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Chamfer Home: Tiny Self-Sufficient House Operates Off-Grid in Any Locale

Chamfer Home: Tiny Self-Sufficient House Operates Off-Grid in Any Locale

The Chamfer Home is a tiny self-sufficient shelter with a clean modern design that is made from eco-friendly materials. Designed by S-Archetype, the portable living unit can operate completely off the

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Ricardo Bofill Transforms Cement Factory Ruins Into Castle-Like Architecture Headquarters

Ricardo Bofill Transforms Cement Factory Ruins Into Castle-Like Architecture Headquarters

Simply dubbed the Cement Factory, the complex hosts Bofill’s architectural offices, archives, a model laboratory, exhibition space, his personal apartment, guest rooms, and extensive gardens. The

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Studio Octopi Designs Floating Natural Swimming Pools for London’s Thames River

Studio Octopi Designs Floating Natural Swimming Pools for London’s Thames River

The Thames Baths Project, envisioned in collaboration with structural engineers Civic Engineers and Jonathan Cook Landscape Architects, is visionary yet achievable. The plan consists of a series of

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Four Houses Project Implements Traditional Islamic Features for a Contemporary Oasis in Saudi Arabia

Four Houses Project Implements Traditional Islamic Features for a Contemporary Oasis in Saudi Arabia

According to Dom Architectura, the focus of the Four Houses design was to achieve a contemporary architectural structure that intrinsically melds with the harsh Saudi Arabian environment. In order to

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Fan-Like Roofs and Slits Cool the Undulating Abedian School of Architecture in Australia

Fan-Like Roofs and Slits Cool the Undulating Abedian School of Architecture in Australia

Built on a hilltop, the Abedian building varies between two and three levels and contains a floating mezzanine, a spiral stair case and an internal walkway. For climate control on the structure's

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Das Haus 2014: Minimalist Home of the Future Ensures Masculine and Feminine Compatibility

Das Haus 2014: Minimalist Home of the Future Ensures Masculine and Feminine Compatibility

Representing two individual bodies that have merged together at a rectangular overlap in the middle, the structure combines two intersecting timber-framed buildings with large openings at each end rather

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Egg-Shaped HemLoft Treehouse is Nestled in the Forests of Whistler

Egg-Shaped HemLoft Treehouse is Nestled in the Forests of Whistler

Lovingly constructed over a period of several years with mostly recycled materials and help from friends, the HemLoft is truly one of the most perfect treehouse designs we have seen over the years, and we

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The Wedgie is an Adorable Multi-Colored Tiny Home on Wheels

The Wedgie is an Adorable Multi-Colored Tiny Home on Wheels

Not only the latest in a long line of innovative tiny structures from the company, the Wedgie is also affordable and sustainable. According to Mr. Everson, the Wedgie is completely off-grid. The home was

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8 Wooden Seaside Timrarö Vacation Houses Stand on Stilts in Sweden

8 Wooden Seaside Timrarö Vacation Houses Stand on Stilts in Sweden

There are eight Timrarö Vacation Houses built on stilts on a rocky Swedish archipelago. The wooden and metal stilts ensure the smallest environmental impact while also affording spectacular views.

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Klopf Architect’s Zen-Like Manzanita House Blends Martial Arts Principles with Architecture

Klopf Architect’s Zen-Like Manzanita House Blends Martial Arts Principles with Architecture

Although the size of new home is a fairly compact 1,500 square feet, the open and minimalist features of the structure provide a welcoming atmosphere closely connected with the area's beautiful landscape.

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Werk Studio’s TREE|HUB is a Tiny Wooden Tower Hideout Built for Design Exchange

Werk Studio’s TREE|HUB is a Tiny Wooden Tower Hideout Built for Design Exchange

TREE|HUB is a timber tree house rising 10 feet off the ground. Located in Peckham, it was built by a collaborative team of design students from Goldsmiths University working under the name Werk Studio.

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The Norwegian School of Economics is the Latest in a String of Designer Learning Institutions

The Norwegian School of Economics is the Latest in a String of Designer Learning Institutions

Part of the strategy to make the school enhance the area rather than overwhelm it is the all glass facade that reflects the coastal landscape and light, which changes during the day and throughout the

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Stunning Arborg House is Covered in Icelandic Moss

Stunning Arborg House is Covered in Icelandic Moss

Located two hours drive from Reykjavik, the Árborg House stands on a hill above the glacial valley of Hvita river. Its exteriors are clad in long lasting hardwearing concrete with vertical lines and

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e2a Architects Renovate Old School into Aluminum-Clad Centre of Hearing and Language

e2a Architects Renovate Old School into Aluminum-Clad Centre of Hearing and Language

According to e2a Architects, the renovation began by focusing on the restoration of the building's original structure. The resulting design has a jutted entrance hall on the ground floor with three

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6 Abandoned Churches That Have Been Transformed into Spectacular New Spaces

6 Abandoned Churches That Have Been Transformed into Spectacular New Spaces

Zecc Architects' St. Jakobus Church in Utrecht, The Netherlands Zecc Architects' turned St. Jakobus church in The Netherlands, into a modern, cozy home. The renovated holy building, which closed its

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Ateliers O-S Architectes Unveils Glowing, Daylit Sports Hall in Paris

Ateliers O-S Architectes Unveils Glowing, Daylit Sports Hall in Paris

The south facade of the sports hall was left open to naturally illuminate the interior and to providing views of the nearby practice fields and the River Seine. At ground level, fritted glass panels allow

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Water Villa: Eco-Luxe Wooden Floating Home in Amsterdam

Water Villa: Eco-Luxe Wooden Floating Home in Amsterdam

Water Villa is clad with vertical western cedar beams that create beautiful geometric patterns across its boxy shell. They represent an abstract illusion of the canal´s water while providing privacy and

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OMA Wins Competition to Design Firm’s First Bridge in Bordeaux, France

OMA Wins Competition to Design Firm’s First Bridge in Bordeaux, France

The 144=foot-wide Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc Bridge will be the sixth bridge to cross the river Garonne, and the first one by OMA. The project is a joint effort between OMA, engineers WSP, landscape

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COBE and Transform Architects Open Jagged, Aluminum-Clad Maritime Museum in Norway

COBE and Transform Architects Open Jagged, Aluminum-Clad Maritime Museum in Norway

Certainly more contemporary than its surroundings, the new 2,000 square meter maritime museum curiously manages to both contrast and merge with the industrial landscape that surrounds it. While the

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PHOTOS: Daring Shipping Container House Boasts a Dramatically Sliced Profile

PHOTOS: Daring Shipping Container House Boasts a Dramatically Sliced Profile

http://inhabitat.com/nyc/photos-unusual-wedge-shaped-shipping-container-townhouse-rises-in-brooklyn/m-shipping-container-lead/?extend=1 With shipping container homes becoming more and more common, it

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Wonderful Eco Homes for the Indigenous Mapuche People Pop Up in Chile

Wonderful Eco Homes for the Indigenous Mapuche People Pop Up in Chile

Located in Huechuraba, Santiago, the 25 built Ruca homes are part of a grand social housing complex. Made from bricks, concrete and local pine, the houses' natural facades were built from horizontal

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Beautiful Cardboard Pavilion at Abu Dhabi Art Fair

Shigeru Ban Unveils Beautiful Cardboard Pavilion at Abu Dhabi Art Fair

The Abu Dhabi Art Fair commissioned cardboard master Ban to design a temporary mobile pavilion, which was just unveiled this past November. The unique cardboard shelter attracted a great deal of attention

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Bramberger Architects Win Competition to Design Ultra-Sophisticated High Tech Campus in Austria

Bramberger Architects Win Competition to Design Ultra-Sophisticated High Tech Campus in Austria

Specifically, the HTC Campus design uses four buildings with four equivalent open spaces connected through a central communication axis referred to as the “Communication Promenade.” This design was

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Rustic Wooden Alpine House is Powered by Both Solar and Geothermal Energy in Italy

Rustic Wooden Alpine House is Powered by Both Solar and Geothermal Energy in Italy

Located within the gorgeous Italian Alps, this top-notch shelter has a few sustainable and notable characteristics. It stands on a foundation made from dolomite rock found on site and was built from

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Alex Chinneck’s Miner on the Moon Looks Like a Building Flipped on its Head in London

Alex Chinneck’s Miner on the Moon Looks Like a Building Flipped on its Head in London

The unique artist managed to "flip" the building's facade by placing the shopfront and its front doors where the roof should be and placing the roof along the pavement. Brick slips and rendered

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Dreamy Japanese Pavilion is Made From Two Sheets of Metal Pierced by a Tree

Dreamy Japanese Pavilion is Made From Two Sheets of Metal Pierced by a Tree

The Fukita Shrine is Nishizawa's latest work. The minimalist floating pavilion is sandwiched between two sheets of iron and pierced by a tree Created as part of this year's Setouchi Arts Festival, the

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Jean Prouve’s Maison 8×8 Pioneered Affordable Prefab Design Way Back in 1948

Jean Prouve’s Maison 8×8 Pioneered Affordable Prefab Design Way Back in 1948

Jean Prouvé's Demountable Houses were designed according to the principles of prefabrication, flexibility and mobility, as well as functionality and rational fabrication. His main achievement was

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Swedish Students Design Passive Home Powered by the Sun

Swedish Students Design Passive Home Powered by the Sun

Measuring 645 sq foot, HALO takes its name and shape from the rainbow-like optical phenomenon around the sun. It was designed with small private rooms and large entertaining areas to shift people away

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Open Air Gjennomsikte Pavilion Doubles as a Lakeside Retreat and Theater Stage

Open Air Gjennomsikte Pavilion Doubles as a Lakeside Retreat and Theater Stage

This project was built in connection with the walkabout project (Breddelangs), which is a local initiative organized to bring awareness to the Lahelle river area. The green park surrounding the pavilion

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The Spectacular Museo Soumaya Shines Brightly in Mexico City

The Spectacular Museo Soumaya Shines Brightly in Mexico City

Wrapped in 16,000 hexagonal aluminum tiles, Museo Soumaya's shining, serpentine skin was built to reflect the sun's light and to stand the test of time. The weight of the spiraling form is supported by 28

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