. A global 2015 study found that, of all age groups, …

Clean Energy

Critter Creek Garage

After serving as a family home for 20 years, the Critter Creek Garage makes a new life out of its old memories. The current building now functions as …

13 Impressive Chapels from Around the World

This week we present a selection of the best images of chapels which have been published on our site. These 13 projects from locations around the …

The Inside of This Tiny Cabin Is a Must-See

In the modern world, there are a lot of things we take for granted—like electrical and plumbing systems. You turn the tap, water comes out. You flip …

Columbia University

This Is What An $830K Apartment Looks Like In Sweden

The building was built in 1902, and is bordered by a small lawn.<p>A pair of double wooden doors welcomes you into the lobby of the building.<p>Two poster …