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Adventures in Interior Design : 15 of the Coolest New Shop Interiors From Around the World

The new Carousel of Light book emporium in Bucharest, Romania—Photo by Cosmin Dragomir As it turns out, not all stores have to be vanilla spaces chained inside sprawling malls. Take a gander at these provocative new shops from across the...

Curbed Chicago: Tour the Building Boom Currently Underway in Chicago

Summer is cranking along and so is Chicago's construction scene. In case you've missed it, the city is experiencing a boom in new construction. Thousands of new apartment units and hotel rooms are on the way, and the city's...

Preservation Watch: How are Austerity Measures Harming Architectural and Archeological Preservation in Greece?

Tourists at the Acropolis Museum. Creative Commons image via/brownpau Facing a staggeringly high unemployment rate of 26.5 percent (Eurostat) and economic uncertainty stemming from the debt crisis, there's no doubt that Greeks have plenty of issues on their mind....

This Is a Church That's Shaped Like a Humungous Chicken

They say that God works in mysterious ways, but sometimes he just speaks directly to you and asks you to build a prayer house in the shape of a giant dove, as in the case of Indonesian man Daniel...

Globe Trotting: Hunker Down in This Alpine Swiss Community Space

All Photos © Milo Keller via Archdaily This imposing structure, according to its designers at architecture firm frundgallina, is for community gatherings and meals. It looks equally capable of withstanding a community militia. Flanked by two historic structures, the...

Curbed Philly: You'll Want to Pinch The Cheeks on This Adorable A-Frame

Tucked cozily in the bosom of the Pocono mountains, this two-bedroom, one-bath home offers a charming alternative to sweaty beach crowds flocking to the Jersey shore. The A-frame cottage is located in Indian Mountain Lake, a 4,600-acre community littered...

Okay, Fine, We'll Join a Sorority

Seriously? This is what sorority houses look like? AL.com published 29 photos of the University of Alabama Kappa Delta, which looks like a cross between a governor's mansion and an airport, both in terms of size and aesthetic. Is...

21 First Drafts: Introducing 21 First Drafts, a Look at the First Projects of Famous Architects

Clockwise from top left: Frank Gehry, Shigeru Ban, Zaha Hadid, Le Corbusier, Jeanne Gang, and Oscar Niemeyer. Premiering on Monday, First Drafts is a series exploring the early work of our architectural icons, examining their careers through the lens...

Curbed Atlanta: Modern 'Masterpiece' Nearly Doubles Price in Two Years

This angular contemporary just northwest of Atlantic Station last sold in 2013 for $615,000 but now asks $1.2 million. Careful comparison of the current photos with the previous listing and 2012 Curbed Atlanta coverage shows that some improvements have...

Great Escapes: Escape to This Mod-Rustic Cantilevered House in the Woods

All photos courtesy of Christopher Simmonds Architect via Inhabitat. Canadian design studio Christopher Simmonds Architect is behind this nature-embracing, cantilevered family retreat in Ottawa's Val-de-Monts area. The three-bedroom house is a real rustic-modern retreat, comprising two volumes. The lower...

House of the Day: Snag a Midcentury Time Capsule on Leafy Grounds for $999K

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. All photos via Zillow Location: Spokane,...

Adventures in Architecture: Check Out a University's New All-Concrete Sailing Center

All Photos by Mike Schwartz via Designmilk Perched directly on Lake Michigan, Northwestern University's newest facility is sheathed in concrete but detailed with the school's signature shade of purple. Its designers—Woodhouse Tinucci Architects—describe the facility as "garage-like," and if...

Preservation Watch: 50 Shades of Gray: Matching Concrete and the Challenges of Restoring Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

Exterior image of Unity Temple. All photos courtesy Unity Temple Restoration Foundation. Architecture fans plan pilgrimages to Chicago just to see key works by icons such as Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright in person. Gunny Harboe,...

Seattle's Up House Saved at the Last Moment

Although it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Seattle's Edith Macefield House, which wasn't the actual inspiration for the house from Up (according to Pixar) but might as well have been, was going to be demolished. But now, at....

Globe Trotting: Picture-Perfect Modern Gable Masters the 'Barn Chic' Look

All photos by Simon Maxwell via Dezeen We wouldn't mind 365 days of modern gables if they're all like this newly completed home in rural Monmouthshire, Wales. Replacing a dingy '60s bungalow, the secluded house references traditional barns in the...

Curbed Chicago: Huge Unit in Chicago's Mies-Designed Tower Asks $2M

Here's a rare opportunity to own a ginormous unit in the famous 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments development designed by the master of modernism—Mies van der Rohe. Coming in at a whopping 3,400 square feet, the two bedroom, two.....

Best of the Best: Curbed's Picks for the Most Livable Cities in the U.S.

Portland city skyline; Creative Commons image by Razvan Orendovici Design publication Metropolis recently released its list of the world's most livable cities, using a formula that combined feedback from a panel of experts as well as a variety of...

Valley Homeowners Say they Are Victims of Fraud

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Fryar trial witness: Ex-Eagle’s mother unaware of alleged scam

Mortgage Fraud Blog. The mortgage fraud trial of a former Eagles player and his 74-year-old mother took an unexpected turn in a Mount Holly courtroom Thursday when the key prosecution witness admitted during cross-examination that he told a prosecutor that he did not believe the woman was aware she was participating in an illegal scheme. Show More Summary

Beware of Fake Sales Transactions

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Authorities in Lansing, Michigan recently advised home buyers to beware of a Craig’s List home selling scam where scam artists meet potential home buyers at a home they do not actually own and take payments fromShow More Summary

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