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Milan Design Week 2017: Highlights: Eight stand-out experiences and presentations happening right now

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick<p>Milan Design Week is happening now, and continuing through 9 April with events scattered all over the city. While the Fuorisalone offerings might overwhelm with options, rest easy knowing you can turn into almost any space for a well designed display. There’s something …

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Homes by Famous Architects That You Can Actually Rent

We had the pretty incredible opportunity to take up residence in a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed space in San Francisco for our latest goop MRKT—and it …

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

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4 Ways Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Revolutionize the Way We Practice Architecture

It’s time for the profession to prepare. New software and hardware platforms are emerging that allow <i>immersive environment representation</i>—aka virtual …

Science Says Beautiful Architecture Makes Us Happy and Healthy

We all know exercise and being in close proximity to nature boosts our happiness and overall heath. However, the impact of the "environmental …

Best Books by Designers and Architects 2015 Photos

How Painter Ben Johnson Takes Architectural Representation to Incredible Levels of Realism

<b>Ben Johnson</b> is a painter preoccupied by realism – especially when it comes to the two-dimensional representation of architectural space. A British …

Journalist Spends Four Years Documenting India's Crumbling Subterranean Stepwells Before They Disappear

Tucked away on quiet streets far from the hustle and bustle of popular tourist attractions, in between the spectacular palaces, temples, and tombs that appear on the covers of guidebooks, an entire category of Indian architecture has faded into obscurity and historical obsolescence. Called …

Flint, Stone and Pebbles: 7 Buildings That Marry Traditional Materials With Modern Forms

Crushed stone and flint have been used as a building material for centuries and are usually associated with classical architecture and 18th-century revivalism. Flint cobbles were often used in combination with limestone and brick during the Victorian era, mostly in cottages, churches, …

New Mirrored Infinity Room Immerses Viewers in Mesmerizing World of Endless Reflections

With a prolific career dating back to the mid-20th century, New York-based artist Lucas Samaras has gained renown for his work in painting, sculpture, photography, and performance art. Born in Greece in 1936, Samaras has been the subject of seven major career retrospectives and more than …

This Crazy Cool Home Concept Is NOT for People Afraid of Heights

Everyone is always trying to find that dream house with the perfect view. The more jaw-dropping the vista, the better, right? But Casa Brutale takes it to an even crazier level… literally. This cliff-hanging concept house is designed in an upside-down L shape, with the top serving as a swimming …

Design You Trust

It’s supposed to be the happiest day of your life, so what better way to celebrate your wedding than by posing as centaurs to demonstrate your love? …

Architects' Reactions to Frei Otto's Pritzker Prize Win

After news of Frei Otto winning the 2015 Pritzker Prize broke, the internet was filled with comments on his influence on the profession over the past …