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Minimod Portable Shelter

The Minimod is a primitive refuge with a modern twist. The Minimod system is composed of modules identical in size but with different functions and purposes to create infinite solutions, limited only by your imagination. Each module measures 27 sq m (290 sq ft), and comprises a lightweight steel frame enclosed by plywood and glass. Each customer can tailor the home to suit their own needs, choose the layout and envision various configurations according to the desired comfort.  Some furniture is included as standard, such as air-conditioning, wardrobe mini fridge, and mini-oven. Lighting is provided by efficient LED bulbs. Each unit will be prefabricated in a factory with a build time of around 45 days, before being transported via truck and placed into position by crane. Its also raised on stilts to avoid ground moisture. An incredibly simple solution for how to efficiently build a dwelling in the middle of a rugged natural environment.



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DUTCH MOUNTAIN | BY DENIEUWEGENERATIE | Image

DUTCH MOUNTAIN | BY DENIEUWEGENERATIE

Buried beneath a mound of earth at a Dutch nature reserve is a woodland villa called Dutch Mountain designed by Amsterdam design studio Denieuwegeneratie. Only half the house is visible, the other half cuts trough a hill, this both camouflages and uses the earth as thermal insulation. The house as many original features, and is full of surprises, notable features are the vintage Jaguar transformed into a bookshelf, a teapot chandelier and skateboards used as stairca...
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TAMM DOCK & DESK ORGANIZER

If you live obsessed with a clutter-free workspace, Tamn is a absolute dream! Tamm is an iPhone Dock & Desk Organizer designed to bring together all the essential technology you use whilst working, it features a slot to slide under your iMac foot, a carved dock to keep your iPhone securely in place, and space for your keyboard and mouse. The beautiful organizer is made to order, simply choose the type of wood, your iPhone model, your iMac size, and left or right...
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AL HOUSE | BY STUDIO ARTHUR CASAS | Image

AL HOUSE | BY STUDIO ARTHUR CASAS

This spectacular residence was designed by Brazilian Architectural studio Arthur Casas. Located in Rio de Janeiro, the 5,200-square-foot dream house is set around lush vegetation and over the iconic landscape clinging to a slope of the Pedra da Gavea dome. The house features floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels that open onto an amazing infinity pool with breathtaking views of the dramatic scenery.  More photos after the jump...
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