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Tiny home on a roof serves 'treehouse' vibes

The interior is all homey plywood The twelve-year-old boy living inside of Mirror Mirror must be the envy of his friends. Forget video games or the latest gadget. Clad in mirrored glass, the rooftop addition designed by Amsterdam-based...Show More Summary

Christopher Gray and Streetscapes, an essential column about New York City architecture

A primer featuring some of the writer’s insightful columns about the city’s architectural history The passing earlier this week of Christopher Gray, architectural historian and writer of the New York Times’s Streetscapes column, robs the city, and world, of one of its foremost sages of the city street. Show More Summary

All the single homeowners

‘I wanted a home for me—not a someday family.’ Decorative trinkets are not a recommended ingredient in the recipe for minimalist living. But Danielle Spillman loves her little bowl of pine cones, surrounded by a decorative antler and a couple of candles next to her sink. Show More Summary

MVRDV’s Casa Kwantes wraps around an old olive tree

An abundance of glass windows makes the tree visible from nearly every room From the street, the unadorned white brick facade of Casa Kwantes in Rotterdam appears blankly minimal, almost boring. But make your way through the home’s recessed...Show More Summary

This self-watering planter puts the soil, roots, and water on full display

The Cube lets you peer inside We’re all for ingenious self-watering, or otherwise self-caring, planters, whether they tip over to indicate they need a refill, or come with a built-in LED light, but sometimes you want something basic—which...Show More Summary

Greycork, furniture startup, says it's 'winding down operations'

The company's CEO responded to a customer's email about a shipment Greycork, a furniture startup based in Providence, Rhode Island, that sought to create a stylish, easy-to-assemble alternative to Ikea, appears to be closing up shop, according to an email sent to Curbed. According to a tipster: “I ordered products from Greycork a few weeks ago. Show More Summary

Marimo moss balls: What are these adorable plant pets?

Just the cutest aquatic houseplants ever Though the official first day of spring may be a mere six days away in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s a snow day for much of the northeastern and mid-Atlantic United States. So, naturally, we find ourselves pining for greenery in all its forms. Enter this confounding, adorable pet plant: the Marimo Moss Ball. Show More Summary

1900s Rotterdam house, once run-down, becomes two sleek apartments

Local design studio Shift Architecture Urbanism helmed the renovation A derelict 20th-century building in Rotterdam was rescued by local design studio Shift Architecture Urbanism and transformed into two sleek apartments that hint at...Show More Summary

How better photos can help you document, and shape, your neighborhood

Urbanist and photographer Chuck Wolfe offers a guide on using your camera to change your city Behind the Lens looks at architectural photographers both professional and amateur, examining how they got their start, stories from their portfolios, and tricks to capturing great design. Show More Summary

Lightweight Cricket camper trailer sleeps family of 4

All for a reasonable $27,800 Campers and adventure vehicles are officially having a moment: we’re seeing everything from bespoke vans to classically-shaped teardrop trailers popping up in news feeds all over the place. But one of the...Show More Summary

Inviting Santa Barbara cottage with art shed asks $2.3M

Bright and sun-filled 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: Santa Barbara, California Price:...Show More Summary

Urban ‘Wind Trees’ generate electricity from breezes

A micro wind turbine that can work in the city Conventional wind turbines have been criticized as ugly, large, and often so noisy they are too obtrusive for backyards. But French firm New Wind wants to change that with the ‘Wind Tree,’...Show More Summary

Shipping containers repurposed for off-grid home in South Africa

Sustainable design with modern style Who doesn’t love a good shipping-container home? Here’s a new one for your container crush list: Cliff House is a 100 percent off-the-grid abode largely built with recycled materials. A pair of old...Show More Summary

Architect builds giant wind-turbine-temple for Shaolin monks

That’s right: The Shaolin Flying Monks Temple enables the monks to fight in mid-air The first Shaolin temple was built as far back as 495 AD, but that doesn’t mean the architecture these fighting monks use is stuck in the past. Quite the contrary. Show More Summary

Historic 1970s home with 'TV Pit’ asks $886K in Cambridge, UK

It is one of a pair of semi-detached house designated as Grade-II This delightful, Grade II-listed home was designed in 1972 by architect David Thurlow (part of the Cambridge Design Group) and built on the site of Christmas Barn, an agricultural building that once belonged to local landowner R.E. Show More Summary

Study: Driverless tech means millions fewer cars in big cities

New technology will decrease car ownership, but leave cities with new bills to pay With Uber, Lyft, and leading automakers running trials for ridesharing with local transit agencies and testing automated drivers, a new future for urban transportation is beginning to take shape. Show More Summary

Brooklyn inspired this cool new paint line from AphroChic

‘Brooklyn in Color’ was created in collaboration with Portland-based Colorhouse AphroChic founders Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason, whose new house tour series premieres live this Saturday on HGTV’s Facebook channel, have released a collection...Show More Summary

Energy efficient Micro House frames mountain views in Vermont

The 430-square-foot tiny home frames views of the Green Mountains Micro House by Bristol, Vermont-based Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design measures just 430 square feet but feels significantly more expansive thanks to a bright,...Show More Summary

High rises meet high design: new apartment architecture showcasing creativity and community

A new book highlights design that thinks beyond the soulless tower block It seems fairly uncontroversial to say that everybody deserves a good living environment. But ask Michael Webb, author of Building Community: New Apartment Architecture,...Show More Summary

Joseph Esherick-designed midcentury home in Northern California asks just under $5M

Nestled in the flats of Kent Woodlands 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: Kentfield,...Show More Summary

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