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A Striking Tsunami-Resistant Home

As a utilitarian, my love for modern design reaches new heights when it manages to be aesthetically compelling and practical, creating a happy marriage of form and function. All too often, desi…

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6 Lofty and Steep Staircases

Let's just say that Japanese safety codes aren't exactly the same as ours when it comes to stairs. Welcome to the land of open banisters, tall ladders, and rail-free designs. Here, a roundup of six …

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A Budget-Friendly California Kitchen Remodel

Shortly after Abby Weintraub and Matt Manfredi bought their 1941 Hancock Park house, they watched it gobble up their savings: new roof, furnace, pipes, wiring, and air conditioning. Faced with a cra…

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Exploring the Beauty of Antoni Gaudi’s Park Guell

Even if you are not a fan of the Silly Sand buildings that sprang from the fevered imagination of architect Antoni Gaudi­, you should visit his Park Guell next time you are in Barcelona. The skyline…

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The Coolest Tree House

Toronto-based Michael Greenwood "grew up around wood, in the family workshop and in the forests of southern Ontario." After graduating from college, Greenwood began undertaking small home renovation…

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Would You Live in a Stable?

On April 25th, 1946, a postwar crowd gathered on a lovely spring day to cheer on "Lovely Cottage" as he galloped across the finish line at UK's Grand National. It was a day of triumph for Manor Hous…

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6 Incredible Fake Buildings

  Have you ever noticed something off about a building in your neighborhood? No one ever goes in or out, perhaps the windows are painted over--or there aren't any windows at all? Sure, there c…

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The Ultimate Green Roof

A house for a family of three is built on a grassy plan between the ocean and the mountains in Japan. How do you build a house that sits between the two beautiful views without blocking either? "A …

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Meowhaus: Architect-Designed Home For Disabled Cats

By Lloyd Alter, TreeHugger I recently learned the shocking news from the Fluffington Post that 70% of cat architecture does not comply with the building code. It's probably because most cat ar…

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Printable Houses Could Redefine Housing

Danish architects, in collaboration with Facit Homes in London, are building a digitally-fabricated house printed from a computer file - a new concept they say minimizes waste and simplifies the build…

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