• "Biotech is the new digital" says MIT Media Lab founder
    Biotechnology is going to "govern the next decade of thought" at research institutions like the MIT Media Lab, says its founder Nicholas Negroponte. Credited as the first to predict the impact of the digital age, Negroponte used his opening speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s Being Material symposium last... Read more »
  • Lake Flato creates vertical waterfront home in rural Texas
    The top floor of this tall holiday home by US studio Lake Flato is situated above the tree line, enabling impressive views of a lake in Texas Hill Country. The Blue Lake Retreat is located in Marble Falls, a small town situated about 50 miles (80 kilometres) northwest of Austin. Rectangular... Read more »
  • White finishes and oak panelling warm winter light in Minnesota home by D/O Studio
    Minneapolis firm D/O Studio has taken cues from Minnesota's Scandinavian climate and heritage when designing a home that "warms the blue light to pure white", while cultivating vegetation native to the site. Named Nordic Light, the house is situated in a residential neighbourhood of St Paul, Minnesota. Geographically, the city marks... Read more »
  • The architecture of MIT: 10 impressive buildings on the tech university's campus
    Dezeen is visiting the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the Being Material conference this week. Here's a look at some of the best architecture at the campus, from Frank Gehry's library to Eero Saarinen's chapel. Located in Cambridge, just across the Charles River from Boston, the current MIT campus first opened in 1916 and... Read more »
  • Modular affordable housing envisioned for "abandoned" New York airspace
    This conceptual scheme by designers Beomki Lee and Chang Kyu Lee calls for using vacant airspace over existing New York buildings to create affordable apartments and public areas. Called Instant City: Living Air-Right, the design consists of a white, modular, grid-like structure built atop existing low-rise buildings. Renderings show the proposal... Read more »

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