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Studio Arthur Casas designs prefabricated home for SysHaus

Brazilian firm Studio Arthur Casas has worked with a startup to create a highly flexible, prefabricated home that avoids the "negative surprises" …

Architecture

Loopholes and the 'Anti-Realism' of the Quantum World

The theoretical physicist John Wheeler once used the phrase “great smoky dragon” to describe a particle of light going from a source to a photon …

Quantum Mechanics

Henning Larsen Architects designs stunning 750m2 town hall in the Faroe Islands

Built over a river in the Faroese village of Norðragøta is the new Eysturkommuna Town Hall. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects Partner Ósbjørn …

Architecture

Dizzying Scrolls of Hand-Colored Paper Form Bas-Relief Sculptures by Hadieh Shafie | Colossal

<p>Artist Hadieh Shafie uses carefully hand-dyed and rolled paper to form dense surfaces. In some works, each set of concentric circles is an equal …

Art Galleries

Giant Stone Hands Support Vietnam’s New Golden Bridge

Overlooking the Da Nang mountain range.<p>Massive hand sculptures made of stone are the supporting structures for Vietnam‘s new Golden Bridge. Located …

Vietnam

House in Fátima / Helena Botelho Arquitectura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Opening the house to the exterior and making new connections to the surrounding landscape allowed, from …

Architecture

Multi-Generation Property Designed To Stand The Test Of Time

It’s not everyday that you see a residence which has been built with the express purpose of serving multiple generations over a very long period of …

Architecture

Evidence Mounts That Germs May Cause Alzheimer's

In the end it will be microbes—bacteria, viruses and fungus—found to be at the root of all disease and aging, and specifically Alzheimer’s, contends geneticist Dr. Rudolph “Rudy” Emile Tanzi.<p>“The two biggest threats to healthy aging have had to do with dealing with infection,” said Tanzi, who …

Dementia

This Eco-Minded Home in São Paulo Raises the Bar For Prefab

Made of 100-percent recyclable materials and equipped with smart home technology, SysHaus is a new model by a Brazilian construction and engineering start-up.<p>SysHaus, designed by São Paulo studio Arthur Casas Design, marries sustainable engineering solutions, state-of-the-art technology, and smart …

São Paulo

Liquid water spied deep below polar ice cap on Mars

Far beneath the deeply frozen ice cap at Mars’s south pole lies a lake of liquid water—the first to be found on the Red Planet. Detected from orbit …

Mars Express

Inside the world’s new luxury airline with glass floors and private rooms

Imagine floating gently through the clouds on a three-day travel expedition in an airbus that resembles a luxury, super yacht. It sounds a little far-fetched, right? Surprisingly enough, it could soon be a reality for passengers of the Airlander 10.<p>Since its first test flight in 2016, there has …

Aviation

Best International Projects of 2018 Awarded by Australian Institute of Architects

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of their 2018 International Chapter Awards. Recognizing projects from beyond …

Papua New Guinea

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Physics

Architect’s tiny studio doubles as a hangout for his daughter

Part work studio, part sleepover dreamland<p>Many kids get free reign of the basement for sleepovers. If you happen to be the daughter of an architect, though, your hangout spots could end up looking a little different.<p>James Cutler of Cutler Anderson Architects built this 80-square-foot cabin as a …

Architecture

A Dirt Floor Snakes Through This Spectacular Japanese House

Putting a spin on the traditional Japanese doma, a dirt floor extends throughout this home, forging an ever-changing indoor/outdoor connection.<p>Designed by Hiroshima–based architectural firm Suppose Design Office, House in Takaya is a modern take on the traditional Japanese concept of a <i>doma.</i> Meaning …

Architecture

The Best Architectural iPhone Photos of 2018 Revealed by IPPAWARDS

The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) has announced the winners of the 2018 edition of the annual competition. Founded in 2007, the same year as …

Burj Khalifa

UN and Yale University Unveil "Tiny House" as the Future of Eco-Living

In an effort to spark public discussion and new ideas on how sustainable design can manifest as decent, affordable housing, Yale University has …

New York City

An old bungalow is transformed into an award-winning home with a modern extension

Los Angeles-based Edward Ogosta Architecture has breathed new life into a 70-year-old bungalow by adding a modern extension fitted with massive …

Culver City

Space-Saving Solutions: 33 Creative Storage Ideas

The lack of storage space is a recurrent problem in homes. In most cases, residual spaces or uncomfortable corners are used to solve the lack of …

The 15 Most Bizarre Movie Buildings

Every movie has to take place somewhere, but sometimes that somewhere doesn't really exist. Fantasy films, action films, science-fiction films and …

OOPEAA's floating sea pools offer new swimming facilities to waterside cities

Architecture studio OOPEAA plans to introduce waterborne swimming pools to coastal and riverside cities around the world, with the first set to be …

Old shipping container repurposed as a 40-foot-tall parking booth

Columbus, Ohio is now home to what is probably the world’s most unique parking booth. The firm behind the design, JBAD architects, turned an old …

Design

14 Weird Thoughts That, Once They Cross Your Mind, You Won't Be Able To Stop Thinking About

If you think about it, neurologists are just a bunch of brains studying another brain??<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Norway Opens Another Spectacular Roadside Bathroom

Norway’s National Tourist Routes will change how you think about rest stops. As part of a decades-long program, the Norwegian government has been …

Turns Out Movies Have Been Copying Iconic Paintings, And Some Look Completely Identical

23-year-old writer and director Vugar Efendi has definitely seen a lot of movies. In fact, his observant eyes have noticed that many famous movie …

Forget Santorini, Check Out Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia

Tourists by the thousands flock to Santorini for the classic pic of whitewashed houses with blue trim and bougainvillea, but an overlooked town in …

How Scientists Discovered a New Type of Depression

Which could lead to new treatment.<p>Depression affects approximately 322 million people across the world, or approximately 2.5 percent of the world’s …

Photographer Explores the Rainbow-Colored Neighborhoods of Istanbul

Most Istanbul photos depict ancient Turkish architecture such as ornate mosques, traditional stone houses, or even mystical market streets. However, there’s also a surprising modern side to city that many people don't know about. Architect and photographer Yener Torun has been capturing the …

Istanbul

Is This France's Most Picturesque Town?

There's no arguing that France is home to some of the most beautiful cities in the world. From stately chateaus to lush meadows of lavender, the …

This Futuristic Japanese Building Is Not Your Everyday Tree House

Inspired by the form of trees, an architect breaks the mold of typical, cuboid, multi-level structures.<p>Sited in the Northern Tokyo district of Otsuka, the Tree-ness House is a 3,568-square-foot modern building that provides residential housing, along with space for galleries and offices.<p>Designed by …

Architecture