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When the design of a building goes down the toilet
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A sparkling new university building in China looks like enormous toilet.

Located in Heinan, China, it is part of the university complex of (oh irony) the North China University of Water Conservancy and Electric Power.

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The architecture giants at Agence Chartier Corbasson have imagined a design feat worthy of a green future.

Their new, London-based conceptual project, "Organic Skyscraper," proposes a high-rise building built from the recycled materials of its residents. The building would essentially "grow" vertically as inhabitants discarded waste like plastic bottles and paper, their garbage turning into insulated panels for floors to come.


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The Keret House is the world's narrowest house designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny and situated in a 3-foot-wide gap between two buildings in Warsaw, Poland. As one can imagine, the wedged home is not without its shortcomings (no windows, ladder access only and very tiny appliances) but at least there's sunlight exposure, thanks to its semi-transparent, polycarbonate walls and ceiling. The Keret House will serve as a temporary home for traveling writers. Interested in moving in? Check out this video of the interior view.

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