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Why homeowners are investing in smart homes

Have you locked the door on your way out only to go back in and check whether your stovetops and faucets are quietly sleeping? Perhaps, we have all done that at some point. With 101 jobs in hand to do every day, homeowners are rushing from pillar to post. In the midst of...

source: By Archita Datta Majumdar
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Two architects have completely reimagined a Queens, N.Y., transit hub with a sprawling, sea creaturelike design that includes apartments straight out of "The Jetsons." The towering, webbed Urban Alloy Towers, designed by Matt Bowles...

source: New York Post

Commercial buildings are notorious energy hogs, making up 17 percent of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions. That's according to the EPA, which just released its latest list of the cities with the most Energy Star-certified buildings. As it has for six years, Los Angeles...


MVRDV's new furniture series "Vertical Village" is comprised of dozens of soft cushions stacked on top of each other like small houses. The colorful collection imagines an alternative to the uncontrolled growth of Asian cities and uses...

source: Inhabitat

Each year, the average American spends nearly 2,000 hours working. For many, that time passes inside the three little walls of a modern cubicle. Writer Nikil Saval explores these odd spaces — how they came to be, how they make us feel — in his new book "Cubed:...

source: The Atlantic

Children can clamber onto the curved roof of a community library in China, which architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere designed for an earthquake-damaged village in Yunnan Province. Ottevaere and Lin led a team from the University of Hong Kong to design The Pinch, a...

source: Dezeen

Seven finalists have been announced for the Wheelwright Prize 2014. Established by Harvard GSD in 1935, the prize awards a $100,000 travel-based research grant to an early-career architect worldwide whose proposal best conveys original, scholarly and professional design....

source: Archinect


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