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New Tent-Like Design Proposed for Google Headquarters

The latest proposal for Google headquarters in Mountain View, California features an open, sustainable, publicly-accessible design topped by a large tent-like canopy. This is the first time Google is building their own headquarters, as they have previously only leased office spaces in existing buildings. Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Heatherwick Studio designed the project to …

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Architects Design Dragon Scale-Like Cave House in Spain

Designed by architects Pablo Gil and Jamie Bartolomé, the Granada hillside property dubbed the “House on the Cliff,” posed quite a construction challenge due to having a steep inclination of 42 degrees. The Spanish villa, commissioned by a young couple, features a dragon scale-like zinc roof, an energy-conserving design and large windows for breathtaking views …

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Propella’s Minimalistic and Affordable Electric Bike

Most electric bikes (e-bikes) are expensive and it can be especially difficult to find one under a $1000. Propella Electric, a Seattle-based startup, has created an e-bike that is affordable, lightweight, minimalistic in design and still manages to look and feel like a regular bicycle. Early backers can expect to pay about $699 for their …

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The Newly Completed Shanghai Tower is Now The Second Tallest Building in The World

After six years of construction, the Shanghai Tower in China is finally complete. This $2.4 billion project has an interesting, twisting design that is not seen in most modern day skyscrapers. Rising at over 2,073 feet (623 m) tall, the Shanghai Tower is now the second tallest skyscraper in the world, coming in second to …

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MORPHtel – Hotel or Cruise Ship, or Both?

The MORPHtel is a luxury floating hotel designed by London designer Gianluca Santosuosso. This new concept falls under the category of floating hotel or “floatel” and is able to float and station itself on water or a city’s harbor. Yet, it can also cruise around the ocean – much like ships do. Does that mean this …

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