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    Amazing Stone Hideaway in New Zealand by Murray Cockburn

    Architect Murray Cockburn created this lovely hideaway in Arthurs Point, New Zealand. Designed with environmental considerations in mind, Kohara Lodge is built of natural schist stone and recycled railway timbers. The owner’s wish was to preserve the natural landscape as much as possible, so the architect incorporated the natural hillside into the building’s design and [...]

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    A Building of Stone and Sea Air

    On the bleak coast of Peru, Mexico City’s JSª architects have “excavated” what they call El 22. This structure housing four apartments from which to view the ocean is apparently hewn out of the same stone as we see in the rocky promontory across the bay. Like the rooftop floor above, each floor down is [...]

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    10,000 Square Foot Underground Bunker Will Remain Forever

    Here’s a modern building that is entirely stone, from Longhi Architects. Because it is entirely constructed of stone, it will last thousands of years. It’s also almost entirely underground, which will make it able to withstand extreme climate change in the meantime. Stone buildings last centuries. That’s why we still can see the remnants of [...]

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