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Hey, middle class, the housing crisis is coming for you next
Blog 5 days ago
Hey, middle class, the housing crisis is coming for you next

As housing prices keep rising, new study finds Americans higher and higher up the income spectrum feel the pinch Charlotte, North Carolina, one of...

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Ikea’s Space10 lab reimagines city life as a high-design commune
Blog 1 week ago
Ikea’s Space10 lab reimagines city life as a high-design commune

Cities are growing, and they're growing fast. To accommodate the boom in population, metropolises are starting to think about how they can make...

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Buying a camper van just got easier with new website
Blog 1 week ago
Buying a camper van just got easier with new website

Outdoorsy has teamed up with Sportsmobile and Mercedes-Benz From burly, off-grid vans to cozy, homes-on-wheels, camper vans are on the road and in...

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Will this PoMo wonderland in San Diego be saved?
Blog 1 week ago
Will this PoMo wonderland in San Diego be saved?

An urban mall designed to revive downtown San Diego is set to be destroyed “Everyone agrees, Horton Plaza is dead.” Even before San Diego’s City...

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Brooklyn apartment dwellers get early access to zero-waste consumer goods platform
Blog 3 weeks ago
Brooklyn apartment dwellers get early access to zero-waste consumer goods platform

Sustainable consumerism may soon be marketed as the next killer apartment amenity, as Brookfield Properties, a global property management firm,...

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America’s public parks are steadily improving, but more access needed
Blog 3 weeks ago
America’s public parks are steadily improving, but more access needed

This is the era of superstar park projects, from the High Line to the Beltline. But according to the Trust for Public Land's ParkScore Index, an...

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Remembering I.M. Pei’s debut project: Atlanta’s Gulf Oil Building
Blog 1 month ago
Remembering I.M. Pei’s debut project: Atlanta’s Gulf Oil Building

The architecture world is mourning the death of Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei. In partnership with his firm Pei Cobb...

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I.M. Pei, modernist architect, dies at 102
Blog 1 month ago
I.M. Pei, modernist architect, dies at 102

I. M. Pei, the Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese-American architect famous for his soaring, lyrical renditions of contemporary architecture, has...

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Could Bakersfield become a California boom town?
Blog 1 month ago
Could Bakersfield become a California boom town?

Local entrepreneurs want to turn a boom in new businesses into an urban renaissance Like many born and raised in Bakersfield, California, Austin...

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Today’s offices are taking design cues from hotels and homes
Blog 1 month ago
Today’s offices are taking design cues from hotels and homes

In-demand amenities tout food, fitness, and community Amenities can make or break a project for certain clients. Just ask architect Roger Heerema,...

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WeWork claims it benefits neighborhoods. Does it?
Blog 1 month ago
WeWork claims it benefits neighborhoods. Does it?

WeWork's impact-and public messaging-has traditionally focused on what happens inside its doors, extolling startup and entrepreneurial success...

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’60s grocery store becomes luxury hotel in the desert
Blog 1 month ago
’60s grocery store becomes luxury hotel in the desert

Before the Al Faya Lodge and Spa became a testament to Brutalist luxury, the concrete building lived an entirely different life. Built in the 1960s...

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Mediterranean-style mansion with picture-perfect pool wants $3.7M
Blog 1 month ago
Mediterranean-style mansion with picture-perfect pool wants $3.7M

There's a certain moment in spring when the weather turns abruptly cold, making you wish we could just fast-forward to the dog days of summer. When...

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French office building is like a real-life MC Escher drawing
Blog 2 months ago
French office building is like a real-life MC Escher drawing

For some architects, the facade is a place for functionality. For others, it's pure art. This new building from architects Dimitri Roussel and...

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Graphic novel depicts the life of Mies van der Rohe
Blog 2 months ago
Graphic novel depicts the life of Mies van der Rohe

The lives of architects aren't typically the stuff of gripping comic books, unless that architect happens to be Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In a new...

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Nine million tons of furniture go to landfills every year. This company has a better plan
Blog 2 months ago
Nine million tons of furniture go to landfills every year. This company has a better plan

As the popularity of disposable flatpack furniture has risen, so too has the amount of furniture waste. According to the Environmental Protection...

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Gravel quarry getting second life as walkable urban village
Blog 2 months ago
Gravel quarry getting second life as walkable urban village

Many developers use adaptive reuse to give a building a second life. Outside Portland, Maine, an ongoing 110-acre project looks to turn a quarry...

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All the best spring sales to shop this weekend
Blog 3 months ago
All the best spring sales to shop this weekend

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via...

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Old warehouse brilliantly transformed into a public library
Blog 3 months ago
Old warehouse brilliantly transformed into a public library

What's old is new again at a refurbished warehouse for locomotive parts in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The sprawling warehouse, which was once used...

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Perfectly preserved midcentury modern house asks $2.5M
Blog 3 months ago
Perfectly preserved midcentury modern house asks $2.5M

There are plenty of stunning midcentury modern homes in Palm Springs, but this one-bedroom 1955 gem is straight out of a movie set. Called the Cree...

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Snarkitecture’s monochromatic wonderland opens at Hudson Yards
Blog 3 months ago
Snarkitecture’s monochromatic wonderland opens at Hudson Yards

Snark Park, the permanent "immersive installation" venue for design happenings conceived of and designed by New York City architecture firm...

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Step inside a NYC townhouse turned into a paradise for high design
Blog 3 months ago
Step inside a NYC townhouse turned into a paradise for high design

If you're looking to sell high-end furniture, a plain old store or gallery just doesn't cut it these days. No, today if you're looking to entice...

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Oregon just enacted statewide rent control—and it could be a model for the country
Blog 3 months ago
Oregon just enacted statewide rent control—and it could be a model for the country

“It’s the most immediate and effective way to stop displacement and gentrification at scale.” Last week, Oregon became the first state in the U.S....

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New York’s rejection of Amazon could be a turning point for corporate welfare
Blog 4 months ago
New York’s rejection of Amazon could be a turning point for corporate welfare

When Amazon announced the long-awaited "winners" of its search for a second headquarters last November, the swift and visceral backlash from...

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Lush and colorful apartment complex embodies California cool
Blog 4 months ago
Lush and colorful apartment complex embodies California cool

Hollywood hasn't historically been the kind of place that people describe as neighborhood-y. Sure, it's technically a neighborhood (plenty of...

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Coming of age in cohousing
Blog 4 months ago
Coming of age in cohousing

Growing up communally brings exposure to the world of adults—and lessons in interdependence At the last minute, Kathryn McCamant had to take her 4...

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Renovation turns ’60s Airstream into dreamy modern office
Blog 4 months ago
Renovation turns ’60s Airstream into dreamy modern office

This renovated Bambi II Airstream is a modern California dream. Designed for a tech entrepreneur who wanted to balance screen time with outdoor...

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Can Chicago’s Lincoln Yards, a neighborhood built from scratch, work for the whole city?
Blog 4 months ago
Can Chicago’s Lincoln Yards, a neighborhood built from scratch, work for the whole city?

Chicago’s Lincoln Yards, a $6 billion plan to revitalize an old industrial district, raises question about who benefits from such big projects...

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Ikea plans to test a furniture rental program
Blog 4 months ago
Ikea plans to test a furniture rental program

Last year, Ikea began experimenting with a buy-back program in Japan, which allows customers to return used, recyclable Ikea furniture for a...

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Amazon reports growth for Alexa and Prime, plus more warehouse investments
Blog 4 months ago
Amazon reports growth for Alexa and Prime, plus more warehouse investments

Amazon reports growth for Alexa and Prime, plus more warehouse investments The Alexa network is expanding, Prime members are getting faster service...

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