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Could giant bubbles make Beijing’s historic courtyard housing more livable?

Architect Ma Yansong thinks so Welcome back to The Architect's City, a monthly series inviting an emerging architect to reimagine an existing structure in his or her city, submitting a speculative proposal for Curbed readers. This month,...Show More Summary

Cities eliminate excess garages and lots

Urban centers are finally relaxing zoning laws that caused an unnecesarry boom in parking spots Parking lots. The vast expanses of asphalt dot the land like squares of barren earth. But when was the last time you saw an entirely full...Show More Summary

Photos of a lost Baghdad from its greatest modern architect

Rifat Chadirji’s pictures of his own buildings chronicle a Middle Eastern capital in flux Street photography plays a vital role in charting and chronicling the changing streets of modern cities. But when that photographer is an architect,...Show More Summary

14 green roofs to calm and inspire you

Striking and sustainable From trim, simple turf to a full head of vegetation, green roofs can draw oohs and aahs for various reasons. For one, they’re just more exciting visually than your average shingle roof, and often help blend the buildings into lush landscapes. Show More Summary

Bjarke Ingels on 2 World Trade and what makes for successful design

The Danish architect took his charm offensive to the stage at this year’s New Yorker Festival Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), took the stage yesterday morning at the New Yorker Festival, that annual celebration of folks in the arts, letters, and sciences. Show More Summary

Dwell and Target collab on a collection of affordable modern furniture

It’s launching this December Dwell magazine, the long-time champion of modern design, is in the midst of transitioning from being primarily a publication to a lifestyle brand. A major step in this shift? A newly announced collectionShow More Summary

Timber floating pavilion offers shelter during flooding

Students of the Estonian Academy of Arts collaborated with architecture firm b210 to build it Interior architecture students from the Estonian Academy of Arts came up with a brilliant way to ride out the floods that come to the Soomaa National Park wetlands, in Estonia, two weeks every spring. Show More Summary

Lustron Homes, the ‘50s prefabs that were ahead of their time

These steel-and-ceramic dwellings still stand, more than 60 years later As the numerous companies chasing the idea of affordable mass-manufactured housing suggests, the dream of prefab homes still attracts innovators, bold ideas, and creative design. Show More Summary

10 white paint ideas for your next project

The seemingly simple color is more complex than you thought When it comes to wall color selection, you would think white was the simple choice; You would be wrong. Anyone who has held a paint deck knows that there are countless variations of the colorless color. Show More Summary

Filmmaker's stunning concrete modern house on market for $50M

It was designed by Colombian-Ecuadorian filmmaker Alejandro Landes For a mere $50 million, you could live in this stunning tropical-modernist Miami mansion designed by the Colombian-Ecuadorian filmmaker Alejandro Landes. Known as Casa Bahia, and coming in at an impressive 20,000 square feet, the property sits on the shore of Biscayne Bay. Show More Summary

Restored 1901 home offers park-like retreat near NYC for $1.8M

So serene 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: Chappaqua, New York Price: $1,788,000 Located...Show More Summary

London mayor to investigate foreign investment’s effect on housing crisis

Sadiq Khan wants to map the scale of foreign investment and rising property costs Since he was elected Mayor of London in May, Sadiq Khan has been making good on campaign promises to address London’s housing crisis and stem gentrification. Show More Summary

Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic building plans called out for being exorbitantly expensive

Task force reports the cost of putting on the 2020 Olympics could be four times higher than previously believed Nowadays, hosting the Olympics is essentially the international equivalent of throwing a Super Sweet Sixteen party: Totally over-the-top, designed to impress, and increasingly more trouble than they’re worth. Show More Summary

Eichler, unedited

Every week, our House Calls feature takes you into homes with great style, big personality, and ineffable soul. Today, we look at what many would consider a design unicorn: A midcentury home that’s been nearly unaltered since the day it was finished in 1952. Show More Summary

Designer couple creates a dreamy home with textiles and plants

And lots of handcrafted furniture You haven’t seen a sublime Australian home until you’ve seen the cozy-cool abode of Melbourne couple Poppy Lane and Scott Gibson, who together design furniture and homewares for their business Pop and Scott. Show More Summary

The brilliant, boring plan to save the Astrodome

Pave over the infield, and put in a parking lot Heralded as the “8th Wonder of the World” when the engineering marvel opened its doors in 1965, the Houston Astrodome has received a slight demotion, thanks to a new preservation plan.Show More Summary

The UK’s best new building is one that holds the art collection of Damien Hirst

The Newport Street Gallery has won Britain’s most prestigious architecture award This year’s RIBA Stirling Prize—considered the most prestigious architecture award in the United Kingdom—has been given to the Newport Street Gallery, according to Designboom. Show More Summary

This rustic cabin was built right into the Norwegian coast

The property overlooks neighboring islands and the Norwegian Sea When you’ve got scenery like this, why overwhelm it? That seems to be the reasoning behind the humble abode in Stokkøya, Norway, which overlooks neighboring islands and the Norwegian Sea right from the coastline. Show More Summary

These deeply satisfying GIFs explain intricate Japanese joinery

Amazing Here’s a fun thing for architecture and design nerds: somewhere on the internet, someone is sharing super mesmerizing GIFs of traditional Japanese joinery. Passed on for hundreds of years, Japanese joinery features intricateShow More Summary

How Chicago’s industrial past may fuel a high-tech future and real estate boom

Potential changes to zoning rules meant to protect the city’s manufacturing could radically reshape Chicago In a city where broad shoulders and a brawny industrial past are a civic cliche, there was always something magical about seeing sparks fly at Chicago’s A. Show More Summary

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