Architecture

INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity

INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in America, and countries around the world are quickly following suit. One thing most health and nutrition experts can agree on is that there's no one solution for

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Former EPA Headquarters Receive LEED Certified Retrofit as D.C.’s Newest Residential Towers

Former EPA Headquarters Receive LEED Certified Retrofit as D.C.’s Newest Residential Towers

The Sky House towers usher in a future of adaptive reuse for the Southwest side of Washington D.C. These towers will be the tallest in the area, and boast rooftop pools with some of the nicest views of

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8 Real Life Love Nests Built by Romantic Couples

8 Real Life Love Nests Built by Romantic Couples

Your home is where your heart is and these couples have also put their blood, sweat and maybe even tears into their projects to build their love shacks. DIY home construction is no easy feat, so we're

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Treehouse Point Eco Resort Helps You Reconnect With Nature in Washington

Treehouse Point Eco Resort Helps You Reconnect With Nature in Washington

Treehouse Point is an eco resort outside of Seattle, adjacent to a river and located in a beautiful fern-covered forest. Owned and operated by Pete and Judy Nelson, Treehouse Point's mission is tri-fold:

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Sustain Design Studio Packs Serious Functionality into 480 Square Foot Solo 40

Sustain Design Studio Packs Serious Functionality into 480 Square Foot Solo 40

Sustain Design Studio recently unveiled their latest prefab model, the Solo 40, a smart and efficient modular home that packs in a lot in just 480 sq ft. Sustain Design Studio is the brainchild of Candian

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Visiondivision Envisions Parasitic Cultural Space ‘Under the Bridge’ in Stockholm

Visiondivision Envisions Parasitic Cultural Space ‘Under the Bridge’ in Stockholm

Under the Bridge is a proposal for culture and entertainment under the Tranebergsbron Bridge, in Stockholm, Sweden. Linking the city island Kungsholmen and the suburb of Bromma, the bridge was built back

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Perkins+Will Proposes a Green-Roofed Apartment Building That Doubles as a Power Plant

Perkins+Will Proposes a Green-Roofed Apartment Building That Doubles as a Power Plant

The building would be used for incinerating the city trash and turning it into power to meet the energy demands of multiple residential blocks. The architects claim that the process would be silent and

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Low-Carbon Limpley Stoke Eco-House is Packed With Green Building Strategies

Low-Carbon Limpley Stoke Eco-House is Packed With Green Building Strategies

Hewitt Studios recently completed the Eco-House in Limpley Stoke Valley using local and low-carbon materials. Locally-sourced straw bale wall panels offer breathable carbon negative insulation. Carbon

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Doolittle Home that Looks Like a Bond Villain’s Lair On Sale in Joshua Tree

Doolittle Home that Looks Like a Bond Villain’s Lair On Sale in Joshua Tree

The house was completed in 1993 but its interior designer, John Vugrin, spent another few years with the finishing touches. It is an otherworldly space made of concrete, steel and glass, nestled into a

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Tiny Hobbit Hutch Caravan is a Magical Writer’s Getaway in Bastrop, TX

Tiny Hobbit Hutch Caravan is a Magical Writer’s Getaway in Bastrop, TX

Located in Bastrop, TX, a city just outside of Austin, the Hobbit Hutch is built atop an 8 foot by 5 foot Tractor Supply trailer with the addition of a welcoming, 20 square foot porch. Though the region

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Solar-Powered Electric Coral Reef Station Stimulates Coral Growth

Solar-Powered Electric Coral Reef Station Stimulates Coral Growth

The electric coral reef station floats between areas that require coral reefs to dissipate storms near coastlines. Complex geometry used in the solar-powered station, designed by Margot Krasojevic,

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Zecc Architects Transform Utrecht Church into Striking Modern Home

Zecc Architects Transform Utrecht Church into Striking Modern Home

The church originally featured tall lofty ceilings, so Zecc broke up the open space while creating more living area by inserting modular floors and stairways. The modular additions were built with respect

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Plans for World Trade Center Liberty Park Include 300-Foot Living Wall

Plans for World Trade Center Liberty Park Include 300-Foot Living Wall

Plans for the World Trade Center site's Liberty Park have been pretty hush hush up until now, but AECOM recently revealed new renderings of the elevated space at a community board meeting. The images show

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Renovated Ossermann House Opens Up to the Beautiful Namibian Landscape

Renovated Ossermann House Opens Up to the Beautiful Namibian Landscape

The residents of the home wanted a renovation that created flexible living spaces, since their children had grown and moved out. Wasserfall Munting took inspiration from the surrounding natural

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The Aquaterra Environmental Center Rehabilitates a Former Coking Plant in France

The Aquaterra Environmental Center Rehabilitates a Former Coking Plant in France

The Aquaterra Environmental Center sits on what used to be the Drocourt coking plant, which began operation in 1925. The plant was one of the largest coke production plants in Europe before it was shut

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Frank Gehry to Design Tallest Residential Building in Berlin

Frank Gehry to Design Tallest Residential Building in Berlin

The building will feature a stone exterior and include 39 floors with 300 apartments, restaurants, a hotel and spa. Construction on the €250 million ($337 million) project will begin in 2015 with an

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Stunning Four Seasons House is a Small Wooden Retreat Tucked in the Heart of the Spanish Plains

Stunning Four Seasons House is a Small Wooden Retreat Tucked in the Heart of the Spanish Plains

Churtichaga + Quadra Salcedo's 150 square meter Four Seasons House butts up against a low hillside, and it's designed to bring the surrounding nature as close to the interior as possible. Bulky wooden

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Submit Your Architecture Projects to the 2014 Holcim Awards – $2 Million in Prize Money Awarded!

Submit Your Architecture Projects to the 2014 Holcim Awards – $2 Million in Prize Money Awarded!

THE HOLCIM AWARDS IS NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES! Since accepting its first application back in 2005, the Holcim Awards has recognized more that 150 innovative architecture projects from across the globe that

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Spiraling Green8 Skyscraper is a ‘Vertical Garden City’ for Berlin

Spiraling Green8 Skyscraper is a ‘Vertical Garden City’ for Berlin

Architects Agnieskzka Preibisz and Peter Sandhaus just unveiled plans for a spectacular figure 8-shaped residential tower for the eastern quarter of Berlin. Sited at Alexanderplatz, Green8 is a "vertical

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Artist Ian Strange Gives Homes Affected by the Christchurch Earthquake One Last Breath of Life

Artist Ian Strange Gives Homes Affected by the Christchurch Earthquake One Last Breath of Life

Strange began seeing the beauty in condemned homes during his first project Suburban, in which the artist transformed foreclosed homes across seven cities in the United States. Final Act picks up where

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Tiny Window House Offers Unobstructed Views of Japan’s Sagamo Bay

Tiny Window House Offers Unobstructed Views of Japan’s Sagamo Bay

The tiny Window House sits on a small plot that is just 10 by 26 feet along the water’s edge at Sagamo Bay. Yoshimura designed the home so that when the owner is not there during the week, the gorgeous

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Cozy Malacahuello Cabin is a Minimalist Winter Retreat Hidden Deep in the Chilean Forest

Cozy Malacahuello Cabin is a Minimalist Winter Retreat Hidden Deep in the Chilean Forest

The Malacahuello cabin may not be the most spacious of vacation homes, but it more than meets the needs of anyone looking for a tranquil, minimalist getaway. Snowfall in this area can reach up to a meter

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The House That Jack Built: Olson Kundig Imagines a Cabin on Stilts High Above a Polluted Lake

The House That Jack Built: Olson Kundig Imagines a Cabin on Stilts High Above a Polluted Lake

"The House That Jack Built" imagines a stilted refuge house high above a fictional polluted lake. Designed by Olson Kundig Architects, the project was created by conceptual artist Jack Daws, who penned a

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The Pocinho Center for High Performance Rowing Looks Like a Winding White Serpent in Portugal

The Pocinho Center for High Performance Rowing Looks Like a Winding White Serpent in Portugal

The rowing center is divided into three distinct zones: the first contains the communal and social spaces located at the top of the slope; the second zone consists of 130 dormitories for accommodation;

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Exclusive Photos: World’s Largest Computerized Façade Cools Aedas’ Al Bahr Towers

Exclusive Photos: World’s Largest Computerized Façade Cools Aedas’ Al Bahr Towers

Abu Dhabi is hot, very hot, especially in the summer, making the temptation to keep the air-conditioning on full blast very hard to resist. But air-conditioning is not only expensive, but energy

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The SeaOrbiter Futuristic Marine Research Vessel Just Reached its CrowdFunding Goal, Set to Begin Construction

The SeaOrbiter Futuristic Marine Research Vessel Just Reached its CrowdFunding Goal, Set to Begin Construction

Now that the futuristic SeaOrbiter marine vessel has successfully completed its crowdfunding campaign, the project is ready to enter the construction phase. The vessel is the brainchild of French

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Tropical Casa Flotanta Hovers Lightly Above the Pacific in Costa Rica

Tropical Casa Flotanta Hovers Lightly Above the Pacific in Costa Rica

Casa Flotanta is a two bedroom home built on a hillside overlooking the jungle near Puntarenas. Initial designs for the vacation home considered digging into the steep slope and putting up retaining

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Tree-Inspired Pole House Has a Minimal Footprint to Stop Deforestation

Tree-Inspired Pole House Has a Minimal Footprint to Stop Deforestation

Konrad Wójcik designed Pole House for the D3 Natural Systems International Architectural Design Competition and wanted to create a home with virtually no environmental footprint. He came up with an

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Cantilevered Green Shield Protects McDonalds’ Customers from Adjacent Fuel Station

Cantilevered Green Shield Protects McDonalds’ Customers from Adjacent Fuel Station

The monolithic three story fast food joint and fuel station seem oddly out of place in what appears to be a rather run down area of the city, even if it is emerging as a new urban center. Stranger still

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Efficient Aquitanis Community Housing Complex Initiates a Vibrant Urban Renewal for Small French Town

Efficient Aquitanis Community Housing Complex Initiates a Vibrant Urban Renewal for Small French Town

The Aquitanis complex distributes 36 apartments over the top three floors, each singularly spaced around an open communal patio. The design strategically placed separate but interconnecting blocks

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