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Awesome 10 micro homes with floor plans that make the most of space

With more people living into cities, architects are increasingly finding inventive ways to squeeze homes into small spaces. Here are the floor plans of 10 micro homes that most of every square metre. The micro apartment Polish designer Szymon Hanczar has packed a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom into 13 square metres in Wroclaw. The micro apartment contains a double bed raised above […]

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Amazing Steyn Studio's concrete and travertine Sierra House has a mountain-shaped roof

London-based Steyn Studio built Sierra House in Madrid from concrete and travertine with a striking sawtooth roof that looks like a mountain ridge. With a narrow, 6.8-metre-wide site and strict planning restrictions, Sierra House is Steyn Studio’s reinterpretation of the typical townhouse typology of the surrounding neighbourhood. Due to local height restrictions the roof could not peak […]

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Best Jagged brick roof tops Casa El Cortijo in Ecuador by Felipe Assadi

A series of gabled, brickwork volumes arranged around a grassy courtyard form this house in Guayaquil, Ecuador, designed by Chilean firm Felipe Assadi Arquitectos. Casa El Cortijo is a one-storey residence in Guayaquil, Ecuador, a port city known for its accessibility to the Galapagos Islands. Felipe Assadi Arquitectos constructed the house as a series of […]

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Great Kult cultural hub occupies a terrace of brick buildings in Vreden

Pool Leber Architekten and Bleckmann Krys Architekten have combined 14th and 16th century structures, with modern concrete and brick volumes to create the Kult museum. Designed as both a cultural hub and museum for the town of Vreden, Germany, Kult has 1,400 square metres of space for a permanent collection. The 5,950-square-metre complex also houses a temporary exhibition […]

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Best Discover vertical farming concepts on our new Pinterest board

Our new Pinterest board is dedicated to vertical farms and gardens, including studio Precht’s modular housing block with spaces for agriculture and a vertical forest tower designed by Stefano Boeri. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › The post Discover vertical farming concepts on our new Pinterest board appeared first on Dezeen. More Pictures….

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Marvelous Heatherwick's Vessel at Hudson Yards opens to the public

Visitors can now scale British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s giant honeycomb-like sculpture at New York’s Hudson Yards, which has opened along with the other public spaces at the vast West Side development. Temporarily known as Vessel, the Heatherwick Studio-designed structure is welcoming the first visitors with timed free tickets to climb its 154 staircases from 12pm, […]

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Amazing Nomo Studio creates pixelated villa in Menorca

Barcelona-based Nomo Studio has arranged a collection of bright white cubes to create Villa Catwalk on the island the the Mediterranean island of Menorca. The house in Coves Noves occupies two piles of bright white cubes placed on either side of a 28-metre-long central block, called the catwalk. Part external terrace and part internal, the long catwalk block […]

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Awesome "Brexit is an opportunity for architects to take back control"

Whether or not you agree with Brexit, architects need to embrace this rare opportunity to rebuild contemporary British society, says Owen Hopkins. Every so often there’s an event that interrupts and sometimes overturns established convention. At these moments, time suddenly speeds up. Gradual incrementalism gives way to radical change. What was previously unthinkable or impossible […]

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Impressive Medusa Group designs timber-clad school with herb garden roof

Medusa Group has designed Akademeia High School in Warsaw with a large central courtyard surrounded by stepped seating that leads to a herb garden roof. Designed as an alternative to traditional schools, Akademeia High School has a system of flexible rooms that create an “educational ecosystem” of “ambiguous, multifunctional and inspiring spaces”. “Changes in the […]