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Take a Look At a Knockout Modernist Retreat on Long Island

Featured in <b>Luxe Interiors + Design</b> magazine's Summer 2015 issue, this dreamy, timber-clad Long Island retreat is the work of local firm Narofsky Architecture. For the clients, a bespoke clothier and his wife, the 1960s split-level house they called home was no longer cutting it, and so they sought …

WeWork’s First Acquisition Is Building Information Modeling Firm Case

WeWork, the NYC tech (and real estate) darling valued north of $5 billion, has today announced its first acquisition. The company will be acquiring Case, a building information modeling and consultancy firm, for an undisclosed amount.<p>Case launched in May 2008 with a plan to bring better technology …

The Four-word Business Case for Green Building

I'm proud to be president of the organization that's leading the world's green building movement, the U.S. Green Building Council. Part of my responsibility is to distill our business case for green buildings into an easily understandable phrase. Luckily, I've had the benefit of advice from …

Chiltern House weaves together concrete, steel and raw timber formwork

1/13<p>Chiltern-House-WOW-Architects-Warner-Wong-Design-2<p>This concrete family house on Chiltern Drive in central Singapore was designed to accommodate …

4 Trends in Home-Office Design

This story appears in the August 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>No longer consigned to the basement or unused nook, the home office has emerged as one of the most important residential amenities, thanks to an uptick in both self-employment and flexible working trends.<p>“The home office comes …

Parasitic pod homes attach to buildings to provide additional housing

1/6<p>Homes for the Homeless by James Furzer<p>James Furzer designed these detachable parasitic pods to help address London's chronic homelessness.

Prefabricated House Design in Vienna Embraces Transparency

Architectural office SoNo arhitekti teamed up with Slovenian manufacturer of low energy and passive prefabricated buildings Lumar to design a home …

Articles about 5 contemporary designs use wooden shingles on Dwell.com - Dwell

WantedDesign presents a showcase of contemporary Croatian design.<p>This week's top 5 homes focus on the beautiful design element, wood.<p>There are many materials used today in and around the home, but one of the most frequently used and requested materials by...<p>Breeze-blocks, perforated concrete …

From cluttered condo to minimalistic flair

(Credit: Borzu Lataie)<p>Bringing in light<p>His envelopes, for instance, offer clean-lined, minimal counterpoints to the humdrum, sentimental fabric typical of the suburban neighbourhoods he has often worked in. The interiors of his houses are usually subtle, sensuous plays with space that occasionally …

Articles about house week comfortable home made two shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Repurposed shipping containers have popped up all over the place in surprising ways—from homeless …

Articles about 13 modern kitchen renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, overhaul by Danny Seo relies on American-made goods to forge its identity.<p>Architect Janet Bloomberg infused a mid-century kitchen with her 21st-century taste to create a whimsical yet thoughtful new...<p>For their lakeside retreat in northwestern Michigan, Keith and Mary …

A Slick Architectural Model Kit With Infinite Components

With Arckit, architects and budding designers can easily construct a to scale model of their designs.<p>Architect Damien Murtagh has always made physical models of his buildings to present to clients. But when the recession hit in 2008, creating disposable models to use only once or twice became too …

As our homes increasingly reflect identity, financial security and status, a new book about some of the world’s most striking designs taps into our daydreams<p>• Inside the world’s superhouses – in pictures<p>When Karen McCartney first stumbled across the title Superhouse for her new coffee table book, …

Housing

A look inside the world's superhouses – in pictures

A new book and exhibition looks at some of the world’s most extraordinary houses, including a transformed cement factory outside Barcelona, a prefabricated house in the Netherlands, a restored 12th-century castle in England, and a futuristic seaside escape on the coast of Victoria.<p>• McCartney’s …

Architecture

Remote House is a sustainable modular home that can be anchored anywhere in the world

Located 100 miles away from Chile's capital Santiago sits Casa Remota (Remote House), a beautiful prefab residence that can be constructed in hours …

A world-famous architect has a radical plan for the suburban mall, and it goes way beyond shopping

Renzo Piano Building Workshop<p>Italian architect Renzo Piano is known for ambitious projects like the new Whitney Museum, the New York Times building, …

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Advice From 8 Hectic 'Mompreneurs' About Work and Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past decade, more and more women have been stepping up and joining the female entrepreneur force. Many of which also carry the title of mom, which has created the slang word mompreneur. This describes women who juggle running their …

4 Ways You Can Secure Partnerships for Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While most entrepreneurs aim to make theirs a successful startup story, their lack of a third party to help them scale can make the task quite challenging.<p>Indeed, it can take years for a new business to develop its customer base and …

A Simple 6-Step Process to Starting a Small Business

Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A great small business always starts out as an idea, but you have to transform that idea into action. That’s where many individuals can start to feel overwhelmed. It’s …

5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Few companies get up and running without a bit of private capital giving them an extra boost, even in today’s era of free resources, digital communication and crowdfunding. Attaining that capital means impressing seasoned investors and …

5 Online Marketing Basics Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs spend a considerable amount of time learning how to boost their businesses. Marketing is key to the success of a business and online marketing is ever so important. According to Constant Contact, 84 percent of people say …

4 Secrets to Starting an 'Idea Epidemic'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was wildly successful in raising awareness of ALS and brought in millions in donations last year. Yet there were no complicated communications strategies, no metrics communicated to local offices and no costly …

The First Step to Starting Anything Is Getting Over Your Perfectionism

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh, the joy and pain of starting something new. When Jared Easley, host of Starve the Doubts podcast, asked me if I planned to attend this year’s Podcast Movement conference I couldn’t say “no” fast enough. Jared didn’t take it …

The Best Thing to Do When You Get Knocked Down Flat on Your Face

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine reaching the top of your profession after dreaming about it since you were a child, then all of a sudden have it completely taken away from you in an instant.<p>That’s exactly what happened to me when I got hurt in my first game as …

10 Behaviors of Real Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s usually a pecking order in the animal kingdom. There are queen bees, alpha gorillas, and male-female wolf pairs that dominate the pack. Humans are no different.<p>This may come as a shock, but organizational constructs like tribes, …

This One Habit Holds Top Leaders Back

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hit a wall? So many ambitious and talented leaders plateau and even regress once they “reach the top” of the ladder, mountain or organizational structure they’ve been climbing. There’s a simple reason this can happen, and it sometimes …

9 Success Habits of Wealthy People That Cost Nothing

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever you wondered how certain people have gotten so successful? Sure you have. A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits. Here are …

Don't Let Assumptions About Money Rule Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’d like to tell you the story of the cheese maker and the iPhone.<p>A client of mine – I’ll call her Jennifer – worked as an investment banker for a big, powerful firm you’ve probably heard of. She was good at this job, but she didn’t like …