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Seven of the best boutique hotels in Mexico

Dezeen is celebrating the Mexican and American holiday Cinco de Mayo today by highlighting some of the top hotels in Mexico, just in time for the …

Mexico

House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

Designing the interior of an apartment when you have very little space to work with is certainly a challenge. We all know that a home should be as …

Architecture

Steel Frame and Wood Frame: The Benefits of Dry Construction Systems

You have to consider many factors when designing an architectural project in order to ensure quality and value. The construction technique is in most …

11 Houses with Unique Living Rooms

Living rooms are spaces dedicated to sharing time with family, receiving visitors, working, and carrying out a wide range of unpredictable …

Oka Haus / Anonym

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Oka Haus sales gallery situates in the prime location on Rama 4 road in Bangkok downtown as same as the …

Condominiums

18 Fantastic Permeable Facades

Recently, a new trend in architecture has emerged: Several of the latest projects highlighted by <i>ArchDaily</i>, including some winners in the Building of …

Art and architecture at Jawahar Kala Kendra

An exhibition of art and architecture at the Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur sits on the intersection of public and private space

Jaipur

Storytelling​ ​Architecture​ ​presents​ ​50​ ​fairy​ ​tales of​ ​future​ ​worlds​ in a new book

<b>Blank Space</b><b>, an online architecture competition platform, has released its new book titled "Storytelling Architecture", presenting 50 fairy tales of</b> …

Inverting Your Photo in Photoshop for Natural Color Correction

There are plenty of ways you can color correct an image, but here’s a technique you might not have learned before. this technique from In this …

Articles about 6 amazing waterfront residences around world on Dwell.com - Dwell

If you’re bored of solid ground and want to try out a life on water, then these international companies will give you the tools...<p>Shipping container hotels—quite literally—keep popping up across the globe.<p>Nestled along the banks of rivers throughout the United States, these modern homes take full …

Logging

Everything Architects Need to Know About Toilets

On the face of it, toilets aren’t the most poetic building-product in the world, they are ubiquitously important and incredibly complex. And as manufacturers like LAUFEN and Toto demonstrate with their expertise, toilets are the results of the utmost precision and artistry.<p>This week, with a little …

Tablet Reveals the 25 Most Unusual Hotels in the World

I have been a faithful follower of Tablet and its benefits packed Tablets Plus Travel Club, due in large part to its vast collection of new and unique hotels around the world. I can search for my favorite destination and choose from among the very best hotels available. I also appreciate the …

Napa Valley

Built to Last: 7 Zinc Roofs That Will Stand the Test of Time

<i>Looking to clad your next project in zinc? Search for the perfect cladding and roofing panels on Source, Architizer’s new community marketplace for building-products. Click here to see if you qualify — it’s free for architects.</i><p>Zinc roofs make sense. While asphalt shingles may be cheaper, zinc is …

LEGO releases drone video showing its BIG-designed venue

<b>LEGO has released a drone video showing its bjarke ingels-designed institution from the air.</b> set to open in denmark this autumn, the <b>LEGO house</b> has …

Lego

This Japanese Photographer’s House Is a Minimalist’s Dream

FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects has built the ultimate minimalist dream house in Shiga, Japan.<p>Made specifically for a photographer, the house comes …

Architecture

How to Install Inconspicuous Thermal Solar Panels in Just a Few Hours

When it comes to increasing the energy efficiency of a project, solar panels provide many benefits, but architects often avoid using them for …

8 Annoying Things All Architects Do

Contrary to how Hollywood movies portray the quintessential architect—creative, sensitive, and virtually flawless—architects are a diverse bunch of …

Traditional Windows With a Modern Twist: Architects Love Them. Here’s Why

<i>In line with our</i> <i>new content direction</i><i>, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is windows. If you’re looking for the perfect windows for your next project, search for them on Architizer’s new network marketplace for building-products. Click</i> …

NYCxDesign: Top designers pick their all-time favorites - CNN Style

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China’s Shenzhen Waterfront to be Transformed by Laguarda.Low Masterplan

New York-based firm Laguarda.Low are set to transform the Bao’an district in Shenzhen, China with a 128-acre large-scale waterfront masterplan. …

These Simple Animations Are an Intro to Film Photography

Back in February, we shared a simple animation made by the film brand Ilford that shows how a film SLR works. It turns out that video was the first …

Compartmentalized: 7 Architectural Innovations in Built-In Design

Among the many sea changes in architecture to come about with the advent of twentieth century modernism were new ideas about how domestic space was meant to serve its residents. A house was not simply a box to protect one from the outside world, but a “machine à habiter,” as Le Corbusier termed it, …

VR Is Now More Accessible Than Ever for Architects

Virtual reality snuck up on us. The technology has long been the stuff of science fiction, the ultimate merger of spectator and spectacle, man and machine. Rudimentary forms of VR have been around since the 1850s, when fashionable Parisians were delighted by the stereoscope, a binocular device that …

Young Architect Guide: 11 Rules for Wearing Headphones in the Office

Steve Ramos is passionate about design and architecture. He is the founder of the BUILDINGS ARE COOL blog, an Architect for LS3P in Charleston, S.C., and is working on his first book, <i>Breaking the Box: Explode out of Architecture School to a Successful Career as an Architect</i>.<p><i>“Music is liquid</i> …

Apartment conversion features sleek space-saving modules

A former commercial space is now efficient apartments<p>Portuguese firm Waataa Architects transformed a space that was previously used for commercial purposes into efficient, space-saving studio apartments by installing two modules that form the kitchen and a sleep area.<p>Essentially a white container, …

For Designers: Versatile Geometric Logo Templates For Your Creative Projects

<b>Russian</b> graphic designers Vita and Alex Spenser, whom we last featured here, have created a bundle of striking geometric logo marks and templates …

Graphic Design

SketchUp Guide: 3 Ways to Supercharge Your Model Renderings

Michael LaValley is an N.Y.-state registered architect, career strategist and the blogging entrepreneur behind Evolving Architect. Michael is launching a new SketchUp Training course for aspiring architects. click here for more information on how to sign up.<p>Sometimes SketchUp just isn’t enough for …

Printing

What Are the Most Popular Architecture Websites in the World?

At a time when so much of what we do happens online, there is a lot we can learn from tracking the way we use the web. Alexa is an Amazon company …

Architecture

This LEGO-Compatible Tape Will Allow You to Build Structures on Almost Any Surface

As any architect who has played with LEGO can tell you (which, let’s face it, is nearly all of us), one of the most exciting yet struggling steps is …