Ryan Pearson

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Stunning modern house in Brazil's rain forest has cozy sunken living room, green roof

Absolutely gorgeous<p>What brilliant person would have ever thought to place a conversation pit in a house set in the jungle? That would be the folks at Studio MK27, the São Paulo-based firm led by Marcio Kogan behind the Ramp House and a penthouse lined with bookshelves. Though it’s more of a …

The Best Meditative Spaces from the Pages of *AD* Photos

Although ritual mindfulness can happen anywhere, devotees of meditation have long sought to clear their heads within a space specially designed for comfort, relaxation, and focus. For the regular practitioner, reserving space inside the home provides ample opportunity to meditate in an environment …

Clever apartment fits everything you need in one cube

Room in a box, redefined<p>In this recent project from playful Moscow architecture firm Ruetemple, the line between architecture and furniture is blurred to impressive effect. The first thing you’ll notice in this revamped 516-square-foot apartment is the cubic central volume, an all-white module that …

Interior Design

Lavish treehouse-like home frames knockout natural views in Chile

The 2y House has been more than nine years in the making<p>The dream of living in a luxurious treehouse is alive and well at the enigmatic 2y House in Chile, where architect Sebastian Irarrazaval worked with clients who wanted to ensconce themselves as entirely as possible in the woods near the …

Build This Stylish Tripod Camping Stool That Looks Great Anywhere

From the campsite to the park, this tripod stool slings over your shoulder and is at the ready for your next break.<p>Folding tripod stools are a dime a dozen, but these mass-produced pieces of metal tubing with a plastic canvas seat are throwaway products with no soul. You can build your own stools …

Auto Fabrica Type 4 Yamaha SR250

For the past few weeks, I’ve had a KTM Freeride 350 in my garage—a press bike on loan. The most striking thing about the KTM is its weight, which is a smidge under 100 kg (220 lbs).<p>My own Moto Guzzi V7 Classic is no heavyweight either, at 182 kg dry, but the KTM feels like a toy in comparison—in …

13 wooden wall ideas you can recreate at home

Wood is such a fantastic material, given that it comes in an amazing variety of styles and colours, so it's absolutely perfect for creating a feature …

This 430 Square Foot Apartment Makes The Most Of Its Small Layout

Architects Raquel Zaffalon and João Pedro Crescente of AMBIDESTRO, have designed this 430 square foot (40m2) apartment in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where …

Interior Design

Smart Apartment With A Scenic View Of The City

For an apartment in the city, the location matters a lot. But sometimes a central area may not be the most wonderful option if what you really want …

Hip & Gable | Architecture Architecture

<i>"Architecture Architecture have an amazing attention to detail, are very professional, dealt with any issues that arose, clearly communicated every</i> …

Transformers: 2 Beijing Houses Packed Full of Space-Maximizing Tricks

[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ]Think you’ve seen it all when it comes to ideas for saving space in small houses and …

Futuristic facades and high-profile buildings: A chat with architect Chris Wilkinson

The principal at WilkinsonEyre discusses some of his firm standout projects<p>While he’s not always included in the starchitect roll call, British architect Chris Wilkinson has made just as significant a contribution to the field as many of his peers. The commission to redevelop Battersea Power …

The Future of the 'Smart City'

Happy 4th of July from The Takeaway! As we celebrate America's 240th birthday, we're also looking ahead to what's next. In a special re-broadcast, we're exploring what the urban centers of the future will look like. This is what you'll hear today:<p>Hudson Yards is the largest private real-estate …

SkyTran launches pod transportation system in Nigeria and Abu Dhabi

SkyTran's CEO Jerry Sanders and a pod.SkyTran<p>Imagine if instead of wasting hours in traffic, you could one day fly above it for a price only slightly higher than a subway ride.<p>That's the idea behind SkyTran, a self-driving monorail designed to hover 20 feet above roads and travel up to 155 mph. The …

reSITE 2016 offered ideas about how to plan a 21st century city for migration

<b>On 16-17 June, Prague hosted the 5th annual international conference titled ''reSITE 2016: Cities in Migration'' The conference registered a record</b> …

Urban Design

Why even driving through suburbia is soul crushing

I’ve written some in the past about how the predominant suburban design in the US is among the worst features of life here—viewed from the perspective of a European immigrant like me, at any rate.<p>Far from posing a mere logistical or aesthetic problem, it shapes–or perhaps more accurately, it …

Urban Design

Private landholders renting camping spots via YouCamp opposed by local councils

Perhaps for not much longer.<p>Shoalhaven Council has been aggressively seeking to prevent people like Mr Botsman from renting out camping spots on …

Idealism

How to Make a Wooden Tape Measure, Lose Your Cool and Smash Stuff in the Shop, Build a Conference Table and More

Wooden-Strip Conference Table<p>This week Jimmy DiResta travels back in time, showing us the build of a conference table he did several years ago. …

Woodworking

7 (More) Websites to Help Us Be Better Architects

Last year we published a list of 22 websites meant to make an architect's job a little bit easier. From selecting the perfect color scheme to …

16 Inspirational Backyard Landscape Designs As Seen From Above

Backyards offer a place to relax, play, and socialize. No matter their size, they’re a great way to get in touch with nature without leaving your …

The 6 Best Supplements For Men

Don’t walk down the vitamin aisle without this guide<p>The vitamin aisle can be overwhelming.<p>With so many supplements available, it can be tough to separate the muscle-building, brain-boosting, highly beneficial brands from the ineffective—and even harmful—ones.<p>That’s where we come in. Here are the …

The Flying Car We Were Promised

In a late night session of brainstorming in 2015, my AirMap co-founder Ben Marcus and I were discussing drones. We were contemplating the challenges the industry faced, and our belief that drone based technology would unleash countless innovations and deliver enormous benefits to society. While we …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

8 Tiny Habits That Will Make You Happier

Sometimes the tiniest habits make the biggest difference.<p>Everything around us is changing at warp speed, it seems--but some things will always remain the same. That's why habits are so powerful. Some of the smallest of our daily habits have the power to always give us happiness and help steer us …

Happiness

Bulletprufe Denim

Love it or hate it, good jeans rarely live long lives. Blown out crotches, ripped cuffs, and torn belt loops too often signal the end for pants that …

Greg Jackson's top 10 books to make you a better person

Don’t be put off! Works by WG Sebald, Roberto Bolaño and Wallace Shawn and others can help us to see ourselves more clearly and understand life better<p>“If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life,” wrote Thoreau, …

Books

The Zac Efron workout to get a beach-ready 'Baywatch' body

INFphoto.com<p>INFphoto.com<p><b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 8-10<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>It’s a pretty safe bet that <i>Baywatch</i> will go down as the biggest blockbuster of the …

Google exec shares her best career advice for 20-somethings

Ivy Ross is the head of Project Aura, Google's secretive wearables branch, but she took an unusual path to become a tech executive.<p>Over the past two decades, Ross' career has included stints in companies ranging from Mattel to Gap Inc., and before that she was an acclaimed jewelry designer with …

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