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Horse Barn in Phoenix Becomes Contemporary Glass Residence

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 …

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Why do people still commute to an office?

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

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 …

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Freshome Finds, Edition 2

Freshome Finds, Edition 2

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Man has it been a week! At Freshome, we hope you find some joy from our favorite inspiration and deal finds for the weekend. …

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How the cost of lighting has changed over time

How the cost of lighting has changed over time

The cost of lighting is dropping faster than we can think of silly ways to waste it. In 1994, Yale professor William Nordhaus calculated the cost of lighting back to Babylonian times and found that, from the beginning of recorded history right through to the 1850s, light was really, really …

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