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Bizarre Chinese Temple Discovered Atop a 21-Storey Luxury Apartment Building in Shenzhen

Bizarre Chinese Temple Discovered Atop a 21-Storey Luxury Apartment Building in Shenzhen

A Chinese microblogger recently noticed a curious architectural object built upon the roof of a housing complex in Shenzhen. A mysterious temple has been sitting atop the 21-story luxury apartment

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Burnt Down Thermal Spa in Chile Turned into an Eco-Luxe Pixelated Hotel

Burnt Down Thermal Spa in Chile Turned into an Eco-Luxe Pixelated Hotel

The Alto Nevados Hotel in Chillan is mainly constructed from steel and designed as a pixelated box volume standing out among the gorgeous Andes Mountains. Its unique facade was made from old wooden boards

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EnerGaia Grows Algae for Eating on Rooftops in Bangkok

EnerGaia Grows Algae for Eating on Rooftops in Bangkok

Spirulina was a healthy green snack that the Incas used to enjoy, and now the edible algae is grown on Bangkok rooftops as a nutritious alternative to meat protein. EnerGaia representatives told AFP that

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“Human Kennel” Hotel Offers 7×5-ft. Cells, Er, Rooms for $10 a Night in New York City

“Human Kennel” Hotel Offers 7×5-ft. Cells, Er, Rooms for $10 a Night in New York City

Despite having a name like Sun Bright Hotel, this dingy and dank NYC establishment hides a dark secret. The hostile, er, hostel-style hotel, located in Manhattan's Chinatown district, features rows of

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London’s Largest Living Wall Springs to Life in Victoria

London’s Largest Living Wall Springs to Life in Victoria

Rows and rows of ferns, flowers and herbaceous plants are anchored by 16 tons of soil, spanning over 3,700 square feet along the side of the boutique hotel in the Victoria area of London.  Unveiled this

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538 Square Foot ‘Swiss Army Knife’ Apartment Folds and Transforms for Small Space Living

538 Square Foot ‘Swiss Army Knife’ Apartment Folds and Transforms for Small Space Living

The Pop Up Interactive Apartment can sprout in any already existing building, which significantly cuts down on its construction costs. The polypropylene panels and walls are durable and flexible, and they

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Redox Set to Launch Dishwasher-Sized ‘Cube’ Fuel Cells for 90% Less than Current Technologies

Redox Set to Launch Dishwasher-Sized ‘Cube’ Fuel Cells for 90% Less than Current Technologies

Fuel cells could provide a vital source of power for off-grid communities and cities experiencing hurricanes and thunderstorms - but existing units are expensive, massive, and they tend to run extremely

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Police Officer Saves Nearly 100 Baby Sea Turtles in Florida

Police Officer Saves Nearly 100 Baby Sea Turtles in Florida

Police officers are sworn to serve and protect the members of their community. For some cops, this extends even to the non-human residents under their watch. As he was patrolling the Lido Beach Resort in

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Avis Magica Tower for Miami Boasts a 120 Meter-Tall Aquarium and Energy-Generating “Feathers”

Avis Magica Tower for Miami Boasts a 120 Meter-Tall Aquarium and Energy-Generating “Feathers”

Bucharest-based studio Armarada just unveiled Avis Magica - a conceptual vertical tower for Miami that boasts a 120 meter-tall aquarium and energy-generating "feathers," among many other zany features. An

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Green-Roofed Caeaclaveles Art Studio & Hotel Melts Into the Landscape of Northern Spain

Green-Roofed Caeaclaveles Art Studio & Hotel Melts Into the Landscape of Northern Spain

Located just 4 km from the coastal town of Llanes and a 5 minute walk from the village of La Pereda, Caeaclaveles is a quiet retreat in the countryside. Trains from nearby Oviedo and Santander pass

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Sheraton Vertical Garden Built for Mile High Gardening Conference in Denver

Sheraton Vertical Garden Built for Mile High Gardening Conference in Denver

Denver's Mile High Gardening Conference brought together gardeners and growing experts from around the world for a two-day conference at the downtown Sheraton Hotel. To celebrate the conference,

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Puri Desalinating Water Bottle Could Save Your Life at Sea

Puri Desalinating Water Bottle Could Save Your Life at Sea

The Puri is unlike any other water bottle out there - it could save your life. Designed by Younsun Kim, Kangkyung Lee, Byungsoo Kim and Minji Kim, the bottle has its own system to remove salt from salt

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Extraordinary Timber Skin Wraps Around Alma Hotel in Italy’s Dolomites

Extraordinary Timber Skin Wraps Around Alma Hotel in Italy’s Dolomites

The architect, Ulla Hell, sought a new home for her family of five, and the existing 1960s hotel needed a smart upgrade. The residential addition is organized over two floors, and every room has access to

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First Ever Solar Decathlon China Design Competition Kicks Off Today

First Ever Solar Decathlon China Design Competition Kicks Off Today

The first ever Solar Decathlon China collegiate design competition officially kicked off today with 22 teams representing 35 universities and 13 countries gathered to show off their awesome solar-powered

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Caravan Hotel: First Tiny House Hotel in the US Opens in Portland

Caravan Hotel: First Tiny House Hotel in the US Opens in Portland

The adorably-named Rosebud, Pearl and Tandem tiny houses are each fully outfitted with sleeping, living and kitchen areas. The caravan is centered around a common area that includes outdoor and covered

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Construction of World’s Tallest Skyscraper Grinds to a Halt Amid Safety Concerns in China

Construction of World’s Tallest Skyscraper Grinds to a Halt Amid Safety Concerns in China

The same company that constructed a 30 story building in just 15 days has ambitious plans to build the world's tallest prefabricated skyscraper in Changsha, China. Called Sky City Tower, the building is

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Robin Juzon Unveils Elegant Wooden Waffle Pavilion for Montpellier’s Festival des Architectures Vives

Robin Juzon Unveils Elegant Wooden Waffle Pavilion for Montpellier’s Festival des Architectures Vives

Two pavilions were made for the Festival des Architectures Vives. The first, by Robin Juzon is located in the heart of the city, in the courtyard of the CCIT Montpellier (the Chambar of Commerce and

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Spark Architects’ Chongqing Clubhouse Rises in China

Spark Architects’ Chongqing Clubhouse Rises in China

The playful Clubhouse in Chongqing is the first part of a series of leisure facilities that Spark Architects designed for a large villa community in the outskirts of Chongqing, China. The clubhouse forms

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Studio Gang Unveils Designs for Sculptural University of Chicago Dorm Complex

Studio Gang Unveils Designs for Sculptural University of Chicago Dorm Complex

The University of Chicago campus is known for its neo-gothic architecture, often earning it Hogwarts comparisons, but in recent years the campus development office has ditched the limestone in favor of

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Norwegian Town Creates ‘Artificial Sun’ to Light Up Dark Winter Days

Norwegian Town Creates ‘Artificial Sun’ to Light Up Dark Winter Days

The small Norwegian town of Rjukan is getting its own artificial sun this month. Engineers are completing The Mirror Project—a system of three 300 square foot heliostatic mirrors that redirect winter

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UNStudio’s Yongjia World Trade Center Features Gem-Like ‘Vertical Neighborhood’ Towers

UNStudio’s Yongjia World Trade Center Features Gem-Like ‘Vertical Neighborhood’ Towers

Spanning over 5 million square feet, UNStudio's Yongjia World Trade Center consists of a series of multi-use buildings that serve as vertical neighborhoods. Each building provides all of the essentials

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Anakin Skywalker’s Home Threatened By Migrating Sand Dunes in Tunisia

Anakin Skywalker’s Home Threatened By Migrating Sand Dunes in Tunisia

Migrating sand dunes in the Tunisian desert are threatening to bury the set of Mos Espa City—one of the most famous filming locations captured in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and the

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Pop-Up Hangar Hotel Provides Busy Passengers a Safe Place to Sleep on the Jetway

Pop-Up Hangar Hotel Provides Busy Passengers a Safe Place to Sleep on the Jetway

The Jetway Hotel is a pop-up, short-stay hangar accommodation that can be wheeled to different airport docking locations to provide safe spaces for passengers to rest before departing. The scheme is

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2013 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist Announced

2013 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist Announced

This year’s RIBA Stirling Prize is focused on young talent and diverse projects. RIBA President Angela Brady emphasized the importance of having quality housing projects on the shortlist, as “the UK

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OMA Wins Competition to Design Miami Beach Convention Center

OMA Wins Competition to Design Miami Beach Convention Center

The winning team, dubbed South Beach ACE, which was headlined by OMA, also included architects TVSdesign, landscape architects MVVA and Raymond Jungles, and developers Tishman and UIA. The plan

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Dubai’s First Farmers Market Offers Local Produce Near the World’s Tallest Building

Dubai’s First Farmers Market Offers Local Produce Near the World’s Tallest Building

Burj Khalifa photo from Shutterstock It's not news that the locally grown produce movement is spreading around the world. However farm-to-table lovers in Dubai have not been able to enjoy the same

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World’s Largest Legoland Waterpark to Open in Malaysia

World’s Largest Legoland Waterpark to Open in Malaysia

Kids and adults alike can splash around amongst Lego characters in the pools, or down waterslides. Unique to the Malaysian park, fans will be able to play with oversized soft Lego bricks in

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The World’s Largest Building Opens in China, Complete with Fake Mediterranean Village and Indoor Beach

The World’s Largest Building Opens in China, Complete with Fake Mediterranean Village and Indoor Beach

The New Century Global Center is located in Chengdu, which is the capital of the Sichuan province in southwestern China. The building, which opened this week, will play host to a wide range of business

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Crazy Sea Creature Looks Like a Living Rock With Red Guts

Crazy Sea Creature Looks Like a Living Rock With Red Guts

The sea holds some of the world’s most interesting creatures - but this "living rock" is one of the strangest we've ever seen. Pyura chilensis is a non-moving sea creature that lives along the coasts of

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7 Gorgeous Eco Resorts For a Green Escape

7 Gorgeous Eco Resorts For a Green Escape

The heat is on, and it's easy to daydream about a relaxing getaway in a distant land. We've seen an incredible array of eco friendly resorts spring up around the world that bring you closer to nature

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