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A conceptual tubular glass house enclosing a mature fir tree at the centre may finally become a reality now that potential investors have been found. Tree in the House is designed by Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov of A Masow Architects as an inverted treehouse, intended to provide an escape from th

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The Chartered Institute of Building has developed a competition that challenges Minecraft players to come up with imaginative solutions to future housing needs. With more than 70 million copies sold, Minecraft has taken the online gaming world by storm and the CIOB aims to recognise its potential to

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Construction work to upgrade Central Scotland’s motorway network on the M74 near Hamilton has unearthed a rare archaeological discovery, including remnants of a medieval village and a collection of medieval coins believed to date from the 10th or 11th Century. The discovery was made on the verge o

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Perth and Kinross Council has changed the definition of a pothole so that it does not have to repair so many. The Scotsman reports that the local authority has declared potholes must now be more than 59mm deep – 50 per cent more than previously – before it considers filling them.

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The famous R W Forsyth Sphere is to be restored more than four years after it was removed from the roof of Topshop on Princes Street. The intricate item, which dates back more than a century and displays the signs of the zodiac, was removed from the A-listed building four years ago for repairs.

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A glass-enclosed "skyslide" is being added to the US Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, offering thrill seekers the opportunity to glide down the building's exterior, Dezeen has reported. Called Skyslide, the glass chute will measure 14 metres in length and 1.2 metres in width, and will be installe

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Local enthusiasts take part in a re-enactment of the battle in July each year A metal detecting survey on the site of the Battle of Killiecrankie - part of the Scottish Government’s work to dual the A9 – has unearthed dozens of items linked to the famous 1689 skirmish.

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Aberdeen councillor Ian‎ Yuill has urged has urged the city council to take action after he discovered that a contractor was holding a lamppost on the city’s Hammersmith Road in place with a piece of rope. Liberal Democrat Yuill said: "I couldn't believe what I saw as I was walking along Hammers

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A metalcore band called Architects has been reported to the Architects’ Registration Board for misuse of title, Building Design has reported. A cheeky email from retired architect Ray Bryant pointed out that none of the members of the Brighton band was on the Arb register, but they have been using

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People in China are being encouraged to opt for vertical burial or cremation under new government funeral guidelines aimed at coping with land scarcity. It's hoped the guidance, issued by nine government departments, will promote environmentally friendly forms of burial that take up little or no lan

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A construction worker from Cary, Illinois has won $250,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Daniel Raudebaugh, 69, has lived in Cary for 25 years and decided to purchase an Illinois Lottery Lucky Loot ticket while stopping to get gas while on his way home from work. He plans to use his winnings to p

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