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Yunak Evleri is a 5-Star Hotel Built into Ancient Turkish Caves

Yunak Evleri is a 5-Star Hotel Built into Ancient Turkish Caves

Many caves were carved out of the soft limestone cliffs in the region of Cappadocia, whose history dates back to the 6th century.  The hotel was completed in 2000 after extensive cleanup and grounds

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Hamada’s Glass + Wood Building Wraps Around Living Trees in Japan

Hamada’s Glass + Wood Building Wraps Around Living Trees in Japan

The building accommodates a beauty salon on the ground floor, while the upper floor houses the office of the owner's property company. Red cedar covers the volumes that frame the glazed frontages. Even

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Hadid, Hall, Gehry and Tschumi Campaign Against Demolition of Modernist Masterpiece in Vienna

Hadid, Hall, Gehry and Tschumi Campaign Against Demolition of Modernist Masterpiece in Vienna

The online petition was also signed by historian Kenneth Frampton, Dominique Perrault, Wolf Prix, among others. The Helmut Richter Committee, an organization set up by Austrian designer Peter Noever,

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Canada’s Glacier Skywalk Creates a Death-Defying Way to Experience Nature

Canada’s Glacier Skywalk Creates a Death-Defying Way to Experience Nature

  Overlooking the Sunwapta Valley along the Columbian Icefields in Alberta, Canada, the Discovery Walk has been designed as an extension of the landscape. It melds with the cliffs and

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London Architects Transform an Old Cow Shed into a Stunning Timber-Framed Family Home

London Architects Transform an Old Cow Shed into a Stunning Timber-Framed Family Home

The architects decided to keep the six-foot-high brick perimeter walls of the building and combine the existing steel frame with the new timber frame, creating a sheltered courtyard on one side. In order

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Meet MEG, an Automated Greenhouse That is Crowd-Sourcing Gardening

Meet MEG, an Automated Greenhouse That is Crowd-Sourcing Gardening

Thanks to the many plant-loving MEG users out in cyberspace, struggling plant owners and expert gardeners can socially connect with each other in order to experiment with and develop plant cultivation

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Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge Gets Green Light from London’s Lambeth Council

Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge Gets Green Light from London’s Lambeth Council

Early renderings of the Garden Bridge show a planted promenade with winding pathways elevated atop two fluted piers. "The Garden Bridge will be an extraordinarily special place, either to race across,

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Sliding Modular Dividers Effortlessly Transform a Tiny Interior Into a Multifunctional Apartment in Madrid

Sliding Modular Dividers Effortlessly Transform a Tiny Interior Into a Multifunctional Apartment in Madrid

The flexibility of the transformable home is based on the three mobile library stack-like units that slide from side-to-side to reveal a kitchen, bedroom, and dressing room. The custom-made units are

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NEON’s House of Mirrors is a Trippy, Kaleidoscopic Beach Hut in Australia

NEON’s House of Mirrors is a Trippy, Kaleidoscopic Beach Hut in Australia

Commissioned as part of the Sculpture by the Sea event, the House of Mirrors was installed alongside over a hundred other unique sculptures on the stunning coastline between Bondi and Tamarama. The

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Herzog & de Meuron Unveil Plans for the National Library of Israel

Herzog & de Meuron Unveil Plans for the National Library of Israel

The National Library of Israel is finally back on track. While Israeli architect Rafi Segal was originally awarded the project, he was dismissed after a copyright challenge from some of his ex-colleagues

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Walker Workshop Expands a 1940s Barn Into a Contemporary Wood-Clad Guesthouse

Walker Workshop Expands a 1940s Barn Into a Contemporary Wood-Clad Guesthouse

Walker Workshop divided the Oak Pass Guesthouse into two main volumes: the two-story living quarters and the barn-turned-living-room that also doubles as an airy concert hall. The two structures are

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Pombal Castle’s Magnificent Visitor Center is a Limestone Monolith in a Medieval Fortress

Pombal Castle’s Magnificent Visitor Center is a Limestone Monolith in a Medieval Fortress

Comoco Arquitectos were commissioned to design the visitor center and landscaping, including the revitalization of the existing amenities in the castle's keep. The visitor center is located in the

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Buenos Aires’ 2014 CASA FOA Design Event Captivates Visitors at the Renovated Abbey of San Benito

Buenos Aires’ 2014 CASA FOA Design Event Captivates Visitors at the Renovated Abbey of San Benito

Pura Home mixes avant-garde design with natural materials, and this sweet, low stool combines a natural wood frame with a tactile woollen cushion. Estudio Modo Casa designed a dark, masculine

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Swartberg Desert Passive House in South Africa is Perfect for Stargazing

Swartberg Desert Passive House in South Africa is Perfect for Stargazing

Located about four hours from Cape Town, the Swartberg House is situated between mountain ranges on a remote site in a semi-desert landscape. The remote location allows for dark, star-filled nights,

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Malmö Marine Education Center Teaches Visitors About Global Warming by Replicating Marine Ecosystems

Malmö Marine Education Center Teaches Visitors About Global Warming by Replicating Marine Ecosystems

The architects have just released designs for their new building, which won first prize in a competition organized by Malmö City. The 32,292-square-foot, landscaped complex will feature a

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Three European Architecture Firms Shortlisted for Germany’s Beethoven House of Music

Three European Architecture Firms Shortlisted for Germany’s Beethoven House of Music

German practice kadawittfeldarchitektur's design brings "harmony between [the] new hall and its surroundings" with a curvilinear banded volume that rises upwards like a dramatic cloud. Inside, the

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German Students Create a Cloud-Like Retreat High Up in the Treetops

German Students Create a Cloud-Like Retreat High Up in the Treetops

The structure is raised above the ground on metal legs and is enveloped in a stretchy perforated material that exposes visitors to rain. The structure is made out of a tubular steel framework that can be

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Cavernous Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw Wins the First Finlandia Prize for Architecture

Cavernous Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw Wins the First Finlandia Prize for Architecture

The building is located on site of the former WWII Warsaw Ghetto, close to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial. It houses different programs, including research, education, exhibitions and other cultural

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Wheel Story House is West Africa’s Largest and Oldest Home Made from Reclaimed Materials

Wheel Story House is West Africa’s Largest and Oldest Home Made from Reclaimed Materials

Currently inhabited and fully functioning, the Wheel Story House recently opened for public tours earlier this year. Ansah hopes that by inviting others to view his unique house, he will inspire the

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This Crazy Solar-Powered Cabin Looks Like a Giant Ice Cube

This Crazy Solar-Powered Cabin Looks Like a Giant Ice Cube

Atelier 8000's cubic retreat is made from laminated timber beams. Due to the home's angled position, the rooms have slanted ceilings and unusual angles. The building is clad in a combination of glass,

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San Francisco’s Minna Dream Shop is an Ultra-Flexible, Daylit Space for Makers

San Francisco’s Minna Dream Shop is an Ultra-Flexible, Daylit Space for Makers

The Minna Dream Shop is located on a small street in San Francisco's Mission district. Interstice Architects renovated the former auto garage into an open space with connections to both the street and a

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Live in Harmony with Nature in These Super Sexy Tree House Cabins

Live in Harmony with Nature in These Super Sexy Tree House Cabins

Although the tree houses are custom made to order, the company builds each project with eco-friendly principles. Cutting edge computer technology is first used to detail every building aspect, and then

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Green-Roofed Waternet Building Recycles Water for the Entire City of Amsterdam

Green-Roofed Waternet Building Recycles Water for the Entire City of Amsterdam

Waternet's defining architectural features include two bridges on the 8th and 9th stories that link the towers. A luscious green roof tops some of the project's lower rooms, providing insulation, a

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Tiny 86-Square-Foot Flat in Paris Transforms Like a Swiss Army Knife

Tiny 86-Square-Foot Flat in Paris Transforms Like a Swiss Army Knife

The space, located on the top level under the roof of an old Haussmann building in Paris. Originally designed as maids' quarters, today these small nooks often loose their purpose and either converted

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North America’s Tallest Wood Building Opens in British Columbia

North America’s Tallest Wood Building Opens in British Columbia

The project officially opened to the world on October 31, 2014, on budget and on time, showing that wood construction can serve as a functional and reliable option for sustainable building. The WIDC is

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Australian Man Builds Tiny, Solar-Powered Retreat Using Almost 100% Recycled Materials

Australian Man Builds Tiny, Solar-Powered Retreat Using Almost 100% Recycled Materials

Galletly and The Bower realized early on that building a tiny house atop a 6x8 box trailer was nonviable, and so scaled back their plans to build a tiny bedroom instead. Constructed mostly from salvaged

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Über Green Environmental Studies Center Practices What it Preaches in California

Über Green Environmental Studies Center Practices What it Preaches in California

iPad owners can keep an eye on the amount of energy that the building uses, since all of its systems are connected to the web-based Gen7 energy monitoring system. From the solar array onwards, all

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Young Flemish Designers Unveil Innovative Designs at Belgium’s Ventura Interieur 2014

Young Flemish Designers Unveil Innovative Designs at Belgium’s Ventura Interieur 2014

If you want to know where the future of design is headed, look to the young designers who are breaking ground today. This maxim rang true at this year's Ventura Interieur in Belgium, where a group of

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Japanese Artist Baku Maeda Crafts Delicate Sculptures from Magnolia Leaves

Japanese Artist Baku Maeda Crafts Delicate Sculptures from Magnolia Leaves

Baku Maeda is a freelance multidisciplinary artist from Sapporo, Japan. He mainly works as an illustrator, but his most recent work involves delicately sculpting dead tree leaves. Using the strong

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Beautiful Health Center for Poverty-Stricken Sudanese Refugees Cooled With Iranian Ventilation Technique

Beautiful Health Center for Poverty-Stricken Sudanese Refugees Cooled With Iranian Ventilation Technique

According to the jury, the Pediatric Center is an “exceptional” work, which “combines the highest aesthetic standards with the adoption of innovative and more efficient solutions for resource

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