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CDC’s first scooter safety study will take place in Austin

National public health center will focus on incidents and injuries in the city during fall 2018

How architecture can overcome its relevance problem

In a new book, Pritzker Prize winner Alejandro Aravena shows how design projects can be oriented in the context of broader societal needs.

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All-black home addition hides playful shapes and colors

The small structure, which includes a bathroom, kitchen, and storage, is a perfect little cube of a space, dressed up with fun geometries and colors.

Tiny concrete cabin makes a cool off-grid getaway

The simple one-room layout includes a Murphy bed-turned-dining room table, small kitchen, wood burning stove, and seating area with operable windows.

Bold minimalist cottage, designed by Marcel Breuer, up for auction

The Hungarian-American modernist Marcel Breuer designed the hillside structure with stilts to "float" above the landscape.

Luxembourg is first country to offer free mass transit to all

Despite its diminutive size, Luxembourg has some of the worst traffic in the world. This plan aims to change that.

The biggest Hamptons celebrity real estate stories from 2018

This year, in addition to movie stars and fashion designers buying and selling South Fork properties, politics also had an influence over the celebrity real estate market on the East End.

Yes, please, to this terrazzo made from recycled materials

Altrock terrazzos are made from a combination of stone waste products like marble flour, marble chips, and broken pieces from marble slabs sourced from interior projects.

Stinson Beach home asks $5.9M

Backyard comes with the beach and the Pacific Ocean.

The weighted blanket now comes in a chunky knit variety

It’s offered in six colors—dark blue, light blue, pink, white, light gray, and dark gray— which means it might actually look like it belongs in your home and not a doctor’s office.

Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian can be yours for $1.6M

The Kansas City home boasts clerestory windows, an open floor plan, and vast stone terraces.

West Coast home prices are primed to drop. Here’s why.

Median listing prices have dropped, sales prices could follow.

Seattle’s mandatory rental inspection law challenged in lawsuit

A class-action complaint challenges Seattle’s rental inspection policy, claiming privacy violation.

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.

Metro CEO supports congestion pricing, free fares on public transit

New tolls on drivers could cover rides on trains and buses.

How to decorate your RV for the holidays

Instagram-worthy ideas for embracing a festive spirit in a home-on-the-go.

What if you could walk to the airport?

As airports are reimagined for a world in which travelers arrive in robot-driven cars and flying Ubers, maybe they should instead be reimagined as urban spaces

CEO’s Spotswood Hall, among Atlanta’s ‘most architecturally significant residences,’ eyes $3.8M

Neoclassical revival estate from 1913 has designs by Philip Shutze—and $150K in reductions.

96-square-foot pavilion is the ultimate rustic studio

A Danish designer built the tiny dwelling ten years ago as a roaming art piece that could be installed in different locations. Now it’s for sale.

Lexington house made with material from the Big Dig on sale for $2.3M

Some 300 tons of steel and concrete from the highway mega-project went into the six-story modern’s construction.

Tourist-magnet ‘I Amsterdam’ sign has been removed

A petition from Amsterdam city councillor Femke Roosma claimed the sculpture was attracting mass tourism and promoting the wrong vision for the city.

19th-century estate with picture-perfect red barn wants $2M

The four-bedroom, three-bath property features an 1840 farmhouse merged with a larger federal style main house.

Ralph Lauren is buying late playwright Edward Albee’s oceanfront Montauk house

Lauren owns the houses on either side of this estate, last asking $20M

11 design Instagram accounts to follow right now

You can never follow enough cool accounts on Instagram, especially those unexpected gems that show you the designed world in fresh ways.

Charming 1912 house on a private island asks $4.9M

If you’ve been itchin’ to get away from it all and have some privacy, look no further than your own private island.

Affordable pop-top transforms your van into a camper for $7K

Ursa Minor Vehicles converts Honda Elements, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, and Ford Transit Connects into pop-top campers.

At last, a furniture collection designed to mimic working from bed

The Flying Man, for example, is a three-piece set designed for working while laying on your stomach.

Shanghai luxury hotel is built inside an abandoned quarry

Of the hotel’s 18 floors, just two sit above ground with the rest descending 290 feet below.

Co-op City at 50

The largest cooperative apartment complex ever built has a fascinating history.

Snøhetta unveils new, ‘preservation-first’ design for 550 Madison revamp

The architecture firm has retooled its renovation of Philip Johnson’s postmodern landmark

RVs for sale: Where to buy a camper online

Ready to buy an RV? Here are five websites that help connect sellers with aspiring camper owners.

Cities, on front lines of climate change, can make outsized difference

A new C40 report argues cities can boost the economy while responding to pressing climate change crisis.

This simple prefab library was built in seven days

The project, headed up by Dot Architects, is part of the WikiHouse open source architecture platform, which makes building plans available to the public to download for free.

Why do all new apartment buildings look the same?

The bland, boxy apartment boom is a design issue, and a housing policy problem

California lawmakers will revisit polarizing transit density bill

A proposal to allow dense development around transit stops is back.

Gorgeous wine country farmhouse asks $4M

Located in far northern Napa County, this four-bedroom, four-bath home is a sophisticated take on the now ubiquitous modern farmhouse style.

These minimalist city maps are like visual riddles

Every map has an illustration that subtly refers to a defining feature of the city.

The Black Artists + Designers Guild takes on the industry’s race problem

"There are no more excuses for how our work and voices aren’t represented," says founder Malene Barnett.

Alaska’s earthquake didn’t kill anyone—here’s why

A major quake in 1964 changed building codes. Other states need to step up.