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Top dogs: our canine friends through the ages – in pictures

From a pipe-smoking labrador to a future president with a puppy, Raymond Merritt’s The Dog in Photography chronicles people and their canines from 1849 to today

Art

The Bear Stand

Gooderham, Ontario, Canada<p>This property is currently featured on Dwell.com here: dwell.com/home/...<p>Surround yourself with pristine nature at The Bear Stand.<p>This award-winning four-season, four-bedroom 3,400-square-feet property sits on a secluded 99-acre waterfront lot. Outdoor and water …

Hiking

A 1957 Midcentury in Seattle Receives a Striking Makeover

By removing walls, inserting new windows, and utilizing a lighter color palette, this historic home gets a modern new look.<p>When the current owners bought this property, they knew it had good bones. Originally designed by Seattle–based architect Hawley Adelbert Dudley as his personal residence, this …

Architecture

Desktop Wallpaper: April 2018

If you appreciate Brutalist architecture, you’ll love this month’s Designer Desktop. Murals Wallpaper’s “Brutalist Architecture” collection is full …

Murals

Modern concrete and wood house was designed around existing trees

No trees were felled in the making of this home<p>Some architects bend nature to their will; others bend to nature. A new home from Besonias Almeida takes the latter approach, building a house with deep respect for its surroundings. The Argentine firm, known for its sculptural concrete houses, …

Architecture

A Colorado Home Puts a Modern Twist on Farmhouse Living

Nestled among trees and apple orchards, this warm and inviting family home makes the most of its peaceful wooded plot.<p>Inspired by historic American farmhouses, this modern dwelling is sited at the base of the Rocky Mountain Foothills in West Boulder, Colorado. Designed by Boulder-based firm …

Architecture

Buy this magical indoor-outdoor house that disappears into the landscape

The Rosebery House by Andresen O’Gorman Architects is located just outside Brisbane, Australia<p>A true indoor-outdoor experience, if ever there were one. Designed by noted practice Andresen O’Gorman Architects in 1995, the Rosebery House sits in a secluded grove on the far side of a gully in Highgate …

Architecture

‘Urban Tribal Pattern 5 - Aztec - Concrete and Wood’ by Zoltan Ratko

Urban Tribal Pattern 5- Aztec – with real white and black concrete and wood texture,- steel inlays. Simple, native design made with precision piece …

Modern Semi-Underground Homes That Become One With The Land

Living underground is pretty cool and we’re not talking metaphorically. It’s really cozy, fun, not to mention interesting, plus the earth acts as an …

7132 Hotel

Situated in the Swiss village of Vals, 7132 Hotel and their thermal baths are both an architectural and a natural wonder. Designed by Peter Zumthor, …

SOM unveils office tower with luxury amenities for Chicago

Architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill has revealed an 18-storey office block planned for Chicago, including a terrace that overlooks the …

Skyscrapers

Roof Garden in West Hollywood

Los Angeles, California<p>This single-family home, designed by Brian Wickersham and his firm, AUX Architecture, was designed to meet the economic demands of maximizing square footage while preserving indoor-outdoor living. A roof garden provides additional outdoor space that was otherwise displaced by …

Architecture

Studio Ben Allen adds pair of brick vaults to terraced house in York

Two arches made from handmade bricks form an extension at the rear of this Victorian terraced house in York by London practice Studio Ben …

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These 8 Prefabs in Seattle Make Us Want to Move to the Emerald City

There's a reason why prefabs are becoming ever so popular in the booming northwestern corner of Seattle, Washington.<p>Although Seattle has long been acclaimed for being surrounded by water, mountains, and evergreen forests, more recently, it's become a hotbed for modern design and high-quality …

Architecture

Hands-On with the Hemel HFT20 Meca-Quartz and Mechanical Chronographs

Even the best photos betray some watches, and the Hemel HFT20 didn’t work its charms on me until I had it in my hands. Once I did, its impeccable …

Watches

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An amazing home carved out of a former reservoir

This eye-catching home just outside the pretty Devon town of Sidmouth is a genuine one-off.<p>It’s not every day we see a house built in a former …

Living Rooms

Jerry Bruckheimer Asks $11.9M For This Gem Designed by Thornton Abell

Designed by Case Study architect Thornton Abell, the Siskin House in Brentwood, Los Angeles, is an International Style stunner of glass, steel, and concrete.<p>Built in 1965, this pavilion-like residence sits on three-quarters of an acre of private, meandering grounds. The seven-bedroom, seven-bath …

Architecture

tinbeerwah house

a glass pavilion wrapped in timber sliding screens<p>A family house in the Noosa hinterland that connects to the ground and opens to the bush, ocean, …

Architecture

The Courtyard House / Auhaus Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in Barwon Heads, Victoria (Australia), the Courtyard House is part of the ‘Auhaus Release’ built …

Winners of tiny house competition pack comfort and functionality into 269 square feet

Modular building company Ryterna modul recently announced the winners of their Architectural Challenge 2018 competition. Participants were tasked …

Gorgeous modern cabin offers airy perch above lake

Swoon<p>The innovative cottage experts at YH2 Architects have been at it again, this time crafting a gorgeous modern retreat overlooking the waters of Lac Plaisant in Quebec. The stark exterior architecture and comfortable interior give it a perfect balance of beauty and practicality.<p>The home has a …

9 projects that reimagine old buildings, from factories to firehouses

What’s old is new again<p>Adaptive reuse can mean a lot of different things, from reinventing an old school building to repurposing shipping containers as homes. At its core, the concept is about repurposing an old building into something new.<p>But adaptive reuse differs from renovation in one important …

This stunning Arctic hotel will produce more energy than it consumes

Parked at the foot of a glacier, Norway's Svart hotel is a world first.<p>For most, the term "overwater hotel" conjures up the image of a thatched roof …

National Parks

Petra Lost and Found

In the early 1800s, a Swiss explorer tricked his way into Petra, the ancient oasis whose location had been a closely guarded secret for centuries.<p>Deep within Jordan’s desolate desert canyons and rugged mountains lies an ancient treasure, the stone city of Petra. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one …

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Add Clouds & Enhance Colors for More Dramatic Landscape Photos (VIDEO)

One lesson all outdoor photographers learn is that there’s a big difference between a beautiful location and a great landscape photograph. That’s …

20 Finalists Announced in International Housing Competition for Russia

20 finalists have been announced for the Open International Competition for Standard Housing in Russia. With the plan to provide 30 million Russian …

Minimal guest house looks like it’s floating in the trees

Sweet<p>Known for its sleek and sunny homes, Dallas design firm Wernerfield went <i>dark</i> for this guest house—a black-clad rectangular beauty suspended in the trees. Raised 12 feet off the ground on large metal columns, the modern home replaced a split-level on the same site. Lifting the living space was …

Super blue blood moon 2018 - gallery

Many parts of the globe caught a glimpse of the moon as a giant crimson globe, thanks to a rare lunar trifecta that combines a total eclipse with a blue moon and super moon. The spectacle, which Nasa has coined a “super blue blood moon,” will grace the pre-dawn skies in the western US as the moon …

Super Blue Blood Moon