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German Design Firm's Awesomely Over-Designed Solutions for Everyday Problems

German design firm Take2 Designagentur produces that brilliant breed of unapologetically over-designed solutions for common problems that I'm most …

21 amazing World Heritage Sites you've probably never heard of

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Design

Note Design Studio rejects white in renovated Stockholm apartment

A brown cashmere coat, a pair of sand-coloured shoes and a piazza in Rome influenced Note Design Studio's renovation of this 1930s loft apartment in …

Ark-inspired house by Apollo Architects features a symmetrical layout

Apollo Architects & Associates named this Tokyo house after Noah's Ark because it features a symmetrical floor plan and a pointed wooden roof.<p>Located …

A Minimal Platform Bed for City Living

When you live in tight quarters, thanks to city living, it’s not an easy feat getting a cool bed moved into your bedroom with narrow hallways and …

Reference: The Ultimate Wood Joint Visual Reference Guide

Here's a handy resource for your next design-build project<p>Dating all the way back to Neolithic times, the mortise and tenon is the oldest wood joint …

Hands On With the iPad Pro and In the Hands of the Creative

The new Apple iPad Pro is here and it’s BIG…not just physically, but also piggybacked by a slew of equally big ideas that makes it clear Apple is …

These Are the Best Architectural Images of the Year

The winners of the 2015 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards were announced last week as part of the the World Architecture Festival—and …

How Urban Planner Germane Barnes is Reviving a Forgotten Miami Suburb

It's not everyday one finds himself on the corner of Ali Baba and Sinbad avenues. But for those who live and work in <b>Opa-Locka, Florida</b>, like architect, artist, and city planner <b>Germane Barnes</b>, this strange intersection may just be part of their commute to work. A Miami suburb built by aviation …

Architizer

Architizer

BIG completes first home for mountain-shaped resort in Taiwan

The first holiday home has been built at the BIG-designed Hualien Residences, a mountain-shaped resort development in Taiwan (+ slideshow).<p>The …

Richard Rogers wins Taiwan Taoyuan airport terminal competition

London studio Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has won a bid to design a new terminal for Taiwan's largest airport, seeing off competition from Foster …

Architecture

Jun Sekino replaces earthquake-damaged school in Thailand with stilted classrooms

Bangkok-based architect Jun Sekino designed these elevated classrooms in northern Thailand in response to a severe earthquake, which destroyed the …

A Genius Window Hack Ushers More Daylight Into Dim Apartments

If your apartment is in a dense urban environment, chances are natural light and air are in short supply. Designer Aldana Ferrer Garcia recognized that one way to greatly enhance a small space without a major overhaul is to rethink windows. What if they could become occupiable spaces that capture …

Apartments

Handmade Contemporary Furniture by Henry Swanzy

Henry Swanzy is a contemporary furniture designer based in Falmouth, UK, which he launched in 2013 after 20 years making bespoke furniture. The …

Architizer

Architizer

Ben House GP / Gets Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Situated in an intense residential area of South Jakarta, Ben House is a three-story 800 m2 house built …

Laine Barstool by Defne Koz for Bernhardt Design

With more things being machine made, industrial designer Defne Koz’s keen eye focuses on key details and traditional craft, along with a bit of new …

Furniture

House of Smart drugs shop by Maurice Mentjens features maze-like wooden beams

<b>Dutch Design Week 2015:</b> design agency Maurice Mentjens referred to the convoluted structures of the brain when creating the interior for this …

A Two Bedroom Boston Apartment Transformed for a Family of 4

Chris Grimley, of architecture firm over,under, hired himself to tackle the challenge of transforming his own two-bedroom apartment into a home for a …

Moo Launches NFC-enabled Paper+ Business Cards

Admit it, your desk drawer harbors a graveyard of business cards you took in good faith, but quickly forgot about. The problem with cards is they’re …

Designing Plastic Products 'With Soul'

We pay a visit to the Black+Blum studio in London to hear about the design process behind the new 'Forminimal' kitchenware range.<p>When Dan Black—who …

Seven Graphic Novels Every Designer Should Know

We've spotlighted comic book cover artists before, but now it's time to list seven graphic novels <i>every designer should know</i>. When you're at the next …

4 Reasons the iPad Pro is a Game Changer for Architects

Introducing: The Apple PencilRead More: http://bzfd.it/1Fy4S1O<p>Announced at their fall event today, Apple has unveiled “the biggest news for the iPad …

9 Entrepreneurial Architects Who Developed Innovative Products and Services

<i>Architects love innovation; they are usually on the lookout for the latest innovation in materials and products which they can incorporate into their</i> …