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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Luxury NYC apartments come with a special edition Aston Martin DBX

Sir David Adjaye has joined forces with Aston Martin to design five luxury homes in Adjaye's upcoming New York City skyscraper. They offer plush interiors with a heavy automotive influence – plus a special edition Aston Martin DBX is included.

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Snøhetta designs energy-positive Powerhouse office

Snøhetta has completed a remarkably energy-efficient office in Norway. Powerhouse Telemark is estimated to produce more energy than it will require over its entire lifespan, including its construction and its eventual demolition in decades to come.

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Jean Nouvel plans to build luxury resort into ancient sandstone mountains

Influential French architect Jean Nouvel has produced several impressive buildings in the Middle East, but his latest project may be his most ambitious. Sharaan consists of a resort and hotel built into sandstone mountains in the Arabian desert.

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