Charles StPierre

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This tiny cabin in Australia lets you go off-grid in style

For those looking to get back to nature, this tiny cabin in rural Australia provides a picturesque retreat without sacrificing comfort or style. …

Off-grid

How to Calculate Staircase Dimensions and Designs

This question can be basic and you may know the answer, but it's always good to remember some elementary calculations that help us to streamline the …

Regulation

10 Architects You Should be Following on Instagram

There's no shortage of awesome architects to follow on Instagram. The hashtag #architectureporn alone produces more than 5 million posts, many of …

Architecture

Holy Ship! This Container Home-Trend Will Make You Want to Live INSIDE the Box

Whether you're an apartment dweller who dreams of owning a home, or a house hunter who longs for something a little different from the norm, there's a housing trend that will suit your desire: the shipping container home trend. While not necessarily brand new, the trend of utilizing metal cargo …

Photographing These Abandoned Space Shuttles Made Me a Russian Target

How one man broke into a secret facility housing the last of the Soviet Union's experimental space ships.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia</i>.<p><i>This is a story from an anonymous photographer, as told to Julian Morgans.</i><p><i>What you’re looking at is a derelict Russian space shuttle, covered</i> …

This Hawaiian Hillside Hideaway Was Built for Entertaining

<i>This story was originally published on Domino.</i><p>Greg Warner and Marion Philpotts are experts when it comes to taking advantage of Hawaii’s rich landscape and deep-rooted agricultural history in their personal aesthetics. After all, the architect and interior designer both grew up in Hawaii, and their …

20 kitchen design trends for 2018 you need to know about

What's hot in the world of kitchen design?

Trends

New modular shipping container home is also energy-efficient

Another entrant into the prefab, modular market<p>Athens-based company Cocoon Modules has unveiled a new container home prototype in collaboration with Greek natural mattress brand Coco-Mat.<p>By upcycling shipping containers and transforming them into modular homes, hotel developments, and emergency …

What Are Eichler Homes and Why Do People Love Them?

If it's oozing with California midcentury-modern design—complete with wood paneling, gabled ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling glazed walls—it just might be an Eichler home.<p>Eichler houses, found throughout Northern and Southern California (and even outside of New York City), are some of the most …

Architecture

Apple Just Revealed the Secrets to Taking Perfect iPhone Pictures

Struggling to take your photography game to the next level? Then fear not, for help is at hand. Apple has just launched a new website brimming with …

Mobile Photography

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara, a late-career gem in Indiana

A unique collaboration with clients resulted in showcase for Wright’s residential design<p>When Frank Lloyd Wright asked Dr. John and Catherine “Kay” Christian what the word “samara” meant, the two sheepishly had to admit they were stumped. The couple had hired Wright to design a home for them in West …

Just Wait Until You See Inside This Towering 'Treehouse' Home

This "Falcon Nest" is high on style.<p>Most of us can only dream of living or sleeping over in a treehouse. But for the future owner of this 10-story home in Prescott, Arizona, it’ll be an everyday reality.<p>Nicknamed the Falcon Nest, this place looks more like an industrial tower from the outside. But …

Living Rooms

This Is the Best-Designed Small Town in the U.S.

New York’s secret stash of midcentury-modern design<p>In the early 1930s, Frank Lloyd Wright offered up a pared-down vision for the American home: simple, beautiful, affordable, environmentally friendly, and collaboratively maintained. A vision in which no two houses would be alike. That vision came …

The 15 Most Important Helicopters of All Time

Airplanes rules the skies, but helicopters tackle the most versatile, and often, most dangerous tasks.<p>For thousands of years, humanity envied a bird's ability to get aloft right on the spot. Even when we figured out how to make heavier-than-air machines fly, we couldn't fly freely in any direction …

13 South African homes built in old shipping containers

In modern architecture and design, we are increasingly coming across innovative and creative ways to build sustainable homes. One dominant example of …

Trends

The hanging house with one heck of a view

Have you ever seen a concept house like this before? Not likely.<p>Designed by the visionary team at Modscape, it pitches itself as a solution for …

How One Couple Turned Their Attic Into a Master Suite They Never Want to Leave

Why use your attic for storage when you could create a cozy retreat like this?<p>Ever since Sara and Sean Parsons built their home in Friday Harbor, WA, on San Juan Island 12 years ago, the space above their garage sat unfinished. "We had toyed around with the idea of it being a game room, or a movie …

Interior Design

Modern Residence Wrapped In Wood, Inside And Out

Architecture is the link between us and our natural surroundings, the element that separates us from nature and, at the same time, brings us closer …

Beautiful cabin pops up in ten days with minimal landscape disturbance

BIO Architects recently completed a modern modular cabin, proving yet again that beautiful homes can be affordable with the help of prefabrication. …

Living Rooms

Welcome home, Concorde

The last model to be built was towed to its new home at an aviation museum in Bristol, England that will open this summer.<p>The last Concorde to be built was on the move again yesterday for the first time in 13 years.<p>It didn't thunder into the sky on a supersonic flight, but instead was towed a …

MacBook Pro

A Quest For Simplicity Ends With The Perfect Retirement Home

Not all quests belong in the fantasy world. Some are as real as they can get. For architects, each project is a new quest, a new challenge and an …

Architecture

Store Lauvøya - Bestemorstua / Mikado Arkitektur

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Older buildings are often poorly adapted to the demands of modern life in terms of functionality and …

A Look at the Sexy, Mind-Bending Supercars of the ’70s

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Are we at “peak supercar?” Leading industry voices think so. If the current Holy Trinity — Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche …

Sports Cars

Virtually untouched midcentury overlooking the San Diego Bay will ask $2.5M

That view and location don’t come cheap<p>Lit like a Philip-Lorca diCorcia photograph, these listing photos for a 1952-built home in San Diego enhance its frozen-in-time quality and imbue it with an eeriness that’s nonetheless bewitching.<p>Details are slim, but the seemingly untouched-for-years abode …

Huge Barn Transformed Into A Modern Home With An Open Floor Plan

Barns aren’t usually very large. We picture them as cozy little structures made of wood and with those signature doors that we love so much. However, …

This Connecticut Home by Frank Lloyd Wright Is Selling for $8 Million

The classic hemicycle design overlooks the Noroton River in New Canaan<p>You've heard of Fallingwater, the iconic home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, but now you can buy a home by the famous architect near <i>running</i> water. The house, known as Tirranna (an Aboriginal word for "running waters"), was built …

Beautiful Miami Beach contemporary asks $23M

Nearly 10,000 square feet<p>An exquisite waterfront Miami Beach contemporary at 4395 Pine Tree Drive hit the market with an asking price of $22.95 million.<p>The 9,583-square-foot masterpiece was built in 2015 and is comprised of three buildings, totaling eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms.<p>The modern …

8 ways to repurpose an old iPhone

Before you decide to sell your unwanted iPhone, consider finding other ways to put it to good use.<p>The iPhone has been around for a full 10 years now, meaning at some point you've probably upgraded to a newer model. (Possibly several newer models.) And whenever you do that, you're left with your old …

Smart Homes

Container: Modular and Sustainable Office Structure with Industrial Panache

Sustainable design is often about thinking out of the box and coming up with solutions that combine practicality with aesthetics and modular ease. …

Interior Design

Living the high life

Too many modern flats are samey and soulless. A new book celebrates the architects coming up with creative solutions for our overcrowded …

Architecture