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Spanish cave house resembles a scaled dragon looking out to sea

Drive through rural Spain, especially the south, and you'll find lots of cave houses built into hillsides. With searing heat throughout much of the year, keeping cool is the main worry and cave houses have excellent thermal properties. Granada's House on the Cliff is a cave house like no other, and is defined by its undulating dragon scale-like zinc roof, generous glazing and energy-saving design.Read More

Architecture

London's growing up

The rise of London's skyline shows no sign of abating, with a total of 436 tall buildings now planned or under construction according to a new report. The number of buildings over 20 stories high in the pipeline has increased from 263 last year and 230 the year before, with housing a major driving force.Read More

Architecture

Roving tiny house kit caters for DIYers or unhandy buyers

US building supplies firm 84 Lumber has joined the burgeoning small living movement with the launch of a new tiny house range that aims to cater to anyone's skills and budget, from screwdriver-phobes to DIY experts. Its debut model, the Roving, looks a good balance between size, price and amenities, and costs US$19,884 for the Semi-DIY option, which includes a basic shell, doors and trailer.Read More

Architecture

Stunning Ancient Party Barn blends old with new

Situated near Folkestone, Kent, within one of England's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ancient Party Barn is a barn conversion that stands out from the many others which dot the British countryside. Liddicoat & Goldhill mixed old and new, playful and practical, industrial machinery and residential comfort, to produce a stunning luxury home that remains sympathetic to its history and the surrounding landscape.Read More

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