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INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

Self-improvement

Visual Identity Design by La Tortilleria for Tamarindo

Tamarindo – Casa Cocina & Patio Bar – Visual identity design by creative studio La Tortilleria.<p>Tamarindo is a unique bar and restaurant located in …

Intimate Atmosphere Within a Highly Modern Apartment in Singapore

The owners of this apartment at the Interlace Singapore, designed by famed German architect Ole Scheeren, commissioned <b>KNQ Associates</b> to create an …

Goodwood Residence / WOHA

Set amidst an enclave of black and white houses just off the prime Orchard/Scotts Road area, and against a verdant 20-hectare backdrop of greenery, …

Architecture

Home For All In Kesennuma / Zhaoyang Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The home-for-all in Kesennuma is designed and built as a gathering space for a fishing community that …

Architecture

Should You Become a Global Architect?

Globalization has brought with it many things: the ability to travel, to recognize familiarity in any city, and, most importantly for us, to create …

Labor Economics

Apple’s Cupertino ‘spaceship’ campus given go-ahead (final rubber-stamp vote in Nov)

Cupertino City Council last night voted unanimously to approve Apple’s planning application for the circular campus building first presented to council members by Steve Jobs in 2011, in what was to turn out to be his last public appearance before his death. It was Steve Jobs who nicknamed the …

Designers Challenge Bucky Fuller’s Geo Worldview

A Buckminster Fuller Institute competition redraws the lines of the master’s geopolitical Dymaxion Map for today.<p>Buckminster Fuller, the visionary engineer, architect, and theorist, was committed to designing and bringing about a new world. With the Dymaxion Map, he literally reshaped it.<p>Now, 70 …

General Cafe – Branding and Packaging Design by Clarke Harris

General Cafe – Brand Identity.<p>Branding and packaging design for General Cafe by Clarke Harris, a graphic design student at the University of Florida. …

Graphic Design

Gallery of Kanpur Riverfront Development Proposal / Studio Symbiosis - 18

Image 18 of 22 from gallery of Kanpur Riverfront Development Proposal / Studio Symbiosis. sustainability diagram 02

Sustainability

Gallery of CTS Temple of Heaven Performance Zone Winning Proposal / Aedas - 2

Image 2 of 6 from gallery of CTS Temple of Heaven Performance Zone Winning Proposal / Aedas. Photograph by Aedas

Design

Pappas Headquarters - Mercedes Salzburg / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The building is located along a prominent urban road leading into Salzburg and can only be viewed when …

Architecture

UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Oncology Center / Michael W. Folonis Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Michael W. Folonis Architects (MWFA) designed an inspiring healthcare center with a focus on patient …

Cancer

Reiser + Umemoto's Taipei Pop Music Center Breaks Ground in Taiwan

Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture PC's Taipei Pop Music Center breaks ground today at the center’s site on the edge of Taipei, Taiwan. Challenging …

Hall of Fame

2013 "Redesigning Detroit: A New Vision for an Iconic Site" Winners Announced

Rock Ventures LLC and Bedrock Real Estate Services has announced the winners of Opportunity Detroit’s international design competition which …

Information is Beautiful Awards 2013

We've been slammed with facts, statistics and reports for as long as we've known how to ingest and interpret them. There's a reason why infographics have surged in popularity and been mobilized by the news media; no trick can plant a fact more firmly in your head than engaging art. In the …

Infographics

A Complete List of the RIBA National Award Winners

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has unveiled the 2013 RIBA National Award winners, a shortlist of 52 exemplars in design excellence …

Enzo Ferrari

Micro Housing Ideas Competition 2013 Winners Announced

The winners of the 2013 Micro Housing Ideas Competition were just announced by the Denver Architectural League in an effort to catalyze new ideas, …

Architecture

Infographic: Over 300 Fruits On One Mouthwatering Map

You know your plums and pears, sure. But what about pomelos, pawpaws, and gacs?<p>I’ve never met a fruit I didn’t like. Seriously. Grapes, bananas, apples–all friends of mine. Even you, honeydew. But what about the fruits that exist beyond the orderly, hand-piled troughs of the supermarket? What are</i> …

Watch: The History Of The Bauhaus, In 2 Minutes

A new video short uses minimalist graphics and witty wordplay to describe what the Bauhaus was.<p>“How Bauhaus is your house?” The question is posed at the end of the animated short “Bauhaus: Design in a Nutshell.”<p>I’d venture that most of our apartments and bedroom interiors include next to nothing …

Reinventing The Supermarket As A Terraced Retreat

Amsterdam-based NL Architects transform an unlovable building typology–the supermarket box–into a green oasis.<p>The supermarket may be a marvel of social engineering, a highly calibrated machine designed to fulfill our gustatory desires–at the expense of our wallets–but it’s a stretch to call it …

BIG Unveils Design for Miami Beach Convention Center

BIG has collaborated with West 8, Fentress, JPA and developers Portman CMC to challenge an OMA- and South Beach ACE-lead team in the 52-acre Miami …

Architecture

Station Center Family Housing / David Baker + Partners Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Station Center is at the heart of Union City’s vision to create the Station District, a vibrant city …

Architecture

On View: A Sweeping Tribute To French Designer Jean Prouvé

The mid-century designer Jean Prouvé is not short on posthumous accolades or career retrospectives. Just two years ago, architect Norman Foster co-curated a show in Madrid, and Vitra announced they would reissue 17 of his lesser-known furniture pieces.<p><i>A Passion for Prouvé</i> is a more intimate glimpse …

Infographic: Compare Today With Every Day That Came Before

Day not going well? Don’t worry. Because in the grand scheme, today is woefully insignificant.<p>Here is today. And it’s only today because there was a yesterday–a whole lot of yesterdays, in fact–the yesterdays of 13,789 million years in the history of the universe.<p>That’s an overwhelming thought, but …

Ideo Imagines 18 Packaging Concepts For The Future

From a medication bottle that “ripens” with age to a 4G mixtape that hooks up to iTunes, these new designs push the limits of quotidian packaging.<p>Browse through any design monograph or website and you’re bound to come across such terms as “tinkering,” “iterative thinking,” and “prototyping.” In the …

Kickstarting: Big Philosophical Ideas Reduced To Simple Shapes

Graphic designer Genís Carreras, whose minimalist philosophy posters went viral online in 2011, is back with more “Philographics” and wants you to Kickstart his book.<p>If there’s anything that refuses to be condensed or simplified solely on the basis of mass distribution it’s philosophy. So when …

The Fresh Food Connection

Fresh Connect uses new technologies with the aim of saving resources while trying to keep food fresh. The concept employs an entirely new approach to …