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Vertical strips surround white Barcode House in Austin by Webber + Studio

US firm Webber + Studio has covered this family home in Austin with metal cladding that features raised strips of varying widths.<p>Barcode House is one …

Farm Grubbehoeve / Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Jeanne Dekkers Architecture redeveloped a existing L-shaped farm in the hilly countryside of Limburg …

Sustainability is the Centerpiece of This New Austin Development

In the Texas capital's transit-oriented Mueller development, architect Michael Hsu proposes a modern take on row house living.<p>In Austin, Texas, on a 711-acre site where an airport once stood, a team of developers, architects, and builders are creating a new way to live in the booming city.<p>A New …

Modern Barn Living: Check Out This House in Sweden

If you like the concept of living in a modern barn you will like this house in Sweden. The KD house, a project by GWSK Arkitekter, was built using …

Modern Farmhouse Tips Its Hat to Silo Style

Wendell Burnette Architects took inspiration from grain silos in their design of this modern farmhouse in Wisconsin. At a distance, <b>Field House’s</b> …

Farmhouse Redux

Two years ago architect Chad Everhart came across an old farmhouse near Boone, North Carolina. He could tell it dated back to the Great Depression by the 1930s-era cardboard—once used as insulation—that he found stuffed down between its tongue-and-groove walls.<p>Everhart and his wife, April, bought …

6. The Flummoxed Europeans

A handy guide to the people you should run away from when you see them in Black Rock City.<p>Burning Man is the festival you attend when you want a transformative experience and an escape from mundane life. The goal of your nine-day utopian journey is to gracefully exit The Playa, leaving no trace, …

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Interview – Rick Dickinson talks about designing iconic Sinclair machines

<i>Villordsutch interviews Rick Dickinson about his the moment he started working with Sinclair Research Ltd, how he got there and how do you design a</i> …

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Here Are the Lyrics to the New Pixies Song Apologizing to Kim Deal

Earlier this month, the Pixies announced the release of their new album <i>Head Carrier</i>, the follow-up to 2014 EP collection <i>Indie</i> <i>Cindy</i>. A week later, frontman Black Francis (aka Frank Black) revealed in an interview that <i>Head Carrier</i> would include a song he wrote as a “thank-you letter” to former …

This Mies-Inspired Modern Home Was Built DIY for $150K

Meet the Blakboxhaus, a steel-clad modernist home in Central Illinois built on a budget<p>When film producer Helga Richter and her husband John Goskowicz began the search for their own vacation home, they kept running into what she called the "modern tax." The couple, who live in Carpentersville, …

Architecture

This Super Sustainable House Can Be Built in One Day

A Dutch design firm has redefined living by creating a house that doesn't need a foundation, can be built in one day and is three times more …

Cousins River Residence by GO Logic is smaller and simpler

There is something about the work of Maine’s GO Logic. They design and also build prefabs, Passivhaus and sometimes even prefab passivhaus. But most …

MVRDV’s massive staircase made of scaffolding opens in Rotterdam

The city of Rotterdam is celebrating 75 years of post-war reconstruction with incredible fanfare—and fantastic views. Prolific design studio MVRDV’s …

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Lantern House by Feldman Architecture: Modern Palo Alto home lights up the entire neighborhood

The Lantern House by Feldman Architecture lights up the neighborhood<p>Feldman Architecture is known for shaping the Californian landscape with …

IKEA's Billy bookcase designer Gillis Lundgren dies aged 86

Gillis Lundgren, who designed some of IKEA's most iconic products and was one of the furniture giant's first employees, has died at the age of …

Rotterdam is "the city of the future" say architects

Landmark buildings and experimental construction are transforming the Netherlands' second city into a world-class destination for architectural …

Back to Basics

In the early 1930`s Max Stoelker had the idea to build a chair without additional bracings, just a backrest, seat and legs. He invited a new kind of …

Design

FT Architects' 4 Columns house features a traditional timber frame and minimal interior

A traditional Japanese construction method was used for this house in Tokyo, which features four wooden columns arranged in a square to support the …

Who’s Leaving Mysterious Messages On Old Marquees Across The U.S.?

Whenever photographer Victoria Crayhon goes on a road trip, she makes sure to bring along a few packets of marquee letters. That way, if she comes across an old movie or motel marquee sign that looks like it’s seen better days, she can leave her own clever inscription on it. Over the past 14 years, …

Muji launches trio of prefab minimal cabins by Morrison, Grcic and Fukasawa

Muji's set of ready-constructed huts were designed by Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa as minimal rural refuges for escaping the …

Articles about 5 cozy hearths on Dwell.com - Dwell

The modern bedroom is a personal place that reflects your style and offers respite at the end of the day.<p>Embrace your primordial instincts with a lesson from the happiest nation in the world.<p>Home is where the Hearth...<p>Aldo Cibic, Yves Behar, Kelly Wearstler, Marcel Wanders, and Johanna Grawunder …

Olga Akulova installs glass walls and monolithic fireplace within Kiev penthouse

Ukrainian designer Olga Akulova added glazed partitions, metal-topped counters and a wooden bath to this apartment on the 30th level of a condominium …

"Most buildings are drawings filled in by engineers" says Piet Hein Eek

<b>Dutch Design Week 2015:</b> Dutch furniture designer Piet Hein Eek has joined the debate about whether non-architects should design buildings, saying …

A Contemporary Redesign For A 1960s House In New York

CDR Studio Architects have designed the renovation of a house on Long Island in New York.<p>The designer’s description<p>The Long Island Residence is …

3 Unsung, Pre-Memphis Designs From Ettore Sottsass

The Memphis group founder’s early works were marked by natural materials, bold colors, and hand-crafted designs.<p>Best known as the founder of the experimental Memphis group (1981-1987), Ettore Sottsass was a prolific designer who produced six decades worth of work that spanned every medium from …