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Concrete brise soleil keeps this glass-enveloped building cool in sweltering Ghana

If you associate concrete with bulky and unsustainable architecture take a look at this beautiful and innovative airport terminal in Accra, Ghana. …

How Leaving America Changes What People Think About Guns

"When I hear about people who own 15 assault weapons I think, why do you need that?"<p>When you live abroad, you start to see your home country differently. I speak from experience: After moving to Switzerland in 2006, I began to see American policies for what they were—one country's way of doing …

World's largest commercial rooftop solar array is on a shopping mall in the Philippines

A shopping mall in the Philippines now boasts the world’s largest commercial rooftop solar array, which generates 2.9 MW of clean energy to help run …

The 25 Museums You Should Visit Before You Die

TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, basing the findings on reviews from real travelers on its site. The comprehensive ranking includes museums from all corners of the world. Trust us, their incredible collections are worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its …

7 Secret Tricks to Upgrade Your Entire Vacation for Less

<i>By Holly Hammersmith, Contributor</i><p>If you like to vacation in style but you're on a budget, you probably know that travel isn't so cheap. The average cost of a vacation is $1,005 per person, or about $4,000 for a family of four, according to a 2015 survey by American Express.<p>Fortunately, travel …

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Eye-Opening Portraits of People Living in Cramped Capsule Hotels Hidden in Tokyo

Photographer Won Kim took up residence in a tiny, hidden Tokyo hotel to capture portraits of the backpackers living there for his <i>Enclosed: Living Small</i> series. “This diminutive, bare-bones hotel takes up one floor of an office building,” Kim wrote on his website. “It is composed of a few hallways, …

Articles about clever sunken roof fills london terrace house light on Dwell.com - Dwell

A London renovation resolves a family’s yearning for open air and greenery.<p>Restored along a modern heritage theme, this family home in north London is full of unexpected elements, from beautiful vintage...<p>A chance encounter led a Dallas couple to a neighborhood where nature is prized as much as …

Vila Matilde House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In 2011, a young man reached out to us about the possibility of designing a house for his mother, a …

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Former dumpster dweller launches affordable smart homes for urban millennials

Do you dread moving? Here’s an apartment that could make moving cross-country a no-packing snap with just a few taps on your smartphone. Meet Kasita, …

New Magnificent Photos of Beautiful Libraries around the World

Since 2011, French-born, New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot has traveled all over the world in a quest to document the captivating beauty of libraries for his ongoing series titled <i>House of Books</i>. From Rome to Tokyo to Paris, he creates a visual record of the cultural institutions that have …

Articles about 7 modern grid homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Add some glamour and warmth to any space with these small, simple touches of metallic finishes.<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far …

Articles about 5 new york city houses we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.<p>With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team sets out to revitalize New York City’s waterways.<p>Now that it's been decided that Munich–based firm Nimmrichter CDA won the grand …

Articles about 5 modern homes striking green roofs on Dwell.com - Dwell

The term "clerestory" is applicable to Egyptian temples, where the lighting of the hall of columns was obtained over the stone...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.<p>These visually …

Articles about 9 designs inspired japanese architecture and craft on Dwell.com - Dwell

One of the most devastating crises to hit Japan in over 60 years, the March earthquake and tsunami left the country shocked,...<p>From small workshops to home studios, we herald a group of American makers.<p>Introducing new products inspired by the Florence Knoll...<p>In essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese …

Architect's modelling system hailed as "posh Lego"

Architect Damien Murtagh has created a reusable three-dimensional modelling system for architects and designers that is now on sale as a children's …

The 10 Best T-Shirts for a Muscular Body

<b>The Essential T</b>Every guy has his go-to easy t-shirt. Well here at Men’s Fitness, we know it’s not just the t-shirt that’s important, it’s the man …

Teenagers Design Tiny Houses For Seattle Homeless Community

A group of enterprising teenagers in Seattle has turned out an innovative set of plans to make life easier for the city's homeless population, and they're now making the designs a reality. The Niceville encampment is a community officially sanctioned by the city of Seattle that offers shelter and …

Gardens: lilac season | Dan Pearson

It doesn’t last long but the lilac season is stunning. Chose your varieties carefully – and enjoy their moment in the sun<p>May is one of our most beautiful months. The hedgerows fatten once the hawthorn has flowered and cow parsley narrows the lanes. Our lightest months in early summer are also the …

Elon Musk didn’t like his kids’ school, so he started his own

Elon Musk didn’t like his kids’ school, so he started his own, the inventor and entrepreneur said in an interview on Beijing Television.<p>The school is called Ad Astra — which means “To the stars” — and is small and relatively secretive. It doesn’t have its own website or a social media …

Nice Architects Unveil Gorgeous North Star Apartments in Slovakia

1/7<p>North Star Apartments Nice Architects<p>Bratislava-based Nice Architects just unveiled their new North Star Apartments in the town of Senec, …

Shooting Fast Moving Subjects - How to Stop the Blur

In this article you will see how to deal with fast moving objects. For me shooting action is the most fun you can have with your photography. You can …

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The State of American Single Malt

Rising with the tide of a booming bourbon industry, American single malt whiskey craft distilleries are popping up around the country. Bound by …

The heartbreaking effects that humans have on our planet

Our home planet is under extreme stress — it's unfortunate that phrases like this have become clichéd because the stakes are now higher than …

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