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Electronic Arts Gets a New Office Space in Montréal Designed by Sid Lee Architecture

Sid Lee Architecture were hired to design a new, four story office for Electronic Arts in Montréal at 2200 Rue Stanley. The office is designed to …

Architecture

12 Tiny House Companies That Can Make Your Micro-Living Dreams Come True

Tiny homes may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all share the same spirit—they embrace a simpler lifestyle that can be enjoyed in a smaller, more efficient space.<p>There are many perks that come along with downsizing to a tiny home. Not only can the lack of space help reduce your …

Framing

This Boutique Hotel in Moscow Likes to Play With Color

Who says millennial pink is over? At the Pokrovka 6 Hotel, this saccharine shade makes a prominent feature throughout the interiors.<p>This boutique …

This Stunning Home in Austria Sets a New Bar For Alpine Retreats

Horizontal larch cladding and a copper pitched roof lend textural detail to a contemporary farmhouse.<p>In Tschengla, a high plateau in the Western Austrian village of Bürserberg, a minimalist retreat allows a local couple to work in the lively town of Feldkirch and escape to the solitude of the …

Architecture

5 Promising Young Firms Selected as 2018 New Practices New York Award Winners

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture have announced five practices as winners of the 2018 New Practices New York awards, founded to identify …

Chile's rustic Casa Pollo is made from recycled zinc plates and reclaimed wood

This quirky home in Chile adapts to the terrain to provide expansive views of a beautiful estuary on Chiloe Island. Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos …

A Dutch artist collective installed a responsive ‘digital organism’ in a forest

The ‘Pixi’ lights are inspired by patterns that exist in nature<p>In the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands, around seven and a half acres of forest are lit up at night by more than a thousand pulsating red lights. The lights can communicate with each other, and are meant to behave like a flock of …

Music Festivals

Bloc_10

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada<p>Bloc_10 is a multi-family housing project that strives to re-imagine and re-invent the market-driven condominium. Situated on the site of a former gas station, the developer wanted a modestly priced building designed and constructed within 12 months. The resulting …

Architecture

Why Freddy Mamani is Leading A New Andean Architecture

The media outbreak for architect Elisabetta Andreoli and artist Ligia D'Andrea’s book "Andean Architecture of Bolivia", which focuses on the work of …

Built on a Budget, This Belgian Cabin Is Straight Out of a Fairytale

London-based practice De Rosee Sa’s self-built lakeside cabin recaptures the magic of childhood fairytales.<p>A labor of love, the 377-square-foot Woodland Cabin is a design/build project completed over multiple trips to the lakeside lot in the village of Nouvelles in southern Belgium. The architects …

On the Coast of Massachusetts, a Prefab Ranch Is Totally Overhauled for a Wheelchair-User

A home on Cape Ann’s rocky shore becomes a refuge that offers resilience in the face of an unpredictable future.<p>As an architecture student at Yale, William Ruhl was instructed to spend a day in a wheelchair, navigating such campus landmarks as Paul Rudolph’s Brutalist Art and Architecture Building, …

Prefab Homes

Nearly 80 Years Later, an Architect Rescues a Japanese-Inspired Masterwork Designed by His Father

New owners of an influential Portland, Oregon, house by Pietro Belluschi discover there’s more than architecture on the property.<p>Houses by acclaimed architect Pietro Belluschi rarely go on the market. Instead, his son, architect Anthony Belluschi, often acts as a matchmaker, helping to assure that …

Architecture

We Asked 25 American Makers About the State of Manufacturing (Plus Their Top Designs) - Dwell

Domestic design is an important marker of culture. But it’s not easy to make beautiful things that last and are produced in America. We gathered some of our favorite U.S.-made items and asked their creators about the benefits and challenges of staying onshore.<p>Cope Aurora Ray Fabric<p>Husband-and-wife …

Furniture

IBM’s Quest To Design The “New Helvetica”

The company’s first typeface, called IBM Plex, is free for anyone to use.<p>IBM is no stranger to icons. Over the years, it’s created quite a few: the mainframe computer, the ThinkPad laptop, the Selectric typewriter, the Eye-Bee-M logo. The company hopes its new bespoke typeface IBM Plex, which …

Typography

August’s third-generation smart lock is uncomplicated and cheap

Much like Nest did a few weeks ago with its Thermostat E, August has begun offering a cheaper version of its flagship product with a fresh design. August’s new third-generation Smart Lock has moved away from the circular design that it was known for (which can still be found on the Smart Lock Pro) …

Google Assistant

"Autotuned Architecture" Is Endangering the Craft of Architectural Construction

<i>This article was originally published by Common Edge as "Separating Architecture From the Building Arts Produces Soulless Structures."</i><p>Truth be told, …

Web Design & UI/UX: Lionsgate Pitch Concept

I used to be a great fan (and still) of pitch concepts, it's such a great exercise to do with your team or even with yourself. The goal is to attract …

UI Design

When Architects and Manufacturers Work Together, Beautiful Design Emerges

We’ve spoken a lot in recent weeks about the need for architects to get back in touch with materials and understand how building-products work, and one of the best sources of knowledge on this front undoubtedly is the manufacturers behind that stuff. While much can be gained from communicating with …

Architecture

Portuguese winery transformed into a minimalist and modern home

A 20th century winery has traded barrels of grapes for family gatherings thanks to the efforts of Extrastudio. The Lisbon-based architecture firm …

Brooklyn Row 1

New York<p>Little House Big City.<br>The owners of this 11-foot-wide row house in Brooklyn were faced with a conundrum that many young families in New York eventually confront: the possibility of sacrificing location for space. After living in the house for eight years, the pair – architect/Yale critic …

Living Rooms

The Benefits of Creating a Design System

Styleguides have been around for years and have always been important to the visual identity of a company, but the rebrand of the term has given a …

UX Design

19 Barns Transformed into Modern Farm Fantasy Homes

With high ceilings and wide open spaces, barns have become the perfect dwellings for homeowners looking to repurpose architecture or simply live expansively. Increasingly, architects are being asked to convert barns into homes, with some homeowners even purchasing historic barn frames and …

Home Ownership

Portable product design plus Pinterest!

The Lynko’s design makes it the perfect, pinterest-worthy storage for any room. Be it the kitchen, bedroom, or study room, its modular design and …

Industrial Design

Back Country House

Located in New Zealand's Puhoi settlement, the Back Country House is modeled after the vernacular architecture of the region. An exterior of …

Architecture

Don't use that old typeface. Why not design your own instead?

Graphic designer Yannick Mathey's big idea came to him seven years ago as a university project. "I wanted to draw some typefaces, but it's very …

Typography

The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings

On crowded city streets, builders have long taken advantage of the idea of shared walls. Why build four walls when you can build two and appropriate …

Canal House

Styled after the Adobe missions of southern Arizona, the Canal House pays homage to its southwestern roots in a contemporary fashion. The home is …

Architecture