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Japan's 'zombie' firms holding back recovery

Top Japanese finance chief says shake-up of corporate tax system will help profitable firms, but warns recovery could be derailed by stagnant pay<p>Growth in <b>Japan</b> is being held back by thousands of "zombie" companies that must be shut down before the country can secure the recovery and banish …

AT&T to record $10 billion charge in fourth quarter

The company expects a pretax loss due to changes in pension and post-employment plans and abandonment of certain copper assets.<p>AT&T expects to record a pretax loss of $10 billion in the fourth quarter because its former employees are living longer and certain copper assets have been …

Retirement

Gambier Island House Dramatically Integrated In A Rocky Landscape

Developed by <b>Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers</b>, <b>Gambier Island House</b> is an impressive modern residence dramatically integrated in a rocky …

Modern Residence With a Luminous Character in Singapore: 65BTP-House

<b>ONG&ONG Pte Ltd</b>. completed the design and development of <b>65BTP-House</b>, a private residence with a luminous contemporary character in Singapore. The …

Two Stacked Perpendicular Volumes Defining Modern LK House in Austria

A play of two volumes stacked one on top of the other was the design proposal forwarded by <b>Dietrich Untertrifaller Architects</b> for <b>LK House</b> in the town …

ODDA's multifunctional modules combine bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms in one unit

Porto studio ODDA has renovated two 19th-century buildings in the city to create apartments that contain monolithic freestanding units housing the …

Flower-shaped lamp that blooms at night by Constantin Bolimond

This pendant lamp based on a flower by Belarussian designer Constantin Bolimond would open and illuminate when it senses low light.<p>"The idea came …

Transforming Apartment Maximizes Small Space

With 60 square meters (approximately 645 square feet) to work with, Russian designer Vlad Mishin designed the Transformer Apartment which contains …

Small Spaces

SDM Apartment / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in central Mumbai, our client builds a 6 story building, 2 for each apartment, we simultaneously …

Architecture

Stylish Open-Plan Apartment in Taipei Showcasing Futuristic Design Ideas

This stylish open-plan apartment envisioned and implemented by <b>J.C. Architecture</b> is located in a busy area of ??the city of Taipei, Taiwan. Tea-Art …

Architizer

Complex Modern Architecture: Rowing High Performance Centre in Portugal

<b>The Rowing High Performance Centre</b> in Pocinho, northern Portugal is an example of complex modern architecture. The new mega-structure is located in …

Soon This Futuristic 'Tree Building' Will Take Root in France

Designed in a collaboration between Japanese architect <b>Sou Fujimoto</b> and French firms <b>Nicolas Laisne Associates</b> and <b>Manal Rachdi Oxo architects,</b> this 17-story tower is set to pop up like a futuristic tree in Montpellier, France—thanks to its first place title in the Architectural Folie of the 21st …

Winners of Habitat for Humanity's Sustainable Home Design Competition

This year’s winners for the Sustainable Home: Habitat for Humanity Student Design Competition have been announced. The Association of Collegiate …

Architecture

Sancaklar Mosque / Emre Arolat Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Sancaklar Mosque located in Buyukçekmece, a suburban neighborhood in the outskirts of Istanbul, aims to …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

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27 Musicians And Their Hits Reimagined As Buildings

What if you could live inside your favorite songs, from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “Space Oddity?”<p>A beloved album can turn into a sonic home of sorts, and provide a measure of comfort that trumps an actual living space. Now we have a mash-up of both: In his new illustration series, “Archimusic,” …

Harvard Professor To Send The World’s First “Scent Message” Across The Pond

You’ve got smell!<p>On Tuesday morning, at Manhattan’s American Museum of Natural History, Harvard Professor and CEO of Vapor Communications, David Edwards, will hit the send button on his iPhone, and an email photograph tagged with the quintessential smell of New York–Pizza? The halal food trucks on …

China's Plan For The Tallest Building Ever Could Save The World

While the architectures of yesteryear are often blamed for urban decay, today's buildings could be responsible for its renewal.<p>Jutting from the ground like two giant stalagmites, the latest design from UK architecture firm Chetwoods is going to blow the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, …

This Building Will Suck Up Smog Like It Was A Forest

The latest air-purifying building is brought to you by 9,000 square meters of photocatalytic concrete.<p>Buildings are capable of a lot more than simply covering our heads. They can collect enough rainwater to last a 100-day drought. They can run on algae. And some can also clean smog.<p>One of the …

University of Sheffield

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

Austria's Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

Austria

Stepped House Toward the Landscape / 05 AM Arquitectura

The house is located between party walls in a long and narrow plot in the city limits of Casavells. Its original state was ruinous, so we propose to …

Architecture

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 0 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

Top 10

2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winners

The Marvin Windows and Doors’ Architect’s Challenge winners have been announced and this year, there are some really beautiful winning modern houses. …

Architect Day: DADA Design and Development Atelier

Office located in Gurgaon in India.<p>dadapartners.com<p>DADA is a multidisciplinary firm offering services in architecture, urban design and planning. The …

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