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We can’t believe how far humans have come since their architecturally naive Nethanderal ancestors. Once upon a time, we used to just dwell in caves. Now we’ve making waves in architecture in ways we’ve never thought possible. From shipping crate houses to apartments shaped like toilet bowls, we’ve got contemporary architecture owned. We think.

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This cheeky house in Germany looks like something that’s NSFW

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Friday 21 August 2015

Ok not really NSFW, unless of course, your boss would find this kinky, then it’s definitely NSFW, not to mention weird and awkward. In Bochum, Germany, creative firm ‘Atelier Van Lieshout’ has put together a massive installation that’s both a house and a soft adult movie.

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People are raising $2.8B to build a ‘Lord of the Rings’ city in England

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Monday 17 August 2015

A fellowship of architects has come up with a plan to build a real-life Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. The cost of building a fictional city? Oh, just $2.8 billion.

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Designer creates a house with a separate staircase for dogs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Monday 3 August 2015

In Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, one architectural firm has come up with a brilliant idea that makes life easier for man’s best friend: a staircase for dogs.

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Behind-the-scenes shots of glamorous European theatres

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Friday 17 July 2015

Admit it. Every time you’ve gone to the theatre, you’ve wondered what’s behind those side curtains. You’ve wondered what the actors see when they exit the stage. It’s all glitz and glamour to the audience, but to everybody else, the stage is just the beginning on an enormous production of a play, musical or concert.

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This home gives you one of the best views in all of Greece (and is built underground)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Tuesday 7 July 2015

Forget building a home that’s like the rest of ’em. What you need to stand out and keep up with the Joneses is the Casa Brutale by architects Laertis Antonios Ando Vassiliou and Pantelis Kampouropoulos.

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Kids in this Japanese preschool get to play in puddles indoors

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 25 June 2015

While most, if not all preschools discourage kids from playing in the rain, Japan has one innovative institution that does the opposite. It lets children be themselves as they play and splash in a giant puddle accumulating in the school’s courtyard.

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A pop-up tree office opens in London to support the local environment

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Wednesday 17 June 2015

Imagine going to work, looking up from your computer and not seeing fluorescent lighting. Or better yet, not seeing stark white walls. If you live and work in London, this might be a reality because a brand new pop-up office has emerged in the city’s Hoxton Square.

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Artist paints white hotel room with colourful graffiti, but only half of it

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Friday 12 June 2015

If you’re not gonna finish what you’ve started, at the very least make it look like this. In his project ‘Sunday’, Kiev-based designer Pavel Vetrov painted an all-white hotel room with street art. The catch is, he painted only half of it.

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In Melbourne, a trippy staircase encourages more people to take the stairs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Wednesday 3 June 2015

When Australia’s largest health insurer Medibank decided to build themselves a new headquarters, they asked creative studio ‘HASSELL’ to design a healthy and active working environment – because you know, healthy is what they do. So the studio came up with a staircase design that’s vibrant, engaging, and most importantly in an office setting, trippy.

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Rich Star Trek fan builds himself a $100-million building that looks like the USS Enterprise

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 28 May 2015

In China, a wealthy tech executive has put his hard-earned money to good use: by giving mankind a real life USS Enterprise – albeit one that doesn’t fly.

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Go on holiday and spend the night in a sewer pipe in Austria and Germany

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Friday 22 May 2015

They might not be your first choice for accommodation, but Austrian architect Andreas Strauss has totally revamped these sewer pipes and converted them into homes away from home.

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Along London’s River Thames, a floating house you can rent on Airbnb

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 21 May 2015

To celebrate London’s easing of tight home-sharing regulations, Airbnb is renting out a one-of-a-kind property that’s set in one of the city’s best locations: the River Thames.

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A photo series documenting the ‘beautiful’ scaffolding of New York

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Thursday 14 May 2015

Can scaffolding be beautiful? Anderson Moran has undertaken a photo series for the architecture and design firm, William Green Architecture, that shines a light on the ever-changing scaffolding in New York City.

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Girlfriend told him to keep all his geeky stuff in the basement, he rebels with these hidden toys

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 16 April 2015

When his loving girlfriend banished all of his geeky stuff down in the basement, Imgur user ‘Ohhaibroadcast’ decided to get some payback and wage some guerilla warfare. His troops? A LEGO X-Wing pilot and a couple of other toys who know a thing or two about stealth.

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This Russian built a house from 12,000 champagne bottles in memory of his deceased son

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Thursday 9 April 2015

Many love the taste that champagne offers but the bottle that contains it? They would become 52-year-old Russian Hamidullah Ilchibaev most prized possessions. In fact, he cherished them so much he hoarded 12,000 emptied bottles and built a house with them.

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