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Method in Modular: 10 Floor Plans Using Shipping Container Architecture

Shipping container architecture has developed its own niche in both design and representation. Colorful or grungy? Economical or gentrified? Either …

New Zealand's backcountry huts inspired this breezy, open home

Indoor-outdoor living at its finest<p>A home inspired by New Zealand’s backcountry huts has been completed in the settlement of Puhoi, just 50 kilometers, or about 31 miles north of Auckland. Designed by the director of local firm LTD Architectural David Maurice for him and his own family, the simple …

Carbonized Cypress Wood Covers The Exterior Of This New House In Vancouver

Measured Architecture has designed this modern house in Vancouver, Canada, that opens up to a backyard patio area with a green wall.<p>The exterior of …

Houses

This Chilean House Looks Out To The Mountains And Beaches

Architect Thomas Löwenstein has designed this modern house near the beach town of Los Molles in Chile, that sits on a field looking out to the …

This modern log home in Finland is heated by the earth

This may look like a traditional log home, but unlike other homes, it can withstand harsh winters and freezing temperatures down to -30°C (-22°F) …

Modern home in London works magic on an awkward lot

A little architectural ingenuity went a long way in replacing an old garage with this sunny abode<p>The site was unconventional: a long, skinny lot wedged between back gardens and a 16-car garage in West London. Zoning prevented anything taller than a single story, and it wouldn’t be possible to have …

12 brilliant prefab homes that can be assembled in three days or less

1/13<p>Green-roofed Hobbit Home by Magic Green Homes<p>The homes of the future will not only be more sustainable and affordable—they will also be much …

Minimalist prefab home hides a sculptural light-filled interior

Berrel Berrel Kräutler Architekten designed a minimal prefabricated house with a modest appearance that belies a sculptural interior. Located in …

13 Modern Houses That Have Weathering Steel Exteriors

Covering the exterior of your home in weathering steel is one way to protect it from the elements and give it a unique look that changes over time. …

Landscaping

TinkerBox / Studio MM Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nestled in the woods of Hudson Valley, this house was conceived as a car-lover’s dream retreat. A …

Architecture

Kitchen of the Week: A Cost-Conscious Kitchen in Sweden

Since Christmas 2015, Maria Förstberg, a librarian and weaver, has been living in a home tailor-made for her in Linköping, in southern Sweden. The …

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

Modern Barn Living: Check Out This House in Sweden

If you like the concept of living in a modern barn you will like this house in Sweden. The KD house, a project by GWSK Arkitekter, was built using …

This Stunning House Was Made Entirely From The Remains Of A Demolished Office Building

The posh “House of Rolf” was gutted and refurbished using materials salvaged from an office building next door.<p>Ah, the Netherlands. A land of wealth and good taste where even a demolished office building can get a second life as a sunny bungalow worthy of an eight-page spread in a shelter magazine. …

This humble little house was designed for a chef to live on the coast of Norway

Located on coast of Stokkøya, Norway, just next to the water, overlooking the neighboring islands and the Norwegian Sea, is <i>Hadar’s House</i>, a small …

Economic Concepts That Every Architect Should Know

We talk about sustainability, livability, and land use to describe a project, but we often avoid the profitability, capital gains, and externalities …

At home with Blueprint: Alison Brooks in South Kilburn

Alison Brooks Architects is helping to work some magic at the once neglected and run-down South Kilburn Estate in north-west London<p><i>Words by Cate St</i> …

Improved Urban Area Planning and Increased Physical Activity Can Reduce Mortality by 20% - July 4, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

<b>Study reports that mortality can be reduced by 20% in urban areas if urban planners and residents complied with international recommendations for</b> …

Free Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit

<i>From the BIM Interoperability Tools website...</i> <br>This free tool will allow you to set up your Revit models to capture COBie<br>data and then export that …

10 Swiss Inspired Graphic Design Lessons To Help You Become A Better Designer

<i>Sometimes the best way to showcase your design is to go back to the basics.</i> <br>When you hear the term “Swiss Design” the first thing you might think of …

Graphic Design

HENN Architects Wins Competition to Design New Zalando Headquarters in Berlin

HENN Architects has won the competition to design the new Zalando Headquarters in Berlin. The project will consist of two seven-story buildings, …

COBE's Frederiksvej Kindergarten is based on children's drawings

Each of the small house-like volumes that make up this Copenhagen kindergarten were designed by Danish firm COBE to look like caricatures of homes …

The Mathematics of Design

It is common for people to group themselves into two categories; those who are good at art or design, and those who are good at math or science. The …

Mathematics

The experiments providing homes around the world

From co-ops to micro-building to self-builds, a variety of schemes are being used to tackle the housing crisis, both here and overseas<p>Crisis is often the spur to social innovation, so surely there must be some evidence of it in housing? Innovation and big, bold ideas are required as much now as in …

Story of cities #10: how the dirty Old Town became enlightened Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital was in a desperate state, plagued by social problems and limited space. Then a young, unqualified architect came up with a plan for Edinburgh New Town – and it heralded the greatest period in the city’s history<p>Read more articles in the series here<p>One night in September 1751, a …

A Bold Experiment In Building Homes The Middle Class Can Afford

Homeownership has become the great American (pipe) dream but Jonathan Tate thinks there’s a more inclusive way to build.<p>Sandwiched between a nondescript duplex and industrial warehouse in the Irish Channel neighborhood of New Orleans, a modern, two-story home stands out from its neighbors thanks to …

Architects "are never taught the right thing" says 2016 Pritzker laureate Alejandro Aravena

<b>Exclusive interview:</b> universities are failing to give architects the training that will enable them to find solutions for an imminent global housing …

Here’s What Architects See in Homes of the Future

For the 10th anniversary of its survey on home design trends, the American Institute of Architects asked a panel of more than 500 architects what they expect to be the major changes in home design over the next decade.

Architecture