ZHA’s energy-efficient museum will stay cool in the Shenzhen summer

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled a new museum for Shenzhen, China. The Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum will offer an easy to navigate interior and feature an energy-efficient design focused on keeping it keep cool during summer months.

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Delta Natural History Museum will flow like a river in Shenzhen

3XN, B+H and Zhubo Design have been commissioned to design the Natural History Museum in Shenzhen, China. Its unusual form is likened to a river flowing over the delta and its green roof will slope downwards into a ramp to allow visitors on top.

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Easy to assemble A-frame cabin goes up in a long weekend

While handy types can build an A-frame cabin themselves, the less DIY inclined who would rather follow a plan and have the materials supplied can do so with the Den Cabin Kit. Costing $21,000, it's claimed very easy to build even by amateurs.

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Stefano Boeri’s greenery-covered buildings blossom in China

Following the popularity of Stefano Boeri Architetti's greenery-covered Bosco Verticale, similar "Vertical Forest" buildings are now taking root around the world. Two of these are now rising in China and are slated for completion early next year.

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Compact tiny house for two puts the focus on the view

The Ala Köl tiny house measures just 6 m in length. Such a small space is bound to feel a little cramped inside, so to try and mitigate this, Baluchon has added generous glazing, framing the view and offering lots of natural light inside.

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Rare out-of-this-world Futuro house lands on New Zealand marketplace

The Futuro is a rare UFO-like home that has gained cult status since its construction back in the 1960s. If you've always wanted to live in a house that looks like something from The Jetsons, you may be in luck as a model has come up for sale.

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Trial finds limiting calories more important than the time of day you eat

Preliminary results from a trial investigating whether time-restricted eating influences weight loss suggest limiting your caloric intake may be more important than what time you eat. The research, not yet published or peer-reviewed, will be presented at the upcoming American Heart Association’s virtual Scientific Sessions meeting.

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BIG goes back to school with sustainable Village

BIG has been commissioned to design a new student center for Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. Named The Village, it's conceived as an oversized living room and will feature a timber structure and a roof covered in solar panels.

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Psilocybin therapy 4 times more effective than antidepressants, study finds

A new study is presenting the first published data from preliminary human trials investigating the effect of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy to treat major depressive disorder (MDD). The incredibly positive results have been described as just a “taste of things to come” with larger a Phase 2 trial well underway.

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