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Under Armour Wants You to Buy Tom Brady's Pajamas

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a notorious sleep fanatic. He has said he aims to get to bed by 9 p.m, even 8:30 p.m during the season. …

The Panama Papers Search Tool Began as an Academic Skunkworks Project

<i>A version of this post titled “Panamania” originally appeared in the Cyber Saturday edition of Data Sheet, Fortune’s</i> <i>daily tech newsletter.</i><p>The Panama …

Brilliantly Simple Tower Collects Safe Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

The Warka Water tower literally pulls clean drinking water straight from thin air. First debuted in rural Ethiopia, and conceived as a way to help communities in the area that lack access to safe drinking water, the innovative design recently took home the World Design Impact Prize in Taipei. Each …

Illustrative Passive House

as Manufacturers<p>"Illustrative Passive House", build from organic materials, is the home office and place of residence of architects from Studio "DOM …

Architecture

Scientists push a record 57Gbps through fiber optic lines (update)

The limits on data transmission were just broken again.<p>Need proof that the limits of fiber optic technology have been shattered? You just got it. University of Illinois researchers report that they've set a record for fiber data transmission, delivering 57Gbps of error-free data. And importantly, …

Living Roof of Grand Paris / SAA Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In a building of 8 levels built in the 60s, this renovated penthouse offers a 360° view of Grand …

archatlas: DPR Residence Method Design Architecture + Urbanism From the architect: In this significant AIA Honor Award winning Addition / Alteration to an existing 1960’s Modern house on a sloped site in Pound Ridge, NY – our office was asked to reconsider three major aspects of the current condition – creation of a formal entry, an addition of a master suite, and a sustainable re-cladding of the entire house. Our approach centered on a qualitative response to the inherent characteristics of the site, which included intrusion of large old growth trees into the immediate area of the house, the dramatic coloration of the site’s seasonal foliage, and the daily use of the occupants which prescribed clear articulation of private and public space. Our response to these challenges entailed floating a new master suite on a forest of columns that reinforce an existing line of trees and create a procession towards the newly organized formal entry suspended underneath. The columns themselves operate as a sophisticated structural system where each tips towards a projected point at the center of gravity, giving an innovative balance, stability and equilibrium to the new addition. The cladding begins to conceptually organize and index the interior space. Public areas are detailed with a rain screen of warm cedar finishes reflecting the outdoor environment in which they are situated. Images and text via Method Design Architecture + Urbanism

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These prefabricated mnmMOD wall panels could revolutionize the way we build

Imagine a building material that isn't only beautiful, but promotes energy efficiency, so you save money heating and cooling your home. Now imagine …

The Mango Tree House / Ujjval Panchal + Kinny Soni

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Unit 48<p>The Mango Tree House, is a private residence of Mr. Jain in Bhopal-India. As the name suggest …

Architecture

Amazon's cloud boss told us something that should terrify a $140 billion industry

There's no question Amazon is turning the screws on the $140 billion data-center-tech industry.<p>Amazon has grown to become the largest player in the rapidly growing cloud industry as its cloud platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), celebrates its 10-year anniversary.<p>And in the process, AWS has sent …

Articles about how refresh midcentury gem quebec winter white everything on Dwell.com - Dwell

A renovated home blends interior and exterior, uniting nature and materiality.<p>Nestled in the mountains of Ogden, Utah, this impeccably renovated midcentury home is on the market.<p>Midcentury completists score the ultimate catch: a 1959 post-and-beam fixer-upper in which to showcase their sprawling …

What's The Deal With The Turbine-Powered Chinese Supercar That Has 1030 HP And Gets 1300 MPG?

If those numbers aren’t making your internal horseshit alarms beep and wail like aroused banshees, it’s probably time to change the 9-volt in there. …

Natural Gas

Apartment in Kiev / Alena Yudina

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project (apartment in Kiev) has its own unique and particular character. Decorative deer, fir trees …

Interior Design

This new travel pillow design was inspired by massage chairs

Father and daughter, Diane and Franck Levy, were travelling together and had a very uncomfortable long-haul flight. Thinking there must be a better …

Articles about amazing house half historic and half modern on Dwell.com - Dwell

A historic home in Phoenix steps into the 21st century.<p>Designer and builder Damian Velasquez of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is exhibiting his all-metal outdoor furniture line, Half13, at...<p>A ribbon of light ties a concrete kitchen to its picturesque landscape.<p>In this episode of Predicting Our Future, …

Articles about two very different styles gabled studio and modern box marry seattle home on Dwell.com - Dwell

As one of America's most important contributions to residential architecture, ranch homes embody both modernist ideas and the...<p>The owners of a beloved housewares boutique upsize and remodel their home in Venice.<p>SHED Architecture & Design doesn't shy away from the challenge of an extensive kitchen …

Architecture

Spotify Announces Google Cloud Platform Partnership

Spotify announced today on their news blog that they have selected Google Cloud Platform as an infrastructure partner for their popular music streaming service. Up until now, it appears Spotify has been managing that hardware burden themselves via multiple providers and data centers (including …

The Next Great Display Technology? Water

An MIT prototype turns the water flowing from the faucet into a digital display.<p>For the past half century, displays have been made out of layers of glass, transistors, and circuitry. But as screen-based interaction consumes more and more of our daily lives, some designers are looking for ways to …

Articles about house week historic 1939 art moderne home saved neglect on Dwell.com - Dwell

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property,...<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of …

How The Andes House’s Ensamble Project Uses Hardboard to Create Workspaces

Hardboard is a wooden fiberboard that is produced by compression at high temperatures, making a smooth and uniform surface. It is known for being …

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The Concrete House by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design is a stunning modern masterpiece that may be made of concrete but is far from cold and harsh …

Articles about 16 foot wide barcelona row house gets creative stay bright and airy on Dwell.com - Dwell

After suffering years of neglect, a historic row home breathes new life as a chic and modern residence.<p>Following the interventions of architect Matthew Baird and interior designer Janet Liles, Mo Ogrodnik’s apartment, which she...<p>A restored 1930s apartment in Barcelona is a minimal …

Articles about space savvy architects home sandwiched between two buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

Serving as an art studio/residence for artist Rebecca DiDomenico, Swoon Art House has been built from 100-percent renewable...<p>A split monolithic form gives this modern residence its name—Two Halves House.<p>You’ve known you were destined to dwell in outer space ever since you first saw The …

How to turn your sluggish old Mac or PC into a faster Chromebook

This startup has created a modified version of Chromium that works with most hardware, and it's free<p>Earlier today we published a story about Neverware, a New York City startup that is helping schools refurbish old Windows PCs and Macs that had been abandoned as unusable, converting them into …

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IBM has just open-sourced 44,000 lines of blockchain code on GitHub

Whether transparent, decentralized database technologies like blockchain become a tool for the masses or the few is still yet to be decided. In fact, a UN paper that looks at what blockchain is and what it could do just went live last week.<p>But if you’re as excited as the tech giants are to start …

Articles about movable walls instantly transform small vacation home two bedroom studio on Dwell.com - Dwell

A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>This forgotten stable in the Spanish province of Cáceres was converted into a vacation rental that takes full advantage of its...<p>Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of …

PBS Doc “Memory Hackers” Shows The Future Of Memory Manipulation

Once the realm of science fiction, advances in technology, neurochemistry, and cognitive science are redefining what memory is, enabling us to erase …