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Passive Musterhaus proves prefab homes can be big on style and space

Passive Musterhaus proves prefab homes can be big on style and space

At first glance, the most eye-catching feature of the two-story Musterhaus is its glazed corner facade that lets generous amounts of natural light into its double-height living area. White rectangular

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Can solar power pull Greece out of debt?

Can solar power pull Greece out of debt?

There are little signs for relief for Greece, as their government agrees to yet more harsh austerity terms in exchange for another bailout international creditors. The debt crisis began in 2009, and as

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Midcentury modern ranch is renovated into a spacious energy-efficient home

Midcentury modern ranch is renovated into a spacious energy-efficient home

Every year, Sunset Magazine chooses a site for its annual Idea House that best captures the “spirit of the West.” While the majority of Idea Houses are found on the West Coast, Denver’s booming

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Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in Chicago

Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in Chicago

If you’ve ever coveted stained glass windows, you’ll love this renovated church-turned-home nestled in Chicago’s Little Italy. Linc Thelen Design and Scrafano Architects transformed the

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David Chipperfield’s Villa Eden honors Lake Garda’s traditional limonaias

David Chipperfield’s Villa Eden honors Lake Garda’s traditional limonaias

Northern Italy’s stunning glacial lake location has a rich traditional architectural heritage, now star architects such as David Chipperfield and Richard Meier have arrived, building exclusive homes as

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Peru’s Chontay house was made using locally-sourced wood and clay to help it blend in with the surrounding mountains

Peru’s Chontay house was made using locally-sourced wood and clay to help it blend in with the surrounding mountains

This rustic house on a mountain slope near Peru's capital accentuates the stunning beauty of the Andes mountain range and proves that the most beautiful living spaces are achieved by integrating them with

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Zinc-clad Midden Studio hides a cozy interior with a see-through floor

Zinc-clad Midden Studio hides a cozy interior with a see-through floor

Described as the “lovechild of native granite and the local buildings,” the Midden Studio is a surreal atavistic building that derives its name from the Victorian midden wall on which the structure

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Lucy is a robotic sunlight reflector that brings light into every dark corner of your house

Lucy is a robotic sunlight reflector that brings light into every dark corner of your house

Every home has a corner that is so far from the sunlight, it practically feels like perpetual night. But this brilliant little device - dubbed Lucy - is about to bring the sun into every space in your

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Gorgeous solar-powered and pedestrian-friendly housing development is coming to Turkey

Gorgeous solar-powered and pedestrian-friendly housing development is coming to Turkey

The Ahk Kundu development is strategically located 20 kilometers west from the city center at the edge of Antalya’s tourism zone, and within a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean Sea. The project

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HOW TO: Learn How to Make a Mini Felt Planter to Green Your Walls

HOW TO: Learn How to Make a Mini Felt Planter to Green Your Walls

Step 1: Gather Your Materials Craft felt (preferably at least 21 inches long) Sewing machine and thread Scissors Pattern (print pattern here, cut out and tape together or design your

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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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Chiltern House weaves together concrete, steel and raw timber formwork

Chiltern House weaves together concrete, steel and raw timber formwork

The house features woven steel reinforcement and raw timber formwork combined with concrete walls, creating deeps spaces and extensive windows. A large swimming pool dominates the rear garden, while the

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Pop-up art gallery brings beauty back to a public square in Oslo

Pop-up art gallery brings beauty back to a public square in Oslo

Students from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design teamed up with Rintala Eggertsson Architects to create an art gallery intervention on the streets of the Norwegian capital. The MM1 Exhibition Room

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Gorgeous isolated cabin with volcano views is only accessible by boat

Gorgeous isolated cabin with volcano views is only accessible by boat

Located above the rocky south shore, the House on Todos Los Santos Lake serves as a single-family weekend getaway. The precarious and steep site required a careful construction system and use of

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Music festival-ready SPECK mobile kiosk is 100% powered by the sun

Music festival-ready SPECK mobile kiosk is 100% powered by the sun

The owners custom-built the 384-square-foot solar-powered vending vehicle from the ground up in 2014. Set atop a reinforced trailer, the quirky kiosk is built in the shape of a house laid on its side. The

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This incredible 390-year-old bonsai tree survived an atomic bomb blast

This incredible 390-year-old bonsai tree survived an atomic bomb blast

70 years ago, on 6 August 1945, the atomic bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima killing around some 200,000 people and causing incalculable long term damage. Yet just two miles from the site of

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Solar-powered LEED-certified home in Portland boasts a dazzling array of eco-friendly features

Solar-powered LEED-certified home in Portland boasts a dazzling array of eco-friendly features

Located on an infill site on Southeast Portland's Mount Tabor, the Ash + Ash house, designed by architects Hennebery Eddy, combines stylish modern design with an array of eco-friendly features, making the

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Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and solar

Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and solar

Unlike many earthen structures, the Khamsa earth house looks quite luxurious. Atelier Koe constructed the home from concrete-reinforced bricks made from clay, which was harvested from the site on which

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This home in rural Ghana was built from rammed earth and recycled plastic

This home in rural Ghana was built from rammed earth and recycled plastic

Anna Webster, fourth-year student at the Cass, London Metropolitan University’s School of Architecture, has designed a simple but sturdy house that fits right into the Ghanaian countryside where it has

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Architects ‘Turn Around’ an Aging Victorian Home to Flood it With Natural Light

Architects ‘Turn Around’ an Aging Victorian Home to Flood it With Natural Light

Reworking the home's boundaries involved creating a whole new configuration for the structure and removing an existing bathroom. In addition to "turning" the house around, the architects added a new

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Escape Traveler is a tiny cabin on wheels that can be moved anywhere

Escape Traveler is a tiny cabin on wheels that can be moved anywhere

If the Escape Traveler looks familiar, it’s because the tiny mobile home came from the same minds—Kelly Davis and Dan George Dobrowolski—that created the Escape Cabin. Like its eco-friendly

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Parasitic pod homes attach to buildings to provide additional housing

Parasitic pod homes attach to buildings to provide additional housing

Since 2010, the number of homeless people 'sleeping rough' on the streets of London has risen 77 percent, according to James Furzer, the architectural assistant at Spatial Design Architects. In response

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Cantilevered shipping container coffee shop pops up in Johannesburg

Cantilevered shipping container coffee shop pops up in Johannesburg

Made from stacked and cantilevered shipping containers, the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company in Johannesburg is a sustainable flagship for the ambitious company. Designed by Earthworld Architects &

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FeltForms are handmade felt acoustic panels that merge art and function

FeltForms are handmade felt acoustic panels that merge art and function

FELTFROMS - 3D acoustic panels FeltForms are a series of handmade acoustic 3D panels. It's the result created through the Research of felt material and the variety of forms that it can create. The

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Give your succulents their own spacesuits with this 3D-printed planter

Give your succulents their own spacesuits with this 3D-printed planter

Let your succulents and cacti explore other worlds, or at least your windowsill, with this adorable 3D printed planter. Created by industrial designed Emmanuel Carrillo, the table top planter repurposes a

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Villa One is an affordable prefab home that accommodates a growing family

Villa One is an affordable prefab home that accommodates a growing family

The architects designed the flexible 136-square-meter home with a Y-shaped floorplan to maximize communal spaces and views out to the landscape, courtyard, and secret garden. The shape of the house also

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Amazing wood Pequod caravan comfortably fits a family of four

Amazing wood Pequod caravan comfortably fits a family of four

Currently parked in Indiana, the Pequod is on the larger side of tiny homes. Weighing 11,500 pounds, the tiny house measures 26 feet in length and a maximum of 8.5 feet in width, with varying ceiling

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Shigeru Ban will reuse earthquake rubble to build Nepal relief shelters

Shigeru Ban will reuse earthquake rubble to build Nepal relief shelters

Shigeru Ban and his humanitarian organization Volunteer Architects Network (VAN) announced plans to build emergency shelters for Nepal back in May, but it wasn’t until now that the prototype designs

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Space, Not Spikes humanizes London’s shameful anti-homeless initiative

Space, Not Spikes humanizes London’s shameful anti-homeless initiative

Urban planners in London are determined to make life even more difficult for the homeless by placing spikes on commonly used areas for sleeping and sitting. The spikes are placed in all the “right”

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Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of plants

Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of plants

< Palo Santo opened last October in the green and trendy 'Palermo Hollywood' neibourgh. Inspired by the Patric Blanc's vertical gardens at Musée du Quai Branly and Caixa Forum, its front and back

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