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Soul Flora | Seoul, S. Korea

18 Jun

The World’s First Floating Island

Soul Flora is an $84 million project funded by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, based on an idea submitted by a Seoul citizen to ‘Oasis’, its online policy suggestion forum. It is one strand of a wider project to regenerate the riverside.

Named ‘Viva’, the first islet will be home to a range of cultural and entertainment activities. The largest of the islets will be ‘Vista’, featuring a large hall for plays, concerts, and festivals. The smallest island will be ‘Terra’, a base for sports and leisure activities, a club house and a dock for boats. Each islet will be anchored to concrete blocks on the bottom of the river and will have a combined area of 9,995 square metres.

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Vashon Cabin

27 May

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This interesting house plan called “Vashon Cabin” belongs to Vandeventer + Carlander Architects and is located in Vashon Island, Washington, USA. The challenge was to turn around the looks and the functionality of an existing one level cabin. Due to serious building restrictions, the architects had to come up with a viable solution that would increase the space of the residence, without changing the cabin’s lot coverage. The result: an ingenious addition in the shape of a wooden box, which was “attached” to the main structure. Intriguing enough, the auxiliary project includes a master bedroom, a bathroom and the kitchen. But what we like most about the unusual “box” is the fact that the architects managed to blend it with the “mother” structure by taking an original and clever approach. (via Freshome)

Tiger Woods Dubai

23 Sep

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This picture doesn’t even do this place justice. The project, namely The Tiger Woods Dubai, is an exclusive lifestyle community scheduled for completion by late 2009. The spectacular Al Rawaya Golf Course serves as its focal point.

Spread across an area of 55million square feet, The Tiger Woods Dubai will be an exclusive golf community featuring a professionally-staffed golf academy, a clubhouse spread across 139,000 square feet with premium amenities, a high-end boutique hotel, a premium destination spa, 75 mansions, 22 palaces, and 100 luxury villas.

The Tiger Woods Dubai will soon be one of the most sought-after destinations in the world, and will be a genuine oasis for those lucky enough to live or stay within its spectacular grounds, said Tiger Woods.

Apollo Bachelor Pad

21 Sep

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Located at 3602 Apollo in Salt Lake City, Utah, this bachelor pad is exactly what a smart and modern man looks for his living space. Fully equipped with everything you could desire, including a stylish pool, appliances and the most wonderful views, this place is simply dreamy. Designed and built for the practical man, the interior of the house gets the eye with its polished dark wood, cast concrete, gray shinny floors and white walls. Among the most well designed bachelor pads we’ve seen, the house is on sale for for $699,000. The price is fair and the comfort is infinite, just walk in and enjoy.

Free Spirit Spheres

10 Sep

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by Tom Chudleigh
Inventor, Manufacturer and Distributor of Free Spirit Spheres

The “Spherical Tree House” concept borrows heavily from sailboat construction and rigging practice. It’s a marriage of tree house and sailboat technology. Wooden spheres are built much like a cedar strip canoe or kayak. Suspension points are similar to the chain plate attachments on a sailboat. Stairways hang from a tree much like a sailboat shroud hangs from the mast.

Spherical architecture has many unconventional features. Conventional buildings separate walls, ceiling and floor with hard lines. In a sphere the walls and ceiling merge into one. The function changes but the form remains the same. It is a unified structure with one continuous wall. I call this uniwall construction. There are only 2 sides to a sphere, inside and outside.

for more info & pics visit Free Spirit Spheres

Corner Frame

9 Apr

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The Wrap Around the Corner Frame can hold up to 12 photos of various shapes and sizes, and is the perfect frame for a montage of your favorite vacation photos, a collage of your most smiley friends, or portraits of your cat taken every month for a year. ( via Photojojo)

Place of Miracles

9 Apr

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Location: Singita, Africa

Known as ‘the Place of Miracles’ i can’t imagine a better escape from the turmultuous times life brings our way. With the absence of concrete, screeching cars, cell phones, tyrant bosses (and anything else that resembles modern civilization)  the Singita, Africa resort is the perfect getaway to regain peace of mind, serenity, and tranquility. i plan to take my mother here very soon. Enjoy!