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Buenos Aires is fighting vandalism with street art

Street artist Andres Rotundo Fraga, wearing a green overall and armed with a brush and some acrylic paint, has started a three-day project aimed at reviving an apartment wall damaged by indecipherable graffiti.<p>"The walls were damaged by vandals, by rude people," says 80-year old Edith Campelo, who …

Streetwear

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

South Korea's Enormous Climbable Structure for Kids

Is it just me or is anyone else feeling a little bit queasy just looking at this? Luckey Climbers are three dimensional sculptures, designed for children, that encourage physical activity (and help give kids courage – I added that last part). Made of bent plywood or plastic platforms that are …

South Korea

Rafael Pereira – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek | Colossal

<p>Street artist and illustrator Daan Botlek is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands and is known for his strange form of character-driven street art. His …

Architect Wants To Reclaim Public Space, One Dumpster At A Time

How to grow a generation of proactive urbanites much like one would grow mushrooms: in a dumpster.<p>Decades of rampant privatization have left New York’s public spaces endangered. The backlash frothed and bubbled with the OWS protests of two years ago, but has since quieted. There were many lessons …

Urban Design

How To Build A 2,073-Foot Skyscraper

Inside the construction of the Shanghai Tower.<p>When it opens in 2014, the Shanghai Tower won't just be the world's second-tallest building. The 2,073-foot-high skyscraper, designed by the architecture firm Gensler, will be a showcase of 21st-century engineering, introducing the innovations that …

12 Reasons Why You Should Buy A Small House

Let’s say you’re in the position where you have to buy a house for yourself. The bigger the better, right? Well, not exactly. Although size matters, …

House in Muko by Fujiwarramuro Architects

This modern residence is a project by Fujiwarramuro Architects that is located in Muko, Kyoto, Japan.<p>Its unique form is partly influenced by the …

The Nest by a21studio

Climbing plants and vines shoot up over a gridded facade of metal beams and panels at this house in Binh Duong Province by Vietnamese architects …

House in Lisbon by Luís and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade and Manuel Cachão Tojal

This narrow townhouse in Lisbon has bushy plants all over its body and a swimming pool on its roof.<p>Designed by Portuguese architects Luís Rebelo de …

Casa CorMAnca by Paul Cremoux Studio

This family house in Mexico City by local architect Paul Cremoux conceals a three-storey wall of plants behind its slate-clad facade.<p>Concerned about …

Haus Walde by Gogl Architekten

This modern residence is a 2012 project by Gogl Architekten that was designed for a client in Kitzbühel, Austria.<p>The contrast of wood and glass makes …

Dialogue House by Wendell Burnette Architects

American architectural firm Wendell Burnette Architects has designed the Dialogue House.<p>Completed in 2012, this 2,200 square foot contemporary home …

Even the urban cool have sofas

A few days ago I posted an edgy inner city pad by Nicholas Gurney. Comment was made about the lack of a sofa and a TV. Back came the retort that a …

Moody Melancholic Interiors

It is not everyday that you come across designs like those visualized by Plamen Nedev. These designs may not be for everyone but Plamen is a master …

Remarkable Cave Houses, Including the Homes that Inspired Tolkien

House in Kawachinagano by Fujiwarramuro Architects

This modern, minimalist house in Osaka, Japan is a project by Fujiwarramuro Architects.<p>It was designed with an emphasis on privacy without depriving …

Ten Ways to Transform Cities through Placemaking & Public Spaces

In 2011, UN-HABITAT and Project for Public Spaces (PPS) signed a 5-year cooperative agreement to aspire to raise international awareness of the …

Urbanism

Articles about traditional modern family home peru on Dwell.com - Dwell

Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.<p>Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part...<p>A skyward addition to an antebellum Charleston warehouse rises in an …

Architecture

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