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New Shipping Container Apartments in Phoenix Ask $1K/Month

We know shipping containers can make some pretty awesome single-family homes, but what about a multi-unit apartment building? Washington, D.C. already has one such structure—a four-unit complex with wide-plank hardwood flooring and welded metal columns—and now, downtown Phoenix also has some …

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MOVE Shelving Unit

<i>Move Shelving Unit</i> consists of two sections, which can slide and swing out, allowing you to alter the width and the occupied space. It’s designed by</b> …

MVRDV’s Seoul Skygarden Is Like The High Line On Steroids

The Seoul Skygarden will transform a disused highway into a planted paradise the size of two football fields.<p>Move over, High Line: Rotterdam-based design firm MVRDV has developed a winning concept for a skygarden in Seoul that might just become the new gold standard for public parks that repurpose …

Couple uses ladders to navigate their Tokyo 'Ninja' house

We've seen people swinging on ladders to access tree houses, but it's not every day we see ladders <i>inside</i> homes. In 2012 a Tokyo couple commissioned …

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Couple Lives Off-the-Grid in Incredible Floating, Self-Sustainable Home

Since 1992, husband and wife Wayne Adams and Catherine King have lived completely off-the-grid in a floating home made of 12 platforms in Cypress Bay, British Columbia. The Canadian couple and their two kids are completely self-sustaining, eating whatever King grows in her garden as well as the …

Articles about how does passive house work on Dwell.com - Dwell

Passive Houses are built according to a rigorous series of design principles that promote efficiency.<p>Back in early 2008, we wrote about a new suburban development by Swedish architecture firm Smedshammar + Holmberg, which was...<p>White has often been seen as a boring ‘non’ colour. It’s become a base …

Designers Re-Imagine Oil Rigs as Positive Environmental Habitats

A Chinese design team recently rolled out a fascinating set of plans that creatively re-imagine oil rigs as floating, eco-friendly habitats that could help the environment recover after an oil spill. The designers – Ma Yidong, Zhu Zhonghui, Qin Zhengyu and Jiang Zhe – created the plan in response …

Modern "Aviator's Villa" Designed for a Retired Airline Pilot

How great would it be to have a house that's centered around your passion? New York-based firm Urban Office Architecture designed <i>Aviator's Villa</i> for a retired airline pilot and used the idea of flight as a catalyst for their design. The exterior of the home is envisioned as a composition of …

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38-Story Building Connected by a Dramatic Sky Pool

If you love heights and dramatic views, then the soon-to-be-built <i>Sky Habitat</i> might just be the place for you. It's a massive, tiered-shaped structure that consists of two 38 storey-tall towers and is located in Singapore. While it's impressively able to accommodate a total of 574 apartments, the …

Articles about sustainable second homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest...<p>As well as private clients, we work within the trade sector …

Expansive Greenhouse with Waterfall Planned for Singapore Airport

Construction has just begun on architect Moshe Safdie's lush, expansive greenhouse space at Singapore's principal airport. Measuring over 1.4 million square feet, the garden space, known as <i>Jewel Changi Airport</i>, will feature winding nature trails as well as recreation and dining areas. At the center …

Futuristic Floating City Could Soon Become a Reality

Atlantis may not be the only city in the ocean after architecture firm AT Design Office gets its newest blueprint approved. This innovative city plan was commissioned by the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) as a possible eco-friendly city expansion alternative to continuing on land. …

Articles about cozy getaways stave winter blues on Dwell.com - Dwell

Cabin living promises a connection with nature and a more calm, simple life with just what you need at your fingertips.<p>Winter is a great time for ski holidays, getting cozy indoors, or enjoying hot chocolate whenever you want, but the season may...<p>Cities are a favorite subject for photographers, …

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Colorful Modern Hotel Design Inspired by Pantone Swatches

Pantone Hotel is a colorful home away from home where visitors can immerse themselves in a sea of colors. Located in Brussels, Belgium, the hotel design invites anyone who enters to enjoy a plethora of colors throughout the lobby, rooms, and even the rooftop terrace. Interior designer Michel …

Beautiful Houses: Redux House

Today we will show you the beautiful Redux House Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil, a project by Studiomk27. This house is breathtaking. Shapes, …

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Articles about wed fancy stay one these modern guest rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Looking into the holiday weekend, many of you may be spending a lot of time at the dining table over the next couple of...<p>Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms from issues past.<p>If you love nature and the great outdoors, but aren’t …

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Furl: The EEG-Responsive, Soft Robotics Future Of Architecture

Furl: Soft Pneumatic Pavilion, a graduate project by Bijing Zhang and Francois Mangion at the Interactive Architecture Lab at the Bartlett School of …

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Articles about 6 kitchen countertop ideas on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shot of the week.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are …

First Look: The George Lucas Museum Is A Pyramid From The Future

Co.Design gets a first look at Chicago’s upcoming George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and it looks like a pyramid from the year 2020.<p>Isolated, the words all sound so cliché. Organic. Flowing. Curvy. But set to the backdrop of Chicago’s blocky skyline, they assemble a brash thesis on the city’s …

Cove 3 by SAOTA in Pezula Estate, Knysna, South Africa

The Cove 3 house, a residential project by SAOTA in Pezula Estate, Knysna, South Africa.<p>Cove 3 is the name of this residential project completed in …

Gorgeous Home Perched on Cliff’s Edge Opens Up Towards the Sea

Located in Nahr el Mot, Lebanon sits the gorgeous seaside home known as <i>Amchit Residence</i>. It was designed by Blankpage Architects and is perched on the edge of a cliff with a boardwalk-like rooftop deck and a lap pool for unobstructed ocean views.<p>The property is sleek and modern with a …

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