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NEXT Architects reveals the undulating Shouxi Stone-inspired Fuzhou apartment complex

NEXT Architects reveals the undulating Shouxi Stone-inspired Fuzhou apartment complex

Architecture firm NEXT completed an apartment complex inspired by the famous local 'seal-stone' or 'shouxi-stone' of Fuzhou, the capital of the Fujian Province. The meandering balconies flow around the

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Parasitic pod homes attach to buildings to provide additional housing

Parasitic pod homes attach to buildings to provide additional housing

Since 2010, the number of homeless people 'sleeping rough' on the streets of London has risen 77 percent, according to James Furzer, the architectural assistant at Spatial Design Architects. In response

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This house has a special staircase designed just for dogs

This house has a special staircase designed just for dogs

Located next to the regular stairwell, the pooch-friendly staircase has smaller steps and even a doggy balustrade. The short riser height and shallow incline translates to a much longer stairway, which

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Escape Traveler is a tiny cabin on wheels that can be moved anywhere

Escape Traveler is a tiny cabin on wheels that can be moved anywhere

If the Escape Traveler looks familiar, it’s because the tiny mobile home came from the same minds—Kelly Davis and Dan George Dobrowolski—that created the Escape Cabin. Like its eco-friendly

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INFOGRAPHIC: 12 of the world’s most iconic man-made structures

INFOGRAPHIC: 12 of the world’s most iconic man-made structures

No great civilization is complete without at least one iconic man-made structure. Pennywell takes a look at such structures from around the world in this infographic exploring twelve great buildings that

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Studio Vara converts a boring old box building into a refreshing green office space in San Francisco

Studio Vara converts a boring old box building into a refreshing green office space in San Francisco

With a smart design strategy, even the most boring buildings can be transformed into interesting spaces. Architecture firm Studio Vara redesigned a plain commercial box building in San Francisco and

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A classic Baroque church is reimagined as a glowing Orangery in Denmark

A classic Baroque church is reimagined as a glowing Orangery in Denmark

This translucent pavilion reinterprets a famous Baroque church designed by Francesco Borromini, but is built using steel structure and a plastic envelope. The structure, designed by Danish studio Lenschow

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Portable Snoozebox hotel wins coveted design award for its redesign by Tangerine

Portable Snoozebox hotel wins coveted design award for its redesign by Tangerine

Snoozebox’s new beautiful interiors carry all the comforts of home, from the furniture to the color palette. All rooms are ensuite, have an upholstered sofa, an elegant desk and folding beds to

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Problem solving architects give Venetian apartment a flood-proof upgrade

Problem solving architects give Venetian apartment a flood-proof upgrade

The city of Venice, Italy celebrates its commitment to history by preserving, and still utilizing, its canals throughout the city. Citizens have seen a need, however, to address some natural consequences

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This expanding ‘origami’ bridge gives victims of natural disasters instant access to supplies

This expanding ‘origami’ bridge gives victims of natural disasters instant access to supplies

Natural disasters are Mother Nature’s way of showing us just how powerful she is and how fragile and unpredictable our lives can be. Survivors of such events find themselves without some of the most

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Futuristic self-sufficient vertical city rises from the Sahara Desert

Futuristic self-sufficient vertical city rises from the Sahara Desert

French architectural design firms Nicholas Laisné Associés and OXO Architectes teamed up to design a concept for a massive vertical city in the Saharan desert. The La Tour des Sables would contain

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Villa One is an affordable prefab home that accommodates a growing family

Villa One is an affordable prefab home that accommodates a growing family

The architects designed the flexible 136-square-meter home with a Y-shaped floorplan to maximize communal spaces and views out to the landscape, courtyard, and secret garden. The shape of the house also

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Amazing wood Pequod caravan comfortably fits a family of four

Amazing wood Pequod caravan comfortably fits a family of four

Currently parked in Indiana, the Pequod is on the larger side of tiny homes. Weighing 11,500 pounds, the tiny house measures 26 feet in length and a maximum of 8.5 feet in width, with varying ceiling

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Shigeru Ban will reuse earthquake rubble to build Nepal relief shelters

Shigeru Ban will reuse earthquake rubble to build Nepal relief shelters

Shigeru Ban and his humanitarian organization Volunteer Architects Network (VAN) announced plans to build emergency shelters for Nepal back in May, but it wasn’t until now that the prototype designs

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How one woman turned an old school bus into the coziest little home

How one woman turned an old school bus into the coziest little home

Stephanie Adams began her Tiny Home Bus Conversion by purchasing a 220 square foot school bus for $2,125 from an online auction. The 2000 diesel model, with 98,000 miles clocked, proved to run just fine

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INFOGRAPHIC: Learn the history behind modernist design

INFOGRAPHIC: Learn the history behind modernist design

Have you ever wondered where all the beautiful modernist buildings featured on Inhabitat got their roots? London’s modern furniture store ARAM sheds light on the history of modernist design with an

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Extreme hanging pods create a meditative, light-controlled space for rock climbers

Extreme hanging pods create a meditative, light-controlled space for rock climbers

The pods, commissioned by Manz Wine Estate Cape Town, have a specific function of reducing harmful light wavelengths and control and edit visual hallucinations and mirages induced by exhaustion and high

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Low-cost Eucalyptus screen shields a hospital dormitory from Rwanda’s scorching sun

Low-cost Eucalyptus screen shields a hospital dormitory from Rwanda’s scorching sun

New York-based Sharon Davis Studio completed a housing project in Rwanda, built by local residents using regional materials. The new building will accommodate and provide community spaces for doctors and

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Urban Crepe is a blooming Buenos Aires food stall in a repurposed shipping container

Urban Crepe is a blooming Buenos Aires food stall in a repurposed shipping container

Urban Crepe is located at the 'Distrito Arcos Premium Outlet', an open-air mall on a former railway area within the leafy Palermo. It's massive discount clothes stores are sheltered in re-adapted railway

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There’s an ‘uprooted’ house suspended above this German square

There’s an ‘uprooted’ house suspended above this German square

Construction sites are unconventional spaces for art exhibits, but it is the perfect spot for Leandro Erlich’s “Pulled Up by the Roots” installation, in Germany. Featuring a house suspended from a

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Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of plants

Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of plants

< Palo Santo opened last October in the green and trendy 'Palermo Hollywood' neibourgh. Inspired by the Patric Blanc's vertical gardens at Musée du Quai Branly and Caixa Forum, its front and back

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The Hubs is a backyard geodesic dome that goes up in under an hour

The Hubs is a backyard geodesic dome that goes up in under an hour

When it comes to backyard projects, there's nothing like a do-it-yourself build to get the whole family out in the fresh air for a while. The Hubs maximizes that concept with an easy-to-use kit that

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Shelters for Nepal earthquake survivors can be built from reclaimed materials in two days

Shelters for Nepal earthquake survivors can be built from reclaimed materials in two days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfFXLHJ_D6c Charles Lai and Takehiko Suzuki collaborated with AONA architecture studio and the One Village Focus Fund to deliver the design to a remote area of

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Bow-wow House is a dog-friendly guesthouse in South Korea

Bow-wow House is a dog-friendly guesthouse in South Korea

The clients’ site is located on a hillside above the town of Sowon-myeon Padori in Chungcheongnam Province. The architects mitigated the slope by dividing the building onto two different levels built

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Spahaus and Trihaus are “ready-to-live” homes tucked in a Canadian forest

Spahaus and Trihaus are “ready-to-live” homes tucked in a Canadian forest

Montreal-based design studio YH2 were commissioned to design two types of wood and concrete mountain retreats that would offer panoramic vistas of the gorgeous landscape of the Fraternité-sur-Lac resort

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RECIPE: bread-free sushi sandwiches

RECIPE: bread-free sushi sandwiches

Get your sushi on - no rolling mat needed. These flour-free sandwiches combine nori, rice and vegetables for a nutrition-packed meal that can be adjusted to suit whatever you have lying around the house.

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Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

The company completed approximately 90 percent of the construction in an off-site factory before shipping the modular pieces to the installation site. This efficient and timesaving process dramatically

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The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

The Skip Garden-an urban garden and community space in King's Cross-opened last June in London as part of the London Architecture Festival. The garden comprises seven new structures curated by educational

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A classic old home in China is transformed with a mirror-clad exhibition space

A classic old home in China is transformed with a mirror-clad exhibition space

Yoon Space Design renovated and extended an existing house in Cheongdo, China, and created a gallery space dedicated to the work of South Korean potter Jung Gil-Young. The principal exhibition space is

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Lush living plants engulf the green-roofed Pure Spa in Vietnam

Lush living plants engulf the green-roofed Pure Spa in Vietnam

No spa or yoga retreat is complete without a verdant backdrop of vegetation. MIA Design Studio takes that principle to the next level by draping a nearly overwhelming amount of lush living plants atop the

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