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Ogle Wee Architecture Models at New Japanese Museum

See everything from museum designs to exponentially tiny homes. Opening on June 18, Japan’s Archi-Depot will be the country’s first museum dedicated entirely to architecture models. The 4,840-square-foot space in the Shinagawa district...Show More Summary

Finally, a beehive for the architecturally discerning bee

It has a window, so those bees can get some natural light For too long, bees have been forced to either make their own homes, or live in human-created houses that basically look like they’ve been slapped together with pieces of scrap wood. Show More Summary

How Gay Bars Have Been a Building Block of the LGBTQ Community

On Monday evening, charged crowds of New Yorkers made their way to Sheridan Square in the West Village to mourn the victims of the terrorist attack at the Orlando nightclub Pulse. Before celebrities and politicians got up to the mic,...Show More Summary

Rad Modern Home Designed for Entertaining Asks $3.4M

A woodlands stunner 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: Darien, Connecticut Price:...Show More Summary

New Ikea Collection Features Indonesian and Vietnamese-Inspired Home Goods

The pieces are made from woven rattan, bent bamboo, and other natural materials Continuing its collaborations with international designers, Ikea has unveiled the first pieces from a long-term project with Dutch furniture designer Piet Hein Eek. Show More Summary

All-black superyacht looks as evil as we already assume all yachts are

If you see this yacht in the ocean, just turn your boat around There are few settings in which a wealthy person can appear more evil than standing at the prow of his yacht. (We’re not one hundred percent sure what a prow as, but smart money says that yachts have them. Show More Summary

Tiny Homes Get Personalized With Cute, Custom Cardboard Cottages

The customizable dwellings resemble a colorful, oversized birdhouse. At the intersection of tiny living and cardboard construction comes the Nido House created by Italian architect Francesca Fadalti with Michela Romano. Nido means "nest"...Show More Summary

Russian robot makes a break for it

This one didn't get far...but maybe the next one will It’s happeniiing. A robot from the Russian Promobot Labs allegedly escaped from the lab when an employee accidentally left the door open (although in all probability it was actually...Show More Summary

Rent in NYC, San Francisco, Chicago: What $2,500/Month Gets You Right Now

From a brick-filled one-bedroom to a corner townhouse 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: $2,500/month. Show More Summary

New Flatpack Shelving System Features Leather and Minimal Hardware

Minimal assembly required Ikea better watch out, because designers like two-year-old startup Greycork are getting more and more creative with their flatpack furniture offerings. The latest design comes from young architect Ammar Kalo...Show More Summary

Strange Subterranean Cities Around the World

Paranoia, self-protection, and even laziness, are just below the surface Underground cities occupy a weird place in the popular imagination, caught halfway between markers of ancient civilizations, such as Petra, and the dystopian future predicted in science fiction (see Zion in The Matrix series). Show More Summary

Soap that hangs on a peg might be a genius idea

Down with the soap dish! Up with the ring soap! Scuzzy soap dishes may seem like a gross but necessary evil. But are they actually necessary? Not if designer Sebastian Bergne has anything to say about it. Asked to design a soap dish, Bergne decided to design a dish-less soap instead, really thinking outside the soapbox. Show More Summary

Zaha Hadid's Last Projects Continue to Emerge

A retrospective and a chair are among Hadid’s last projects New work from the late Zaha Hadid continues to emerge after her death two and a half months ago, a testament to her prolific and groundbreaking career as an architect and aShow More Summary

Historic Homes 101: What Exactly Is a ‘Summer Kitchen’?

If you can’t stand the heat... Welcome back to Period Dramas, a weekly column that alternates between roundups of historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures. A few weeks ago we stumbled on a late-1700s eyebrow colonial just a stone’s throw from the Hudson River. Show More Summary

Is the ugliest color in the world actually...beautiful?

Some of history’s greatest artists apparently think so Opaque couché, a.k.a Pantone 448 C, a.k.a. "drab dark brown," the color that an Australian marketing firm determined was the most unappealing color in the world and put on cigarette packs to get people to stop smoking, has been having quite a moment on the internet over the last week or so. Show More Summary

Ikea’s PS 2017 Collection to Highlight Transforming Designs, Recycled Materials

Pretty neat For the past two decades, Ikea has been releasing limited edition "PS collections" every few years, spotlighting unorthodox ideas that otherwise might never be considered for mass production. The next PS collection, slated...Show More Summary

The cheapest place to live in Abu Dhabi is a solar-powered luxury houseboat

It’s like you’re losing money if you don’t live on one, apparently Some cities are just very expensive and when you move there you have to either cram yourself into an apartment with a bunch of strangers or rent a tiny studio apartment. Show More Summary

Is the Green City of the Future Being Built in Kazakhstan?

A new experiment in energy efficiency from the architects behind the world's tallest buildings From the architects who brought us the Burj Khalifa and Kingdom Tower now comes the energy-conscious construction of the ‘Crazy Kazakh City’—aka Kazakhstan’s Astana Expo City 2017. Show More Summary

New Tate Modern Extension Honors Old Space While Looking Forward

The new space, called the Switch House, adds square footage for exhibitions and increased visitors The Tate Modern’s new £260 million (about $370 million) extension is at once unexpected and familiar. Partly that’s because the entire...Show More Summary

All-in-one workstation chair does not at all resemble a cage

Right? This chair, designed by Johan Lindau, Thomas Bernstrand, and Stefan Borselius has everything you need to get some work done: a place to sit, a desktop, an electrical outlet, a shelf for storing things you might need later, and an ottoman on which you can rest your feet. Show More Summary

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