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Starchitects in Sin City

Can high-profile architecture survive in Las Vegas? Las Vegas is where architecture goes to die. YouTube is full of demolition videos of casino hotels on Las Vegas Boulevard: the evening news cameraman calmly capturing the 3-2-1 countdown,...Show More Summary

A new approach to housing Las Vegas’s homeless

‘The really creative ideas come out of necessity’ The proof that Las Vegas has still not quite recovered from the financial collapse almost a decade ago can be seen from the air. The tallest building in the city, the Fontainebleau, remains incomplete and unoccupied right on the Strip, its developers bankrupted in the crash. Show More Summary

Las Vegas is learning from us

In a place with no rules, why is the Strip trying so hard to be just like the boring city you left behind? I sat on a familiar bench, sipping a latte in the shade. Two women nudged foldable chairs to a cafe table nearby and began unwrapping their everything bagels. Show More Summary

Vegas goes green

A city known for excess is learning to manage its resources In the sprawling, fast-growing desert city of Las Vegas, where a dancing water fountain is a big tourist draw, “green” is more suggestive of dollar bills or the felt on gaming tables than of a governing philosophy or lifestyle. Show More Summary

Immigrant households impact success of real estate market, says report

The country’s immigrant population helped housing bounce back from recession, and may help drive future ownership The United States is famously a nation built by immigrants. And according to a new study by the Urban Land Institute, Home...Show More Summary

Sony's new e-paper tablet could change how designers sketch

The DPT-RP1 has a non-slip, high-resolution screen For all the talk of the life-changing magic of digital e-readers and the convenience of tablets and smart phones, sometimes all you want is an old fashioned book, or in the case of note-taking, a pad of paper and a pen to make your point. That’s where Sony’s new e-paper tablet comes in. Show More Summary

The Fair Housing Act: an explainer

On its anniversary, the importance and continued relevance of the landmark civil rights bill "Now, with this bill, the voice of justice speaks again.” Housing laws don’t normally receive such fulsome praise. But when President Lyndon...Show More Summary

Tiny desert cube house has everything you need for $275K

Take in the stunning landscape from the expansive roof deck Not quite a tiny house but still impressively small, this 529-square-foot cube in Arizona contains everything so efficiently within its walls. Clad in weathered corrugated steel...Show More Summary

Where should you live in 12 U.S. cities?

Take our quizzes to find out Whether you’ve lived on the same block for years or are looking to brave a cross-country move, it can be hard to figure out exactly which neighborhood is right. In New York City, for example, each borough has its own unique qualities and housing stock, to say nothing of the restaurant and bar scene. Show More Summary

Gorgeous concrete house is stacked with courtyard gardens

Lovely This house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam truly takes nature to new heights. As a part of local firm VTN Architects’s “House for Trees” series, the “Binh House” vertically stacks courtyards filled with palms and plants. Inserted between two concrete facades, the courtyard garden and glass walls bring natural light and ventilation to every room. Show More Summary

A simple, striking chapel rises on the moors of Austria

A minimalist beauty The chapel is among the simplest of structures—and often the most awe-inspiring. This one in Krumbach, Austria, is no exception. Set on a rolling moor, Kapelle Salgenreute was built to replace the old Lourdes Chapel,...Show More Summary

Swedish brand Urbanears debuts colorful, minimal speakers

They start at around $370 Popular Swedish electronics brand Urbanears has just launched a range of colorful, wireless speakers in their bespoke sleek style. The Connected Speakers series are minimally designed, just like the Urbanears headphones. Show More Summary

In Baltimore, Under Armour’s owner makes a billion-dollar bet on his city

Can a high-stakes, high-tech real estate development spur real economic growth? The opening of any new hotel carries a certain amount of optimism and symbolism. That went double for the March debut of Sagamore Pendry, the latest high-end...Show More Summary

Fixer Upper’s ‘Barndominium’ on the market for $1.2M

But you better actually live in it Loyal fans of HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper will probably recognize Season 3’s “Barndominium,” which epitomizes the “farmhouse chic” style that series leading lady Joanna Gaines has evangelized in house after house that she transformed on screen. Show More Summary

Off-road camper was built to survive the Australian Outback

A tough trailer that can go anywhere If your idea of camping is heading into the wilderness for long stretches of time—without the luxuries of bespoke RVs like this one—then check out the UEV 440 Cape York by Conqueror Australia. With...Show More Summary

1960s home in original condition asks $325K in Pennsylvania

Delightfully retro 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: Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania Price: $325,000 This 1960-built stone-clad home is basically a time capsule. Show More Summary

Tokyo modern home is bunker on the outside, airy loft on the inside

Rad! Japan’s progressive zoning regulations set the stage for a wide range of unconventional modern homes that would never fly in more conservative building climates. And Black Box, the latest home designed by New York-based architects...Show More Summary

Kentucky Coal Museum turns to solar panels

A move that will save the museum up to $10,000 a year A recent executive order by President Donald Trump seeks to halt former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan while pledging to revive the coal industry, but many rural communities once dedicated to coal are actually embracing renewables. Show More Summary

Glass-roofed heaven in Sweden can be yours for $1.3M

Own a piece of heaven and live among the stars We’ve seen our fair share of gorgeous glass-walled houses for sale, but a home with a glass roof doesn’t come around these parts that often. Located in Gothenburg, Sweden, “Villa Heaven”...Show More Summary

Hyperloop One reveals plan to connect 35 U.S. cities

But will this really ever happen? Accelerating U.S. high-speed rail development is consistently cited by transportation experts as the best possible investment in the country’s future—it would connect economic regions, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and boost rural economies. Show More Summary

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