Some say that action, even at a small scale, has a possibility to have a ripple effect that can affect a greater change. With no such lofty expectations but with a challenge to disrupt the design mindset of one city – Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam – where greeneryRead More →


Five bright ideas for your home’s lighting It is easy to criticize other people’s attempts to furnish, decorate or adorn a home. If you’re taking it over from a previous owner or tenant, the chances are the phrase “weird idea” will flash through your mind, because you don’t know theRead More →

The Circle House in Tsukuba, Japan is an outstanding contemporary residence wrapped in a tall white facade that creates an illusion of a structure on three levels. It was designed by Kichi Architectural Design for a couple with three children. The interior of the home is laid out in an open floorRead More →

Swedish stylist extraordinaire Lotta Agaton has styled this kitchen for Marbadol and there’s so much to love about this tone on tone look. With the use of pale wooden chopping boards (these are by Hampson Woods found at Artilleriet), sand coloured pottery with dried grass, stainless steel hardware which coordinatesRead More →

Preceded by the preliminary listening and engagement programme with citizens, the Prato al Futuro (Prato Looks to the Future) “Piano Operativo”, or Operational Plan, went into effect last September and will govern all the interventions that happen on an urban scale, offering a completely new vision of the city. Source:Read More →

Transform Architecture have designed the MIA Resort near Nha Trang in Central Vietnam. It is designed as a humble sanctuary with a simple goal – to blend in with the stunning natural environment. One of the main characteristics of this project is the fact that it was mostly built with graniteRead More →

Vilnius-based IM Interior has proven once again that great design doesn’t need a lot of space. The architects recently revamped an old garage in the Lithuanian capital into a stunning micro home clad in weathered steel. The 226-square-foot space was also completely made-over with a warm birch wood interior claddingRead More →

Designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects, the Tianjin Binhai Exploratorium is a 33,000-square-meter museum structure in Tianjin, China. From their website: “The Exploratorium will showcase artefacts from Tianjin’s industrial past through large-scale contemporary technology, including spectacular rockets for space research. Source: The Exploratorium by Bernard Tschumi ArchitectsRead More →

The Chinese agency Mad Architects unveils amazing project: Pingtan Art Museum, an artificial peninsula harmonious shapes composed mainly of concrete, shells and sand from the island of Pingtan. Destined to become the largest private museum in China, it is expected to open in 2016. Source: The Pingtan Art MuseumRead More →

Visitors to Breitenbach will soon have the chance to stay one of several tiny timber cabins scattered across the idyllic French countryside. Built of new and recycled timber, the 14 Norway-inspired cabins form the proposed Breitenbach Landscape Hotel designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter. Source: Norwegian-inspired timber cabins unveiled for aRead More →

Neri Oxman and her Mediated Matter group at MIT have created a swarm of robots designed to rapidly build high-strength tubular structures by winding fibreglass filament around themselves. Oxman and her team have developed a digital fabrication system, comprised of 16 robots and a separate design system used to controlRead More →

Architectural styles derive their uniqueness by demonstrating the construction techniques, political movements, and social changes that make up the zeitgeist of a place in a particular moment of time. Whether it was the rebirth of art and culture with Renaissance architecture or the steel skyscrapers that emerged in the post-warRead More →

Two architecture critics weigh in on a year in design The world may be careening toward environmental calamity and our democracy may be in jeopardy, but fear not, your brave correspondents Mark Lamster and Alexandra Lange are, here again, bringing you their annual architecture and design awards for the—yes!—ninth yearRead More →

With a search for succulents on Instagram bringing up more than six million results alone, it’s clear we are head over heels for houseplants. With a search for succulents on Instagram bringing up more than six million results alone, it’s clear we are head over heels for houseplants. Source: TheRead More →

Aspiring writers and avid readers alike are sure to admire this inspiring selection of three writer’s home designs. These amazing places are absolutely stacked to the rafters with towering bookcases, bespoke bookshelves and expansive home library setups that could make just about anyone yearn to write – or turn –Read More →

Updated interior finishes and a new guest house are among the modifications that US studio Butler Armsden Architects has made to a 44-year-old, wood-clad residence that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The holiday home , called Bluff Reach, is situated on a rocky site overlooking the ocean and dotted with cypressRead More →

overlooking the scenic landscape of the island of Santorini, a private residence by kapsimalis architects is designed to resemble a piece of volcanic rock. with a form as if shaped by the sea and wind, the monolithic structure measures 20 meters in length and width and is made of a mixture of soil and cement that allows it to adapt to the colours and textures of the environment aroundRead More →

Oslo-based studio Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter ’ s latest addition to the Norwegian coastline proves that public toilets don’t have to be an eyesore. The Ureddplassen Rest Stop sits in northern Norway in the region of GildeskĂĄl. Situated at the head of a fjord, overlooking the Norwegian Sea and the snow-capped mountainsRead More →

The buildings and infrastructure of the not-so-distant future might look like they have dropped here from an alien planet thanks to the complex geometries and curvaceous surfaces robotic building technologies are able to produce. 3D printing in metal and concrete are among the biggest breakthroughs, but robots can also setRead More →

Living in a small space doesn’t mean everything you own has to be vanilla. You can experiment with pattern and colour just as much as the next person—you just have to be a little more tactful about how you go about it. We could all learn a few design tricksRead More →