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concrete skin from Rieder Smart Elements

<b>Rieder</b> presents <b>concrete skin, facade panels made of fibreC glassfibre reinforced concrete.</b> Is an authentic material in line with the current trend …

Architecture

El Boldo House

Rustic materials and a contemporary design form the El Boldo House. Situated on a cliffside overlooking Zapallar bay, the home is protected by large …

Architecture

Things You Should Know Before Building Your Own Home

Financial Decisions to Make Before Building Your Own Home<p>Updated March 14, 2018<p>Do not let the many types of decisions you will need to make dissuade …

Home Improvement

Schindler Residence

San Francisco, California<p>The original house was designed by FJ McCarthy for a corner lot near the top of Potrero Hill overlooking downtown San Francisco. The modernist home was designed to capture light from all floors with plenty of windows. The West side had wooden crank louvers to block the …

Beautiful Brick Walls and Sweeping Spaces: Suburban Home in Melbourne

Giving new meaning to styles from a different era is a task that requires careful amalgamation of contrasting textures, finishes and design elements. …

Rome may not have been built in a day, but this shipping container media lab was

The Bard Media Lab's four containers have been heavily modified and joined together, with large thermal windows installed on the front and rear, and …

Framing

Mid-century modern home in Seattle undergoes sensitive renovation by SHED

An enlarged master suite and a new indoor pool are among the modifications to a 1950s dwelling in Seattle made during renovations by American firm …

Goodyear unveils a living moss tire that cleans the air as you drive

The future of transportation is looking mighty green. Goodyear just revealed a new tire called Oxygene that integrates living moss to help improve …

Solar "Generator" Works Indoors - Self-Reliance Plan

<i>Staff writer at 4Patriots, updated March 12, 2018</i><p>Endless power from the sun?<p>Solar generators are a smart choice because they produce an endless …

Breezy studio shows how to fit a lot of function into a small space

Don’t be deceived by this studio’s small size—architect Ulrika Saar of Freshwater studio designed the “Granny Flat” to fit a lot function in just 312 …

Sturgis tiny house is built with sturdy & renewable cross-laminated timber (Video)

The tiny house movement has come a long way in the last decade or so, having evolved from its rustic, DIY roots into a flourishing field where we're …

Material Guide: The Benefits of Building With Concrete

After an unprecedented year of earthquakes, hurricanes, and fires, a bright light has been shed on the benefits of building with concrete.<p>From its affordability to its light-weight substance, there are many advantages of choosing wood as a construction material. However, despite how easy timber, …

Why This Montana Farmer Grows Food Year-Round in Shipping Containers

By Isabelle Morrison<p>Kim Curren, owner of Shaggy Bear Farm in Bozeman, Montana, has worn many hats. She worked in the solar power industry for 15 …

Own an Iconic Midcentury in New Canaan For $1.55M

Just 45 miles from Manhattan, the midcentury enclave of New Canaan, Connecticut, includes Philip Johnson's iconic Glass House, as well as many other notable residences.<p>For instance, this stunning modernist home designed by James Evans—a student of Louis Kahn—is now on the market for $1,549,000.<p>The …

Stunning California home was inspired by oak trees

Field Architecture crafted a gorgeous modern home of concrete, steel, cedar, and glass<p>When Field Architecture first saw the build site in Portola Valley outside of San Francisco, it was a lush wooded hillside dotted with oaks—and the clients wanted to keep it that way. A retired couple with a …

Creekside Residence

Palo Alto, California<p>The clients for the Creekside Residence, a pair of Silicon Valley serial entrepreneurs, approached the firm looking to create a unique home for work and play for themselves and their three active boys. They chose the property for its unique character and placement in Palo Alto— …

House in a Garden / RS Sparch

<b>The story: A house in a mystical garden in a dense urban setting.</b><p>When the client came to the office he talked about a house in a garden for him and …

The 50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time

Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention and plaudits that the genre’s horn blowers – <b>saxophonists</b> and <b>trumpeters</b>, in particular …

Guitar

"Haarlem Shuffle" floating home provides an energy-neutral haven

"The design plays with the perception of the dynamics around the Spaarne, the relationship with Haarlem and the bright open living spaces," says …

Stunning revival of the humble shipping container

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1937, a young trucker named Malcolm McLean was delivering a load of cotton to a harbor in Hoboken, New Jersey. As he watched workers slowly transport the boxes by hand onto a ship, the story goes, he thought there had to be a better way to do it.<p>It turns out, there was: a big metal box …

Architecture

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Some homeowners may be hesitant to plant anything over their septic system's drain field. That hesitancy is wise because deep plant roots can damage the system's drainage lines, and the material released in the soil from the system can create conditions that make it difficult for some plants to …

A Meticulously Updated Midcentury in L.A. Asks $1.49M

This 1954 post-and-beam residence in Glendale, California, has undergone a considered renovation by Levitt Halsey Design and award-winning architect David Levitt.<p>The hillside neighborhood of Whiting Woods in northern Glendale boasts a number of notable midcentury homes, including John Lautner's …

A Couple's Denver Residence Makes Clever Use of a Narrow Plot - Dwell

Moving from Lake Michigan, a savvy couple builds a dream home that's also a wise investment.<p>A couple with grown children might seem like a strange match for Denver's up-and-coming Lower Highlands neighborhood. The area flourished in the last decade, becoming a trendy hub of mixed-use developments. …

Architecture

WA Contents • May 14, 2018 • 714<p>Young Bird Plan, a global design competition organization based in Shanghai, has announced a new competition for …

Kangaroo House

New York<p>Reconceptualizing the rowhouse, this renovation and expansion of a 1,100 s.f. wood frame house into a 3,100 s.f. two family dwelling, is piggy-backing a triplex owner’s unit behind a duplex rental. This unique configuration has been termed “Kangaroo House”, . The existing building was a two …

A Washington Horse Stable Becomes a Flexible Artist's Studio

This 760-square-foot stable outside Seattle was converted into an artist's studio, guest bedroom, and more.<p>Since Bridle Trails State Park neighbors Kirkland, Washington, the community is dotted with stables—especially as populated areas give way to more greenery. One thirty-something couple, a UX …

Architecture

Chalfont Beach

Winchelsea Beach, England, United Kingdom<p>The property is directly adjacent to Rye Nature Reserve, one of the most important conservation sites in Britain. The site is formed of undulating shingle deposits formed as the sea receded over centuries.<p>The existing property was a small 2 room bungalow …

Jackson Family Retreat

California<p>A project located at the base of a canyon in the Big Sur area of Northern California, this 2,500 square foot 2 bedroom house was built for a family to enjoy together on the weekends and holidays.<p>This retreat, composed of four volumes, is on a site dominated by steep canyon walls. The …

Harlem Townhouse

New York, New York<p>Somewhere in it’s history, this classic single family Harlem brownstone was converted to a four family apartment building and, in the process, all historic detail and character behind the historic façade was removed. Exposed sprinkler piping and HVAC ductwork was installed, and a …

Oxford Residence

Los Angeles, California<p>This new residence creates a spacious living environment on a small but prominent corner lot, and a timeless architectural addition to the architecturally eclectic beach community of Venice, California. <br>The open loft-like interior encompasses the common …