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Water Pipe Home

Hong Kong-based James Law Cybertecture has completed the Opod Tube House, which is essentially an internet-connected home made from an old water pipe. Measuring just over 8-feet in diameter and spanning 1000-square feet of living space, the completed tube structure can comfortably accommodate one or two people over, complete with a living room bench that converts into a bed, mini-fridge, bathroom, shower, as well as plenty of storage. Click here for the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of five sock gadgets put to the test.

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Looping Towers

So, you're already paying a monthly "maintenance" fee, so why spend extra on a gym membership, if you don't have to? Introducing Peter Pichler's "Looping Towers". Rather than incorporate a rooftop pool or lounge area, this project has a running track that connects the two towers of this housing complex. As for the apartments themselves, each unit boasts a duplex design, complete with large glazed walls outlined by angular white frames and floor-to-ceiling windows. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tetra Hotel

Studio X's Tetra Hotel boasts an other worldly design that would also fit right into the Bladerunner 2049 universe. This followup to their modular office pod features multiple floors with floor-to-ceiling windows in the lobby, while each room features multiple levels, with the top offering a large bed set under a skylight and a shower right below. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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aVOID Tiny House

Think of Leonardo Di Chiara's tiny house, called "aVOID," as a livable Swiss Army Knife. This minimalist tiny house looks like a white box at first, but step inside, and you'll discover plenty of hidden functionality in a cozy setting, thanks to warm colors and wood grain texture. There are no windows on the longer sides, only on the ends, which enables it to fit into tighter urban settings like a row house. Plus, there's also a roof deck, which can be accessed by climbing up a ladder and out a window. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Ocean Spiral Underwater City

We've all heard and probably seen floating cities, but underwater cities could become a reality far sooner than you think, starting with Ocean Spiral. Created by the Shimizu Corporation, the company claims they could have a prototype up and running by 2030. It would consist of two main sections: the first is a 500-metre-diameter spherical city with a tower that accommodates up to 5,000 people, while the second is a spiral structure that connects this sphere with a base station on the ocean floor, 2.5 miles down. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Villa On the Rocks

Villa on the Rocks looks like a home you'd see in a movie, but it's real, and situated on the southern tip of France in Bandol, a small commune in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. It was designed by architect Rudy Ricciotti, and unlike other rentals, this 5 bedroom, 8 bed, 3 bathroom villa has a stunning 91-foot lap pool aquarium that can be viewed from the inside and outside. Continue reading for another video, more pictures, information, and the rental page.

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With Lebron James' recent $100-million, three-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, it's no surprise that he just acquired yet another home in Los Angeles, in addition to his 30,000 square-foot estate in Ohio. This $23-million USD mansion features eight-bedrooms, 11-bathrooms, two kitchens, an indoor-outdoor gym, a large theater, cigar room with air-filtration system, a wine cellar, spa, and even a car gallery. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Maralah Cliff House

The Maralah Cliff House by LAAV Architecs is perfect for a super villain, and it most definitely looks the part. The main structure is made from concrete, matte black steel, and glass, all located on a crevasse overlooking a flowing river valley. The master bedroom offers floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the water. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Flat Pack House

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Called the M.A.Di., this flat-pack home costs only $33,000 and can be built with a small team of three people in just 6-hours. The base model spans 290-square-feet, while a top-of-the-line home measures in at 904-square-feet $73K. All include a bathroom, kitchenette, one stage staircase and all utility installations. Best of all, a concrete foundation is not required, which means they can be assembled to go completely off-grid, complete with solar panels, grey water systems and more. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Underwater Fortress Turkey

Not only is Lake Van the largest lake in Turkey, but archaeologists from Van Yuzuncu Yil University and a team of divers have just discovered an underwater fortress beneath it. The people of Urartu built the castle approximately 3,000 years ago during the Iron Age, and constructed when the lake's water level was hundreds of meters lower. Urartu was a kingdom that flourished between the ninth and sixth centuries BCE, centered around Lake Van. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including someone trying to deep fry a turkey with molten aluminum.

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