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Learn About Open Floor Plans Via These 6 Iconic Residences

Le Corbusier's "Five Points of Architecture" functioned in the twentieth century as the go-to guide for architectural production; it is also a …

Wave House

Draped in a white aluminum skin, the Wave House is just as much a work of art as it is a Venice Beach residence. The outer shell is constructed from …

This gigantic floating Manta Ray could naturally purify Seoul’s river

What if our city infrastructure could also repair the damage we’ve done to nature? Vincent Callebaut’s Manta Ray is an experimental landscape design …

11 rooftop bars to visit next time you’re in Paris

From the Perchoir and Molitor to Montana, these Parisian rooftop restaurants are the perfect places to see the most beautiful views in the capital.</i> …

Giant glass orb in Paris is wrapped with a rotating solar sail that follows the sun

Architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines teamed up to create the stunning, solar-powered Seine Musicale located on Seguin Island in Paris. The …

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

London's 'smallest house' uses flexible plywood furniture to maximize space

Danish design firm Studiomama is known for their talent of creating comfy living space out of virtually nothing. However, designers Nina Tolstrup and …

Tinkerbox House

Surrounded by over 10 acres of forest in the Hudson Valley, the Tinkerbox House uses the owner's hobbies as the focus of its design. The process …

This train station which doubles as city hall in Sweden will function as an "urban living room"

The new station and city hall in the southern Swedish city of Växjö is an urban living room that gathers several functions under one striking, …

Cozy Parisian Home Organized Through Bookshelves

Very suggestively named by some “the bookshelf house“, this modern home is located in Paris, France and was completed in 2016 by Andrea Mosca …

Interior Design

What it's really like to live in NYC's first micro-unit building

A resident of Carmel Place shares his experience living in one of the development's 300-square-foot micro apartments<p>According to Dan Tomita, who moved into Carmel Place earlier this summer, it's not really all that different from a typical New York City apartment. Tomita moved to New York from …

New Harwyn Alucobond Office Pods Continue To Revolutionize Modular Design

<i>This post is brought to you by Alucobond®</i> <br>The Harwyn Office Pod is a portable home office born from founder Jason Fremder’s need for a demarcation …

Portable

The New Urban Agenda - Habitat III

The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) held from 17 to 20 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador, …

Framehouse / plusminusarchitects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The interior of a postproduction studio FRAMEHOUSE is located in a renovated multifunctional building on …

Harvey Road House

Using pale materials and generous amounts of natural light, the Harvey Road House created a bright extension to a 20th-century London home. The new …

Barcelona’s New, Huge “Superblocks” Are Designed To Stop Traffic, Fight Pollution

The nine-square-block areas are closed to everything but local traffic, filled with parks and pedestrian spaces, and change the way people interact with the city.<p>In 2017, Barcelona will start converting itself into a pedestrian city: Inside grids of “superblocks,” non-resident cars will be banned, …

Inside the new $133,000 tiny house that can be taken apart to move with its owners

But a new tiny house, called the Koda, is designed to move with you.<p>A construction crew from Kodasema, the Estonia-based design firm that created the 269-square-foot cube, can assemble it in less than seven hours, and disassemble it in four hours.<p>The furnished house will come in three different …

Solar Panels

National laboratory scales up quantum-dot solar windows that can power entire buildings

Imagine a future where a building’s energy comes from its windows. Many scientists have worked towards that future in the lab, but now five …

Highbury Hill House

Located in north London, the Highbury Hill House uses steel-framed glass to expand on a Victorian family home. The new single-story glazed addition …

Toorak House | Robson Rak Architects

Robson Rak were responsible for the interior design and decoration, which included soft furnishings, art, and landscape design of the Toorak house. …

Major price cut for stunning, polarizing Stanley Saitowitz house

Austere Mission-Dolores masterpiece re-lists at lower asking<p>The ultra-contemporary new home at 50 Oakwood has people talking. Love it or hate it, it won’t be ignored. And that, in part, why it’s so necessary, so needed in an aesthetically stubborn town like San Francisco.<p>Landing on the market this …

San Francisco

A Table That Seamlessly Blends Walnut and Brass

Wüd Furniture Design's gorgeous Nola Dining Table<p>Brass and walnut are two great tastes that taste great together. But I've never seen the two …

Furniture

This Student Dorm Just Became The World’s Tallest Wood Building

It may not hold the title for long. The plyscraper race has just begun.<p>Although they may at first seem like kindling for a modern-day <i>Towering Inferno</i>, timber skyscrapers–also known by the delightful portmanteau “plyscrapers”–are in vogue right now. Thanks to smart new materials like cross-laminated …

Skyscrapers

These Are the Best-Designed, Most Useful Architecture Firm Websites

Our editors look at hundreds of websites per week. What do they admire and appreciate the most? Organization and simplicity. Sites that are not only …

10 Cool Product Designs of 2016

Night mode<p>Times are changing continuously and nothing stays how it is. Even the perception of what looks cool and what doesn’t changes every so and …

Blu-Ray