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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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BUNCH O BALLOONS

Take your water balloon fights to the next level with this awesome contraption, Bunch O Balloons lets you Fill 100 balloons in less than a minute! The hose attachment features 37 pre-connected balloons that automatically tie themselves off once filled, completely tied and ready to wreak havoc! Available in several colors, each pack contains 100 pre-tied, pre-attached, biodegradable water balloons on 3 biodegradable garden hose adapters. Also check out the cool W...
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GLOBETROTTER

Today´s roundup features some great gear for the jetsetter in your life, handy stuff for that loved friend or family member who spends most of their days asleep in airports or hotels. We have gathered some original gift ideas for the globetrotter who already has everything....
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CASA Z

This masterclass in contemporary architecture was developed by Zozaya Arquitectos and is located in the Mexican beach town of Zihuatanejo. Named Casa Z, the stunning beach home is set on a steep slope with breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean. Covered in natural stone and bamboo, the 470-square-meter home features beautiful wooden furniture and verdant plants that provide a stunning contrast with the home´s exposed structural elements. The whole minimalist hous...
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