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The eco-friendly beach house of your dreams

Take a vacation from outdated architecture and old design ideas and pay a visit to Truro Modern Beach House, a modern, eco-friendly holiday home by …

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Forget Introverts Versus Extroverts, Ambiverts Might Have An Edge In Business

People who fall in the middle of the personality spectrum have special skills to succeed.<p>We’ve all heard of introverts and extroverts, but what if you feel like you’re a little of both? You might be a third personality type–an ambivert–and it can give you an edge in business.<p>“Introversion versus …

School with an Open Space / Beijing Institute of Architectural Design 6th Division

<b>Background</b><p>Located in Huilongguan town, Changping district, outside Beijing's north fifth ring road, Beijing No.161 High school Huilongguan school was …

Salvaged Stadium: Harvard GSD Student Yaohua Wang's Proposal for Post-Olympic Adaptation

Olympic host cities around the world are increasingly facing issues of post-event sustainability, with many stadiums and arenas falling into disuse …

Articles about 7 modern backsplashes defy norm on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter …

This element, essential to all life, is rapidly disappearing from the planet

Of the many things threatening the world’s food supply, the element with the ability to wreak the most havoc hasn’t made many headlines. Researchers …

The 14 best new buildings on the planet, according to architecture fans

• Reebok has big plans to be as cool as its surging parent company, Adidas<br>• Elon Musk's Twitter rant is a smoke and mirrors tactic that hides the …

21 Rules for a Successful Life in Architecture

<i>Originally published by Entrepreneur Architect, Associate Professor at Louisiana Tech Kevin J Singh gives his 21-point rundown of how to have a</i> …

All You Need to Build This PopUp House Is a Screwdriver

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>No power tools? No problem. The PopUp House was designed by a French studio called MultiPod Studio to simplify the process of building your own home...and we mean "simplified." Basically, they embraced IKEA's style when it comes to the construction process, because the …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain. Here Are 7 Ways To Reverse This Effect.

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Is Marijuana Banned? The Real Reasons Are Worse Than You Think

<i>By Johann Hari</i><p>Across the world, more and more people are asking: Why is marijuana banned? Why are people still sent to prison for using or selling it?<p>Most of us assume it's because someone, somewhere sat down with the scientific evidence, and figured out that cannabis is more harmful than other …

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.

Interior Design

Design Lessons From The Amazing 1980s Books That Taught Kids To Code

From the earliest era of programming come design ideas that are still surprisingly relevant.<p>1982 was a big year for early computing, with the release of the Commodore 64 and the first computer with a graphical user interface, Apple’s Lisa, the following year. Computers were miniaturizing fast, and …

UX Design

Common Exercises Most People Do Wrong

Fix your form on these exercises, and you’ll be able to do almost anything better<p>There were two lat-pulldown stations positioned next to each other in this gym I belonged to many years ago. On one of them was an older woman who was lifting, if memory serves, 10 pounds. I can only assume that she …

Articles about indoor outdoor house looks completely unfinished and thats point on Dwell.com - Dwell

If you think teak looks great outside, just wait until you see it shine inside.<p>At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet...<p>This addition and renovation of a midcentury California ranch home is tied together with …

A brief history of gravity, gravitational waves and LIGO

This has turned into Gravity Week here in Washington. Loads of journalists (many in town for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science) crammed into the National Press Club on Thursday morning for a news conference to discuss an experiment called LIGO, which …

Physics

8 Simple Ways To Soundproof Your Home

Because we could all use a little extra peace and quiet.<p>You already know a peaceful home is a happy home. While that likely means choosing your furniture, lighting and home fabrics based on their comfort quotient, there's one thing that's easy to overlook — soundproofing.<p>Nothing zaps your zen quite …

Home

Acre Designs Wants To Change The Way We Buy And Build Houses

Most new homes that are being built in the U.S. today really aren’t all that different from those that were built 30 years ago. Some materials may be different, but most builders haven’t really kept up with the times. Y Combinator-backed Acre Designs wants to change this by building zero-energy …

Housing