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Micro apartment design shape-shifts to maximize space

Micro apartment design shape-shifts to maximize space

Alan Tansey A new concept for the growing micro-living movement As urban populations continue to grow, experiments in small-space living have proliferated, ranging from mobile tiny houses to parasitic housing additions to robotic,...
architecture - 2020-01-24 21:38:47
Majestic mansion just off the Appalachian Trail asks $6M

Majestic mansion just off the Appalachian Trail asks $6M

Photos by Bernard Russo With views of peaks 50 miles away Looking for a mountain getaway" Check out this eight-bedroom, eleven-and-a-half-bath house in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Set on 43 acres not far from the...
architecture - 2020-01-24 21:38:47
Wine country barn renovated into simple family retreat

Wine country barn renovated into simple family retreat

Hammond and Company A pared-back design with a dramatic before-and-after You can tell by just looking at it that this dreamy ?bunkhouse? had a former life as a barn. Faulkner Architects designed the rustic refurbished home as a weekend...
architecture - 2020-01-24 21:38:47


Modern prefab row houses embrace solar power

Modern prefab row houses embrace solar power

Mattias Hamrén The roofs are angled to capture the maximum amount of sunlight Custom-designed with the environment in front, these prefab row houses in Örebro, Sweden, feature angled roofs that slant downwards to capture maximum sunlight...
architecture - 2020-01-24 21:38:47
I lost myself within my married household. I found myself by creating my own.

I lost myself within my married household. I found myself by creating my own.

I experimented with the ?70s, with farmhouse accents, with psychedelic rainbow cactus prints On my first night in my barren new studio, six blocks away from the apartment I had shared with the wife I didn?t yet know was divorcing me, I...
architecture - 2020-01-23 21:40:40
A modern cabin in the woods inspired by Thoreau

A modern cabin in the woods inspired by Thoreau

Marco Petrini The Edifice is an ode to ?reduction? Give a person some trees and fresh air and sooner or later they?ll start quoting Henry David Thoreau. Give them some wood and glass, and they?ll build an architectural homage to the...
architecture - 2020-01-23 21:40:40
My electric kettle that looks as cute as ?real? stove kettles  

My electric kettle that looks as cute as ?real? stove kettles  

I was a stove kettle devotee until I found this dashing electric one in my signature color Each morning as I let my dog outside and feed the cats, I listen to water slowly warm, then bubble, and finally boil before a tell-tale ?click?...
architecture - 2020-01-23 21:40:40
How better bus lanes can fix everyone?s commute

How better bus lanes can fix everyone?s commute

Bus-only lanes not only speed up commutes for bus riders, but deployed at scale, can make transit more efficient and make everyone?s rider quicker and faster. | Shutterstock New York?s 14th Street Busway demonstrates a virtuous cycle:...
architecture - 2020-01-23 21:40:40


Historic castle by the sea asks $2.1M

Historic castle by the sea asks $2.1M

Photos by Wayne Capili/Interface Visual Check out the panoramic views from the square tower If you?ve ever wanted to live in your own castle, check out this four-bedroom, two-bath beauty in Pacific Grove, California. Known as the...
architecture - 2020-01-23 21:40:40
This whimsical rug is like a visual puzzle on your floor

This whimsical rug is like a visual puzzle on your floor

Albert Font Can you see all nine faces" Doodles are usually kept to notebooks and scraps of paper, but Jaime Hayon appears to prefer wool. The Spanish artist-designer recently worked with Spanish rug maker Nanimarquina on a line called...
architecture - 2020-01-23 21:40:40
Eye-popping Vegas home offers luxury living at great environmental cost

Eye-popping Vegas home offers luxury living at great environmental cost

A showcase home for the National Association of Home Builders is valued at $5.7 million. | Photos courtesy of Jeffrey A. Davis Photography This year?s New American Home has great views of the Strip?and the building industry?s...
architecture - 2020-01-23 21:40:40
How the country?s deadliest city for pedestrians plans to save lives with safer streets

How the country?s deadliest city for pedestrians plans to save lives with safer streets

Alamy Stock Photo At ground zero of the pedestrian safety crisis, a mayor?s traffic reform goals are put to the test  For Roni Wood, it happened just two blocks from her house. While walking with her 13-year-old son, J.T., to a local...
architecture - 2020-01-22 21:37:44
Stunning apartment building elevates concrete

Stunning apartment building elevates concrete

Joe Fletcher Light, plants, and earth tones create a luxurious, cozy home There?s something about a Mexican concrete house that does it for us every single time. This new apartment building in Mexico City?s posh Polanco neighborhood is...
architecture - 2020-01-22 21:37:44


Modern riverfront estate one hour from NYC asks $7.9M

Modern riverfront estate one hour from NYC asks $7.9M

Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Located in the hamlet of Garrison, about one hour from Manhattan There?s no shortage of beautiful homes along the Hudson River, and the latest to catch our eye is this multi-structure estate in Garrison, New...
architecture - 2020-01-22 21:37:44
Remodeled Airstream is so cool we?d live in it full time

Remodeled Airstream is so cool we?d live in it full time

Photos courtesy of Timeless Travel Trailers The whimsical travel trailer marries vintage kitsch with colorful design Here at Curbed, we enjoy ogling an array of design-savvy homes, from a midcentury modern stunner to an idyllic Catskill...
architecture - 2020-01-22 21:37:44
Circular midcentury beauty comes with a dramatic oculus

Circular midcentury beauty comes with a dramatic oculus

Sotheby?s This renovated stunner in Sydney could be yours for a pretty penny A renovated midcentury gem is up for grabs in Sydney, Australia. Originally designed by Frank Fox in the 1960s, the ?Oculus? house underwent renovations in...
architecture - 2020-01-22 21:37:44
Secondhand is my first choice

Secondhand is my first choice

At an LA estate sale last year with writer and podcaster Ann Friedman. | Mercedes Kraus Estate sales, flea markets, and the art of haggling I told someone the other day that I hated shopping, when in fact that?s a total lie. I love...
architecture - 2020-01-21 21:39:49
Where the Democratic primary candidates stand on transportation

Where the Democratic primary candidates stand on transportation

The future of high-speed rail is at stake in the 2020 election. | AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee Moving the U.S. toward a zero-emission future By nearly every metric, the U.S.?s transportation system is in dire need of a federally funded overhaul....
architecture - 2020-01-21 21:39:49
Triangle-filled midcentury modern asks $800K

Triangle-filled midcentury modern asks $800K

Photos by Kylie Fitts, courtesy of milehimodern Located in Denver?s Lynwood neighborhood, an enclave of midcentury modernism Love midcentury A-frames" Check out this cute three-bedroom, three-bath version in Denver, Colorado. Designed by...
architecture - 2020-01-21 21:39:49
Will hosting the DNC pay off for these Milwaukee neighborhoods"

Will hosting the DNC pay off for these Milwaukee neighborhoods"

Milwaukee and its boosters hope the DNC can bring great economic benefits to the city and its neighborhoods this summer. | Shutterstock City hopes event shows off West Town and brings economic benefits to businesses and homeowners Few...
architecture - 2020-01-21 21:39:49
Iconic Art Nouveau house Villa Majorelle will soon reopen for tours

Iconic Art Nouveau house Villa Majorelle will soon reopen for tours

S. Levaillant It?s a gorgeous example of the ornate style After months of interior renovations, Villa Majorelle, the famed Art Nouveau residence in Nancy, France, will soon reopen to the public. Architect Henri Sauvage designed the...
architecture - 2020-01-21 21:39:49
The 8 best compost bins

The 8 best compost bins

...according to environmental experts You?ve ditched plastic straws for metal ones, stocked up on reusable food containers, and swapped out your old cleaning products for organic alternatives. The next logical step in your eco-warrior...
architecture - 2020-01-21 21:39:49
New rooftop ?hydropanels? will make drinkable water from thin air

New rooftop ?hydropanels? will make drinkable water from thin air

Zero Mass Water A residential version was just unveiled at a consumer tech show last week Solar panels may soon get some neighbors on the roof. From Arizona-based startup Zero Mass Water comes something called a ?hydropanel?, which...
architecture - 2020-01-17 21:38:37
Modern house in the forest welcomes darkness

Modern house in the forest welcomes darkness

Marc Goodwin It?s a mood, as they say This home from Helsinki?s Studio Puisto is peak Finnish style. Equal parts cozy and modern, the Three Square House in the Southern Savonia region is named after its layout, which consists of three...
architecture - 2020-01-17 21:38:37
All-concrete riverfront home asks $4.7M

All-concrete riverfront home asks $4.7M

Photos by Paul Chareth With 1,000 feet of river frontage and a private dock Located in Norwich, on the border between Vermont and New Hampshire, this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home is the latest listing to catch our eye....
architecture - 2020-01-17 21:38:37
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