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Tiny house for playing ‘house’ added to Japanese kindergarten

It’s the work of Hibinosekkei and Youji no Shiro, of course<p>Kanagawa, Japan-based studio Hibinosekkei and its subsection Youji no Shiro, which specializes in facilities for children, have installed a tiny house-like structure within a kindergarten in Saga that is meant to foster the playing, of, …

Architecture

National Geographic Infographics, A Pictorial History of the Magazine’s Pioneering Illustrations

International publisher Taschen has announced the release of <i>National Geographic Infographics</i>, a stunning pictorial history of the magazines’s …

Infographics

The hidden security features in buildings that you never noticed

When you are strolling through exhibits in the Nevada Museum of Art or making your way to the roulette table at the Circus Circus hotel and casino in …

Curvaceous Corten steel office beats the heat with solar-savvy design

When Sanjay Puri Architects were commissioned to design an office in Surat, India, where temperatures regularly hit over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the …

First Trailer for Terrence Malick’s ‘Voyage of Time’ Takes a Trip Through the Universe

With a poster, synopsis, and runtime recently announced, we now have the first trailer for <b>Terrence Malick’s</b> long-awaited documentary <i>Voyage of Time</i>. …

Brad Pitt

11 of the Greatest Movie Twists of All Time

You didn't see these coming.<p>It was Earth all along! He's actually dead! That's not really a little girl!<p>A good twist can make a movie, especially the sort that completely blindsides you and turns the who film upside down while still making you smack your head and cry "Of course!". Here are cinema's …

New evidence that sperm whales form clans with diverse cultures, languages

Using underwater microphones, scientists track whales' unique cultural identities.<p>Sperm whales share something fundamental with humans. Both of our …

Architecture Nerds Will Love This Video Game Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

<i>Manifold Garden</i> has some pretty sophisticated design references for a puzzle game. The M.C. Escher-esque video game, created by Chicago-based artist …

Pixel by Pixel, This Design Team Constructs a Futuristic Wonderland of 3D Levels

Immersing a viewer into their ‘Land of Pixels,’ Atelier Olschinsky keeps with the motion in an ocean of complex designs.<p>Overlapping layer after textured layer within a never-ending staircase of bite-sizes cubes, the latest pixelated wonders from Atelier Olschinsky come off like wire-circuit M.C. …

Nordic Beauty: A Brooklyn Townhouse Reinvented with Style—and Restraint

Commissioned to overhaul an 1840s Brooklyn brownstone for a Swedish-American family of four, architects Solveig Fernlund (who also happens to be …

Self-Driving Cars Could Revolutionize Our Sidewalks, Too

The design studio Pensa envisions the way autonomous vehicles could transform far more than our streets.<p>Self-driving electric cars are coming from Google, Uber, even Apple. We’ll work in them, lounge in them, share them, and never have to park them.<p>And a result, our streets may never be the same. …

Autonomous Cars

See How Captain America: Civil War Connects to All the Future Marvel Movies

<i>Captain America: Civil War</i> pits Iron Man and Captain America against one another, and each hero reaches deep into their superhero network to recruit …

Marvel Universe

The experiments providing homes around the world

From co-ops to micro-building to self-builds, a variety of schemes are being used to tackle the housing crisis, both here and overseas<p>Crisis is often the spur to social innovation, so surely there must be some evidence of it in housing? Innovation and big, bold ideas are required as much now as in …

Housing

A 'Star Wars: Rogue One' star just let a major spoiler slip

<b>Turn away now if you don't want to know.</b><p>The actor said that he plays the father of the film's lead character, Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones. (Go to the 1:20 mark in the video below.)<p>It's a big shock to many as it's obvious Disney/Lucasfilm has been trying to keep his character under wraps. …

Star Wars

‘Approaching The Unknown’ Makes ‘The Martian’ Look Like A Picnic In Its First Trailer

Being an astronaut and setting foot on other planets may have sounded like a fun, exciting thing to do as a kid, but as Hollywood has been very eager to point out recently, space travel is actually unpredictable, dangerous, and honestly, kind of a drag. <i>Approaching the Unknown</i> is the latest in the …

Mars Mission

These Are The 10 Best Sustainable Buildings Of 2016

From labs to museums to libraries, these buildings all save enormous amounts of energy and water–and are better to work in, too.<p>Every year, the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment scours the country for the best new green buildings–which, as they point out in a new report, …

Planning too far ahead of time in Hollywood is often entirely pointless endeavour. Even nailed on successes can be deemed financial black-holes, and …

Collage House / S+PS Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Living in Mumbai, India it is impossible to ignore the informal settlements in the city, and if looked …

Living Rooms

Uncomfortable viewing: the seven-hour trailer for a 30-day film

Swedish director Anders Weberg has taken ‘slow cinema’ to a new level with the preview for his latest film, Ambiancé. Can’t get enough of this snippet? The next preview will be 72 hours long …<p>OK, here is the elevator pitch: We are on a beach. The sea just visible on the right-hand side of the …

Spoilers

Dinosaurs weren’t driven to extinction by that meteorite after all

New evidence shows that dinosaurs were dying out 24 million years before bolide impact.<p>It's the most dramatic mass extinction in the history of …

inside tadao ando's self-built studio in osaka

<b>inside tadao ando’s self-built studio in osaka</b><br>all images by kaita takemura<p><b>self-taught architect tadao ando set up his own practice in 1969.</b> since …

Tomorrow's buildings: Is world's greenest office smart?

<b>The Edge office building in Amsterdam prides itself on good coffee, lots of natural light - no desk is far from a window - and a gym that allows you not just to get fit but also to contribute to the energy supply of the office.</b><p>It also flushes its toilets with rainwater, has a robot security guard …

Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings of Women in Sheets Celebrate the Beauty of the Female Form

Artist Serge Marshennikov‘s delicate oil portraits honour the inherent beauty of the female form. Combining hyperrealistic methods with a flair for accurately conveying the beauty of the women he paints, Marshennikov has made a name for himself in the art world. Recognized as an accomplished …

Art

How 21 Famous Architects Sketch Humans

Long before Photoshop files of people were a dime a dozen, architects had to draw their own scale figures.<p>You’ve probably noticed that in most architectural renderings today, the people populating the images look eerily similar. Noor Makkiya, an architectural designer, argues that design tools like …

Architecture

Radiohead, Lana Del Rey, M83, Grimes, Wolf Parade, Last Shadow Puppets, Future to Play Osheaga

Also Haim, Disclosure, Flume, Beirut, Kurt Vile, Vince Staples, Todd Terje, Mac Miller, Cyprus Hill, Evian Christ, many more<p>Radiohead, Lana Del Rey, and Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the 11th edition of Montreal's Osheaga Music and Arts Festival. Disclosure, M83, Haim, Future, Grimes, Wolf …

Lana Del Rey

25 Years of Oscar-Winning Films Ranked by Box Office

Oscar-Winning Films, From Least to Most Commercially Successful<p>The Hurt Locker<p>Birdman<p>The Artist<p>Crash<p>12 Years a Slave<p>No Country for Old …

Best western: why Bone Tomahawk became a gunslinging cult hit

After five years of setbacks, writer-director S Craig Zahler has finally brought his genre-busting horror western to the screen. And he’s not afraid to aim both barrels at its bigger-budget rivals The Revenant and The Hateful Eight…<p>It begins with a neck being sliced open. “Why do they always wet …

Kidnapping