China Opens “Hello Kitty” Theme Park but it Cost $325M to Build

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Attendants arrive at an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. With an investment of $325 million, Hello Kitty Park will be China’s first large scale amusement park scheduled to open to the public on New Year’s day. According to state media, there are nearly 60 theme parks being built across China at the moment. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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Neutral Bay House Fully Refurbished, New South Wales, Australia

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The Neutral Bay House was built somewhere in the 1920’s though almost 100 years later the refurbishment needed to be in a structural rather than aesthetic way. The goal was to accommodate the needs of a young family. They needed to enjoy sunlight, to have readily access to the garden and in general to use every inch of the house. The objectives for the client were fully met: the result is astonishing. The wide glass partitions were the trick to allow sunlight in the house. When opened, the garden becomes part of the house as the family expressed from the beginning. In adition to that the furniture matches perfectly with the surroundings of the house. Daniel and Catherine did their magic. Enjoy.

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Broad Ripple Bungalow by HAUS

Broad Ripple Bungalow by HAUS

Interior designers from HAUS completely redesigned this 1920s bungalow situated in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.

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House Hohlen by Jochen Specht

House Hohlen by Jochen Specht

Situated on a hill above Dornbirn, Austria, this modern single family house was designed in 2014 by Jochen Specht.

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Bowler Residence by Tim Stewart Architects

Bowler Residence by Tim Stewart Architects

Designed by Tim Stewart Architects, this contemporary two-storey residence is situated in Paddington, Queensland, Australia.

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Miami Beach Residence by New Stone Age

Miami Beach Residence by New Stone Age

This luxurious single family residence designed by New Stone Age is situated in Miami Beach, Florida, United States.

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Flemington Residence by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

Flemington Residence by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

Designed by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design, this modern single family residence is situated in Flemington, Melbourne, Australia.

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Loft in Rome by Angelo Luigi Tartaglia

Loft in Rome by Angelo Luigi Tartaglia

Located in Rome, Italy, this inspiring loft apartment was designed in 2013 by Angelo Luigi Tartaglia.

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Muskoka Cottage by Lischkoff Design Planning

Muskoka Cottage by Lischkoff Design Planning

This contemporary cottage designed by Lischkoff Design Planning is located in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.

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Villa in La Baule

Villa in La Baule

This contemporary single family residence is situated in La Baule, Brittany, France.

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Villa in Lake Garda by Moessmer

Villa in Lake Garda by Moessmer

Situated in Lake Garda, Italy, this elegant lakeside residence was designed by Moessmer.

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Agalarov Estate Villa by SL* Project

Agalarov Estate Villa by SL* Project

Luxurious single family residence designed by SL* Project located near Moscow, Russia.

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Framestore offices by David Howell Design & RAC Design Build, Los Angeles

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Framestore moves out West. DHD has designed the previous 4 spaces occupied by Framestore in NYC SoHo district. We were asked to design the LA (Helm’s Ave / Culver City) location and collaborate with local architects RAC. The industrial building we converted had a past life as a fabric fire-retardant workshop, specializing in fire protection for the airline industry. The 50’ high tower, now a conference room and roof top hangout was where they hung the treated fabric to dry. Design features include defunct parking meters and NYC subway strap hangers. The client lounge has 2 period TWA business class seats, complete with ashtrays. Occupation May 2013.

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Penthouse in Val-d’Isère by Jorge Grasso

Penthouse in Val-d'Isère by Jorge Grasso

Located in Val-d’Isère, France, this warm penthouse apartment was designed by Jorge Grasso.

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Casa JC by Xsche* Taller de Arquitectura

Casa JC by Xsche* Taller de Arquitectura

This 1,076 sq ft eclectic apartment designed by Xsche* Taller de Arquitectura is located in a residential zone in Madrid, Spain.

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