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5 cool buildings that will make you rethink brick

A whole new world with a very old material<p>Brick may be one of the oldest building materials around, but it deserves to be looked at with fresh eyes. Using computer software, and in some cases, even robots, architects today are deploying brick in inventive ways: perforated, pixelated, undulating, …

A Geologist’s Guide To Finding Ancient History Embedded In Buildings

The buildings all around us contain meteorites, fossils, and billion-year-old stones. Why don’t we ever notice them?<p>Our cities are mostly made up of stone, but many of us don’t think of the billions of years of geological history each stone represents. When Ruth Siddall walks to work every day as …

Westminster Abbey

Restricted Areas: Haunting images of abandoned Soviet hardware

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archatlas: Pivot Doors Every couple of years architects seem to hop on the same bandwagon and follow one trend. Maybe it’s me, but it seems like oversize pivot doors are the latest architectural fetish. Pivot doors are nothing new, one of the doors included in this photo set is in a Corbusier project, but lately improvements in the reliability and functionality of this technology have made these doors the preferred way to add interest to a residential entrance. Check out these pivot doors: Town House in Antwerp Sculp[IT] Heidi Weber Pavilion Le Corbusier M08 Réhabilitation d’une Chartreuse BAST - Bureau Architectures Sans Titre D House Marston Architects The Musicians Mews Andy Martin Architects Butterfly House Feldman Architecture Harbor Residence Joeb Moore & Partners Cumbaya House Diego Guayasamin Arquitectos Montee Karp Patrick Tighe Architecture Fink Zone Duplex DesignARC Originally posted by timetravlin13 (via archatlas)

Architecture

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Collage House / S+PS Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Living in Mumbai, India it is impossible to ignore the informal settlements in the city, and if looked …

Airbnb CX Hub / Bora Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Designed in collaboration with the Airbnb Environments team, the Airbnb CX Hub - located in Portland’s …

Energy | Off The Grid

Articles in Energy<p>An Indian entrepreneur has created a refrigerator made entirely from clay that keeps food cool without using any electricity. …

Clean Energy

Belgian Streets Got Rid Of Cars And Turned Into Beautiful Parks This Summer

By Adele Peters4 minute Read<p>The narrow street in front of Steven Clays’s house in Ghent, Belgium, is usually lined with parked cars and full of …

Urban Design

Articles about japanese inspired landscape design berkeley on Dwell.com - Dwell

The design of a deluxe hotel set in the Bardenas Reales Natural Park in Spain's Navarra region is informed by its surrounding...<p>Commune has good ideas. Opening Ceremony’s shop in Los Angeles? Good idea. Partnering with Heath Ceramics? Really good idea.<p>We sat down with design impresario Giulio …

Los Angeles

Articles about three story home buenos aires easy garden access on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this new feature, we present an architectural insider’s guide to a great design destination.<p>A design lover's guide to the Argentine capital.<p>A creative office remodel for a local motion graphics studio.<p>Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out a midcity oasis.<p>Facing …