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Thursday, July 6, 2020
France to ban gasoline-powered cars by 2040
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July 6, 2020 at 6:03 pm ET

President Emmanuel Macron hopes to make the country carbon neutral by 2050

Coming on the heels of Volvo‚??s announcement yesterday that it would only manufacture hybrid and electric cars beginning in 2019, France announced that it would ban all diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040.

The move is part ... (more)


950s Palm Springs bungalow with pool wants $1.3M
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July 6, 2020 at 3:42 pm ET

Trimmed in a cheery blue

This midcentury modern desert pad comes trimmed in a cheery blue, a feature you don‚??t see often in updated (usually all-white) Palm Springs homes. Built in 1957, the post-and-beam appears to have been renovated in parts‚??namely the paint job and the tongue-and-groove ... (more)


3 Colonial houses with Revolutionary War connections for sale
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July 6, 2020 at 1:48 pm ET

Own a piece of American history

Welcome back to Period Dramas, a weekly column that alternates between roundups of historic homes on the market and answering questions we‚??ve always had about older structures.

This week, the U.S. celebrated its 241st birthday. And while the Declaration of Independence may be ... (more)


These wine tasting pavilions are ready for summer
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July 6, 2020 at 1:04 pm ET

Quintessa Estate is located in Napa Valley

Wineries are increasingly going high-design, and that means their tasting rooms are, too. That may be because, as wine sales continue to see steady growth in the U.S., consumers are increasingly visiting wineries as part of their leisure activities.

And ... (more)


converted homes that make the case for adaptive reuse
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July 6, 2020 at 12:46 pm ET

Amazing!

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information and new examples.

As we‚??ve seen time and again, old barns, churches, and warehouses‚??with their soaring ceilings just begging to be turned into hip loft residences‚??are prime ... (more)


Can sustainable stadiums be a better deal for cities and environment?
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July 6, 2020 at 12:27 pm ET

D.C. United‚??s forthcoming soccer field, funded in part with a green loan, offers more than a place to play

Stadiums, specifically when it comes to funding and construction, can often be bad deals for cities. Many studies and reports have argued that publicly subsidizing new and expanded stadiums ... (more)


Michael Graves first commission back on the market for $265K
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July 6, 2020 at 11:17 am ET

The Hanselmann House was designed in 1967

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.

Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Price: $264,888

This Michael Graves-designed ... (more)


Swedish eco-retreat will have 14 glass cabins and a massive greenhouse restaurant
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July 6, 2020 at 10:00 am ET

Glass A-frames abound

Folks staying at this remote retreat in Sweden shouldn‚??t throw stones. The upcoming Stedsans in the Woods, located two and a half hours from Copenhagen, Malm√∂, and Gothenburg by car, will have an array of glassy cabins and an enormous glass greenhouse that serves ... (more)


China builds panda-shaped solar farms to promote green energy to youth
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July 6, 2020 at 9:30 am ET

The first of 100 planned panda-shaped solar farms has been completed

Fans of Dreamworks‚?? Kung Fu Panda films may recognize a friendly face in Datong, China‚??s Panda Power Plant. The 248-acre solar farm was designed to look like a cute panda, and many see a striking resemblance with ... (more)


Wednesday, July 5, 2020
Study: When retail stores close down, neighborhood crime goes up
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July 5, 2020 at 6:20 pm ET

New research on crime and closures confirms Jane Jacobs‚??s ‚??eyes on the street‚?? theory

Activist, author, and urban theorist Jane Jacobs‚??s famous concept of eyes on the street‚??that active, lively mixed-use communities are safer and more stable due to constant observation and activity from neighbors‚??found support recently from ... (more)


This mobile structure builds itself in under 10 minutes
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July 5, 2020 at 5:55 pm ET

Ten Fold‚??s structures self-deploy at the touch of a button

We love a good transportable prefab that can be upped and moved, but a building that builds itself at the touch of a button? Now that‚??s something else all together.

United Kingdom-based company Ten Fold Engineering has developed ... (more)


Studio Ma brings desert-inspired architecture to the masses
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July 5, 2020 at 5:06 pm ET

‚??We truly think about design in terms of its space, and the space it makes‚??

When you‚??re an architect working in the desert, you‚??re bound to be inspired by nature‚??s adaptations to the climate. Christiana Moss, a principal and founder of Studio Ma in Phoenix, draws ideas from ... (more)


Midcentury Cape Cod cottage offers simple life for $369K
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July 5, 2020 at 3:44 pm ET

The Wellfleet home is on the market for the first time since 1958

This midcentury modern cottage in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, would make a lovely holiday retreat. Built in 1958 and on the market for the first time since, the not-quite-tiny house measures 672 square feet and features three ... (more)


This filmmaker is using #VanLife to save 27 national monuments
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July 5, 2020 at 2:05 pm ET

It‚??s mobile living for a cause

Filmmaker-journalist Brent Rose is finishing up a road trip in his van to raise awareness about national monuments currently at risk of declassification as protected lands.

In April, President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review ... (more)


Modern home with jaw-dropping ocean view asks $11.9M
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July 5, 2020 at 1:10 pm ET

The home was designed by Wallace Cunningham and completed this year

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.

Location: Carmel, California

Price: $11,900,000

Architectural ... (more)


Moving in together: How to find common ground when decorating
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July 5, 2020 at 12:58 pm ET

Designers offer tips for making the transition a peaceful one

Whether you are married or just roommates, transforming your space into a dream oasis requires compromise. Taking on a joint design project improves communication by forcing you to provide your input. At its best, that honesty will spill ... (more)


Why solving ‚??hidden‚?? suburban poverty is trickier than helping cities
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July 5, 2020 at 12:05 pm ET

A new book, Places in Need, explores how preconceptions make harder to combat suburban poverty

Lake County, Illinois, located north of Chicago, is considered one of the wealthier parts of the large belt of suburbs that surround the Midwestern metropolis. It‚??s long been seen, by itself and ... (more)


Muji hotels will open in China and Japan
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July 5, 2020 at 11:32 am ET

Yes, expect lots of Muji goods inside

You better sit down for this, minimal Japanese home goods fans. Your favorite storem, Muji, is opening a hotel in Tokyo‚??s Ginza district, slated for completion in Spring 2019, Spoon & Tomago reports. The 10-story planned development will dedicate the ... (more)


Solar-powered prefab tiny house will do it all for $190K
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July 5, 2020 at 11:25 am ET

The cost will cover site preparation, delivery, and installation of Koda

Last year, Estonian design collective Kodasema revealed a prototype of Koda, a prefabricated, energy-efficient, transportable (and chic) concrete micro home that captured the imagination of tiny home enthusiasts everywhere.

Measuring 25 square meters, or approximately 269 square ... (more)


London‚??s ‚??smart street‚?? turns footsteps into energy
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July 5, 2020 at 10:01 am ET

And lures you into shopping nearby with coupons on an app

You might think that tasking a stretch of sidewalk with generating electricity would be enough of a feat, but this kinetic pavement on London‚??s Bird Street is apparently supposed to save retail, too. The 107-square-foot section of ... (more)


Marijuana dispensary goes minimalist in Portland
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July 5, 2020 at 9:30 am ET

The Serra shop in Portland looks more like a trendy jewelry store

After the state of Oregon legalized recreational pot-smoking, it was only a matter of time before Portland got a ‚??curated cannabis retail space.‚?? That‚??s one way the owners of Serra describe their flagship dispensary, which opened ... (more)


Monday, July 3, 2020
Elon Musk‚??s tunnel idea is sounding more like public transit every day (1 click)
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July 3, 2020 at 3:50 pm ET

Musk‚??s Boring Company is burrowing under LA, unveiled new communal ‚??pods,‚?? and is now in talks with Chicago

Last week, Elon Musk made a surprising announcement: The first segment of the tunnel that he‚??s digging below Los Angeles to supposedly solve the city‚??s traffic problems was already complete. ... (more)


Wimbledon tennis balls upcycled into cool portable speakers
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July 3, 2020 at 2:08 pm ET

Brilliant!

Wimbledon, the world‚??s oldest tennis tournament, is under way again in London. Google is celebrating the 140th anniversary of the Wimbledon Championships this year with a fun Google Doodle today, but for an even cooler way to commemorate the tournament, look to these ingenious little portable ... (more)


Kito Fujio‚??s photos of Japanese playgrounds at night are strangely captivating (1 click)
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July 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET

Surreal

Looking at the work of photographer Kito Fujio, who focuses on Japanese playgrounds, you start to notice a theme: enormous animals. Kids can clamber up the arm of a giant frog and slide down his tongue. They can climb onto the back of a dinosaur made ... (more)


Forgotten hotels: 10 gorgeous resorts lost to history
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July 3, 2020 at 12:37 pm ET

Classic hotels that showcase amazing architecture

In an era of boutique hotels boasting high-end design and dining, it‚??s easy to forget how central downtown hotels were to the identities of big cities. Signifiers of growth and glamour, the grand hotels of the past became important social hubs, symbols ... (more)


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