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COBE & BIG Reveal Images of "Waterfall" Proposal for Copenhagen Aquatic Center

Danish firm COBE has released images of their proposed aquatic center in Copenhagen Harbor, a scheme entered for a design competition which was won …

Design

Cardamom Club / Kumar La Noce

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Set amidst expansive Cardamom plantations on steep terrain area in Thekkady, Kerala, a set of cabins …

Architecture

Yin & Yang House: An Off-Grid Urban Home with a Walk-Up Green Roof

Sustainability experts and advocates have long called for concentrating most of the world’s population in urban centers with robust public …

Avant-garde

IKEA's Innovation Lab: Creative Solutions For A More Sustainable Everyday Life

<b>With the recently</b> opened Space10 in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Swedish furniture giant IKEA is inviting progressive thinkers who are interested in …

Juck-e-jae in Hadong / studio_GAON

‘Simni Cherry blossom road’, located in Hadong, Gyeongsangnam - do, is one of the most beautiful roads in Korea. From the Hadong Hwagae Market to the …

Kanda Terrace / KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in a central Tokyo neighborhood with many low and mid-rise office buildings, this rental …

New Library in Former Industrial Area / Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The proposed intervention is the creation of a new urban "center", propulsive and functional according …

Walkable cities reduce blood pressure and hypertension risk, study finds

The largest-ever study of the link between city walkability and blood pressure has been held up as evidence of the “intangible value of urban design” in improving long-term health outcomes, say researchers.<p>The study of around 430,000 people aged between 38 and 73 and living in 22 UK cities found …

Urban Design

Zhujiadian B&B School / Land-Based Rationalism D-R-C

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project is a B&B, also a school to teach how to build a B&B. These new buildings locate in front of …

Architecture

Industrial Remodelation at Villaperez / Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Villapérez Wastewater Treatment Plant, northeast of the city of Oviedo occupies a huge extension, about …

Concrete

The Dishwasher Gets A Redesign For Tiny Apartments

The transparent cube fits on a countertop–and it can do double duty washing clothes and cooking food.<p>There’s no perfect way to wash a few dishes. The modern dishwasher is designed to hold place settings for more than a dozen people . . . yet hand-washing is extremely inefficient, using more water …

Kitchens

What is Plantscaping?

Interior gardens and plants produce many day-to-day benefits, like mood boosting and memory enhancing effects. Interior landscape design, also known …

Design

Minimal Setups

BIG’s looping station design in Paris turns bridge into public space

Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group and French studio Silvio D’ascia Architecture unveiled new renderings of their competition-winning designs for a …

Driverless flying taxi service set to launch in Dubai

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dubai has announced yet another pioneering initiative, but this time it's not the world's first rotating skyscraper or 3D printed office. It's a fleet of flying taxis.<p>Small enough to fit into a car parking space when folded up, the one-seater passenger drones made by Chinese company Ehang …

Drones

China unveils a trackless train-bus hybrid

The mass transit vehicle's sensors follow white, dotted lines instead of riding tracks.<p>A Chinese train company is working on a new way to get around.<p>The Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit, or ART, is a 98-foot (30-meter) train-bus hybrid that doesn't need tracks because sensors can detect white, dotted …

Transportation

Here’s What Happened When A Neighborhood Decided To Ban Cars For A Month

Everyone loved it, obviously. And the world didn’t fall apart.<p>Two years ago, an average neighborhood in the South Korean city of Suwon embarked on a radical experiment: For one month, the neighborhood suddenly got rid of every car.<p>Called the Ecomobility Festival, it was created as a way to help the …

Urban Design

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

Gardening

Asahi Kindergarten Phase I & Phase II / Tezuka Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The original Asahi Kindergarten was lost in the Tohoku earthquake on 11 March 2011. Tezuka Architects, …

Japan

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

Urban Design

London’s ‘smart street’ turns footsteps into energy

And lures you into shopping nearby with coupons on an app<p>You might think that tasking a stretch of sidewalk with generating electricity would be enough of a feat, but this kinetic pavement on London’s Bird Street is apparently supposed to save retail, too. The 107-square-foot section of Pavegen …

Green Design

Village on the Building / Naf Architect & Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Office building project in Central Tokyo.<p>In Central Tokyo, where the land price is high and building …

Architecture

A Big Gallery of Beautiful Scandinavian Style Living Rooms

It's no secret that we love the minimal elegance of Scandinavian style. The hallmarks of the look—white painted walls, pale woods, black accents, …

Hygge

These 10 Seriously Inspiring Offices Will Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Dream jobs come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s heading up a breastfeeding company, working alongside awesome coworkers who make you healthy and happy or doing work that’s meaningful, finding contentment at work is a personal mission. For the folks working in these 10 office spaces, we …

San Francisco

Dezeen's top 10 public buildings of 2016

Continuing our review of 2016, architecture editor Jessica Mairs picks out 10 of the best public buildings of 2016, including an art gallery inside a …

Rediscovering The Lost Skyscrapers Of New York

Many of New York’s early tall buildings were demolished. Some of those that remain are hiding in plain sight.<p>There are upwards of a million buildings in New York City, so you’d be forgiven for not even noticing the hundreds of the earliest skyscrapers that still dot the city today. After all, a …

Skyscrapers

Chicago entices cyclists with plan for floating, solar-powered bike path

Spearheaded by design firm Second Shore, the aim is to protect cyclists from cars and better connect the city<p>City cyclists, picture the scene: no more road-hogging drivers, no more day-dreaming pedestrians, no more puddle-splashing vehicles. Just a clean, clear ride straight downtown – and with …

Chicago River

This Tower of Biodiversity is designed to spread seeds throughout Paris

Maison Edouard François designed an incredible sustainable tower for Paris. Clad in eye-catching green panels, the M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity also …

Architecture

The Smart Garden 9 is a self-contained kitchen garden for your “herbs” and vegetables

When we last met Click & Grow they were selling a massive wall garden designed for indoor gardening. Their new product, called the Smart Garden, is a self-contained kit pod for growing fruits, vegetables, and “herbs” that costs $129 on Kickstarter<p>The system is quite simple. You fill the water tank, …

Gardening

Why old shopping malls need to become living prototypes

Suburban retail centers have bright futures, if they can adapt to a shifting retail environment<p>The death knell of the American mall has been sounding for decades. According to a report by industry analysts Green Street Advisors last year, since 2010, more than 20 enclosed shopping malls have …