Thomas Huwiler

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This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating

Google Maps is more powerful than you know<p>Most people who use Google Maps do so without much attention to detail. We just need the directions, the right subway route, or the name of that good sushi place. We don’t spend too much time pondering how Google got so good at mapping the world, and what …

Renovated cave ruin makes for a surprisingly cozy modern home

Courtyards, arches, and a light tunnel<p>Over in the Loess Plateau in Shanxi, China, the traditional cave dwelling got a modern makeover courtesy of Chinese architecture studio hyperSity Architects. The striking home takes over a barrel-vaulted recess in the earth, and comprises a combination of new …

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40 Housing Units / LAN Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Lot 4.2 is part of the new Clichy-Batignolles mixed development area and is located at the edge of …

Leo Qvarsebo designs himself a triangular summer house in the Swedish countryside

Described by the architect as being "a bit like a treehouse for adults", this wooden house in rural Sweden boasts a triangular profile that allows …

Living Rooms

Cube Houses / Aleph Zero + Studio Juliano Monteiro

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The three complexes, each one with three houses of their own, is located in a remote neighborhood lying …

ArchiBlox Designs World's First Prefabricated Carbon Positive House

Australian company ArchiBlox has released its design for the world’s first carbon positive prefabricated house. Representing a new movement in …

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Turn Your Old iPhone Into A New, Braun-Inspired Radio

Your old iPhone might not run the latest apps or hold a charge all day, but it’s still an amazing little machine, capable of upgrading almost any appliance in your home, if only there was a way to make that happen.<p>The iReadyO radio ($83), a new Kickstarter project by the Korean design studio PlusD, …

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Philippe Baumann's Courtyard House is shielded behind a metal mesh cage

A grid of hinged metal shutters form a privacy screen across the windows of this terraced house in New York that architect Philippe Baumann designed …

Stretched fabric hides the windows and balconies of an artist's Hampstead home

A painted fabric screen concealing windows and balconies merges with the crisp white facade of this artist's house in north London by local firm …

House #20 / Rue Space

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The plot between party walls is about 6 meters wide by 25 meters deep. The new construction keeps the …

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Guess Which Country’s Companies Profit Most From War?

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!<p>The United States is at the center of a great colorful pinwheel of death, at least according to the latest infographic from Natalia Bronshtein, a data visualizer who focuses on economic trends and political developments. She has worked to produce an interactive visualization of …

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Patio House / AR Arquitetos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Exercise inspired on Gordon Matta-Clark’s building cuts and James Turrell’s Skyscapes.<p>Instead of being …

The Most Saturated European Markets: Where (And How Big) Are The Opportunities for Architects in Europe?

A few weeks ago Monditalia, one of the three main exhibits of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, tweeted a small infographic which showed the …

In Swiss utopia, the devil dwelled

Canton Uri, the birthplace of modern Switzerland, has the fog seas, glacial lakes and snow-capped mountains of Alpine fantasies – but hardly anyone knows about it.<p>Uri is one of Switzerland’s most scenic cantons – yet it remains one of the country’s least visited. A jagged wall of 2,000m-tall Urner …

A road trip straight from the 1960s

The classic Airstream takes on the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, with jaw-dropping views, rare redwoods and all-American towns along the way.

Snohetta Makes Times Square Permanently Pedestrian

New York City's Times Square has concluded the first redevelopment phase of a permanent pedestrian plaza just in time for last week's New Year's Eve …

Le Plan Libre / Waterfrom Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> le plan libre<p>As the architect Mies Van der Rohe proposes "Skin and bones architecture", we try to keep …

The Portland Problem: $95 Million for a Hated Building?

In a provocative article, <i>The Atlantic Cities</i> explores the dilemma which Portland currently finds itself in: the Michael Graves-designed Portland …

Great James Street / Emrys Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Intro<p>Two Grade II* listed Georgian properties that have been the head offices of GMS Estates for …

C-House / Robert Maschke Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> C-House is one of three urban villas comprising the Residences of King’s Hill, a unique residential …

House Between Oak Trees / Murado & Elvira Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project begins with the client's desire to see the setting sun and firelight simultaneously, and …

Woodland retreat by Béres Architects nestles up against a jagged rock face

This rectilinear wooden cabin in Hungary by young studio Béres Architects nestles up against the exposed rock face of a former quarry (+ …

Home 09 by i29

Dutch interiors studio i29 has added plywood walls, furniture and surfaces to every room inside this house in North Holland (+ slideshow).<p>Located …

De Rietlanden Sports Hall by Slangen + Koenis Architects

This sports hall in Lelystad, the Netherlands, by Dutch firm Slangen + Koenis Architects is coloured in fluorescent shades of green, yellow and blue …

Omnibus House by Gubbins Arquitectos: http://bit.ly/10di1cg

Kukje Gallery by Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu: http://bit.ly/Zpdz8b