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The most exceptional new homes in North America, according to architects

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

The American Institute of Architects has named the 11 winners of its 2018 Housing Awards .
These buildings won the prestigious recognition for exceptional designs that emphasize sustainability and are well integrated into surrounding environments. The jury - which consisted of five longtime architects - gave the awards to homes in four categories: one- and two-family custom residences; one- and two-family production homes; multifamily housing; and specialized housing.
Check the winners out below. Dubbed the Ghost Wash House, this residence sits along the hillside of Camelback Mountain in...
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Here are the winners of the 2018 Nebula Awards

Here are the winners of the 2018 Nebula Awards

3 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is currently holding its annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend, and last night, the organization announced the winners of its prestigious Nebula Awards.
N.K. Jemisin's The Stone Sky won the award for best novel. It's the final installment of her Broken Earth trilogy, about a far-future Earth that experiences periodic, devastating apocalyptic events, and it's a work that establishes Jemisin as one of fantasy's best writers working right now. Other winners included Martha Wells' first Murderbot book, All Systems Red...
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