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This brutalist world: from Rotterdam's 'vertical city' to Tokyo's capsule tower – in pictures

Peter Chadwick’s new book collates some striking examples of this enduringly popular architectural genre – from the infamous to the virtually unknown<p>This Brutal World is published by Phaidon

Architecture

Japanese Architect Tadao Ando Offers a Glimpse Into His Self-Built Studio

Self-taught Japanese architect Tadao Ando has always expressed that his favorite medium to work with is concrete. Several of his world-famous designs …

Architecture

The 10 most beautiful ceilings in the world

Some of the world’s most glorious sights can only be experienced if you crane your neck. Jonathan Glancey looks up.

Calligraphy

The best new architects in Britain – in pictures

As a survey of the finest young practices comes out, here is some of the work by the architects who are showing a rare degree of craft and innovation

Architecture

In Exile

At the far southeastern tip of Haiti, just outside the border town of Anse-à-Pitres, there was a farm. When the farmer’s grandfather bought the land years ago, he arrived with a cow that birthed twin calves. It was a sign of good fortune — a gift from God — so he named the land the “gift ranch,” or …

Immigration

Centinela Chapel / estudio ALA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The commission by the Tequila company Centinela was the design of an enclosure to house religious and …

down in it

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Mainstream Media

The 25 Most Buzzed-About Art Exhibitions This Year

Galleries<p>Love them or hate them, but these shows got people talking.<p>,<p>In the age of social media, art shows aren’t just shows anymore. They’re events …

When Life Gives You the Perfect Beef Tenderloin, Make Stroganoff

What happens when you serve a medium-rare roast to a table of medium-well eaters? A whole lot of leftover beef.<p>What could go wrong?<p>That’s what I was thinking. I had offered to make Christmas dinner for my wife’s family in Buffalo. I would roast a beef tenderloin—the ultimate centerpiece, with its …

Cooking

Peter Zumthor: Different Kinds of Silence

We visited Peter Zumthor -- one of the world's leading architects -- in his studio in Switzerland. In this extensive and rare biographical video interview he tells the captivating story of his childhood, his studies in NYC and his parents' strong influence.<p>Zumthor -- who works from the small town …

Crazy Good Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes

No Bake Cranberry Orange Cheesecakes are perfect for any holiday gathering. Bright flavors of the Fall and Winter seasons meld together into terrific bites of bliss.<p>Here I go again with the mini desserts. I just can't help myself! There's something just SO elegant about rows of petite serving cups, …

Self-Help

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Boston's Most Controversial Buildings Prove That Concrete Can Be Beautiful

Boston, city of charming Colonial-era brick rowhouses lining narrow cobblestone streets. Not exactly the place you’d expect to incubate a modern …

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes For Those Busy Weeknights

So easy.<p>We love the slow cooker for how much easier it makes our lives. Not only does it cook us dinner and dessert, but we can hack it into a steamer when needed. Plus, it turns out, it's pretty easy to clean, too.<p>In the name of ease and simplicity, we set out to find the easiest, simplest slow …

Cooking

6 Essential Cocktails Everyone Should Know How to Make

If you're serious about your home bar, you should know how to make these six classic cocktails.<p>In a perfect world, we’d all move to London and live in the Chiltern Firehouse hotel. After a long day, we’d breeze home, where a white-jacketed bartender would slide us a deftly mixed Vesper (or …

Buckinghamshire

Slow-Cooker Coconut Ginger Chicken & Vegetables

Slow Cooker Coconut Ginger Chicken & Vegetables<p>3.9 from 54 reviews<p>Recipe type: Main<p>Author: Aimee<p>Prep time: 30 mins<p>Cook time: 5 hours<p>Total time: 5 …

Slow Cookers

The Slow Cooker Recipes That You'll Never Want To Live Without

Winter's arrival means it's time to pull out the slow cooker. If you're rolling eyes because you think slow cookers are passé or unnecessary, we've got news for you. Slow cookers are awesome and they're never going out of style, so get on board. Crock Pot recipes are the ideal plan when it's cold …

Articles about boston renovation accents minimalist white rich felt murals on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Boston’s South End, a design-savvy couple creates a clean-lined home with a textural surprise.<p>For an architect’s family getaway in Connecticut, the kitchen is no shrinking violet.<p>A world of craftsmanship is on display at MASS Design Group cofounder Alan Ricks’ home.<p>How do you remake a city …

Murals

Architizer

19 of the world's coolest playgrounds designed by top architects

In countries around the world, architects are becoming increasingly innovative to create environments where children can explore their imaginations.<p>Today, playgrounds can float entirely on the ocean, or take the shape of an enormous, colorful crocodile.<p>Keep scrolling to see some of the best …

Architecture

Spectacular Mandalas Emerge from Hypnotic Colorful Dots on Ordinary Stones

Artist Elspeth McLean transforms ordinary stones into hypnotizing works of art. Equipped with a detail brush and varicolored paints, the artist meticulously crafts handheld mandalas using a pointillism-like style she prefers to call <i>Dotillism</i>. This self-proclaimed technique allows the artist to …

Art

Spectacular Landscape Photos Highlight the Diverse Natural Beauty of Iceland

Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, adventurer, and photography enthusiast Eva Ho recently returned from a camping trip to Iceland, where she documented the unbelievable beauty of the Land of Fire and Ice in a series of stunning photos. “A true miracle of nature,” Ho says of the Nordic island country, …

Photography

Futuristic self-sufficient vertical city rises from the Sahara Desert

If we have to live in the desert, how will we survive? French architectural design firms Nicholas Laisné Associés and OXO Architectes teamed up to …

Shigeru Ban will reuse earthquake rubble to build Nepal relief shelters

We know celebrated Japanese architect Shigeru Ban best for his innovative paper tube architecture, but the Pritzker Prize laureate has surprised us …

Design