Architecture


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Japan’s see-through S-House is a glass-covered space devoid of walls or partitions

Japanese architecture of recent decades is unique for its daring style and futuristic design, a prime example of which is the stunningly ingenious S-House by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects. Lined by enormous glasses on all of its sides, this spectacular, split-level home features a complex network of shapes and forms, representing the myriad of cross-cutting trends…



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Slovenian firm designs futuristic, modular dome homes that can be erected on any terrain

Designers at Slovenia-based Smartdome Constructions have unveiled a series of futuristic modular dome homes that can be erected on almost all kinds of terrain. Based on the concept of "bionic construction", these spectacular, prefabricated structures can easily blend into their surrounding landscapes. Thanks to their innovative modular design, the dwellings can be expanded into larger…




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Welcome to Egypt’s first solar-powered village located in the middle of the desert

Welcome to the first solar-powered village in all of Egypt. Situated in the middle of the desert, around the Bahariya Oasis, the newly-erected Tabeyat Workers Village is currently home to around 350 people. Designed by KarmBuild, this unique, solar-powered area makes use of locally-sourced, natural materials, as a way of reducing environmental footprint. (more…)



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Estonian designers build stunning, solar-powered tiny house that can move around

Here at HEXAPOLIS, we have covered several mobile home designs that offer owners the freedom to move around, without having to sacrifice comfort. There was the brilliant 'Transforming Castle Truck', which as its name suggests fuses fantasy with convenience and, creativity with imagination. Kasita is another, equally-innovative micro-home concept that allows the shipping container-based structure…


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Amazing infographic shows five iconic roofs from across the globe

Roofs shelter us from the glare of sun, the gust of wind and the torrent of rain, while at the same time enhancing the building's aesthetics. They can be flat as is the case of most houses or gabled (think Alpine chalets), or even the gently curving roofs of Buddhist temples. To some architects, they…


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