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Stunning snowflake-shaped home in the UAE is 100% powered by the desert sun

Stunning snowflake-shaped home in the UAE is 100% powered by the desert sun

https://vimeo.com/137865687 The home has everything you’d expect from a vacation home - a full kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. The spacious kitchen features an indoor herb

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NowLab’s daylit Haus JJ has its own emergency escape fireman’s pole

NowLab’s daylit Haus JJ has its own emergency escape fireman’s pole

The heart of the design is the spiral staircase directly illuminated by natural light thanks to a skylight above. Built on the 4th and 5th floors of an apartment building in Kreuzberg, Berlin, the

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LA bungalow given a modern makeover with recycled materials

LA bungalow given a modern makeover with recycled materials

There’s a reason TV shows about home renovations and flipping crumbling houses are so popular: the results are often so spellbinding and they tap into the amateur designer in all of us. One world

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Vo Trong Nghia’s Babylon Hotel in Vietnam is wrapped in a flourishing veil of plants and vines

Vo Trong Nghia’s Babylon Hotel in Vietnam is wrapped in a flourishing veil of plants and vines

The Babylon Hotel is located at the coastal Naman Retreat Resort among eco-lux villas and bungalows. Created for relaxation of the body and mind, the hotel accommodates guests within a natural lush

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Remote House is a sustainable modular home that can be anchored anywhere in the world

Remote House is a sustainable modular home that can be anchored anywhere in the world

Assadi's minimal home is mounted on metal pillars on the ground. It has two glazed facades that flood the interiors with daylight while framing stunning views into the Ocean and countryside. As well as

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Folly by archaus’ prefab skin was inspired by sunlight filtering through leaves

Folly by archaus’ prefab skin was inspired by sunlight filtering through leaves

Folly is a conceptual house design aimed at provoking a debate around the housing vernacular in New Zealand; impregnating the public with the idea that creativity, innovation and personality in the built

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Delightful pop-up Camping restaurant brings the great outdoors to busy Buenos Aires

Delightful pop-up Camping restaurant brings the great outdoors to busy Buenos Aires

Camping is located at Buenos Aires Design's terrace, in one of Argentina's capital most affluent neighborhoods, Recoleta. It was envisioned by Gabi Balan, who created a horizontal organization together

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Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of plants

Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of plants

< Palo Santo opened last October in the green and trendy 'Palermo Hollywood' neibourgh. Inspired by the Patric Blanc's vertical gardens at Musée du Quai Branly and Caixa Forum, its front and back

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Adam Knibb’s twin wooden homes seem to hover above the ground

Adam Knibb’s twin wooden homes seem to hover above the ground

The twin wooden cedar homes have narrow facades topped by thin gable roofs, and sit away from the street like the surrounded houses. As well as matching the area's style, they needed to avoid looking

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Designers breathe fresh air into this Garden House in the German countryside

Designers breathe fresh air into this Garden House in the German countryside

The Garden House utilizes an existing boundary wall on the property, turning what may have been a drab space into one that invites tranquility and quiet appreciation of the area. Atop these timeworn stone

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Sunset Magazine’s charming cottage showcases inspiring designs for low-water living

Sunset Magazine’s charming cottage showcases inspiring designs for low-water living

Sunset magazine held its Celebration Weekend 2015 on June 6-7, providing inspiration for home decor, gardening, travel, cooking, and more. One feature on the California headquarters’ grounds was the

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Casa Meztitla pays homage to nearby Aztec temple with volcanic walls

Casa Meztitla pays homage to nearby Aztec temple with volcanic walls

This stone-walled mountain home in Mexico has large glass doors that pivot from the walls and open up towards the surrounding landscape. Mexico City-based firm EDAA designed the building as a holiday and

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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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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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