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10 Buildings That Prove Solar Can Be Beautiful

These structures generate their own power and incorporate photovoltaic arrays in creative ways.<p>The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed new legislation that makes San Francisco the first major U.S. city to mandate solar panels (or solar-heating units) on all new residential and …

21 Ways Architects Can Work Smarter, Not Harder

<i>In their day-to-day work, architects face a lot of distractions and challenges: managing clients, collaborators and contractors; keeping up to date</i> …

22 Websites You Didn't Know Were Useful to Architects

Being an architect is hard. At times, you're expected to act as everything from a graphic designer to a handyman (or woman), from a data scientist to …

WHY Hotel / WEI architects/ELEVATION WORKSHOP

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> WHY Hotel is a hot spring hotel located in the northeast Beijing suburb of Peking Backyard. ELEV/WEI …

Milan Design Week 2016: Interview with Sou Fujimoto

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto (perhaps best-known for his Serpentine Gallery Pavilion) joined forces with Swedish fashion retailer COS for Salone de Mobile during this year's Milan Design Week 2016. The result is quite spectacular. The installation “Forest of Light” is a fascinating and immersive …

Design

Ansty Plum House + Studio by Coppin Dockray | Detached houses

Ansty Plum is an architecturally significant house and studio in rural Wiltshire that has undergone an impressive retrofit and a bold studio …

Carpentry

Contemporary 260 sq. ft. tiny home has curved roof made from salvaged cedar

Even if tiny homes are built small, they don't have to feel like little claustrophobic boxes with gabled roofs. We've seen a number of designers play …

The Best Source for Carpets in Madrid

When it comes to handmade carpets and tapestries, A-list designers head to Madrid’s Royal Tapestry Factory<p>Once you’ve explored Madrid’s Prado Museum and lunched next door at the Ritz, stroll a few blocks to take in an artful firm that has been making masterpieces since the 18th century. Behind the …

Austin architect gets small living just right

Measuring 20 x 8.6 ft (6 x 2.6 m), the Start Small tiny house doesn't look like a shed on wheels like some tiny houses, but it does somewhat resemble …

20 Creative Business Cards for Architects

Establishing professional contacts in architecture – and well, in any field, really – has changed dramatically in the last decade, passing from the …

AD Classics: Vitra Fire Station / Zaha Hadid

Although Zaha Hadid began her remarkable architectural career in the late 1970s, it would not be until the 1990s that her work would lift out her …

Building Information Modeling - BIM in Current and Future Practice

The renowned author Karen Kensek, has written an exclusive book on BIM focusing how BIM is useful in present and future practice. The book contains …

Engineering

Capturing the majestic Yangtze River, 100 km at a time - CNN Style

Written by Alyn Griffiths, CNN<p>British-Chinese photographer Yan Wang Preston describes the process of documenting the full 6,211 km of the Yangtze River as "four years of blood, sweat and tears."<p>Between 2010 and 2014 she made nine trips to China from her home in the United Kingdom, stopping every …

Search for New Medical Treatments Zeroes In on Genetic Superheroes - MIT Technology Review

The hunt is on for people who are healthy—even though their genes say they shouldn’t be.<p>A massive search through genetic databases has found evidence …

Genetics

11 Amazing National Parks For Thrillseekers

Adventure abounds for extroverts and thrillseekers in the national parks. Check out this list for 11 national parks guaranteed to bring excitement …

Nomads of the Himalayas: An intimate look into their lives

Among the Himalayan mountains in the Kashmir valley lives a community of nomads. They move across the land in search of greener pastures for their …

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