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This Eco-Minded Home in São Paulo Raises the Bar For Prefab

Made of 100-percent recyclable materials and equipped with smart home technology, SysHaus is a new model by a Brazilian construction and engineering start-up.<p>SysHaus, designed by São Paulo studio Arthur Casas Design, marries sustainable engineering solutions, state-of-the-art technology, and smart …

São Paulo

Game Of Groans: The All-Time Sexiest Shows In HBO History

The best part? No commercials.<p>Photo: HBO ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><b>Girls</b><br>The series that inspired thousands of think pieces, <i>Girls</i> was obviously a …

Sex and the City

Hawk's Nest

Perched on a cliffside overlooking the Potomac River, the Hawk's Nest makes its home in an abandoned limestone quarry. The structure consists of a …

Modern Barn

This modern barn is the companion building to a small stone ranch house. Its operations — fishing, planting, harvesting and restoring the land to its original state — are modest in scale, but meaningful to the land’s occupants. The barn is organized around a breezeway that separates the car garage …

10 Outstanding Prefabs in the Pacific Northwest

Peruse these 10 inspiring examples of how prefabricated dwellings can challenge typical assumptions of customization and quality.<p>The Pacific Northwest is known for driving forward the causes of environmentalism, energy efficiency, and eco-consciousness. These 10 buildings showcase the diversity and …

Architecture

Sonoma Residence

Sonoma, California<p>The site, a meadow dotted with magnificent oaks, gently slopes down to a spring fed pond creating an unusually lush landscape. The owners requested that the house be designed for outdoor/indoor summer living. They wanted guests to have easy access to the pool and pond beyond. The …

Architecture

10 Modular Dwellings That Break Away From Traditional Building Practices

In most cases, areas in a home are designated by their use and separated into different rooms accordingly.<p>Consequently, each space is designed for an intended use and are most commonly separated by a wall. As with all architectural typologies though, anomalies exist—spatial oddities, or if you …

Architecture

House-hunting USA: $1 million homes in 25 cities

From a Financial District studio to a rustic mountainside retreat<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Curbed Comparisons</i><i>, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various cities across the U.S.</i><p>We’ve slowly been prying open the wallet in this series of Curbed Comparisons looking at home sales …

10 Inspiring Houses

From clever materials to coastal living, here's what caught our eye this week.<p>1. Geometry for the Win<p>The Nida House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen starts with a small floor at the bottom and gradually increases size at each level of the five-story home. Located in Chile, the structure is made from …

Architecture

19 Modern Prefab Companies Perfect for Mountain Living

Prefabs are taking over the design world, one sustainable home at a time. They are revolutionizing the game by creating homes that are easy to build, perfect for any climate, and are extremely appealing to the naked eye. I mean really, what's not to love about a prefab house?<p>Up the mountain we go! …

Prefab Homes

A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile

Mathias Klotz’s first project, a deceptively simple bayfront house in Chile was commissioned by his mom on a shoestring budget.<p>In 1991, after Isabel Germain separated from her husband and inherited some money from her mother, she decided to build a one-of-a-kind refuge on a remote beach outside …

Architecture

A Modern Concrete Home in Peru

Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.<p>Casa Serpiente, or "Snake House," is named for the way its undulant form twists through a tree-studded garden in Lima, Peru. It almost never rains in the Peruvian capital—the second-largest desert city in the …

Architecture

9 best Frank Lloyd Wright homes for sale in 2016

Some with original furniture, and some still on the market<p>For enthusiasts of Frank Lloyd Wright and his extraordinary homes, 2016—the year he would have been 149—offered what felt like an embarrassment of riches on the real estate front. The covetable properties popped up everywhere, from Michigan …

Beautiful prefab box is a modern light-filled extension to a historic barn

When the owners of the grade II-listed Hurdle House sought to expand the footprint of their historic English barn, they asked Adam Knibb Architects …

Tesla’s solar roof rollout was ... meh. These other new solar power gadgets are cooler.

Last Friday evening, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled three new products. The rollout — scheduled, oddly, for 8:30 pm Eastern — had been hyped for weeks, but the actual event turned out to be a bit [sad trombone]. It was a fairly transparent bid to justify the proposed merger of Tesla and …

This shipping container house in Ecuador makes sense

TreeHugger has often been skeptical about shipping container housing; the boxes were designed for freight, not people. (See Does shipping container …

Recycled shipping container is transformed into a chic, modern home

An old shipping container has found new life as a modern small-scale residence at the foot of the ski mountain Massif du Sud in Quebec, Canada. LOKI …

The coolest container home you'll ever see

A private retreat close to nature. A stylish space where every detail is considered. A thoughtfully designed home with only what is needed. Sound …

A4estudio: Architects in Mendoza

Starbucks makes stores from shipping containers

The Coffee Club - Container Stores

Cubo House / Diez+Muller Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> CUBO house is an addition to an existing house in a quiet residential area in the valley of Cumbayá in …

10 Products and Services Startups Need to Succeed

From marketing to sales to project management, there's a product or service for virtually any need.<p>There's never been a better time to launch a startup. With so many innovative tools in the marketplace, it's possible for even the smallest startup to gain access to big time resources. From marketing …

20 Creative Business Cards for Architects

Establishing professional contacts in architecture – and well, in any field, really – has changed dramatically in the last decade, passing from the …

8 Shipping Containers Combine to Create Surprisingly Luxurious Home in Mexico

It's a real 'machine for living'<p>We've seen shipping container restaurants, research centers, and, of course, homes of all sizes, but the RDP House, made of recycled shipping containers outside Tijuana, Mexico, by local architect Daniel Moreno Flores, is a vision nonetheless.<p>Comprised of a total of …

Gorgeous Midcentury 'Petal House' in Napa Valley Asks $1.7M

With terraces and views on all sides<p><b>Location:</b> Napa, California<p><b>Price:</b> $1,698,000<p>Charming midcentury architecture and a breathtaking wine country atmosphere come together in the 1962 "Petal House," designed by Walter Thomas Brooks, a California architect who found architectural inspiration in the …

How To Create The Perfect Logo

Back in 2011 the world celebrated the anniversary of a “logo” – a mark you may be wearing on your tee right now. More than forty years ago, Carolyn …

Graphic Design

Sexy Concrete Summer House Comes Ready With Rooftop Pool

<i>Nice</i><p>Another day, another fabulous concrete house...but this one along the Argentinian coast has something to set it apart: a sublime rooftop pool. Designed by local architect Luciano Kruk as his own vacation home, the 1,700-square-foot Casa L4 comes after a series of concrete summer homes Kruk's …