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How To Bring Japanese Simplicity Into Your Interiors

We all lead hectic lives. It’s no surprise that after working all day and schlepping the kids to activities, we want come home to something a little …

L.A. Designer: Scott Johnson Explains Why New Skyscrapers Look The Way They Do

Turns out these towers are “wiggly and squiggly” thanks to advances in computer design technology that also enables towers to be veritable exercises …

What is the legacy of the Watergate Hotel?

Forty years ago the Watergate Complex housed a scandal that led to first and only resignation of a United States President, Richard Nixon. The …

Seven Ways to Achieve Creative Success: The Rockwell Way

<i>The Rockwell Group takes advantage of a cross-disciplinary approach, with a diverse array of projects ranging from large-scale buildings to product</i> …

What do you stand for?

Is there room for debate in an industry simply trying to get by? What does discourse look like in the Australian context? What is the professional …

Why Our Brains Love Symmetry in Design

We all know an example of good interior design when we see it. In fact, most of us can make that judgment almost instantly. Have you ever wondered …

What do you stand for?

• Article by Online Editor<p><i>Above image:</i> The Making of an Avant Garde<i>, film still, 2012, Diana Agrest. Cooper Union staff members including Peter</i> …

Los Angeles: The River City?

<i>Did you know a 51-mile river runs through the city of Los Angeles? It might not be immediately recognizable as a river, but it's there. In a drastic</i> …

Introducing "Potty-Girl," The Architect of the Future?

<i>"I look for inspiration (or opportunities) from people and places rather than looking for people and places to host my ideas." -- Julia …

Trading "Should" for "Could": Opening up Debate on the Obama Library Design

<i>Originally published in Metropolis Magazine as "Possibilities over Prescriptions," this article by Marshall Brown suggests that we open up the</i> …

Monument Valley : A Game That Lets You Play With Impossible Architecture

Usually here at Freshome we don’t write about Iphone / Ipad games, but today we’ll make an exception because we found a game that every architect or …

"We are coming to view design more as a mentality than a skill"

<b>Opinion:</b> as the market for design education explodes and schools struggle to keep up, we need to work out what a designer actually is and what they …

We Need Better, Not Fewer, Buildings

In this intriguing article in the Telegraph, Stephen Bayley critiques protecting cities' "traditional" view corridors out of nostalgia (or fear of …

Architecture

A Theory of Architecture Part 1: Pattern Language vs. Form Language

<i>As you may have seen, ArchDaily has been publishing UNIFIED ARCHITECTURAL THEORY, by the urbanist and controversial theorist Nikos A. Salingaros, in</i> …

Linguistics

10 Things You Need to Know About Dating an Architect

You’ve got one in the bag, or you’re looking to snap one up, you’re excited about a potential new life with a creative genius. But what is it really …

Blairgowrie House by Wolveridge Architects

Small windows scattered across the facade of this house extension outside Melbourne by Australian practice Wolveridge Architects limit the amount of …

Bakery in Porto by Paulo Merlini

This bakery in Porto by Portuguese architect Paulo Merlini has a wavy ceiling that's designed to look like a dripping cake topping (+ …

Hotel Puerta America / Plasma Studio

<b>Plasma Studio</b> was invited to contribute to a radical new design concept centered on the question of what would a hotel, where each floor was designed …

Adapted to a Perfect Landscape: Cube House in the Dolomite Mountains

High in the Dolomite mountains lies an interesting looking faceted residence entitled The Cube House and designed by Plasma Studio. Settled on a …

Stacked House / NatureHumaine

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project was done in collaboration with the client who wished to build his own home.<p>The site is …

Architecture

CACA | Center For Aerial And Circus Arts, Chicago

CACA, the Center for Aerial and Circus Arts, is located on the Northern portion of Goose Island. Situated in a busy upcoming business area of the …

Why Cycle Cities Are the Future

The 2010 launch of the “Boris Bike” - London’s cycle hire scheme, named after mayor Boris Johnson – was the clearest indication to date that cycling …