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Amazing zen house with a sky garden

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The Meera House was designed by Guz Architects and is located on the island of Sentosa in Singapore. The following is a short description from the architects: The plots are not large and neighboring buildings are built close to the sides of each house. Thus our strategy was to build a solid wall to each […]

Modern refuge in the Costa Rican jungle

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SPG Architects transformed an abandoned steel frame and concrete slab structure into a five-level, 18,000 square foot, indoor-outdoor residence called ‘Casa Torcida’, on a rain-forested mountainside overlooking the Golfo Dulce in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. The primary criteria for this project were to be environmentally sensitive, technologically advanced, and modernist by design. A spectacular […]

Innovative design that’s cat friendly!

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This attractive planter table is a project created by Emily Wettstein. Emily is 25-year-old designer from Brooklyn, NY and this table is a part of her application to grad school for architecture. The table is made from reclaimed walnut and steel with a removable planter that can hold a variety of plants, in this case […]

Add a secret garden to your living room

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The Secret Garden indoor/outdoor collection has been designed by Thai home furniture company Ayodhya Trade. The Secret Garden Table is a mosaic of various greens and textures that recall landscapes ranging from Tuscany’s rolling hills to the exotic Amazon rainforests. Each table in the collection is comprised of various kinds of moss encased within a […]

A Miner’s Refuge with extraordinary views

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Intended as a weekend retreat, the Miner’s Refuge is located in the beautiful Mazama, Washington countryside. The structure was designed by Johnston Architects, carefully sited at the base of a hillside, tucked into a tree line to take advantage of and preserve the surrounding views. The outdoors is drawn in with extraordinary open views. The […]

Modern sustainable living on the Venice Canal

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Situated on the Venice Canals of Los Angeles, California, Hover House 3 represents the third in the Hover House series by Glen Irani Architects. This series focuses on maximizing outdoor living on small lots by ‘hovering’ the building envelope above the grade level in order to create space for outdoor living environments. This series proposes […]

Glamour and luxury defined in this incredible Aussie villa

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Located in Melbourne, Australia, the Verdant Avenue House was designed by Robert Mills Architects. The home is a swank living space outfitted with super-high ceilings and a 3.5 metre wide sculptural staircase featured as a focal point to the structure. This project house reflects RMA’s unfaltering commitment to marrying purity of form with function, and […]

Captivating retreat on the shores of Lake Wanaka

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This incredible house named Te Kaitaka is a retreat in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand by Stevens Lawson Architects. The architects won the New Zealand Home of the year award for this incredible structure, built for clients who requested concrete for its heft and its low-maintenance qualities. The architecture of the house was apparently inspired by […]

Amazing sand castle in the desert

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Set within a scenic oasis, at the foot of a dramatic rock-mountain, amidst the desert in Egypt, the Adrere Amellal has the feel of a place forgotten in time. The local Berbers here still live much like they have done for centuries, wearing their traditional clothing, speaking their native Siwi and harvesting the bountiful dates […]

Luxury island living in the Maldives

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Designed by award-winning SCDA Architects, the stunning Alila Villas Hadahaa is located in the Maldives, Indian Ocean. A luxury environmentally conscious boutique resort is the first of its kind built in the atolls with the highest of environmental standards. Of the 50 minimal-impact, high-style villas, 14 are strung out along a jetty over a vibrant […]

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