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Inside a net-zero ‘cabin in the city’ by Olson Kundig

The Seattle homeowner and architect Jim Olson build on a five-decade long friendship<p>Architect Jim Olson, founding partner at Seattle architecture firm Olson Kundig, is best known for the large, elegant houses he designs for art collectors around the world. But Olson knows small can be beautiful, …

Architecture

SL House

Los Angeles, California<p>A slightly descending hillside parcel in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles serves as the location for this single family residence. In addition to the site’s gentle topography near the highland of the surrounding hills, the opportunity to capture commanding views of …

A New, Affordable Green Home Comes to an Australian Eco-Village

Adapted for the Australian climate, the eco-friendly, low-maintenance CORE 9 house starts at $192,000.<p>The Cape Development, located at Cape Paterson in Southeast Victoria, is an eco-village of 220 lots, each of which will be occupied by an extremely energy-efficient home just a short walk from the …

Sleep Beneath the Stars in These Enchanting Bubble Domes in Ireland

Scattered throughout a woodland resort in Northern Ireland, these bubble domes provide an unforgettable glamping experience.<p>Hotel-style hospitality has been combined with a back-to-nature aesthetic at Finn Lough, a family-run resort on a 45-acre peninsula in Northern Ireland. Home to a spa, …

Northern Ireland

Modernist Charles Gwathmey's Personal Hamptons Home Asks $4.85M

Designed by the visionary modernist architect Charles Gwathmey as a private residence, this bright retreat provides ocean views.<p>Architect Charles Gwathmey was named one of The New York Five, an elite group dedicated to a pure form of modernism that also included Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, John …

An Architect Creates a Two-Level Houseboat For His Family on a Tight Budget

An Amsterdam architect looks to Japanese culture when designing a floating home for his family.<p>When architect Julius Taminiau decided to move his family of four from a small flat in central Amsterdam into a two-story houseboat of his own making, he knew he would have to get creative on a relatively …

Two Designers Create a Small but Luxe Retreat in the Catskills

A jewel-like home rises on a six-acre site in rural New York.<p>Just as they were wrapping up the plans for their weekend house in the Catskills, architect Jason Shannon and his wife, designer Paola Yañez, decided to add two feet to the width of the kitchen.<p>This was no small tweak but a major …

Dining Rooms

Not So tiny Tiny, for a Doctor in California

California<p>This is Tru Form Tiny's 28ft Urban with 3 ft Nook Bumpout, Payette Floorplan, and Double Triangle Dormers. To achieve as open a layout as possible, open concept stairs were customized out of steel and hickory. There are 3 skylights to bring in tons of natural light. An elevator bed was …

Rustic Meets Modern

Pacific Grove, California<p>This newly constructed 2,476-square-foot home in Pacific Grove affords views over a lush green forest reaching all the way to the blue of the Monterey Bay. The open plan on the main floor enhances the sense of spaciousness and is equally suitable for entertaining and …

Desert Gold

Beatty, Nevada<p>A little home deep in the desert. A wonderful design house in the middle of nowhere, 20 miles off the Death Valley National Park boundaries, with 80 acres of land and unobstructed views to the desert and the mountains. This vacation home in the middle of an isolated stretch of high …

Go Off-Grid in This Prefabricated Cor-Ten Steel Cabin

Available for as low as $55,000, the Artist Bothy is a multipurpose, prefab hut designed to promote a creative spark in residents.<p>In 2011, Scottish artist Bobby Niven and architect Iain MacLeod launched the Bothy Project to offer creatives a chance to experience a remote residency in an off-grid, …

Off-grid

Manshausen Island

Nordland, Norway<p>Consisting of 55 acres in the middle of the Grøtøya strait, Manshausen Island was originally established in 1698 and became an important area for the old trading post of Grøtøya. The stone quays that exist on the resort's property originally housed one of Northern Norway's largest …

North Face Releases a Geodesic Dome Tent Capable of Withstanding the Toughest Weather

Reinterpreting the teachings of Buckminster Fuller, North Face have announced the latest tent in their collection; a geodesic dome tent. Thanks to …

Architecture

Go Anywhere With the Vintage Electric Scrambler

in Motorcycles on<p>25 Shares<p>13<p>12<p>Riding high on four years of stunning growth, Vintage Electric keeps the battery powered hits coming strong. For proof …

Smart photo album Joy will share your photos with family near and far

If you're a parent, this smart photo album could bring a lot of joy to your holiday season.<p>The Joy Photo Album allows you to remotely share photos, …

Google Photos

La Boyita

Punta del Este, Departamento de Maldonado, Uruguay<p>With a unique piece of land, due to its size, location and views, the owner could only dream for a relaxed and peaceful summer house. In order to satisfy his demand we decided to enhance its views while creating protected outdoor areas to enjoy all …

Black Box II

Montreal, Quebec, Canada<p>Black Box II achieves a subtle balance between the old and new, preserving authentic, iconic details while integrating a bold new design. Architect Natalie Donne spearheaded the dramatic renovation of the semi-detached brick townhouse located in the Notre Dame de Grace …

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Balcony

A balcony is a wonderful architectural feature that connects the indoors with the outdoors, presents homeowners with elevated views of their surroundings, and helps introduce fresh air and natural light into a home.<p>Sometimes however, balconies get forgotten and end up not being used as often as …

A Remote Prefab in Uruguay Is Completely Self-Sufficient

In a wild, remote setting in Uruguay, a stunning prefabricated retreat provides urban comfort with minimal impact on the landscape.<p>With nary a neighbor in sight, the Retreat in Finca Aguy occupies an enviable plot among the low eastern mountains in Pueblo Eden. MAPA Architects designed the modern …

A Shipping Container Home in Australia Made With Eco-Friendly Materials

With the South Coast of Australia as its backdrop, this thoughtfully constructed home’s foundation consists of four shipping containers, a flat roof, and a variety of environmentally-friendly materials.<p>Designed and executed by Matt Elkan and his team at Matt Elkan Architect, the goal of this …

Environmentally Friendly

Hillside House No. 3

Hawaii<p>White walls, splashes of color, and vintage furniture are a winning recipe for this Hawaiian remodel.<p>With the help of salvaged materials and furniture, this Hawaiian home achieves what's often impossible: modern elegance but with a comfort that feels immediately worn-in and familiar. The …

Volvo's parent company wants to sell you a flying car by 2019

Volvo's parent company envisions a world where in two years time, real-life flying cars could be hitting the open roads (and skies), finally …

Flying Car

Modern Renovation

Burlington, Ontario, Canada<p>Side split renovations have been a staple in our designs since the inception of our studio in 2010; this project, located in the Roseland community of Burlington, Ontario is a prime reflection of that staple. As requested by our client, we were able to modernize yet …

A Dreamy Loft in Prague With Castle Views and an Onyx Moon

Step into a bright and airy apartment that shows how important the smallest details can be.<p>Designed by A1 Architects, the Onyx Moon Loft is located in the district of Malá Strana on Prague's Kampa Island. The owner of the 2,368-square-foot residence splits his time between the Czech Republic and …

An Incredible Cedar-Clad House Captures Views of the Sea and Forest

Sited on a sloping plot in Suffolk County, New York, this cantilevered house takes full advantage of its forest-meets-sea locale.<p>Designed, built, and furnished by New York City-based firm Leroy Street Studio, this 5,935-square-foot home was born from the client's request to create a warm and …

House Grace

Toronto, Ontario, Canada<p>Located in Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood, House Grace is a full renovation and addition to a house from the 1890s creating a connected and light-filled home for a young family with a segregated second suite at the lowest level.<p>Three distinct service pods organize and …

Time Blocking: Improve Your Focus And Get More Meaningful Work Done

Do you have a list of priorities or goals thatThe post Time Blocking: Improve Your Focus And Get More Meaningful Work Done appeared first on iamwire.

These Tree Houses in the Dolomites Look Like Egg-Shaped Pinecones

In the woods of Malborghetto Valbruna in the Italian Dolomite commune of Tarvisio is a pair of egg-shaped tree houses that appear to hover in midair, like fruit of the forests.<p>Named Pigna tree houses, the structures were created by Tarvisio-based architect Claudio Beltrame in collaboration with …

An Incredible Vacation Villa in the Balinese Jungle That’s Part Chameleon

Villa Chameleon is a camouflaged vacation home near Buwit, a village in the lush, forested region of southwest coastal Bali between Canggu and Tanah Lot.<p>Constructed on a steep hill that overlooks the dense forest and a river below, Villa Chameleon features breathtaking views from every angle. The …

A Concrete Micro-House in Japan Works All the Angles

Built with specially-formulated concrete made of volcanic ash, this micro-house in Tokyo maximizes space through vertical construction.<p>When Tokyo-based architecture firm Atelier TEKUTO received a brief from their clients to build a distinctive, environmentally-conscious concrete home, they embarked …

Architecture