Architecture

Shelters for Nepal earthquake survivors can be built from reclaimed materials in two days

Shelters for Nepal earthquake survivors can be built from reclaimed materials in two days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfFXLHJ_D6c Charles Lai and Takehiko Suzuki collaborated with AONA architecture studio and the One Village Focus Fund to deliver the design to a remote area of

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Bow-wow House is a dog-friendly guesthouse in South Korea

Bow-wow House is a dog-friendly guesthouse in South Korea

The clients’ site is located on a hillside above the town of Sowon-myeon Padori in Chungcheongnam Province. The architects mitigated the slope by dividing the building onto two different levels built

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Spahaus and Trihaus are “ready-to-live” homes tucked in a Canadian forest

Spahaus and Trihaus are “ready-to-live” homes tucked in a Canadian forest

Montreal-based design studio YH2 were commissioned to design two types of wood and concrete mountain retreats that would offer panoramic vistas of the gorgeous landscape of the Fraternité-sur-Lac resort

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RECIPE: bread-free sushi sandwiches

RECIPE: bread-free sushi sandwiches

Get your sushi on - no rolling mat needed. These flour-free sandwiches combine nori, rice and vegetables for a nutrition-packed meal that can be adjusted to suit whatever you have lying around the house.

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Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

The company completed approximately 90 percent of the construction in an off-site factory before shipping the modular pieces to the installation site. This efficient and timesaving process dramatically

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The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

The Skip Garden-an urban garden and community space in King's Cross-opened last June in London as part of the London Architecture Festival. The garden comprises seven new structures curated by educational

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A classic old home in China is transformed with a mirror-clad exhibition space

A classic old home in China is transformed with a mirror-clad exhibition space

Yoon Space Design renovated and extended an existing house in Cheongdo, China, and created a gallery space dedicated to the work of South Korean potter Jung Gil-Young. The principal exhibition space is

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Lush living plants engulf the green-roofed Pure Spa in Vietnam

Lush living plants engulf the green-roofed Pure Spa in Vietnam

No spa or yoga retreat is complete without a verdant backdrop of vegetation. MIA Design Studio takes that principle to the next level by draping a nearly overwhelming amount of lush living plants atop the

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Giant geometric steel maze pops up on the site of a coal mine in Belgium

Giant geometric steel maze pops up on the site of a coal mine in Belgium

Artists Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout van Verenbergh of Gijs Van Vaerenbergh designed a huge maze made of five-meter-high steel corridors at the C-MINE Art Centre in Genk, Belgium. Around a kilometer of

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LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern California

LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern California

  Celebrating California's natural hues and textures, different parts of the house echo the site's local landscapes. Its rolling zinc roofs echo waves and wind patterns coming off the ocean,

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Snøhetta unveils plans for a new Cable Car system in Bolzano, Italy

Snøhetta unveils plans for a new Cable Car system in Bolzano, Italy

The new cable car transit system begins with the base station located next to the River Eisack and nearby the historic center of Bolzano at the Piazza Walther. The elevated station is accessible via an

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Giant mysterious ‘chicken church’ roosts atop a hill in the Indonesian jungle

Giant mysterious ‘chicken church’ roosts atop a hill in the Indonesian jungle

Deep in the Indonesian jungle, a giant chicken roosts atop a hill. But this huge bird doesn’t peck at the ground or lay eggs. The enormous chicken-shaped building was hatched by a Jakarta man who claims

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Harvard student startup lets you test-drive tiny house living for just $99 a night

Harvard student startup lets you test-drive tiny house living for just $99 a night

Created to help grow the Tiny House movement, Getaway is the first project launched by the Millennial Housing Lab, a Harvard Innovation Lab project founded by Harvard MBA student Jon Staff and Harvard Law

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The bed in this amazing apartment drops down from the ceiling

The bed in this amazing apartment drops down from the ceiling

Simon Woodroffe, entrepreneur and designer of YO!Sushi and YOTEL has now created YO!Home-a compact living space concept that fits all the rooms of a two-bedroom house in a one-bedroom apartment. This

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How thousands of rough wooden logs protect this pavilion from solar radiation

How thousands of rough wooden logs protect this pavilion from solar radiation

The big surprise of this year World Expo is the striking entry of Uruguay. Participating for the first time in a Universal Exposition with its own national pavilion designed by Javier Díaz Charquero, an

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Shape-shifting PortHotel transforms from a 2D symbol into a 3D habitable space

Shape-shifting PortHotel transforms from a 2D symbol into a 3D habitable space

Building workshop TOMA! have designed a shape-shifting wooden sculpture for this year's Lively Architecture Festival in La Grande Motte, France. The PrortHotel utilizes the parallax effect to change its

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Aspiring Chinese architect built his office out of 8,500 recycled beer bottles

Aspiring Chinese architect built his office out of 8,500 recycled beer bottles

“Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.” This apocryphal quote credited to Benjamin Franklin is nonetheless apt and resonant with drinkers around the world. The world’s most popular

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World’s first luxury airport animal spa comes to JFK in NYC

World’s first luxury airport animal spa comes to JFK in NYC

Construction has already begun on the 178,000-square-foot Ark, which will replace the 10,000-square-foot VetPort, an underperforming facility that dates back to the Eisenhower administration.

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This building made from hundreds of apple crates has a surprise inside

This building made from hundreds of apple crates has a surprise inside

Have you ever seen a building built of thousands of recycled apple crates? That’s the case of the Polish Pavilion at Expo 2015 developed by the Warsaw office 2pm studio. Its exceptional façade is a

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The energy-positive UK Solcer House proves that zero carbon living can be affordable

The energy-positive UK Solcer House proves that zero carbon living can be affordable

Great Britain’s first affordable energy positive house has just opened its doors in Stormy Down, Wales. Dubbed the Solcer House, the residence can produce more electricity than its occupants can use.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to prevent your house from killing you

INFOGRAPHIC: How to prevent your house from killing you

The Surprising Ways Your House is Trying to Kill You You probably think of your house as one of the safest places in the world, the place where you can sit back and relax, knowing that you and your

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Polish designer lives every minimalist’s dream in a tiny 140-square-foot apartment

Polish designer lives every minimalist’s dream in a tiny 140-square-foot apartment

Polish designer Szymon Hanczar likes things minimal. So minimal, in fact, that he is perfectly happy in his tiny apartment of just 140 square feet.

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Footloose German kid builds an inspiring brick dome home for an orphanage in Kenya

Footloose German kid builds an inspiring brick dome home for an orphanage in Kenya

When Torsten Kremer met Mama Dolfine, she had lost a 14 and 27-year-old son in one year, sank into a pit of despair, and then climbed out and built heaven--in the form of a new orphanage. After living

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4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy escape on the French Riviera

4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy escape on the French Riviera

The villa was originally built for a the architect, Barry Dierks, and his partner. It was built in 1926, sold in 2011, after which 4a Architekten were commissioned to renovate the building. The team

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Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Jono Williams has built the world's most coveted man cave. After shooting the breeze one night with his mate Grant Ramsay, a mechatronics engineer, the Australian inventor committed to building the

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Bird-friendly Invisible Barn camouflages itself against trees

Bird-friendly Invisible Barn camouflages itself against trees

You've may have seen montages of this structure that camouflages itself against a forest, but the designers at New York-based studio stpmj have now built the actual building which looks as impressive as

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Old Sydney warehouse transformed into a modern man cave with a hidden sleeping pod

Old Sydney warehouse transformed into a modern man cave with a hidden sleeping pod

Australian architecture firm Allen Jack+Cottier transformed an old warehouse into a two-level private residence with a huge carbon-fiber pod that undulates underneath the rustic roof and hides an entire

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Coffee Bar by jones | haydu brings a San Francisco neighborhood back to life

Coffee Bar by jones | haydu brings a San Francisco neighborhood back to life

Design firm jones | haydu designed the interior of a small cafe in downtown San Francisco simultaneously revitalizing the stretch of sidewalk in front of it, which has been neglected for over twenty

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Timber-clad school weaves between the trees in a French commune

Timber-clad school weaves between the trees in a French commune

Created to provide after-school and summer school facilities for young children, the school heavily references its surrounding environment. The curvaceous facade is clad in strips of vertical battens of

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Designer Bryn Davidson Transforms a Tiny Vancouver Apartment into an Efficient Pod for Living

Designer Bryn Davidson Transforms a Tiny Vancouver Apartment into an Efficient Pod for Living

Designer Bryn Davidson and his wife Kamala wanted to experiment with small footprint living so they bought the cheapest property in the city of Vancouver: a 360sf bachelor suite. The pair took to

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