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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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Dubai’s Chillout Cafe Brings a Subzero Ice Lounge to the Middle of the Desert

Dubai’s Chillout Cafe Brings a Subzero Ice Lounge to the Middle of the Desert

As if having the tallest and most expensive skyscraper in the world wasn’t enough, Dubai has shown its decadence once again by building an ice lounge right in the middle of the desert. The Chillout

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World’s Largest Crowfunding Campaign Could Make Colombia’s Tallest Skyscraper a Reality

World’s Largest Crowfunding Campaign Could Make Colombia’s Tallest Skyscraper a Reality

Projected for completion in the year 2015, the new green skyscraper is a true inspiration for community-responsive urban design. Yes, it will be Colombia's first skyscraper in 40 years and upon

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Takanori Aiba’s Amazing Bonsai Tree Castles are Miniature Living Worlds

Takanori Aiba’s Amazing Bonsai Tree Castles are Miniature Living Worlds

Treating each tiny Bonsai as if it were a deep-rooted full-sized tree, Aiba creates incredible buildings that wind around the boughs and branches. Using copper line, epoxy putty, plastic, resin and stone

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Emoya Estate’s Fake Shanty Town Offers a Totally Tasteless South African Vacation

Emoya Estate’s Fake Shanty Town Offers a Totally Tasteless South African Vacation

Mocked by Stephen Colbert as "poverty porn," the Shanty Town sits alongside Emoya's five-star lodgings. For about $98 a night, guests can pretend to live the rough life, relieving themselves in "long

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OMA’s New De Rotterdam ‘Vertical City’ Tower is the Largest Building in the Netherlands

OMA’s New De Rotterdam ‘Vertical City’ Tower is the Largest Building in the Netherlands

Reaching nearly 500 feet tall with a gross floor space area of over 1.7 million square feet, the giant glass towers consist of separate, shifted blocks that offer overlapping programmatic spaces. To avoid

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Las Vegas Extreme Sports Park Combines Snowboarding, Organic Food and Repurposed Shipping Containers

Las Vegas Extreme Sports Park Combines Snowboarding, Organic Food and Repurposed Shipping Containers

The $50 million complex is located on a 42-acre lot, half a block away from the Las Vegas Strip. It features a diverse range of sports park amenities and is flanked by three towers with different

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World-Famous Swedish Ice Hotel Forced to Install Fire Alarms Despite Sub-Freezing Temperatures

World-Famous Swedish Ice Hotel Forced to Install Fire Alarms Despite Sub-Freezing Temperatures

It may sound like a joke, but Sweden’s famous Ice Hotel is mandated to install fire alarms as a safety measure in compliance with national building regulations. The otherworldly hotel located in the far

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BDP Design Studio Inaugurates Striking Green-Roofed Planning and Exhibition Hall in Suzhou, China

BDP Design Studio Inaugurates Striking Green-Roofed Planning and Exhibition Hall in Suzhou, China

The combination of the two incongruous structures with opposing geometrics gives off a certain sophisticated character to the project while simultaneously providing an amazing display of energy

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Wins International Competition for Moscow’s First Public Park in 50 Years

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Wins International Competition for Moscow’s First Public Park in 50 Years

The multifunctional Zaryadye Park will replace the former site of Hotel Rossiya, a striking glass-and-metal relic of the Soviet era. As a sign of respect for the landscape's history, Zaryadye derives its

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Kyoto’s Futuristic Nine Hours Capsule Hotel Offers a First Class Sleeping Experience in Tiny Pods

Kyoto’s Futuristic Nine Hours Capsule Hotel Offers a First Class Sleeping Experience in Tiny Pods

The coffin-sized rooms are not a novelty in Japan. Capsule hotels have been there since the 70s but have gotten a bad rap as the last resort of drunken workers that missed the last train home. Nike Hours

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idA’s Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen is a Parametrically Designed Artificial Forest in Switzerland

idA’s Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen is a Parametrically Designed Artificial Forest in Switzerland

The parametrically designed pavilion is organized similar to natural cell division. Using the Voronoi diagram, which illustrates organization and spatiality of crystals and cell growth, the architects

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Paul Cocksedge’s Living Staircase Spirals From Floor to Ceiling With Lush Greenery

Paul Cocksedge’s Living Staircase Spirals From Floor to Ceiling With Lush Greenery

Curving planters line the banisters of Paul Cocksedge's Living Staircase, creating lines of swirling greenery that reach from floor to ceiling. The overflowing plants create a welcoming environment while

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Dozens of Venomous Spiders Burst from a Bag of Sainsbury’s Bananas

Dozens of Venomous Spiders Burst from a Bag of Sainsbury’s Bananas

A London mother’s worst nightmare came to life when she found dozens of venomous spiders crawling over a bag of newly-purchased bananas. Just as Consi Taylor was about to bite into one of the

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Atlanta Man Breaks the Famous Cross Country Record from 1981 Movie “Cannonball Run”

Atlanta Man Breaks the Famous Cross Country Record from 1981 Movie “Cannonball Run”

Ed Bolian set out to beat the cross-country record for driving from New York to Los Angeles by a stark margin. Driving at an average speed of 98 mph, with the top speed of 158 mph, his Atlanta-based team

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Gorgeous Fogo Island Eco-Hotel Rises on Stilts in Canada

Gorgeous Fogo Island Eco-Hotel Rises on Stilts in Canada

Composed of two intersecting building masses, the X-shaped contemporary hotel was built using white-painted, locally milled Black Spruce to make the inn look like a natural extension of the wintry

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Sculptor George Sabra Transforms Discarded Cardboard into Figures for Environmental Change

Sculptor George Sabra Transforms Discarded Cardboard into Figures for Environmental Change

The great philosopher Macklemore said it best in his hit song “Thrift Store” that one man’s trash is another man’s come up. This statement rings particularly true for artist and sculptor George

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Beijing’s Haworth Showroom Named World’s First LEED v4 Certified Project

Beijing’s Haworth Showroom Named World’s First LEED v4 Certified Project

The Parkview Green itself is already a marvel of sustainable architecture: The 800,000 sq ft mixed-use development features a glass and ETFE envelope that minimizes heating and cooling demands all year

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C.F. Møller Future-Proofs Greenland’s Dronning Ingrids Hospital With Striking Renovation

C.F. Møller Future-Proofs Greenland’s Dronning Ingrids Hospital With Striking Renovation

C.F. Møller is Scandinavia's oldest and largest architectural practice - they are responsible for distinctive public buildings such as Copenhagen's Sølvgade School and cutting-edge sustainable

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Gehry and Foster Selected to Add Architectural Icons to London’s Battersea Power Station

Gehry and Foster Selected to Add Architectural Icons to London’s Battersea Power Station

Los Angeles-based firm Gehry Partners and British architects Foster & Partners have been chosen to design the third phase of the Battersea Power Station mixed-use development. The ambitious and

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World’s Largest Legoland Waterpark Opens in Malaysia

World’s Largest Legoland Waterpark Opens in Malaysia

Great news for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages – the world’s largest Legoland Water Park finally opened in Malaysia this week! The 300,000 square meter waterpark is packed with 20 water attractions, 70

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Eerie Aerial Photos Depict Villages Sunk During St. Lawrence Seaway Construction

Eerie Aerial Photos Depict Villages Sunk During St. Lawrence Seaway Construction

The St. Lawrence Seaway is a system of locks, canals and waterways that connect the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes in Canada. The 2342 mile international waterway project opened in 1950s included

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HENN Architects Win Competition to Design the 920 Foot Cenke Tower in China

HENN Architects Win Competition to Design the 920 Foot Cenke Tower in China

Situated at the north-south axis in the center of Taiyuan, the building is separated into three distinct functions – retail space in the basement, a hotel on the upper floors, and office space

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BaseCamp Bonn Young Hostel Turns Vintage Trailers and Railcars into Quirky Accommodations

BaseCamp Bonn Young Hostel Turns Vintage Trailers and Railcars into Quirky Accommodations

Each of the vintage units are decorated to a theme by a professional interior designer possessing a background in film and TV sets. Lodgers can choose from 120 bed spots across 15 caravans clustered

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Philips to Upgrade 91,000 Buenos Aires Street Lights With LEDs

Philips to Upgrade 91,000 Buenos Aires Street Lights With LEDs

The city of Buenos Aires, Argentina is teaming up with Philips Lighting to retrofit 91,000 street lights with energy-saving LED bulbs. Philips will replace the city’s incandescent lighting with bright

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LEAPfactory’s Gorgeous Prefab Eco-Hotel Sits at 13,123 Feet Atop Russia’s Mt. Elbrus

LEAPfactory’s Gorgeous Prefab Eco-Hotel Sits at 13,123 Feet Atop Russia’s Mt. Elbrus

Located at a dizzying height of 13,123 feet (4,000 meters), LEAPrus 3192’s surrounding alpine environment is notorious for its extreme climatic conditions. The new eco-hotel, which boasts spectacular

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Alex Schweder’s Prefab Bubble Apartment Springs from a Van Like a Jack-in-the-Box

Alex Schweder’s Prefab Bubble Apartment Springs from a Van Like a Jack-in-the-Box

Schweder first conceived the bubble home as a rentable hotel room for the exhibition “Draft Urbanism” for the 2013 Biennial of the Americas in Denver a few months ago. The exhibition at Philip

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Extravagant Ring-Shaped Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort Spares Energy in China

Extravagant Ring-Shaped Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort Spares Energy in China

The design is based on the idea of unity and infinity. At night the ring is reflected in the lake and looks like a full luminescent moon. The luxurious development has porticoes and ceilings inlaid with

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PopTarts Works’ Cardboard Beehive Hotel Can Support a Colony of City Bees

PopTarts Works’ Cardboard Beehive Hotel Can Support a Colony of City Bees

The designers of PopTarts Works were alarmed by the growing disappearance of Toronto's bees, so they went about trying to find a design solution that could help their fuzzy, flying local friends. What

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Airbnb Scores Victory in NYC: Judge Rules That Host’s Actions Were Actually Not Illegal

Airbnb Scores Victory in NYC: Judge Rules That Host’s Actions Were Actually Not Illegal

A ruling made by an NYC judge fining an Airbnb host $2,400 for renting out his room caused quite a stir in May, but now another judge has overturned the decision. The victory is a boon to New York's

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