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Fobe House, Morocco

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September 17, 2014

On the Road to Marrakech, Fobe House, Morocco

In the wake of the snowy Atlas Mountain, the seemingly endless desert is interrupted by an unexpected encounter - a collection of white cuboid volumes that puncture the veil of heat. Strangely familiar and yet surprising, these volumes are, in fact, the home of a Belgian filmmaker.

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Rebirth of An 18th Century Church, Spain

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September 2, 2014

The Modern Rebirth of St. Francis Convent Church, Spain

Not far from bustle of Barcelona, a crumbling 18th century church has undergone an extraordinary restoration with a modern twist.

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Discovering the Perfect English Country Garden

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August 25, 2014

Southeastern English Garden Tour, UK

On a garden tour of Southeastern England's most famous estates, Beth Whitman discovers the charm and hospitality of the area's lesser-known private gardens and their owners.

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Wellness On The Shores Of Lake Wakitipu NZ

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August 12, 2014

Aro-ha Wellness Retreat, Queenstown, NZ

Everyone's talking about it and once you've taken a look at Aro-ha, you will see why. If you need to power down and hit 'refresh', head to Queenstown and partake in a wellness retreat on the edge of the beautiful Lake Wakitipu.

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South Island Timber Treasures, NZ

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July 29, 2014

Tréology Sustainable Furniture, NZ

Beautiful bespoke furniture crafted from rescued New Zealand’s South Island timber. Created in nature and crafted by man.

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Raising the Roof in Christchurch, NZ

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July 26, 2014

Shigeru Ban's Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch, NZ

Out of the rubble after Christchurch's 2011 earthquake comes Shigeru Ban's cardboard masterpiece to replace the iconic and much loved Christchurch Cathedral.

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Oscar Niemeyer’s Rio

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June 10, 2014

Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, 1951-1954

A giant of Brazilian modernism, architect Oscar Niemeyer lived to be 104. Here is his family home, Casa Das Canoas - built into the slope of a densely forested hill.

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The Future of Living High in the Scottish Highlands

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February 27, 2014

Set against the Scottish Highland landscape is this imagined house in the sky. Forecasting sustainable living, it is sits on stilts and is on an angle.

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Hypogeal Nightlife, Beirut

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June 12, 2014

B018, Beirut

This [literally] underground bar in Lebanon's capital is not for the faint-hearted but, because it is perhaps the strangest hideout we have ever set eyes on, we'll be descending through for an experimental night cap.

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1972 Avant Garde Apartments, Jerusalem

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April 23, 2014

The Ramot Polin Apartments, Jerusalem, Israel.

The Ramot Polin Apartments northwest of Jerusalem are simultaneously Cubist, angular and avant garde. Go figure. By Alisha Buaya

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Mediterranean Pearl, Spain

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April 22, 2014

Architect Carlos Gilardi’s Mediterranean Pearl is a new and unabashedly spectacular beach house. It is designed for the peak of Toix-Mascarat in the historic Mediterranean port of Alicante, Spain. By Rachel Ang.

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The Chance Muse: A Capetonian Blog

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June 10, 2014

The Chance Muse, Blog, Cape Town

Follow a local Capetonian's artistic tracks in pursuit of all things creative and colourful.

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