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SoNo Architects’ Mountain-View House boasts stunning views of the Austrian Alps

SoNo Architects’ Mountain-View House boasts stunning views of the Austrian Alps

Located over 880 meters above sea level, the Mountain-View House is situated in a small Austrian village connected with Kitzbuehel, a region famous for skiing. SoNo Architects created the stepped house

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Gorgeous Spiegel Haus uses mirrors to reflect daylight inside

Gorgeous Spiegel Haus uses mirrors to reflect daylight inside

From the street, Spiegel Haus appears like two volumes, connected by an entryway with a large overhanging eave. To the left, a traditional-looking ranch style volume meets a modern two story brick volume

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A floating gold roof tops BIG’s proposed Västerås transportation hub

A floating gold roof tops BIG’s proposed Västerås transportation hub

The Västerås Travel Center was designed as part of the 3B — Build Away the Barriers, a redevelopment plan that will transform the 17 acres surrounding the existing railway into a series of engaging

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The Moop: A Modern Modular Prefab Coop For Design-Savvy Chickens

The Moop: A Modern Modular Prefab Coop For Design-Savvy Chickens

There are hundreds of designs out there for chicken coops - from super simple boxes to elaborate $100k fantasy hen mansions. But not all chicken coops are created equally - and Peter Strzebniok, founder

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Inflatable RGBubble brings the RGB color spectrum of your digital screen to real life

Inflatable RGBubble brings the RGB color spectrum of your digital screen to real life

Rhode Island-based design collective Pneuhaus created small inflatable bubbles that place visitors in the ever-changing environment of the RGB color spectrum. As if inhabiting pixels within a digital

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Is Bhutan the world’s most eco-friendly travel destination?

Is Bhutan the world’s most eco-friendly travel destination?

THIMPHU, BHUTAN--My first meal in the land of Gross National Happiness was prepared by Five Diamond star chef Mario Fernandez, of Aman Resorts. When asked point blank whether GNH is indeed a measurement

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid impresses with seven seats and a 59 MPGe rating

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid impresses with seven seats and a 59 MPGe rating

If you aren’t quite ready to make the jump to a full electric car, a plug-in hybrid might be your best option, since it starts with a traditional hybrid powertrain, but adds the capability for limited

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Mysterious sinkhole develops a surprising and beautiful ecosystem in China

Mysterious sinkhole develops a surprising and beautiful ecosystem in China

The China sinkhole was naturally formed as a result of the region’s karst processes, in which the humid climate of Hubei’s Xuanen county triggered the chemical dissolution of the carbonate landscape.

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Tiny prefab Sleeping Pod doubles as a guesthouse and office

Tiny prefab Sleeping Pod doubles as a guesthouse and office

Yazdani Studio, the design firm of CannonDesign, created a tiny student prefab housing unit that can also be used as a mobile guesthouse, office space, extra bedroom or temporary housing. The team

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Gorgeous eco-friendly Toybox is a tiny dream home on wheels

Gorgeous eco-friendly Toybox is a tiny dream home on wheels

Visually stunning inside and out, the Toybox tiny home boasts a bold and colorful exterior that evokes the pop art artworks of Roy Lichtenstein. Topped by a white, energy-efficient thermoplastic roof

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Maze-like Buitenschot Land Art Park cuts ground noise from nearby airport in half

Maze-like Buitenschot Land Art Park cuts ground noise from nearby airport in half

Landscape artist Paul de Kort teamed up with H+N+S Landscape Architects to design a 80-acre diamond-shaped green space right next to the runways of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Named Buitenschot Land

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Traditional Swiss ski chalet renovated into two modern flex-space units

Traditional Swiss ski chalet renovated into two modern flex-space units

A traditional ski chalet in the Swiss Alps has been transformed into two timber-clad apartments by Dutch architect Christian Müller. Named Casa Sur Ual, the historic home rests in the idyllic village of

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Pandora-like Arclight mangrove forest pops up in Sydney Harbor

Pandora-like Arclight mangrove forest pops up in Sydney Harbor

Students and staff from the Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University created this beautiful light installation that looks like a bioluminescent mangrove forest and is completely recyclable. Named

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Concrete Waterfall House pushes the boundaries of local building laws

Concrete Waterfall House pushes the boundaries of local building laws

This concrete coastal Swedish house pushes the limits of the country's new building regulations which allow anyone to build a four-meter-high building with a maximum area of 25 square meters on any

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Peter Kostelov’s beautiful patchwork house is shielded by a slotted wooden facade

Peter Kostelov’s beautiful patchwork house is shielded by a slotted wooden facade

Each section of the project varies in size, shape, and color, creating the unusual aesthetic of a patchwork blanket. Dachas are traditionally constructed using any materials which happened to be

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Australia’s Pittwater House opens and closes with timber shade facade

Australia’s Pittwater House opens and closes with timber shade facade

The Pittwater House’s floor plan is divided into pavilions, one addressing the beach and the other facing the street or “front” of the home. Either side is connected with a sprawling double-height

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5,600-Square-Foot Tah.Mah.Lah. Passive House Restores the Surrounding Environment

5,600-Square-Foot Tah.Mah.Lah. Passive House Restores the Surrounding Environment

The house, which takes its name from the Native American Ohlone word for “mountain lion,” was mostly constructed with salvaged materials. Its recycled steel roof, limestone fireplaces, kitchen hood,

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Arquitecturia built this darling Girona artist studio in a mere 3 weeks

Arquitecturia built this darling Girona artist studio in a mere 3 weeks

Is there anything more romantic than a Spanish artist? How about a Spanish artist's studio? We're in love with this 861-square-foot garden studio in Girona. Josep Camps & Olga Felip, the talented duo

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9-year-old girl builds tiny homes from scratch for the homeless

9-year-old girl builds tiny homes from scratch for the homeless

For the last four years, Hailey Fort has donated produce grown in her garden to the local food bank, with a whopping 128 pounds of food donated just last year. She was inspired to build tiny shelters

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Rzlbd’s Light-Filled Tetris House Wins at Architecture by Eliminating Wasted Space

Rzlbd’s Light-Filled Tetris House Wins at Architecture by Eliminating Wasted Space

The Tetris House is located on a narrow 40’ by 110’ lot with tight zoning that minimized the allowable building footprint. Compounding challenges from the compact footprint, the client asked for the

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Enproyecto Arquitectura’s Spanish Coastal Stone Cabin Holds More Than a Few Surprises

Enproyecto Arquitectura’s Spanish Coastal Stone Cabin Holds More Than a Few Surprises

Located on the outskirts of a small agricultural village, the house is surrounded by cherry fields and is graced by a sweeping view of the coast. Zoning only allows for a 25 square meter building (usually

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8 incredible parks created from landfills

8 incredible parks created from landfills

1. Mt. Trashmore, Virginia Beach Talk about turning trash into treasure - the satirically dubbed Mount Trashmore went from being an abandoned landfill to becoming the Virginia's most visited park. Tony

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Paul Cocksedge’s living staircase spirals from floor to ceiling with lush greenery

Paul Cocksedge’s living staircase spirals from floor to ceiling with lush greenery

Curving planters line the banisters of Paul Cocksedge's Living Staircase, creating lines of swirling greenery that reach from floor to ceiling. The overflowing plants create a welcoming environment while

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Wooden Orchids reimagines the shopping mall as a living, breathing ecotopia

Wooden Orchids reimagines the shopping mall as a living, breathing ecotopia

What if you could go to a shopping center, and without having to search or try very hard, every single aspect of it was genuinely green and sustainable? This is what Vincent Callebaut strives to achieve

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This woman can fit two years of trash in one small mason jar

This woman can fit two years of trash in one small mason jar

Have you ever thought about how much trash you produce in a day? How about a year or two years? The average person wastes 4.3 pounds of waste per day; that's 1,569 pounds per year. Not a great feeling,

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Couple uses ladders to navigate their Tokyo ‘Ninja’ house

Couple uses ladders to navigate their Tokyo ‘Ninja’ house

In 2013, the couple who commissioned the renovation, Tatsumi Terado and his wife Hanae, talked to CNN about their home. Responding to the absence of interior walls, the gaping floor plates stabilized by a

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Futuristic inflatable spa engulfs visitors in mist on the River Thames

Futuristic inflatable spa engulfs visitors in mist on the River Thames

The Nine Elms Horticultural Spa & Apothecary Experience is an experimental public space created to coincide with the ongoing Chelsea Fringe Festival and the London Festival of Architecture. Made from an

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Hipster Grannies get some spray paint. This is what happens next

Hipster Grannies get some spray paint. This is what happens next

New forms of art almost always seem outrageous to the preceding generation. Rock n' roll. Rap. Graffiti. That's the stereotype anyway, but LATA 65 wants to break it down. In an effort to bridge perceived

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Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind’s CityLife complex nears completion in Milan

Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind’s CityLife complex nears completion in Milan

The 366,000-square-meter City Life district was masterplanned by Hadid, Libeskind, and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. In addition to the City Life residences, the mixed-use district will also include a

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If you want to avoid BPA, avoid these brands like the plague..

If you want to avoid BPA, avoid these brands like the plague..

Since I lead a fairly mobile life, I'm often on the lookout for healthy food that travels well, but I'm terrified of canned foods that contain the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A. Clearly I'm not

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