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Ethereal timber horse grooming retreat rises above a barley field in Spain

Ethereal timber horse grooming retreat rises above a barley field in Spain

The Grooming Retreat was commissioned by a young urbanite who moved back to the countryside to work in her family’s agricultural business. In response to the client’s desire for a space for

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OBRA’s Villa OSA in Costa Rica blurs the lines between outdoors and in

OBRA’s Villa OSA in Costa Rica blurs the lines between outdoors and in

This lovely house, located on a former mango farm in Costa Rica, was designed for an American doctor and his family who were looking for a new home which would allow them to get immersed into wilderness

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Davide Rampello’s Milan Expo Pavilion Zero wins 2015 Wallpaper Design Award

Davide Rampello’s Milan Expo Pavilion Zero wins 2015 Wallpaper Design Award

The upcoming 2015 World Expo in Milan received yet another major mark of distinction—the international design magazine Wallpaper crowned the Expo’s Pavilion Zero with the Wallpaper Design Award in the

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Carl Turner’s Floating House is a sustainable solution for flood zones

Carl Turner’s Floating House is a sustainable solution for flood zones

Carl Turner Architects, award-winning design firm, is back with a unique design for a home that addresses the growing problem of flooding in places like self-sufficient and carbon-neutral

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She’s a brick (guest) house… but she used to be a laundry room

She’s a brick (guest) house… but she used to be a laundry room

The brick guesthouse measures just 8' 2" x 11' 6" feet, or approximately 93 square feet. The guesthouse may be small, but it has enough space to include a full kitchen tucked along the back wall. The

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Stanford University’s rammed earth Windover Contemplative Center provides a tranquil space for students

Stanford University’s rammed earth Windover Contemplative Center provides a tranquil space for students

Designed by San Fransisco-based architects Aldin Darling Design and constructed by Rammed Earth Works, Stanford University's newly-opened Windover Contemplative Center is a carefully crafted and

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Matthew Rosenberg’s mixed-use towers will reshape the Las Vegas landscape

Matthew Rosenberg’s mixed-use towers will reshape the Las Vegas landscape

The towers house both living and working spaces-the short distance between work units and living quarters are utilized as common areas for residents and employees to meet and socialize. Rosenberg's

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Foster + Partners’ 250 City Road Towers have bike parking spaces for every apartment

Foster + Partners’ 250 City Road Towers have bike parking spaces for every apartment

Foster + Partners' twin-towered residential development in London features once bike parking space per bedroom (1,486 in total), bike lifts and workshops, but only 200 car parking spaces. The towers are

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Tiny one-room timber cabin boasts picturesque lakeside views in Norway

Tiny one-room timber cabin boasts picturesque lakeside views in Norway

Elevated atop concrete plinths, the 188-square-foot cabin sits lightly on the landscape while its untreated wooden facade blends into the natural surroundings. Although Woody15 is unsuitable as a

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Timber holiday home frames breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps

Timber holiday home frames breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps

Imagine waking up to breathtaking views of the snow-covered Alps—that’s reality for the lucky owners of this holiday home on the Rigi, Scheidegg in Switzerland. Designed by AFGH Architects, the timber

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Affordable wooden cabin is precariously perched over a cliff in Nova Scotia

Affordable wooden cabin is precariously perched over a cliff in Nova Scotia

The 960-square-foot cabin was designed with a modest facade and minimal site disturbance so as to keep the focus on the surrounding untouched landscape. The low-budget project comprises three main

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Estelle Vincent creates timber-framed meeting rooms inside Paris office block

Estelle Vincent creates timber-framed meeting rooms inside Paris office block

The first of the three structures is called Eki Cabin and acts as the center of the boardroom. It can function as a permanent office space for two people. An angular nook is filled with 24 wooden

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This beautiful furniture by Emilie Mazeau-Langlais is actually made from cardboard

This beautiful furniture by Emilie Mazeau-Langlais is actually made from cardboard

These items may look like regular pieces of wooden furniture at first sight, , but if you look closely you'll notice that all of them are made from cardboard. French artist and designer Emilie

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200-year-old stone structure hides a modern and minimalist summer home in Switzerland

200-year-old stone structure hides a modern and minimalist summer home in Switzerland

This 200-year-old wood and granite building may look like an unassuming, rustic abode from the outside—but don’t let its weathered facade deceive you. Swiss firm Buchner Bründler Architekten

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Curvaceous Brick House uses passive cooling and local materials in India

Curvaceous Brick House uses passive cooling and local materials in India

Mumbai-based iStudio Architecture completed Brick House, a curvaceous and organic structure that looks like the picture-perfect yoga retreat. Located in rural Wada near Mumbai, India, the

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Tel Aviv’s notorious ‘Garbage Mountain’ transforms into world’s largest recycling park

Tel Aviv’s notorious ‘Garbage Mountain’ transforms into world’s largest recycling park

2. Hiriya Park, Tel-Aviv, Isreal Hiriya's horrifying mountain of garbage hit its limit in 1998 after reaching 25 million TONS of waste. After that the facility was finally shut down and an

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‘Skitchen’ photo series shows fruits and veggies shreddin’ the gnar

‘Skitchen’ photo series shows fruits and veggies shreddin’ the gnar

“Skitchen” is the follow-up to his kitschy retro series using cassette tapes reimagined as new objects, including a hamburger and a Christmas tree. Just as imaginative and arguably more comical, the

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Iceland’s Ion Hotel offers dramatic views of the Northern Lights

Iceland’s Ion Hotel offers dramatic views of the Northern Lights

So as not to detract from the surrounding landscape, the Ion Hotel was built to look like an extension of the land, emerging from the mountain base like a mass of hardened lava. The architects renovated

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Thermal Glass Igloos Offer Views of the Northern Lights at Finland’s Hotel Kakslauttanen

Thermal Glass Igloos Offer Views of the Northern Lights at Finland’s Hotel Kakslauttanen

Nestled in the wilderness near Finland's Urho Kekkonen National Park, Hotel Kakslauttanen has one of the Arctic Circle's best views of the Aurora Borealis. The sparse trees and complete lack of light

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Capsized iceberg resembles a sapphire in the Southern Ocean

Capsized iceberg resembles a sapphire in the Southern Ocean

As Filmmaker Alex Cornell, explored a glacial cove in Antarctica recently, a flipped iceberg made an appearance, rising nearly 30 feet out of the water and exposing a shimmering surface, free of snow and

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Climb into the treetops with this French ladder tree art installation

Climb into the treetops with this French ladder tree art installation

The lofty installation was on display in the Parc du Château at the Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire in Nice, France, from 2009-2011. There, several trees were adorned with impossibly tall, skinny ladders.

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Tiny off-grid Le Tronc Creux shelters blend into Bordeaux’s forests like old tree trunks

Tiny off-grid Le Tronc Creux shelters blend into Bordeaux’s forests like old tree trunks

The shelters form part of a larger project that aims to promote a new form of tourism in southwestern France. It supports the development of suburban areas and urban peripheries as new playgrounds for

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Colorful ice teepees provide temporary frozen flora shelter for Canadian hikers

Colorful ice teepees provide temporary frozen flora shelter for Canadian hikers

The architects wanted to create a design that would use a limited set of tools and rely mostly on the site's natural conditions. They chose reinforced ice, refined with organic materials gathered from six

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This stunning mirrored sphere lets you experience the cosmos without leaving the ground

This stunning mirrored sphere lets you experience the cosmos without leaving the ground

OSMO was designed for the latest edition of Light Night Canning Town, a free festival of light, community and energy held in the streets of London. The site-specific space was raised right underneath the

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Concrete Megara residence boasts stunning views of the Geraneia mountains in Greece

Concrete Megara residence boasts stunning views of the Geraneia mountains in Greece

This triangular concrete home in Greece by Tense Architecture Network has a huge window that overlooks beautiful olive groves and Gerania Mountains. The wings of the residence in Megara frame a central

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Spruce-clad Öijared Hotel quietly blends into the surrounding Swedish forest

Spruce-clad Öijared Hotel quietly blends into the surrounding Swedish forest

Designed to complement architect Gert Wingårdhs’ green-roofed Öijared Country Club, the Öijared Hotel was similarly designed with a nature-inspired, neutral-toned palette. In contrast to the country

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Casa Incubo shipping container home wraps around a giant cedar tree

Casa Incubo shipping container home wraps around a giant cedar tree

The house was designed to adapt to the location of the existing cedar tree. The structure was placed on the lot so the tree can be visible from any point of the house. The layout also responds to the

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Cubitat is a plug-and-play version of a home you can take with you when you move

Cubitat is a plug-and-play version of a home you can take with you when you move

Cubitat is based on real-life concepts such as Wex's River City 3 tower apartments which feature central islands containing bedrooms that close up like storage containers. The project also references the

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LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern California

LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern California

  Celebrating California's natural hues and textures, different parts of the house echo the site's local landscapes. Its rolling zinc roofs echo waves and wind patterns coming off the ocean,

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This rooftop cabin gives urbanites a remote escape high above the city

This rooftop cabin gives urbanites a remote escape high above the city

Asserting that there are no longer any corners of the world left to explore, the architects thought the regular urban worker might instead want to forego travel and simply retreat vertically. The cabin

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