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An Architect's Guide to Virtual Practice

Summary<p>Today, a new reality in architectural practice is that most architects are no longer interacting across their workstations. Instead, they are …

Management

Top 20 free resources for learning logo design

Whether you’re a total newbie or a seasoned pro, there’s always lots more to learn about logo design. But while the web is full of help and advice, …

Graphic Design

Feng Shui expert says this one design flaw could be ruining your sleep

Do you constantly feel drained at night or have trouble sleeping? Well, according to one feng shui expert that could be down to the layout of your …

Designed to Inspire: 7 Unparalleled Architecture Schools

Everyone is influenced by the architecture around them. Sometimes we are aware of its effect on our mood and behavior, but more often it plays an indiscernible role in our daily lives. This is both in spite of, and due to, its constant presence — understanding the built environment is akin to a …

Ohio State University

Residence MG2 / Alain Carle Architecte

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This residence’s occupancy program has been fragmented into four pavilions, according to an organic …

3 space-savvy apartments you'll love

Gone are the days when large houses were considered the only viable home that you should bother injecting a lot of effort and style into, as even …

18 Inspiring Quotes From I.M. Pei | Inc.com

No one combines art and functionality like an architect. Sure, there are plenty of buildings that are boring and ugly but certainly few by I.M. Pei have those distinctions.<p>Pei is not only a designer of icons like the glass-and-steel pyramid for Musée du Louvre, and the John F. Kennedy Library, he …

Architecture

Polished modernist home in Cole Valley asks $2.75 million

1969 was also a transformative year for this onetime humble house<p>Nestled between more traditional homes high up in Cole Valley comes this exceptional construction with a wood facade that belies the airy, white interiors lurking inside. Originally built in 1924, the entire house was reconceived from …

Roxboro Residence

Calgary, Alberta, Canada<p>Situated in a dense neighborhood in the city of Calgary, this home is the primary residence for a young family of Norwegian descent. Bordered on the north by the Elbow River, the owners desired a Modernist home that would maintain their privacy from the busy neighborhood as …

Framing

Portage Bay Bungalow

Seattle, Washington<p>One couple’s 1,900-square-foot residence finds harmony with a view.<p>A single-story, dark bungalow once claimed this corner of land on the edge of Portage Bay in Seattle and always reflected the seasons. If it was cold, the two residents shivered. But if it was warm, the pair was …

Living Rooms

Untouched midcentury masterpiece on the market for the first time ever asks $950K

The 1959 Knoxville beauty was designed by Bruce McCarty as his personal home<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Knoxville, Tennessee<p><b>Price:</b> …

Reader Rehab: A Boston Kitchen Embraces the Light

For two young Boston professionals (and avid Remodelista readers), long hours at work mean that home is a bit of a sanctuary, a personal “private …

Custom Charred Cedar Exterior Cloaks a Car-Lover’s Dream Retreat

Hidden deep inside <b>Hudson Valley</b>, Kerhonkson, the <b>TinkerBox</b> is much more than just another serene escape set in the woods. This striking little retreat …

Hudson Valley

Tinkerbox House

Surrounded by over 10 acres of forest in the Hudson Valley, the Tinkerbox House uses the owner's hobbies as the focus of its design. The process …

German architecture students and refugees build a beautiful timber community center

Architecture students from Germany’s University of Kaiserslautern teamed up with 25 refugees to build a timber community center for a refugee camp in …

Frank Gehry’s Online Architecture Class Exposes an Identity Crisis for the Profession

The future of online education is wide open, and in the world of architecture, Frank Gehry is seeking to bring everyone one step closer to that future. The recent announcement of his course on architecture and design for MasterClass, available this spring, is the latest foray the profession has …

Getting Past the Limitations of Your Design Skills

Have you ever been looking through design annuals or other publications, keeping up to date on what’s happening in the industry, when you happen upon …

Creativity

New At Photography? Check Out This Helpful Visualization

DSLR cameras are fantastic for taking stunning photographs, but if you don’t understand how to use them, it’s an expensive purchase. There are so …

Before & After: Smart Choices for a Small Kitchen

One of the biggest challenges of living in a tiny apartment is the tiny kitchen. After purchasing her studio apartment in Brooklyn, Kelly was …

How to Decorate an Entryway for Great First Impressions

You only get one chance to make a great first impression, and your home’s entryway is a key factor in that first impression. There are so many ways …

A Design Pro Shares 7 Easy Ways to Bring More Hygge Into Your Home

In the past we've been content just to make our homes cozy for Winter, but this year we're going a step farther and doing it the chic Danish way by bringing hygge — pronounced "hoo-gah" — into our living spaces. Hygge is the positive, Scandinavian approach to cozy Winter living originating in …

Midcentury hilltop jewel box with lake views asks $800K

The Weston, CT home was designed by Edward Lloyd Flood<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Weston, Connecticut<p><b>Price:</b> $799,999<p>This all-white …

10 top tips to improve your sketching skills

When you are trying to master the art of how to draw and sketch, there are many things to bare in mind. In 3dtotal Publishing’s latest book, 'Masters …

Brooklyn Heights carriage house is an $11.5M pseudo-suburban dream

Elegant, artful, and spacious<p>The houses that line the cul-de-sacs of Brooklyn Heights are the stuff of suburbia-in-NYC dreams, and an old carriage house on quaint College Place that just hit the market is no exception. The townhouse at no. 14 last sold in 2012 for $5 million, but returns to the …

Five of the best Toronto home interiors on Dezeen

As this year's Interior Design Show prepares to open in Toronto, we select five of the city's best home interiors from the pages of Dezeen.<p><b>Junction</b> …

Walls That Breathe: 7 Buildings Clad in Perforated Bricks

Brick is one of the most traditional and universal building materials in the world. In some ways, a brick home represents the archetypal house, a symbol of protection and stability — the proverbial house that the wolf could not blow down. Many of the following projects incorporate brick because it …

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