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Intricately patterned fretwork surrounds Alexander Diem’s Villa by the Lake
Amy Frearson, dezeen.com
Ornate patterns have been carved into the wooden screens that surround this lakeside villa in western Austria, designed by Viennese architect Alexander Diem (+ slideshow).Named Villa by the Lake, the house provides a family home in a rural…
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Can Architects Save California’s Imperiled State Parks?
Hayley Arsenault, architizer.com
In California, state parks are seeking alternative solutions to declining numbers (we’re looking at you, online shoppers and millenial gamers). Now, the precarious future of state park camping is being confronted by a group of graduate architectur…

Sweet lodge cabin.
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Adjustable Desk Accessory Transforms a Sitting Desk into a Standing One
Sara Barnes, mymodernmet.com
Many of us spend most of our day sitting down and have probably heard about how detrimental it is to our health. A standing desk is great way to combat the negative effects of sitting, but not everyone wants to buy an entirely new piece of furnitu…
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Timber screens bring fresh air into Pedro House without compromising privacy
Luke Tebbutt, dezeen.com
Tilting and folding timber screens cover sections of this house by Buenos Aires studio VDV ARQ, to provide privacy and shade for the occupants without blocking light and views (+ slideshow).Pedro House by VDV ARQ was designed for three generations…
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Integrated Workstation by Matthew Plumsteadyankodesign.com
OMG, I love this Inte­grat­ed Work­sta­tion not because it is a sleek and well-organized desk, but because it inte­grates a very thought­ful daybed datum into the work­sta­tion typol­o­gy. The desk is …
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Integrated Workstation by Matthew Plumsteadyankodesign.com
OMG, I love this Inte­grat­ed Work­sta­tion not because it is a sleek and well-organized desk, but because it inte­grates a very thought­ful daybed datum into the work­sta­tion typol­o­gy. The desk is …
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Integrated Workstation by Matthew Plumsteadyankodesign.com
OMG, I love this Inte­grat­ed Work­sta­tion not because it is a sleek and well-organized desk, but because it inte­grates a very thought­ful daybed datum into the work­sta­tion typol­o­gy. The desk is …
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Outdoor Concrete Seating by Hard Goods
Caroline Williamson, design-milk.com
Admittedly, I got pretty excited when I came across the website for Hard Goods, the Tempe, Arizona-based studio of Brandon Gore. Hard Goods handcrafts the most beautiful line of timeless pieces of furniture made out of concrete, wood, and steel.…
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Split-level house by Kit works with the slope of the garden
Alyn Griffiths, dezeen.com
This concrete house in Switzerland’s March District was designed by Zurich studio Kit with split levels, creating a living room that cantilevers over an external dining area.Known as House in the March District, the property was designed by Kit fo…
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In the Details: Building a 3D Sketchpad That Lets You Draw Objects in Midaircore77.com
With the rise of augmented reality (AR) technology, virtual reality headsets like the much buzzed-about Oculus Rift aren’t just for playing games in a simulated universe—they can actually help industrial designers do their jobs, too. Four students…

In the Details: Building a 3D Sketchpad That Lets You Draw Objects in Midair http://flip.it/aV9uI
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Waaaaay Wireless
Troy Turner, yankodesign.com
Simply called Circle, this minimalistic charger/speaker combo combines the best in Bluetooth and Qi technology to form the ultimate wireless docking station. Just throw your Qi-enabled smartphone down for instantaneous power and immediately…
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Abandoned Movie Theater Sits in Middle of the Sinai Desert
Sara Barnes, mymodernmet.com
Did you know there’s an End of the World Cin­e­ma? That’s how pho­tog­ra­ph­er Kaupo Kikkas coined it as he cap­tured this odd and seem­ing­ly ran­dom set of the­ater seats in mid­dle of the Sinai desert, whose back­sto­ry is even more…