Roland van der Valk

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Finnish Lakehouse Keeps Things Simple

MNy Arkitekter built <b>House Åkerudden</b> by a lake in the rural community of Tenala. The result emphasizes “authenticity, simplicity, locality and …

Few Cars Are Better for Exploring Iceland than This Air-Cooled 911

It took him a while to find one, but pilot Peter Lentz adores his black 964.<p>Peter Lentz didn't grow up in Iceland. But 18 years ago, he took a job as a pilot for Icelandair, and he's lived there ever since. He says he always looks forward to going into work, but "the perfect end of the day is to go …

Roads

Why It Took 35 Years to Beat This Astonishing Nürburgring Record

In 1983, Stefan Bellof, driving a Porsche 956, ran a 6:11.13 at the Nürburgring. It remained the all-time record for three-and-a-half-decades.<p><i>Editor's Note: This story was originally published March 2, 2017 with the headline "Why a Nurburgring Record Set in 1983 Will Never Be Beaten." There was one</i> …

Motorsport

Old Hay Barn Converted To A Modern Guest House Filled With Light

It used to be just another old hay barn. It didn’t really have a purpose anymore. Then, in 2016, someone decided to make something out of it. That’s …

Landscape Architect Visit: Scott Lewis Turns A Small SF Backyard Into an Urban Oasis

“We had this idea of making a green cube in the back of the garden,” says San Francisco-based landscape architect Scott Lewis. And as you can see, it …

Tom Stuart-Smith designs 'prehistoric' garden for Royal Academy

Landscaper and Chelsea gold medallist Tom Stuart-Smith has created a new garden with a lush, primeval feel for the Royal Academy.<p>One of London’s joys is its abundance of secret spaces, the result of the constant balancing act between architectural ambition and functionality. The elegant Royal …

Linear House / Roberto Benito

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The setting is a dense grove, gravel streets, birds migrating from the countryside, neighborhood / …

Wij zouden ons best even willen verstoppen in Tom's hut

nl_NL<p>article<p>Roomed<p>Een hut voor volwassenen, dat is Tom's hut in Oostenrijk. Klein, maar fijn en middenin de wilde natuur. Het verblijf is gebouwd …

Modern Concrete House in a Forest

A modern and minimalist concrete house nestled in a pine forest on Argentina’s Costa Esmeralda.<p>After the last article about a divided house in Tibau …

Swimming Pools

Lake cabin by Sini Kamppari features slatted timber walls and a projecting terrace

This small wooden cabin by London-based architect Sini Kamppari perches among trees on a granite ridge, offering views of a lake in southeast Finland …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Sea Ranch in Northern California

In the 1960s landscape architect Lawrence Halprin wrote an ode to the northern California coastline with his master plan for a new community called …

Attacker in Nice is said to have radicalized ‘very rapidly’

NICE, France — The man who plowed a truck down a crowded Nice thoroughfare and killed 84 people was a “soldier of the Islamic State,” the militant group said Saturday, as French authorities said the attacker was inspired by terrorist organizations.<p>It remained unclear whether the Islamic State had …

Terrorism

It Takes Balls To Live In A Volkswagen T2 Bus

One day, you get a rusty old air-cooled bus from Craigslist with a sketchy trailer for your dirt bike, mount a surfboard on that Westfalia roof and never look back at paying bills.<p>I have friends who sell Hungarian craft beers from a fairly restored 1969 Volkswagen T2 all over the country, and trust …

Heating

First Look: Tepui 'Kukenam Sky' Rooftop Tent

Rooftop tents offer some of the simplicity of an RV (just park, fold down a ladder, and sleep) for a fraction of the cost. Here we quickly review a …

Central America

MR House / MAPA

The commission consisted of the construction of a shelter for a family that will house two large areas. In the first, the space around the fire and …

Architecture

A Cardinal in the Swedish Woods

<b>If you’re happy and you know it,</b> paint it red. Is there any reaction to this bright burst of joie de vivre other than a smile?<p>Red is supposed to …

Articles about six concrete boxes make jaw dropping marthas vineyard home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Despite being set in concrete, an idyllic modular retreat is built to go with the flow.<p>A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard...<p>The Whitney Museum's new home in the Meatpacking district serves up a compelling …

In The Netherlands, A Buried House Becomes A Mountain

The Netherlands are so flat that a half-buried house becomes a mountain by comparison; hence the name Dutch Mountain House by the young architectural …

Architects create beautiful arched footbridge out of timber planks and shingles

DANS Architects has created a gorgeous arched bridge out of timber planks and shingles in Slovenia. The foot and bicycle path crosses over the Sava …

Architecture

Japanese Retailer MUJI Presents Three Mini Huts

Aficionados of MUJI love the brand’s minimalist design, based on the Japanese concept of “<i>su,</i>” which means plain or unadorned. Now the lifestyle …

The Best Home Designs of 2015

These stunning residences wowed the pros at AIA.<p>Skyscrapers aren't the only buildings that get architectural accolades. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) just selected the most structurally-pleasing homes in the U.S. for the 2015 Housing Awards. This AIA recognizes everything from …

Articles about modern meets traditional swedish summer house on Dwell.com - Dwell

On an 18th-century farmstead in rural Sweden, two Copenhagen designers handcraft a summerhouse that seamlessly melds the modern...<p>Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design.<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>In Portland, …

Handig: houdbaarheid van producten

<b>Hoe lang blijft dit goed? Een veelgestelde vraag. Deze infographic laat de houdbaarheid van producten zien. Zo zie je in een oogopslag hoelang je</b> …

Dom Arquitectura's Wood Studio House is efficient, prefab, sustainable and passive

The 76 sq m (818 sq ft) house is built on a hillside in Sant Cugat, Spain. Despite its relatively small size, it packs in a lot of intelligent …

Prefab Homes

Martin Boles creates barn-inspired house with an extra floor slotted beneath its pitched roof

Modelled on traditional wooden barns, this gabled house in the Slovakian town of Stara Lubovna has a pair of small wooden lofts squeezed beneath its …

Architecture

Rustic Refuge in Chile Reuses Remains of Old Barn

Located on a natural plateau in the middle of the forest, the rustic <b>Barn House</b> by <b>Estudio Valdés Arquitectos</b> is an example of sustainable …

Architecture