Stephen Hall

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Midcentury by moonlight: Photographer’s book showcases modern Palm Springs homes

Tom Blachford’s noirish images highlight the mystery and beauty of desert architecture<p>Palm Spring’s magnificent modern architecture, a showcase of midcentury swagger, often gets photographed in all its glory, under the striking desert sun. For Australian photographer Tom Blachford, who has taken a …

When 'Brutal' Means Beautiful

Mid-20th-century glass boxes may have been perfect expressions of the modernist aesthetic in architecture, but by the mid-’60s, cultural and civic institutions were searching for more stirring visions for their buildings.<p>The result: a monumental modernism, which used the latest technologies to …

Streaming playlists 'make it harder to break UK talent'

<b>The president of Polydor Records says British record labels are struggling to establish new artists because of the way streaming services promote music.</b><p>"Playlists are skewed towards US artists, which makes it harder to break UK talent," Ben Mortimer told the BBC.<p>"I love streaming. Everyone knows …

We Tested the iPhone 7's Camera in Zion National Park

The Virgin River running through Zion Canyon in Zion National Park in Utah on Sept. 10, 2016.<br>Corey Arnold for TIME<p>1 of 13<p>As the sun sets on Zion …

National Parks

This Spectacular House in India Brings Nature Indoors

A stunning new house in Bangalore, India brings nature indoors using a unique introverted design that sees an outdoor courtyard sit within the middle …

Living Rooms

Exploring Atlanta’s Modern Homes

Recently, we headed down to Atlanta to check out the houses on the MA! Design is Human architecture tours. We hopped into a MINI Clubman and drove …

Architecture

Tesla driver's death on 'Autopilot' triggers probe, dilemma

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially …

Stranded House / WHALE!

<i>A stranded whale</i><p><i>Dry his back under the sun of a breezeless summer</i><p><i>Opaque as an ancient ash</i><p><i>Pale gray as a collected stone,</i><p><i>The sand under its belly</i> …

Beautiful Resin & Wood Design Tables

L’Atelier Insolite est un studio d’ébénisterie suisse, créé par Romain Luppi : après de nombreux voyages durant lesquels il puise son inspiration, de …

Contemporary Polish home is clad almost entirely in cedar planks

Not all timber homes need to look like rustic log cabins—take, for example, this contemporary Polish home that’s handsomely clad in cedar planks, …

Architecture

Dame Zaha Hadid obituary

Architect who first imagined, then proved, that space could work in radical new ways<p>In the London of the early 1980s, when Zaha Hadid, who has died aged 65 after a heart attack, first opened her own office in a small room in a redundant Victorian school in Clerkenwell, the idea that she might one …

Architecture

Johnston Sans: The Tube typeface that changed everything

<b>One of today's most popular typefaces owes its inspiration to radical work done for the signage on British transport a century ago. Johnston Sans changed everything.</b><p>In 1916, a small revolution in communication came about.<p>London's Underground railway ordered a new typeface for its posters and …

Cargo Architecture completes Scandinavian-inspired holiday home in Quebec

Canadian studio Cargo Architecture used a restrained materials palette for this woodland vacation cottage in Quebec, which has a swing seat and a …

'When People Can See Time': Photographer Captures Day, Night In One Image

Of all of the arts, photography may be the discipline most accustomed to the nudge of technology, and photographer and artist Stephen Wilkes fully embraces the challenge. His latest project, "Day to Night," takes on the idea of showcasing, in one composite still image, the transformation of a place …

National Parks

Old Belgian barn is transformed into a gorgeous contemporary home

Belgian architecture firm Sito-architecten recently transformed an old barn into a stunning modern home. Located in Nukerke at the heart of the …

Two Barns House / RS+

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> House is located in a quiet northern district of Tychy, near the forest complex. Access is achieved by …

Bedrooms

House in Slate / RS+

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is located in a quiet district in the south of Katowice. There was an orchard with apple trees …

Architecture

There's a worrisome problem with electric cars that no one's talking about

What you might not know is that all-electric cars suffer far greater in winter time — in terms of fuel efficiency — compared to gasoline and diesel guzzlers.<p>But there is a way to lengthen the life of your battery during these frigid times.<p>Let's first compare the numbers:<p>When temperatures drop below …

David Cameron's enthusiasm for Swansea tidal lagoon 'reducing'

<b>Prime Minister David Cameron's "enthusiasm" for the proposed £1bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay is cooling due to the cost, he has said.</b><p>Concerns over the electricity strike price - a government subsidy for the power generated - remained a "problem", he told a committee of MPs.<p>The UK government must …

Striking views of our Solar System

<b>Fog on Mars, storms on Jupiter and fiery flares on the Sun - stunning close up images of our nearest planetary neighbours are going on show at London's Natural History Museum.</b><p>What would you see if you travelled to the surface of Mars? Or were able to drift in and out of Saturn's rings?<p>A new …

Now we can 3D print ceramics

Despite being able to build just about anything with 3D printing, until now items have been limited to polymer plastics, a handful of metals and glass. However, researchers at HRL Laboratories have announced a significant advancement in additive manufacturing: the ability to print ceramics. The …

Ceramics

The 15 most jaw-dropping images of Earth from space in 2015

The Earth Observations team at NASA's Johnson Space Center selected the 15 best photographs, which we've republished here.<p>Check them out, then head over to NASA to view their full image gallery.

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Picture House / Barilari Architteti

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> On the outside, the house camouflages, speaks the language of the surrounding world, made of rural …

Architecture

Super Sustainable Cantilevering London House Asks $2.4M

<i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p>All photos via The Modern House<p><b>Location:</b> London, England<b><br>Price:</b> £1,595,000 (~$2,378,935)<p>Crowned the <b>best new house in the</b> …

L House / aandd

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project plan made up of 7 different layers—to be more accurate, the whole plan is composed of 11 …

House at Kilmore / GKMP Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This new family home occupies a one acre site on farmland close to the beach at Ballyhealy in the …

Design