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The way people work is changing - the cost and inconvenience of commuting to work everyday is increasing, and advances in computer and networking technology are making the viability of working from home a realistic alternative to traveling to an office everyday. We have rounded up some of the coolest office pods for working from home. Check out some more photos and product details after the jump... 
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Designed by Portuguese architect Frederico Valsassina, this spectacular contemporary house is located in the private condominium of Quinta Patino, in Estoril, Portugal. The 7,535 square foot home features a 2-story layout with living spaces within a modular arrangement of several open air compartments cut out of the simple rectangular design. These openings give strategic views of the beautiful and abundant vegetation.
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Amsterdam-based BaksvanWengerden Architecten were commissioned to renovate and enlarge a single-family house in the Netherlands. The SH House dates back to 1932, the owners wanted to renovate the original interior that was very dark and enclosed. The architects removed the internal partitions and created an open floor plan which extends towards the garden. Beautiful fusion of classic with contemporary.
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Keret House was designed by Jakub Szczesny of Warsaw-based studio Centrala, it is the world´s narrowest house! Measuring only 3.02 feet at its narrowest point and 4.99 feet at its widest point, the house is very compact but has everything that a house needs, a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and work desk. watch the video

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You might recall the Stråhattfabriken (Straw Hat Factory) project we featured, a beautiful apartment block in Stockholm by Oscar Properties. They have done their magic again on this old leather factory (Laderfabriken) and applied their trademark style of industrial character and a typical turn of the century look.
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We recently featured a beautiful single level home and work studio in Spanish island Formentera Designed by Spanish architect Marià Castelló Martínez. This time around we feature another of her architecture masterpieces also in Formentera. The contemporary property nemed Can Manuel d’en Corda, features beautiful interior woodwork, exposed original stone walls, exposed original wooden beams, and fully utilizes the outside space creating inviting courtyards to relax.
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This amazing retreat designed by MW/Works Architecture & Design is nestled into a forested slope along the eastern edge of  the Case Inlet, Washington. The 2,800 sq. ft weekend cabin is isolated in the middle of the woods and has sweeping water views. The Case Inlet Retreat is simple, elegant and relaxing, it sure looks like the perfect getaway from hectic city life... via
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A house doesn´t necesarily need to be opulent to be impressive, example of that is this mind-blowing little wooden house built high on a cliff off the south-central coast of Chile, specifically in Buchupureo. Designed by owners and architects Alvaro Ramirez and Clarisa Elton, the little cabin features a bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a kitchen, living room and a terrace all looking at the breathtaking panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Needless to say no playing fetch with their dog...
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Sometime last year we featured the very popular transparent pool, by OFTB(Out from the blue), a team of landscape architects, horticulturists and in-house pool builders based in Melbourne, Australia. Another of their stunning creations is this design for a house in Melbourne.
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Es Pujol De S´era is a beautiful single level home and work studio in Spanish island Formentera. Designed by Spanish architect Marià Castelló Martínez, the 2,163 square foot retreat consists of an office and residential area with subtle divisions between work and play. The house inside is simple, bright and pure with focus drawn to the picture perfect views of the surrounding wheat and barley fields.
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The stunning Jaffa Apartment features contemporary minimalism architecture imbedded in a historic residence in Old Jaffa, Tel-Aviv - Israel. Designed by Israeli-based Pitsou Kedem Architects, the 100 square meter residential flat is set above the harbor and has majestic views of the Mediterranean Sea. The restoration maintained all of the building´s original characteristics: the stone walls, the segmented ceilings and the arches including the exposure of the original materials.
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This spectacular contemporary house was designed by Greek architect Konstantinos Kontos. Located in Aigina Island, Greece, the modern residence offers unique breathtaking views of the island and surrounding ocean. The house can be opened up in the middle, hence making a "see through" from the pool out to the amazing views.

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Awesome design by Maxim Zhukov for this funky bachelor pad. The place is packed with cool industrial decor, great use of concrete, wood, metal, and exposed brick walls. Also, some giant casters and road signs add to the charm and character of the place. Another great detail is the "floating" work space above the bed accessed by cantilevered stairs. source
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The Story Pool House is exactly what its name suggests, a beautiful hang out by the pool. Designed by Lake Flato Architects, the open air pavilion serves as a "sunrise to sunset” living room. Located in sunny Texas, the shelter is made from Texas limestone, steel, and wood, providing a shade from the scorching sun. The hideaway includes a kitchen, dining area, bath, and storage area. Also, a private deck under the vine covered arbor for the trailer and an inviting pool. The beautiful design and flawless execution have awarded this oasis with innumerous architecture awards.
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This has to be one of the most amazing properties we have come across this year. The "V4 House" in Sao Paulo - Brazil, was designed by renown Architect Marcio Kogan. The main feature is the lack of walls, making the interior flow effortlessly onto the lush outside environment. The stunning property has not gone unnoticed in the architectural world, it has been nominated under the House category of the 2012 World Architecture Festival.

Other breathtaking houes by Marcio Kogan:
- Paraty House
- Casa Corten
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We love what Dive Architects have done with this stylish, minimalist apartment in Soho London. The owner initially had no idea what to do with such a cramped space. The Architects proposal was to extend the building over an existing terrace. They placed two large sliding doors that open into cavities within the walls, this allows residents to enjoy the open air on a beautiful day. Just watch your step...
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Another gem by one of our favorite Architecture studios. Victoria 73 is a stunning property designed by South African Architects SAOTA(Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects). The house was designed for a family in the city of Cape Town, South Africa. The Architects created an environment so the family can enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. The house is on a cliff, but protected from prevailing winds and enjoys spectacular sea views over Bantry Bay.

Also check out these amazing houses designed by SAOTA:
- First Crescent
- Nettleton 199
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Casa Olivi is a beautiful renovation by Wespi de Meuron Architects, the 300 year old farm is located in Treia, in the heart of the Marches, the New Tuscany. The Farmhouse renovation took 4 years, the outside style was preserved, but the inside was entirely re-organized according to a luxurious, high comfortable and minimalist style. The 5 bedroom house is on a hill top and features a stunning infinity pool with a 360 degrees view of the beautiful, olive tree landscape. This stylish piece of Italy is available for rent, more details here.

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