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Yale Architecture Students Create Dwelling in Connecticut for the Homeless

Graduate students at Yale University have completed a prefabricated building in New Haven with two apartments that will be leased to tenants who are experiencing homelessness. The 1,000-square-foot (92-square-metre) house was built on a slender vacant lot on Adeline Street, in the…

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Checa Romero Architects “Makes the Most” of Small Brick House by Extending in Every Direction

Architect Curro Checa Romero has refurbished and extended a 1980s house in east London, more than doubling its interior dimensions and creating a series of light-filled spaces with an improved connection to the rear garden. The Grim House was named for architect Checa Romero’s…

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Carmody Groarke Unveils Plans for Art Centre at Sheffield’s Park Hill estate

Park Hill estate is to receive a new Carmody Groarke-designed art gallery and suite of studios, as part of the redevelopment of the brutalist housing scheme built in 1961. Carmody Groarke’s plans for the Park Hill Art Space will see the conversion of a 7,200-square-metre…

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Tesla’s Tiered Pricing Is a Hurdle, but a Fair One

Tesla, Elon Musk’s pioneering electric car company, originally offered its Model S sedan in two variants. The difference was a few lines of software code that restricted the energy available from one version’s battery. A simple, over-the-air change in that code could…

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El Dorado and Modus Studio Repurpose Old Warehouse for Arkansas Art School

A steel-framed building in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has been transformed into an educational facility with the addition of white cladding, tall linear windows and a second floor. The facility, which houses a range of spaces for students and faculty, is part of the…

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The 8 Most Beautiful Places to Go Stargazing in the U.S.

In our hyper-plugged-in times it’s all too easy to forget how magical the night sky can be. (It doesn’t help that stoplights and 24-hour Rite Aid signs don’t exactly provide ideal viewing conditions.) But there are still plenty of great…

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The 7 Most Walkable Cities in Europe

We’ve taken Germany’s S-Bahn in the wrong direction for an hour without noticing, gotten scammed by a taxi driver at Heathrow, and fallen so seasick on a ferry to Sardinia we could barely make it off the boat. What we’re…

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Secret Budget Destinations in Europe to Visit ASAP

Anyone who’s been struck by the wanderlust bug knows the universal truth of travel: It’s damn expensive…especially in Europe. Enter: Caroline Makepeace, one half of the couple behind the Y Travel Blog, who clued us into their favourite European travel destinations where your dollar…

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5 Dude Ranch Vacation Ideas for Your Next Family Trip

Ah, the Wild West. While the sprawling unknown of the American frontier has been mostly replaced by highways and Costcos, the best parts—horses, cowboys and western-themed decor—are still alive at dude ranch resorts. But you won’t be wrangling any cattle…

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5 European River Cruises That Will Give You All the Wanderlust

Whether you’re after outstanding food and wine, top-notch guided excursions or just really, really pretty views, coasting through Europe by river has got to be the swankiest way to travel. Not to mention, it’s one of the best ways to explore hidden nooks and…

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