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Facebook at Work: social network launches 'pilot' for companies

Tests underway for how employees can use news feed, groups and messaging for their work, but will be kept separate from personal profiles<p>Many companies still ban staff from accessing Facebook during office hours, but the social network is hoping to win over the corporate critics with Facebook at …

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

Residence Ödberg

The idea to build a residence with a central courtyard, following the perception of the well-known case study houses, was the initial approach for …

Moliner House / Alberto Campo Baeza

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> To build a house for a poet. To make a house for dreaming, living and dying. A house in which to read, …

MARIA & CUBÍ / nookarchitects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> From the district of Sarria-Sant Gervasi came to us this project for an interior renovation. Our client, …

Horse Stable Converted Into Contemporary Live-Work Space

E/L STUDIO have recently completed the conversion of an 1800’s horse stable into the Naylor Court Studio/Residence in Washington, DC.<p>Project …

Hitzig Militello Arquitectos combines two homes in one building in Buenos Aires

Two clients joined forces to commission one building with two separate homes by Buenos Aires studio Hitzig Militello Arquitectos, which has been …

House in Rubianes Refurbishment / Nan Arquitectos

“I would like a modern and cheap house for lease”<p>During the first meeting with the sponsor, the requirements for the house were clear, but a “modern …

Architecture

Inblum Architects designs Wix offices in Vilnius with glazed meeting rooms

Lithuanian studio Inblum Architects has divided the Vilnius offices for IT company Wix into two working zones, adding bespoke furniture to create …

Paratelier's concrete house recycles external formwork inside

This concrete house in the Portuguese town of Palmela by Lisbon office Paratelier was cast inside wooden panels that were then used to build its …

Mildred & Co / Jose Gutierrez

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The brief was to turn an existing rundown mechanics workshop into a showroom/headquarters for Mildred & …

Architizer

Unique Home Parading an Inverted Floor Plan for Informal Socialization

Hiding its modernity in plain sight, this exquisite residence in Singapore unveils a spacious, minimalist and inviting interior design. Imagined by …

Faceted timber community centre completed by Gayet-Roger Architects

Timber slats cover the angular facades and roof of this community centre in the Bordeaux suburb of Pessac by local studio Gayet-Roger Architects (+ …

Case-Real combines a patisserie with a wine bar in Fukuoka

Three concrete steps lead inside this combined patisserie and wine bar that Case-Real has completed amongst the high-rise blocks of Fukuoka, Japan (+ …

Shingle-clad cultural centre by Modostudio offers spectacular mountain views

Italian office Modostudio has completed a shingle-clad building boasting mountain views for a private arts and sciences foundation near Bolzano, …

Paddington Residence / Ellivo Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Minimal and raw, yet textured and welcoming, thePaddington Residence is an exploration of flexibility, …

Studio for Arranz Bravo / Garcés - De Seta - Bonet

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The new building is designed for a sole activity: creation, an introspective and solitary experience, …

From Tile to Toilets: 10 Modern Bathroom Trends

<b>Warmer hardware</b><br>Over the past year or two, we’ve seen the significant growth of gold, brass and copper as accent metals on decor and furniture, and …

Narrabundah House by Adam Dettrick Architects

Adam Dettrick Architects have designed the Narrabundah House in Canberra, Australia.<p>Project description<p>Form follows function in this new home in …

6 Facts About Saturated Fat That Will Astound You

Back in 2000, the journalist Nina Teicholz got a gig reviewing restaurants in New York City for a small paper. It didn’t pay much, but it did come …

Scientific Typeface Illustrates 26 Great Inventions

A glossary of the 26 inventions that have most changed the world have been turned into a literal ABCs, thanks to a new typeface by New Delhi design student Khyati Trehan.<p>The project is called the Beauty of Scientific Diagrams. Trehan’s intricate typeface represents 26 important technological …

Renovation of an Industrial Building into a Single Family House / Guim Costa Calsamiglia

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This is a full renovation of a building between party walls in the town of Tarrega, currently comprised …

A House Renovated to Focus on the View

House Lam sits on a rocky plot of land in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa with unbelievable views of the city’s skyline. It began as a …

Dining Rooms

Cabinets with Patchwork Surfaces

London based design firm Doshi Levien has expanded BD Barcelona Design’s catalog of cabinets with a new piece called Shanty. Named for the …

Double Gable Eichler Remodel by Klopf Architecture

San Francisco-based Klopf Architecture could remain busy just remodeling Eichler homes because <i>they do it so well</i>. Their latest, located in …

Why I Eat A Plant-Based Diet

The on-trend diet isn't a fad and it's way more sustainable than it sounds. Here's how I started eating more veggies and grains and loved every healthy second of it.<p>I started eating a whole foods plant-based diet nine months ago. I had gained 20-something pounds from a hormone-related health issue …