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Shipping Container House Modern

This began as a stack of shipping containers in a shipyard, but Atelier Riri took it upon himself to create a beautiful home from them. Located in Jakarta, Indonesia, this multi-level, 155-square-meter living space consists of overlapped containers that form sleeping areas, a rooftop deck, living room, and even a play room for the children. Continue reading for more images. Click here to view a few bonus images of more incredible shipping container homes and structures.

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Lake Erie Home

The "Bower" home by Kariouk Associates may look like a giant security camera at first glance, but this modern home actually ha sa master bedroom that sits above the first floor, which allows for breathtaking views of Lake Erie. Its white interior is minimalistic, complete with marble floors and an indoor swimming pool. Continue reading for more pictures.

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SkyPool

Bridges are so old fashioned, or at least if you're referring to The Embassy Gardens near the River Thames in London. Developed by architectural firm Ballymore, this unbelievable structure is essentially a swimming pool on its top floor, with a glass bottom approximately 10-stories high. It's officially called the "SkyPool," and rightfully so, as it's 90-feet long, 19-feet wide and nearly 10-feet deep. Apparently, the bottom is made from 8-inch-thick glass to prevent any accidents, or so we hope. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an aquarium fanatic who built a 30,000-liter fish tank in his living room.

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Real Wayne Residence

Architectural firm Molecule has created a real-life "Wayne Residence" that comes with its own secret Dark Knight-inspired underground garage. When not in use, this Bat Cave of sorts doubles as a tennis court, but unfortunately, you'll have to either build your own Batmobile or just pick one up next time a Tumbler, etc. goes on sale. 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 Super Mario Bros. recreated in Microsoft Excel.

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Concrete Fortress

Always wanted to live on "The Edge" in a minimalist, yet modern, concrete fortress? If so, then look no further than this stunning home located in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia. In addition to incredible views of the Coral Sea's white sand beaches, it features a high-end kitchen, dining room, an open living room with built-in fireplace, and a stunning granite day bed, complete with balcony and 10-meter infinity pool. One caveat: it'll set you back a cool $4.6-million USD. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Faena House Miami Penthouse

Sure, if you had $100-million burning a hole in your pocket, the last thing you'd probably worry about is choosing between $2.6-million Bugatti Chirons and penthouses. However, the massive 12,516-square-foot Faena House became Miami's most expensive by selling for a whopping $60-million USD in Miami, Florida. Located at the very top of a luxury hotel with panoramic ocean views, it offers a private concierge service, valet, fitness center, and even a private beach club. Inside, floor-to-ceiling glass walls encapsulate the living space, which houses five bedrooms, a living room, home theater, two custom kitchens, and a private elevator. Continue reading for the video news report and more pictures.

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Space Station Hotel

This is not a futuristic space station, or the scene from an upcoming movie, but rather the "Space Suite" at the Kameha Grand Zurich Hotel in Switzerland. Designed by German artist Michael Najjar, you'll find plenty of geeky touches, such as color-reverse prints from the Hubble space telescope, rocket-inspired ceiling light, and a minimalist theme, with touches of space foil on the furniture. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Hoth Home

It may look like a rebel base on the frigid planet of Hoth, but this is actually a real home, designed by architecture firm Olson Kundig, in the hills of Winthrop, Washington State. The complex consists of four separate buildings, with a central courtyard and pool right in the middle of everything. "It's like a little campground, and you go tent to tent. The materials are tough on the outside, because of the high-desert climate, but the inside is cozy, like getting into a sleeping bag-protected, warm, and dry," said the architects. continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Geometric House

Photo credit: Bercy Chen Studio / Paul Bardagjy

From afar, it may look like a crashed spacecraft, but upon closer inspection, you'll realize it's just the geometric "Edgeland House". Located in Texas, this modern home is separated into two wings, and the sunken plot allows for natural insulation, while a grass roof conceals the interior from the elements. The oversized roof covers the pool area and courtyard, making it a perfect spot to reflect. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Mathematician House

Math can be found everyday, including the "Integral House", nestled in Rosedale, Toronto, and designed by James Stewart - a millionaire mathematician who made his fortune from writing 30 bestselling calculus textbooks - in collaboration with architects Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe. Spanning 18,000-square-feet, its flowing curves pay homage to the field of integral calculus, complete with panoramic views of the surrounding forest. Other luxurious amenities include: a private infinity pool and concert hall. Continue reading for more pictures.

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