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Take a tour of the 'city of the future' being built in a Middle Eastern desert

The Masdar Project is the United Arab Emirates' planned city of the future, complete with state-of-the-art technology and energy-efficient transportation systems.<p>In a country built on oil, a car-free, solar-powered community is certainly an anomaly.<p>French photographer Etienne Malapert was …

Abu Dhabi

5 Popular Habits of Happy & Successful People

Does your life flow effortlessly, or do you find yourself in an overwhelming mess thinking “<i>There aren’t enough hours in the day!</i>” on a daily …

Scientists use lasers to make metals super water-repellent

A new method for producing super water-repellent surfaces could lead to self-cleaning materials that are much more slippery than Teflon and never corrode. Researchers from the University of Rochester say they can make metals superhydrophobic (highly water-repellent) using powerful lasers to etch …

Engineering

2015 Travel Must Dos

Some destinations and activities are not new, just things we would like to do in 2015. And some destinations are not obscure never-heard-of-before off the Google Map, but well known fun destinations.<p>2015 can't come quick enough, I am ready to go!<p>Every year around this time, many of us avid …

DOS

5 digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Did you know that the quickest way to open a link on a Web page in a new window or tab is to click the link with the middle button on your mouse? If you're a keyboard person, in Windows, press the Control button and click the link. On a Mac, use the Command button and click the link.<p>There are …

African children's library with rammed earth walls by BC Architects and Studies

This children's library with rammed earth walls in Burundi, Africa, was built by Belgian studio BC Architects and Studies and members of the local …

Tile House / Cubus

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Complete refurbishment of a house between party-walls in Costa Brava. Located in an old building, the …

Bookworms’ Paradise: Wooden Staircase Encompassed by Walls of Books

This house located in London was recently renovated by Platform 5 Architects, being a true bookworms’ paradise. The client, a book lover with an …

Small House in Ukraine Displaying a Fascinating Blend of Materials and Textures

This charming contemporary small house was especially designed by <b>Kvartal Studio Group</b> for a young family in Odessa, Ukraine. Displaying warmth …

3D Printing Architectural Maquettes, Models and Miniatures

Flexible Modern Architecture: Surprising Narrow House in Japan

It is always fascinating to observe Japanese architecture in its most flexible sense. Fujiwaramuro Architects have completed the design for Narrow …

Compact Minimalism: Bright Japanese House Inspiring Tranquility

We are already used to Japanese architecture, which puts a different value on space than most of the Occidental cultures do. The <b>Hiyoshi House</b> is such …

Parallel Nippon: Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1996–2006

Co-organized by the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) and the Japan Foundation in cooperation with Perth’s Gallery Central, <i>Parallel Nippon</i> …

Framing