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World’s biggest hotel with 10,000 rooms being built in Mecca

The world’s biggest hotel, complete with 10,000 rooms and 70 restaurants, is being built in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.<p>The extravagant hotel, which is being constructed by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Finance, is set to cost a staggering $3.5 billion to build. The Abraj Kudai will feature 10 towers, 10,000 …

Hospitality

Incredible eco-friendly mansion is hidden entirely underground

1/7<p>Perdu underground mansion<p>Don’t be fooled by the garden—beneath this manicured lawn lies a stunning, luxurious subterranean mansion with strong …

Swimming Pools

10 Houseplants That Can Survive Even The Darkest Corner

These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already crowded windowsill.<p>These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already crowded windowsill.

Plants

Articles about brooklyn home keeps its historic bones while getting much needed interior update on Dwell.com - Dwell

A creative couple flips the script on their family home, a former workman’s cottage on the northern edge of Brooklyn.<p>A relaxed interior and radical roof make a home more sociable and energy-efficient.<p>More than ever, this renovated Eichler in Palo Alto, California, brings the outside in.<p>A home …

Home Tours

Beautiful Houses: East Village Studio

Today we will show you a stylish studio in NYC, a project by Jordan Parnass Architecture. This is a great example that you can get really creative …

Small Spaces

This Incredible Oklahoma Building Design Looks Like A Tornado

There’s a big, swirling tornado headed for Oklahoma, but, don’t worry, it’s not about to destroy any cars or kill anyone’s children. The monster storm in question is a building–the aptly named Tornado Tower.<p>Proposed for downtown Tulsa, the corkscrew-like blueprint nods to the region’s weather as …

How to start a terrarium in 5 easy steps

With a little effort, you can build a stellar self-sustaining landscape.<p>Every once in a while you run into something that sounds too good to be true …

Plants

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

The Start-to-Finish Guide to Buying a Home

Purchasing a home is a major milestone that tops many people's lifetime to-do lists—and maybe their list of financial fears too. But it certainly …

This Magical Melting Chocolate Bombe Is An Implosion Of Gooey Goodness

We've seen a lot of chocolate desserts in our day, but none quite as, ahem, <i>implosive</i> as this.<p>Behold: the chocolate caramel peanut bombe. This thing is a feat of engineering, science and most of all, deliciousness.<p>Basically, the dessert is a shell of chocolate candy with a delicious treat hidden …