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Architects underestimate "potentially sinister" smart-home technologies says Rem Koolhaas

Architect Rem Koolhaas has spoken out against the way technology is infiltrating buildings, saying it is "totally astonishing" that people are …

Top 10 things to do in Paris in spring

Paris is beautiful to explore any season. But spring is the time to soak up that special ‘April in Paris’ charm that Sinatra sung about so well: chestnut groves blossom, city parks burst into flower, plane trees sprout foliage over boulevards, and cafe terraces buzz with new-found energy as …

In pictures: Indian soldiers during World War One

<b>Thousands of Indian soldiers fought alongside the British in World War One.</b><p>According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, about 1.1 million soldiers from undivided India - which includes today's India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma - were sent to fight in WWI between 1914 and 1918 in France, …

World History

A Vanishing Island, an Alien Mudball, and the Search for Life on Enceladus

<i>Last week, the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference brought more than 1,700 scientists to The Woodlands, Texas. Through presentations and poster sessions, many of the solar system’s worlds briefly had a chance to shine — even the little ones, like comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, dwarf planet</i> …

Beautiful Watercolor Paintings of Architecture by Thomas W. Schaller

Though he was raised on a farm in the Midwest, Thomas W. Schaller spent the majority of his life in Manhattan where he worked as a commercial architectural artist. Today, however, he works for himself, as a watercolor painter based in Los Angeles. Schaller made the jump to a different profession …

Art

The 10 best airports in the world

Consumer aviation website Skytrax has published its latest annual World Airport Awards, and for the third consecutive year, Singapore's Changi International Airport took the crown as the world's best airport. It serves as one of Southeast Asia's largest transit hubs and is a major cog in the …

Airports

Heat Exchanger Važecká / Atrium Architekti

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Transformation of heat exchanger to culture and sport centre.<p>The project is a part of the Košice …

Indian bullet train could transform subcontinent - if it ever arrives

It is business as usual down at Nizamuddin railway station in Delhi. Crowds press across the footbridge, fighting the ragged porters bearing baggage on their heads going the other way. A family makes a wall of luggage and sits down to lunch behind it. A horde of children in festive hats crowd on to …

Be a Cocky Little Nobody

<i>TIME asked Ricky Gervais to write about the secrets of his success.</i><p>Whenever I’m asked that standard question, “What advice would you give to someone …

Edge House / Mobius Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> 8 meters high limestone crag, the remainder of an old stone pit, creates the character of the parcel, …

Save Big in Europe's "Second Cities"

You'll get a warm welcome, find stylish steals, and enjoy food, wine, fashion, and culture that's second to none in Europe's smaller cities.

Buildings to look out for in 2015

Jonathan Glancey picks a selection of exciting new architectural projects that are planned for the coming year.<p>Proving that he is still ahead of his game, 85-year-old Frank Gehry’s Dr Chau Chak Wing Business School for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) – his first building in Australia – is …

Architecture

Score the Cheapest Airline Ticket Possible

Everyone knows the sinking feeling of sitting at a computer to book that last-minute round-trip home for the holidays. Inevitably you find yourself …

Trübel / L3P Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> After the removal of border limit clearances only 5 m x 9 m are left over in this small steep lot at the …

11 Zero-Cost Room-Changing Ideas

Renovating your home can be a time-consuming and expensive process (I should know; I’ve been slowly working on my 1880s house outside Boston for …

22 Beautiful Stairs That Will Make Climbing To The Second Floor Less Annoying

Our spiral staircase photography post already proved that even something as mundane as stairs can be absolutely beautiful. We decided to expand on …

Architecture

Check Out These Charming Castles You Can Actually Stay In Overnight

Be king or queen for a day—or a week—when you book a room in one of these beautiful castles located in five different countries.

Castles

The Leaf House by SJK Architects

Concrete canopies shaped like leaves shelter the rooms of this house in the coastal town of Alibaug, India, by SJK Architects (+ slideshow).<p>Mumbai …