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Adventures in Interior Design: Tour the Most Fabulous Pad in One of NYC's Stuffiest Buildings

Photo via Archinect Archinect recently featured a renovation project that might be the most playfully decorated space in Manhattan's iconic and monied and kinda snooze-worthy Robert A.M. Stern-designed 15 Central Park West. Revamped in 2010 by New York-based design firm...

Abandonment Issues: Now Visitors Can Tour the Abandoned Buildings of Portugal

Photo via PaoloMargari/Flickr Three out-of-work architects from the city of Porto, Portugal have started leading tourists on what they call "The Worst Tours." The (free) excursions take visitors through parts of the city not usually seen by outsiders, introducing them...

Linkage: Funky Victorian Farmhouse; a Prefab With a Sauna; More!

Photo via Design Boom · Lovely prefab modular home has a sauna. · Stately 1850 house wants $1.5M. · Important Detroit buildings left vacant. · Spy museum might go underground. · A house with gorgeous views of Rhine Valley. ·...

Artistry: In Paris, an Orange Comic-Book Starburst Meets a 1950s Villa

All photos by Felipe Ribon via Design Boom French-Portuguese artist and architect Didier Faustino, best known for his experimental built works, has installed an exploding "Kablam!"-style starburst at the entrance of the 1950s abode of French sculptor and architecture persona...

Furniture: Hermès Timber Daybed Insists it's Not a Sauna Bench

Nearly a year since last dabbling in the world of couture furnishings, fashion brand Hermès (of Birken bag fame) has unleashed a daybed that's as uncomfortable-looking and hopelessly chic as one would...

The Quotable Frank Gehry: Frank Gehry Thinks Contemporary Architecture is 'Pure Shit'

Photo via Gizmodo Here's what Frank Gehry said to a reporter who asked him if he had a response to those who accuse him of practicing "showy" architecture: "Let me tell you one thing. In this world we are living...

Conversions: Inside This Rundown Detroit Bank is a Very Stylish House

Photo by Michelle and Chris Gerard via Curbed Detroit Over in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, an extreme makeover over a year in the making is wrapping up, and with it, one can now add "desolate bank" to the long...

Brothels: Architecture Class to Design a Brothel/Child Care Center

This is the school. The brothel/school has not yet been designed. It's well established that college should be a time of experimentation, but the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is taking that mandate way too seriously. One class for...

House of the Day: Portland's Handsomely Updated 1910 Craftsman Tries for a Flip

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: Portland, Oregon Price: $1,500,000 The...

Halloween 2014: The Ultimate Guide to Dressing Like an Architect for Halloween

In the last few years architecture has done quite the dance in the mainstream cultural consciousness—Pharrell is best friends with Zaha Hadid, Brad Pitt is pointing at things in close proximity to Frank Gehry, and Kanye practically (thinks he)...

Motor City: With news that Detroit is set...

With news that Detroit is set to go on an unprecedented foreclosing spree, CityLab takes a look at how that might kick one-fifth of the city's population out of their homes. Moreover, there's a growing concern that the government's lackluster...

On the Market: $5.6M Buys the Comely Garden Retreat of Napoleon's First Wife

A part of the Château de Malmaison, the country estate that Napoleon's first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais, bought for them in 1799, has been put on the market for €4.45M ($5.65M). The orangerie, which was converted to a private...

Castle Wire: Moated French Chateau Offers Protection From Medieval Mobs

There are a lot of castles and Châteaux in France, but most of them are just hanging out in the countryside with no defenses against medieval marauders. This $2.17M French castle, which dates to 1570 and has a four-hectare...

Rumormongering: Jennifer Lawrence Now Lives in Jessica Simpson's Old House

Word is the internet's favorite human, Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence has snatched up singer Jessica Simpson's old Beverly Hills abode. It's unknown who bought the place directly from Simpson a year ago, but as of this week, J.Law...

Curbed Features: From Ballrooms to Discos, Tracking 150 Years of Roller Rinks

Photo via Flickr / Cosmo Lutz The first time Americans gingerly touched skate to parquet floor in a public roller rink was just one year after the Civil War, in a rented hotel in Newport, Rhode Island, a space...

Restorations: How Ben Bradlee and His Wife Restored Grey Gardens

Photo via Gardenista Ben Bradlee, the former executive editor of the Washington Post who died on Tuesday at age 93, has a long list of accomplishments to his name. He fought the federal government over the publication of the Pentago...

Blockbusters: The top-floor penthouse of Boston's yet...

The top-floor penthouse of Boston's yet unfinished Millennium Tower is set to be the city's biggest home sale ever, if sold for anywhere close to the asking price of $37.5M. The over 13,000-square-foot unit will also include a 2,500-square-foot deck,...

Abandonment Issues : Abandoned Japanese Strip Club Really Misses the Glory Days

Photo by Shane Thoms via Messy Nessy Chic Along a remote mountain road in northern Okayama, there's a weathered, boxy structure burrowed right in the woodlands—and it's got a secret. Intrepid Australian photographer Shane Thoms recently stepped inside the place,...

Linkage: Anti-Mansion Crusaders; a Cloud-like Hammock; More!

Photo via Curbed NY · American apartments came from Paris. · A stunningly ornate movie palace-turned-church. · 11 absurd architecture promo videos. · Tour Ben Bradlee's famous summer home. · A surreal cloud-like hammock. · Anti-mansion crusaders have gone insane....

Eating Pretty: What it Looks Like to Put a Restaurant Inside a '50s Cinema

All images via Platea This summer in Madrid, Platea, a food complex inside the grand environs of the former Carlos III cinema opened to the public, carving space for a bunch of high-end food peddlers out of a 6,000-square-foot theater...

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