Fun-filled Union House is child’s play

A slide, nets, a climbing wall, and a hidden entrance: it sounds like the description of a kid's playground, but it's actually the latest residential project by Austin Maynard Architects, a family home in Melbourne, Australia, called Union House.

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Kibus automatically serves up hot meals … for dogs

While some dog owners feed their pooches raw food instead of kibble, others have switched to dehydrated dog food. The Spanish-designed Kibus device works with the latter, automatically rehydrating it with hot water and serving it at meal times.

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Atari Hotels line gets 1UP with new Las Vegas building

It's a tough time to launch a new hotel and you could be forgiven for wondering if the Atari Hotels line would be quietly dropped. Instead it continues to build momentum, with Gensler now involved and some renders of a hotel in Las Vegas revealed.

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Compact French tiny house goes big on light and views

French tiny houses are a tough sell for all but the most dedicated downsizers, but this one by Baluchon is one of the more practical examples. It fits a home for two into 6-m-long proportions and has generous glazing, including a large skylight.

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Exod pumps and pitches its inflatable ground + tree tent

Back in April, we took a look at the French-designed Exod Home, an innovative inflatable hammock-tent for backcountry or frontcountry glamping. Exod is now chasing crowdfunding dollars in hopes of getting the Home, now called the Ark, to market.

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Gait-analyzing wearable sensors could save users a visit to the clinic

Presently, in order to get a detailed analysis of their walking gait, patients have to travel to a clinic where they walk on a pressure-sensitive mat. That could be about to change, though, thanks to a new wearable system.

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Snøhetta’s city hall is a sustainable take on traditional Korean design

Snøhetta nods to the past and plans for the future with its new city hall development in South Korea. The project will riff on traditional Korean design and incorporate sustainable features like solar power and rainwater collection.

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Breakaway exercise bike folds down small when not needed

Exercise bikes may offer a great form of exercise, but the things can get in the way. The Breakaway Bike is designed with that in mind, as it folds down into a package that's about the size of a carry-on bag.

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Hardy tiny house offers extra living space and a whole lot of storage

Last year, we reported on the Noyer, which, like all Minimaliste's tiny houses, is built for extremes in heat and cold. The Canadian firm has now unveiled an updated take on the model which boosts storage and living space.

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Ultraviolet LEDs proposed for skin-safe vitamin D production

Even though we're warned about the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight, they're essential for the production of vitamin D in the body. Now, scientists are claiming that UV LEDs could serve as a safe alternative to sunlight.

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