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The Heliotrope home in Germany may be the world’s first home that generates more power than it uses.

"The Heliotrope" designed by Rolf Disch is a house in Vauban, Freiburg, Germany that runs on solar power and generates more power than it uses. (photo by Rolf Disch SolarArchitektur, © Words cannot describe how awesome this is.

DCCP Arcquitectos' rendering of Sky Condos, their proposed 20-floor residential tower in Lima, Peru. With cantilevered swimming pools and a mostly transparent exterior.

Vertiginous swimming pools will cantilever like diving boards from every apartment in this tower proposed for Lima, Peru, by Mexican studio DCPP Arquitectos.

Zwembalkons in Mumbai. Each room has its own pool. WOW!

Bandra Ohm residential tower in Mumbai, India, is designed to evoke the ripple effect generated by water droplets, also known as capillary waves. glass-walled swimming pools on the balconies.

This is not a spaceship, just a futuristic home. Created by Hornung and Jacobi Architecture of Germany, this residence appears to be an extruded prism with a ground level pool that recedes down a steep slope to showcase a unique staircase and sunken spaces all with amazing ocean views from Rhodes, Greece.

This residence appears to be an extruded prism with a ground level pool that recedes down a steep slope to showcase a unique staircase and sunken spaces all with amazing ocean views from Rhodes, Greece. [Villa F

700 year old Iranian Home

700 year old Iranian Home. Allegedly, these homes in Iran, carved out of solid rock, were built on the order of 700 years ago and are still inhabited by people who have given them modern touches (you know, the little things like and electricity)

Porsche Museum, Stuttgart by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects / Photo by Browni63 on Flickr

Architecture at its best: 35 of the most wonderful (and original) museum designs of the world

Architecture Studio X Beijing / O. Architecture Porsche Museum, Stuttgart by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects / Photo by .

Norman Foster, "Reichstag Dome", 1999, a glass dome constructed on top of the rebuilt Reichstag building, symbolizing the reunification of Germany.  A mirrored cone in the center of the dome directs sunlight into the building, so that visitors can see the working of the chamber, Berlin, Germany.

Norman Foster, "Reichstag Dome", a glass dome constructed on top of the rebuilt Reichstag building, Berlin-Germany

Snake Ranch | Bruce Goff  “Goff’s idiosyncratic floorplans, attention to spatial effect, and use of recycled and/or unconventional materials such as gilded zebrawood, cellophane strips, cake pans, glass cullet, Quonset Hut ribs, ashtrays, and white turkey feathers, challenge conventional distinctions between order and disorder.”

Bruce Goff Bruce Goff was an American architect. “Goff’s idiosyncratic floorplans, attention to spatial effect, and use of recycled and/or unconventional materials such as gilded.

The AquaDom in Berlin, Germany, is a 25 metre tall cylindrical acrylic glass aquarium with built-in transparent elevator....

The AquaDom in Berlin, Germany, is a 25 meter tall cylindrical acrylic glass aquarium with built-in transparent elevator. The AquaDom can be found at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin-Mitte.

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