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Minimalist Home Pool

If Apple's Jonathon Ive was contracted to design a home, it might look something like this one, envisioned by Paz Gersh Architects in Ramat HaSharon, Tel Aviv. Unlike similar homes, there are no steps leading down from the living area to the pool, making for a seamless transition from inside to outside. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Bubble Palace France

At $456-million, Le Palais Bulles, also known as "Bubble Palace", is Europe's most expensive home. It was created by architect Antti Lovag in 1970, and encompasses an area of 1200 square meters in the South of France. Featuring 10-suites, a massive living room that can be occupied by up to 350-persons, 2 kitchens, a 500-seat outdoor auditorium, a 8500-square-meter garden with pools, a workshop and more. Click here for more pictures of the Bubble Palace. Continue reading for a video tour and more information.

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Hemmelig Rom Secret Room

Wander deep into the New York State woods in the dead of winter, and you may stumble upon the Hemmelig Rom - Norwegian for secret room. It may look menacing at first, but step inside, and you'll be greeted with a cozy wood-burning stove, floor-to-ceiling window, and more books than you'll be able to read in a winter. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Pyramid Bedroom

Sometimes, less is more, but when you really want to get away from it all, and don't mind a lack of privacy, this pyramid bedroom in the forest should do the trick. Simply put, it's stylish, yet basic, place to rest your head for the night, with absolutely no luxurious amenities, besides a steel frame and plenty of windows to let natural light flow in. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Urban Rigger Shipping Container Dorms

Architecture firm BIG connected a few shipping containers over water, and what did they create? Urban Rigger, a series of interconnected shipping containers designed to float in urban harbors, priced from just $600 per month for students. These solar-powered units offer waterfront living at a fraction of the normal cost, with its 680-square-meter modular design consists of 9 stacked shipping container units. Each shipping container dorm houses 12 students, complete with their own bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. Click here to view more images of the floating housing. Continue reading for a more in-depth video and information.

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Stingray Floating House

Designed by Tangram 3DS, the "Stingray Floating House," is fit for a Bond villain, and set to be located on the Aegean Sea. As you can see in the images above, the carport / driveway is situated in the stinger area, while the main structure is a modern 2-story home with sweeping Mediterranean Sea views. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Starry Sea Table

Photo credit: Alexandre Chapelin

Artist and designer Alexandre Chapelin spent 1.5-years researching / testing materials needed to create the stunning "Starry Sea" table, which combines both stars and sea into one piece. It's crafted around an unusual piece of marble from Anguilla, a neighboring island of St. Martin/San Maarten, also the birthplace of Chapelin's "LA TABLE" brand, and acrylic resin. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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The Vessel Building

"The Vessel" by British designer Thomas Heatherwick may look like an alien structure at first, but it's actually an interactive 15-story-tall building that has 154-flights of stairs, or 2,500 steps to be exact. At 600-tons, this behemoth will be located in Hudson Yards on NYC's Far West Side. "New Yorkers have a fitness thing. We had to think of what could act as the role of a landmarker. Something that could help give character and particularity to the space," said Heatherwick. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO United States Capitol

The LEGO Architecture 21030 United States Capitol Building has 1,032-pieces of brick building fun, and it's being offered for just $74.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. Features the Capitol's neoclassical facade, dome, colonnades, north and south wings, steps and lawns, remove the dome to access the rotunda, featuring columns, 8 statue elements and a tiled floor. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Skapet Mountain Lodges

In case of zombie apocalypse (or nuclear war), you'd probably want to stay in some place remote, and these Skapet Mountain Lodges in Norway by KOKO Architects, are perfect. They are all equipped with solar panels, wood burning stoves, and gas heating to ensure a cozy stay no matter the season. On the inside, there are plenty of windows for natural light, a large living room, and an upstairs sleeping area. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a massive 1:2 scale remote-controlled jet disintegrating in mid-air.

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