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Catherine Nelson Creates Incredible Floating Worlds From Hundreds of Nature Photographs

Catherine Nelson Creates Incredible Floating Worlds From Hundreds of Nature Photographs

Nelson returned to her love of photography in 2008 after lending her talents to such illustrious projects as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 300, Moulin Rouge, and Australia. Drawing upon

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The Grounds Cafe is a Thriving Vintage Throwback to the Pre-GMO Era in Australia

The Grounds Cafe is a Thriving Vintage Throwback to the Pre-GMO Era in Australia

Caroline Choker wanted to retain as much of the industrial chic flavor of the original building as possible. As such, much of the original infrastructure such as wooden trusses and cement beams are left

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The $8500 Havana Tsunami Survival Pod Can Withstand 6 Tons of Debris!

The $8500 Havana Tsunami Survival Pod Can Withstand 6 Tons of Debris!

Australian shipbuilder Matt Duncan was so affected by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that he put his engineering skills to use and designed a Tsunami Survival Pod capable of withstanding six tons of

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Sustainable Keast Park Community Pavilion is the Ultimate Lawn Sports Haven in Australia

Sustainable Keast Park Community Pavilion is the Ultimate Lawn Sports Haven in Australia

The original community facility was in disrepair and badly in need of an update, so Jackson Clements Burrows worked with the city and local residents to design a multi-purpose space for everyone. The

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HASSELL Unveils High Speed Rail Vehicle Inspired By 1960′s Muscle Car

HASSELL Unveils High Speed Rail Vehicle Inspired By 1960′s Muscle Car

Approximately eight million people travel between Melbourne and Sydney each year, and that number is set to double within the next 25 years. There is doubt that the country's current infrastructure can

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Sydney’s Historic Majestic Theatre Renovated Into Daylit Apartments

Sydney’s Historic Majestic Theatre Renovated Into Daylit Apartments

Located in Petersham to the west of Sydney, the Majestic Theatre Apartments adaptive reuse project created new housing out of a historic building. The original brick Majestic Theatre was built in 1921

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Australian Research Group Announces First Implantation of a Bionic Eye

Australian Research Group Announces First Implantation of a Bionic Eye

Bionic Vision Australia, a government-funded research consortium in Carlton, Victoria, announced Thursday that it has successfully implanted and tested an early prototype bionic eye. Dr. Penny Allen, a

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Seal Rocks House is a Net Zero Energy Surfer’s Haven in Australia

Seal Rocks House is a Net Zero Energy Surfer’s Haven in Australia

Seal Rocks House 4 is organized as a basic square shape on a single level with a large open courtyard in the middle. The home has an area of 219 sq m (2,357 sq ft) with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, a laundry area,

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Enormous Anglerfish on Wheels Storm Sydney’s VIVID Light Festival in Australia

Enormous Anglerfish on Wheels Storm Sydney’s VIVID Light Festival in Australia

Follow the Current was easily one of the most exciting installations at this year's VIVID Sydney festival. Comprised of digitally-printed designs on lycra and chiffon, along with fins, bobble eyes, and

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Shearer’s Quarters Country Home Wins Australia’s House of the Year

Shearer’s Quarters Country Home Wins Australia’s House of the Year

The Shearer’s Quarters, as it is called because it serves as a shearer’s shed and retreat for sheep farmers, was designed and is owned by architect John Wardle. The property is still a working farm,

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Studio 505′s Textured Wintergarden Facade in Brisbane is Inspired by Nature

Studio 505′s Textured Wintergarden Facade in Brisbane is Inspired by Nature

The 43,000-square-foot Wintergarden Façade features a complex new steel screen with a web-like structure. The team describes the pastel-colored facade as "a study of nature, geometry and layering that

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East House is a Green Renovation That Doesn’t Need Heat or A/C in Australia

East House is a Green Renovation That Doesn’t Need Heat or A/C in Australia

The East House Byron Bay was originally a brick home constructed in the 1990s and the owners of the home wanted to transform it into a modern and sustainable residence that supported their passions, which

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Slides, Treehouses and Worm Holes Turn Sydney’s Blaxland Park into a Field of Fun

Slides, Treehouses and Worm Holes Turn Sydney’s Blaxland Park into a Field of Fun

Using the existing landform to their advantage, JMD Design created a series of sweet worm holes and slides, some that are quite steep, along with a 12 meter high treehouse tower that overlooks the

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Larger-Than-Life LEGO Forest Springs Up In Australia’s Living Desert!

Larger-Than-Life LEGO Forest Springs Up In Australia’s Living Desert!

The life-sized LEGO Forest consists of 15 iconic LEGO ‘pine’ trees, each sized 4 meters in height, and 15 sets of flowers.  Rising from Broken Hill's distinctive red soil, the LEGO Forest pieces

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Ballast Point Park is an Old Industrial Facility Restored Using Recycled Materials in Sydney

Ballast Point Park is an Old Industrial Facility Restored Using Recycled Materials in Sydney

Ballast Point has played a prominent role in the history of Sydney and now the park works to bring that history to life through restoration, installations, and design. Choi Ropiha Fighera's design of the

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Simple Edwardian House Bursts Into a Daylit Cloud in Australia

Simple Edwardian House Bursts Into a Daylit Cloud in Australia

After nearly one decade of additions and renovations, it seems the Cloud House in Melbourne has finally reached its happy zenith. After passing through the conventional Edwardian threshold, visitors are

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New Pee-Powered Plasma Thruster Could Allow Astronauts to Travel Farther Into Deep Space

New Pee-Powered Plasma Thruster Could Allow Astronauts to Travel Farther Into Deep Space

A new type of plasma thruster, currently in development at the Australian National University, could be a game-changer for deep space missions. Researchers at ANU believe that the new plasma thruster

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Monash University Student Housing Promotes Collegiality and Sustainability

Monash University Student Housing Promotes Collegiality and Sustainability

When BVN Architecture was designing the new dormitories for Monash University, they focused on the residents' experience rather than just ensuring they met the spatial requirements. The project consists

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Gorgeous Historic Church Transformed into Modern Residence near Adelaide, Australia

Gorgeous Historic Church Transformed into Modern Residence near Adelaide, Australia

The historic stone chapel was built in 1877 from bluestone. Although the religious effects are long gone, the façade still boasts the original church bell, which rang for the small village that

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Cardboard Paperpedic Bed Can Support the Weight of 22 People!

Cardboard Paperpedic Bed Can Support the Weight of 22 People!

The Paperpedic Bed by Karton is a system of intricately folded and tabbed paper panels that connect to form a sleek and modern bed frame. The 100 percent recyclable bed can expand from twin sized to one

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Narbethong Community Hall is a Fireproof Building in the Australian Bush

Narbethong Community Hall is a Fireproof Building in the Australian Bush

The Black Saturday bushfires in 2009 burned over 4,500 km² (450,000 hectares, 1.1 million acres), resulted in the lost of 173 people's lives and injured over 400 people. The damage to the areas

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MAKE Architecture’s House Reduction Is a Compact Family Home With Sliding Walls

MAKE Architecture’s House Reduction Is a Compact Family Home With Sliding Walls

The minimalist home is the first from Victoria-based MAKE Architecture, who completed the construction just last year. Built with sliding walls and big windows for plenty of natural light, the home's

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Tile-Clad Roslyn Street Bar in Sydney Has an Exotic Rooftop Garden

Tile-Clad Roslyn Street Bar in Sydney Has an Exotic Rooftop Garden

The Roslyn Street bar seems a lot taller than it is because of the unique 200 square meter site on which it was placed. Four stories tall, the 197 square meter upscale establishment was conceived as both

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Glass House Mountain House Celebrates the Environment on Australia’s Sunshine Coast

Glass House Mountain House Celebrates the Environment on Australia’s Sunshine Coast

Perched on the edge of the Glass House range, the Maleny House is sited to take in the views. Bark Design Architects looked to the site for inspiration and designed the home to make the most of the

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Cantilevered 2-Toned Treehouse Disappears into a Forest in Australia

Cantilevered 2-Toned Treehouse Disappears into a Forest in Australia

Situated on a steep slope above Separation Creek in Victoria, the Treehouse is reminiscent of the area's 1950s fibro shack vernacular architecture. It is clad in cement sheet and lined with vertical

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Google Dives Underwater to Launch “Sea View” of the Great Barrier Reef!

Google Dives Underwater to Launch “Sea View” of the Great Barrier Reef!

Can you imagine taking a deep dive into the largest natural coral formation on Earth without leaving your desk? A joint effort between Google, the University of Queensland, and the Caitlin Group will

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Australians Ditching Sunscreen and Risking Skin Cancer to Avoid Nanoparticles

Australians Ditching Sunscreen and Risking Skin Cancer to Avoid Nanoparticles

Australia reportedly has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, so why are many Aussies opting to ditch their sunscreen? According to a recent study, 17 percent of the respondents

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The Shed:  Historic Industrial Building Transformed into an Efficient Modern Home

The Shed: Historic Industrial Building Transformed into an Efficient Modern Home

The Shed was originally built in 1890 and housed a coach building garage owned by two Irish blacksmiths. A series of industrial business have occupied the garage-like space over the years, before it was

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Vivida Dorms: A Dynamic Australian Building Wrapped in a Gorgeous Metallic Skin

Vivida Dorms: A Dynamic Australian Building Wrapped in a Gorgeous Metallic Skin

In addition to having plenty of daylight and shade as a result of the new metallic skin, which gives the building multiple personalities depending on the angle from which it is viewed, mechanical windows

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Gorgeous Origami-Esque Klein Bottle House Nestles Into Australia’s Landscape

Gorgeous Origami-Esque Klein Bottle House Nestles Into Australia’s Landscape

McBride Charles Ryan is known for manipulating form and function in a way that is still harmonious with the natural landscape. Although abstract, this home's spiral configuration was somewhat necessary to

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