Architecture

What Does the Interior of the World’s Largest and Most Expensive Family Home Look Like?

What Does the Interior of the World’s Largest and Most Expensive Family Home Look Like?

The completion of Antilia — the world's largest and most expensive family home — certainly caused a stir when we first reported on the sky-scraping abode back in 2011, with readers (and we here at

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An old coal mine was turned into a vast universe made out of plants and stones

An old coal mine was turned into a vast universe made out of plants and stones

What better use for an old coal mine than a whole new universe? This is just what the Duke of Buccleuch and architect Charles Jencks did with an open cast coal mine located within Scotland’s Lowther

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Mirrored beach hut reflects nature’s beauty and beachgoers’ curiosity in Sussex

Mirrored beach hut reflects nature’s beauty and beachgoers’ curiosity in Sussex

The installation of the timber structure was fairly simple, as you can see in the video above. The hut was delivered to the site with its walls already built, and the team needed only to assemble it, seal

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J Mayer H. Architects unveil modern Sonnenhof complex in Jena, Germany

J Mayer H. Architects unveil modern Sonnenhof complex in Jena, Germany

The small German city of Jena has an ultramodern new addition to it's historical skyline. J Mayer have just completed a 9555 m2 complex offering office, residential and retail space within four

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Beyonce inspired this curvy luxury skyscraper in Australia

Beyonce inspired this curvy luxury skyscraper in Australia

The actual name of the building is the Premiere Tower, located at 134 Spencer Street in downtown Melbourne, which is the second most populated city in Australia after Sydney. Rather than flat or angular

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Bolivia’s charming Wiracocha offers pilgrims a thatched adobe refuge

Bolivia’s charming Wiracocha offers pilgrims a thatched adobe refuge

We found out about Wiracocha because its owner, Alfonso Choque Tricona, was also the captain of the boat that took us from Copacabana right across to the island. But instead of sailing, he spent most of

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Bureau A creates transparent birdhouses meant to remind us of the omnipresence of nature

Bureau A creates transparent birdhouses meant to remind us of the omnipresence of nature

The "Migrant Garden" project consisting of 40 bird nests, designed by 40 different architects, meant to remind us of the omnipresence of natural environment which precedes architecture and continues to

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Affordable community of tiny homes could revitalize abandoned railway tracks

Affordable community of tiny homes could revitalize abandoned railway tracks

Designed for an innovative housing competition, Small House on Tracks was envisioned as a livable low-cost commune for artists, students, and workers. Each micro unit measures 1.5 meters in width, 2.09

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UFO-shaped Mazatlan Museum is heading to Mexico

UFO-shaped Mazatlan Museum is heading to Mexico

Fernando Romero Enterprise (FR-EE) have just unveiled their design for the UFO-shaped Mazatlan Museum in Mexico. The building's form, which resembles a minimalist alien spaceship, was actually inspired by

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Bolivia’s atmospheric Jardín de Asia features cozy cocoons made of natural materials

Bolivia’s atmospheric Jardín de Asia features cozy cocoons made of natural materials

The stunning Jardín the Asia is part of Los Tajibos Hotel, Santa Cruz de la Sierra's most luxurious accomodation. Envisioned by local architect Juan Carlos Menacho, it features a grand tunnel-like

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idA’s Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen is a Parametrically Designed Artificial Forest in Switzerland

idA’s Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen is a Parametrically Designed Artificial Forest in Switzerland

The parametrically designed pavilion is organized similar to natural cell division. Using the Voronoi diagram, which illustrates organization and spatiality of crystals and cell growth, the architects

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BYTR architecten’s extension of a 19th century home combines old and new under one roof

BYTR architecten’s extension of a 19th century home combines old and new under one roof

Rotterndam-based BYTR architects designed an extension of a detached 19th century home in the city of Zeist, in The Netherlands, and combined the two spaces under one roof. Mansard architecture and modern

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Bjarke Ingels defies gravity with new office building for Philadelphia’s Navy Yard

Bjarke Ingels defies gravity with new office building for Philadelphia’s Navy Yard

Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard office park is home to a new project designed by starchitect Bjarke Ingels. The 1200 Intrepid office building will be the latest in a string of American projects for

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Stekke + fraas’ Brutopia brings idyllic communal living to Brussels

Stekke + fraas’ Brutopia brings idyllic communal living to Brussels

Brutopia is a sprawling role model of cohousing in Brussels, which combines residential living with urban gardening, business spaces and a service center in the Belgian capital. Designed by stekke +

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Live off the grid and rent-free in the charming Wohnwagon mobile caravan

Live off the grid and rent-free in the charming Wohnwagon mobile caravan

The green roof helps insulate the home during the winter and cool it during the summer months. Triple-glazed windows punctuate the larch shell, bringing in natural light and framing views. Solar

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Circular Infinite Bridge provides panoramic views in Aarhus, Denmark

Circular Infinite Bridge provides panoramic views in Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus’ Sculpture by the Sea—Denmark’s biggest annual outdoor sculpture exhibitions—spotlighted nearly 60 fantastic art installations this year, and one of our favorites is “Den Uendelige Bro”

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A Canadian man built this off-grid shipping container home for just $20,000

A Canadian man built this off-grid shipping container home for just $20,000

Dupuis is the architect of this peculiar home in the woods. That is, if you call a man who makes a home out of shipping containers an architect. By day, Dupuis is an engineer and renewable energy

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Astonishing water-sensitive building material acts just like pine cones

Astonishing water-sensitive building material acts just like pine cones

Royal College of Art design student Chao Chen has developed a revolutionary new building material that responds to the presence of water.

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT: What inspired you to write 'Cradle to Cradle' (the book) and launch the Cradle to Cradle system? William McDonough: From an early age, I was fascinated by differing attitudes towards

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Koen Olthuis of WaterStudio.nl Talks About Design for a Water World

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Koen Olthuis of WaterStudio.nl Talks About Design for a Water World

In light of all the dire news related to climate change, rising sea levels and the natural disasters which have stricken numerous coastal areas around the world, we here at Inhabitat would like to

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Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio is a cozy workspace that doubles as a secluded spot for deer-watching

Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio is a cozy workspace that doubles as a secluded spot for deer-watching

Bath-based architecture firm Stonewood Design created this small green-roofed studio as a secluded workspace and spot for deer-watching. Built using locally sourced stone and patinated copper, the

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Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

After Barry Cox traveled the world admiring churches, he decided to build his own--out of trees. Using five different tree species and a tree spade from his work at Treelocations, the New Zealand resident

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Bright and bold QUO shipping container mall springs up in Buenos Aires

Bright and bold QUO shipping container mall springs up in Buenos Aires

QUO Container Center is a bold and bright idea by architect Cecilia Bertezzolo, founder of BZZ Arquitectura, and built by EcoSan.  It is situated in a leafy up and coming small town, and hour and a half

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Crazy home carved into a coastal cliff has a swimming pool roof

Crazy home carved into a coastal cliff has a swimming pool roof

This amazing concrete house in carved into a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea. OPA designed Casa Brutale as a brutalist building that reminds of the iconic Casa Malaparte in Naples, Italy, by acting as

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Inspiring LOSEV center in Turkey teaches visitors how to lead sustainable lives

Inspiring LOSEV center in Turkey teaches visitors how to lead sustainable lives

Turkish architecture firm MuuM Architects designed this unique educational and recreational complex meant to be located in the dry Anatolian plains in central Turkey. LOSEV Natural Life Center &

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Gorgeous Doll’s House extension transforms a drafty bungalow into an energy-efficient home

Gorgeous Doll’s House extension transforms a drafty bungalow into an energy-efficient home

Australian design firm BKK Architects completed the Doll’s House, a flexible and energy-efficient addition to a former drafty bungalow. Taking inspiration from the traditional children’s doll’s

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Modern open-plan home in Jackson Hole reduces construction waste with six prefab units

Modern open-plan home in Jackson Hole reduces construction waste with six prefab units

Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture teamed up with Method Homes to make a sprawling prefab home in breathtaking Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Set in the footprint of the property’s former home, the

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Malaysian EcoSky development plans to collect rainwater, daylight, and compost its way to greener luxury living

Malaysian EcoSky development plans to collect rainwater, daylight, and compost its way to greener luxury living

With the population booming and housing expansion taking place in all corners of the world, catching wind of a swanky new high-rise in a distant land can lead to some raised eyebrows. The EcoSky living

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Plans for world’s first self-sufficient floating city advance to next phase

Plans for world’s first self-sufficient floating city advance to next phase

The Seasteading Institute is on target to launch the world’s first floating city by 2020. The Floating City Project is set to have political autonomy, although the concept involves an integrated

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Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack

Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack

The sculptural Northern Rivers Beach House reinterprets traditional building materials, including corrugated metal, fibre-cement sheeting, and timber. Vertical steel cladding wraps around much of the

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