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Coffee Bar by jones | haydu brings a San Francisco neighborhood back to life

Coffee Bar by jones | haydu brings a San Francisco neighborhood back to life

Design firm jones | haydu designed the interior of a small cafe in downtown San Francisco simultaneously revitalizing the stretch of sidewalk in front of it, which has been neglected for over twenty

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Timber-clad school weaves between the trees in a French commune

Timber-clad school weaves between the trees in a French commune

Created to provide after-school and summer school facilities for young children, the school heavily references its surrounding environment. The curvaceous facade is clad in strips of vertical battens of

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7 Bright red shipping containers repurposed as modern offices in Israel

7 Bright red shipping containers repurposed as modern offices in Israel

Tel Aviv studio Potash Architects repurposed seven shipping containers and transformed them into a modern office located near Israel's capital. The stacked red boxes accommodate office spaces, event areas

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Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster’s Elevated SkyCycle Highways

Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster’s Elevated SkyCycle Highways

Architect and cycling enthusiast Sir Norman Foster just unveiled plans for the SkyCycle, a "cycle utopia" that soars up and above the congested streets of London. The three-story high bicycle highway is

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Insanely cute ’sea bunny’ slugs are so adorable they look unreal

Insanely cute ’sea bunny’ slugs are so adorable they look unreal

The Jorunna parva’s bunny-ear-like appendages are actually rhinophores, a chemosensory organ that allows the slug to detect distance, scents, and currents in the water. The appropriately dubbed ‘sea

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Awesome two-story treehouse is half jungle gym and all childhood dream come true

Awesome two-story treehouse is half jungle gym and all childhood dream come true

Located in Garrison, New York, on sprawling acres of farmland, Davis’ playhouse is as large as a studio apartment and has all sorts of secret features and thrills for its visitors. 350 sq ft are split

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Clever guerrilla birdhouses provide urban nests for our feathered friends

Clever guerrilla birdhouses provide urban nests for our feathered friends

The Nest Project’s colorful birdhouses are built for easy assembly and to withstand the elements. While citizens can purchase or build their own birdhouse to put up in the neighborhood, Robin Howie, the

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London’s only floating bookshop finally has a permanent home

London’s only floating bookshop finally has a permanent home

London's only floating bookstore takes readers on a bit of a journey, a "quirky" one says co-owner Paddy, "the Doctor," says. Along with co-owners John Privett and a mysterious boat owner referred to as

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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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ANMA transforms marine hangars into a naturally-ventilated housing block in Bordeaux

ANMA transforms marine hangars into a naturally-ventilated housing block in Bordeaux

Paris-based Agence Nicolas Michelin et Associés transformed existing buildings of the heritage site in Bordeaux into a housing block that offers a variety of living units and engages in a dialogue with

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World’s largest public sauna unveiled in the Arctic Circle

World’s largest public sauna unveiled in the Arctic Circle

Created to celebrate an ‘Arctic state of mind,’ the SALT festival is a year-long event that features indigenous architecture, art, music, and food combined with international artistic influences.

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This building’s geometric facade transforms to regulate daylight

This building’s geometric facade transforms to regulate daylight

One of the building's most important features is the responsive facade made of perforated metal screens-1600 in total-which reference the site and regulate the amount of natural light reaching the

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The insane plan to build an airport right above city streets

The insane plan to build an airport right above city streets

London’s Bartlett School of Architecture asked this year’s senior students to “develop a utopian dream” for their Unit 16 final project. Sutton responded with the Stockholm City Airport/Airport

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Denmark’s massive circular Around Pavilion is made entirely from locally-sourced wood

Denmark’s massive circular Around Pavilion is made entirely from locally-sourced wood

The circular Around Pavilion is located on the grounds of the 17th-century Rosenborg Castle within the Danish capital. Its geometric design matches the garden's meticulous layout and the material choice

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Japanese wedding chapel is lined with intricate hand-carved flowers to connect the past with the future

Japanese wedding chapel is lined with intricate hand-carved flowers to connect the past with the future

Hopeful visitors to the chapel will need to travel to the Ana Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan. There, they’ll find a steel-arched dome, measuring 6m (20 ft) high and 19m (62 ft) long. The

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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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Daniel Libeskind and Immersive’s spectacular LED light towers bloom in Milan

Daniel Libeskind and Immersive’s spectacular LED light towers bloom in Milan

London-based multidisciplinary studio Immersive teamed up with Studio Libeskind and Siemens and created four 33-feet-high LED sculptures for this year's Expo in Milan. The sculptures have large LED's

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Floating villas with submerged bedrooms let you sleep under the sea

Floating villas with submerged bedrooms let you sleep under the sea

The market for luxury living at sea will soon no longer be cornered by yacht industries, as an Asian firm is seeking commission to build standalone villas that float pontoon-style on the sea. Complete

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Backyard BI(h)OME is a tiny, low-cost house with a light environmental footprint

Backyard BI(h)OME is a tiny, low-cost house with a light environmental footprint

This tiny low-cost, low-impact home which contains a bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom and dining room, was designed as a semi-permanent housing solution that can be recycled and reinstalled in

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Super skinny 1.8-meter-wide house slots into a narrow Tokyo lot

Super skinny 1.8-meter-wide house slots into a narrow Tokyo lot

Could you live in a house that’s just 1.8 meters (about 6 feet) wide? You might not have much choice in land-scarce Tokyo. Luckily, YUUA Architects and Associates have set an excellent example of

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The passive MOS Museum of Outdoor Arts can expand in a Fibonacci sequence

The passive MOS Museum of Outdoor Arts can expand in a Fibonacci sequence

Visionaries Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample from MOS are very keen on modular architecture as it allows them to make a project naturally grow just like a living organism's pattern. Their MOA and

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Cecilia Levy upcycles old Spiderman comics into delicate teacups and saucers

Cecilia Levy upcycles old Spiderman comics into delicate teacups and saucers

Levy comes from a background in graphic design and bookbinding, but turned to papier-mâché art after experimentation in 2009. She began by tearing apart the pages of an old book into small pieces and

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A massive London church is transformed into an extraordinary luxury home

A massive London church is transformed into an extraordinary luxury home

Building renovations are about taking an old structure and making it new again, either by returning it to its original glory or by instilling new life in aging architecture. This jaw-dropping renovation

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Compressed-earth bird-watching center in Switzerland celebrates ancient building methods

Compressed-earth bird-watching center in Switzerland celebrates ancient building methods

The rammed earth walls, created by compacting layers of damp earth in a mould, form the centre's load-bearing structure. The ancient building method was used for its low environmental impact and the

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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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Gorgeous modern Kew House is clad in prefab weathering steel

Gorgeous modern Kew House is clad in prefab weathering steel

Kew House’s successful design is due in part to the collaborative architect-client relationship. The client, who is a structural engineer and boat-restorer, took a hands-on approach to specifying

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Brilliant SUNplace table lets you cook with magnified sunlight on a cast iron surface

Brilliant SUNplace table lets you cook with magnified sunlight on a cast iron surface

We’ve shared some solar-powered cooking options in the past, ranging from giant sun-baked ovens to scorching hot solar stoves. Now, here’s another sun-based cooking contraption, with a twist.

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Lightweight pavilion mimics the structure of water spider nests

Lightweight pavilion mimics the structure of water spider nests

This year's research pavilion designed and built by students and researchers at the ICD and ITKE in Stuttgart was inspired by underwater nest structures of water spiders. As with the previous pavilions

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Curious home has ‘eyes’ pointed in different directions, just like a chameleon

Curious home has ‘eyes’ pointed in different directions, just like a chameleon

The skin of the house was covered in a semi-glossy coat that reflects the colors of its surroundings like an amphibian. The living room faces the apple tree, the master bedroom looks onto a cherry tree,

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Tenderloin’s rehabilitated “Prison Park” taps into San Francisco’s geothermal energy

Tenderloin’s rehabilitated “Prison Park” taps into San Francisco’s geothermal energy

Besides being one of the city's densest neighborhoods, Tenderloin is also notorious for it poverty. The adjacent Boeddeker Park has been a problematic area for years which earned it the nickname "Prison

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