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Reclaimed wood artwork beautifies downtown Johannesburg

Reclaimed wood artwork beautifies downtown Johannesburg

Artist r1 beautified Johannesburg’s urban fabric yet again with his recently completed reclaimed wood art installation. Commissioned by the owners of the new Betty Fox grocery store in the Maboneng

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Gustavo Penna’s modular bus stop blends into the urban landscape in Brazil

Gustavo Penna’s modular bus stop blends into the urban landscape in Brazil

Gustavo Pena Arquiteto & Associados just completed their design for the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) bus stop in Brazil- a modular metallic structure that blends into the urban landscape. This unique

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Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Hotel opens in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Hotel opens in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas

  World-recognized sustainable tourism leader Inkaterra has announced the opening of its latest resort hotel in Peru: the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba. The modern, luxury hotel sits on

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Breathtaking Thorncrown Chapel is one of America’s greatest architectural masterpieces

Breathtaking Thorncrown Chapel is one of America’s greatest architectural masterpieces

Built in 1980, Thorncrown Chapel was the vision of owner Jim Reed who hired Jones to create a glass chapel that would celebrate the beautiful Ozark Hills. Inspired by Paris’ Sainte Chappelle, Jones

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Cantilevered home takes advantage of a tiny, sloping lot in Kirkland, Washington

Cantilevered home takes advantage of a tiny, sloping lot in Kirkland, Washington

Inhabitat favorite Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture is no stranger to tackling challenging design projects. So when the owner of a tiny, steep, vegetated lot in Kirkland, Washington wanted a

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Guidacci develops unconventional Italian home addition out of sustainable zinc siding

Guidacci develops unconventional Italian home addition out of sustainable zinc siding

One solution to the dilemma of needing more space in one’s home, yet only having a small lot on which to build, is to build up. And that is what designer Raimondo Guidacci chose to do with a small home

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Amazing Life-Sized Lego Furnishings that You Can Really Live With

Amazing Life-Sized Lego Furnishings that You Can Really Live With

Lego DJ Table If you think this Lego DJ table is cool, you might want to try making one yourself. DIY instructions for the table were created (in German) by Kai Muller of Spy Style. Lego Grandfather

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CORE designs solar-powered holiday home for founder’s family

CORE designs solar-powered holiday home for founder’s family

CORE Architects have designed a gorgeous glass and timber holiday home for founding principal Charles Gane, in the idyllic Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada. Set on the edge of the bay, the home is an

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Versatile prefab Passion House M1 snaps together in just two days

Versatile prefab Passion House M1 snaps together in just two days

The environmentally friendly Passion House M1 is constructed mainly out of wood, with a glulam structure frame and cross-laminated-timber wall panels. The windows are made from wood-aluminum and the

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This gorgeous bamboo (f)route POD is perfect for your next glamping getaway

This gorgeous bamboo (f)route POD is perfect for your next glamping getaway

Designed by bamboo architecture specialists Giant Grass, the (f)route POD is a large, portable structure constructed from laminated woven bamboo strips for form an elegant, nature-inspired structure.

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This bike lane in Korea is topped with 20 miles of solar panels

This bike lane in Korea is topped with 20 miles of solar panels

And solar panels run through it. This stretch of highway in Korea features a bike lane that runs right down the middle. While the lane is offset and looks safe with barriers, it is also protected with

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Energy-positive portable classroom produces four times more energy than it needs

Energy-positive portable classroom produces four times more energy than it needs

Prefabricated off-site as three modules, the 960-square-foot portable classroom is topped with a distinctive sawtooth roof that uses north-facing windows to optimize ventilation and natural daylight to

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Casa BS is an understated residence clad in locally-sourced flagstone

Casa BS is an understated residence clad in locally-sourced flagstone

The Casa BS is a stone-clad residence designed to blend in with the surrounding treeless landscape in Tapalpa. The horizontal volume, which was designed by Elias Rizo Arquiectos, is discreetly half-buried

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Wartime bomb shelter conceals a tiny and unexpected vacation home

Wartime bomb shelter conceals a tiny and unexpected vacation home

Created as part of Famous’ advertising campaign, this unusual holiday home is now permanently open for rental accommodations. The concrete bunker is surrounded by rolling green hills and is located in

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Marmol Radziner transform old waterhouses into a sustainable community center

Marmol Radziner transform old waterhouses into a sustainable community center

Architects of Marmol Radziner renovated the 9 Dots Community Learning Center in Los Angeles to create more transparency and openness and include sustainable design elements such as reused material,

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Traditional London house gets a whimsical, fox-shaped extension

Traditional London house gets a whimsical, fox-shaped extension

From the back of the Sanderson’s yard, the unusual addition appears literally like a colorful fox-shaped structure that sits in front of the original architecture in the grassy garden. Although the

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Chrysalis Childcare Centre uses existing trees as symbolic centerpieces

Chrysalis Childcare Centre uses existing trees as symbolic centerpieces

Large and looming trees can be seen as problematic for commercial development, yet the architects at Collingridge and Smith Architects instead saw a unique opportunity. The site was realized as an ideal

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Latvian art students transform a single birch tree into energy for 70 people

Latvian art students transform a single birch tree into energy for 70 people

“Welcome on Board’s” progressive design concept asserts that when a tree is used to make a product that facilitates physical activity, it can also be understood in the abstract as an energy provider

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Oregon Man Lives Inside 727 Airplane Home in the Middle of the Woods!

Oregon Man Lives Inside 727 Airplane Home in the Middle of the Woods!

Rather than turning the plane into something like a modern house, Campbell is reusing much of the original equipment for his needs. After a decade Campbell’s enthusiasm for the project has not waned. He

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Garden-like Ecole Polytechnique Learning Center is bathed in soft light

Garden-like Ecole Polytechnique Learning Center is bathed in soft light

The Learning Center features a large atrium populated with plants. Instead of conforming to typological stereotypes, the architects opted for a space that looks and feels more like an indoor garden.

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Henry Island Residence is an off-the-grid family retreat for a Grammy-winning music producer

Henry Island Residence is an off-the-grid family retreat for a Grammy-winning music producer

World-famous music producer Adam Kasper commissioned architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to design a green-roofed vacation residence for his family on Henry Island, in Washington State’s Salish Sea.

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Modular net-zero net-energy SEED Classroom to debut in Pittsburgh

Modular net-zero net-energy SEED Classroom to debut in Pittsburgh

The Phipps SEED classroom follows the same design principles as the one in Seattle, which the SEED Collaborative built for the Perkins School. Both structures offer a sustainably restorative learning

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Artist David Adey assembles found images and magazine clippings into intricate collages

Artist David Adey assembles found images and magazine clippings into intricate collages

With the patience of a Buddhist monk, David Adey tediously searches for exact, unaltered images to place in his pieces. Hundreds of arms, legs, hands, feet, and lips in varying positions and colors are

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Telesis v2.0 is an open and airy renovated post-war home

Telesis v2.0 is an open and airy renovated post-war home

Metropolitan Architectural Practice (MAP) revamped an incomplete property that was started in the 1950s to create an open, modernist residence that seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living called

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Thomas Keller is giving the French Laundry a Louvre-inspired makeover

Thomas Keller is giving the French Laundry a Louvre-inspired makeover

International design firm Snohetta has been chosen to work along with Envelope A +D and Harrison, Koellner, LLC to renovate the legendary French Laundry. Once completed, the landmark restaurant will have

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Mirrored Borden Park Pavilion glows like a lantern in Edmonton

Mirrored Borden Park Pavilion glows like a lantern in Edmonton

The curved building is covered in triangular reflective panels that make the pavilion “disappear” into the surrounding landscape during the daytime. The Borden Park Pavilion’s zigzagging truss

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Berkeley is building a pop-up library from 50,000 books!

Berkeley is building a pop-up library from 50,000 books!

It may seem that physical books are going out of style, but this interactive art installation proves otherwise. Lacuna is a pop-up library whose very walls are constructed with 50,000 books. The

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Cepezed transforms turn-of-the-century industrial buildings into the “Creative Cluster Delft”

Cepezed transforms turn-of-the-century industrial buildings into the “Creative Cluster Delft”

The three halls on the Ezelsveldlaan were built at the start of the twentieth century as a laboratory for the department of Mechanical and Marine Engineering, to teach the workings of steam and combustion

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House 3 is a green-roofed modern home in Toronto that seems to glow from inside

House 3 is a green-roofed modern home in Toronto that seems to glow from inside

The house is located in the West Queen West neighborhood of Toronto-a two-kilometer strip that runs along Queen West between Bathurst St and Gladstone Avenue which has reinvented itself since the 1990s as

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