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Rio House

This impressive residence, designed by the Olson Kundig architecture studio, stands out for the solutions found by the architects to make the most of the 140 square meters of built area. Located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the compact house is located adjacent to the Tijuca national park overlooking the city, the sea, and the famous Christ The Redeemer statue. The home is integrated in harmony with the wildness of its tropical jungle setting, and hovers above the land supported structurally by two concrete piers. The upper level contains a bedroom, and living accommodation including a kitchen, dining area, and lounge. Below, a screened porch, fireplace and outdoor kitchenette allow the owners to engage the landscape.



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ORIGINAL COLLAPSIBLE CANDLE LANTERN | Image

ORIGINAL COLLAPSIBLE CANDLE LANTERN

The Original Collapsible Candle Lantern is a really cool item to get if you’re the outdoorsy type of guy. It reminisces on the old spirit of campfires and petrol lanterns but with some cool new features that make it a more modern and practical version. On the cool side you get a hand stitched leather sleeve and patina-brazed aluminum, on the practical side you get a hanging hook, a carrying handle and a twist lock base, along with a glass chimney and a spring load...
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VILLA MECKLIN | BY HUTTUNEN LIPASTI PAKKANEN ARCHITECTS | Image

VILLA MECKLIN | BY HUTTUNEN LIPASTI PAKKANEN ARCHITECTS

Located in Finland, this house was entirely designed to take maximum advantage of the splendid view. Villa Mecklin is located in the Finnish archipelago. It sits in a small depressions in the rock, its sheltered terrace extending over the summit of the rock.  In connection with the shoreline sauna, there is also a stove-heated cabin for guests. All wood surfaces have been left untreated and will turn grey naturally....
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VALDES ISLAND SHACK

This ultra cool and off-grid log cabin sits on a hillside on Canada’s Valdes Island, a small piece of land with just 9 square miles located in the British Columbia Gulf Islands. The unique retreat was built by Burnkit founder Josh Dunford and was designed to be self sustainable using solar power and rainwater collection systems, it also has modern comfort features to withstand the harsh weather conditions you may endure during most of the year at this remote spot....
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