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Architecture

Prefab small home appears to float in mid-air

Portuguese prefabricated housing firm Mima Housing recently unveiled its latest design, the Mima Light. Featuring a mirrored base section that makes it appear to float in mid-air, the compact prefab comes in multiple sizes and configurations, including the ability to run off-the-grid.Read More

Ground broken on loopy Infinity tower

Work has begun on a new luxury tower that will be the centerpiece of the redeveloped Green Square area in Sydney, Australia. Infinity by Crown Group has a distinctive looped design that is pulled down towards one corner to accommodate tiered garden apartments and a rooftop terrace.Read More

Living on the edge: Casa Brutale combines brutalism with Bond villain-chic

Imagine, for a moment, that you're a super-villain searching for the perfect secret lair. You could do worse than Casa Brutale: a remarkable project that combines brutalist muscle with James Bond villain-chic. More than mere fanciful rendering, it's about to begin construction in Lebanon and is expected to be completed in 2018, with an estimated budget of US$2.5 million.Read More

NZ architects transform retro caravan into a mobile office

New Zealand architectural firm Studio106 has recently reduced its urban 95-m2 (1,022-ft2) office space to a tiny 9 m2 (97 ft2) working mobile unit. With help from local business Retro Events, Studio106's director Dion Gosling and interior designer Kerri Cunliffe converted a retro caravan into a mobile office space, complete with cardboard desks and portable furniture.Read More

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