House Carrer Migdia is a naturally ventilated day-lit home in Barcelona

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5 finalists announced for the 2015 Mies van der Rohe award

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James Cameron launches America's first vegan elementary school

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Known for directing films such as Avatar and Titanic, James Cameron has another blockbuster of a project on the horizon: a fully vegan elementary school. Muse School, a private elementary school in Calabasas, California, was founded by Cameron’s wife and her sister, and it will be offering solely plant-based meals in its cafeteria by the fall term of 2015.

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There's so much snow in the US and Canada that people are digging snow tunnels to get around

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Fly through Ecuador's cloud forest on a human-powered sky bike!

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GIVEAWAY: Win a DIY Feng Shui prize pack for Chinese New Year!

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The Chinese Lunar New Year has just begun, and according to Feng Shui principles, now is the time to get your home in order for 2015. During this time of renewal, we can think of no better way to start a new year than to clear the clutter and create a more holistic space. If you’re feeling completely clueless about how Feng Shui works, we’ve got good news for you! Thanks to our good friend, architect and Feng Shui practitioner Anjie Cho, you can learn how to Feng Shui your home the easy way—we’re giving away a signed copy of Anjie’s newly released book, 108 Ways to Create Holistic Spaces to 9 lucky winners, and one very special grand prize winner will receive a signed copy of the book in addition to a $108 gift certificate to Anjie’s Holistic Spaces Online Store, a 2015 Feng Shui Charm Keychain for Protection & Luck, and a Natural Crystal Bagua Set. Find out how to win this lucky prize pack below!

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2. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW telling us why you’re interested in Feng Shui and how you feel it might improve your living space. The deadline for this giveaway is Friday, February 27th at 11:59PM. We’ll pick the comments we like best and announce the winners in our newsletter, so make sure you’re signed up!

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2015 at 11:59PM

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Stockholm architecture firm Joliark converts historic brewery into a light-filled headquarters for Octapharma

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Pair of tranquil hillside cabins provide space for art, yoga, and guests

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BIG and Heatherwick Studio to design Google's new Mountain View HQ

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Heatherwick Studio and the Bjarke Ingels Group just announced plans to collaborate on Google’s new headquarters. Little is known about the new Googleplex, other than that it will comprise of a series of “canopy like buildings,” the plans for which have been shared with city council members. But between Heatherwick’s artful structures and Bjarke Ingels‘ radical designs, expectations are high for a striking new addition to Mountain View.

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Mirrored modern home appears to vanish into the Polish forest

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51-1 arquitectos renovate Peruvian home with spiraling, grassy terraces

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Edible Scoffee cups let you have your coffee and eat it too

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Disposable coffee cups are a massive source of waste. The US alone throws out over 25 billion styrofoam coffee cups every year, so an edible coffee cup sounds like it could quite a good idea. Enter the ‘Scoffee,’ a coffee cup made from cookies, white chocolate, a thin layer of sugar and “infused aromas” that is set to launch at KFC locations in the UK. It doesn’t sound like it’ll be the healthiest thing in the world, but it does have a certain ring of “waste not, want not.”

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MVRDV redesigns the Ilôt Vandamme mixed-use block in Paris

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MVRDV has received approval to renovate a 1970s complex in Paris and transform it into a mixed-use development that “reintroduces the lost human scale.” This colorful version of the Ilôt Vandamme block, originally designed by French architect Pierre Dufau, will include a shopping center, offices, a hotel, housing, a kindergarten, a library and underground parking.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The world's most fascinating unbuilt buildings

Worlds Most Fascinating Unbuilt Buildings

There are countless buildings around the world that we all recognize and love, from the Empire State Building to the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, and the Burj Khalifa. But what about all of the spectacular structures that were planned, but never built? Did you know that London was almost home to a massive burial pyramid that could the remains of 5 million citizens? Or that Gaudi planned to build a giant, domed hotel tower in New York, but cancelled production because of his communist views? Read on past the jump to learn more about some of the most fantastic buildings that never came to be.

 

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Biomimicry in buildings: 6 animal-shaped architectural wonders

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BIG unveils a luminescent geodesic dome biomass power plant, and it's also a public park

BIG unveils a luminescent geodesic dome biomass power plant, and it's…

Power plants are, in general, rather dowdy structures—unless you live in the world of Bjarke Ingels. The Danish architect and his firm, BIG, was invited to design a new biomass power…

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6 Extraordinary Airbnb homes that you can rent around the world

6 Extraordinary Airbnb homes that you can rent around the world

Sleep in a Dreamy Tree house in Atlanta Secluded Intown Treehouse offers fairytale-like accommodation for grownups in one of their three rustic cabins in Atlanta. They are entirely…

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This Japanese robot-hat will feed you tomatoes while you jog

This Japanese robot-hat will feed you tomatoes while you jog

File under 'things we never knew we needed'... and are actually pretty sure we still don't: this robot/hat/backpack contraption by Japanese ketchup kings Kagome will feed you a steady…

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Greenery-like sculptures bring life to a dreary intersection in Gowanus, Brooklyn

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Greenery was just unveiled this week and will be on view until January 2016. Its playful depiction of lush flora is represented by six brightly-colored, cartoon-like plants.…

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Surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma puts fracking under fire

Surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma puts fracking under fire

Oklahoma used to have, on average, one or two perceptible earthquakes a year. Now the state is averaging two or three a day. There were more magnitude 3 or greater tremors here last…

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