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Step Inside a Rad Waterfront Tower House in Louisiana

Louisiana firm Holly & Smith Architects has built a tower-like waterfront house for local clients, and it's rather nice, an unexpected form in a region of the U.S. not necessarily known for its cutting-edge design. But Holly & Smith dispense with that notion easily in this three-story design, which …

Design

Double Exposure Photos Capture the Essence of Animals in Arctic Landscapes

Norwegian artist Andreas Lie has perfectly captured the essence of the arctic in his latest double exposure photographs. Since the beginning, the artist has flawlessly merged animals and their rustic surroundings, but his newest works have a fresh quality to them. In focusing solely on wintry …

The Arctic

Father Illustrates Animals Every Day to Teach His Son the Alphabet

Web designer Kyson Dana decided that he wanted to take a break from his career to beautifully illustrate the entire alphabet. The imaginative artist's mission went beyond practicing his skills at rendering all 26 letters. This project meant creating a solid sketch every single day, with an animal …

Web Design

Planetary Society Set To Launch Solar Sail Experiment

The Planetary Society is preparing to launch a tiny satellite into orbit later this month as the first phase in testing a solar sail as a means of spacecraft propulsion — an idea that has been kicking around in the science (and science-fiction) literature for at least a century.<p>The satellite, …

Space Travel

A House for an Architect / Pitsou Kedem Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The neighborhood where architect Pitsou Kedem designed a home for himself and his family was established …

Design

Contemporary Interpretation of Quebec Summer Cottage: L-House by CCM2 Architects

<b>CCM2 Architectes</b> completed the design and development of <b>L-House</b>, a modern summer cottage located in Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, QC, Canada. Nestled …

Architecture

Japan’s Creative, Ephemeral Homes

Buyers value brand-new, highly personalized houses—forget resales<p>Would you buy a house that you knew would lose its value as years passed? That you would never be able to sell? That you might have to pay to demolish?<p>In Japan, this is the willing choice of many houseowners. In Western countries, a …

Real Estate

Modern Beach House With Breathtaking Architecture

I’m a sucker for seaside homes as having such a space is so amazing and so dreamy! A seaside home in Vila do Conde brings in the beach and strikes …

7 Futuristic floating cities that could save humanity

Floating cities may seem like utopian sci-fi, but autonomous ocean settlements could become reality as early as 2020, says The Seasteading Institute. …

Striking Visual Perspectives Unveiled by The Edge House in Kraków, Poland

While building the contemporary <b>Edge House</b> in Kraków, Poland, the developing team at <b>Mobius Architecture</b> managed to cleverly reinterpret the local law …

Krakow

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Articles about 7 tiny backyards big style on Dwell.com - Dwell

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>It is not easy to design the interior of a tiny house without making compromises in style or functionality.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, …

Architecture

Articles about minimal north carolina home built tech forward west coast couple on Dwell.com - Dwell

Two West Coast transplants, priced out of San Francisco, build their North Carolina dream home.<p>After last year’s collaboration, we were excited to team up with Monogram again for the 2016 Monogram Modern Home Tour.<p>A couple channel their Swiss roots in the American South.<p>If green design were easy, …

North Carolina

TOP 7 UNIQUE HOUSE DESIGN: SEATTLE MODERN CUSTOM HOUSE DESIGN OFFERING PRICELESS PANORAMIC VIEWS OF SUN, SAND AND SURF

Offering invaluable surrounding perspectives of sun, sand and surf, this present day home in Seattle is more about the perspective from within than …

Breitling also has an expensive watch that'll connect to your iPhone

So it's more connected watch than smartwatch, but it's still interesting to see a true luxury timepiece maker taking a step into this space. With a …

One of the coolest things about the Apple Watch may be a feature no one really talks about

It will be able to share your heartbeat, prompt you to stand up when you've been sitting all day, and, of course, show you the time in a bunch of different ways.<p>But, one of its most interesting capabilities is a somewhat minor one that's easily overlooked.<p>Apple's industrial design chief Jony Ive …

Smartwatches

Hillside House / TOOB STUDIO

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Hillside House project is located among an area of about 1000sqm which is a part of a resort beside Bùi …

Bamboo

11 Futuristic Kitchen Gadgets That Will Change The Way You Cook

These tools may not be on the market yet, but someday they'll change your life.<p>These tools may not be on the market yet, but someday they'll change your life.

Be a (Much) Better Parent

<b>Q: Are 529 college-savings plans still worth it?</b> —<i>Cris, Montpellier, VT</i> <br>Yes, they remain a smart investment. "A 529 account is like a Roth IRA, but for college savings instead of retirement," explains Gary Schatsky, the chairman emeritus of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. …

This Stunning New York Apartment Building Used to Be a Parking Garage

In space-starved Manhattan, developers and designers have to get creative.<p>In space-starved Manhattan, developers and designers have to get creative.

New York City

11-Year-Old Demands More Female Superheroes, DC Comics Responds Awesomely

A ton of celebs have been speaking out and leading the charge for feminism lately, including Emma Watson, Beyonce, and Charli XCX. But perhaps one of …

Comic Books

Photographer Travels the World to Capture the Diversity of Beauty in 37 Different Countries

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world in order to shed light on the beauty that exists everywhere. A little over two years ago, at the age of 27, Noroc quit her job, withdrew all her life savings, and embarked on an …

South America

Inside Heavybit Industries Office

Amotoscott Architecture designed the office ofHeavybit Industries located in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California. The studio transformed a …

San Francisco

Home of the Day: A space in Silver Lake by Barbara Bestor

Set above the Silver Lake Reservoir, this wood-clad contemporary by architect Barbara Bestor was built for screenwriter Michael Ferris in 2006. Rich walnut paneling and walls of glass lend an open and airy ambiance to the free-flowing design. A rooftop deck centers on views extending from the …

Man Performs ASSASSIN'S CREED-Style Leap of Faith Off A 100-Foot Building While On Fire

Faber Terrace / HYLA Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This terrace sits at a corner site and thus the full side of the house fronts the side street. To …

Five Artists Predict What's Next for 2015

Here's five digital art trends that you might be seeing a lot of this year.<p>Digital art is in a constant state of flux. With the year underway, we tapped leading digital artists for their predictions on what trends will gain traction—and which projects they’ll be unveiling—in 2015.<p>Says London-based …

Art

Home of the Day: Greene and Greene Craftsman in South Pasadena

Set among mature oaks and Deodar cedars in South Pasadena, this chalet-style Craftsman by brothers Charles and Henry Greene is characterized by its decorative slat vents, stone accents and cross-gabled roof. Built in 1904 for Lucretia Garfield, widow of U.S. President James Garfield, the house …

Home of the Day: Post-and-beam treehouse in Santa Barbara

This pedigreed post-and-beam in Santa Barbara draws inspiration for its lofted, tree-like design from the surrounding oaks, sycamores and redwoods of Mission Canyon. Designed by architects Edwards & Pitman, floor-to-ceiling glass on the main level centers on tree top and mountain views. The master …

Beautiful Houses: 360 House

Today we will show the breathtaking 360 house located on the Oregon Coast, a project by Boora Architects. I believe that by now you guys already know …

Architecture