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Surreal beauty: Palacio de Cristal

This stunning Spanish building, originally used as a greenhouse, is the epitome of of the phrase “light-filled”.  Combine glass with just the right sort of lighting and magic can happen, as artist Kimsooja demonstrated. She “had the whole floor tiled in mirrors. She then covers the vault and the entire glass surface of the palace with a translucent diffraction film. When o...
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How Australia Does Modern

Concrete block is a fairly common building material in coastal areas, but it’s often painted or somehow softened visually. Not on this beach house in Perth, Australia, which boldly lets the stark concrete blocks speak for themselves. But other elements of the home help to refine the blunt visual force of the concrete. Light, open spaces, and an interior courtyard, bring a sense of ai...
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Which state has the most expensive dream home?

For most of us, a home will be the most expensive thing we ever buy. And someone among us has to own the most expensive one, right? Business Insider profiled the most expensive homes for sale across the country. Take a look at the article and figure out which is the highest-priced home in your state. Here are a few we think are noteworthy. North Dakota’s most expensive home is the le...
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Beautiful Blend of Old and New

This beautiful retreat in rural Minnesota uses timbers from an 1870s barn for dramatic and structural effect. What a warm, light interior the designers created. And letting in that light are Ultimate Push Out Casement windows from Marvin. Chosen for their harmony with the period design, they also provide the durability and energy efficiency demanded in today’s buildings. Congratul...
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A Temple of Light

Many homes set in the woods have that back-to-nature, cabin-y feel. Not this home outside Bethesda, Md. Designed by architect David Jameson, the home presents four “glass temples” that the architect describes as “instruments of light, gathering natural light to the interior during the day and glowing in the landscape at night.” The stark black-and-white exterior fur...
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