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Minimod / MAPA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> MINIMOD proposes an innovative, intelligent and sustainable alternative of dwelling.<p>Starting from a …

Architecture

Explore Namibia’s Haunting Coast With These Luxe Prefab Cabins

A luxury boutique hotel draws inspiration from the shipwrecks that line Namibia’s treacherous Skeleton Coast to create a thrilling getaway.<p>Set amidst the windswept sand dunes of Namibia’s coastline, Shipwreck Lodge is a low-impact boutique hotel that pays homage to the landscape in more ways than …

Prefab Homes

Sunflower House comprises ten cubes pointed in different directions

Located on a cliffside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this house by Cadaval & Solà-Morales is a cluster of 10 cubes that are each oriented …

Framing

Method in Modular: 10 Floor Plans Using Shipping Container Architecture

Shipping container architecture has developed its own niche in both design and representation. Colorful or grungy? Economical or gentrified? Either …

Gabled metal Folly cabins provide glamping site in Joshua Tree

This pair of gabled structures, built from weathering steel by Cohesion Studio, can be rented by visitors in the southern California desert.<p>Folly can …

Off-grid

Natural Ceylon sapphire, spinel, ceramic and rose gold ring, by Taffin. @taffinjewelry #jewelrydesign #modernjewelry #oneofakindjewelry #newyork

A Lunar Lander-Inspired Tiny House is an Otherworldly Escape

Inspired by a picture of a lunar lander, a naval architect perches a tiny house in the shrub-steppe landscape of Eastern Washington.<p>Naval architect Kurt Hughes typically creates designs for the water, but when the Seattle–based designer saw a picture of a lunar lander, he couldn’t resist the …

Columbia River

Gallery | Ecoshelta

ECOSHELTA has long been part of the sustainable building revolution and makes high quality architect designed, environmentally minimal impact, …

Ecotourism

5 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's and Why It's Important to Start Now

Drop the Soduko and adopt these simple habits to stand a chance against Alzheimers and other brain diseases.<p>July 03, 2018<p>This past weekend my …

Pop-up shipping-container hotel opens on Sydney's Cockatoo Island

Luxury comes in all shapes and sizes, and in the case of Contained, a pop-up hotel on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island, it comes packed in a 20-square-metre …

LOT-EK: “The Shipping Container Is a Vehicle to Invent New Architecture”

<i>Shipping containers, once a darling of architectural upcycling, have received a lot of criticism recently, as architects are beginning to recognize</i> …

'Gaming Disorder' May Get Classified as a Mental Health Condition – Here's What That Means

How much Mario is too much?<p>There's a certain point at which a hobby can become too much.<p>The World Health Organisation is considering adding "gaming …

Nothing We Know of Stops Dementia: Broad Review Rules Out Drugs, Exercise, and Brain-Training Games

Few afflictions carry the existential dread that dementia does. Five-and-half million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, the most …

Your Mood Depends on the Food You Eat, and What You Should Eat Changes as You Age

<i>Summary: Binghampton researchers report on how the foods we eat can affect our mental wellbeing, and how our dietary needs change as we age.</i><p>Source: …

Neuroscience

Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

Humans have been claiming to hear the voice of God for eons, but one psychologist's controversial theory disputes whether we ever heard it at all. …

Science And The Mystery Of The Mind

Last week, my <i>13.7</i> co-blogger Tania Lombrozo reported on a study she developed with graduate student Sara Gottlieb on whether science can explain the human mind.<p>As Tania wrote, this was a survey-based study asking the participants "whether they thought it was possible for science to one day fully …

The Healthy Brain Project

Basically, our aim is to track a large group of middle-aged Australians so that we can identify which parts of brain biology, genes, psychology and …

Middle Age

Gallery - Laurisha Jewellery

Engagement Rings

Striking Easily Assembled Cabins Will become Symbols for Shelter and Safety Along Remote Trekking Paths

Stockholm-based architecture firm Utopia Arkitekter has designed <i>Skýli,</i> they are bright blue cabins that are popping up in one of the world's most …

Trekking

Joshua Tree Container House

Made from a cluster of shipping containers, the Joshua Tree Container House emerges from the California desert. Each container is capped with a …

Sustainable Cabin / Texas Tech University

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The concept: a prefabricated, sustainable design-build project by the College of Architecture, the …

Architecture

Mountain Cabin / Marte.Marte Architekten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> At the edge of a wooded ravine, beneath the imposing wooden house of the Catholic Community of Sisters, …

Stacked Cabin / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This modest, 880 square-foot cabin for a young family sits at the end of an old logging road, its …

Architecture

Moonlight Cabin / Jackson Clements Burrows

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located on a windswept coast line, Moonlight Cabin is a place to retreat from and engage with the …

Encuentro Guadalupe / graciastudio

Located in Valle de Guadalupe «Mexico’s Wine Country», Baja California,Endémico Resguardo Silvestre is a set of twenty independent rooms of twenty …

Architecture

Cabanas no Rio / Aires Mateus

The wharf is medieval and assembled with wood. Its identity is kept long beyond the material’s resistance. An identity that allows to change, to …

Architecture

Nomadic Shelter / SALT Siida Workshop

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> These two words: nomadic and shelter, reflect the very needs of the people from Nordic traditions. The …

Framing

510 Cabin / Hunter Leggitt Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In 2011, Hunter Leggitt Studio temporarily relocated from Los Angeles to the high desert near Lake …

Architecture

Manshausen Island Resort / Stinessen Arkitektur

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Manshausen Island is situated in the Steigen Archipelago off the coast of Northern Norway. The Island´s …

Food & Dining