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The Shack Weekend Retreat

If you live in a hectic city, at weekends you might feel like escaping to a place completely disconnected from technology, this might inspire you. The Shack is a weekend retreat designed by Broadhurst Architects for a family from the suburbs of Washington D.C., it is located on the southern slope of South Fork Mountain, near Upper Tract, West Virginia. The little rural structure is a cross between tent camping, and weekend cottage, it has no electricity (Oil lamps provide light), and features a rain collecting system that provides water for the outdoor shower. Heat is provided by a small wood stove that also heats water for the kitchen sink. The front facing façade of the building features a glass garage door that opens up to a cantilevered wood deck providing a breathtaking view of the beautiful and peaceful surroundings.

Also check out the amazing "New York cabin in the woods




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WARDELL SAGAN APARTMENT

This original open-space living/work loft is the creation of two San Francisco art and travel addicts, Jeff Wardell and Claudia Sagan. They bought a 3,200 sq ft former Chinese laundry and restored it as a living space. They also wanted to include a home office and a guest bedroom without cluttering the space, so they came up with the idea of stacking two shipping containers on top of each other to create private space within the open-plan living area. source Like...
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VADOLIBERO BIKE SHELF | Image

VADOLIBERO BIKE SHELF

Available now for purchase is the spectacular Bike Shelf by Vadolibero. The sleek furniture piece is dedicated to urban bikers, and it has been especially designed to transform one´s bicycle into an indoor sculpture or feature piece, allowing you to showcase your prized possession, giving it a deserved place of honor in your apartment....like a trophy in a glass jar. The modular structure allows you to park your bike keeping it in place using a stainless steel clamp...
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NETTLETON 199 HOUSE | CAPE TOWN | Image

NETTLETON 199 HOUSE | CAPE TOWN

Nettleton 199 is an absolutely breathtaking house designed by SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects). We are big fans of SATA, we have featured before the "First Crescent", a stunning minimalist home also in South Africa. Nettleton 199 is positioned in Cape Town, on the side of Lion’s Head and has fantastic views over the Atlantic Ocean, it was designed to maximize the connection with the view and the sea and to create a garden beside the mountain located ...
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