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The Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark celebrates the diversity of the Palaeozoic era

The Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark celebrates the diversity of the Palaeozoic era

The geopark's public plaza needed to take into account the site's commercial interests while preserving its historical, natural, and cultural significance. "Our response celebrates the plaza's gateway

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Solar-powered ShelteR3 is an off-the-grid home built to withstand tornadoes

Solar-powered ShelteR3 is an off-the-grid home built to withstand tornadoes

Students at Crowder College and Drury University teamed up to design and build an off-the-grid, solar-powered house which could counter storms and tornados. ShelteR3 is based on three terms-respond,

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Four overlapping shipping containers make a charming multi- terraced house in Indonesia

Four overlapping shipping containers make a charming multi- terraced house in Indonesia

The modern Container for Urban Living challenged designers Atelier Riri to repurpose four shipping containers at the clients’ request, while making the most of a 150 square meter area of land. Located

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Now you can rent a room in Japan’s Nakagin Capsule Tower via Airbnb

Now you can rent a room in Japan’s Nakagin Capsule Tower via Airbnb

Ginza's Nakagin Capsule Tower is a rare existing example of Metabolism, a post-war Japanese architectural movement that applied organic biological growth to architectural mega structures. The building

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Wheel House: Acrojou Circus Takes a Circular Home for a Rolling Adventure

Wheel House: Acrojou Circus Takes a Circular Home for a Rolling Adventure

Acrojou, 'The Wheel House' from Acrojou on Vimeo. Acrojou was formed in 2006 by artistic directors Jeni Barnard and Barney White. The Wheel House is one of the duo's six shows that incorporate circus,

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These super-customizable Monarch Tiny Homes cost just $22,000

These super-customizable Monarch Tiny Homes cost just $22,000

The 20 foot by 8.5 foot home is elegantly made and structurally strong, reinforced with structural insulated panels (SIPs). The exterior siding boasts an impressive composition of reclaimed wood fibers

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Restored 1954 Flying Cloud Airstream in Mint Condition Travels Off-Road!

Restored 1954 Flying Cloud Airstream in Mint Condition Travels Off-Road!

We love to see an old beat up bus or van restored to its former glory, but we especially swoon over renovated Airstream trailers - and this one is awesome. Originally used as an old hunting and fishing

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World’s first off-grid Ecocapsule home to hit the market this year, shipping in 2016

World’s first off-grid Ecocapsule home to hit the market this year, shipping in 2016

What is the Ecocapsule? It is a smart house powered by solar and wind energy which allows people to extend their off-grid stay almost to a whole year. The Ecocapsule can serve as a micro-house, cottage,

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NOEM’s futuristic Spaceship House is controlled by a smartphone

NOEM’s futuristic Spaceship House is controlled by a smartphone

The Spaceship House is made up of three prefab modules built of Pyrenean wood in local factories that were then assembled onsite for a total construction time of 14 weeks from design to completion. The

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Zero-energy Casa Rosset boasts fantastic views of the Italian Alps

Zero-energy Casa Rosset boasts fantastic views of the Italian Alps

De Carlo Gualla Architects had two main goals in designing Casa Rosset. The first was to develop a spatial organization that responded to the needs of the clients, instead of merely copying the

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Smog-containing jewelry supports the world’s largest air purifier

Smog-containing jewelry supports the world’s largest air purifier

If you're worried about air quality in your city, this might be your chance to do make a difference and have a beautiful piece of design to show for it! You can help fund an air-purifying tower project,

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Zaha Hadid Architects win Danjiang Bridge competition in Taiwan

Zaha Hadid Architects win Danjiang Bridge competition in Taiwan

Zaha Hadid Architects won the Danjiang Bridge International Competition in Taiwan, which called for designing a bridge over the mouth of the Tamsui River that flows through Taipei. The cable-stayed

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Passive Musterhaus proves prefab homes can be big on style and space

Passive Musterhaus proves prefab homes can be big on style and space

At first glance, the most eye-catching feature of the two-story Musterhaus is its glazed corner facade that lets generous amounts of natural light into its double-height living area. White rectangular

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20 kids transform a rough Pittsburgh neighborhood with solar art & charging station

20 kids transform a rough Pittsburgh neighborhood with solar art & charging station

When Jordan Blackwell and DaVontae Garner hit the studio to polish their latest rap composition, the Homewood teenagers were faced with the challenge of trying to rhyme “kilowatt-hour.” The duo

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Take a break from the wired world with this awesome signal-blocking offline chair

Take a break from the wired world with this awesome signal-blocking offline chair

The Offline Chair works by physically removing the smartphone from the seated person, via a lined pocket in the side of the chair that blocks your phone’s signal so there won’t be any beeping,

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Midcentury modern ranch is renovated into a spacious energy-efficient home

Midcentury modern ranch is renovated into a spacious energy-efficient home

Every year, Sunset Magazine chooses a site for its annual Idea House that best captures the “spirit of the West.” While the majority of Idea Houses are found on the West Coast, Denver’s booming

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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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Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in Chicago

Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in Chicago

If you’ve ever coveted stained glass windows, you’ll love this renovated church-turned-home nestled in Chicago’s Little Italy. Linc Thelen Design and Scrafano Architects transformed the

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The world’s oldest polychrome book was so fragile nobody could open it – until now

The world’s oldest polychrome book was so fragile nobody could open it – until now

Ten Bamboo Studio crafted the mysterious ‘Manual of Calligraphy and Painting’ in 1633, in Nanjing. It is the earliest known example of polychrome xylography, which was invented by Hu Zhengyan. The

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Stunning modular Open/Private Apartment in Poland boasts a mini cinema

Stunning modular Open/Private Apartment in Poland boasts a mini cinema

Thanks to open-plan layouts and modular design, small living spaces have become great venues for entertaining guests and throwing parties. The same goes for this 80-square-meter apartment in Poznan,

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Abandoned parking garage transformed into a glowing office in San Francisco

Abandoned parking garage transformed into a glowing office in San Francisco

This repurposed old garage in San Francisco looks like it's been renovated by Spiderman! The new LED-lit facade of the concrete building is wrapped in a CNC fabricated web-like metal screen that draws

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David Chipperfield’s Villa Eden honors Lake Garda’s traditional limonaias

David Chipperfield’s Villa Eden honors Lake Garda’s traditional limonaias

Northern Italy’s stunning glacial lake location has a rich traditional architectural heritage, now star architects such as David Chipperfield and Richard Meier have arrived, building exclusive homes as

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China reveals knockoff of Chicago’s famous Bean sculpture

China reveals knockoff of Chicago’s famous Bean sculpture

Chicago’s Bean, known formally as Cloud Gate, is a 110-ton liquid mercury-inspired sculpture completed in 2006 by British artist Anish Kapoor. China’s new installation bears a striking resemblance to

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James Corner Field Operations unveil plans for new Underline rail park in Miami

James Corner Field Operations unveil plans for new Underline rail park in Miami

JCFO beat out 19 other firms in a competition to master plan the Underline earlier this year. The landscape architects are working together with the nonprofit group Friends of The Underline and the

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Could a spiraling tower made of stacked shipping containers solve Mumbai’s housing crisis?

Could a spiraling tower made of stacked shipping containers solve Mumbai’s housing crisis?

By following the cylindrical shape of the main tower volume, the shipping containers change position and provide multiple views of the site, while allowing for natural ventilation. This natural air flow

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BAR Architects’ Law Winery blends seamlessly into the Paso Robles landscape

BAR Architects’ Law Winery blends seamlessly into the Paso Robles landscape

The hiltop vineyard near Paso Robles in California, has recently acquired a new addition that supports and facilitates a small-lot production of wine. The Law Winery, designed by San Francisco-based BAR

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Nituniyo builds cardboard elephant from over 6,000 recycled paper tubes

Nituniyo builds cardboard elephant from over 6,000 recycled paper tubes

Nituniyo stacked thousands of recycled paper tubes in a cell pattern to form the easily recognizable shape of an elephant. Unlike the majority of Fallas Festival installations, which are normally cordoned

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Peru’s Chontay house was made using locally-sourced wood and clay to help it blend in with the surrounding mountains

Peru’s Chontay house was made using locally-sourced wood and clay to help it blend in with the surrounding mountains

This rustic house on a mountain slope near Peru's capital accentuates the stunning beauty of the Andes mountain range and proves that the most beautiful living spaces are achieved by integrating them with

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Zinc-clad Midden Studio hides a cozy interior with a see-through floor

Zinc-clad Midden Studio hides a cozy interior with a see-through floor

Described as the “lovechild of native granite and the local buildings,” the Midden Studio is a surreal atavistic building that derives its name from the Victorian midden wall on which the structure

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Arckit’s architectural building blocks make LEGOs look like child’s play

Arckit’s architectural building blocks make LEGOs look like child’s play

Like LEGO, Arckit offers interchangeable components that can be combined in an almost infinite number of ways. According to the Arckit blog, "the freeform system makes it possible to build anything from

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