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Elemental House

Designed by Ben Callery Architects, this self-sufficient retreat in Australia captures the spirit of what it means to live off-grid. Located an hour north of Melbourne, the Elemental House has a 10-metre-by-10-metre footprint and simple layout, with space for one bedroom, one bathroom and one living room with an open plan kitchen. Perched on a hill overlooking stunning panoramic views, the dream cabin produces and stores its own power, collects its own rain water and treats its own waste water on site. It uses no gas, and heating is provided by a single wood fire and a reverse-cycle air conditioner.



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CLIFFTOP SWEDISH RETREAT

Perched atop a cliff, this spectacular Swedish retreat is up for grabs. Located just about an hour south of Stockholm, the cantilevered house seems to float, offering gorgeous views of the island-dotted ocean stretching out before it. The gravity-defying house was designed by Trigueiros Architects, it sits on stilts treading as lightly as possible on the natural stony terrain. Clad in Siberian larch, the minimalist house is adorned with a sprawling wraparound balcon...
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MELT HOUSE

SAI Architecture Design Office have recently completed this family home in Osaka, Japan, that has perfectly incorporated both indoors and outdoors. This minimalist house interacts with the surrounding environment, and includes an abundance of greenery. At the center of the building is a courtyard that divides the north and south volumes of the home, it features a large tree and floor to ceiling windows, giving the family the opportunity to sit inside, but still have...
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TETRA SHED | GARDEN OFFICE

Who said that an office must always be formal and obvious? The project undertaken by David Ajasa-Adekunle, from London design studio "Innovation Imperative" called Tetra Shed brings a more relaxed work environment. One other advantage is that this unique design allows the office to be adapted any with ease, without requiring building work, often expensive and invasive. The new concept of live/work space is starting to become very popular, check out these othe...
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