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  • 5 World’s Narrowest Houses for Comfortable Living

    For most of us the phrase “an ideal house” conjures up images of big spaces. Probably, a two- or three-floor cottage with numerous rooms and an enfilade, where we could ride a bicycle. But still there are people, who feel like living in spaces that…

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    “Spine” Hotel Being Built in Brazil

    Casa Atlantica Hotel is the first Brazil-located architectural project of Zaha Hadid Architects, a bureau founded by the late Zaha Hadid. She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize and one of the most original and creative contemporary architects. One of her last…

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    New World’s Highest Bridge Opened for Traffic in China

    A new world’s highest bridge has recently opened for traffic in China. This country has added one more object to its list of world records. Can you imagine that 16 of 20 world’s highest bridges are located in China? By the height of the bridge…

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    Swiss Simplicity: Modern-Style Family House

    What comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “Swiss simplicity”? Probably, something laconic, definitely modern-style and surely concentrated on natural materials, such as wood, stone, glass and steel. The same image was in the minds of a Swiss family couple with 2 kids…

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    Unique Glass House in Moscow Suburbs: Part 1 – Architecture

    Today we will start to tell you a story of a unique house. Unique not just for Russia, but for the whole world. The thing is that it’s entirely made of glass, despite the fact that its architecture is pretty traditional – timber framing. Its…

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    Conan House by Moon Hoon

    South-Korean architect Moon Hoon has designed this ‘toy house’ for a young couple and their son in Bangdong, a famous place for sight seeing and leisure for near by dwellers. The irregular plot of land situated right in front of Bangdong lake boasts a beautiful…

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    White Cave House by Takuro Yamamoto Architects

    White Cave House by japanese firm Takuro Yamamoto Architects is a massive lump engraved by a series of voids interconnected in the shape of a kinked tube. The connection of voids is the leitmotiv of this house. Internal rooms are designed to enjoy the minimum…

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    Caterpillar House in Chile

    Caterpillar House is a minimalist house located in Lo Barnechea, Chile, designed by Sebastián Irarrázaval. This residence is a prefabricated home for an art collector built in the outskirts of Santiago. In order to reduce construction time and cost, second-hand shipping containers were used as…

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    Innovative Swing Bridge Over the River Hull

    An innovative swing bridge over the River Hull designed by London-based firm McDowell Benedetti Architects has opened to the public, offering pedestrians the unique experience of riding on the bridge as it opens and closes to river traffic, a world’s first. The black steel bridge…

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    Spitbank Fort Sea Hotel

    Life in London can make you want to leave the big island altogether at times. If you need an escape, there’s a new hotel built on an abandoned sea fort in the English Channel, the luxurious and historic Spitbank Fort Sea Hotel. Spitbank Fort is…

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    The Pool at Pyne by TROP Studio in Bangkok

    Located right in the middle of a busy urban district of Bangkok, just 5 mins walk from the city’s biggest shopping malls, the Pool at Pyne designed by Thai landscape architects TROP, is an oasis of relaxation positioned over the podium of a 42-storey residential…

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    Contemporary Australian House on Sheep Shearer’s Dwelling

    Located in the small Bruny Island in Tasmania, Australia, is this gorgeously contemporary structure that holds such a traditional purpose. A “Shearer’s quarters,” which is quite like a guest house, sits on this huge property and serves its created function– of course it’s shared with…

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    Unusual Family Home with Synthetic Grass in Frohnleiten

    This unusual family home applies the principles of an M.C.Escher painting in architecture, displaying cubes of concrete covered entirely with a soft synthetic grass that allows the structure to blend in almost completely with the landscape. This extraordinary dwelling is situated in the municipality of…

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    Stunning hotel made ​​of salt in Bolivia

    Custom hotel was built in Bolivia. This small hotel is really unusual in that it is built of salt. This hotel will surprise any tourist, because it is made and a large amount of material – 10,000 tons of salt.

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    Completely Wooden House

    The entire house is made of wooden boards. The floors, the ceilings, the walls, the furniture pieces, everything! Well, everything except the bathroom sink and the fireplace, which are made of rough stone, with the metal door handles. Wood inspires warmth and makes the house…