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Crowdfunding campaign wants to make solar panels less ugly

An Italian company has started making PV material that can pass for stone, concrete and wood The Italian company Dyaqua is getting ready to launch a crowdfunding campaign for what it’s dubbed “Invisible Solar”—a new technology invented by the company to create innovative solar modules that can take the appearance of the various building materials. Show More Summary

Irving Gill, father of modern architecture

A new symposium seeks to bolster the case that a San Diego architect foreshadowed Modernist design Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Gropius…. and Gill? A new symposium taking place in San Diego on October 20th, “Irving J. Gill and the Chicago...Show More Summary

This is the quietest place in the world

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is but one beautiful shrine in a devastated place

Tiny house by Kengo Kuma is perfect for the minimalist nomad

All wood everything Japanese architect Kengo Kuma brings a flair of minimalism to his new project, “jyubako,” a tiny mobile home that’s perfect for the nomad looking to strip down to the bare necessities in life. Developed in collaboration...Show More Summary

Pristine adobe home on market for the first time asks $535K

A good thing in a small package 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: Santa Fe,Show More Summary

Timber vacation home merges with its wooded surroundings in Sweden

The house was built on a secluded island that’s part of the Stockholm archipelago Nestled among stone cliffs and pine trees is this understated, low-budget vacation home, which succeeds in seamlessly blending in with its surroundings. Show More Summary

The new American suburb: diverse, dense, and booming

A new report forecasts a coming growth spurt that will reshape suburban living American suburbs are far from a static set of cookie-cutter housing developments, the rows of infamous “ticky-tacky little boxes” popularized as soon as the postwar housing boom started. Show More Summary

More retirees are leaving the sunny states they first retired to

Between 2012 and 2014, almost 54,000 retirees left Sun Belt states for colder ones Health and money concerns are inspiring aging retirees to leave their cheap, sunny retirement spots and boomerang back to the snowy states they once abandoned. Show More Summary

During Westminster palace renovation, floating structure could provide a temporary home for parliament

Architecture firm Gensler says their raft would save the project more than $2 billion A report released last month urgently advocated for the renovation of the Palace of Westminster’s aging infrastructure which poses a catastrophic risk to the survival iconic building. Show More Summary

This house blends right into its lush surroundings with a rad ceramic tile screen

While providing shade and privacy Plenty of homes have tried to camouflage into their surroundings, usually by matching the material found in the landscape or simply “vanishing” through mirrored facades. This Barcelona house, designed...Show More Summary

8 cool modern homes in the Mountain West

Wowza With expansive, awe-inspiring terrains, the mountain states of the United States provide some of the most stunning backdrops for sleek modern homes. Whether through huge view-framing windows or rugged material use or off-grid features, these standout residences in the western U.S. Show More Summary

Designer Jaime Hayon debuts furniture collection with ‘70s style and 19th-century flair

It’s the work of Spanish designer Jaime Hayon The death knell of the 90-degree angle in furniture design continues to ring. Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has teamed up with Austrian furniture company Wittmann on a collection of seating...Show More Summary

Wood takes center stage at this modern home in Germany

It was designed specifically to showcase a company’s expertise in wood home construction If a development company wants to advertise a speciality they’re really good at, it makes sense to go ahead and build a spectacular house to shows it off. Show More Summary

This seamless, simple transit app wants to plan and pay for all your trips

Finnish app Whim wants to be your one-stop urban mobility solution As the CEO of a high-tech transportation startup, one that’s trying to get rid of private car ownership, Sampo Hietanen has a surprising idol: Henry Ford. “He introduced...Show More Summary

Drought-tolerant gardens: Expert tips and tricks

We talked to landscape architects who work their magic in southern California’s dry climes Even in our succulent-obsessed times, many people feel intimidated by and unsure about the idea of drought-resistant landscaping. For some, the notion of drought-tolerant landscape still conjures a drab vision of plain gravel with a few sparse plants. Show More Summary

Paris storefronts take center stage in charming photos

The project aims to tell the story of City of Lights through the facades, window displays and signage of its storefronts Digital printing company Pixartprinting teamed up with photographer Sebastian Erras for a whimsical project that’ll leave you dreaming of Paris tonight. Show More Summary

‘50s L.A. house with stellar Hollywood sign views asks $2.7M

A post-and-beam dream 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, California Price: $2,695,000 Millions of tourists descend upon L.A. Show More Summary

China adds 98 sites to architectural heritage list

The country’s first 20th-Century Chinese Architectural Heritage List debuted with look-worthy sites When you think “Chinese architecture” you might imagine the country’s contemporary experimental buildings (or bizarre collection of “weird” designs). Show More Summary

Could giant bubbles make Beijing’s historic courtyard housing more livable?

Architect Ma Yansong thinks so Welcome back to The Architect's City, a monthly series inviting an emerging architect to reimagine an existing structure in his or her city, submitting a speculative proposal for Curbed readers. This month,...Show More Summary

Cities eliminate excess garages and lots

Urban centers are finally relaxing zoning laws that caused an unnecesarry boom in parking spots Parking lots. The vast expanses of asphalt dot the land like squares of barren earth. But when was the last time you saw an entirely full...Show More Summary

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