Hobbitats

Fantasy forest retreats deliver surreal abodes that are one with nature
Implications - Films like 'Avatar' and the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy have inspired a deep nostalgia for nature. Architecture that shuns traditional aesthetics and blends in with its surroundings appeals to environmentalists who yearn to escape crowded cityscapes in favor of a woodland or forest abode.
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BizArchitecture - Alien Architecture, Gravity-Defying Homes and Giant Rabbits
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Viral 60,306 Clicks Pub: Feb 23, 09
BizArchitecture
Alien Architecture, Gravity-Defying Homes and Giant Rabbits
Alien architecture, gravity-defying homes, giant rabbits. Today we hunt: BizArchitecture. 10. Architecture that is quite literally revolutionary.  Including the: a Rotating House; Moving Architecture;… [More]
Modular Igloos - Styrofoam Dome Houses
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Viral 115,148 Clicks Pub: Aug 12, 08
Modular Igloos
Styrofoam Dome Houses
No, these are not hobbit homes but modular kit homes made from 7 inch thick styrofoam. The Japan Dome House Co. Ltd makes these homes with a cluster of them already at the Aso Farm Land resort village… [More]
Cocoon Architecture - The Villa Val Slope-Side Luxury Dwelling
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Viral 97,329 Clicks Pub: Dec 19, 09
Cocoon Architecture
The Villa Val Slope-Side Luxury Dwelling
Gorgeous views, natural light and modern luxury would describe this pragmatic unobtrusive development known as Villa Val. Designed by Bjarne Mastenbroek & Christian Müller, this slope side creation… [More]
Hobbit-Style Architecture - Low Impact Woodland Homes Built With Surrounding Nature
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V. Hot 166,157 Clicks Pub: Jan 18, 09
Hobbit-Style Architecture
Low Impact Woodland Homes Built With Surrounding Nature
This adorable little house is the ultimate in self-made architecture. The Wales hideaway was actually built by the family that lives in it, a four month, £3,000 (about $4,425 U.S.) project. The grass-covered… [More]
Real Life Hobbit Havens - The Habitable Polyhedron is a Family Retreat Playhouse
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V. Hot 63,103 Clicks Pub: Sep 22, 09
Real Life Hobbit Havens
The Habitable Polyhedron is a Family Retreat Playhouse
A haven created with new parents in mind, the Habitable Polyhedron is a geometric ball of calm. Despite intentions, however, it looks more like a Hobbit home than anything else and can probably better… [More]
Jungle Architecture - The Lofted Forest Home by Rover Harvey Oshatz Inspired by Music
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V. Hot 82,824 Clicks Pub: Apr 29, 09
Jungle Architecture
The Lofted Forest Home by Rover Harvey Oshatz Inspired by Music
Meet the Lofted Forest Home. Living in treehouses isn't just a childhood fantasy -- it's a reality for a growing number of people. Elevated arboreal architecture is something that merges the love of lofts… [More]
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