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"Old Kyoto"'s Historical Machiya Rental Properties in the Gion Neighborhood
Developed for travelers visiting Kyoto's Yasaka Shrine (which began construction in the year 656), the alluring Gion neighborhood later transformed into an exclusive geisha district with plenty of tea houses, bars and restaurants. Gion today has plenty...
CULTURE
This Brutal World
How do crude and unsympathetic concrete structures appeal to human hearts around the globe? Graphic designer Peter Chadwick (founder of London-based studio A Popular Space) attempts to explain his fervent love for Brutalism not through too many words...
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Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things
When thinking of architecture most of us don't think of small-scale creations, but there's plenty of design prowess behind these structures. From pet houses to pods to tree houses and sheds, cabins and inflatable structures—there's a little genius...
CULTURE
Interview: Zach Tetreault of FORM Arcosanti
These days, dusty dirt roads lead you to plenty of music festivals but there's something about FORM Arcosanti that strikes you dumb with wonder. First, it's the bewitching architecture of the desert town where it takes place. An hour north of Phoneix...
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1. Whales Are Eating Our Trash A recent surge in whale beachings (over 30 cases in Europe so far in 2016) is causing major concern for researchers and marine biologists. Not long ago, a necropsy of a beached whale revealed huge amounts of car...
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Casa Luis Barragán
The former residence of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Casa Luis Barragán is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that will leave your mouth agape. Barragán was a Modernist master of color, light and space, which the house makes clear through its maze...
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"New Aging" Plans for a Multi-Generational Future
The stigma surrounding aging is not a new phenomenon, but it is one that evolves and changes with the times. For many, it's a fear and with this fear comes judgment. After seven years of research with the University of Pennsylvania, architect Matthias...
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Anantara Hotel, Chiang Mai
Though it’s often referred to as Bangkok’s laid-back cousin, Chiang Mai bubbles with the same electric energy as the Thai capital. It’s become a bucket-list destination for thrill-seekers across the globe, where al fresco tuk-tuk rides, sizzling snacks...
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1. How Income Inequality Led to the Creation of Monopoly While Monopoly may be the world’s best-known board game, the story behind its creation has long been shrouded in mystery—until now. A man named Charles Darrow is usually the one credited...
DESIGN
Baselworld 2016: Zaha Hadid + Georg Jensen
At the dinner of a mutual friend, David Chu, the Chairman and Chief Creative Director of Danish design brand Georg Jensen, sat beside globally acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid. Chu, a longtime fan of Hadid's work, was taken by the jewelry she was...
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Cole Haan SS16 at Calatrava's Oculus
A decade in the making (and costing roughly $4 billion dollars to construct), architect Santiago Calatrava's stunning, bone-like Oculus WTC Transit Hub opened to the public partially last week. It will take time for most to make their way down to scope...
DESIGN
Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial
The work of designers is rooted in shape, form and color—qualities attributed to external appearance—yet many shy away from consciously acknowledging the notion of beauty. Opening today, "Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial" (taking over two...
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1. Marvin Minsky, Artificial Intelligence Pioneer, Has Died Marvin Minksy, a pioneer in artificial intelligence and one of the first people to begin imparting common-sense reasoning to computers, died on Sunday at the age of 88. A true innovator...
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Deauville Pet House
From South Korea-based brand Bad Marlon comes a set of minimalist, design-forward pet homes even humans with envy. Our favorite is the Deauville House, which is built from eco-friendly wood and held together by super-strong magnets, allowing for a...
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