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The Root of BATMAN V SUPERMAN's Failure is Not Lack of Comedy

10 Visual Artists Whose Imagination and Intellect Will Inspire You

Our digitally fueled world continues to grow more visual with each passing year, with photography and illustration being joined by the constantly …

New York City

Inside 50 Architects 50 Buildings: the buildings that inspire architects

Le Corbusier's Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, the Maison de Verre (by interiors/furniture designer Pierre Chareua and Dutch architect Bernard Bijvoet) and Eileen Gray's E-2017 villa are universal sources of inspiration among the world's leading modern architects. Iconic buildings that were …

Thinkin’ Outside The Fox / party/space/design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The key word of this cafe project is “ Thinking outside the box” which encourage us to initiate the new …

What happens when anyone can code? We’re about to find out

We may be moving into an era when everyone can make computer programs, even though they don’t know how to code — at least not in the way we think …

Apps

Minimalist Aquariums Filled With 3D Printed Flora by Designer Haruka Misawa | Colossal

<p>Designer and founder of Misawa Design Institute, Haruka Misawa (previously), has designed a series of minimal aquariums titled “Waterscapes” that …

3D Printing

House for Hermes / Andrew Simpson Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A House for Hermes is the outcome of a collaboration between the architect and a client working as an …

Framing

Traditional Courtyard House Reinvented In Malaysia

The residence we’ll be reviewing today is special in the sense that its design successfully reinvents the traditional image of the courtyard house. …

Architecture

Is This Transforming Micro-Flat The Future Of Urban Housing?

Michelle and Andy had big plans for their flat in the Central district of Hong Kong. Michelle wanted a full kitchen and a bathtub; Andy wanted a home cinema and a gym. The problem? The space was 309 square feet, total. Which meant that they would need to get creative, or they would need to …

Stone haven: Glenn Sestig Architects design new Van Den Weghe showroom

Leading Belgium stone manufacturer Van Den Weghe has opened up shop for the second time, this time taking their wares to a space north of Bruges, in Knokke-Heist. The industrial space has been designed by an architectural practice which is no stranger to mastering stone (or, to be more specific, …

THE 25 / D.A Architectes

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> THE25 is an exhibition, relaxation and communication space. It consists of a open space with a central …

Utilities

Zaha Hadid Was Just Getting Started

Zaha Hadid

Negotiation 101: How To Sell Design Ideas To Skeptical Clients

5 persuasive tactics for faster buy-in<p>You know that nervous feeling you get when you recommend something to clients?<p>It’s because you know they’re going to wonder why, and you’re going to have to spit out some sort of explanation. And you’re going to stutter through it with meaningless phrases: …

UX Design

Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process as an Act of Drawing

In its own way, "Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process as an Act of Drawing" is just as much a piece of educational performance art as it is an exhibition. A group of acclaimed designers will take turns producing works at a pop-up design studio, within the Lab gallery at NYC's …

Graphic Design

8 Stylish Home Libraries Every Bibliophile Will Love

Even in this tablet-obsessed age, bookshelves provide a stylish focal point for any room.<p>Even in this tablet-obsessed age, bookshelves provide a stylish focal point for any room.

Inside an Architect's Eco-Conscious Concrete Beach House

To escape the noisy city life, <b>Niels Schönfelder</b>, a German-born architect who currently works in a firm in the southeastern Indian city of Chennai, built the ultimate weekend retreat in La Dune, a nearby eco-village right by the Indian Ocean. Optimized for the tropical climate, the very concrete, …

Super Zen Texas Lake House Comes with Fire Pit, Bocce Court

To build a retreat fitting of its quiet, natural surroundings—a woodsy site on a located in reservoir 60 miles southeast of Dallas, Texas—local firm <b>Wernerfield Architects</b>followed suit with a streamlined design and a simple palette of materials. Concrete, steel, teak, and glass form several linear …

When Buildings Design Themselves

<i>Automation could revolutionize architecture--by eliminating architects.</i><p><i>Source: madan.org.il</i><p>Seven years ago, in my then-column for <i>Architect</i> magazine, I wrote that computerized automation eventually could fulfill the ultimate aims of green building by achieving dramatically better performance. Now …

Artificial Intelligence

Pure House / Kugatsuno Kaze Design Office

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> I want to create elegant curves using rough texture. Curves are inspired from a woman’s graceful …

AD Round-Up: 9 Projects That Make Creative Use Of Cor-Ten Steel

One of the most interesting trends in architectural materials of recent years is the increase in use of weathering steel - more commonly referred to …

Architecture

ISANA / Niko Design Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This is ISANA, a multi-layered row house in Musashino City, Tokyo. The owner of the house informed us …

Rental Housing

The Art of Rendering: How to Inject Atmosphere Into Your Architectural Visualizations

<i>Architizer is busy building tech tools to help power your practice — including our new community marketplace for building-products. Click here to see if you qualify — It's free for architects.</i><p>By now, it is common knowledge that, with the right software, technical talent, and an eye for detail, …

Architecture

Berlin-based refugees create map of resources for newcomers

For the millions of refugees arriving in Europe, it can be difficult to adjust to new surroundings.<p>A group of refugees in Berlin have banded together to map key resources across the city, including counseling, healthcare, German language lessons, accommodation, legal assistance, police and public …

R.I.P. Berlin: Face your ghosts and tour the city's cemeteries

With 224 graveyards, Berlin is one of the world's leaders in terms of final resting places. As a new guidebook shows, a stroll through a few of the …

Germany

Berlin's Old Nazi Airport Is Now a Syrian Refugee Camp

Once the site of an epic postwar international aid mission for Germans, the former Tempelhof Airport will now return the favor.<p>When Germany’s Nazi government built Tempelhof Airport in 1930s Berlin, it probably didn’t expect that the site would one day become a refugee camp. Since this Monday, …

Alexander Semenov Continues to Photograph the Earth’s Most Fragile Marine Wildlife Near the Arctic Circle | Colossal

<p>For the last several years, marine photographer Alexander Semenov (previously) has lead the divers team at Moscow State University’s White Sea …

Arctic Circle

Articles about 5 modern day homes made stone on Dwell.com - Dwell

Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.<p>Today is the …

Architecture

How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises | The Art of Manliness

If you’re like most men living and working in a techno-service economy, you probably spend a good deal of your day sitting down. You go from the …

Improve Concentration: 12 Exercises to Improve Your Concentration | The Art of Manliness

<i>Does your mind flit from one thing to another? Do you have trouble focusing on something for more than a few minutes? Do you consequently have a</i> …