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Floating in the Forest: Modern Treehouse with Ocean Views

Perched on the hillside just above the tree line, with expansive views of the sea, this modern residence is open to the mild Costa Rican climate. …

Inspired by Cambodian Temples : Angkor Table Design Collection

<b>Angkor Table Design Collection</b> by Paris-based <b>Olivier Dollé</b> caught our attention with a bold appearance and an intriguing concept. The design was …

We Got Your Ass Covered

The story of how Ass-Savers came to being is a truly inspirational one. Five collaborative friends, one creative direction and full-on eco-sensitive …

Double Duty Seating

As you might guess from the name, the Octahedrons stool takes inspiration from simple yet functional geometries to form its multifunctional shape. …

Design Dilemma: Under the Stairs, Transformed

Who would have thought that the space under a stairway could be not only useful, but <i>beautiful</i>? We’ve got some fabulous examples of just how beautiful …

Tiny modern house squeezes a lot of living into 136 square feet

Many of the tiny houses we show on TreeHugger have a decidedly traditional look, with gabled roofs and cutesy details. For some people, that's the …

Two-Box Home: Simple Dwelling of Dual Shipping Containers

When executed well, container architecture speaks for itself – the constituent containers become the anchors for the design around which the rest of …

Low-Cost House: Hybrid Home of Cheap Cargo Containers

A low budget and a rat infestation were just a few of the many stumbling blocks standing in the way of creating this low-cost home for a low-income …

12 Homes Made From Shipping Containers

Shipping containers meet a variety of requirements: Modern. Check. Low-cost. Check. Environmentally-friendly. Check. See twelve homes that make them …

New York City

20+ Beautiful Modern Staircases

We’re constantly running across photos of truly jaw dropping staircases. So much of the time, stairs look as if they were ignored until the last …

Architecture

A Credenza Inspired by Mountains

Created by Mexican designer Alexis del Toro, Parallel is a storage cabinet that has a story to tell. The cabinet is inspired mainly by mountains, …

Furniture

Gironde Extendible Table by Mediodesign

Barcelona-based designer and architect Juan Pablo Quintero designed a custom, extendable table for Mediodesign. Focusing on geometry and …

Furniture

Activity Spaces by Knoll and Antenna Design

Workspaces have been going through a huge shift in recent years with more people collaborating and working in open concept offices, making it …

Furniture

Spoon Away: Couples’ Mattress Makes Cuddling Comfier

What could be nicer than snuggling up to your spouse or partner, arms around each other, while you both drift off to sleep? Well, it’s nice for the …

Stunning Prefab Micro-Homes Go Together Like LEGO Bricks

The era of suburban sprawl seems to be over, and many people find themselves downsizing to homes that are smaller than they ever considered possible. …

House Cast in Liquid Stone: Ultramodern Cliffside Residence

Perched on a rocky hillside in the highlands of Maharashtra, India is a house cast in liquid stone, conceived as an ‘outgrowth’ of the basalt upon …

4 Semi-Subterranean Townhouses Set into Sloping Hillside

At once bold and contextual, this series of slope-side urban dwellings manages to look modern and yet related to the historic civic buildings located …

World’s Lightest Table: 8 Feet Long, Weighs Only 20 Pounds

Working with manufacturer Corelam, designer Benjamin Hubert‘s work is laying claim to the title of the lightest timber table in the world.<p>Layers of …

Modified Social Benches Transform Traditional Public Seating

We are all familiar with the public bench as a conventional type – some horizontal slats for sitting on, some more for leaning against, and four legs …

Out of Closets? Leaning Rack Hangs Clothes in Small Spaces

For those with less space and who don’t mind airing their (clean) laundry a bit, this simple storage system lets you hang your clothes in spaces …

River Home: Modern Indian Residence Reaches Over Water

Incredible care went into the siting of the structures that form this residence in rural India, weaving it into the existing landscape to take …

Raised Jungle Home is a Dream Treetop Perch Getaway

Perched atop a hill between a jungle and a rubber plantation, this treetop-skimming bungalow in Kalutara, Sri Lanka was built to take full advantage …

Floating Bookshelves Turn Books Into Unique Hanging Art

Dedicated bibliophiles know that how you display your books is nearly as important as the type of books you read. Raw Edges, a Tel Aviv design studio …

Unfriendly Spiked Vest Maintains Personal Space on the Bus

Sick of people invading your personal space on public transportation? Industrial designer Siew Ming Cheng invented the Spike Away vest to ensure that …

African children's library with rammed earth walls by BC Architects and Studies

This children's library with rammed earth walls in Burundi, Africa, was built by Belgian studio BC Architects and Studies and members of the local …

Wooden table by Ruben Beckers weighs just 4.5 kilograms

<b>Cologne 2014:</b> a grid of thin wooden strips supports the surface of this table by German designer Ruben Beckers to make it extremely lightweight (+ …

Cisco offices by Studio O+A feature wooden meeting pavilions

Employees meet in octagonal timber gazebos at the San Francisco headquarters of technology company Cisco by local interior designers Studio O+A (+ …

Aluminium-clad Rebel House by MONO reflects the colours of its surroundings

Shiny aluminium-clad walls allow this small house in Almere by Dutch studio MONO to reflect the colours of its setting (+ slideshow).<p>Named Rebel …

Mirror House by Johan Selbing and Anouk Vogel camouflages with its surroundings

This house in the Dutch city of Almere by Swedish architect Johan Selbing and Swiss landscape architect Anouk Vogel is completely covered in …

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