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Architecture

A Temporary Garden Terrace On Amsterdam’s Oldest Building

If you’ve walked around Amsterdam recently you may have noticed some scaffolding on the side of the Oude Kerk in the Red Light District and likely thought that the church was undergoing some renovation. However, this construction that’s popped up is actually a temporary art installation by Japanese artist Taturo Atzu that brought a garden terrace to the roof of the oldest building in the city.

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  • A Hide-Out In The Woods For $500

    Weekend-get-aways, a day at the spa and even digital detox — there are many ways to escape bustling cities and to take a break from the busy life you’re living. A couple in West Virginia though put the icing on the cake: they’ve built themselves a wooden cabin with a huge glass facade made from old windows — and didn’t spend more than $500.

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    Honey, I Shrunk The Apartment!

    Due to changing ways of life, cities have to reconsider their housing policies. During the family-driven 1950s, a high demand for two-to-four-bedroom units existed, but today about half of the New Yorkers are single and therefore differing housing needs have to be met. Micro-apartments could be a solution.

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