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Apple Store H3 House

Take an Apple Store, transform it into a two-story concrete cube, and you have the H3 House, designed by Argentinian architecture firm Luciano Kruk. Located in Mar Azul, the home boasts two social areas, a master bedroom and a smaller 'cabin-like' room that shares a bathroom. The master bedroom opens upward into an indoor/outdoor area for some added outdoor privacy. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Airplane Hangar House

Architect Adam Kalkin decided to place a massive airplane hangar over his 1880s New Jersey farmhouse years ago, as he hoped to gain space for his family while preserving the original clapboard cottage, simile to "a ship in a bottle type of thing". Introducing "Bunny Lane". A conventional Butler aircraft hangar was placed around the original small home, while at one end of the 27-foot-high, 33-foot-wide space, there's a grid of nine rooms from concrete block. These all-glass rooms peer down on the original home and a small "piazza". Continue reading for two more video tours and additional images.

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Floating House Jungle

Envisioned by award-winning designer Benjamin Garcia Saxe, the suitably named "The Floating House" overlooks the breathtaking Costa Rican jungle. The living complex consists of three pods that can house seven comfortably, complete with walkways and bridges connecting the spaces. Natural teak wood flooring, solar water heating and UV water filtration systems, keep the home sustainable. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Animal Coffee Table

Artist and designer Derek Pearce has created a unique line of furniture called "Water Tables," with each one featuring an animal that appears to be partially submerged in water. These may not fool anyone, but they are however, both functional and aesthetically pleasing. There's no word yet on if he plans on releasing a DIY line through IKEA stores. Continue reading for more pictures.

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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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The Musket Motorcycle

Maxwell Hazan is a world renowned bike builder, and his latest creation is no slouch. "The Musket" started with two Royal Enfield 500cc engines that were fused into a single 1000cc V-twin, thanks to Aniket Vardhan. "The Musket is a project that I have wanted to build for years; even before I built motorcycles for a living, I used to drool over this hand-made gem of an engine. It's essentially where the build started. It's a work of art that was hand-carved from a block of wood, hand-cast at a foundry and then hand-machined, all by the amazing Aniket Vardhan to make this, the 1000cc Musket V-twin engine," said Hazan. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the new Rogue One trailer that was re-cut with Empire Strikes Back footage.

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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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