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How To Become (or Rather, Look Like) a Famous Architect

We all know the typical architect’s look: a black turtleneck, slim fit pants, pointed toe boots, and minimalist jewelry pieces. Almost all of us, at …

Brutalist wallpaper brings the concrete dream to any room

Whether you’re all-in or on the fence, there’s no denying that brutalist architecture can be quite dramatic in scope and scale. Whether hefty libraries, train stations, or apartment blocks, these concrete monoliths command the stage, wherever it may be.<p>If living inside a brutalist structure isn’t …

Murals

These Real-Life Locations Look Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film

This artist turned famous art masterpieces into 8-bit watercolors — see if you can identify them

The result is a stunning collection that brings to mind the art style and nostalgia of old 8-bit video games.<p>"These pictures are like puzzles, carefully taken apart and then pieced back together to reveal the subject," List said to Business Insider. "These works were inspired by my love for …

Sounds And Quotes From 'Back To The Future' Remixed Into A Rockin' Beat

Eclectic Method is the only person who can make a rockabilly song fit for the dancefloor.<p>SBNation's Jon Bois and Spencer Hall discuss the various …

Blake Griffin

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

Vanadium

<b>Vanadium</b> is a chemical element with symbol <b>V</b> and atomic number 23. It is a hard, silvery grey, ductile, and malleable transition metal. The elemental …

Sophisticated minimalist house in Denmark lets you enjoy the outdoors even in the winter

This minimalist Scandinavian house in Copenhagen was designed to allow inhabitants to be one with nature. Belarus design firm KAVA Architects …

This animator's GIFs perfectly capture a month spent in L.A.

You're spending an entire month in Los Angeles. Do you hit up the city's top attractions? Explore the museum circuit? Tackle L.A.'s best tacos? If …

Edward Burtynsky's corrupted landscapes – in pictures

Beautiful yet terrifying, Edward Burtynsky’s aerial photography is a reminder of just how much human activity has affected the planet – as industry and agriculture leave indelible scars everywhere

"The Archipreneur Concept": A Business Book That Brings Architecture Practice into the 21st Century

<i>This review of "The Archipreneur Concept" by Tobias Maescher was originally published on Archsmarter as "The Archipreneur Concept: A Review."</i><p>When I …

Small Business

Movie Posters Reimagined for Another Time and Place

Movie posters–they sure don’t make ’em like they used to. The movie poster was once a key piece of a film’s promotion; a film’s <i>identity,</i> even. …

Posters

Fisherman Accidentally Hooks Himself A Massive Gator

Lance Burgos and his son thought they had snared a catfish. They were wrong. Luckily, neither of them lost a hand.<p>SBNation's Jon Bois and Spencer …

Blake Griffin

Get Free Housing Designs From A Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect

Befitting its reputation for socially driven architecture, Elemental—the Santiago, Chile–based firm of this year’s Pritzker Prize laureate, Alejandro Aravena—has made plans for four of its low-cost housing designs free to the public.<p>In doing so, the firm is making good on its mission to use …

Wintergatan - Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)

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What Happens When You Let Architects Design Cat Houses

Furry felines are already adorable, but put them inside a swanky house, and it’s instant swoon territory. To raise awareness for the estimated 3 million stray cats in L.A. and benefit the spay-neuter organization FixNation, Architects for Animals invited local designers to build shelters for a …

Cats

Shigeru Ban Designed The Ultimate Ballpoint Pen For Architects

Today’s architect is more likely to create building plans on a computer than on paper, even though hand drawing is still alive and well amongst today’s most well-known designers.<p>Still, there was a time where draftsmen whipped out their pencils and trusty architect’s scale to compose technical …

Architecture

This Is What Happens When You Let a Neural Network Design Fonts

Neural networks are increasingly taking on jobs that used to be the preserve of the human brain. So Erik Bernhardsson decided to see what would …

Stefan Bleekrode's Drawings Recreate Cityscapes from Memory

Over the past few years, Netherlands-based artist Stefan Bleekrode has been creating cityscape drawings from memory of cities across the globe. …

Drawing

Can A $9 Computer Spark A New Wave Of Tinkering And Innovation?

When the first Mac computer came out in 1984, it cost nearly $2,500 and had a floppy drive for storage. In 2016, a spate of computers with a price as low as $5 and a lot more storage are hitting the market, and they may be opening up a new era of experimentation.<p>Recently, I got a look at one of …

British teenager creates robot lawyer to help people with their legal queries

Remember the 18-year-old who created that awesome website last summer to help people appeal unfair parking tickets?<p>Well he's back, and this time he's …

Zeiss Smart Lenses Get Right What Google Glass Got So Wrong

Two years ago, engineers and executives at Carl Zeiss funneled more than a decade of work on head-mounted displays—and nearly two centuries of work …

Miles of Thread and a Giant Needle Weave Indoor Rainbows

Gabriel Dawe gives you the rainbow without the rain.<p>Imagine a rainbow that’s divorced from rain, water, or any kind of natural and uncontrollable events, a rainbow that will linger, flawless and unchanging, for however long you care to watch it. Gabriel Dawe makes these perfect rainbows reality.<p>The …

All Stories Are the Same

From Avatar to The Wizard of Oz, Aristotle to Shakespeare, there’s one clear form that dramatic storytelling has followed since its inception.<p>A ship lands on an alien shore and a young man, desperate to prove himself, is tasked with befriending the inhabitants and extracting their secrets. …

The Japanese Professor Who's Spent Three Decades Perfecting a Human Avatar

Susumu Tachi feels like the moment for telexistence has finally come.<p>When Susumu Tachi made his first prototype telexistence machine in 1981, he was amazed at what he saw. As he peered through the contraption, he glimpsed another version of himself from behind, looking through the very same …

Blue Origin Beats SpaceX In Landing Reusable Rocket

Touch down!<p>In an historic first, the private company founded by Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos has become the first to land a reuseable rocket that's traveled to and from space.<p>On November 23, 2015, Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket launched 330,000 feet into the air. An unmanned crew capsule …

John Malkovich and Robert Rodriguez Have Made a Movie That No One Will See for 100 Years

(Video Link)<p>Here's a radical new definition of "experimental film project."<p>Actor John Malkovich and director Robert Rodriguez are famous today. But …

John Malkovich

These Are the Best Architectural Images of the Year

The winners of the 2015 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards were announced last week as part of the the World Architecture Festival—and …

Forget Standing Desks: Are You Ready to Lie Down and Work?

Have you ever worked from home? Sure you have. You might start the day sitting at your desk, then move to a standing position at some point. You try …