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New Silk light bulbs mimic the sun to help you sleep better

New Silk light bulbs mimic the sun to help you sleep better

No one can underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. Most of us have heard, yet maybe not followed, the advice to turn off bright lights and screens before going to bed because of the rousing

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Exquisite copper-plated Ecumenical Art Chapel ages with the trees in Finland

Exquisite copper-plated Ecumenical Art Chapel ages with the trees in Finland

The 300 square foot structure is striking without even stepping foot aside. The tall, pointed outer walls are plated with copper. It is no misstep that the siding chosen is one that will weather and turn

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Net-zero Happy Meadow Courtyard House is a perfectly passive residence in North Carolina

Net-zero Happy Meadow Courtyard House is a perfectly passive residence in North Carolina

Happy Meadows Courtyard House is a modern, age-in-place, net zero passive house designed by Chapel Hill, NC, architect Arielle Condoret Schechter. Constructed primarily of 5500 psi concrete, the

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New Zealand beach house transforms into an open-aired paradise

New Zealand beach house transforms into an open-aired paradise

The beach house is separated into two levels, the “living pavilion” consisting of a kitchen, lounge, and two covered decks. As you can see, each of the sections can be customized to your preferred

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Funtastic Japanese preschool collects rainwater puddles for kids to play in

Funtastic Japanese preschool collects rainwater puddles for kids to play in

Kids all over the world go mad about puddles and just want to jump right into the center. But it's usually the adults who are always overly concerned and worrying they might get wet, cold and eventually

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Soup Architects create stylishly energy-efficient Garden Studios for an artsy London couple

Soup Architects create stylishly energy-efficient Garden Studios for an artsy London couple

The Colt House's art studios where designed for a London couple who spend three or four days a week at their country retreat. While he needed a bigger space for his large paintings, she required a

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Vietnam’s Vegan House is covered from top to bottom in vibrantly painted shutters

Vietnam’s Vegan House is covered from top to bottom in vibrantly painted shutters

The city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, has just gained a charming and colorful addition to its peaceful neighborhoods. Keeping in line with other traditional, “tube houses” in the area, the Vegan House,

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OOPEAA crafts Finland’s tallest wooden apartment block from sustainable CLT modules

OOPEAA crafts Finland’s tallest wooden apartment block from sustainable CLT modules

Created for housing developer Lakea Oy, Puukuokka is 'the tallest wooden apartment block in the country' according to its architect, Anssi Lassila. Situated in Kuokkala, the 8-storey building shelters a

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Beautiful adobe hotel in Bolivia belongs in a fairy tale

Beautiful adobe hotel in Bolivia belongs in a fairy tale

With shelters shaped like a tortoise, a teepee, a sea tower and a snail among other natural forms, Las Olas can be easily spotted down from the bay. As it's built on a slope, each room gets both, privacy

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New FBI Florida Headquarters will be completely self-sustaining by 2030

New FBI Florida Headquarters will be completely self-sustaining by 2030

“This building expresses the dignity, enterprise, vigor, and stability of the United States government, while the landscape connects to the native environment by restoring wetlands and vegetation

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This factory turned family home uses curved walls to play with light

This factory turned family home uses curved walls to play with light

Belgian designers Graux and Baeyens have taken a warehouse loft near Kortrijk and turned it into a luxurious, and curvy, family home. The home also features classic, earth tones and vaulted ceilings. The

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Suga Architects unveil the gorgeous green-roofed Takano Nursery in Japan

Suga Architects unveil the gorgeous green-roofed Takano Nursery in Japan

The narrow plot forced the architects to create an elongated volume topped with a vegetable rooftop garden. Its narrow street-facing sides are clad in treated red cedar, while the surfaces around the

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Tiny isolated cabin in Norway is only accessible by foot or horse

Tiny isolated cabin in Norway is only accessible by foot or horse

The stunning tiny cabin stands along a lake, in between high Norwegian peaks. Its humble, curvaceous design integrates into the landscape causing minimal footprint to its pristine surroundings. As it can

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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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Danish architects deck out Viborg town hall with green roofs and solar panels

Danish architects deck out Viborg town hall with green roofs and solar panels

The new town hall building in Viborg, Denmark is a marvel of sustainable and striking design, thanks to Henning Larson Architects. Features of the complex stay true to the clean, sharp artistry of the

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The daylit Covert House in London is a Passivhaus stunner

The daylit Covert House in London is a Passivhaus stunner

London-based architecture firm DSDHA completed their daylit Covert House in Clapham Old Town, London, UK. The semi-underground home clad in glass and cast concrete features several sustainable mechanisms

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Yamazaki Kentaro’s House in Kashiwa showcases the art of leaving things unfinished

Yamazaki Kentaro’s House in Kashiwa showcases the art of leaving things unfinished

Situated in the small city of Kashiwa, not far from Tokyo, this family house was imagined as an adaptable space that the inhabitants design by living in it. Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop used wooden

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This stunning Argentinian house is buried under a sacred Patagonian site

This stunning Argentinian house is buried under a sacred Patagonian site

According to the architects, the house stands on a religious Bariloche site, where natives used to hold Smoke ceremonies by burning green leafs as an offering to the gods. When the ceremony ended, at

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Quonochontaug House is a daylit vacation home in Rhode Island that uses light as sculpture

Quonochontaug House is a daylit vacation home in Rhode Island that uses light as sculpture

New York–based design studio Bernheimer Architecture designed this daylit vacation house in Rhode Island, the interior of which plays with light like it were a sculpting chisel. The Quonochontaug House

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Hong Kong’s Community Green Station blends bamboo screens and shipping containers

Hong Kong’s Community Green Station blends bamboo screens and shipping containers

The Community Green Station in Sha Tin was built as a temporary shelter to held exhibitions and workshops that promote the importance of recycling. It consists of a cluster of closed, opened and

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Swedish Juniper House mirrors its surroundings with a clever vinyl facade

Swedish Juniper House mirrors its surroundings with a clever vinyl facade

.. The beautiful Juniper House is a 540 sq-foot home made from local timber. Three of its sides were masked in a vinyl cloth that was screen printed with photographs of the same trees growing around

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Casa Invisibile is an innovative, tailor-made prefab home with mirrored walls

Casa Invisibile is an innovative, tailor-made prefab home with mirrored walls

Delugan Meissl's idea of the future home was designed with flexibility and spatial quality in mind. Its modular tailor-made design gives clients' the freedom to choose its facades, materials and size,

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Subterranean Conservation Hall is a glass-walled atrium under the Governor’s lawn in Tennessee

Subterranean Conservation Hall is a glass-walled atrium under the Governor’s lawn in Tennessee

Related: SHINE's latest Tec de Monterrey optimizes natural light and ventilation with parametric modeling + Archimania Via Plataforma Arquitectura

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Ramshackle alpine shed transformed into a rustic mansion in France

Ramshackle alpine shed transformed into a rustic mansion in France

+ Chevalier Architectes Photos by Alexandre Mermillod courtesy of v2com

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Argentina’s airy RM House floats elegantly above the grassy Pampas landscape

Argentina’s airy RM House floats elegantly above the grassy Pampas landscape

The stunning RM House in Mar de Ajó is 230 miles drive from Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. It was designed as a summer and weekend retreat from all the hustle and bustle of daily city life.

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Absolutely enchanting AirBNB home in Brazil was built from demolished houses in the area

Absolutely enchanting AirBNB home in Brazil was built from demolished houses in the area

The Floripa cabin is located on the north of the island, overlooking rough but crystal clear waters and a fine white sand beach. Jaime settled in the island 30 years ago, where he decided to base his

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This abandoned 300-year-old home was turned into a cafe wrapped in a bamboo frame

This abandoned 300-year-old home was turned into a cafe wrapped in a bamboo frame

The cafe's house was part of a dozen of abandoned homes, where families flew the small town of Kasang-ri Kyung-book to go to the city. The cafe arises after the architects removed and added new walls

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Kengo Kuma’s new community center hides a hilly indoor landscape under its zigzag-roof

Kengo Kuma’s new community center hides a hilly indoor landscape under its zigzag-roof

Kuma's eye-catching community centre is located in a city called Towada, in Japan's Aomori Prefecture.  Topped by spiky, steel, zigzag roof, its clad in vertical strips of Japanese cedar wood and

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City Library Bruges’ new rusty facade gets more beautiful over time

City Library Bruges’ new rusty facade gets more beautiful over time

The clients' brief was to make the library more visible from the street and that it will stand out with its very own identity among other services in the same building. But the architects' task wasn't

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Contemporary design unites two French schools in historical town

Contemporary design unites two French schools in historical town

The highlight of this structure is the bridge joining the previously separated buildings. This formation houses all of the amenities of student life, including classrooms and study halls. Glass panel

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