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Cemetery Wire: Are These the World's Most Densely Packed Cemeteries?

Photo by Mike Clarke courtesy of Getty images Known as the world's most vertical city, Hong Kong ran out of burial space in the 1980s. With over seven million inhabitants living on just 426 square miles, the city is one...

Development Watch: Sou Fujimoto's Taiwan Tower Halted Over Budget Concerns

Renderings via Sou Fujimoto Architects The mayor of Taichung has temporarily pulled the plug on the Taiwan Tower, saying that he would rather pay the penalty for breaking the contract than pay the project's projected cost, which has risen from...

Comment of the Day: "As a Duke grad from '73...

"As a Duke grad from '73 and now an architect, I feel shock and disappointment at learning this news only now. Better late than never, but in this case it doesn't feel too much better. Well done Mr. Abele, it...

Hostels: All Hostels Should Be as Groovy as This New One in Shenzhen

Photo by Chaos Ztang via Design Boom From the Chinese studio that plopped its own headquarters atop a beer factory comes this striking renovation of a former dormitory in Shenzhen. Originally used to house immigrant workers of a dyeing factory,...

Linkage: Buy a Castle for $600K; Robert A.M. Stern's New Condos; More!

Photo by Nuevo Estilo via Domaine · Hip new office used to be a "gangsters' warehouse." · Newly built Aspen house is close to nature and town. · Stunning rooms that use only solids. · $5M for a five-bedroom Nantucket...

Revivals: The First New Eichler Home in 40 Years is Almost Finished

An early in-progress shot of the first-ever "Desert Eichler," in South Canyon, Palm Beach. Photo courtesy KUD Properties Create a map of all the Eichler homes on the market and it'll be obsolete within a month or two. In the...

History Lessons: And Now, a Lovely Refresher on How Cantilever Bridges Work

Photo via Boing Boing via Futility Closet In this fun vintage "infographic," the engineers who worked on Scotland's Forth Bridge set up their own human demo of the design principle behind the iconic structure. Sir Benjamin Baker (right) and Sir...

Primers: All About Googie, the Friendly Architecture of Jet-Age L.A.

Photo via Wikipedia Commons With the news (and subsequent outrage) that L.A.'s iconic Norms restaurant may be demolished, Curbed LA takes a look at the city's signature Googie Architecture, the effusive Jetsons-like building style that popped up after World War...

Abandonment Issues: Take a Peek Inside a Heavily Plundered Naval Armory in Detroit

Photo by Chris and Michelle Gerard via Curbed Detroit Built in 1930 as a naval training facility, Detroit's Brodhead Naval Armory closed down in 2004 and has been rotting away ever since. The city is now hoping to redevelop the...

Neutra Wire: Prewar Neutra Home Restored by '80s Rocker Lists for $3.5M

Modernist architect Richard Neutra once called this 1936 house, built in the international style for the printer of the L.A. Examiner, his favorite of the period. Looking something like a modernist yacht,...

Brand Extensions: Alexander Wang's First Furniture Line Stars an $8,800 Beanbag

Photography by Clement Pascal for WSJ. Magazine Fashion designer Alexander Wang is the latest to jump into the furniture game, WSJ. Magazine has exclusively learned. Wang, whose previous decor exploits have involved creating an eight-piece home goods collection and consulting...

Lifestyles of the Rich and the Richer: Roman Abramovich is About to Sire a Monster Mansion in NYC

11-15 East 75th Street via Property Shark Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, the real estate whale that once had a dream to buy the most expensive co-op ever sold before the seller spurned his ambitions by pulling out last minute, is...

House of the Day: This Hip Hillside Spec Home Sits Next to Its 'Sibling'

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: Los Angeles, Calif. Price: $1,849,000...

Micro Homes: Over on Buzzfeed, a recent feature...

Over on Buzzfeed, a recent feature story delves into the "tiny-house village movement," the vision that clusters of micro dwellings with communal kitchens and bathrooms could help curb homelessness. After visiting three such villages in the Pacific Northwest, writer Tim...

Property Stigma: Want to Live on the Grounds of the Du Pont Murder Mansion?

"The Heritage," one of models of home Toll is building on the property Come on, loads of people are doing it! At least 123 people so far; that's how many homes the Wall Street Journal reports that developer Toll Brothers...

Masthead Mashups: Sophie Donelson is the New Editor-in-Chief of House Beautiful

Hearst has just announced that shelter editor-turned-freelancer Sophie Donelson will be House Beautiful's next EIC. Don't know Donelson? Well, she's held senior staff positions at Elle Decor (which is also published by the Hearst Corporation), Blueprint, and CITYmagazines, as well...

Adaptive Reuse: Genius 'Platform' Home Looks Perfect Next to an Old Train Car

Photo by Tomita Eiji via Spoon & Tomago Here, it looks like a train is just about to pull out of the station, but in fact, it's a wholly bespoke house designed to live in harmony with a cherished relic...

Preservation Watch: Restored Art Nouveau Hospital is Awash in Floral Tiles

Photo by David Cardelus via Design Boom Comprised of 48 buildings decorated in exuberant colors and floral tiles, Barcelona's Hospital de Sant Pau is known as the largest hospital complex in a modernist style. Designed by the Catalan architect Lluís...

Venue Changes: If Chicago Rejects Him, Lucas Might Take His Museum to L.A.

With Gehry and Sorkin in his corner, and in the other, a lakefront protection group and the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune, George Lucas is openly mulling the possibility of moving his museum proposal to L.A., a warm,...

Blockbusters: Someone Actually Paid $100M for a New York Apartment

Photo by Joel Raskin/Curbed Flickr pool Over the weekend, news broke that the penthouse of NYC's One57 tower, the glassy Central Park needle starchitect Christian de Portzamparc designed for what will undoubtedly be the most discerning of Russian oligarchs, oil-backed...

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