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Peter Zumthor: “There’s Nothing I’m Not Interested In”

The Louisiana Channel recently made a trip to the hometown of Peter Zumthor for an extensive and rare video interview on the Swiss architect's life …

Articles about pair skyscrapers sneak 2800 plant park milan on Dwell.com - Dwell

Two soaring, plant-filled towers suggest a new future for the city skyline.<p>Tucked away on the edge of a nature preserve, a customized home breaks the prefab mold.<p>Monsieur Plant transforms Macs into living artworks in his Disconnect & Think Nature!...<p>Plants and man have a long lasting relationship …

Bike Lanes

Amazing timelapse shows 12-day safari in two minutes

Photographer took 15,000 pictures during a South African safari holiday to create this mesmerising timelapse<p>This beautiful timelapse might just be the closest you'll get to a safari holiday without leaving your living room.<p>The work of New York-based photographer Tyler Fairbank, it offers a flavour …

Why there's no easy way out of Spain's insurmountable economic mess

Despite being hailed as an unmitigated EU success story, the eurozone's fourth largest economy still faces daunting economic challenges<p>Spain is the current superstar economy of the eurozone.<p>The former bail-out country, which became embroiled in one of the worst banking and house price collapses in …

Economics

Moving Sculptures Kiss and Cross Paths Every Day to Visually Tell a Tragic Love Story

This 8-meter-tall steel sculpture by Georgian artist Tamara Kvesitadze is not only a stunning example of mechanics and design, but also a depiction of eternal love between nations. The structure symbolizes the story of Ali and Nino, two lovers from different religious backgrounds. Every night at …

Love Stories

Found: The First Mechanical Gear in a Living Creature

U.K. scientists find the first biological gears on a jumping insect half the size of a fire ant.<p><b>With two diminutive legs locked into a leap-ready position</b>, the tiny jumper bends its body taut like an archer drawing a bow. At the top of its legs, a minuscule pair of gears engage—their strange, …

Weird

Joseph Walsh Studio's Stunning Furniture Designs

The self-taught designer-builder's aesthetics are otherworldly<p>In County Cork, Ireland, stands a furniture studio billing themselves as "one of the …

Republic of Ireland

Articles about fun cost conscious home bright interiors and climbing wall on Dwell.com - Dwell

Challenged to build a budget-friendly dream home, a Wyoming firm delivers a bold, beautiful box.<p>Here at Dwell, we’re big fans of multi-purpose places: live-work spaces, home-art galleries, and products like Murphy beds that...<p>An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable …

San Francisco

What Will It Take for Factory-Built Prefab Housing To Become the Norm?

Leaders in modular construction and prefab need to scale up to get more people thinking inside the box.<p>Environmental efficiency, customization, and affordability: The trends shaping the housing market could spur an increase in prefab. Industry leaders feel momentum behind factory-built housing, but …

Prefab Homes

Articles about ingenious new building method replaces concrete block rammed earth on Dwell.com - Dwell

A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.<p>As someone who tries my hardest to purchase environmentally responsible products, I have a difficult challenge: a lot of...<p>Mushrooms aren't just for eating anymore.<p>Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New …

Architecture

Nicholas Felton Will Teach You Data Viz In A $10 Online Class

Nicholas Felton, the information designer behind Facebook’s Timeline and the annual Feltron Report, has just uploaded a course on Skillshare that will introduce you to the art and techniques of data visualization. You’ll have to enroll for $10/mo to watch it.<p>Over the course of 16 short videos (none …

Data Visualization

A Cartography Exhibition Uncovers Fascinating Maps About the Bay Area

At SPUR, a new exhibition entitled Urban Cartography surveys map making in the digital age.<p>Today, you can find maps that document the smells of a city; you can explore the demographics of the entire nation in a single graphic; a real-time "wind map" depicts atmospheric condisions. These are just a …

Urbanism

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

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Curiosity

The perceived danger of sharks may be a little skewed. You're statistically more likely to die from a falling coconut, lightning, icicles, vending …

Beautifully Abstract Landscapes of Iceland from Above

<i>Iceland from Above</i> is a stunning collection of photographs that captures the beauty of Iceland from an aerial view. Created by photographer Lukas Gawenda, the unique compositions take viewers on a journey throughout the country from high above the waterfalls, rivers, mountaintops, and …

Landscape Photography

6 Nearly Living Architectural Designs That Fight Air Pollution

Getting a breath of fresh air can be a rarity in a city, and construction usually doesn't help. However, there are some buildings — whether already …

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Face your fears: extreme creepy-crawly close-ups – in pictures

Wildlife photographer Yudy Sauw has captured close-ups of insects revealing their colourful and alien-like faces. In these images the insects have bulging eyes and sharp pincers and appear more grotesque than usual. Yudy photographed the bugs at his home studio in Banten, Indonesia, from 2-10cm away

Cecilia West

REAL Entrepreneur

Start a Business<p>By REAL EntrepreneurFebruary 12, 2018<p>Sure, you want to be an empire maker. But first you need an idea. A really...<p>Entrepreneurship<p>By …

Anthony Hill

Lillian M and Associates PTY Ltd

Q&A: Africa's Last Wetland Wilderness Named 1,000th World Heritage Site

National Geographic Explorer Steve Boyes explains the Okavango Delta.<p>This week UNESCO officially recognized the Okavango Delta in Botswana as its 1,000th World Heritage Site, putting it alongside iconic places such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal, Stonehenge, and the …

Water Hoverboard

Marty McFly predicted one in 2015, but it´s here early! Meet the next evolution in watersports - Hoverboard, created by Frank Zapata, the Jet-ski …

The Top 10 Viral Videos on Architecture

Is YouTube a valuable source of education and inspiration when it comes to architecture, or just an ocean of mindless tomfoolery for the procrastination generation? The answer it seems, is almost certainly both: here are some fine examples from either end of the spectrum, along with a few in …

Frank Lloyd Wright