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Canadian architecture and design | Dezeen

Canadian studio Falken Reynolds has chosen stark white surfaces and contemporary finishes to enhance the original features of a historic Vancouver …

How to (really) find a job overseas

I’ve been working overseas for nearly 2 years now. I write this post from once again another country I never thought I would wind up in (Qatar) and I …

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Field researcher and water-harvesting expert Ed Beaulieu analyzes our conservation options for the future.<p>Six teams of architects propose empowering new solutions for urban sprawl.<p>What happens when the stories we read share only one culture or worldview? Editor Chris Jackson shares five reasons why …

Architects to Repurpose Abandoned Highway into Elevated Skygarden

The innovative Dutch studio MVRDV is planning on transforming an abandoned section of highway in Korea. But instead of destroying it and building something new, the architects will repurpose the unused infrastructure into a 55-foot-high elevated park. It's called the <i>Seoul Skygarden</i>, and it'll …

Three Brothers Recreate Their Childhood Photos as a Present for Their Mother

One would be surprised with what lengths some people would go just to relive some childhood experiences. The closest we have to reliving those bygone …

Detox Soup to Make You Feel Awesome

Detox Soup is a great way to kick the new year off. This gluten-free recipe can be used during an official "cleanse" or to kick-start a conscious eating plan for 2015!<p>Ok, so if you’re going out on New Year’s Eve, do yourself a favor and make this soup one or two days before the festive first, and …

7 Other Taj Mahals That Look Extremely Similar To The Original

From a fake Statue of Liberty to takes on Venice and the Eiffel Tower, it seems pretty clear that when you build a beautiful landmark, there’s sure to be copycats. Unsurprisingly, the same goes for the Taj Mahal.<p>The <i>real</i> Taj Mahal was built between 1631 and 1648 at the order of Shah Jahan. Today, …

Paris' New Tower Is A Massive Glass Pyramid From The Future

Move over, Eiffel: there's a new tower in town.<p>The Triangle Tower -- a massive cone of glass windows -- would poke nearly 600 feet up from the Parisian skyline like a shiny pyramid from the age beyond. Its 42 stories would rival the Eiffel Tower and Tour Montparnasse, making Triangle Tower the …

Iconic Monuments Magnificently Photographed From Sunrise Till Sunset

The world's most iconic monuments and buildings often have two very different qualities, depending on which time of day you visit them.<p>You might …

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

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