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7 ‘apartment-in-a-box’ designs for tiny spaces

Small living, made easy<p>As micro apartments become ever more prevalent in cities around the world, architects and designers seem to have grasped firmly onto one idea: the “all-in-one” furniture solution that combines multiple functions into one module. The premise is simple. By tucking in everything …

Traditional Technique Meets Modern Minimalism at Veranda on a Roof

Great design and architecture come from understanding the world around us, responding to specific needs and allowing local traditions, culture and …

Get noticed: 6 tips for getting your portfolio seen

So you’ve built yourself an online portfolio. The first version wasn’t that great, but you followed our tips for how to improve your portfolio …

I've Traveled to 70 Countries Solo—This Is the One Everyone Should Visit

Packing up your possessions, booking a ticket, and venturing to a foreign country on your own is one of the most daunting but liberating things you …

40 Projects Shortlisted for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies Van Der Rohe Award

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have announced the 40shortlisted works that will compete for the 2017 European Union …

Avant-garde

A Capsule of "Almost-Forgotten History": Surface Magazine Visits Peter Zumthor's Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum

<i>Below is an excerpt of the cover story of this month’s</i> Surface <i>magazine: an in-depth look at Peter Zumthor’s recently completed Allmannajuvet Zinc</i> …

Homes: 16 houses you have to see before building your own!

Before you start even drawing up plans for your home, you absolutely need to check out these dream homes. This is a way that you can take notes and …

Moscow Designer's Tiny Apartment with Tons of Built-In Storage Solutions

…and an unwanted, spectral visitor<p>Alireza Nemati lives in Moscow, where he and his wife live in a tiny apartment—just 35 square meters (about 375 …

The Staircase

12 Top Apps for Architects on the Construction Site

We have previously published the best apps for architects, many of which try to boost creativity and productivity for project design. Now, we’ve put …

Apps

Five Errors of an Amateur Travel Photographer By Harry Fisch

Five Errors of an Amateur Travel Photographer By Harry Fisch 1. Never Separating from the Group In summary, in order to get a good shot that really …

Chinese Duplitecture – A Strange Phenomena With Deep Roots

It’s a little bit difficult and strange for everyone else to understand this but in China the attitude towards plagiarism and copying is not one of …

8 Short Architectural Texts You Need To Know

<b>Update:</b> <i>We've added links to help you find these books for purchase and, in 5 of 8 cases, tracked down a way you can read them online for free!</i><p>Quality …

Five Gorgeous Forest Houses Linked In A Horizontal Condominium

The project known as Five Houses is the materialization of the dream of living in the heart of the forest surrounded by nature, ancient pines and …

TimesLIVE

Rights & Freedoms

6 Tips for Perfecting Your Kitchen Remodel Photos

Photo: Eric Piasecki<p>Steven Gambrel is justly famous for designing sophisticated, richly layered interiors. But in each of his projects, one room always stands out for excellence: the kitchen. Gambrel’s are clean without being cold, eclectic but never jarring. Handsome industrial lighting, lacquered …

Kitchens

13 Visual Tricks Home Stagers Are Playing on You

In today's ultracompetitive real estate market, it's said that potential buyers make up their minds within seconds of stepping inside a home. That's why an ever-growing number of sellers turn to professional home stagers -- whose services, some say, can add instant appeal and even sell a house up …

Designer couple creates a dreamy home with textiles and plants

And lots of handcrafted furniture<p>You haven’t seen a sublime Australian home until you’ve seen the cozy-cool abode of Melbourne couple Poppy Lane and Scott Gibson, who together design furniture and homewares for their business Pop and Scott. Their home, believe it or not, is a rental that they’ve …

Cape Town’s new R14 billion “car-free” lifestyle village comes to life

Cape Town’s new R14 billion “car-free” Blue Rock Village is coming to life following the launch of phase one – Giovanni Luxury Terrace …

Before and after: a home that went from dull to daring!

Usually, you wouldn't dare to dream that a dingy old place like this could ever be transformed into a perfect apartment. It was empty, bare, dark …

8 things you'll find in every stylish apartment

Some homes simply ooze elegance and style. Whether it’s the ambience, atmosphere or aura, pretty much everyone knows a well-designed house or …

10 Of The Best One-Room Apartments

So often, the different rooms within a house are viewed as separate features of a home – but some home designs blend all of these features into one …

50 Cool DIY Projects That Can Make Your Home More Beautiful

Small DIY projects are a great way to pass the time and also do something useful or nice for your home. Even you’re not really into this sort of …

Virgen del Carmen Bar / Estudio Arn Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> What initially was meant to be the repair of some humidity and filtrations, turned out to be the full …

Greenified Urban Space

Neutra used products that were off-the-shelf and purely industrial.<p>Board-formed concrete retaining walls double as ramps from the deck to the garden’s highest point.<p>A maple tree grows through an ipe deck in the garden that Mary Barensfeld designed for a family in Berkeley, California.<p>Two native …

10 essential household items you definitely need

Setting up a new home for the first time? If so, you've probably been considering how to go about finding the best furnishings and decorations. Of …

How 3 tiny apartments maximised their space

With increasing housing shortages and demand for domestic space at an all-time high, it is no wonder individuals are turning to compact dwellings …

The 10 Best Cities to Live In Around the World (2016)

The 10 Best Cities to Live In (2016)<p>In establishing our 2016 ranking of most livable cities, we focused on the concerns at Metropolis’s core—housing, …