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WoodWorks announces its 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks announces its 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, just announced the winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards at the Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair in Oakland, and the designs are stunning! The buildings

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Timber artist’s house and atelier imitates northern Italy’s mountainous landscape

Timber artist’s house and atelier imitates northern Italy’s mountainous landscape

Located on a small and sloping site, the house and atelier’s bifurcated lower level is partially buried underground and built from concrete; large glass windows pour natural light into the lower level,

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Hungarian pianist gives the grand piano a sleek, modern makeover

Hungarian pianist gives the grand piano a sleek, modern makeover

pic Hungarian pianist and inventor Gergely Bogányi unveiled his new grand piano that looks more like a sports car than a musical instrument. The transformed piano takes one of the most iconic shapes

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Lush sky garden opens in Rafael Viñoly’s ‘Walkie Talkie’ skyscraper in London

Lush sky garden opens in Rafael Viñoly’s ‘Walkie Talkie’ skyscraper in London

Rafael Viñoly teamed up with landscape studio Gillespies, who were responsible for the garden design, and created a green space that looks like a mountain slope. Three terraces are planted with various

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Artist Simon Beck creates gigantic winter crop circles by walking in the snow!

Artist Simon Beck creates gigantic winter crop circles by walking in the snow!

Located in the beautiful valley of Savoie, France, Beck’s patterned snow circles decorate the expanses of the frozen lakes outside of the ski runs at Les Arcs ski resort.  Overlooking Mont Blanc, the

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The Hiroshima Hut’s transparent skin allows local deer to watch you while you cook

The Hiroshima Hut’s transparent skin allows local deer to watch you while you cook

Measuring 260-square-foot, this humble Japanese home features transparent walls and partitions. While the external walls are made from acrylic rather than glass -- for its high thermal insulation

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Gorgeous Catalan building renovated into an eco-friendly hostel in Barcelona

Gorgeous Catalan building renovated into an eco-friendly hostel in Barcelona

The project name “Yök”was inspired by the Catalan word “lloc”, meaning place or location. This echoes the design prinicples that drove the renovation process-yök taps into sustainable interior,

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Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum Berlin remembers the Holocaust to prevent future acts of genocide

Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum Berlin remembers the Holocaust to prevent future acts of genocide

Seventy years ago today, Auschwitz, the Nazi regime’s largest death camp, was liberated by the Soviet troops. In commemoration of the over 7 million Holocaust victims, the U.N. established January 27 as

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Man rebuilds the ancient city of Pompeii with 190,000 LEGO bricks!

Man rebuilds the ancient city of Pompeii with 190,000 LEGO bricks!

There are not many nicknames cooler than "The Brickman," especially if you're getting paid to play with Legos. Ryan McNaught, aka, the Brickman, was commissioned by the Nicholson Museum in Sydney,

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This tiny Wedge cabin looks great and has a place for everything

This tiny Wedge cabin looks great and has a place for everything

This "rustic cabin with a modern aesthetic" is the perfect combination of tiny house living and architectural excellence. Designed to everything you need and everything in its place, the small Wedge cabin

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Tiny refuge in the Alps built in memory of young Italian mountaineer

Tiny refuge in the Alps built in memory of young Italian mountaineer

Luca Vuerich was a mountain guide and well know climber who sadly died some years ago at the age of 34. He was caught by an avalanche while climbing an iced waterfall in the mountains near

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Tiny, beautifully detailed children’s playhouse is made from locally milled spruce in Finland

Tiny, beautifully detailed children’s playhouse is made from locally milled spruce in Finland

Barcelona architecture couple Anna & Eugeni Bach built an adorable, light-filled playhouse for their young children on their grandparent’s farm in Finland. Constructed in just two weeks, the beautifully

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Plus energy Villa Bondö overlooks beautiful lakeside in Sweden

Plus energy Villa Bondö overlooks beautiful lakeside in Sweden

The 2,690-square-foot house is located in a birch and pine forest on the outskirts of the Swedish city Gothenburg. To maximize views towards the adjacent Gravsjön lake, Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

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World’s largest candy carpet made from 13 tonnes of sweets pops up in Chengdu, China

World’s largest candy carpet made from 13 tonnes of sweets pops up in Chengdu, China

What's sweet, colorful, and covered with adorable panda patterns? Why, it's the world's largest—and sweetest—candy carpet! Made from a staggering 13 tonnes of colorful candy pieces, the nearly

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OMA and Olin chosen to transform Washington D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge into a High Line-style park

OMA and Olin chosen to transform Washington D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge into a High Line-style park

The design for the 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington, D.C. will feature the proposal submitted by a collaboration between OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) and Olin Studios. The design by

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Architect tops his sophisticated Irish farmhouse with repurposed shipping containers

Architect tops his sophisticated Irish farmhouse with repurposed shipping containers

Architect and farmer, Patrick Bradley, has created an amazingly sophisticated rustic country retreat out of four repurposes shipping containers. Set in an idyllic Northern Ireland countryside, the

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A striking metallic shell shields this larch-clad cabin from harsh Swiss winters

A striking metallic shell shields this larch-clad cabin from harsh Swiss winters

Sited on an 8,600-square-foot plot of land, the Vallée de Joux house is located just a few steps from the shores of Lake Joux. The lakeside views and surrounding scenery are framed through rectangular

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Lana Crooks’ creepy textile sculptures look like something out of a Tim Burton movie

Lana Crooks’ creepy textile sculptures look like something out of a Tim Burton movie

Chicago-based textile sculptor and artist Lana Crooks makes tiny soft sculptures from hand-dyed wool and silk that look both beautiful and creepy at the same time. These antique-like pieces combine fabric

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Spine-tingling photos of highliners camped out hundreds of feet up in the Italian Alps

Spine-tingling photos of highliners camped out hundreds of feet up in the Italian Alps

The highline meeting on Monte Piana is the biggest slackline festival in Italy. It attracts hundreds of brave people from all over the world who share the love for mountains and the adrenaline of being

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Step into the fairytale world of the Brothers Grimm with these amazing landscape photos

Step into the fairytale world of the Brothers Grimm with these amazing landscape photos

Wanderings continues the theme of imagining how the backdrop of Grimm’s fairytales would look. Schönberger roamed Europe to capture beautiful these sights with a mystical flair worthy of the Grimm

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NL Architects design luxury hotel shaped like a massive amethyst geode

NL Architects design luxury hotel shaped like a massive amethyst geode

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the first Amethyst Hotel will be located on the man-made Ocean Flower Island in China, a country known for its literal architecture and reverence for amethyst. The hotel rooms are

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Israeli architects transform an abandoned storage building into a flexible, cozy home

Israeli architects transform an abandoned storage building into a flexible, cozy home

The building features large steel beams painted in a bright red color that give character to the space and dominate its design. The dining space includes a table constructed of wood off-cuts that were

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Concrete Yogananda Library is bathed in natural light

Concrete Yogananda Library is bathed in natural light

The building starts as a narrow strip of an extroverted, yet shaded space on the lower two floors. This part of the structure houses research cells and discussion areas of senior students and faculty. The

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Self-supporting Dome Homes can be lit with the energy equivalent to boiling a kettle

Self-supporting Dome Homes can be lit with the energy equivalent to boiling a kettle

The shells are completely self-supporting and free from columns or pillars. Their outer layers are made from FSC certified timber built to German Passive House standards. They are ultra – low energy

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Energy-efficient Stinson Beach House looks like a clustered mountain village

Energy-efficient Stinson Beach House looks like a clustered mountain village

The house is organized around a central courtyard and evokes the sense of a small, clustered village. The courtyard divides into two sections: the main residence, and the guest wing/pool house. Large

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Passive solar Martin-Lancaster House is wrapped in glass and cedar shingles

Passive solar Martin-Lancaster House is wrapped in glass and cedar shingles

Overlooking the rugged Atlantic coast, the Martin-Lancaster House’s spatial layout is designed like a “procession toward the sea.” The courtyard home is divided into four primary components: a gable

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H&P Architects unveil brilliantly efficient urban office with interwoven vegetation

H&P Architects unveil brilliantly efficient urban office with interwoven vegetation

+ H&P Architects Via Archdaily Photography © Nguyen Tien Thanh H&P Architects, SRDP-IWMC Office, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, sustainable architecture, sustainable design, climate

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Richard Martinet of Affine Design designs five shell-like pavilions in Monte-Carlo

Richard Martinet of Affine Design designs five shell-like pavilions in Monte-Carlo

Architect Richard Martinet of Affine Design designed five shell-like pavilions between Avenue de la Costa and Place du Casino in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Once they're built, the round structures with their

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Thomas Phifer and Partners wins 2015 AIA award for LEED Gold Utah courthouse design

Thomas Phifer and Partners wins 2015 AIA award for LEED Gold Utah courthouse design

LEED Gold-certified United States Courthouse in Salt Lake City, by Thomas Phifer and Partners has received 2015 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture for its role as civic landmark and

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300 Ivy Street is a mixed-use block of pedestrian-friendly living

300 Ivy Street is a mixed-use block of pedestrian-friendly living

The mixed-used 300 Ivy Street development in San Francisco aims to return space to the public realm and create the comfortable, human-scaled edges. Designed by David Baker Architects, the development

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