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Historic Italianate mansion on sprawling estate asks $495K

It was built by local philanthropist and close friend of President Lincoln 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...Show More Summary

Iconic Syndey Opera House is getting an acoustic upgrade

Enhancing the sounds of one of the world’s most recognized performing arts spaces While the billowing white facade of the Sydney Opera House remains one of the world’s most iconic works of architecture, the building’s interior acoustics are some of the worst in the country. Show More Summary

White interiors make different statements in Asian versus European homes

Which style do you prefer? Love it or hate it, the spare, white interior trend is here to stay. But we’ve noticed that white walls can be used to make a statement in more ways than one. Take our fondness for minimalist Asian homes and...Show More Summary

Prefab farmhouse makes way for family of five in idyllic countryside

It’s in a small town outside of Basel, Switzerland, and it’s lovely We’ve written about modern prefab homes of a variety of scales—and aesthetics, with companies like Muji getting in on the action—but rarely do we come across prefab updates of traditional architectural styles. Show More Summary

What $2,200/month rents you in America's best small towns

From an 1800s townhouse to a remodeled one-bedroom near the water 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: $2,200/month. Show More Summary

The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative wants to bring back lost masterpieces

Founder and filmmaker Michael Miner wants to restore great buildings lost to “short-sighted, capricious changes in taste.” Hundreds of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings are still standing, providing a catalog of the architect’s creativity and influence. Show More Summary

Scandinavia’s largest library wins title of public library of the year

Dokk1 is located in Aarhus, Denmark Bibliophiles and architecture enthusiasts take note: The Dokk1 Library in Aarhus, Denmark has just won the title of best public library in the world. Administered by the International Federation of...Show More Summary

Could this simple concrete building be a model for communal urban living?

It was created for a group of 10 female residents in a densely populated area in Seoul Though this asymmetric concrete structure may appear severe from the outside, it provides comfortable, communal living for a group of 10 female residents. Show More Summary

Impeccably updated Craftsman bungalow asks $649K

Beams galore 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: Salt Lake City, Utah Price: $649,000 Located...Show More Summary

Into the woods

When I arrived in the Adirondacks in a pair of sensible sneakers for hiking, I expected to be reporting a story about the American rustic architecture of Eagle Island, an ancient, nearly 10 years abandoned summer camp in Saranac Lake, New York. Show More Summary

Augmented reality could make construction easier, quicker, and cheaper

New visualization technology enables workers to "see" buildings before they’re built When you’re building an enormous, multi-story structure, every mistake or delay means additional costs. But new augmented reality systems beginningShow More Summary

Groundbreakers: Call for Submissions

The Curbed Groundbreakers award, now in its second year, recognizes architects, both seasoned and new, who are changing the way the built world functions. From the 20-year veteran radicalizing affordable housing to the new graduate building...Show More Summary

Pixel Hotel, the Austrian Airbnb that wasn’t

In 2006, a group of architects and artists created a new kind of hotel for the social media-savvy, with rooms spread out across the city. Sound familiar? "Book homes from local hosts and experience a place like you live there." As aspirational...Show More Summary

Dashing tiny houses from France will set you back $50K

Nicely done Lest you thought the tiny house phenomenon is only an American thing, these adorable models from France are here to prove you wrong. Designed and built by Baluchon, based near Nantes in Western France, these tiny houses sport...Show More Summary

Millennials still believe in the homeownership dream even if they can't afford to buy

Zumper releases data from its inaugural Renter Survey According to new data released by rental startup Zumper, the dream of homeownership continues to be out of reach for many people. A survey of more than 6,000 of its users (renter)...Show More Summary

Watch the trailer for the new Rem Koolhaas documentary

‘REM’ premieres at the Venice Film Festival next month Following in the footsteps of the son-reflecting-on-father-architect sub-genre (à la My Architect) is a new film about Dutch powerhouse Rem Koolhaas directed by his son Tomas. Set...Show More Summary

Volcanic rock walls ground this sleek spiritual retreat in Utah

Featuring a massive meditation deck This modern spiritual retreat in the Utah desert employs gabions to construct a portion of its walls, establishing a unique way of incorporating the surrounding nature into its structure. DesignedShow More Summary

An Olympic planner on how cities can benefit from the Games

Bill Hanway of AECOM on Rio's unfolding legacy and the right way for a city to approach the Olympics. While the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio Janeiro are a little more than halfway over, and the ultimate impact of the Games on the city will take years to unfold, Bill Hanway is already thinking about what’s next. Show More Summary

Anyone looking for an Ontario house with a nice nuclear bunker?

Survive the apocalypse in style There are lots of houses out there with hardwood floors, and fireplaces, and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. And there are lots of houses in the $1.5 - $1.75 million price range. And there are lots of houses, presumably, in Ontario, Canada. Show More Summary

10 cities committed to a 100% clean energy future

A new Sierra Club report outlines how cities across the country plan to go 100% renewable Renewable energy is something that most people can agree is a great idea, but like learning a second language, getting in shape, or donating time to a favorite charity, quickly becomes something that’s pushed off into the indefinite future. Show More Summary

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