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Modern Japanese lake house comes with a twist

Climb on up<p>How do you make the most of a two-story home? Turn it into five stories. Sugawaradaisuke Architects recently did just that, transforming a house on the shore of Japan’s Lake Nojiri into a multi-story home with a clever use of platforms.<p>The timber house is outfitted with platforms that …

Architecture

Amazing Concrete and Glass Cabin in Argentina

H3 House is a stunning concrete and glass home designed by architect Luciano Kruk. Located eight block from the Argentinian coastline, the shared …

Architecture

Coolest shipping container house catches everyone's eye

STUFF<p>Architect and artist Ty Kelly put his stunning container house in Montana on the market, and interest was huge.<p>Inexpensive housing options hold …

Outdoor Spaces

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …

Motivation

Stair of the week is a loft bed in Singapore hotel

<b>Sometimes you wonder what they were thinking.</b><p>Thanks to our tiny house obsession, we spend a lot of time on TreeHugger discussing loft beds and the …

Lofts

8 Proven Habits for Ultimate Success

Build the habits you've always wanted.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are the result of our repeated behavior. Or as Aristotle put it, “Success is not an action, but a habit.”<p>Here, top entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles weigh in on the one mental habit that …

Entrepreneurship

Gallery of COBS Year-Round Micro Cabins / Colorado Building Workshop - 1

Image 1 of 30 from gallery of COBS Year-Round Micro Cabins / Colorado Building Workshop. Photograph by Jesse Kuroiwa

21 Detailed Construction Sections for Wood Structures

Wood is one of the oldest materials that man has used to build their homes and take refuge from the weather. Wood does not only fulfill a structural …

Joshua Tree Desert House

Emerging from the terrain like an alien shrub, the Joshua Tree Desert House is organically ingrained into the rocky landscape. The sculpted exterior …

Minimalist cabin in the Chilean mountains lets climbers escape the daily grind

Chilean architect Lorena Troncoso-Valencia designed a serene wooden refuge deep in the Chilean mountains. The architect – who specializes in …

50 Gorgeous Bathroom Tile Ideas You Need to See

So you're planning a bathroom. One of the most important considerations you'll face is what tile to use: on the floor, in the shower, maybe even on …

Ceramics

Slim And Modern Shower Drain Systems For The Minimalist In You

Beauty lies in the details and that applies to everything, even something as insignificant as a shower drain. Actually, nothing is completely …

Woodland House / ALTUS Architecture + Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Sited on a wooded plateau overlooking a wetland and lake beyond, this new residence seeks to quietly …

The Full-Body Circuit That Will Get You in Shape for Spring

Bye-bye, winter body! This circuit will help you get back into fighting shape.<p>Chilly days spent on the couch binge-watching <i>The Crown</i> may have been …

Workouts

These 5 Exercises Are the Secret to Kayla Itsines's Insanely Sculpted Abs

Whether you're a gym newbie or a seasoned regular, chances are you've been in the following (somewhat awkward) situation: you make your way to the floor exercises area of your gym, ready to dominate some core work, but then you're suddenly overwhelmed by all of the options. <i>Do I grab a medicine ball</i> …

Workouts

7 Self-Improvement Books That Actually Work

Stuck in a rut and want to get more out of your day than sitting at a desk, punching keys and drinking lukewarm coffee? Hate reading those dull …

Choose Your Own Adventure

An apartment that stuns with unusual design touches!

We all want our homes to be accurate reflections of who we are and what our individual style is, but it's shocking how many of us give in to a more …

U.K. couple used a fake garage door to hide illegal tiny house

And the local planning council is not happy<p>As much as we love funky buildings shaped like other things, one U.K. couple is learning the lesson that architectural deceit does not always pay. In 2007, Reeta Herzallah and Hamdi Almasri were granted permits to build on their property, under the …

Evening on the Hill / Fabrica de arhitectura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The whole project was meant to provide an intimate environment in a densely populated area relying on …

Villa Bergheimveien / Skapa as

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The architectural potential that lies in an existing house and structure has been the base and driving …

Scottish home built on a tight budget oozes cool utilitarian vibes

When Rural Design Architects was approached by clients looking for a self-build on a very tight budget, the local firm knew they’d have to get …

Minimalist summer retreat in Denmark is like a house within a house

This summer retreat in Denmark may look like a minimalist dream, but there’s an interesting design twist when you take a closer look. Danish …

Iceland-inspired tiny house ships flat-packed for under $50K

“What would you do with 320 square feet?” That’s the question put forth by the adorable and affordable Plús Hús, an Iceland-inspired tiny dwelling …

This prefabricated house in Spain took five hours to erect

One of the big advantages of doing a prefabricated house is the amount of time it takes to get something off the ground: lead times are reduced as …

Living Rooms

How to Install Ventilated Facades Using Wooden Panels

This vertical cladding for facades is a high-density laminated panel, composed of a core of paper fibers -compressed at high temperature and …

Here's Lots Of Pretty Pinterest Bathrooms To Drool Over And Dream About

Black On Black<p>Cool, not so calm and super seductive. Yes, that's two showers you see there. Into it?<p>Yes, An Adult Lives Here<p>What's more grown up than …

How to Budget a Bathroom Renovation Right The First Time

As one of the most intensely-used areas of our homes, bathrooms are popular candidates for remodeling. Though they can recoup a good portion of the …

Home Improvement

Amazing £35k house measuring just 90 square foot crams fold-out kitchen, shower and bed in one tiny room

An amazing Swiss Army Knife-inspired house has furniture folded inside its walls fitting everything a person needs into just 96 square feet.<p>The house …

6 elegant bathroom ideas for compact spaces

In contemporary housing, small living spaces are more prevalent. It follows that with small sized homes & smaller living spaces, one must so furnish …

The Total Transformation of a Tiny, Outdated Studio

Francis decided to rent this small (like, only 365 square feet) studio apartment in Miami when he got sick of his commute to work from Fort …

Fort Lauderdale