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Spaceship-like ski chalet sheds snow with its sharp crystalline form

Spaceship-like ski chalet sheds snow with its sharp crystalline form

Commissioned by Martin and Sue Hadaway, the eponymous 460-square-meter home is clad in ipe hardwood planks and punctuated by shard-like glazing strips and black steel. The shape of the geometric

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Berlin’s Tchoban Foundation Museum shelters architectural history within an energy-saving, hand-drawn concrete facade

Berlin’s Tchoban Foundation Museum shelters architectural history within an energy-saving, hand-drawn concrete facade

Resolutely modern, the Tchoban Foundation’s Museum for Architectural Drawing springs forth from the end of a row of hundred year old apartment buildings at the entrance to the Industrial monument known

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Czech Republic’s prefab pavilion is built around a swimming pool to keep cool at the 2015 World Expo

Czech Republic’s prefab pavilion is built around a swimming pool to keep cool at the 2015 World Expo

The three-story, prefabricated pavilion features a long rectangular swimming pool with a bar at its entrance. Inside, visitors will have a choice of three restaurants as well as a series of exhibition

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Historic Australian church is transformed into a modern residence

Historic Australian church is transformed into a modern residence

The historic stone chapel was built in 1877 from bluestone. Although the religious effects are long gone, the façade still boasts the original church bell, which rang for the small village that

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Street artist Louis Masai Michel brings attention to colony collapse disorder with murals of bees

Street artist Louis Masai Michel brings attention to colony collapse disorder with murals of bees

Street artist Louis Masai Michel has been using is talent for painting photorealist murals to help bring awareness to dwindling bee populations around the world. Based in London, Michel covered walls in

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Murman Arkitekter’s timber-clad sauna soaks up stunning seaside views in Stockholm

Murman Arkitekter’s timber-clad sauna soaks up stunning seaside views in Stockholm

Murman Arkitekter created this timber-clad sauna for a seaside home on the Stockholm archipelago. The sauna has two wings which gentle fold out toward the Baltic Sea, allowing it to soak up the warmth of

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Benjamin Spöth weaves leftover birch plywood into beautiful Upcycle lamps

Benjamin Spöth weaves leftover birch plywood into beautiful Upcycle lamps

Spöth starts with two-and-a-half-meter-long scrap pieces of plywood and cuts them into the millimeter-thin slices used in the lampshades. The thin, individually cut Multiplex slices are then assembled in

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Konya City Stadium’s faceted astro-turf facade reflects the colors of the city’s football team

Konya City Stadium’s faceted astro-turf facade reflects the colors of the city’s football team

The stadium is covered with artificial turf heated from below, with white-green colors of the local team. High-tech materials were used for the construction of the steel roof and facade, while the

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Elegant timber extension uses angular volumes to maximize natural light

Elegant timber extension uses angular volumes to maximize natural light

The two-level addition extends diagonally from the back of the house. A sloped roof section that connects the original cottage to the timber extension doubles as an angular overhang that protects the home

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Facit Homes’ D-Process creates buildings that snap together like LEGO bricks

Facit Homes’ D-Process creates buildings that snap together like LEGO bricks

Using D-Process, Facit Homes designs each building on a computer in extremely detailed pieces which are then cut on a CNC router. The building components are shaped into LEGO-like cassettes and are

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Grand Cancun eco island cleans up the ocean while generating renewable energy

Grand Cancun eco island cleans up the ocean while generating renewable energy

The entire surface of the offshore platform will be covered in solar panels that will provide energy for both Grand Cancun and the main city's national grid. Vertical wind turbines and underwater tidal

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Lotus Belle Outback Tent provides a temporary luxury space with multiple purposes

Lotus Belle Outback Tent provides a temporary luxury space with multiple purposes

  has an innate bohemian feel to the design, but that doesn't restrict its applications. This light, airy tent serves as the perfect fair-weather guest room, a temporary yoga studio, or a unique

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The UK’s first natural public swimming pool will use plants, not chemicals, to stay clean

The UK’s first natural public swimming pool will use plants, not chemicals, to stay clean

Adventurous Londoners will soon be able to take a dip in the chemical-free King’s Cross swimming pool, a man-made freshwater pond filtered and kept clear through natural processes. Designed by Rotterdam

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Refuge du Goûter: Space-Age Self-Sufficient Alpine Lodge is the Highest Building in France

Refuge du Goûter: Space-Age Self-Sufficient Alpine Lodge is the Highest Building in France

Located on one of the most popular routes used by climbers hoping to scale Mont Blanc, the Refuge du Goûter took five years to plan and three more to build. Dubbed a 'high-altitude hotel,' the project

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Brilliant Mold-Detecting Fruit Bowl Alerts You to Rotting Fruit Before it Goes Bad

Brilliant Mold-Detecting Fruit Bowl Alerts You to Rotting Fruit Before it Goes Bad

Who hasn't experienced the frustration of picking a piece of fruit out of a bowl only to toss it out because it's covered in a nasty layer of mold? Student designer Jagjit Chodha hopes to put an end to

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From trash to Transformers: A father-son team earns over $160,000 building giant robots from junk

From trash to Transformers: A father-son team earns over $160,000 building giant robots from junk

The Transformers empire is big in China, so the recycled larger-than-life models are drawing quite a bit of attention there. Yu Zhilin of Zhangmu saw the exploding success of the films as a promising

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Nation’s largest shipping container restaurant was installed in just 3 days

Nation’s largest shipping container restaurant was installed in just 3 days

Located on a former brownfield along the French Broad River, the Smoky Park Supper Club is a shining example of adaptive reuse and brownfield reclamation. Logan, owner of the downtown Asheville restaurant

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Russia has ambitious plans to build a superhighway to Alaska

Russia has ambitious plans to build a superhighway to Alaska

Russia has announced big plans for a superhighway that would effectively connect all the continents in the Northern Hemisphere, making it possible to travel from New York westward through Russia and on to

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Morphosis plans ultra-thin reflective skyscraper for Swiss resort valley

Morphosis plans ultra-thin reflective skyscraper for Swiss resort valley

The '7132 Tower' is intended to be an impressive and eye-catching feature in itself, but the architects also worked to make sure the building cooperates with its beautiful natural environment. To that

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James Whitaker designs funky light-filled office space out of shipping containers

James Whitaker designs funky light-filled office space out of shipping containers

An advertising agency commissioned Whitaker to develop the Hechingen Studio design as a low-cost cargotecture workspace near the rural German town of Hechingen. Although the project was never

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Azerbaijan’s 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside a Slatted Timber Shell

Azerbaijan’s 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside a Slatted Timber Shell

The designers created a modular system within the Azerbaijan pavilion so that various levels can be reconfigured to accommodate a variety of different uses. Each floor is connected via an escalator and

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SoNo Arhitekti unveils prismatic Slovenia Pavilion for the 2015 World Expo

SoNo Arhitekti unveils prismatic Slovenia Pavilion for the 2015 World Expo

SoNo Arhiteki won the bid to design the Slovenian Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo. Inspired by the expo's theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life," SoNo Arhiteki based their sawtooth pavilion off the

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Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Towering Bamboo Lotus Pavilion for the World Expo 2015

Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Towering Bamboo Lotus Pavilion for the World Expo 2015

Vo Trong Nghia's lotus pavilion was inspired by local flora, but it holds a universal message. "Growing from the muddy ponds it rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. The flower is proof

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Classic Eichler renovated into a naturally-cooled home that blends indoors and out

Classic Eichler renovated into a naturally-cooled home that blends indoors and out

Klopf Architecture recently remodeled a classic Eichler mid-century home, honoring the iconic home’s style while expanding it to suit the needs of the new homeowners. Working along side Arterra

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Samoo Architects & Engineers reveal plans for Ulju Government Complex in South Korea

Samoo Architects & Engineers reveal plans for Ulju Government Complex in South Korea

The architects designed the project as an attempt to combine history, nature and accessibility and create diverse spaces within the complex. While there is a high degree of independence between different

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Temperature-regulating Thermo Tents offer the most comfortable camping experience ever

Temperature-regulating Thermo Tents offer the most comfortable camping experience ever

Summer is coming and we can't wait to go camping! However, those freezing nights and hot mornings can suck the fun out of the experience and make the most adventurous people grumpy. Irish firm Thermo Tent

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AgriDust transforms food waste into green packaging and plant pots

AgriDust transforms food waste into green packaging and plant pots

AgriDust is a project that envisions turning food waste into biodegradable material which can be used to make packaging and plant pots. Marina Ceccolini devised a way to transform six types of

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Kengo Kuma wins design competition for new Paris Metro station

Kengo Kuma wins design competition for new Paris Metro station

Japan-based architecture firm Kengo Kuma & Associates has been named as the winner of the design competition for a new Paris Metro station. The 45,000-square-metre metro stop, located in the northern

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Glassy timber-clad La Chasse Galerie home harmonizes with the lush Laurentian Forest

Glassy timber-clad La Chasse Galerie home harmonizes with the lush Laurentian Forest

The gorgeous la-Chasse-Galerie house is a light filled home designed by Thellend Fortin Architects to harmonize with the wooded area it sits upon. Located in the Laurentian forest outside of Montreal,

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United Nations to send 10,000 flat-packed IKEA shelters to refugees worldwide

United Nations to send 10,000 flat-packed IKEA shelters to refugees worldwide

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) has partnered with social enterprise Better Shelter to move forward on a plan to bring 10,000 of IKEA’s incredible solar-powered flat pack

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