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Daan Roosegaarde’s Waterlicht light installation mimics the beauty of Aurora Borealis

Daan Roosegaarde’s Waterlicht light installation mimics the beauty of Aurora Borealis

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde created a mesmerizing light installation that mimics the effect of northern lights. The Waterlicht installation created above a flood channel of the River IJssel in the

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OFIS clads contemporary Ljubljana villa with double-perforated metal

OFIS clads contemporary Ljubljana villa with double-perforated metal

Centrally located in the Mirje Suburbs of Ljubljana, the villa’s stacked boxy volume is evocative of a pyramid; the shape is in reference to the Plecknik-designed pyramidal pedestrian archway sited

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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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This colorful Belgian apartment has beds built right into the walls!

This colorful Belgian apartment has beds built right into the walls!

The rooms were designed as mirrored spaces with one of them inside the chalet, while the other one faces it. The chalet protrudes outside in one of the rooms, while being positioned inside in the other.

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Artist Sarah Hatton’s newest artworks feature more dead honeybees arranged in intricate patterns

Artist Sarah Hatton’s newest artworks feature more dead honeybees arranged in intricate patterns

Sarah Hatton, a Canadian artist, uses dead bees to create beautiful works of art and bring attention to the plight of bees around the world. Her work features bees arranged in patterns symbolically linked

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DIY hugelkultur: how to build raised permaculture garden beds

DIY hugelkultur: how to build raised permaculture garden beds

Although the term "hugelkultur" was coined by German horticulturalists Hans Beba and Herman Andra in the late 1970s, the actual technique has probably been used for thousands of years. Roughly translated

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Pani Community Center in Bengal is made entirely from local and recycled materials

Pani Community Center in Bengal is made entirely from local and recycled materials

A new bamboo multi-use structure designed by SchilderScholte has popped up in the Bengalese town of Rajarhat. Funded by the Pani foundation out of the Netherlands, the building was made entirely from

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World’s highest LEED-scoring school is powered by D.C.’s largest geothermal system

World’s highest LEED-scoring school is powered by D.C.’s largest geothermal system

Located a few streets down from the U.S. Capitol, the historic Dunbar High School was founded in 1870 as the nation’s first public high school for African Americans. The school was partially demolished

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Kulturzentrum Ischgl is a green-roofed village center in Austria

Kulturzentrum Ischgl is a green-roofed village center in Austria

The village center is a restored rectory that was built in 1763, and is meant to define the village identity and create a modern meeting place. It features a subterranean tunnel that allows access for

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Gleaming Holy Cross House saves energy with passive design and natural ventilation

Gleaming Holy Cross House saves energy with passive design and natural ventilation

Holy Cross House by Thomas Balaban Architecte is an aluminum-clad home in Montreal, Canada, designed to optimize the use of natural lighting and provide a balanced living space for a family that

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This sexy faucet saves water while you get your swirl on

This sexy faucet saves water while you get your swirl on

In his design, Qiu intended to keep to the "gentle and swirly" nature of water. To that end, he designed a system of turbines installed inside the faucet to create different swirly flows. Similar to a

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SwimCity offers 3D-printed floating housing for students in Stockholm

SwimCity offers 3D-printed floating housing for students in Stockholm

Belatchew Labs is an experimental studio under the umbrella of Belatchew Arkitekter, based in Stockholm. The Labs take on projects where it is necessary to solve urban problems with creative thinking,

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a21studio levitates a stone slab to create a unique Buddhist temple in Vietnam

a21studio levitates a stone slab to create a unique Buddhist temple in Vietnam

The pavilion is located on a rocky slope accessible via stone steps that create a promenade and lead to a small clearing among a patch of trees. The structure is open on all sides and is surrounded by

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The Rock Bottom is a tiny off-grid reading cabin built for just $300 in Vermont

The Rock Bottom is a tiny off-grid reading cabin built for just $300 in Vermont

The construction cost of the Rock Bottom Cabin was incredibly low thanks to Diedricksen's deft scrap scavenger abilities. In fact, most of the cabin is made up of recycled parts and creatively reused

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Calotopos: a utopian vision of sustainable settlements integrated with nature

Calotopos: a utopian vision of sustainable settlements integrated with nature

Moldovan architect Maxim Calujac has a unique vision for sustainable urban design, and he has named it "Calotopos". Based on a set of principles including polycentrism, population dispersion, transport

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Stockholm’s Insect City and Buzz Building take cricket cultivation to a whole new level

Stockholm’s Insect City and Buzz Building take cricket cultivation to a whole new level

Belatchew Arkitekter’s studio Belatchew Labs are the masterminds behind the Insect City and Buzz Building complex - an integrated facility that hosts full-cycle cricket production, from egg to plate.

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Lala Abaddon weaves photos together to create intricately textured artworks

Lala Abaddon weaves photos together to create intricately textured artworks

Lala Abaddon’s optically intricate artworks may appear to be some sort of digital manipulation, but her pieces are actually made from painstakingly hand-woven paper. Starting out as large scale

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Egypt just unveiled plans for a gigantic pyramid skyscraper

Egypt just unveiled plans for a gigantic pyramid skyscraper

The 650-feet-high pyramid-like structure is expected to become the country's tallest building and will be surrounded by various government, commercial and entertainment spaces which will be built through

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Ennead Architects unveil futuristic designs for spiraling Shanghai Planetarium

Ennead Architects unveil futuristic designs for spiraling Shanghai Planetarium

The 38,000-square-meter Shanghai Planetarium will be located in the new Lingang District, a rapidly developing town southeast of Shanghai’s central business district and located close to the East China

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Norwegian students craft fantastic mountain retreat with a wooden tunnel entrance

Norwegian students craft fantastic mountain retreat with a wooden tunnel entrance

The 150 sq ft tuba cube was crafted as a practical, hands-on University project, to gain building skills and solve problems on-site. Thanks to G.C. Rieber Funds' financial support, the students

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Lada Cube’s prefabricated wall panels could revolutionize construction, cut building time in half

Lada Cube’s prefabricated wall panels could revolutionize construction, cut building time in half

In 2013 Låda Cube set out to change how we use and think about our walls.   Fueled by our belief that traditional stick-built walls consume needless time, energy, and resources, we set out to

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Bates Masi Architects unveil tiny, daylit Beach Hampton House

Bates Masi Architects unveil tiny, daylit Beach Hampton House

The building was designed for a couple who purchased a quarter acre lot over 40 years ago only 500 feet from the ocean. The largest house that could be built was two storey high 600-square-feet space. It

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SG Blocks unveils prefab bar and room prototypes for Marriott Moxy Hotels

SG Blocks unveils prefab bar and room prototypes for Marriott Moxy Hotels

Designer of container-based structures SG Blocks (SGBX) built a container-based open-air bar and a hotel room mock-up for Marriott’s Moxy Hotels. The project was unveiled at the revealed at The Americas

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Crazy Car-Shaped Home Features “3 Liter” Energy Efficiency

Crazy Car-Shaped Home Features “3 Liter” Energy Efficiency

Looking at this picture, "eco home" isn't exactly the first thing that springs to mind. But it turns out this bizarre car-shaped home is surprisingly green. Dubbed the Auto Residence and designed by

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Surf Sauna in a Barrel Keeps Crazy Winter Surfers Warm

Surf Sauna in a Barrel Keeps Crazy Winter Surfers Warm

Surf Sauna's structure is made from marine grade galvanized and stainless steel to hold up to years of salt water exposure. The cylindrical walls are made from western red cedar which is naturally rot

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Gort Scott Architects daylit extension transforms a Victoria Park House in London

Gort Scott Architects daylit extension transforms a Victoria Park House in London

Jay Gort and Fiona Scott of Gort Scott Architects have designed an L-shaped extension to a Victorian house in London by using fragments of the original 1950s structure and reorganizing the space to

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IKEA launches new furniture that can wirelessly charge your smartphone!

IKEA launches new furniture that can wirelessly charge your smartphone!

Are you always losing your smartphone charger? Not to worry, with IKEA’s new furniture line misplaced smartphone chargers will be a problem of the past. The Swedish furniture maker unveiled on Sunday a

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Kjellander + Sjöberg designs a climate-optimized urban development in new Kiruna

Kjellander + Sjöberg designs a climate-optimized urban development in new Kiruna

Located 145 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, Kiruna sits atop a rich body of iron and has a subarctic climate with long, cold winters. To mitigate climatic conditions, Kjellander + Sjöberg

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Suspended Dom’Up tree tents look like flying saucers in the forest

Suspended Dom’Up tree tents look like flying saucers in the forest

The suspension-style cabin, called Dom'Up, is a lightweight tree shelter that leaves no trace or impact on itss surrounding environment. Brainchild of Dutch arboriculturist Druno de Grunne and architect

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Black House Blues is a gorgeous woodland haven for music lovers

Black House Blues is a gorgeous woodland haven for music lovers

Inspired by the clients’ love of Blues music, Studija Archispektras built an airy black home nestled in a lush forest in Lithuania. Appropriately named Black House Blues, the gorgeous house is partially

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