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The farm upstairs

As more rooftops start to double as farms and towers become artificial forests, it's clear that hybrid objects, those that are part manmade and part natural, are a hallmark of 21st century design. Engineered Nature, a five-part series...Show More Summary

Energy-generating roads powered by vibrations may be tested in California

This new technology may roll out as soon as next year. The internet’s been buzzing with news of solar-panel roads in the U.S. and beyond. But there’s another energy-generating technology that may be better suited to producing power on...Show More Summary

Harvard unveils massive Bauhaus collection online

Wowza Design nerds better sit down for this: Harvard Art Museums just unveiled a 32,000-work-strong online collection of objects related to Bauhaus, no doubt last century’s most influential school of art and design (and host to the best...Show More Summary

Midcentury mystery house dazzles, asks just $352K

‘Custom built’ and ‘architect-designed’ 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: Hickory...Show More Summary

How Michigan’s capital fixed its lead pipe problem

Clean water just 50 miles from Flint American cities are in the midst of a water crisis. The lead-poisoned city water of Flint, Michigan is enough of a disaster, but its discovery kicked off investigations into public water quality across the country with more alarming results. Show More Summary

For Columbus, the Smart City grant is just the first step to becoming a tech leader

The Ohio city is uniquely positioned to grow, but needs to be strategic about infrastructure and development to make the most out of the $40 million Smart City grant. Even after Columbus, Ohio, was named the winner of the Smart CityShow More Summary

Victorian warehouse turned apartment is surprisingly cozy

Featuring original brick walls and timber beams While we’re no strangers to rad converted warehouses, it’s not often there’s one as cozy and intimate as this project in a Victorian building in London’s Shoreditch neighborhood. One of...Show More Summary

Stay in this meticulously refurbished and furnished Georgian townhouse in London

Designed by the team behind design boutique Hostem Many of us have daydreamed about shacking up in a British country home on a peaceful holiday, but have you ever considered staying in a historic house in London Town? If not, perhaps...Show More Summary

Global switch to electric vehicles can ease climate change, and we can do it right now

A mass adoption of the technology we already have would significantly reduce emissions Good news for fans of electric cars and, well, the environment: A new study carried out by researchers at MIT reveals that while it may seem likeShow More Summary

8th annual Architecture & Design Film Festival to kick off with Saarinen documentary

Calling all architecture enthusiasts and cinephiles: A partial lineup of the annual Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF)—kicking off September 28—has just been announced. Curated by Kyle Bergman, the eighth edition of the festival...Show More Summary

Modern floating home lets you dive from bed to lake

Seattle’s latest aquatic stunner Surrounded by scenic bodies of water, Seattle has a vibrant history of floating homes, ranging from the quirky to the prefab. This striking modern rendition, docked on the shore of Lake Union, hopes to...Show More Summary

New mobile games offer design-minded play at Milan Triennale

A new exhibit showcases games that take spatial exploration to the next level. In the wake of Pokemon Go and the success of architecturally-engaged video games like Monument Valley and Manifold Garden, a handful of surreal, interactive...Show More Summary

All House Calls stories

Every week, our House Calls feature takes you into homes with great style, big personality, and ineffable soul. The loudest sound on this Narrowsburg, New York, property is birdsong, and on summer evenings a multitude of fireflies flicker...Show More Summary

Revamp creates open, minimalist apartment with bold black accents

A sleek, bright home in Tel Aviv For those tiring of the all-white or monochromatic interior trend, here’s a simple but effective solution for adding a little depth and boldness to a space. Israeli interior designer Maayan Zusman and...Show More Summary

Sculptural frame makes real objects move in slow motion

Finally, a picture frame that allows you to control time This picture frame by artist and robotiscist Jeff Lieberman uses an electromagnetic mechanism to make lightweight objects such as feathers or leaves vibrate at a high speed that, combined with blinking LED lights, create the illusion that they are moving in slow motion. Show More Summary

As heat waves worsen, cities are trying hard to stay cool

With the country’s biggest cities seeing more extreme spikes in average temperature, leading planners and architects are getting creative to keep temperatures down Between seemingly unrelenting heat waves, the punishing "heat dome" effect,...Show More Summary

Ikea’s new 2017 catalog embraces small-space design

From reconfigurable sofas to efficient sink accessories Ikea’s 2017 catalog hits the digital universe today and is now available to browse online, as well on its iOS and Android apps. So what’s in store this fall? In addition to launching...Show More Summary

Rustic adobe home with incredible mountain views asks $398K

The definition of rustic charm 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: Truchas, New...Show More Summary

The best small towns to visit across America

Where to go when you need a break from the city From New York to Los Angeles, urban life can take a toll. Whether you’re battling traffic, the subway, or you’ve just have had enough of that sweaty urban smell (you know the one), it might be time for a change. Show More Summary

Lighthouse lovers, here’s your chance to buy your own

If you're looking for privacy and a waterfront view, this government auction might be your big chance. Recent advances in GPS and navigation mean many of the wave-washed towers dotting the country’s coasts are no longer necessary for the survival of the shipping industry. Show More Summary

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