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Back to nature

By 2016 it is obvious that midcentury modernism is the defining design influence of the decade, with slim, sculpted furniture and thin, minimalist lines now ubiquitous. But another trend has developed in parallel that revives a different...Show More Summary

Part II: Stripping an 1870s home down to its bones—and building it back up

In the second installment of our 2016 Renovation Diary, Mark Goff and Phillip Engel get to work on their extreme fixer and get schooled on demolition, plumbing, and electricity After years of shuttling between New York City and Los Angeles, Mark Goff and Phillip Engel wanted to change their location and their lives. Show More Summary

Thailand’s new tallest tower looks like it was designed in Minecraft

The 77-story skyscraper has a pixelated style designed by architect Ole Scheeren More than 1,030 feet tall, the MahaNakhon tower just built in Bangkok’s financial district is the tallest building in the country. The skyscraper was designed...Show More Summary

Endangered Brutalist icon in Sydney may live to see another day

Hundreds marched over the weekend in protest against the government’s inaction The 1970s era Brutalist Sirius building in Sydney, Australia that was in danger of being demolished because it failed to gain heritage protection from the government might just live to see another day. Show More Summary

140-square-foot studio fits all your essentials

The 13-square-meter asks, What can’t you live without? London and Stockholm-based Studiomama has created a 13-square-meter installation of a micro apartment at the Viaduct showroom at the London Design Festival, asking the question,Show More Summary

Will self-driving vehicles really make cities safer?

The new U.S. rules claim autonomous vehicles will save lives. The U.S. government released its long-awaited rules on self-driving vehicles, and according to the Department of Transportation, they are poised to change the way we live....Show More Summary

How I survived a tiny home vacation—with two kids

How a family of four tackled 178 square feet in Oregon I'm not a tiny person. I have a big laugh, a tall frame, and a passion for adventure. I don't do anything small; I throw dinner parties for twenty-five of my closest friends, I overdo it on my kids' Christmas presents, and I research and plan big-time trips. Show More Summary

Flexible micro studio transitions from office to home

There’s even a secret hiding spot for the owner’s son Add this studio in Poland to the list of international micro apartments that do tiny urban living right. Designed by local studio Mode:lina for Maciej Kawecki, an artist, designer,...Show More Summary

Tiny apartments for rent: What $1,700/month gets you around the U.S.

From a character-filled Brooklyn studio to a renovated pad right near the Space Needle Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various cities across the U.S. Is one person's studio another's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,700/month. Show More Summary

Airbnb buddies up with landlords in new program

The Airbnb Friendly Building Program will give landlords 5 to 15 percent of tenants’ host revenue Landlords aren’t known to be the biggest fans of Airbnb, especially when tenants sub-lease spaces on the platform without letting them know. Show More Summary

It’s official: Modern homes are in, Mediterranean homes are out

Modern-style homes are on the ascendant with a 37.4 percent boost in asking price since 2012 The tides of architectural taste are turning. Neo-Mediterranean-style houses—with their stuccoed facades and red tile roofs—reached a zenith in the 1990s (though Britney Spears continued to like ‘em well into the 2010s). Show More Summary

When tiny homes hit the road

Decades before shows like Tiny House Nation and Tiny House Hunters spawned a nationwide obsession, an earlier generation of do-it-yourself builders launched a mini-house boom of their own—what today we might call Tiny Houses on Wheels. Show More Summary

Chicago Architecture Biennial names Johnston Marklee 2017 artistic directors

Partners of the Los Angeles-based firm will take the reins as the successful event returns for its sophomore outing. The artistic directors of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) will be Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, partners...Show More Summary

Opulent former bank makes for majestic coworking space

On the ground floor of Montreal’s Royal Bank Tower Although we really liked the idea of setting up a makeshift office in a fancy restaurant for the day, this shiny new coworking space in Montreal might be a slightly more fashionableShow More Summary

11 of the best micro apartments from around the world

Showcasing tiny-urban-living at its finest While living in a tiny house may or may not be ideal for some, most people living in highly populous cities have no choice but to cram themselves into even smaller apartments. That often means...Show More Summary

These elegant marble speakers double as home decor

Bluetooth-enabled and rechargeable If all-marble-everything is your home decor look, good news: Turkish designer Bilge Nur Saltik has created a series of bluetooth speakers that feature layers of marble and wood, designed to help project sound. Show More Summary

How to make your home energy efficient

Reduce your carbon footprint and increase your savings with these tips from the pros In our eco-conscious (and money-conscious) age, there’s really no excuse for wasting energy at home. There are dozens of extremely easy, small steps you can take right now to minimize your use of energy resources and cut back your bill from the utility company. Show More Summary

How to move abroad: Practical advice for anxious Americans

A totally non-partisan guide to taking a four- to eight-year trip An estimated 3 to 9 million U.S. citizens live abroad, according to wildly varying estimates. But based on the anxiety and angst surrounding this year’s presidential election,...Show More Summary

Do you want a virtual tour of Patrick Bateman’s American Pyscho apartment?

It’s tiny bit weird if you do, but here you go If there is one nice thing you can say about the Patrick Bateman the titular American psycho in American Psycho, it might be that he has a very nice — if somewhat sterile — Manhattan apartment. Show More Summary

OMA creates concrete towers for artist Taryn Simon’s new interactive exhibit exploring grief

On view at the Park Avenue Armory Artist Taryn Simon’s latest work, An Occupation of Loss, explores the anatomy of grief and mourning and the ways in which we attempt to make sense of the uncertain universe. Now on view at the Park Avenue...Show More Summary

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