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What better way to show off your love of fine automobiles, than with a transparent garage? The Garage Terrace House in Japan was designed with that in mind, and features a row of floor to ceiling windows from the garage to the adjacent kitchen and living area. Other areas of 1,800-square-foot home feature raised timber ceilings and stamped concrete floors. Click here to view the firsat image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video giving you a first look at Nintendo's Star Fox anime.

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Industrial Tropical Home

Design studio Razvan Barsan + Partners transformed an industrial complex on a remote Californian beach into "Bay House", a stunning tropical home, complete with decks, its own dock and even a small island. Its minimalistic design incorporates a host of green materials, including local wood, reed and bamboo. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Pyramid House

Photo credit: Juan Carlos Ramos

At first glance, this may look like a theme park attraction, but it's just the futuristic "Modern Pyramid House" by architect Juan Carlos Ramos. In front, a sliding panel opens up to reveal the garage, while large glass panes envelope the first level, flooding the dining area and living room with natural light. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Vertical Times

Shanghai-based design firm 100architects knows just how busy NYC's Times Square can get, so they created "Vertical Times". It consists of six pods - Sky Bar, Sky Restaurant, Sky Garden, Hammock Plaza, Ball Pool, and a Carousel Playground - that extend up to a height of 55-meters, lightening foot traffic, without comprising available retail space. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Escape Traveler Home

Escape Traveler appears to be a wood shed with windows at first, but get closer, and you'll see it's a tiny, yet modern, home on wheels. The plethora of windows off an abundance of natural light, showing off its wood paneling, minimalist fixtures, a kitchentte set, and even a functional bathroom. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Real Dr. Seuss House

Here's another look at Goose Creek Tower, better known as the real-life Dr. Seuss house, by attorney Phillip Weidner. Standing 185-feet tall in the Alaskan wilderness, this odd-looking home boasts plenty of staircases and ladders inside connecting each floor, while the windows off 360° views of the landscape. At the basement level, there's a hidden escape tunnel that leads to a safe room. Click here for more pictures of Goose Creek Tower. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Floating Hotel Catamaran

Why stay in a luxury high-rose hotel, when you could stay in this floating paradise, consisting of individual catamaran apartments? Designed by Salt & Water, these living spaces consist of two separate components: a central floating base and multiple apartment catamaran units. The former includes a reception area, restaurant, event hall, offices for staff and a cafe, while each apartment has all the amenities you'd expect from a 5-star hotel. They can easily be detached from the base and used for cruises down the river. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of some insane spinning top trick shots.

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Vertical Garden Skyscraper

Designed by Belgian architect David Tajchman, the futuristic-looking "Gran Mediterraneo" is a skyscraper that includes an automated car-park, induction charging stations for electric vehicles, vertical gardens, living units, and much more. On the outside, it looks like stacked horizontal slabs of white concrete wrapped with mirrored glass, taking on a cellular appearance. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Trailer Tiny Home

Dutch tiny home designer Danieel Venneman unveils his latest design, the Porta Palace. This 194-square-foot moden home on wheels boasts two floor-to-ceiling glass facades, making the interior feel bright and roomy. The main living area consists of a glass wall that opens outward on hinges to create a wide-open space, while a boxy protruding window on the other side floods the kitchen and elevated sleeping area with natural light. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Hobbit House Homemade

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Ashley Yates, a construction expert from Bedford, England, decided to build a "Hobbit Hole" in his backyard. After nearly a year of work, it became the stunning structure that you see above. "We created a strong internal wooden frame which was hugely over-engineered. The corrugated iron was used to seal everything in and the panels were all seam welded from top to bottom once in position and then finished with plenty of waterproof barriers. The base concreted with waterproofer and finished with further waterproofing and finally a leveling compound so there was a lovely clean finish inside," said Yates. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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