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    Top 10 articles for May: From the world's weirdest buildings to designing for an Australian lifestyle in Canada

    With May behind us, let’s take a look at the top 10 stories covered throughout the month. Click on the title to read the full story, and let us know which ones were your favourites – or what else we should have covered.

    1. Weird architecture: World's top 10 most unique buildings

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    Let's take a look at some of the world's "weirdest" architecture.

    2. Sustainable “hovering cube” architecture defies gravity

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    North Avoca Studio sits cantilevered on a hill, seeming to float above lush greenery and ocean views. 

    3. Design competition to reimagine the typical Australian house

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    Six design teams from Woods Bagot’s Melbourne studio are competing in an internal ideas and design competition to reimagine the “cookie cutter” homes of housing estates. 

    4. Energy-efficient Blue Mountains home with Sydney Harbour views

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    Perched on the eastern spur of Linden in the lower Blue Mountains, sat a project home partially completed in 2003. The new owners, a young couple, decided after suffering through several cold winters that it was time to renovate the house into a thermally comfortable family home.

    5. Bulleen House challenges the traditional suburban home

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    This untraditional house in Melbourne features a narrow design, passive solar techniques and lush garden views. 

    6. G'day House: Designing for an Australian lifestyle in Canada

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    Designed for an Australian expatriate family, G'day House explores Australian design elements in a Canadian context. 

    7. From drug den to sustainable, light-filled family home

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    A Stanmore terrace house was transformed from a run-down drug den to a contemporary, light-filled and sustainable family home. 

    8. Unique modular design system creates mid-century modern-inspired home

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    A couple has created a Kaufmann House-inspired design using a map-based modular design system by mishack. 

    9. Californian bungalow gets a contemporary light-filled extension

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    A Californian bungalow in Melbourne has received a contemporary renovation and light-filled extension. 

    10. Rural architecture “connects with the earth and heavens”

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    Tucks Ridge House is a modern rural dwelling of modest scope and elegant simplicity, with a profound relationship to the landscape. 

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