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Of course Casper has real beds in its new office

Sigh If any startup were to get away with having real beds—not even nap pods—in their office, it would be Casper, one of more than a dozen companies trying to change up the mattress game. Indeed, the startup, which offers mattressesShow More Summary

Contemporary stone house rises from old ruins in Portugal

The home is located in Melgaço in the northernmost municipality of Portugal This stone house in Melgaço in northern Portugal is a resurrection of two homes: the first being the site’s original two-story cottage, and the second a nearby,...Show More Summary

Eero Saarinen's MIT Chapel and the first couple to wed there

A tale of kismet and modernist matrimony In 1955, architect Eero Saarinen unveiled a small nondenominational chapel at Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), alongside a performance space called Kresge Auditorium. TheShow More Summary

Collective Retreats brings luxury tents to U.S.'s prettiest places

The outdoors never looked so good Luxury camping may sound like an oxymoron, but a new experiential travel company called Collective Retreats is betting big on bringing five-star accommodations to some of the United State’s prettiest...Show More Summary

OMA opens its first project, Concrete, in Dubai as a flexible arts venue

It is located in Alserkal Avenue, the arts hub Dutch firm OMA, founded by Rem Koolhaas, has opened its first completed project in the United Arab Emirates. Dubbed “Concrete” and located in Alserkal Avenue, the arts hub in Dubai, theShow More Summary

Uber and Lyft’s potential return to Austin may threaten new ridehailing startups

Forget SXSW: the big story is new laws, pushed by an army of lobbyists, may bring back the ridehailing giants While the annual Austin gathering for startups, tech firms, and innovators traditionally focuses on the latest trends, oneShow More Summary

Smart home tech for renters: San Francisco couple shows how it’s done

The landlord doesn’t have to know a thing With so many new products launching constantly, the home tech world can be an intimidating space to navigate. But as illustrated in this story of one San Francisco couple, who created a smart home in a rental apartment, no less, it doesn’t have to be a Big Scary Thing. Show More Summary

Midcentury home with wild roof asks $1.1M outside NYC

Built in 1969 by an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location:...Show More Summary

Solar-powered school bus home makes a modern mobile home

A monochromatic color scheme gives the bus a clean and open air As kids, few things were as uncool as riding the school bus. But when you’re a cubicle dweller looking to hit the road, a school bus is something you can work with. At least,...Show More Summary

St. Patrick’s Cathedral goes energy efficient

The new system of geothermal wells will make temperature easier to regulate, as well as cut energy needs and CO2 emissions The country’s largest—and New York City’s oldest—Catholic Gothic cathedral is embarking on a new energy-efficient era. Show More Summary

Uuni 3 is the pizza oven you can take with you

What? And also: Yes! The Uuni 3 portable pizza oven—which the company is billing as the world’s first—bakes wood-pellet-fired pizza in a quick 60 seconds, and can reach temperatures of up to 932 degrees Fahrenheit (500 Celsius) in 10 minutes. Apparently, the geometric, brushed-stainless-steel Uuni 3 is an update on Uuni 2.0. Show More Summary

Delta ups in-flight design with Alessi serveware

The pieces will roll out in premium cabins starting April 1 Delta Air Lines has partnered with Italian design company Alessi to curate a dainty new line of in-flight serveware for its premium cabins, set to roll out April 1, that recalls...Show More Summary

Prefab tiny home, sustainable and 3D-printed, offers idyllic high-tech living

Love sustainable design and tiny homes? You’ll dig this Eco-design nerds will dig this: A Ukranian company, PassivDom, recently unveiled modulOne, an off-grid, solar-powered 3D-printed prefabricated home. That’s a lot of buzzwords, sure,...Show More Summary

The history of Philadelphia’s trinity houses

Georgian architecture in a tiny package Welcome back to Period Dramas, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures. If you’re a fanShow More Summary

Proposed Trump budget makes billion-dollar cuts in city transportation, development funds

Mayors: “mortally wounds the places where the majority of Americans live, work and play” The numbers are in. The preliminary 2018 federal budget proposal was released by the Trump administration today, and it doesn’t look good for urban...Show More Summary

Urban Hermitage, a 280-square-foot London studio, offers ‘monastic retreat’

Looks pretty fancy for a hermitage How to make the most of limited space, especially in densely-populated urban areas is, of course, the question du jour. There are smart, transforming apartments, or otherwise modular ones, like “apartments-in-a-box.” But the most basic of these is the humble studio. Show More Summary

Design auction offers incredible architecture 'experiences'

Including tours of masterpieces by Lina Bo Bardi, John Portman, and more Architecture can look freaking cool on the internet, but it’s no doubt best experienced in person. And for a lucky few, a new auction benefiting the Van Alen Institute...Show More Summary

Modern round house was designed with dogs in mind

Cute! From nifty elevated catwalks to built-in food bowls and kennels, it’s always fun to see how far homeowners will go to spoil their pets. This time, Rotterdam-based firm 123DV has designed a compact home for a couple and their attention-demanding...Show More Summary

Restored midcentury home just outside NYC asks $819K

It was designed in the late 1960s by Charles J. Winter Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location:...Show More Summary

Robots for inspecting pipes could help repair U.S. infrastructure

The amphibious bot will identify the worst problems that need solving first In the next thirty years, some one million miles of pipes in the U.S. are predicted to fail at a replacement cost of more than $1 trillion, according to the American Water Works Association. Show More Summary

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