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Spaceship Home

NOEM's spaceship home in the Spanish neighborhood of La Moraleja has been completed. Featuring sci-fi-inspired elements and energy-efficient technology, the elevated home includes a Star Wars-inspired control panel as well as home automation inside so you'll be able to remotely control everything with a smartphone. At the push of a button, the house can be automated to perform various tasks, including closing the shutters at specific times of day and / or changing the lighting intensity and color to achieve different atmospheres. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Real Lord of the Rings City

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Yes, a group of architects want to make Minas Tirth from "The Lord of the Rings" a reality by raising $2.82 billion USD on Indiegogo. Once funded, work will begin in Northern England in 2016, and hopefully be completed by 2023 if everything goes to plan. "We all share a love of Tolkien's work, and a desire to challenge the common perception of community and architecture. We believe that, in realising Minas Tirith, we can create not only the most remarkable tourist attraction on the planet, but also a wonderfully unique place to live and work," says the group. Continue reading for a video of Rohirrim charge at Minas Tirith and the Indiegogo page.

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Six Senses Resort

Tired of vising your local beach and want a true tropical getaway? Then look no further than the Six Senses Laamu Resort Maldives. Featuring several overwater bungalows with panoramic views of the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. However, you'll still find all the creature comforts of a 5-star hotel, including flat-screen televisions with Bose sound systems, iPod docking stations, a personal bar, outdoor bathroom, rain shower, and those amazing sunken ocean view all-glass bathtubs. Before you ask, Wi-Fi is also included at no cost for guests. Continue reading for an in-depth video tour and more pictures.

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Warehouse to Home

At first glance, Richard Smith's latest project in Sydney, Austrlaia, the "Lord Street Warehouse," looks like an old shop, but step inside? It's been transformed into a modern living space, complete with concrete floors, sleek furniture, painted brick accents, and visible structural beams for a stylish touch. Believe it or not, this home still does have a yard, and sliding doors provide easy access. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Storage Unit Apartment

It's not everyday that you come across a nice apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, much less one that was a former storage unit. However, architect Karin Matz found the perfect 30-year-old storage unit for such a project. At 387-square-feet, this newly renovated living space features an elevated sleeping area, IKEA-sourced kitchen and even a tiny bathroom, complete with shower. Continue reading for more pictures.

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World's First 3D-Printed Room

Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger have created the world's first 3D printed room. This 11-ton installation boasts 260-million surfaces, and stands nearly 11-feet-tall by 52-feet-wide. Inspired by historic temples and architectural fragments, the room was printed in large chunks over a month, and then pieced together in a single day. The individual modules were then polished, making them blend seamlessly together into one mind-boggling installation. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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World's Largest Tree House

Not just any tree house, this magnificent structure, built by landscape architect Horace Burgess, is currently the world's largest. The entire thing is built from reclaimed wood from barns, sheds and garages, on an 80-foot-tall white oak tree. Spanning 10,000-square-feet, the tree house has 80-rooms, complete with spiral staircases, a sanctuary, a choir loft, walkways, balconies, and even a basketball court. Continue reading for another video tour and more pictures.

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Clear Glass Floor Hotel Room Bambu Indah

If you've been searching for unique travel destinations, then the Bambu Indah Resort in Bali, Indonesia should be on your shortlist. It consists of several different villas, from open rooftops, outdoor patios, and even overwater bungalows, complete with glass floors that let you sleep with the ocean life. The latter also boasts an open-air shower so guests can truly feel at one with nature. Other amenities include Balinese massage and a beautiful pool. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Garage to Home Office

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For anyone with an empty single car garage, here's one way to make good use of it. Imgur user "jarreddimartine" found that his single car garage was collecting useless junk and collecting dust, so he began an incredible office conversion. First, a wall was knocked down to make room for a sliding door, complete with built-in shades. Next, windows were installed where the garage door was previously located. After a few more weeks of sound-proofing, pouring concrete and laying wood flooring, later, a stunning home office ensued. Continue reading to see the build from start to finish.

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Concrete Bunker Home

This concrete bunker was originally built to withstand mortar fire, but Belgian architecture studio B-ILD has completely renovated the space to provide travelers with a very unique overnight experience. Spanning nine square meters of living space, the home features custom furniture that would work well within the small space. You'll find a kitchen, minimalist concrete walls throughout, and bunkbeds, complete with under-storage space, that line the wall of the living room. You can tuck the future away or slid things in. If things are looking good outside, simply step out onto the terrace built from wooden planks, perfect for stargazing. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when Apple fanboys receive an iOS 9-skinned Android phone.

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