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Check Out Frank Gehry’s L.A.-Inspired Interior for the Model Apartment at Battersea

Behind a typically abstract Gehry facade, a rather faceless modern interior<p>The interiors of model apartments rarely spark rapture, but the first photos of the Frank Gehry-designed model flat at London's Battersea Power Station development are fairly underwhelming. A single curvy angled wall is the …

Mind-blowing things your appliances will do in the future (pictures)

Kitchens

Kiev Penthouse with A Living Wall + Amazing View

For a bachelor in Kiev, Ukraine, Olga Akulova designed this condo on the 30th floor as an investment property as the young man also lives in Latvia …

Kiev

Articles about historic mexican home restored and given modern addition on Dwell.com - Dwell

Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto and Charlie Keaton | Images: James...<p>An airy addition on the back of a historic house in Boise is a model of sensitive renovation, seamlessly melding new and old.<p>A family with three young sons asked Mitsuori Architects to renovate and expand their venerable Victorian …

Architecture

140-year-old vines to lead Chile’s ‘Malbec revival’

A rescue project is under way to revive Chile’s Malbec heritage after the discovery of 140-year-old Malbec vines in Bio-Bio.<p>The 140-year-old Malbec …

Articles about 8 modern eat kitchens on Dwell.com - Dwell

In spaces small or large, an eat-in kitchen is a useful hub for singles and families alike.<p>Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, these eight vacuum cleaners are here to help you eliminate even...<p>These modern gems are slated for demolition, in need of repair, or the …

Luxury Lifestyle

Dwell Development's outstanding zero-energy Emerald Star home in Seattle is almost entirely reclaimed

This daylit home built using state-of-the-art green technology and reclaimed materials promises to become the first Built Green Emerald …

Architizer

Taking flight: Cape parrot identified as new species

The endangered cape parrot really is a distinct species, according to a newly-published molecular study -- a finding that could impact conservation decisions and strategies in South Africa for decades to come<p>The taxonomy of the Cape parrot, <i>Poicephalus</i> <i>robustus</i> <i>robustus</i>, has long been controversial, …

Taxonomy

Articles about dull stucco home becomes modern california oasis on Dwell.com - Dwell

Christian Rice Architects transformed a Spanish-style dud into a lofty, contemporary gem.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>A Canadian family’s getaway in the California desert.<p>If good fences make good neighbors, …

Architecture

Tim Cook Invests in Water-Efficient Shower Head Startup Nebia

Apple CEO Tim Cook is among a group of high-profile investors in Nebia, a San Francisco-based startup that has created a water-efficient shower head, according to <i>The New York Times</i>. Nebia is a self-installed shower system that atomizes water into millions of droplets to create 10 times more surface …

Startups

Gorgeous Macro Photos Detail the Beauty of Alien-Like Carnivorous Plants

Through macro photography, Joni Niemel is able to capture the minuscule beauty of things that we might normally miss. The Finnish photographer has recently turned an eye towards the carnivorous plant Drosera, which is more commonly known as a “Sundew” – a moniker referring to the droplets that …

Depth Of Field

Beautiful Houses: Loft in Kiev

Today we will show you a beautiful loft in Kiev, Ukraine, a project by MARTINarchitects. I do love lofts, specially the ones with that industrial …

Joni Niemelä’s Macro Photographs Capture Carnivorous Plants’ Alien-Like Structures | Colossal

<p>Joni Niemelä captures the moments within nature often looked over, the extreme details seen best through macro photography and an imaginative eye. …

Orchid Observers: a citizen science project

A few years ago, a paper published in the <i>Journal of Ecology</i> reported that an orchid that grows wild in the UK and parts of Europe was blooming earlier than it was 150 years prior. In that paper, the authors examined field records of flowering times for the early spider-orchid, <i>Ophrys sphegodes,</i> for …

Botany

Articles about budget friendly shipping container home costa rica on Dwell.com - Dwell

A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>These eco-friendly shipping container homes allow three adult children to be independent while …

Costa Rica

Adorable Portraits of Pollen-Covered Bats Taken by the World's Leading Bat Expert

Bats are some of the most fascinating and misunderstood creatures in the world, and few know this better than Merlin Tuttle, the world's leading bat biologist and photographer. If you've ever seen a fantastic photo of a bat in a newspaper article, book, or anywhere else, chances are that Tuttle …

Cute

Articles about net zero residence might be greenest home san francisco on Dwell.com - Dwell

A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses an underground water source to create a lush marshland in his own backyard.<p>I was in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood a few days ago, and stopped by one of my favorite shops: Park Life, a cool...<p>San Francisco is a hotbed for design, …

San Francisco

This carnivorous plant is shaped to help bats find it, so bats can sleep and poop inside

Bats 'stick inside the pitchers like a cork on a bottle'<p>Finding a snug place to sleep isn't always easy in Borneo's peat swamp forests, but Hardwicke's woolly bats have a pretty good setup. They like to sleep inside a plant called <i>Nepenthes hemsleyana</i> — a carnivorous plant that feeds on bat poop. …

Botany

With Sonar-Reflecting Leaves, Plant Lures Bats to Poo in it

Imagine a bat flying through the jungle of Borneo. It calls out to find a place to spend the night. And a plant calls back.<p>The plant in question is <i>Nepenthes hemsleyana—</i>a flesh-eating plant that’s terrible at eating flesh. It’s a pitcher plant and like all its kin, its leaves are shaped like upright …

Yeti crabs thrive in hot ocean vents near Antarctica

This species of crab – found abundantly near the hot-water vents of the Southern Ocean – have now been described for the first time.<p>The latest study …

Articles about these solar powered homes are shining examples modern sustainability on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...<p>Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in …

Architecture

How Tesla’s Commercial Batteries Have Changed The Future…For Winemakers?

Tesla won’t deliver batteries until late this summer, but Jackson Family Wines is already using them to slash its peak-demand energy use.<p>The vast majority of the 49 lush acres at La Crema winery in Windsor, California is covered in uncountable rows of beautiful green Pinot Noir and Chardonnay …

NASA moves forward with mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa

Soon we may know if this space rock can support life<p>In the search for life elsewhere in our solar system, NASA just passed a significant milestone. The agency’s Europa mission, a plan to send a data collecting probe to Jupiter’s icy moon, has finally moved from concept phase to development phase. …

Amazing Home Made From Shipping Containers

Spacious Micro-Apartment for the Global Nomad: Zoku Loft in Amsterdam

<b>Zoku Amsterdam</b> is a new type of hotel promoting the concept of a spacious micro-apartment for global nomads. Designed by Concrete Architectural …

The Sprecher Home at Hangklip, South Africa by SAOTA

Sprecher, a beautiful home located at Hangklip, South Africa – Architecture by SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects).<p>Architect Stefan …