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Finca Aguy Retreat

Designed by MAPA Architects, this 115-square-metre prefabricated house is nestled into a picturesque Uruguayan olive grove surrounded by rolling hills. The minimal retreat has minimal impact on the landscape, it sits over a series of stone walls, and consists of two 12.5-metre (41-foot) long modules. The exterior and the interior are lined in timber, while Garapa wood covers the floor, and Canadian pinewood lines the walls and ceiling. An open-plan living, dining, and kitchen space is placed at the heart of the home and flanked by two matching en-suite bedrooms. A sheltered balcony terrace spans the width of the building and offers stunning views of the unique Uruguayan landscape. It is equipped with off-grid technologies including solar panels and an on-site waste treatment system. The prefabricated home was built in a factory near the Uruguayan capital and was then transported 200 km to its final destination. It can be removed with minimal impact if needed, and operates completely off the grid.

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The Oracle Touch by Breville, is a new coffee machine especially aimed at those who take their cup of Joe seriously, in fact this baby can bring professional coffee flavor to your house and/or office. It has all the main features you look for in such a machine: it grinds a fresh dose of up to 22 grams, which is the amount of a double espresso, tamps it and then brews it with extreme temperature control, an important setting to enhance all of the coffee’s flavor, wat...
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Another great and simple invention for the kitchen. This is specially useful if you have small kids around the house that won´t eat a fruit with that "big ugly seed". The Cherry Pitter features a removable splatter shield that directs juices downward and prevents them from soiling your work area. It has a lock system for convenient storage. Also great for removing olive seeds....
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House for a Photographer

FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects have designed the ultimate minimalist dream house for a Japanese photographer. Located in Shiga, Japan, "House for a Photographer” is a minimalist architecture project used as a residence, atelier and a gallery of a photographer. The building is made of mortar and galvanized steel sheet which reflects dull light, making it look massive, and is laid out to be accommodated within the L-shaped lot, standing facing the shrine on the opposi...
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