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In the Details: Building a 3D Sketchpad That Lets You Draw Objects in Midair

With the rise of augmented reality (AR) technology, virtual reality headsets like the much buzzed-about Oculus Rift aren't just for playing games in …

Virtual Reality

Articles about sustainable home silicon valley on Dwell.com - Dwell

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Back by popular demand, the Dwell Home Tours series will make its way back to Silicon Valley this year.<p>For our last stop on this year’s Dwell Home Tours program, we’ll be making our way to …

Silicon Valley

Guerrilla Designers Upgrade Parisian Streets with Pop-Up Furniture Made from Trash [PHOTOS]

While most people in Paris are asleep, there's a group of designers wandering around the streets in the search of useful scrap. Furniture designers …

50x50: 6th Street House

American-Architects Building of the Week:<p>6th Street House in Boulder, Colorado, by Arch11:<p><b>Last week's Building of the Week (which I forgot to …

A Tower House That Leads to the Treetops

A small vacation home in Upstate New York leads its occupants up to the treetops, hovering over the forest below and offering up enchanting views of …

New York State

Modern Home Aiming at Converting Traditionalists by David Small Design

Described as a “<i>modern home that attracts and even converts traditionalists</i>“, <b>David’s house</b> by <b>David Small Design</b> sits on a heavily wooded lot, …

The Tree Snake House by Rebelo de Andrade

Living in the Woods – The Tree Snake House.<p>Rebelo de Andrade designed the Tree Snake House alongside a architecture project for the Pedras Salgadas …

Artist Creates "Paintings" with One Sheet of Intricately Folded Fabric

British artist Benjamin Shine creates textured “paintings” by carefully folding and ironing one giant sheet of tulle fabric. His subjects range from portraits of iconic stars like Elizabeth Taylor to realistic renditions of elderly hands and beautifully abstract faces emerging from the flowing …

Painting

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo | Colossal

<p>In the midst of our daily binge of emailing, Tweeting, Facebooking, app downloading and photoshopping it’s almost hard to imagine how anything was …

Life-Sized Pirate Ship Built Completely Out of Cardboard

As they were planning their Treasure Island-themed Halloween party last year, friends Josh, Mikey, and Joel clearly didn't want to skimp on the decorations so they decided to build a life-sized pirate ship made completely out of cardboard! The creative trio developed this elaborate design and, …

Crafting

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South Island Residence by KZ Architecture

KZ Architecture have designed the South Island Residence, a single family home located in the town of Golden Beach, Florida.<p>Description from KZ …

Multipurpose Creative Space in Tokyo by Kengo Kuma and Associates

<b>Shun*Shoku Lounge,</b> a multipurpose creative space, was recently completed by Kengo Kuma and Associates in Tokyo, Japan. The 1000 square foot creative …

Amazing Bamboo Dome Bound Together Without Any Nails

<i>Wind and Water Bar</i> (<i>wNw Bar</i>) is an incredible venue designed by Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia that's made entirely of bamboo bound together and covered in a local bush plant without the use of any nails. Nghia's use of bamboo exhibits a combination of his cultural Vietnamese background and …

Architecture

Surreal Tree Branches Sprout Out from Indoor Support Beams

<i>Baitogogo</i> is a half-sculptural, half-architectural installation by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira that presents a surreal growth of tree branches out of white columns. The So Paulo-based artist's piece offers a unique perspective of indoor design while reminding viewers of the materials used …

Architecture

Vana: A Nature-Inspired Structure that Grows Like a Tree

Orproject, a London-based architecture practice, completed a room-sized, nature-inspired canopy titled, 'Vana,' for the India Design Forum exhibited …

Charming Treehouses are Unique Getaway Near Seattle

This finally proves that treehouses aren't just for kids! About 22 miles from Seattle, you'll find TreeHouse Point, a unique Bed and Breakfast that lets you spend a night in the trees! Owner Pete Nelson had the idea to create this amazing destination in 2005, nearly 20 years after he had built his …

Treehouses

Rockledge Residence by Horst Architects and Aria Design

Horst Architects together with interior design firm Aria Design have completed the Rockledge Residence in Laguna Beach, California.<p>Project description<p>…

Majestic Life-Size Horses Made of Scavanged Driftwood

British-born James Doran-Webb created these incredible life-size horses out of salvaged driftwood as a part of an ongoing series of animal sculptures. Fascinated by the representation of motion in sculpture, he strives to generate a strong sense of energy in every animal he makes.<p>Having lived for …

Sculpture

Hyperrealistic Self-Portraits by Eloy Morales

Spanish painter Eloy Morales creates large hyperrealistic oil paintings of himself with smears of paint and shaving cream across his face. This messy addition causes light to catch and reflect in unusual ways. Eloy patiently works through tiny sections at a time, filling in paint and blending as he …

Art

Valencia to sue Calatrava over falling masonry at City of Arts and Sciences

<b>News:</b> architect Santiago Calatrava is facing legal action from his home city of Valencia because parts of the opera house roof at his City of Arts …

House Blurring Boundaries in Colombia by Arquitectura en Estudio

This elegant and breezy residence completed by Arquitectura en Estudio in Villeta (100 km away from Bogotá, the capital of Colombia) is blurring …

Funny Photos of Dogs Licking Peanut Butter Off Their Faces

Dog owner Stephanie McCombie, aka @ifitwags, actively photographs her two German Shorthair Pointers (affectionately referred to as The Pointer Brothers), but it wasn't until one day when she saw her adorable pooches eating peanut butter that she decided to embark on an adorable, collaborative …

Pets

Beautifully Embroidered Silk Paintings by Art of Silk

<i>Art of Silk</i> produces beautiful silk embroidery art whose subjects range from fine art paintings and scenic landscapes to animal and floral portraits. Aside from producing traditional embroidery, though, the company has developed new methods of reproducing the intricate art. Founder Christopher …

Digital Art

Urban Outfitters And Todd Oldham Alums Form A Hip New Textiles Studio

Brooklyn-based New Friends uses a traditional weaving technique to create fun contemporary textiles. Squee alert: dog-printed sweatpants ahead.<p>We have a friend crush on New Friends, a Brooklyn-based textile studio made up of Kelly Rakowski (full disclosure: a photo editor at <i>Fast Company</i>) and …

Animated GIF

Light Matters: Glass Beyond Transparency with James Carpenter

In Modernism’s attempt to dissolve spatial boundaries with transparency, the material used - glass - is all too often dematerialised. In contrast, …

The Indicator: Kickstarting Architecture's Virtual Future

And secrets they must be because Kemp’s little company, Digital Physical, has kept under the radar, housed away in some nondescript loft space in Los …

Do Ho Suh Created a Fabric Life-Size Home within Home

One of our favorite contemporary artists has just come out with his largest work to date. Do Ho Suh is a Korean sculptor and installation artist who's known for his thought-provoking sculptures that often have to do with migration and personal space. These themes reflect his own move from his …

Art