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Heading into our home search, my fiancé Brian and I had a lot of goals: a fixer-upper with high ceilings, a good price, a small yard, and, most importantly, a three-car garage or a place in the back for a workspace. But at the end of the search, we got a grand total of two of those things. And one was not the garage space.


If you watch a TV show long enough, the home becomes a character in itself. You start remembering the little details of each room, what scenes happened where, and start feeling like their home is just an extension of your house. Yeah, I remember the pool in Breaking Bad and definitely the dining table. Of course, I've been to Arrested Development's model home and done morphine at Mr Robot's apartment. Here's a collection of floor plans from popular TV shows like those. You'll feel right at... home.


The Japanese retailer Muji has built a cult following by offering nearly any object you could want in your home for not much money and proportionately great design. Now, the company is offering one more item to its line of 7500 housewares: actual houses. And there's a very good economic reason for the ambitious new venture.


Mud huts are normally associated with the most basic level of just-scraping-by living: utilitarian, cheap, but hardly the height of design (or even comfort). The Nka Foundation wondered what would happen if the mud hut was modernised: same basic materials, same low cost, but 21st century techniques.


On paper, the concept of land ownership sounds very simple — you pay money and in return you're given unfettered access to a predetermined amount of land. But how much of that land do you actually own? Do you own the sky above it? How about the land below it? What about all the animals that may live there; do you own those too? All of these questions and more define what exactly it means to "own" a piece of land. Surprisingly, many of the answers aren't well defined from a legal standpoint as you'll soon see.


It's no secret that Europe is full of magical places. However, you're probably never going to stay in Windsor Castle or sleep in Rapunzel's tower. You might, however, enjoy a similar brush with a fairy tale thanks to this architecture-loving travel agency in Germany.


The name of this home perched on the cliffs of Zapallar, Chile, is the Catch the Views House. If it was mine, I would rename it The Dream. Created by LAND Arquitectos, they said it was designed to "catch as many views as possible". They succeeded.


Living in a glass house is cool, but it has its own inconveniences. That's why this sliding roof is such a good idea. It gives you privacy, protects you from the heat in summer and the cold in winter. So when the weather is perfect and no one is looking you know what to do.


The rest of the world may think of the US as a nation full of oversized people living in oversized houses, but the AIA Chicago wants to change the perception that American architecture is always too big. Its Small Projects Award (tagline: Not Everyone Needs a Skyscraper) focuses on something most other award programs neglect: tiny buildings.


The world is running out of space. Truth be told, the world is running out of a lot of things, but some very simple tweaks to our lifestyle could make the space issue less of an problem. That's why students at the Savannah College of Art and Design built the SCADpad. It's tiny. It's cheap. And it's actually kind of cool-looking.


When Los Angeles's most expensive house went up for sale at $US125 million, no one expected it to go for that price in a million years. Well, someone, identified only as a "French billionaire", has bought said house for only slightly less that that figure: $US102 million. And just to rub it in, the dude paid cash.