April 15, 2021

Homeowners Remove Old Floor and Discover Giant Hand-Painted Monopoly Board Underneath

From dated tiles to antique windows, many old houses have unusual features that tell their history. However, some of these characteristics remain hidden until the new residents decide to make some home improvements. Redditor Yamaha234 recently shared a now-viral photo of what his in-laws found after they ripped up old carpet in their home. They discovered a giant Monopoly board painted underneath. The room-sized Monopoly board is based on the classic U.S.

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January 24, 2021

Sunflower-Inspired House Moves Towards the Sun Just Like Plants Do

The hallmark of modernism in the 20th century was the idea that “form follows function.” Now, architect Koichi Takada is challenging designers to create a new architectural movement focused on environmental responsibility. He believes that in this new style, “form follows nature.” His Sunflower House responds to this call as a single-family home designed to create its own energy.

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April 13, 2020

Architects Build One Long Stairway Through Entire Home to Unite Family

Faced with designing a multigenerational home in Tokyo, Japanese design studio Nendo came up with a clever solution. In order to unite the households, while still giving them space, they have run a faux staircase through the aptly named Stairway House. Climbing up all levels of the building and running into the front yard, this sculptural stairway is a dramatic tool to bring together all members of the family.

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