Expertly blending the minimalist aesthetics of traditional Japanese architecture with modern sensibilities to meet the needs of contemporary residents, architect Tomohiro Hata graces each of his cleverly-designed homes with his own distinctive style. Haha is particularly skilled at producing sunny, airy residences that feel luxurious, dynamic and fresh despite tight budgets, challenging sites and building regulations.Click Here to Read the Rest of This Article
Suspended: 13 Hung-Out-To-Dry Abandoned Cable Cars
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Mystery Oreo Vault in NYC Takes You on a Weird Tasty Trip
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McSki: Lovin’ It at a Ski-Through McDonalds in Sweden
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Scratched Out: Nine Nifty Closed & Abandoned Nail Salons
Once prettily painted, polished and popular, these closed and abandoned nail salons won't be doing any more filing unless it's in bankruptcy court.