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Giant sequoia skyscrapers designed to keep rotted trees standing

Modernization has harmed giant sequoias: not only have they been cut down in groves, but climate change has diminished their lifespan. Four designers …

Skyscrapers

Take a Tour of This Luxury Superhouse on a Private Island

Architecture brand Superhouse, created by Magnus Ström, aims to create 30 of the most exceptional homes ever made for the super-rich. The brand plans …

Architecture

5 tiny off-grid pods that could replace your house

As energy and housing costs rise around the country, more and more people are opting for tiny houses and seeking ways to make their homes energy efficient, or even self-sufficient.<p>Small, off-grid pods allow residents to do both — they take up very little space, can often be easily moved or …

Off-grid

Kodasema creates tiny prefabricated house that moves with its owners

This tiny prefabricated dwelling by Estonian design collective Kodasema is designed to allow its residents to up sticks and move to a new location in …

The Volata high-tech bike is designed to have everything a cyclist needs

San Francisco-based Volata Cycles looked around at the bicycle market and found it lacking, especially when it came to included options. Bikes are still largely sold as basic packages, with a rider expected to add-on key items like lights, and if you’re even thinking about on-board computers or …

Android Auto

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Furniture

Amagansett Dunes house is a passively cooled family home surrounded by rolling dunes

Nestled amidst the windswept trees and rolling dunes of a preserve in Amagansett, New York, this small family house references local cottages from …

Architecture

Rugged Concrete House Surprises With Sleek, Glassy Interiors

Despite what its nondescript facade and rusty metal door might suggest, this bumpy concrete house in southern Switzerland isn't an abandoned bunker—it's not even only one story. Once inside, you'd find that the structure, the work of Swiss firm <b>Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects</b> spans three floors on …

This Cape Town Estate Is an Unparalleled Masterpiece of Architecture and Design

A marquee ridge in South Africa hosts a world-class home with transparency, tactility, and swagger…<p>Originally published in the November/December …

Architecture
Universe

Wix Launches WixEd, A Free Online School For Website Design

DIY website creator Wix wants to make starting a career in web design as easy as it’s made building your own site.<p>Today, the company is launching WixEd, a free online education program that teaches Wix users everything they need to know to launch their own website design business.<p>The course …

Small Business

Transparent Residence Beautifully Surrounded by Gardens: Woollahra House in Sydney

The <b>Woollahra House</b> by <b>Tzannes Associates</b> is located in a compact urban site in Sydney, Australia. Surrounded by gardens on all sides, the residence is …

Architecture

Sunflower House by Cadaval & Solà-Morales Architects

Barcelona-based Cadaval & Solà-Morales Architects presents the Sunflower House. Situated on the<p>Barcelona-based Cadaval & Solà-Morales Architects presents the Sunflower House. Situated on the Spanish coast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the stunning Sunflower House boasts a contemporary exterior …

YOD Design Lab's modern cabins mirror the forest in Ukraine

Secluded in the forested Poltova region of Ukraine, Relax Park Verholy is a modernist escape with sleek new guest houses designed by YOD Design Lab. …

Architecture

To Love Water Is to Celebrate Life: World Water Day

Expressing love is the best way to nurture relationships of all forms. When we love our garden we will spend time with it, this will make our plants blossom and bloom with vibrancy. When we express love to children they beam with joy and grow into kind, nurturing adults. Everyone has their own way …

Pacific Standard Time

Gorgeous Norwegian Eco-Friendly House Produces More Than 3 Times The Energy It Needs

It was designed to be 100% zero emission, and incorporates a ridiculous number of clever tricks and gadgets to truly make it a friend to the environment, according to The Daily Mail.<p>Norway's Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings and renowned international architecture firm Snøhetta teamed up …

Swimming Pools

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California's High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall …

Meet me here

DIY computer kit gives gift of coding

Like eating their vegetables, teaching kids to enjoy tech at an early age could be key to their future.<p>For $150, parents can buytheir kids a Kano computer kit, a present that just might jumpstart techie careers.<p>Kano is a DIY set that lets kids (or adults) build a computer and learn basic coding …

The Bridge

Architizer

Modern Architecture

Layered Glass Table Concept Creates a Cross-Section of the Ocean | Colossal

<p>We’ve seen no shortage of projects using layers of glass to simulate bodies of water the last few days. First we had glass sculptures by Ben Young, …

Sunshine Canyon Residence in Boulder, Colorado

The beautiful Sunshine Canyon Residence by THA Architecture.<p>The team of THA Architecture has completed the Sunshine Canyon Residence located just …

Stacked Black and White Studio House Hugs the Hillside

Two stacked volumes in black and white perch on a bed of crushed granite stone following the curves of a hillside in Wenzenbach, Germany. Studio …

Seth MacFarlane’s Dad Couldn’t Care Less That He’s Hosting The 2013 Academy Awards

Seth MacFarlane is having quite a year. He made a hit movie, got profiled by <i>The New Yorker</i>, hosted the season premiere of <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to warm reviews, he’s dating Daenerys Targaryen and to top it all off, now he’s been asked to host next year’s Academy Award ceremony. But there seems to be …

Männer WG

This Tiny House By Richard Neutra Is A Masterpiece

It’d be nice to live in a house built by a great architect, and you’d think the bigger the dwelling, the better. But as evidenced by this compact California home, sometimes a master builder can make do with a small canvas. Especially when you let him open things up with a retractable wall.<p>The …

Architecture

1956 Maserati 300S Sports-Racing Spider by Bonhams

1956 Maserati 300S Sports-Racing Spider by Bonhams

Skyward House by Kazuhiko Kishimoto / acaa

Built along a grassy hillside, the Skyward House blends beautifully into the woodsy environment while providing protection from the busy street …