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Why affordable housing is scarce in progressive cities

Museum-like house was designed around an art collection

During a remodel of their home, a couple decided to reshape the space around the work of Jun Kaneko, an Omaha-based artist known for his striking graphical paintings and large ceramic sculptures.

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Black Friday 2018: Best home tech deals to watch for

Save on popular smart home products including speaker hubs like Google Home and Amazon Echo, smart thermostats from Nest, and more.

From rubble to reuse: The long transformation of a Fishtown carriage house

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Convert your van into a camper for $7K

Cascade Campers installs basic, no-frills kits that give you just what you need for life on the road and nothing more.

The Dutch want to turn trains into comfy mobile offices

The Dutch National Railway Company recently showed off a new vision for what its trains might look like in 2025, and the result is pretty dreamy.

How Amazon can milk even more tax breaks out of HQ2

With its Long Island City site designated an opportunity zone, Amazon could reap future windfalls

Picture-perfect adobe house wants $725K in Santa Fe

Located in the historic Llano Compound neighborhood, this 2,141-square-foot house boasts original brick floors, vigas, and custom tiles throughout.

Denmark’s coolest design brand opens its first U.S. store

Hay, the Danish mid-range manufacturer of furniture, housewares, and accessories, is expanding in the United States.

What does Amazon owe New York City?

The tech giant has a chance to "shape what 21st century philanthropy looks like." Will it rise to the challenge?

First look at MVRDV’s colorful Washington Heights mixed-use development

This is the Dutch firm’s first major project in the United States

Quirky midcentury modern with koi pond wants $624K

The home blends many of the trademark features of a midcentury home with more modern updates.

These Japanese homes were designed to encourage neighbor interaction

All of the units have a living room with glass doors that slide open onto a wooden deck facing a communal courtyard.

You can rent these modern geodesic domes nestled in a forest

Each of the domes sits on a wooden terrace equipped with a hot tub and a shed full of wood pre-chopped (obviously) for the indoor fireplace.

The United States of Texas and California

When it comes to urban policy, transportation, economy, and immigration, what’s happening in Texas and California is really the story of what’s happening in America.

Woolsey Fire latest example of California’s age of ‘megafires’

So far in 2018, fires in the state have scorched an unprecedented 1.3 million acres—five times the five-year average.

Want a piece of the Eiffel Tower? That’ll cost you $45K

On November 27, Paris auction house Artcurial is selling a 24-step chunk of the tower’s original staircase.

Senior housing: Older Americans face affordability, accessibility challenges

Harvard’s latest senior housing report highlights a lack of diverse options as nation’s population ages

The ultimate van life shopping guide

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A joyful noise grows in Brooklyn

Emmanuel Baptist Church is the cornerstone of this section of Lafayette Avenue.

Donald Wexler-designed desert gem yours for $3.5M

This four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home in Indian Wells features all of Donald Wexler’s trademark style.

Ori’s new robotic furniture includes a bed that drops from the ceiling

The company is growing its line of smart, transforming furniture to include an expandable storage unit and a bed that drops from the ceiling.

Amazon HQ2 subsidies are deeply unpopular, but far from uncommon

The billions in incentive doled out by New York and Arlington exemplify a broken system.

The rise of stadium seating

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Building houses that grow with us

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This guest house’s walls tilt to maximize space

The Hive has an unusual "beehive-inspired" shape that bows outward from its foundation.

Can Los Angeles become a tech capital?

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What Amazon’s HQ2 will mean for a city’s brand

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101 small ways you can improve your city

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Queens officials come out against Amazon’s HQ2 in Long Island City

Some elected officials plan to hold a rally in opposition to Amazon on Wednesday

New prefab housing from Bjarke Ingels aims to blend in with the landscape

BIG stacked 196 apartments (called "pixels") on top of each other in a terrace layout, leaving room for outdoor green roofs.

Airy midcentury by Cliff May wants $475K

The house boasts vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and floor-to-ceiling glass throughout.

Amazon HQ2 winners: New York City and Arlington, Virginia

The New York Times reports that Amazon will split its HQ2 between two cities, likely Long Island City and the D.C. suburb

Woolsey Fire burned part of old nuclear research site—should residents be alarmed?

State senator says he’ll push for an independent investigation.

How to help Northern California fire victims

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Landscape preservation’s urgent challenge: Civil rights historic sites

If the U.S. can’t preserve sites where it fought for its rights, what does that say about maintaining the rights themselves?

400-year-old skinny house renovated into ‘one-room hotel’

The three-story building measures just eight feet wide, but those eight feet pack a stylish punch.

Nendo designs an attractive hand-crank phone charger

Cranking the arm generates a magnetic field that’s able to charge the lithium ion battery inside tube.

Historic live-work bookstore wants $1.5M

Originally constructed in 1926, the listing includes a three-bedroom apartment upstairs and a light-filled bookstore on the main floor.

Striking apartment building is made up of 140 shipping containers

The architects split the complex into two sections—one blue, one green—that slant outward to create a triangular courtyard between them.