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How the Amazon-Whole Foods merger shrinks food deserts

<i>By:</i> <i>Jack Karsten</i> <i>and</i> <i>Darrell West</i><p>Responses to Amazon’s recent merger with Whole Foods have both praised the corporation’s vertical integration strategy …

Casa Ching

The project is located in a residential area, in the district of Tres Ríos, province of Cartago, Costa Rica. The house is formed from two basic volumes which separate the private space from the social, these are divided by means of the garden and are connected by the main access. From the street …

10 Gravity-Defying Cantilevered Homes

Ranging from the dramatic to the understated and modest, these 10 homes use suspension to thrilling effect.<p>Norwegian Sea Cabins

Martis Camp Residence 2

On a narrow down-sloping lot in Truckee, this home is carefully sited within a very limited buildable area to establish critical landscape relationships, capture daylight and panoramic views from within, and frame expansive views of the Martis Valley below. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, the …

Casa Paraíso

Casa Paraíso is a weekend country house located in a residential estate within a golf course near the city of Cuernavaca, Mexico. Standing on flat ground with two-storey neighbors on both sides, the main and most important design intention is to generate a sense of openness on the rear side of the …

Silverado

Nestled into the hillside above the Silverado Trail, this custom home stretches across its site in a linear form that maps the path of the sun across the functions of daily life. Optimizing on world-class views over the valley floor and vineyards of the Napa Valley from every room, the home is …

A Pair of Designers Renovate Their Brooklyn Brownstone With a Bright Monochromatic Palette

With a monochromatic makeover, a pair of designers revive a common Brooklyn brownstone apartment.<p>Ed Parker and his wife, Barbara Tutino Parker, spent the first 10 years of their New York City life in a rental loft above a factory in Bushwick, Brooklyn. But eventually the couple, who met while …

Residence in Takariya

Residence in Takariya is a minimalist architecture project located in Toyama, Japan, designed by Nakasai Architects. The site of this home is located on a corner lot within a newly built residential complex. An internal courtyard was planned in order to maximize natural light without compromise to …

River Garden Trail Residence

THE GOAL To create a showplace for a professional motorcycle racer to host fellow athletes. THE PROCESS Although the original house sat on a hilltop with a stunning view of Lake Austin, its architecture failed to take advantage of the setting. The client wanted a better layout and stylish …

6 Modern Hotels Around the World Made Out of Shipping Containers

Shipping container hotels—quite literally—keep popping up across the globe.

HUT

New and innovative residential concept to launch in Dutch housing market HUT: plug-and-play apartments HUT will be launching a new type of residency in September 2017; new and innovative ‘plug-and-play’ apartments where technology and services are just as important as living comfort. HUT consists …

Canal House

Initially built by native dwellers 2000 years ago and rebuilt for modern society over a century ago are 181 miles of canals that bring water to the desert city of Phoenix, Arizona. These canals often go unnoticed, as the city has largely turned their back on these assets until recently. Canal House …

A Renowned Florida Architect's Geometric Family Home Hits the Market For the First Time

Architect William Morgan designed this distinctive, triangular house in Atlantic Beach, Florida, which is now selling for $1.75 million.<p>According to scholar Robert McCarter, Morgan's design was "inspired by the stepped structure of the ancient Roman seaside town of Herculaneum" and responded to the …

Morgan House

Architect William Morgan designed this distinctive, triangular house in Atlantic Beach, Florida, which is now selling for $1.75 million. Willam Morgan (1930-2016) was an architect, historian, and author based in Jacksonville, Florida. He studied architecture at Harvard University under Walter …

History and Modernity Meet in This Industrial Hotel and Restaurant in Philadelphia

Housed in a 19th-century whiskey blending and bottling facility in Philadelphia's trendy Fishtown neighborhood, Wm. Mulherin's Sons is a wood-fired Italian restaurant with a four-room hotel upstairs.<p>Helmed by Method Hospitality, the renovation retains the legacy of the original building owner and …

A Pool With a Glass Bottom Hovers Over Another at a House in the Portuguese Riviera

The Wall House in Cascais, a coastal town in an area known as the Portuguese Riviera, is an 11,840-square-foot home made with concrete, wood, and glass—and boasts a pair of large swimming pools on two levels.<p>Anchored around a large patio that seamlessly connects the house’s indoor and outdoor …

Grids and Colors Inspire the Renovation of a Graphic Designer's Pink L.A. Bungalow

On a sloped plot in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, an almost 100-year-old anonymous bungalow was rendered in pink, referencing the sun-kissed stucco that's so common in the region.<p><b>"We worked together, back-and-forth for months, to refine the exact tonalities," says PRODUCTORA. "It was</b> …

Master Glassmaker Simon Pearce's Sustainable Factory in Vermont

At one of the last American glass factories of its kind, everything is made in-house—from the tools to the electricity.<p>Simon Pearce was trained to follow in the footsteps of his father, a potter. But he had something else in mind. "It seemed like everyone was making pottery and no one was making …

These Customizable Modular Homes Can Make Your Tiny House Dreams Come True

Rooted in a sustainable, built-to-last mentality, tiny house maker Wheelhaus has just added a new collection of modular homes with beautiful designs and space-efficient floor plans.<p>As for their newest foray into the world of modular homes, Mackay explains, "This can all be traced back to our Wedge …

11 Innovative and Modern Schools Where Creativity and Good Design Rule

By using innovative design to inspire learning and creativity, the following schools have certainly earned top marks—just in time for the new school year.<p>An Edible Learning Garden in Brooklyn

The Hammock House

The Hammock House sits on a 40-acre farm in Columbus, NC with several spectacular old growth oak trees, an existing barn, pastures and distant views to Tryon Peak. To take advantage of the dramatic oak trees, we carefully located the house on the land and oriented the living spaces around the tree …

CQ12

Casa Quieta is a residential cluster in the northern part of Cuernavaca with a mild microclimate, rich topography and biodiversity: ponds, streams and Cuernavaca´s profuse vegetation. This natural richness became the design principle for each space in Casa Quieta 12. Architecture unfolds from …

10 Small Apartments by a Hong Kong Design Studio That Are Less Than 1,000 Square Feet

A pragmatic Hong Kong-based design studio finds solutions to the challenges that come with small space living.

How to Build an Outdoor Shower

There's still enough time this summer to do a little DIY and build an outdoor shower in your yard. Besides the fact that it could be a life-changing addition, it's actually easier to set up than you may think.<p>Outdoor showers may seem like a luxury—something that only those with beach houses would …

Old Jaffa House

Old Jaffa House is a minimalist residence located in Tel-Aviv, Israel, designed by Pitsou Kedem Architects. The renovation restores a historical building filled with archways and vaulted ceilings. Crevices, both natural and unnatural, are used as storage spaces. The idea was to amalgamate the new …

Narvarte Terrace

In Mexico City, the growing demand for housing in certain areas, as well as the increase in density, has motivated the population to find ways of making the most out of their rooftops. In this case, the client was looking to expand a small extra room to be used as a full studio with an independent …

The Habig/Eccles Residence

Anyone who asks Jim Cutler to design a home faces three facts. First, he’s a disciple of Louis Kahn, having studied with him for a year in 1974. Second, the homes he designs belong as much to him as to their owners. And third, he’s an artist. Just ask clients Brent Habig and Ana Eccles. “He didn’t …

Mid-Century modern

Jessica Fleischmann’s Echo Park Bungalow

On a sloped plot in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, an almost 100-year-old anonymous bungalow was rendered in pink, referencing the sun-kissed stucco that's so common in the region. Mexico City-based architecture firm PRODUCTORA completely remodeled and renovated the home of graphic …

Studio for a Writer

The Owner requested a small potting/writing studio, an outdoor deck, and a fence to separate the driveway from the garden. The project is sited between an existing residence and a concave-shaped hillside to the northeast. Construction drawings were limited to a floor plan and two building …