In Australia, a beach house appears to be floating in mid-air

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 22 January 2015

Along the Great Ocean Road in Fairhaven, Southern Australia, sits – or should I say, delicately balances – a unique beach house that doubles as an illusion. Called ‘The Pole House’, the oceanfront home appears to be floating in mid-air, with only a walkway connecting it to the ground!

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This house was built to be incomplete: it’s the world’s first inside-out house!

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By Nicole Hughes in Architecture on Wednesday 14 January 2015

A client approached Cut Paw Paw with a unique request. They wanted a house that was ‘ridiculously inside out’. So that is exactly what they got: a house that was deliberately built to be incomplete. Connecting the inside and outside, Cut Paw Paw took the challenge seriously and created a unique concept that blurs the line between internal and external space.

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In Brazil, a building that looks completely like a spinal cord

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 8 January 2015

Fancy living inside a human body part? Famous architect Zaha Hadid recently unveiled the renders for her first ever project in Brazil: an 11-story residential building along the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.

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Africa’s soon-to-be tallest building looks so much like Sauron’s tower

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Monday 29 December 2014

Apparently, Mordor is located – or at least will soon be located – in Morocco. The ‘Al Noor Tower’ is a planned 1771-foot (540-meter) building to be built in Casablanca. Once finished, it will be the tallest building in all of Africa.

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This building looks like a crumpled piece of discarded paper but its design is inspired by something else altogether

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By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Wednesday 17 December 2014

Love it or hate it, this piece of crumpled paper of a building will definitely stop you in your tracks. Housing the UT Sydney Business School and built at US$180 million, it is California-based architect Frank Gehry’s first building in Australia. With an imposing and asymmetrical facade spanning to the east and the west, the […]

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Artist renovates old house in the woods with lots and lots of colour

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Tuesday 11 November 2014

In the middle of the woods in High Falls, New York, you’ll stumble upon a house that looks straight out of a fairy tale. Like the gingerbread house in Hansel and Gretel – minus the candy and the child-eating witch – its façade will tickle your fancy and make you want to explore every nick and cranny of this stunning home.

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This building got a facelift thanks to modern Aboriginal designs

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Tuesday 28 October 2014

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‘It’s that pink and blue building on Flinders Street, YOU CAN’T MISS IT’.  Melbourne-based artist Reko Rennie tapped into his Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay/Gummaroi roots and gave it an urban twist, the result being this eye-catching façade called ‘Always was, always will be’.

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House has view trained on the horizon, reminds us to be optimistic

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By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Research and design firm PRAUD, started constructing the 120-sqm Leaning House in Chungpyong, South Korea in 2013, and finally finished the completion in August this year. The structure is designed to tilt up towards the sun, while the south-facing front windows are angled specifically to let in warm sun beams during the day. If this […]

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The views inside this $79.5 million New York City penthouse are simply breathtaking!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Monday 20 October 2014

If you’re looking for a new home and you have $79.5-million to spare, head on over to 432 Park Avenue. The newly-built 1,396-foot skyscraper is the tallest residential tower in the entire Western hemisphere and its penthouse will give you unparalleled, 360-degree views of all of New York City. The tower is located between streets […]

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In China, a school maximized its limited space by turning its roof into a running oval

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Tuesday 7 October 2014

What this school lacks in space, it more than makes up for it in ingenuity! Located in the heart of a sprawling high-density area, the Tiantai No.2 Primary School didn’t have the luxury of having wide grassy areas to put their running oval and basketball court. The solution? Put it on the roof!

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This office disappears to prevent employees from working overtime

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Friday 26 September 2014

The Heldergroen office in Amsterdam looks just like any office during working hours, but once the clock strikes 6, a key is turned and steel cables lift the desks up into the air, effectively stopping anyone who wants to do overtime.

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The smallest house in the world can be yours for a crazy $443,920

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 11 September 2014

If you think you’re paying too much for your cramped apartment, wait ‘til you see the ‘world’s smallest house’ that’s priced at a whopping $443,920! A one-bedroom house located in Barnsbury, North London is currently for sale on UK property website, Zoopla.

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Small things that are surprisingly big: an entire room in a single box

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 23 August 2014

Convenience is an understatement when it comes to the room-in-a-box. A German design and furniture company came up with this brilliant concept, including a whole room’s worth of furniture in a box that only measures 90 x 120 centimetres. No tools are needed in the process of turning this box into a room, and assembly takes less than 10 minutes!

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This might look like a lake, but it’s actually a $2 million swimming pool

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Wednesday 20 August 2014

What’s a good way to spend $2 million? THIS. Called ‘The Mountain’, this extravagant pool located in Springville, Utah is the stuff dreams are made of. As you can see, it’s not like your ordinary backyard pool, it actually blends in with the scenic background through its man-made cliffs and waterfalls. This 360,000 gallon pool […]

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The world’s most luxurious (and over the top) bedrooms

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By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Friday 1 August 2014

When it comes to bedroom decorating, many of us just head to the local Ikea to pick up a cheap bed or chest of drawers. But for the 1% who live lives of luxury, bedrooms are more like palaces, with every detail gone into their designs. HGTV takes us on a journey with their incredible list of the world’s most luxurious bedrooms, and you may just be surprised what some people are treated to.

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