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7 Myths in Architectural Detailing that Are Changing in the Digital Age

The recent availability of automated design and production techniques is changing the development of building details. With parametric and …

7 Gym Moves You Need to Master

1 of 8<p>In order to get really good at getting stronger and building muscle, you have to develop a certain type of mastery. Take Arnold for example. He …

Tip: The New Cardio – Steady State Lifting

Bored of steady state cardio? Tired of HIIT? Try steady state weight lifting to lose fat. Here's how to do it.<p>Choose an upper body compound lift and …

10 essential supplements and why you should take them

I’m often asked by clients and readers of this column whether they should be taking supplements to help achieve their training goals. My answer is that for general training goals, supplements probably aren't necessary. With a practical training plan and careful diet, you should be able to achieve …

Nutrition

Floating Olson Kundig home makes way for Washington wildlife

Seattle’s Olson Kundig Architects unveiled a brilliant T-shaped home called Rimrock whose elongated design ‘floats’ over a local wildlife trail. …

Architecture

RECO / Tom Mahieu Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Flemish Ardennes in Belgium is renowned for cobblestones, the international cycling race Tour of …

The best AMRAP workouts to boost your muscle endurance

The aim of AMRAP (“as many rounds as possible”) is to beat the number of rounds you did in your last session.<p>Self-defined goals like this build …

Feast Your Eyes on the Shirtless Guy Who Should Be Dubbed "the Kettlebell King"

His Instagram handle is primal.swoledier — and once you see these pictures, you will understand why. Meet Eric Leija, the shirtless 24-year-old who is taking Instagram by storm. He's a kettlebell specialist who can do some pretty insane things with his pretty insane physique. Eric films his …

Mammoth Modern House 1

We had been coming up to Mammoth Lakes for years to ski and mountain bike during the warmer months. With relatively little updates to many of the resorts and vacation offerings we started looking into building something new with a rustic modern feel. One spring trip up we came across two lots that …

Rustic

House AA315 / BERNARDI + PESCHARD & BLANCASMORAN

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> As per our agreement with the client, all the programme in Level 1 is open to the garden.<p>Only specific …

Beautiful stable grows wild grasses on the roof for horses to eat

Don’t be alarmed if you see horses on the roof of this stable—they’re meant to be there. Argentinian architecture firm Estudio Ramos designed …

Landscaping

Spanish Ajoblanco

<i>Spanish ajoblanco is cold garlic soup that will surprise you with its taste! It’s rich, refreshing and full of Mediterranean flavors!</i><p>Guys, do you …

Dynamic symmetry: The genius of Henri Cartier-Bresson's composition

Henri Cartier-Bresson—the father of modern day street photography and master of the candid shot—was obsessive about the 'geometry' in his …

Street Photography

The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

Are You Training Them All?<p>The Magic 6<p>As a human, your body moves in pretty much the same way as other humans. In fact, there are six basic movement …

Bodyweight Exercise

12 Ways to Make the Beach Your Best Gym Yet

​Get in a great workout while the rest of your group still sunning themselves<p>Forget dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, and the latest, greatest cardio machine at your gym. You don't need <i>any</i> of them—or a gym membership—to get in fantastic shape.<p>That's because you already have a free gym, and …

7 Workout Supplements That Actually Work

The fitness world is full of a lot of gimmicks and promises because, let’s face it, working out is hard work, and if there’s one thing human history …

4 Things You Must Do to Achieve 7% Body Fat

1 of 5<p>The Plan<p>If it’s a flat belly, a better all-around diet, and a stronger heart you’re after this year, we’ve got you covered. But if you’ve got …

Pursuing Perfection: 8 Glass Boxes With Beautiful Detailing

Sometimes, thinking outside the box requires looking right through it. Grounding architecture, pure forms and geometry structure ideas on space, sequence and light. Architects and designers use shapes like triangles and squares as building blocks to larger concepts. As one of the most fundamental …

Snøhetta’s ready-made cabin can fit into any landscape

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a Snøhetta-designed home, this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. The renowned Norwegian design firm …

Cabins

​4 Rowing Workouts That Burn Fat and Build Muscle

​Combine rowing intervals with strength training to transform your body<p>Thanks in part to CrossFit, indoor rowing is having a moment. Not only have boutique rowing studios thrived all over the U.S. (Greenville Indoor Rowing in South Carolina, Row Zone in Philadelphia, Ro Fitness in Texas and Row …

E20 House

Set in a sloping meadow in Pliezhausen, Germany, the E20 House allows its concrete exterior to show through without overwhelming the minimal …

Minimal Hollywood house by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos juts out from steep hillside

Spanish firm Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designed the off-white angular form of this house so it would "hang from the topography" of the Hollywood …

Guy Fieri's Texas chili recipe is so rich and flavorful, you'll never turn back

Guy Fieri knows his chili. The <i>Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives</i> host is pretty much always eating something meat covered on Food Network, and when it comes …

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Design a Modernist Home in the Hamptons

The architects create a tranquil residence of meticulously orchestrated planes and volumes on Long Island<p><i>This article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Think of the house as a masterful exercise in spatial poetry. Or perhaps a brilliantly composed étude blending …

Movable concrete micro-home can be installed in just 7 hours

Koda is built from concrete and ships in prefabricated sections, so when it arrives on-site, it only takes roughly seven hours to assemble and put …

Concrete

House in Riehen / Reuter Raeber Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Glass, concrete, wood, and metal serve as the basis for drawing rich associations between space, …

Seven Pizzas You Have To Try When You’re In Italy

Pizza has become the cornerstone of fast food worldwide. Every corner of the world will have at least one pizza joint slinging dough. That’s not hyperbole, but no one owns pizza quite like Italy. Their chefs are able to turn what is basically a simple flat bread with …

Italy

buchanan architecture completes sculptural corten steel residence in dallas

<b>buchanan architecture completes sculptural corten steel residence in dallas</b><br>(above) street elevation at dusk<br>all images courtesy of buchanan …

Architecture

Rabbit Snare Gorge / Omar Gandhi Architect + Design Base 8

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Lawrence MacIsaac recalls stories of his great grandfather using the property to teach his sons how to …