360° Travel: Budva On The Adriatic Sea, Montenegro

Budva is a town in Montenegro on the Adriatic Sea. Part of the Budva Riviera, it’s known for sandy beaches and nightlife. Stone walls built by the Venetians surround the narrow streets of the medieval old town (Stari Grad). This historic district is home to a seaside citadel and religious sites such as the Church of Santa Maria in Punta, established in the 9th century. 

Art & Architecture: The ‘Ex Of In House’ In New York

Today Architectural Digest brings you two hours north of New York City to Rhinebeck, NY for an in-depth look at a home that feels like an inhabitable work of art. Architects Steven Holl and Dimitra Tsachrelia explain the design philosophy and inspiration behind their secluded, off-grid “architectural wonder in the woods,” breaking down the intent behind each design choice and how they work together to create a uniquely meditative but stimulating space.

Cover Preview: Science Magazine – July 8, 2022

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CHILE’S VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK—As a motley medley of mycologists climbed the basalt slopes of the Lanín volcano earlier this year, the green foliage at lower elevations gave way to autumnal golds and reds. Chile’s famed Araucaria—commonly called monkey puzzle trees—soon appeared, their spiny branches curving jauntily upward like so many cats’ tails.

Scientists decry reversal of U.S. abortion rights

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For some, the ruling limits professional mobility and conference attendance

Dengue and zika viruses turn people into mosquito bait

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To spread, pathogens drive mice, people to make odorant

Bad news for Paxlovid? Resistance may be coming

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In lab studies, SARS-CoV-2 finds ways to evade key drug. Some of the viral mutations are already found in people

It takes a (microbial) village to make an algal bloom

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More than nutrient levels may drive toxic lake growths

Ancient Views: Byblos In Northwest Lebanon (4K)

Byblos is a Mediterranean city in Lebanon, one of the oldest continuosly inhabited cities in human history (since 5000 BC). Many great civilizations left trace in Byblos’ history, including Egyptian, Phoenician, Assyrian, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Fatimid, Genoese, Mamluk and Ottoman. Byblos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Recorded April 2022 in 4K Ultra HD.

Modern Architecture: Rose Bay Duet In Sydney

Harmoniously engaged with its constituent parts and context, Rose Bay Duet is a residential work by Stafford Architecture. Utilizing the interior comforts of Poliform Australia, the two modern homes propose a lifestyle of relaxed family living.

Video timeline: 00:00 – Introduction to the Modern Homes 00:55 – The Client Brief 01:27 – Using Poliform Throughout the Home 03:13 – Materiality 04:40 – The Roof Terrace 05:06 – The Master Bedroom Area 05:35 – What the Architect is Most Proud Of

Named in reference to the Sydney Opera House, Rose Bay Duet is similarly settled on the eastern side of the city. Comprised of two modern homes, the project pays homage to the idea of lyrical, architectural narrative – in particular, the project celebrates the operatic relationship between the two modern homes, the sloping site, the Opera House and the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Appointing a specific design team to each of the two modern homes, Stafford Architecture creates dual unique outcomes that share select character qualities. Whilst both houses maximise the incredible views available and feature an exterior of simple materiality, one house has feminine characteristics while the other projects a more masculine impression.

Collaborating with Poliform Australia, Stafford Architecture enjoyed a smooth creative process. With access to the entire Poliform range, seeing both modern homes benefit from elegant joinery, textures, finishes and soft furnishings. Rose Bay Duet is a well-considered and intuitive feat of interior design and architecture. Stafford Architecture applies the Poliform Australia collection with enthusiasm and intent, crafting modern homes that rejoice in a sense of connection.

Previews: Smithsonian Magazine – July/Aug 2022

Smithsonian

The Forest and the Taboo

Famed American biologist Patricia Wright explores an astonishing breadth of biodiversity in the wilderness of Madagascar

BY DYAN MACHAN – PHOTOGRAPHS BY NOEL ROWE

 

The Long Haul

America’s fascination with trains is fast-tracked in this study of passing freight

PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEPHEN MALLON – TEXT BY TERENCE MONMANEY

 

The Race to Save Ukraine’s Sacred Art

JOSHUA HAMMER

Aerial Views: Laguna Beach In California (4K)

Laguna Beach is a small coastal city in Orange County, California. It’s known for its many art galleries, coves and beaches. Main Beach features tide pools and a boardwalk leading to the paths and gardens of nearby Heisler Park. Aliso Beach Park is a popular surf spot. The waters off Crystal Cove State Park are designated as an underwater park. Trails meander through coastal canyons in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 

Morning News: British PM Johnson Resigns, Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe Shot

We look at the state of British politics as Boris Johnson resigns and discuss the reaction to the news in Ukraine. Plus: We explore how Russia’s neighbours are bolstering their defences and take a look back at what we’ve learned this week.