Architecture

World’s first luxury airport animal spa comes to JFK in NYC

World’s first luxury airport animal spa comes to JFK in NYC

Construction has already begun on the 178,000-square-foot Ark, which will replace the 10,000-square-foot VetPort, an underperforming facility that dates back to the Eisenhower administration.

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This building made from hundreds of apple crates has a surprise inside

This building made from hundreds of apple crates has a surprise inside

Have you ever seen a building built of thousands of recycled apple crates? That’s the case of the Polish Pavilion at Expo 2015 developed by the Warsaw office 2pm studio. Its exceptional façade is a

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The energy-positive UK Solcer House proves that zero carbon living can be affordable

The energy-positive UK Solcer House proves that zero carbon living can be affordable

Great Britain’s first affordable energy positive house has just opened its doors in Stormy Down, Wales. Dubbed the Solcer House, the residence can produce more electricity than its occupants can use.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to prevent your house from killing you

INFOGRAPHIC: How to prevent your house from killing you

The Surprising Ways Your House is Trying to Kill You You probably think of your house as one of the safest places in the world, the place where you can sit back and relax, knowing that you and your

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Polish designer lives every minimalist’s dream in a tiny 140-square-foot apartment

Polish designer lives every minimalist’s dream in a tiny 140-square-foot apartment

Polish designer Szymon Hanczar likes things minimal. So minimal, in fact, that he is perfectly happy in his tiny apartment of just 140 square feet.

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Footloose German kid builds an inspiring brick dome home for an orphanage in Kenya

Footloose German kid builds an inspiring brick dome home for an orphanage in Kenya

When Torsten Kremer met Mama Dolfine, she had lost a 14 and 27-year-old son in one year, sank into a pit of despair, and then climbed out and built heaven--in the form of a new orphanage. After living

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4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy escape on the French Riviera

4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy escape on the French Riviera

The villa was originally built for a the architect, Barry Dierks, and his partner. It was built in 1926, sold in 2011, after which 4a Architekten were commissioned to renovate the building. The team

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Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Jono Williams has built the world's most coveted man cave. After shooting the breeze one night with his mate Grant Ramsay, a mechatronics engineer, the Australian inventor committed to building the

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Bird-friendly Invisible Barn camouflages itself against trees

Bird-friendly Invisible Barn camouflages itself against trees

You've may have seen montages of this structure that camouflages itself against a forest, but the designers at New York-based studio stpmj have now built the actual building which looks as impressive as

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Old Sydney warehouse transformed into a modern man cave with a hidden sleeping pod

Old Sydney warehouse transformed into a modern man cave with a hidden sleeping pod

Australian architecture firm Allen Jack+Cottier transformed an old warehouse into a two-level private residence with a huge carbon-fiber pod that undulates underneath the rustic roof and hides an entire

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Coffee Bar by jones | haydu brings a San Francisco neighborhood back to life

Coffee Bar by jones | haydu brings a San Francisco neighborhood back to life

Design firm jones | haydu designed the interior of a small cafe in downtown San Francisco simultaneously revitalizing the stretch of sidewalk in front of it, which has been neglected for over twenty

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Timber-clad school weaves between the trees in a French commune

Timber-clad school weaves between the trees in a French commune

Created to provide after-school and summer school facilities for young children, the school heavily references its surrounding environment. The curvaceous facade is clad in strips of vertical battens of

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Designer Bryn Davidson Transforms a Tiny Vancouver Apartment into an Efficient Pod for Living

Designer Bryn Davidson Transforms a Tiny Vancouver Apartment into an Efficient Pod for Living

Designer Bryn Davidson and his wife Kamala wanted to experiment with small footprint living so they bought the cheapest property in the city of Vancouver: a 360sf bachelor suite. The pair took to

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The Big Green Bus is a Retired City Bus Renovated into a Mini Traveling Hotel

The Big Green Bus is a Retired City Bus Renovated into a Mini Traveling Hotel

Collier-Woods bought the 31-year-old public transport bus on eBay for £4,500 (approx $7,400). "I had a look on eBay and found that double deckers were not as expensive as I would have thought, so bought

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7 Bright red shipping containers repurposed as modern offices in Israel

7 Bright red shipping containers repurposed as modern offices in Israel

Tel Aviv studio Potash Architects repurposed seven shipping containers and transformed them into a modern office located near Israel's capital. The stacked red boxes accommodate office spaces, event areas

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Japan scraps Zaha Hadid’s $2.1 billion 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium

Japan scraps Zaha Hadid’s $2.1 billion 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pulled the plug on Zaha Hadid’s 2020 Olympic stadium due to escalating costs. The government’s latest estimates put the stadium at $2.1 billion—a cost that was

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Awesome two-story treehouse is half jungle gym and all childhood dream come true

Awesome two-story treehouse is half jungle gym and all childhood dream come true

Located in Garrison, New York, on sprawling acres of farmland, Davis’ playhouse is as large as a studio apartment and has all sorts of secret features and thrills for its visitors. 350 sq ft are split

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London’s only floating bookshop finally has a permanent home

London’s only floating bookshop finally has a permanent home

London's only floating bookstore takes readers on a bit of a journey, a "quirky" one says co-owner Paddy, "the Doctor," says. Along with co-owners John Privett and a mysterious boat owner referred to as

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Adam Knibb’s twin wooden homes seem to hover above the ground

Adam Knibb’s twin wooden homes seem to hover above the ground

The twin wooden cedar homes have narrow facades topped by thin gable roofs, and sit away from the street like the surrounded houses. As well as matching the area's style, they needed to avoid looking

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ANMA transforms marine hangars into a naturally-ventilated housing block in Bordeaux

ANMA transforms marine hangars into a naturally-ventilated housing block in Bordeaux

Paris-based Agence Nicolas Michelin et Associés transformed existing buildings of the heritage site in Bordeaux into a housing block that offers a variety of living units and engages in a dialogue with

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World’s largest public sauna unveiled in the Arctic Circle

World’s largest public sauna unveiled in the Arctic Circle

Created to celebrate an ‘Arctic state of mind,’ the SALT festival is a year-long event that features indigenous architecture, art, music, and food combined with international artistic influences.

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This building’s geometric facade transforms to regulate daylight

This building’s geometric facade transforms to regulate daylight

One of the building's most important features is the responsive facade made of perforated metal screens-1600 in total-which reference the site and regulate the amount of natural light reaching the

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The insane plan to build an airport right above city streets

The insane plan to build an airport right above city streets

London’s Bartlett School of Architecture asked this year’s senior students to “develop a utopian dream” for their Unit 16 final project. Sutton responded with the Stockholm City Airport/Airport

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Denmark’s massive circular Around Pavilion is made entirely from locally-sourced wood

Denmark’s massive circular Around Pavilion is made entirely from locally-sourced wood

The circular Around Pavilion is located on the grounds of the 17th-century Rosenborg Castle within the Danish capital. Its geometric design matches the garden's meticulous layout and the material choice

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Japanese wedding chapel is lined with intricate hand-carved flowers to connect the past with the future

Japanese wedding chapel is lined with intricate hand-carved flowers to connect the past with the future

Hopeful visitors to the chapel will need to travel to the Ana Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan. There, they’ll find a steel-arched dome, measuring 6m (20 ft) high and 19m (62 ft) long. The

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Designers breathe fresh air into this Garden House in the German countryside

Designers breathe fresh air into this Garden House in the German countryside

The Garden House utilizes an existing boundary wall on the property, turning what may have been a drab space into one that invites tranquility and quiet appreciation of the area. Atop these timeworn stone

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Daniel Libeskind and Immersive’s spectacular LED light towers bloom in Milan

Daniel Libeskind and Immersive’s spectacular LED light towers bloom in Milan

London-based multidisciplinary studio Immersive teamed up with Studio Libeskind and Siemens and created four 33-feet-high LED sculptures for this year's Expo in Milan. The sculptures have large LED's

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Floating villas with submerged bedrooms let you sleep under the sea

Floating villas with submerged bedrooms let you sleep under the sea

The market for luxury living at sea will soon no longer be cornered by yacht industries, as an Asian firm is seeking commission to build standalone villas that float pontoon-style on the sea. Complete

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Backyard BI(h)OME is a tiny, low-cost house with a light environmental footprint

Backyard BI(h)OME is a tiny, low-cost house with a light environmental footprint

This tiny low-cost, low-impact home which contains a bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom and dining room, was designed as a semi-permanent housing solution that can be recycled and reinstalled in

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Super skinny 1.8-meter-wide house slots into a narrow Tokyo lot

Super skinny 1.8-meter-wide house slots into a narrow Tokyo lot

Could you live in a house that’s just 1.8 meters (about 6 feet) wide? You might not have much choice in land-scarce Tokyo. Luckily, YUUA Architects and Associates have set an excellent example of

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