Architecture

Lanterns Sea Village offers temporary housing for surfers in Spain

Lanterns Sea Village offers temporary housing for surfers in Spain

Lanterns Sea Village is a proposed temporary housing solution for the many surfers who visit Tarifa's shores in southern Spain. Hundreds of bamboo tetrahedra combine to create a strong, solid structure

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Jochen Specht transformed an old Austrian house into a minimalist modern residence

Jochen Specht transformed an old Austrian house into a minimalist modern residence

The house, built in 1961, is located on a hill above the town of Dornbirn, Austria. It provides beautiful views of the Rhine delta and Lake Constance. The original structure became to small for its four

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6 Cool designs that bring people and animals closer together

6 Cool designs that bring people and animals closer together

People & Mice Mouse Mates is Dutch designer Roel de Boer's playful hanging artifact created for mice. This peculiar and interactive structure combines strings, springs, slides and paper pulp beads

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Green Building in Cold Climates: Inhabitat Interview with Bernat and Kate of Maison Durable Portneuf

Green Building in Cold Climates: Inhabitat Interview with Bernat and Kate of Maison Durable Portneuf

We've seen many examples of how well green buildings can work in temperate and warm climates, but what about the harsher conditions that can lash homes in rural Quebec? Inhabitat recently had the

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This tiny off-grid Hawaiian home cost just $11,000 to build

This tiny off-grid Hawaiian home cost just $11,000 to build

From her Tiny House on the Prairie in Boise, Idaho, minimalist designer and dressmaker Kristie Wolfe dreamt up her mini vacation home in Hawaii. The funds she saved by downsizing enabled her to build a

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San Francisco superdad builds homemade roller coaster in his backyard

San Francisco superdad builds homemade roller coaster in his backyard

A San Francisco superdad is in the running for father of the year after building a 180-foot long, fully-functioning roller coaster in his backyard! Father of two Will Pemble came up with the idea after

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Ryue Nishiziwa’s gorgeous vertical garden house takes root in Tokyo

Ryue Nishiziwa’s gorgeous vertical garden house takes root in Tokyo

Instead of a true facade, full-height windows, curtains, benches, and planters separate rooms and amenities. A living room and kitchen occupy the ground floor. Ascending the painted steel staircase leads

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Postman builds incredible palace from thousands of pebbles in Southeast France

Postman builds incredible palace from thousands of pebbles in Southeast France

Of the fateful meeting with his muse Cheval wrote in his journal: "My foot had stumbled against a stone which almost made me fall: I wanted to know what it was. It was a stumbling block of such an unusual

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6 Incredible Glamping Retreats for Experiencing the Great Outdoors (Without Roughing it)

6 Incredible Glamping Retreats for Experiencing the Great Outdoors (Without Roughing it)

EcoCamp in Chile EcoCamp is immersed in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park in the Chilean Patagonia. It offers guided treks, as well as luxury camping in solar-powered geodesic domes. Loch

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Mobius Architecture’s modern Edge House is ringed by a green-roofed terrace

Mobius Architecture’s modern Edge House is ringed by a green-roofed terrace

The architects designed the building as a spacious residency that puts a modern twist on traditional architecture of mountainous regions of Poland. The building features a pitched roof which, combined

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The Coolest Bar in Texas is Built With Seven Stacked Shipping Containers

The Coolest Bar in Texas is Built With Seven Stacked Shipping Containers

The bar is built up from seven different containers, which have been stacked on top of each other to create a double-height bar area, exposure to the elements, and plenty of cubbyholes where patrons can

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Luciano Pia’s incredible urban treehouse protects against air and noise pollution in Turin

Luciano Pia’s incredible urban treehouse protects against air and noise pollution in Turin

When Luciano Pia undertook to design a five-storey, 63 unit residential apartment building in Turin, he sought to break from the homogenous urban development that was consuming the area. What resulted was

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Gothic-inspired Copper House blends contemporary design with medieval influences in Romania

Gothic-inspired Copper House blends contemporary design with medieval influences in Romania

Minimalism was key in the Copper House design. To that end, Radu Teacă clad the home’s double-pitched roof and façade in vertical strips of dark copper that emphasize the verticality of the house and

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Architekturburo Scheder positions a tiny timber house on stilts in Germany

Architekturburo Scheder positions a tiny timber house on stilts in Germany

This tiny home in Hohenecken, Germany, is only three meters wide and raised on metal legs. Local studio Architekturbüro Scheder designed the house using galvanized steel posts, timber cladding and a

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This super-efficient Buffalo café is heated by just six logs a day

This super-efficient Buffalo café is heated by just six logs a day

The town of Buffalo, New York, is a place where winter is harsh. This year, it’s been even more so, and at least one local businessman is being smart about setting up his commercial space for an

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INFOGRAPHIC: The greenest buildings in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The greenest buildings in the world

Sustainability and environmentally friendly design has become an important part of the world of construction. This infographic explores some of the world’s most efficient buildings, ranging from

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Fernandes Architects will transform the Campos do Jordão railway station into a new community hub for São Paulo

Fernandes Architects will transform the Campos do Jordão railway station into a new community hub for São Paulo

The redevelopment project—in partnership with EBEI Engineering—aims to dust off the architectural grandeur of the historic Emilio Ribas Station and expand and modernize its services. When complete,

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Beautiful Roma music center in Hungary shows how socially-conscious design can cultivate talent

Beautiful Roma music center in Hungary shows how socially-conscious design can cultivate talent

The incredible Snetberger Music Talent Center in Felsoors, Hungary, has become something of a national treasure in the country. Comprised of a series of studios and apartment buildings, the center is

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7 amazing projects by 2015 Pritzker Prize winning architect Frei Otto

7 amazing projects by 2015 Pritzker Prize winning architect Frei Otto

Roof for the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium Designed in collaboration with Gunther Behnisch, the roofing for the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium was considered a pioneer in lightweight tensile and membrane

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Foster + Partners debuts design for 80-story “The One” in Toronto

Foster + Partners debuts design for 80-story “The One” in Toronto

Foster + Partners has debuted the design for "The One" in downtown Toronto, which will be an 80-story mixed-use tower located at One Bloor West. The building will feature nine levels of retail space and

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Samsung’s $30,000 Dream Doghouse gives your posh pooch a hot tub and treadmill

Samsung’s $30,000 Dream Doghouse gives your posh pooch a hot tub and treadmill

Samsung has unveiled a $30,000, two room "Dream Doghouse" that provides your thoroughly pampered pooch with a hot tub, astroturf-covered treadmill, paw-operated food dispenser, velour upholstery and a

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The Cave is a gorgeous rammed earth villa that opens onto the Sierra Madres

The Cave is a gorgeous rammed earth villa that opens onto the Sierra Madres

The Cave is a beautiful rammed earth villa designed by studio Greenfield that harmonizes with the grounds of the Maderas del Carmen natural park in Mexico. Built for the staff of the on site animal

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A gorgeous patchwork of wooden shutters transforms this home in Vietnam

A gorgeous patchwork of wooden shutters transforms this home in Vietnam

Inspired by Ecopark’s forested and low-density urban landscape, the architects sought to emulate those landscape characteristics throughout the home and describe their ideas as “pure, simple, and a

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London welcomes a geodesic dome to promote the “Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom”

London welcomes a geodesic dome to promote the “Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom”

To celebrate 2015 as the official year of Mexico in the United Kingdom, Mexico Tourism Board teamed up with Freedomes - manufacturer of geodesic dome structures based in Poland and projection specialists

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6 Most riveting projects made from upcycled airplanes

6 Most riveting projects made from upcycled airplanes

Plane as a Hotel Room Standing on the edge of a National Park, in Costa Rica, the amazing Costa Verde Resort has a unique hotel suite made from an old 60s. Boeing 727. A former South Africa Air plane,

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s most unusual dream homes

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s most unusual dream homes

What does your dream home look like? If your ideal vision favors the imaginative and avant-garde over McMansions, you’ll love this infographic that spells out some of the world’s most eccentric home

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Eclectic Mill No. 5 is an innovative hipster haven housed within a converted textile mill in Lowell

Eclectic Mill No. 5 is an innovative hipster haven housed within a converted textile mill in Lowell

Envisioned as a haven for creatives, Mill No. 5 is anchored by office spaces for small tech start-ups. The mixed-use building, however, is very different from your average office complex. In addition to

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Fornebu S in Norway is the first shopping mall to receive BREEAM Outstanding certification

Fornebu S in Norway is the first shopping mall to receive BREEAM Outstanding certification

Fornebu S shopping mall outside Oslo is the first shopping mall to receive BREEAM Outstanding certification. It is part of a larger development owned by KLP Eiendom and predicted to become a medium-sized

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Albert Frey’s tiny Palm Springs house makes the desert an extension of his living room

Albert Frey’s tiny Palm Springs house makes the desert an extension of his living room

When you're an architect, you have the unique ability to make sure that your own house rocks as much as your clients' homes do. For Albert Frey, that meant building a home in the rocks—well, in the

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Frei Otto named 2015 Pritzker Prize laureate just one day after his death

Frei Otto named 2015 Pritzker Prize laureate just one day after his death

Frei Otto has been named the 2015 Pritzker Prize laureate, in an announcement made Tuesday just one day after the German architect's death. Otto is perhaps best known for the stunning canopies he designed

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