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Kartasan House

Designed by Atelier Vens Vanbelle, this unique house in Ghent, Belgium, uses a 12 meter high oak tree trunk as a central structural column for its pentagonal plan. The owners, a musician and a painter, acquired this old building consisting of two floors and an attic, plus a courtyard separated from the street by a wall. The inner structure of the house was in a poor condition and the rooms were too small, so it was decided to keep only the facade and build a complete new structure in the house. Using a oak tree trunk as the backbone of the home, the architects built a series of mezzanine floors that revolve around the trunk to form a pentagonal plane. The open rooms connect to form a spiral staircase that rises through the house, room by room. The architects designed the layout so that the higher the room, the more intimate the function. The ground floor is used as a studio for art and music, the living areas are tucked into the upper levels, and the bedroom and bathroom are located at the top in the attic.



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CASA CORTEN | BY MARCIO KOGAN | Image

CASA CORTEN | BY MARCIO KOGAN

We bring you another stunning piece of architecture by revolutionary Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan. We have shown you the amazing Paraty house, now we show you "Casa Corten" located in São Paulo, Brazil. The house gets itīs name from itīs facade made of Corten weathering steel, giving it a stable rust-like appearance when exposed to the weather for several years. The interior has an impressive combination and interplay of glass, wood and stone. Other cool feature...
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SPREADTHAT | HEATED BUTTER KNIFE

Recognized with the prestigious iF product design award 2014, the revolutionary SpreadTHAT is the answer to an annoying household problem - hardened butter from the refrigerator. The lightweight knife is the first self-warming butter knife to work without electricity, it features a cutting-edge design and is made from highly efficient thermal conductive titanium to transmit heat from your hand to the blade of the knife, making spreading hard butter a breeze. watch t...
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CELESTIAL HOUSE

The breathtaking Celestial House is perched right on top of a hill located in the West End of the British Virgin Islands, with a stunning secluded setting and natural, awe-inspiring, surroundings. The unique property features an expansive wrap-around veranda that welcomes guests into the main section of the house which includes a mesmerizing infinity pool offering absolutely amazing views of the sea....
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