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Midcentury Modern Update: House Features Two Floating Volumes

Posted: 29 Nov 2015 12:00 PM PST

Two timber-clad rectilinear wings expand a midcentury modern ranch house in Menlo Park, California, remaining true to the classic minimalist feel of the original structure while adding a few contemporary touches. Ball House by Terry & Terry Architecture separates the private bedrooms from the common spaces by putting them in diverging, floating volumes that stretch into the backyard toward the garden. Read more…

Sleep in a Spaceship: Amazing Fantasy Murphy Beds for Kids

Posted: 28 Nov 2015 04:00 PM PST

If only this spaceship bed came in a size that's suitable for adults, too. It's hard not to be jealous of kids who get to sleep in what feels like their own personal astronaut pod called the 'Deepspace Defender,' complete with electroluminescent light panels controlled with an electric membrane keypad. This fantasy murphy bed closes up nice and compact during the day, and at night, the one-hand crank mechanism that lowers the mattress to the floor is easy enough for kids to use themselves. Read more…

A Hobbit Home of Your Own: Hilly Grass-Covered Prefabs

Posted: 28 Nov 2015 12:32 PM PST

If you've ever envied the coziness of the grassy little hobbit houses depicted in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series, you're in luck: you can now order one of your own and have it manufactured, delivered and assembled within weeks. A Florida company called Green Magic Homes creates pre-fabricated shells designed to be covered with dirt and greenery for naturally insulated residences that blend into the landscape. Read more…

The Bike Lane in the Sky That Almost Happened

Posted: 27 Nov 2015 09:25 AM PST

Biking culture, long a fave mode of transportation in European cities, has caught on in the U.S. But biking in the sky at a height of 213 feet, connected by two skyscrapers? Sounds daunting but was in planning in Denmark for 2016. That is until the idea for Copenhagen Gate was abandoned in late November for safety concerns, according to The Guardian. Read more…

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