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Batay-Csorba animates facades of Toronto townhouses with angled windows

Canadian studio Batay-Csorba Architects has taken cues from traditional bay windows on Victorian homes for this residential building in Toronto, …

Transit

Høgenakken

Høgenakken

Lower your fitness age: 5 ways to maintain the body of a 20-year-old for life

Fitness

Japan's Traditional 'Minka' Homes Gain a New Following

Located in the popular beach town of Oiso, an hour south of Tokyo, a restored traditional Japanese home has huge windows overlooking the Pacific Ocean and a triple-height ceiling in the living room, where heavy black pine rafters intersect with slender bamboo beams. In the garden, a picturesque …

A Beautiful and Cozy Prefab in São Paulo

For the last Beautiful Houses post of the year we will show you, once again, that a lot of times less is more in architecture too. Take a look at …

São Paulo

Painting studios in Skärhamn, SwedenContributed by Vincent Andersson

Contributed by Vincent Andersson

Rock Creek House by NADAAAA restoration and extensive renovation of a 1920s brick house

<b>Rock Creek House by NADAAA</b><p>A restoration and extensive renovation of a 1920s brick house.

Dozens Of Colorfully Various Pedestrian Crossings In Madrid | Art Decoration Design

Seeing various barely under his ft, artist Christo Guelov puzzled how an earthly street crossing might probably be turned an element of magnificence. …

Art

Cherish our public spaces – among the glories of the democratic age | Rowan Moore

As the US celebrates the 100th anniversary of its national parks, we too should treasure our own hard-won legacy<p>I don’t know how you set light to a golf course, but in 1897 a riot of several thousand ordinary citizens did just that. The location was One Tree Hill in Honor Oak, a southeastern suburb …

Barcelona's "Superblocks" Plan: Less Cars, More Bikes, Better Social Spaces

Ambitious, brilliant and affordable city planning at its finest<p>Thirty years ago everyone in China rode bicycles; today it's all cars. Thirty years …

Rough House by Measured ArchitectureThe cantilevering street-facing facade and steel edging allows the monolithic form to appear floating…

<b>Rough House by Measured Architecture</b><p>The cantilevering street-facing facade and steel edging allows the monolithic form to appear floating above the landscape.

The village that feeds itself | Global Ideas | DW | 07.06.2016

A new kind of sustainable village in the Netherlands will generate not just its own energy but all the food its inhabitants need as well. …

Aquaponics

How cities can revitalize dying urban spaces

A city is a lot more than a collection of tall buildings on the skyline.<p>What makes a city a great place to live and visit are the shared spaces in …

Urban Design

Dit rustieke huis in Noorwegen heeft een rauw randje

nl_NL<p>article<p>Roomed<p>Af en toe dromen we helemaal weg bij de gedachte aan een huisje in de prachtige, besneeuwde bergen van Noorwegen. Zo een waarvan je …

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Modular Prototype Home Built in Only 45 Days

Time is money, one way or another and a big inconvenience when building a new house is the duration of the whole project. Modern building techniques …

London's best new house extensions revealed in Don't Move, Improve! 2016 awards

A south London residence updated with new living spaces, custom-built furniture and a two-storey lightwell has been named winner in a competition to …

Kod Arkitekter and General Architecture
 add wood-panelled extension to Swedish villa

This wood-panelled extension by a pair of Swedish architecture studios echoes the design of the 19th-century villa that it adjoins (+ slideshow).<p>The …

Living Rooms

How frozen Minneapolis became a biking mecca

MINNEAPOLIS — The traffic light turned red, and Councilwoman Lisa Bender braked to a halt on her way to work on a balmy December morning.<p>She paused her talk of population diversity and neighborhood growth for a sip of coffee from the mug she carried. Then, as the signal turned green, she pedaled …

Google Streetview Takes Viewers Into A Miniature Train 'Wunderland'

Now you can feel like Alice, without eating any strange mushrooms<p>Google Street View is downsizing. They've taken us deep into the seven seas and up perilous rock faces but now, they're taking us somewhere very small: Hamburg's Miniatur Wunderland, a huge model train set.<p>The best part is, you can …

Semi Detached by Delvendahl Martin Architects Conversion of two existing semi-detached Victorian houses in central Oxford into one family…

<b>Semi Detached by Delvendahl Martin Architects</b><p>Conversion of two existing semi-detached Victorian houses in central Oxford into one family home.

Jimi House by Paul Archer Design features round window inspired by abstract art

This London house extension for a gallery director features a large round window inspired by circular voids that appear in the works of sculptor …

Architecture

How our surroundings affect the way we think and feel

<i>From busy city streets to pockets of nature, the places we live in not only shape our feelings but also the decisions we make. Sunday Extra meets</i> …

Tiny wedge-shaped writer’s cottage is the ultimate creative retreat in Norway

Want to recharge your creative spirits? You’ll love this tiny Writer’s Cottage designed by Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects (JVA) in Oslo, Norway. …

41 amazing public space transformations captured by Google Street View

Cities are built for humans.<p>But if you look at the layout of most of them, it looks like they're made for cars.<p>Especially in the world's most populated places. In São Paulo, Brazil — which boasts over 10 million residents — a third of the people travel by car, another third takes public transit, …

Garden inspiration: wonderful water features - Telegraph