Producing power by harnessing kinetic energy from human and animal movement is a great idea but one with few good results.
Down Comforter 101: What Is Fill Power?
Soft, cozy and luxurious, the down comforter is the capstone of the perfect bed setup.
The Power of Color and What Each Shade Is Best For
Color is a design superpower that can make a small room appear larger, or an expansive space feel intimate and cozy.
This Battery-Powered House Never Runs Out of Juice
A high-tech house in rural Finland offers a family a place to recharge— in more ways than one.
Stay in a Solar-Powered, Ring-Shaped Vacation Home in the Spanish Countryside
As a thought-provoking exploration of environment and design, this minimalist ring-shaped holiday home in Aragon, Spain, abandons...
This Light-Filled Cabin in the Netherlands Is Completely Made by Hand
Zecc Architects and Roel van Norel show just what can happen when great minds work together.
Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...
An Old Power Station in Melbourne is Transformed Into A Modern Tiered Restaurant
A former power station on the western edge of Melbourne’s city centre has been repurposed into a dining destination with six new...
The Power of Paint
Students are redesigning their environment under the guidance of Publicolor, a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by...
Probably the most evocative term among the otherwise technocratic energy vocabulary, vampire power is the continuous current that...
Every hour, enough sunlight hits the earth to power the entire planet for a year.
“If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education
Designer/activist duo Matthew Miller and Emily Pilloton are no strangers to hitting the road for the greater good.
The Power of Design That is Snøhetta
Snøhetta, a full service design and architecture firm, has been recognized by Architect's Newspaper for its expansion of the San...
It Took Seven Years to Build This Geodesic Dome by Hand—and it’s Now Listed For $889K
A family spent seven years handcrafting this geodesic manse lined with hidden messages—and it's now for sale for under a million.
In Minnesota, a Family Business Thrives Making Homespun Toys by Hand
Lark Toys aims to make customers happy, one wooden toy at a time.
New Power Generation
Long before smoke-spouting power plants were relegated to the remote outskirts of the industrial city, large-scale energy...
Introducing the Power Slider for iPhone
I finally joined the cult of iPhone a few weeks ago and overall I'm thrilled with my new gadget.
The Philosophy of Juxtaposed:Power
At a party last year I was chatting with Mike Simonian of the San Francisco design firm Mike and Maaike.
There are all sorts of devices emerging these days that are meant to monitor and increase awareness of our energy consumption...
Architects are notorious for being sticklers for detail.