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A robot can build this $10,000 house within 12 hours — take a look inside

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and costly, so some homebuilders are now automating part of the construction process.<p>The homebuilding startup ICON uses a 3D-printing robot that can make parts for houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of a 650-square-foot model …

El Salvador

Stephen Hawking’s brilliance in 10 quotes

Stephen Hawking

17 Inspiring Quotes From Stephen Hawking

Sadly, Stephen Hawking died today at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, this morning Hawking passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live after he was …

Stephen Hawking

This Is the First Thing Anthony Bourdain Does When Planning a Vacation

Travelers want to see as much of the world as possible. However that wish can be the one critical mistake that separates a memorable trip from an …


Most Buzzed Designs of February 2018

Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in February …

Industrial Design

The 100 Best Places To Live In California Ranked

Niche's new rankings of best places to live ranked communities from A+ to D-. See how your community did.<p>CALIFORNIA — The Presidio in San Francisco …


Top 5 Homes of the Week That Embrace California Living

These homes are in a golden state of mind. With sweeping views, floor-to-ceiling windows, and interiors inspired by the ocean, our editor's top homes of the week show that Californian homes are like no other.<p><b>Want a chance to be featured? Add your home here!</b>

Santa Monica

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design

The Best Time of Day to Drink Coffee, According to Science

To get full health benefits and optimum buzz, don't drink your first cup first thing in the morning.<p>As anyone who's been reading this column knows, there's substantial scientific evidence that coffee is incredibly good for your health and extends your life. According to a meta-analysis of 127 …


The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …


This Amazing Map Depicts The 13,000 Hidden Wonders Of The World That You Need To Visit

Consider this your source of travel inspo for life.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Los Angeles

10 times you should never use your debit card — even if it is convenient

Debit might seem great because there's no chance of spending more than you have or risking steep overdraft fees, but the stakes are also higher when it comes to fraud.<p>That's why debit cards are one of the things you should never, ever keep in your purse. For one thing, debit cards take cash …

Identity Theft

This Chef Lost 50 Pounds And Reversed Prediabetes With A Digital Program

People who are diagnosed with prediabetes can delay or prevent the disease if they change their lifestyle and lose a significant amount of weight. But here's the challenge: How can people be motivated to eat healthier and move more? Increasingly, the answer might include digital medicine.<p>"Just …


Skinny micro home spreads space-saving tricks over three stories

When you can’t build out, build up<p>Ultra-thin, multi-story dwellings are having a bit of an architectural moment—from London’s Slim House to Helsinki’s three-story Tikku occupying a single parking lot. The latest addition to the trend is Slim Fit, a slat-covered timber home in Almere Poort, …


How the Internet Has Turned Architecture Into a Form of Online Dating

Everyone eventually gets dumped. My sons tell me that dating sites now allow you to pre-dump: its rejection without drinks or dinner. “Swipe left” …


The Beautiful Drawings of Michelangelo Show Us Why Architects Should Be Polymaths, Not Specialists

<i>This article was originally published by Common Edge as "Michelangelo’s Lesson: Specialization in Architecture is Not The Only Way."</i><p>A recent …


Woodland House / ALTUS Architecture + Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Sited on a wooded plateau overlooking a wetland and lake beyond, this new residence seeks to quietly …


Five lost cities of the world

The most intriguing abandoned settlements, from ancient ruins to modern ghost towns<p>Angamuco, Mexico<p>Last week laser scanning revealed the true scale of the ancient city of Angamuco in western Mexico. The city, built around AD900, is thought to have had 100,000 residents and included pyramids, road …


An Artist Sees Data So Powerful It Can Help Us Pick Better Friends

There has been a lot of scary news about big data — about corporations or government invading your privacy. But imagine if we could use our data to make our lives better.<p>That is at the center of artist Laurie Frick's work — she wants to help create a future in which self-delusion is impossible. In …

Digital Art

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Viola Davis

18 Fantastic Permeable Facades

Recently, a new trend in architecture has emerged: Several of the latest projects highlighted by <i>ArchDaily</i>, including some winners in the Building of …


10 She Sheds That Put Man Caves to Shame

Part inspiration, part instruction, a new book on "she sheds" illustrates how the common shed can be transformed into a sanctuary of peace and personal style.<p>As a space designed by women, for women, the she shed provides solitude, peace, and privacy within a separate, modestly sized outbuilding. <i>She</i> …

San Luis Obispo

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …


The drugs do work: antidepressants are effective, study shows

Doctors hope study will put to rest doubts about the medicine, and help to address global under-treatment of depression<p>It’s official: antidepressants are not snake oil or a conspiracy<p>Antidepressants work – some more effectively than others – in treating depression, according to authors of a …


Spotlight: Louis Kahn

<b>Louis Kahn</b> (February 20th 1901 – March 17th 1974) was one of the United States' greatest 20th century architects, known for combining Modernism with …


L’Angolo Estate / LEVER Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This new family-owned winery is located on 23 acres outside of Newberg, Oregon in Yamhill County. The …


Drop Everything, Japan's Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar Just Did 0-60 In 1.9 Seconds

Time and space have seemingly been bent, and it was a small engineering firm in Japan that made it happen. Until today, the idea of a sub-2-second …

Sports Cars

15 of the Greatest Automotive Instrument Clusters of All Time

As a driver, there are few aspects of a car you look at more than the instrument cluster. Your attention there is divided among occasional glances at …


Breeze blocks’ day in the sun

Nowhere are the blocks more appreciated than Palm Springs<p>Palm Springs’s midcentury modern flair—its swooping butterfly roofs and endless walls of glass—is now nationally known. But the city is a haven for another midcentury feature that doesn’t get the widespread attention it deserves: the concrete …


4 Tiny Houses Selected as Winners in the Ryterna modul Architectural Challenge 2018

European modular container and building producer Ryterna modul has announced the winners of their fourth International competition: Architectural …

Tiny House Movement