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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- This modern tiny cabin was envisioned by Copenhagen- and New York-based architects BIG, and is nestled in the woods of Lanesville, New York. Named A45, the project is a housing prototype that allows for personalization inside and out according to the
As industrial designers we both use tools and appreciate objects on an emotional level, so it's not surprising that we become attached to tools. When Eric Strebel's decades-old, favorite X-Acto knife looked like it was going to give up the ghost, he
Life of an Architect has finally entered the podcasting world! In the first episode, Bob Borson and Landon Williams discuss why they decided to start a podcast, their objectives for the podcast, as well as possible future topics.So after eight and a
There are 50 examples of sustainable fashionon show in the Netherlands for the inaugural State of Fashion exhibition, including textiles created from salvaged plastic bags and shoes made of fish skins. In a Dezeen exclusive, curator Jos Teunissen rev
Every time I fly which amounts to three or four round trips per year I think about how much fuel planes use to transport people and/or goods from one place to another. Combined with the fact that one plane takes off somewhere in the world once every
AM Architecturedesigned the Camberwell House, a 5,920 square-foot (550 square-meter) residence located in Melbourne, Australia. This family house remodel expands on an existing house on the plot, which lacked an optimum indoor-outdoor connection. The
Prefabricated stone and pale brickpanels form the facade of this contemporaryhousing development in Chelsea, London, designed byHaptic Architects. The three-storey apartment block on Rosemoor Street, designed by Haptic for developer Banda Property, c
We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Want to infuse your home with a little bit of beach chic for the summer (or year round)? Wait until you see these 35
As I and others have argued before, when it comes to autonomous cars, "hand-off" is a terrible idea. I firmly believe that autonomous cars have to be all or nothing. "Assisted driving" might seem like a good idea in the short term, but I believe it w
The inevitable has arrived. I am officially bored with blogging, and it only took 8 years, 5 months, 8 days, and 854 blog posts to get here. I can still easily remember the thrill I used to experience when it came time to write a new post …
Cook's Camden: The Making of Modern Housing by Mark SwenartonLund Humphries, 2017Hardcover, 328 pagesBack at the end of 1999 I took a trip with my family to London for the millennium festivities. Each day I would venture around the city looking at ar
Residents of this getaway in Mexico, designed by architects Prez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, can spend weekends lazing in a hammock suspended above a secluded swimming pool. Mexico City-based architects Prez Palacios and Alfonso de la Co
Summer is almost here. Before it officially arrives, give yourself a chance to beat the heat by prepping your home for the coming season. If you aren’t sure where to start, you’re in luck. Below is our ultimate summer home mainten
As industrial designers we both use tools and appreciate objects on an emotional level, so it's not surprising that we become attached to tools. When Eric Strebel's decades-old, favorite X-Acto knife looked like it was going to give up the ghost, he
Conference calls are killing me - they are time-wasting black-holes of people not doing what they were supposed to do when they were supposed to do it.At some point, somebody thought instead of having face-to-face meetings, conference calls would be
Below is a slideshow of 234 photos from my trip to Venice last month for the 2018 Biennale. The photos move from the International Architecture Exhibition, FREESPACE, in the Arsenale to the same in the Central Pavilion, the national pavilions in the
US design studio Workstead has reimagined "heritage elements as modern luxury" during the renovation of this home in Charleston, South Carolina, which was used as a store for selling blockaded goods during the Civil War. Workstead overhauled the thre
We all love seeing those home renovation shows on TV, but unfortunately, the process is a little more complicated when you’re planning on buying a fixer-upper in real life. That said, as always, we have you covered. Below is a list of the t
When stuck in traffic jams, every commuter must dream of being able to simply fly over the whole mess and get home. But flying cars are a long way off.Google co-founder Larry Page isn't waiting around for personal flying vehicles to be developed. Ins
Three pieces of advice that have the longevity and clarity that you can benefit from for the rest of your life ... as well as an exceptional pulled pork. This is a life day here at 'Life of an Architect'.Every now and then you hear someone worth list
"Book Briefs" are an ongoing series of posts with short first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books that make their way into my library. These briefs are not full-blown reviews (though some might go onto get that treatment), but they are a
Trees grow through holes in the concrete floors and ceilings of the Shen Shen Gardenoffice in Shanghai, which was designed to preserve the site's natural features. Local studio Yushe Design developed the project as a workspace away from the bustle of
We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Small rooms can be a decorating challenge, and we often reach for light colors in hopes of making the room look larg
If you are an architect, technology is a way of life ... but despite knowing this information, I am frequently amazed by just how amazing technology actually is and the role it plays daily in my office.If you are an architect, technology is a way of
Last month I went to Venice for the Vernissage of the Venice Architecture Biennale. I've been covering it for World-Architects (the output of myself and my fellow editors can be found on the Italian-Architects platform), though below is a smattering
Danish brand Menu has reissued a lounge chair designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen in 1951, which has cut-outs for resting the elbows when knitting. Suitably named the Knitting chair, the design was debuted in 1951 at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Furni
Renovation, particularly DIY renovation, is huge for homeowners right now. If youre in the majority considering a renovation, the operative word is plan. Jim Hubbard, owner ofRemodeling Experts in St. Louis, MO, tells Freshome, Doing the work is easy
My impending move to the countryside demands car ownership, and I just signed the papers on a new vehicle. As a city-dweller unfamiliar with the car buying process, choosing a model seemed daunting--until I approached it the way I would any design pr
I'm heading to Venice to catch the Vernissage of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale and cover it for World-Architects. In turn, this blog will take a short, two-week break.Ciao!
Heavy-duty materials, includingoriented strand boardand steel, lend an industrial aesthetic to this renovated loft apartment in Paris, called Under the Roof. Florent Chagny Architecture was behind the renovation of the small duplex home, which is loc
Retail giant Target is taking aim at Millennials with its new home dcor and accessories line, Made By Design. With economy-minded price points that still delivery style and function, the collection has over 750 items to choose from covering everythin
Our previous bollard coverage (I love that I can write that) looked at how they protect buildings from damage and stymie vehicle-based terrorists. Here's a look at how two well-placed sacrificial pillars saved two people's lives at a donut shop last
Exhibiting the Postmodern: The 1980 Venice Architecture Biennale by La-Catherine SzackaMarsilio, 2017Paperback, 264 pagesOne week from today the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale opens to the public. To get myself in the mindset for a trip to Venice
Vancouver firm Michael Green Architecture has built a boathouse for storing racing shells and sails and monitoring maritime activity, with translucent walls and garage doors. The Dock Building was built for the Royal Vancouver Yacht Clubon a modest b
We hope you like the products we recommend. Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Retail giant Target is taking aim at millennials with its new home dcor and accessories line, Made By Design. Made By Design’s ta
Visual Communication Design: All visual and graphic design, branding and identity projects for print, digital or physical environments. Examples include: logos and identity systems, environmental graphics, signage, typefaces, infographics, motion gra
Late last month, in a post about dancers at Casa Luis Barragn, I mentioned seeing and reviewing Jill Magid's The Proposal. I saw the documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival the same day as the post, and yesterday I (finally) posted my review on Worl
A padded playroom for children features in this photography studio in Montreal, designed by local practice Alain Carle Architecte to look more like a minimal home than a workplace. Studio Bluecerigo is located on the first floor of a mixed-usebuildin
A green roof, also known as a grass roof or living roof, is a growing trend. Architects and designers have cleverly figured out how to put down roots in the most expected of places over your head! Most rooftops are an eyesore or simply boring. And in
Transportation Design: Vehicles, systems or modes of transportation used to get people or objects from one place to another, for private, public, commercial or industrial purposes. Examples include: planes, trains, automobiles, buses, bikes, boats, m
Dezeen promotion: Artworks by Van Gogh and the pattern of natural stone are among the references incorporated into Forbo's latest range of flocked floor coverings. The Flotex collection is comprised of seven design categories, each of which draw refe
Think moving with kids has to equal tears and tantrums? We’re here to prove that conventional wisdom is wrong on this one. Moving with kids may not be easy after all, neither is moving itself but it doesn’t have to be the end of t
Furniture & Lighting: Furniture and lighting products or systems for private, public, commercial or industrial use. Examples include: home or public seating, office systems, lighting, workstations, etc.This year's Furniture &
A combination of traditional stone walls and surfaces wrapped in pine battens help the Groupe Scolaire Stregaschool in Corsica blend in with the surrounding wooded landscape. Amelia Tavella Architectes designed the school for a site in the Corsican v
Mixed metallics is a huge trend thats taken the design world by storm. At one time it would be taboo to mix metallic textures in a space too much clashing. But today, purposefully mixing metallics creates a sense of contrast and visual interest. And
Strategy & Research: Projects or products that predominantly utilize design research and strategy. Examples include: brand strategies, product and project strategies, research methodologies such as surveys, interviews, studies, observations,
These colourful blown-glass lamps were imagined by Danish designer Helle Mardahl as giant pieces of candy. Launched at3 Days of Designin Copenhagen, the Candy Collection lights are based on Mardahl's memories of the"rich and playful" sweet shops she