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Globe Trotting: The Eiffel Tower Goes Green with Spiffy New Wind Turbines

Photo by Paul Hubble courtesy of Getty Images The most iconic landmark in Paris just got a 21st-century upgrade. Today, the 125-year-old Eiffel Tower unveiled a pair of wind turbines specially designed to match the building's distinctive iron latticework. The...

Globe Trotting: Ten Fabulously '60s 'Bubble Houses' are Now for Sale in France

Photo by JuliAn Pierre/Flickr With its otherworldly circular windows and totally angle-less interiors, this cluster of white "bubble houses" designed by Swiss architect Pascal Haüsermann was considered quite innovative when it opened as a motel in 1966. Yet amidst a...

Globe Trotting: Radically Sloped Japanese Home Hovers Right Over a Reservoir

Photo by Toshiyuki Yano via Dezeen Japanese firm Suppose Design Office just won't stop messing with boundaries. To bring one client closer to nature, the studio has already completed an entirely transparent rural hut. Their latest project in Fukuoka, Japan...

Globe Trotting: You're the Zoo Animal in this Transparent Japanese House

Photo by Toshiyuki Yano via Dezeen A year or so ago, Japanese firm Suppose Design Office completed an alluring three-story house clad entirely in translucent walls. More recently, challenged with creating a home that would bring residents as close to...

Globe Trotting: Bonkers Parisian Loft With Pool and Glass Roof Asks $11.5M

This giant, ornate former-factory-loft-turned-home in Paris was already pretty spectacular, but the fact that its gabled glass roof rests on a early 20th-century steel structure created by famed French architect Gustave Eiffel really puts it over the edge. The...

Globe Trotting: Australian House is Normcore in the Front, Party in the Back

Photo by Peter Bennetts and Tess Kelly via Architecture & Design The clients in Australia asked for an extension to their old weatherboard home that was "ridiculously inside-out." Most firms would not have known how to interpret that request, but...

Globe Trotting: Italian Palazzo's Lemon Tree Conservatory Listed for $4.9M

Just a few years ago, this baroque "limonaia," a single-story structure where lemon trees were protected during winter, was in ruins. Surrounded by the expansive gardens of a villa called Palazzo Capponi,...

Gigi Hadid Globe Trots With Cody Simpson To China's Huading Awards

Gigi Hadid keeps close to boyfriend singer Cody Simpson at the 2015 Huading Award Global Music Satisfaction Survey Release Ceremony on Thursday night (January 8) in Shanghai, China. Cody, 17, picked up the International Male Artist award at the ceremony alongside Michael Bolton, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Huading Awards are China’s [...]

Globe Trotting: 15 Japanese Beauty Parlors That Typify Minimalist Calm

The Japanese beauty industry is a serious business, with more than 170,000 "aesthetic salons" grossing nearly $4B a year. For a while now, the country's favored design style has been an aggressive form of pure minimalism, with sterile white...

Globe Trotting: Peek Inside a Collector's Odd Paris Apartment Before its Sold

It's hard not to speculate about the seller of this wildly eclectic Paris apartment. The 1,615-square-foot abode in Montmartre has an unusual layout—it appears to be a one-bedroom triplex with a rooftop...

Globe Trotting: Monolithic Concrete House Plays Guardian to a Chilean Forest

Photo by Pezo von Ellrichshausen via Dezeen Noted Chilean architecture practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen, the same studio that delivered a striking pair of vertical concrete towers earlier this year, has a new concrete showpiece. Designed to satisfy the client's wishes...

Globe Trotting: Mexican House Defies Bare White Minimalism with Some Yellow

Photo by Vanessa Guízar via Dezeen At first glance, this spotless house in suburban Jalisco, Mexico falls right in line with the "minimalist boxes as residences" trend global architects are loving as of late, but soon enough surprising pops of...

Globe Trotting: Hungarian Loft Apartment Has a Pair of Glowing Stairways

Photo by Norbert Juhász via Arch Daily A couple in Budapest, Hungary now have a striking studio apartment with his-and-hers staircases leading up to their lofted bedroom. Designed by the local firm Batlab, the minimalist apartment is done up entirely...

Globe Trotting: Aw, Fun! This Home's Exterior Looks Like Abstracted Birch Bark

Photos via Arch Daily This Lithuanian home's exterior cladding looks like abstracted birch bark. Or like blue camouflage stretched out into long horizontal panels. Fun, right?

Globe Trotting: For $2.96M, Live Like a True Parisian Intellectual

Photo via Christie's via MessyNessyChic Located in Paris's famous Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, where creative geniuses like Picasso, Manet, Balzac and Delacroix once lived and congregated to make sense of the world, this aristocratic two-bedroom apartment definitely has a Bohemian soul. Just...

Globe Trotting: Silo-Like Okazaki House is a Kooky Take on the Mod Standard

Photos by Kentaro Kurihara via Arch Daily With its conical head, cylindrical body, and face of oddly-shaped windows, this house in Okazaki, Japan is reminiscent of that super cool home converted from a prairie silo in Montana. But in reality,...

Why has the public profile of chess declined?

Does anybody still care about chess?By David EdmondsBBC27 November 2014 Last updated at 20:48 ETIn the summer of 1972, newspaper editors were not short of headlines.Henry Kissinger was trotting around the globe as the US sought to extricate...Show More Summary

Globe Trotting: Charming Paris Mansion Boasts A+ Wallpaper, Indoor Pool

On the ground floors of this 4,630-square-foot private mansion in Paris, potential buyers will discover beautiful wallpaper, unpretentious antiques, and charming, rounded windows. In all, elegance and ease, without (for better or...

Globe Trotting: For $2M, California Midcentury Modernism ... in Britain

Photos via The Modern House Built in the late 1960s by British architects Peter Foggo and David Thomas, this secluded one-story house in England looks like a long-lost brother of California's famous "case study houses," glassy, rectilinear abodes designed by...

Globe Trotting: Hugh Grant Once Lived in this Blingy London Penthouse

This London penthouse with a wraparound roof deck belonged to Hugh Grant between 2002 and 2003, otherwise known as the Love Actually era, and offers a chandelier in nearly every room, including the kitchen and foyer. Naturally for a...

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