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Machine Landscapes: What architecture looks like when nobody’s there
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Machine Landscapes: What architecture looks like when nobody’s there

Machines taking control-and making humanity obsolete-has a long history in pop culture, from Terminator to The Matrix. What happens when that shift...

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World’s first ‘biophilic design store’ is a plant paradise
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World’s first ‘biophilic design store’ is a plant paradise

Plant stores, bolstered by Instagram and a cultural shift toward mass consumer self-care, are having a big moment. And indeed, there are no...

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Embrace winter with these 5 amazing ski-in/ski-out getaways
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Embrace winter with these 5 amazing ski-in/ski-out getaways

Whether it's skiing a groomed run or dropping into a bowl full of powder, nothing beats the fresh mountain air in winter. Sure, it may be cold, but...

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Ikea’s jumping into furniture rentals. Here’s what that might look like
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Ikea’s jumping into furniture rentals. Here’s what that might look like

Word leaked on Tuesday that furniture giant Ikea plans on exploring a furniture leasing program, but anyone hoping for a sneak peak at what the...

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To build more affordable housing, tech looks to startup funding
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To build more affordable housing, tech looks to startup funding

New partnership focused on supporting early-stage companies that make housing cheaper to rent and quicker to build. Forget meal delivery services...

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Backdrop wants to shake up the paint game
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Backdrop wants to shake up the paint game

Backdrop wants to shake up the paint game Say hello to another direct-to-your-door paint company Share Backdrop wants to shake up the paint game...

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Can indie design brands thrive in today’s volatile market?
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Can indie design brands thrive in today’s volatile market?

West Elm’s “exclusive retailer” deal with the young design brand Good Thing reflects the realities of an increasingly competitive industry Design...

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West Elm acquires affordable design brand Good Thing as partner
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West Elm acquires affordable design brand Good Thing as partner

The direct-to-consumer home goods company founded by Jamie Wolfond will no longer manufacture its own products Modern furniture company West Elm is...

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New electric bike is based on a 1941 Jean Prouvé design
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New electric bike is based on a 1941 Jean Prouvé design

New electric bike is based on a 1941 Jean Prouvé design Share New electric bike is based on a 1941 Jean Prouvé design In 1941, the French architect...

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How Minneapolis’s radical zoning plan becomes policy
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How Minneapolis’s radical zoning plan becomes policy

Advancing the Minneapolis 2040 blueprint will rest on the same community engagement that helped it get passed by city council When the Minneapolis...

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Maldives luxury resort is powered entirely by solar panels
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Maldives luxury resort is powered entirely by solar panels

Maldives luxury resort is powered entirely by solar panels Share Maldives luxury resort is powered entirely by solar panels From above, the Kudadoo...

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8 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings nominated to be World Heritage Sites
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8 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings nominated to be World Heritage Sites

They would join masterpieces from Le Corbusier, Barragan, and Gropius The list of UNESCO World Heritage sites reads like a bucket-list of...

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18 enticing new books on design, cities, and more
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18 enticing new books on design, cities, and more

To give or receive this season This year’s best design and urbanism books feature impeccable modern interiors and fantastical cityscapes,...

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6 new ski hotels to enjoy this winter
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6 new ski hotels to enjoy this winter

6 new ski hotels to enjoy this winter Share 6 new ski hotels to enjoy this winter The brand new Caldera House in Jackson Hole is a luxury lodge...

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Curbed’s 2019 forecast
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Curbed’s 2019 forecast

Drawing a line from local news to architecture coverage The past couple of months have been a period of great introspection at Curbed. We’ve...

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This Brutalist masterpiece is now a gorgeous co-working space
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This Brutalist masterpiece is now a gorgeous co-working space

This Brutalist masterpiece is now a gorgeous co-working space Share This Brutalist masterpiece is now a gorgeous co-working space When Belgian...

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Seattle’s mandatory rental inspection law challenged in lawsuit
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Seattle’s mandatory rental inspection law challenged in lawsuit

A class-action complaint claims it violates privacy rights A class-action complaint filed this week in Seattle argues that the city’s rental...

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This simple prefab library was built in seven days
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This simple prefab library was built in seven days

This simple prefab library was built in seven days Share This simple prefab library was built in seven days The Huaxia Star Library is a simple but...

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You can now buy iconic Bauhaus buildings in miniature
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You can now buy iconic Bauhaus buildings in miniature

You can now buy iconic Bauhaus buildings in miniature Share You can now buy iconic Bauhaus buildings in miniature For most people, visiting the...

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Toronto’s ‘smart city’ plan by Sidewalk Labs gets an update
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Toronto’s ‘smart city’ plan by Sidewalk Labs gets an update

New details on Toronto neighborhood’s streetscape, affordable housing, and privacy protection Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation unit of Alphabet,...

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Homes owned by black Americans undervalued by $156 billion, says report
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Homes owned by black Americans undervalued by $156 billion, says report

Homes owned by black Americans undervalued by billions, says report To the tune of $156 billion Share Homes owned by black Americans undervalued by...

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Inside Minneapolis’s plan to tackle affordability—and climate change
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Inside Minneapolis’s plan to tackle affordability—and climate change

Here’s what a plan to tackle climate change, density, and affordability looks like Calling the Minneapolis 2040 plan ambitious is an understatement...

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How a group of radical ’60s architects designed the future
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How a group of radical ’60s architects designed the future

How a group of radical ’60s architects designed the future How the Archigram architectural collective, profiled in a comprehensive new book,...

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Ikea’s first city-center store in the U.S. to open in Manhattan
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Ikea’s first city-center store in the U.S. to open in Manhattan

Ikea is investing more in serving urban residents Change is coming to Ikea: The Swedish furniture retailer is going through a rare and major...

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Why Amazon’s decision is bad for everyone
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Why Amazon’s decision is bad for everyone

Why we need to dispel the tech-city myth Amazon’s New York City move is bad for the city—and for Amazon’s employees Share Why we need to dispel the...

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Do rents really go down in the winter?
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Do rents really go down in the winter?

Do rents really go down in the winter? The conventional wisdom is “yes.” Here’s what the data says Share Do rents really go down in the winter? As...

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Why affordable housing is scarce in progressive cities
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Why affordable housing is scarce in progressive cities

Why affordable housing is scarce in progressive cities In Generation Priced Out, activist Randy Shaw shows how policies have pushed up rent and...

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Senior housing: Older Americans face affordability, accessibility challenges
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Senior housing: Older Americans face affordability, accessibility challenges

Harvard’s latest senior housing report highlights a lack of diverse options as nation’s population ages The U.S. housing market may appear to be...

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400-year-old skinny house renovated into ‘one-room hotel’
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400-year-old skinny house renovated into ‘one-room hotel’

DmvA Architects is known for making the most of, let’s just call them, tight situations. The Belgian studio recently transformed a boxed-in house...

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Mod mountain retreat asks $11.9M
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Mod mountain retreat asks $11.9M

Not exactly roughin’ it in the mountains Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to...

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