Houses keep getting bigger, bu...

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[Translate] Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter) Business / Economics CC BY 2.0 Wikipedia In Citylab, Richard Florida looks at the increasingly...

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World’s Oldest Beehive D...

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[Translate] Bonnie Alter   TREEHUGGER Design / Sustainable Product Design Image from scotsman.com We have read a lot about the demise...

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Why Small, White-Walled, Minim...

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[Translate] David Friedlander   LIFE EDITED Architecture We realize many of our readers are not big fans of mostly white,...

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Inventive New Designs for D.C....

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[Translate] 09/11/2014 by Jared Green   THE DIRT Six months ago, an exciting national design competition was launched for the 11th...

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It turns out that protected bi...

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[Translate] Michael Graham Richard (@Michael_GR)   TREEHUGGER Transportation / Bikes Public Domain NYCDOT Who’d have thunk it?...

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Minimalist stair takes up almo...

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[Translate] Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)  TREEHUGGER Design / Interior Design © Studioata Stairs are such a difficult thing for...

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Minimalist off-grid modular ca...

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[Translate] 1 of 9 credit: Modscape Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)   TREEHUGGER Design / Modular Design September 11, 2014 1 of 9...

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Baby Boomer Bathroom

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[Translate] Metropolis Magazine / September 2014 / The Sabi Space system is a sleek bathroom solution that plays both to millennials...

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New York’s proactive plan to f...

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[Translate] The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org)  via TREEHUNGGER Design / Resilience © Aerials of damaged homes on Long Island after...

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Prototype a New Market Street

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[Translate] 09/10/2014 by Jared Green   THE DIRT A new design competition will transform San Francisco’s Market Street into a “public...

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Should There Be Housing Size M...

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[Translate] David Friedlander  LIFE EDITED Architecture Last week, Seattle’s City Council was discussing micro-housing regulation–a...

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In Praise of the Mobile Home P...

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[Translate] David Friedlander   LIFE EDITED Architecture A recent NY Times article centered around Montauk Shores, a mobile home park...

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Are We Living up to Our Design...

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[Translate] 09/09/2014 by The Dirt Contributor Do sustainable landscapes live up to the lofty goals promised by landscape architects?...

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5 x 5: A Powerful Commentary o...

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[Translate] 09/09/2014 by Jared Green   THE DIRT The Washington, D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities just seriously upped their...

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Lower Manhattan and the Traged...

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[Translate] Metropolis Magazine / September 2014 / Ground Zero has, at long last, begun taking on its final shape. After spending...

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The High Ideals of the Living ...

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[Translate] Metropolis Magazine / July-August 2014 / Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the International Living Future Institute, on shaping...

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This is not a shipping contain...

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[Translate] Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)   TREEHUGGER Design / Modular Design © Nova Deko After seeing a post on Inhabitat titled...

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What makes a neighborhood cool...

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[Translate] Brooklyn vs. the Upper East Side    (Photo at right by Jeffrey Zeldman) By Ben Adler   GRIST As anyone with a passing...

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Futurist Predicts How Gen Z-er...

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[Translate] Metropolis Magazine / July-August 2014 / Futurist Predicts How Gen Z-ers Will Work Dr. Michael O’Neill, senior research...

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ASLA Launches New Guide to Gre...

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[Translate] 09/03/2014 by The Dirt Contributor   The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has launched a new guide to...

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$28K Turnkey Shipping Containe...

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[Translate] inShare David Friedlander  LIFE EDITED Architecture There’s a certain elegance to shipping container homes. The basic...

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Why Living in New York and San...

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[Translate] David Friedlander  LIFE EDITED Behavior It’s fair to say that New York City and San Francisco are the darlings of dense,...

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Why I spent $1200 on a toilet ...

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[Translate] Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter) Design / Bathroom Design CC BY 2.0 Lloyd Alter/ toto toilet with washlet In his 1966 book The...

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America is so over homeownersh...

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[Translate] Fewer Americans are buying houses than at any point in recent decades. Some fear this shift—but maybe we shouldn’t...

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Spaceships, Drones, and Missed...

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[Translate] Point of View The METROPOLIS Blog Avinash Rajagopal It took a drone to find a way around Apple’s famed secrecy. Last...

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Landscape Architecture in the ...

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[Translate] 09/02/2014 by Phil Stamper-Halpin  THE DIRT   An Award-Winning Landscape Embraces Bay Views – Houzz, August 2014...

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Do Elevated Cycletracks Solve ...

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[Translate] 09/02/2014 by Yoshi Silverstein   THE DIRT   This year, two designs – one proposed and one built – for elevated...

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The sharing economy comes home...

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[Translate] Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)   TREEHUGGER Design / Green Architecture S © Henley Halebrown Rorrison Copper Lane, a cohousing...

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The Green Building Wars

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[Translate] Point of View The METROPOLIS Blog Lance Hosey Opinion: Is Green Globes a credible alternative to LEED? What’s the...

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A long brick house built aroun...

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[Translate] Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)   TREEHUGGER Design / Interior Design © Levente Sirokai via Mocoloco Who says books are dead?...

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