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Brick Bungalow in Canada Becomes Modern ‘Flipped House’

Flipped House is a two-story residence with a modern, turnkey design located in a neighborhood dominated by more traditional architecture. The team at Atelier RZLBD renovated an existing brick bungalow in Ontario, Canada, and added a second level to the structure.The project gets its name from its unconventional “flipped” layout. While …

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Historic Chapel in Belgium Converted into Architecture Office

This historic chapel in Belgium was recently converted by Studio klaarchitectuur into an unconventional office space. Dubbed Waterdog, the project aims to transform architecture work into an almost spiritual experience.“Due to the chapel’s status as a listed building, the renovation project was bound by several limitations,” the architects said. “For instance, …

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OLED lighting makes a beautiful chandelier

French lighting design company Blackbody makes the new lighting tech an object of desire. Almost everyone is familiar with LEDs or Light Emitting Diodes, which use semiconducting crystals to emit light. But there are also Organic LEDs, or OLEDs, that use molecules instead of crystals. “Light diffuses across much larger …

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Horse Barn in Phoenix Becomes Contemporary Glass Residence

US-based studio The Construction Zone converted a former horse barn in Phoenix, Arizona, into a contemporary home. The upgraded residence features floor-to-ceiling glass walls with black steel framing for a powerful visual contrast.Outdoor spaces for entertaining, a barbecue area and a swimming pool add to the welcoming feel of the property. A charming …

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Why do people still commute to an office?

Writing in the Pacific Standard, Greg Rosalky asks Why do we still commute? Why, in this age of internet and computers, do we still go to offices? He discusses Norman Macrae of the Economist, writing in 1975 about the impact of computers on the office. Once workers could communicate with …

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Masculine Attic Bedroom in Poland Exudes Character

Welcome to a contemporary attic bedroom that exudes personality. The owner, a young lawyer, decided to convert the empty attic of a building in Sopot, Poland, into a quiet place for relaxation.Studio Raca Architekci began by changing the geometry of the roof to make more space inside the new bedroom. …

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