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The rise of green urban architecture

Gardens in the Sky – With its balconies bursting with trees and shrubs, the “Bosco Verticale,” or “Vertical Forest” is giving rise to an entirely new take on the traditional idea of the urban jungle. As city dwellers feel the squeeze on their living space and recreational areas, the twin residential towers in Milan, Italy offer […]

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Transformable 309 Sq ft has more to it than meets the eye!

Hong Kong-based architects LAAB have just completed an incredible home that maximizes every inch of this 309 Sq ft (28.7 sq m) flat in Hong Kong’s Central district.  The clients had a long wish list that included: full kitchen, bathtub, home cinema, gym, storage—and cat-friendly features for their three furry roommates. After 40 iterations, LAAB […]

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Pools go Sky High

The sky’s the limit for the latest jaw-dropping swimming pools perched dizzily atop high-rise balconies or cantilevering vertiginously off rooftops. The sky’s the limit for the latest jaw-dropping swimming pools. Clinging daringly onto the side of tower blocks, perching dizzily atop high-rise balconies or cantilevering vertiginously off rooftops they all cost big bucks and many […]

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This National Historic Landmark, Fallingwater, is a very special house that is built over a waterfall. Can you believe it?     Fallingwater, which doesn’t appear to stand on solid ground was designed by America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. This amazing piece of art was built between 1936 and 1939 for the Kaufmann […]

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Fogo Island Arts Corporation, Fogo Island, Newfoundland

Thanks to a series of modernist art studios on stilts, this sleepy, secluded fishing community, just of the northeast coast of Newfoundland is suddenly becoming a cultural destination. The studios were converted from rugged saltbox houses and churches, overlook the Atlantic and welcome artists and writers as part of an international residency program – as […]

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Im Viadukt, Zurich

Everyone knows that the Swiss famously love their cheese and chocolate – But they also love making old things new again. Enter Zurich’s Im Viadukt, a former 1894 railroad embankment built of stone mason arches that’s been converted into a series of shops, galleries, and boutiques capped by a fantastic food market. The urban renewal […]

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Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, England

Hamlet, Macbeth, Puck, and Juliet have a mod new $185 million crib in Stratford-on-Avon, where the Royal Shakespeare Company’s round theater opened in April 2011—nicely timed to its 50th-anniversary season. The gem is the 1,040-seat, thrust-stage Royal Shakespeare Theatre, which includes four bars, a riverside café, and a rooftop restaurant; a new 118-foot-high tower offers […]

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Toro Verde, Orocovis, Puerto Rico

Your first instinct may be to roll your eyes at another opening of a zipline course, as they have become so ubiquitous. But just about an hour outside San Juan, Puerto Rico has opened a new nature park that injects thrills into the eco-adventure genre. Costa Ricans designed the cloud forest park and admits it’s […]

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The Domus Romane, Rome

There’s always more to dig up in the Eternal City. Excavations in Piazza Venezia (a modern traffic hub) revealed a few second-century villas decorated with intricate mosaics, fountains, and frescoes in 2007. The ancient ruins opened to the public in October 2010, and multimedia tours in English have recently been added. Look for the preserved […]

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