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Urban jungle: wooden high-rises change city skylines as builders ditch concrete

Mass timber projects in Portland and New York City offer eco-friendly dwellings, but can ‘plywood on steroids’ actually catch on in the industry?<p>The concrete jungle has a rival: forests. Two urban building projects, in New York City and Portland, Oregon, will be changing their city’s skylines with …

New York City

Articles about just 48 hours chicago livework space built ground using concrete panels on Dwell.com - Dwell

An industrious Chicago couple set up shop in a historic manufacturing district almost overnight using prefab concrete panels.<p>A deserted corner store is redeveloped into a furniture and art gallery, showroom, apartment, and office space for a newly...<p>When Dwell proposed that I undertake a design …

Illuminated Book Sculptures Form Highly Detailed Magical Worlds

Artist Su Blackwell utilizes beloved novels as an uncommon canvas and builds upward to create bewitching book sculptures. For her latest standout exhibition, she was inspired by how one's dwelling can act as an imaginative space. “The works include dwellings, such as lighthouses, wood cottages, …

Genre de Vie: A Film About Cycling's Impact On Urban Livability

Today we are facing environmental issues more than ever. While architects, urban designers, policymakers and thinkers discuss the future of our …

The best of infographics: designers pick their favourites

Photograph: Illustration: Chris Clarke and Alex Breuer for the Guardian/the Guardian<p>Britain and Thatcher: then and now. Key figures showing how the UK has changed since Margaret Thatcher came to power in …

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Slick Blankets From a Team of Icelandic Designers

Blankets from Børk Studio blend modern colors and materials with historical graphics.<p>Utilizing unique designs—from a play on an ancient idiom "go under the fur" ("to sleep on it") to an array of sigils and the Icelandic equivalent of tarot cards—Børk Creative Studio brings a sharp graphic …

Foam dipped in rubber becomes seating by Jo Nagasaka

<b>Milan 2014</b>: Japanese architect Jo Nagasaka has created a collection of spongy seats inspired by erotic bondage techniques by tying up blocks of foam …

Heathy Oatmeal Recipe

There’s a new column in New Potato land, and that column is called “The Essentials.” We’re going back to basics and going through them step by step, …

Master This Way-Easy, Essential Pasta Dish

Photo: Courtesy of The New Potato.<p><i>On a quest for the next big thing in the food industry, sisters Danielle and Laura Kosann have begun the journey</i> …

Articles about closer look 4 homes gray organschi architecture on Dwell.com - Dwell

Industrial designer George Nelson was one of the founding fathers of American modernism.<p>At a Dwell Meetup event Tuesday, architect Joeseph Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture joined editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron in...<p>Meet the San Francisco architecture firm that is spreading the green gospel …

Winnipeg Skating Shelters by Patkau Architects: http://www.archello.com/en/collection/northern-architecture

Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time

House / Studio Las Rúas / Olimpia Lira

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This design is based on two important issues. The client is an artist, so it had to be a house and …

Carol Marine creates simple, beautiful paintings everyday - The Fox Is Black

The internet really is a wonderful place. If you look in the right places you’re bound to find some real treasures. Take for example the work of …

Watch the Power of Design Transform an Entire Community in New Doc 'If You Build It' - Exclusive Interview with Project H

As every designer and design educator knows, the hands-on experience of bringing an idea from paper to product goes far beyond a letter grade. Yet …

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The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

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Giant Sculptural Hands Formed from Pieces of Reclaimed Wood

Sculpted with an unconventional carving technique using only a drill and forstner bits, these massive hands are the new work of Andy Tirado. Each finger is individually carved down from a large piece of reclaimed wood with various sizes of forstner bits, which dig perfectly-circular holes with flat …

What Architecture Schools Get Wrong

The new film Reality Check follows a year in the life of Virginia Tech’s design/buildLAB, bringing a long-simmering debate over architecture education to the screen.<p>In 2012, a group of students at the Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design came together to build Clifton Forge, Virginia, a …

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