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Powering trains with solar panels? U.K. researchers want to do just that

Such a system can also enable trains to run into more rural areas A research team from the Imperial College London is teaming up with the charity 10:10 to pursue what they call a “completely unique” and ambitious plan to power the U.K.’s trains with solar panels. Show More Summary

Lego-style prefab buildings quickly add 4,000 square feet to these schools

The structures were erected in just two weeks It’s no secret that architecture nerds tend to love both Lego blocks and modular buildings. In Indre-et-Loire, France, a pair of private high schools have combined those obsessions to cleverly expand their education space. Show More Summary

New convention center in Rome is the city’s largest building in over 50 years

It comprises a hotel as well Here’s another building that incorporates an abstract volume into an enormous glass structure à la the recently opened European Union office in Brussels. Located in Rome and designed by international firm...Show More Summary

Ikea’s sleek new bike is now available for $500

Perfectly low-key Are bikes made by furniture companies the next big thing? Seeing how there’s a turning tide toward more and safer biking in cities around the world, it certainly would make sense. Yesterday, we learned that minimalist furniture brand Blu Dot has started selling an equally clean-lined $799 bike. Show More Summary

Go deep in an eerie "underwater museum" in the Atlantic Ocean

It’s haunting—and gorgeous Add this to the travel bucket list: A British artist, Jason Decaires Taylor, has finished work on a 300-sculpture underwater museum off the coast of Lazarote, Spain. Installation kicked off early last year,...Show More Summary

Art Deco home with original details and a turret can be yours for $1.2M

It’s a gorgeous fixer-upper For those with a fondness for Art Deco architecture (raises hand) and a penchant for fixing-up, this gorgeous 1930s property in the Knighton Close neighborhood of London is sure to set your heart aflutter....Show More Summary

Antique plaster and how to restore it

Let’s get plastered! 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. Last summer, we took a day trip toShow More Summary

5 smart home trends to watch in 2017

From Alexa to robots to a bunch of buttons This year marks the 50th anniversary of CES, née Consumer Electronics Show, a tech industry spectacle that swarms Las Vegas every January. It’s where the VCR debuted in 1970, the CD player in 1981, the Nintendo gaming console in 1985, and so on. Show More Summary

Honda’s new motorcycle can drive itself

It was unveiled at CES last week In other driverless vehicle news, Honda unveiled a motorcycle that can balance and convey itself without a person manning the handlebars. Supported by a new technology called Moto Riding Assist, the bike,...Show More Summary

Rustic French villa once owned by Stanley Kubrick asks $1.6M

Located in the bastide town of Domme in southwestern France 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...Show More Summary

15 bold interior paint hues for your home

When, how, and why to take a chance with color For some, taking a risk with color ranks up there with public speaking, singing karaoke, or stripping in public. Sounds extreme, but consider the words of journalist and new homeowner Taffy...Show More Summary

24 new National Landmarks include civil rights sites and modern architecture marvels

Historic homes, Native American historic sites, and others get key designation In its last such designation under the Obama administration, the Interior Department just announced two dozen new National Landmarks, covering historic sites and buildings in every corner of the country. Show More Summary

London’s iconic red phone booths reborn as tiny phone repair shops

The wee workshops can repair mobile devices in 30 minutes or less The British love their iconic red telephone booths. But in the era of smartphones and WiFi, they’re unquestionably obsolete. Now, a London phone repair company called Lovefone is aiming to transform more than half a dozen of these phone booths into satellite outposts. Show More Summary

Housing secretary nominee Ben Carson: what you need to know

Confirmation hearings start today The former neurosurgeon, a one-time rival or the Republican presidential nomination—who became a favorite of Christian conservatives due to his inspiring tale of overcoming poverty—will start confirmation...Show More Summary

Here are the home improvements with the best payoff

They're not what you might expect We love stunning renovations and exquisite remodels as much as anyone, but even Chip and Joanna would know that money put into a reno isn’t a 1:1 investment in your home’s future price tag. Every year,...Show More Summary

This ‘70s dome home compound in Australia is simply incredible

Yep, artists definitely lived here We love a good dome home, especially one as unusual (in the best way!) as this one near Hobart, capital of the Australian island state Tasmania. Starting from the covered red front terrace to the bright...Show More Summary

One Chinese city built more skyscrapers in 2016 than the entire U.S.

Shenzhen’s building boom shows China’s dominance in a record-breaking year for tall towers Skyscraper construction saw another year of superlatives in 2016, according to the latest annual report from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Show More Summary

Architect’s call to resign from AIA renews professional debate over Trump

Mette Aamodt, co-founder of Aamodt/Plumb and 2015 Groundbreakers winner, says AIA needs to “make a huge pivot” An architect’s public call to resign from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) yesterday has renewed debate over how...Show More Summary

Philip Johnson’s Interfaith Peace Chapel defaced in Dallas

Vandals scrawled graffiti on the building’s facade Vandals defaced a Dallas, Texas, house of worship designed by Philip Johnson’s firm last week, Dezeen reports. The Interfaith Peace Chapel, designed by Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie Architects...Show More Summary

Santiago Calatrava's creative process subject of new documentary

The film focuses on his recently completed World Trade Center transit hub New York filmmaker Alexandra Liveris has turned her lens on architect Santiago Calatrava, exploring his artistic and architectural perspective as constructionShow More Summary

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