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This house plays beautifully with the relatioinship between indoors and outdoors. Architect studio ZD+A designed a concrete family residence reflecting the surrounding landscape. The 'PN House' is located in the Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood of Mexico City and the height of the building provides calming views of the tall trees around it. Inspired by nature, the goal was to work with the......read more

The Skysphere

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A Futuristic Treehouse Controlled Via Smart Phone

Jono Williams, who designed and built The Skysphere in Linton, New Zealand,  calls it 'not the ordinary treehouse'. It not only features a 360-degree window, but can be set up virtually anywhere. Its main characteristic is the futuristic- shape of the 33-foot tall tower and includes cool features such as: a fingerprint entry motorized door, high-speed internet, a rooftop stargazing......read more

Sunflower House

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Architecture Porn From The Mediterranean Sea in Girona, Spain

From afar the Sunflower House by Cadaval & Solà-Morales looks like a haphazard pile of toy blocks made of pristine white walls and glass windows. The unique design of the Sunflower House segments the interior spaces to create private nooks to enjoy the stunning panoramic view outside. Designed by Cadaval & Solà-Morales, the Sunflower House is located by the Mediterranean......read more

Dom'Up Treehouse - More Than Glamping

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From Dutch Arboriculturist Bruno de Grunne and Architect Nicolas d'Ursel

These Dutch designers give a modern and luxurious twist the the idea of a treehouse.  Bruno de Grunne and Nicolas d'Ursel from Trees and People invented a suspension style cabin that is a beauty on many levels. Not only is their treehouse a syberatic way to indulge in nature, but it's designed to respect the trees. It's apparently super easy to install and leaves no trace or impact on the......read more

A Net Zero House in Holland Redefines the Smart Home

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Say hello to the home of the future

Adele Peters for Co.Exist: We still don't have flying cars (not quite, anyway, despite some works in progress). But the 1950s vision of the futuristic home is fairly close to reality. Inspired in part by mid-century designs like the flying saucer-shaped Futuro house and a "home of the future" designed for the 1956 Ideal Home Show, a new house in the Netherlands is remote-controllable,......read more

Beautiful Images of a Cactus Nursery by India Hobson

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UK photographer visits greenhouse to snap spiny succulents

India Hobson has a thing for potted plants and indoor gardens. The UK photographer's portfolio includes plenty of plant-centric work, including this lovely series of images shot at Abbey Brook Cactus Nursery, a greenhouse near Sheffield which is home to thousands of spiny succulents in all shapes and sizes. The photos nicely capture the quiet charm of the cactus nursery, a place where New World......read more

The Ultimate Healthy Home

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In Norway, a passive house par exemplar

Scott Pierce for Collectively: Why is the roof on this house curved 19 degrees? Design, of course. But the end goal of its slope isn't just about creating an awesome, modern aesthetic. Like the best architecture, its intentions are smart. Ultimately, it's so the house can better capture sunlight on solar panels across the roof. That's kind of predictable, as far......read more

Chilean Beach House

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Nestled in nature

Here's an aspirational crib if we ever saw one.   When you want to get away from it all, why not really get away? A concept home by Chilean architects WMR Arquitectos will do just that. The Till House is a single story wooden structure that’s nestled in the cliffs of Los Arcos, Chile. While it may be hidden from sight, it still possesses access to, and stunning views of, the......read more

White House Plans Methane Crackdown

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New strategy on natural gas pollution could be unveiled before the end of the month

Natural gas, a key component of the Obama administration's plan for American energy independence, is highly problematic in terms of climate change. Though it has significant less carbon emissions than either coal or oil, natural gas fields "leak" methane into the atmosphere -- and methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Now key Obama advisors have revealed a government-wide strategy aimed at cutting......read more

Karri Loop House by Morq Architecture

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An H-shaped home near Perth, Australia built in harmony with its setting

Located just south of Perth in the town of Margaret River in Western Australia, Karri Loop House is a beautiful example of a building designed in harmony with its natural surroundings. Designed by MORQ architects, the H-shaped building plan wraps around three large existing trees, while at the same time framing a pair of assymetrical courtyards.  “These trees, their root......read more

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