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Spooky Abandoned Igloo Hotel In Alaska About To Be Restored

Spooky Abandoned Igloo Hotel In Alaska About To Be Restored

This oddly shaped building is located along the George Parks Highway in the Alaskan heartlands. The busy road runs along 323 miles, cutting across mountains and forests. The building was originally

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Fujiwaramuro Architects’ House in Hanoura is Surrounded by Artificial Hills and Breezy Rice Fields

Fujiwaramuro Architects’ House in Hanoura is Surrounded by Artificial Hills and Breezy Rice Fields

Perhaps the most unique aspect of this house is a number of small hills that surround it and provide a depth perception to the flat landscape when looking out. A nice detail is that the architects made

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Loopwheel Reinvents the Bike Wheel With a Suspension System Built Into the Rims

Loopwheel Reinvents the Bike Wheel With a Suspension System Built Into the Rims

A UK company called Jelly Products just unveiled the Loopwheel - a safe, beautiful bike wheel with a built-in suspension system that could revolutionize the compact bicycle industry. The Loopwheel is

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Abandoned Pearl Brewery Adapted into a Vibrant Mixed-Use Project in San Antonio

Abandoned Pearl Brewery Adapted into a Vibrant Mixed-Use Project in San Antonio

Pearl Brewing Company was originally founded in 1883 in San Antonio and this brewery was built in 1973, but in 1985, the company was bought out by Pabst Brewing Company. They shut the brewery down in 1991

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Solar and Wind-Powered Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station Wins International Competition

Solar and Wind-Powered Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station Wins International Competition

A symbol of Brazil's contribution to science and design, Estudio 41's concept proposal was carefully constructed to ensure a protective shell that would preserve not only the fragile humans living in this

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Park Royal Tower: WOHA’s Stunning Vertical Garden Tower Opens in Singapore

Park Royal Tower: WOHA’s Stunning Vertical Garden Tower Opens in Singapore

The Park Royal on Pickering occupies a long and narrow plot in the west part of city’s central business district and connects the historic shophouse district with the Singapore River and park. The

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Studio Olafur Eliasson’s Crystalline Harpa Concert Hall Wins the 2013 Mies van der Rohe Award

Studio Olafur Eliasson’s Crystalline Harpa Concert Hall Wins the 2013 Mies van der Rohe Award

The waterfront façade of the Harpa Concert Hall is made of individual polygonal glass frames resembling sparkly fish scales, which reflect water and light, creating a kaleidoscope of luminous colors.

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Shipping Container Homes Ease UK Homeless Crisis

Shipping Container Homes Ease UK Homeless Crisis

A slew of converted shipping containers are expected to help ease a growing homelessness epidemic in cities across England. The number of homeless youth has tripled in the UK in the last few years,

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Solar Impulse Completes Final Test Flight Over San Francisco Before its Sun-Powered Journey Across America

Solar Impulse Completes Final Test Flight Over San Francisco Before its Sun-Powered Journey Across America

The Solar Impulse just completed its final test flight before it travels across the U.S. without using a single drop of fuel. The plane spent most of yesterday cruising around 3,500 feet over the San

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First Container Will Transform Shipping Containers into a Storytelling Center in Detroit

First Container Will Transform Shipping Containers into a Storytelling Center in Detroit

An exciting new project in Detroit will use recycled shipping containers to create an innovative new community space that will be used to bring back the art of storytelling. The plan calls for two

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Grimshaw’s Aspire Tower will be a Benchmark for Passive Environmental Design in Australia

Grimshaw’s Aspire Tower will be a Benchmark for Passive Environmental Design in Australia

Grimshaw Architects has recently submitted its Development Application on behalf of Parramatta City Council for the landmark mixed-use tower. Aspire Tower will be located next to Parramatta Square on

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MGM Grand Announces Plans to Build a $100 Million New York-Style Park in Las Vegas

MGM Grand Announces Plans to Build a $100 Million New York-Style Park in Las Vegas

Long gone are the days when Las Vegas casino owners booked the Rat Pack and did whatever was necessary to keep patrons at the gambling tables. With the arrival of Cirque du Soleil, family-friendly

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Hotello is a Pop-Up Hotel Room That Fits Inside a Trunk

Hotello is a Pop-Up Hotel Room That Fits Inside a Trunk

The foldable hotel room concept was meant to be constructed anywhere, with flexibility of use from a private place to sleep, to a pop up work space or meeting room. The light metal frame extends to give

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Eco-Luxe Treehouses at Ngong House Provide an Epic “Out of Africa” Experience

Eco-Luxe Treehouses at Ngong House Provide an Epic “Out of Africa” Experience

While rustic on the outside, each of the tree houses is adorned with luxury furnishings - mostly made with natural materials - for optimum comfort. Naturally lit and ventilated thanks to wide openings,

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Horned ‘Rock it Suda’ Hotel Revitalizes an Old Mining Town in South Korea

Horned ‘Rock it Suda’ Hotel Revitalizes an Old Mining Town in South Korea

Pensions are a new thing for South Korean urbanites keen to escape the monotony of city life, but normally they take on a more European chalet identity. The client asked Moon Hoon to deviate from this

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Historic Florida Home Becomes Makeshift Houseboat as it Awaits New Land

Historic Florida Home Becomes Makeshift Houseboat as it Awaits New Land

A historic Florida home has ended up stuck at sea after is was was evicted from its seaside plot. The owners of the hundred-year-old Stambaugh Cottage were forced to move it to make way for an encroaching

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Droog Design Celebrates Its 20th Birthday at the Milan Furniture Fair

Droog Design Celebrates Its 20th Birthday at the Milan Furniture Fair

Take a look at “Screenings” as you wander, with news of material scarcity around the world, and a look into new urban luxuries inspired by an investigation of Canada’s North. “Upstairs”

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Westpol’s Sunken Observation Deck Brings Visitors Chest-Deep in an Austrian Pond Without Getting Wet

Westpol’s Sunken Observation Deck Brings Visitors Chest-Deep in an Austrian Pond Without Getting Wet

A winding trail leads through the landscaped greenery and down a gradual ramp along the pond’s edge. As visitors proceed down the ramp, the water’s edge becomes higher and higher, as they descend down

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Contact 1: Incredible Space Age City Made From 200,000 LEGO Bricks

Contact 1: Incredible Space Age City Made From 200,000 LEGO Bricks

Contact 1 is the first project in a series that will imaginatively depict the creativity and beauty of intelligent life forms throughout the universe. The futuristic metropolis took a whopping 600 hours

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Mexico’s Thatched-Roof CocoCabañas Resort is Powered Entirely by Solar Energy

Mexico’s Thatched-Roof CocoCabañas Resort is Powered Entirely by Solar Energy

Resort life at CocoCabañas is more like an intimate bed and breakfast than a large luxury hotel. Visitors will find themselves in a beach getaway fantasy, complete with comfortable bi-level thatched roof

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Inversion: Steven Holl Unveils LED-lit Sculptures Carved from 21 Million-Year-Old Stone for Milan Design Week

Inversion: Steven Holl Unveils LED-lit Sculptures Carved from 21 Million-Year-Old Stone for Milan Design Week

Steven Holl Architects has an incredible installation planned for Milan’s Interni Hybrid Architecture Exhibition. Called INVERSION, the installation consists of six void-cut limestone sculptures made

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Amsterdam’s Futuristic New Fletcher Hotel Blends Sustainability with Luxury

Amsterdam’s Futuristic New Fletcher Hotel Blends Sustainability with Luxury

The decor of the Fletcher Hotel can be described as warm and minimalist. Robert Kolenik capitalized on the round nature of the hotel’s floor plan with futuristic interiors that look like somewhere the

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Australia 108: Tallest Skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere Coming Soon to Melbourne

Australia 108: Tallest Skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere Coming Soon to Melbourne

Australia 108 was recently approved by Melbourne's planning commission and will have a total of 108 floors. Construction is expected to be complete in 2018, when it will beat out the Q1 Tower in Gold

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CA Modern Home Tour: The Hidden Details of John Lautner’s Incredible Elrod House

CA Modern Home Tour: The Hidden Details of John Lautner’s Incredible Elrod House

When interior designer Arthur Elrod first approached the architect John Lautner about building a new home on two recently purchased lots, Lautner answered that he would take on the task if, and only

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gmp Architekten Unveils Massive Daylit Tianjin Exhibition Center for China

gmp Architekten Unveils Massive Daylit Tianjin Exhibition Center for China

The Tianjin Exhibition Center will be China's third international exhibition center (after the ones in Shanghai and Guangzhou), and it's expected to be completed in the next few years. Located on Tianjin

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Mist Tree Tower Harvests Water from Fog in Chile’s Atacama Desert

Mist Tree Tower Harvests Water from Fog in Chile’s Atacama Desert

The desert is flanked on each side by tall mountain ranges, which prevents the water from traveling in the air from the ocean to the area. However, an untapped resource called the Camanchaca could

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Echo Architecture Unveils Greenscaper Hotel Wrapped With Living Foliage

Echo Architecture Unveils Greenscaper Hotel Wrapped With Living Foliage

Echo Design and Architecture's Greenscraper focuses on creating a diverse and sustainable new hybrid environment. The building combines public and private areas, each with a strong identity enriched by

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HOK Breaks Ground on Eco-Friendly Master Plan for Istanbul’s New International Financial Center

HOK Breaks Ground on Eco-Friendly Master Plan for Istanbul’s New International Financial Center

With With 13.5 million residents, Istanbul is the second-largest city in the world, behind only Shanghai. The 170-acre International Financial Center will be on the city’s Asian side, and it

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Mumbai’s Namaste Tower Resembles Two Henna-Covered Hands Clasped Together

Mumbai’s Namaste Tower Resembles Two Henna-Covered Hands Clasped Together

Last we heard from WS Atkins, the international design firm had designed a massive skyscraper for Dubai with a large windmill built into it (the proposed building was later cancelled). The 62-story

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Pieta-Linda Auttila’s Sculptural WISA Wooden Design Hotel in Helsinki is Encased in Bent Wood

Pieta-Linda Auttila’s Sculptural WISA Wooden Design Hotel in Helsinki is Encased in Bent Wood

The WISA Wooden Design Hotel is a small two-room structure connected by a semi-open courtyard that is surrounded by a curved trellis. The hotel sets an example of outstanding craftsmanship portraying

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