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Calico, The Most Colorful Home In The World – by Katwise

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Kat O’Sullivan aka Katwise lives a colorful life! She took a plain-looking farmhouse outside Woodstock, New York and not only painted it, but decorated the place with colors and decorations.

The house was named “Calico,” but “The Rainbow House” and “House That Sweaters Built” also seem to be accepted monikers.

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House in Vitacura by Izquierdo Lehmann

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Oh my! I’m so fascinated by this pool area.

This contemporary concrete residence is designed by Izquierdo Lehmann for a senior couple located on top of a hill in Santiago, Chile.

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Casa Varatojo by Atelier Data

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“Casa Varatojo” was designed by architects based in Lisbon : Atelier Data. Carved carefully in accordance with its natural environment, the position of the house on the hill rewards its occupants with a breathtaking view of the city. This magnificent creation also has a swimming pool overlooking a breathtaking landscape.

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Phone Home

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The first man on Mars makes an historic phone call.
Written, Designed and Directed by The Brothers McLeod.

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In Orbit: Hamster Wheel Home Provides Offbeat Dual Living Spaces

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Modern life is often compared to running on a hamster wheel: we do the same things over and over, but never seem to get anywhere. This was the subject of an architectural art installation called In Orbit, a 25-foot tall wheel of steel and wood. The two  architectural artists Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder lived in the wheel-shaped exhibit for 10 full days – one on the inside and one on the outside.

Each side of the wheel had its own living space, including a wardrobe, bed, desk with laptop and chair, microwave, toilet, and sink. In order to get from one room of the “home” to another, the artists had to move in perfect unison in order to stay standing.

In Orbit was installed inside the Boiler Room, a site run by New York’s Pierogi Gallery.

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Spacious 300 square foot half loft home

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Tiny loft homes can be difficult when you’re divvying up 300 square feet or less. This Polish home has the best of both worlds with its half loft upstairs to be able to add some additional storage and take advantage of built ins underneath the stairs and beyond.

Polish architecture firm 3XA put together this simple home that has plenty of inventive storage built in, and majority of it built with plywood. For a space without much square footage, it is able to be split into different spaces quite nicely. Between living, dining, a workspace, sleeping and dressing/grooming; this small scale 29 square meter home is perfectly cozy.

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Cedar, Oak and Walnut Winter Home

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YH2 Architects put together this natural material based winter home, called “La Luge”, located on a private plot of land in Quebec, Canada.

Great floor to ceiling windows, built in bunk beds and a suspended orb fireplace make up some of the beautiful interior elements. Utilizing cedar, oak and walnut woods are carried throughout from the exterior facade to the interior areas including the kitchen cabinetry.

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Casa López by Oficina 3 Estudio de Arquitectura

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Oficina 3 Estudio de Arquitectura and Daniel Carrillo has designed this Casa López / Lujano located in Tijuana, Mexico.

“The owners were very concerned about the environment, specifically about energy and resource efficiency. They wanted to maintain their privacy, but also directed us to provide an open, light-filled design, that responded to the hillside site. The owners also wanted a more controlled garden-type of an area and a more natural landscape on the rear of the lot. Sensible green measures were to be included, although the project budget would not allow “Grand” measures”, the architects says.

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The Black Desert House in California

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Stunning.

Architecture firm Oller & Pejic, in collaboration with Creative Director Marc Atlan, has designed the Black Desert House.

It’s a desert retreat with impressive views of Joshua Tree National Park in California. It’s not often that you see a black house, but the bold choice in color definitely offers a distinct contrast from the surrounding desert landscape.

The house is built around a central courtyard, which is set to a backdrop of black walls, midnight quartz, high-gloss anthracite and darkened steel.

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The Pierre – Camouflaged Concrete House by Olson Kundig Architects

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Growing up on the rocky island of Bornholm, Denmark, I absolutely LOVE this house!

Olson Kundig Architects created this camouflaged concrete house called ‘The Pierre’ (French for ‘stone’) in San Juan Islands, Washington. The owner’s affection for a stone outcropping on her property inspired the design of this house.

From certain angles, the house – with its rough materials, encompassing stone, green roof, and surrounding foliage – almost disappears into nature. Throughout the house, the rock protrudes into the space, contrasting with the luxurious textures of the furnishings.

Interior and exterior fireplace hearths are carved out of existing stone; leveled on top, they are otherwise left raw. In the master bathroom, water cascades through three polished pools, natural sinks in the existing stone. Off the main space, a powder room is carved out of the rock; a mirror set within a skytube reflects natural light into the space.

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Love in the Time of Advertising

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An animated musical love story about a young man who lives inside a billboard and is charged with updating the advertisements. When he falls in love with a beautiful lady living across the highway, he has to use the only method he knows to get his message across – advertising.

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Polite House in Havstein, Trondheim, Norway – by JVA

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Situated in the residential area of Havstein in Trondheim, Norway, this compact geometrical shaped family house is overlooking the fjord and city of Trondheim. The house was designed by JVA.

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Raw Contemporary Concrete Home in Buenos Aires

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It sure is square and extremely raw. But wow, is this ever awesome.
Located in Buenos Aires, this home exudes a rustic feel, even though the new construction is minimal and as contemporary as they come.

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Modular Suburbia Wall Storage by Seletti

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I’m a huge fan of beautiful architecture and wood work. And this combination is awesome.

The Suburbia Wall Storage is designed by Note Design Studio. By Seletti.

Suburbia is a clever interpretation of the classic wall storage unit. When Suburbia is laid flat on a table or shelf, the architecture of small neighborhood complete with homes, fences, trees, and even a swimming pool emerges. Hang it on the wall and each building becomes a storage compartment, the trees become hooks, the swimming pool becomes a mirror and a paper clip and small cork memo board are revealed. This useful and versatile unit can find a home for all the sundries in kitchens, bathrooms and offices.

You can buy one for yourself right here.

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Haus am Weinberg

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The architects of the UNStudio based in Amsterdam, Shanghai and Hong Kong designed in 2011 the single family house ‘Haus am Weinberg’ in Stuttgart, Germany.

‘Haus am Weinberg’ is located in a setting that is at one hand rural, yet suburban. The location of the villa affords pastoral views of the stepped terraces of an ancient hillside vineyard on one side and cityscape vistas on the other. The architects arranged a panoramic view over the city through large sized windows.

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