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Melissa Joan Hart's Gingerbread Architects

Melissa Joan Hart Gingerbread ArchitectsMelissa Joan Hart may keep a lovely home, but her boys actually build them!

Braydon and Mason design and build homes for the less fortunate. Mostly orphans. Named Hansel and Gretel!

Mel shared this pic of her little baker boys on Thursday. She tweeted:

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Roof Over Ice Hockey Rink Collapses!

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Ho. Ly. Shiz!

This is so freakin' scary!

The roof of an ice hockey rink in Námestovo, Slovakia collapsed on Thursday just SECONDS after a youth team scattered off the ice to safety — and it was all caught on tape!

Former NHL forward Richard Zednik was actually skating with the kids when it happened and it is absolutely terrifying to watch, so we can't imagine being there!

Apparently the roof had too much snow on top of it and could not support the weight. Thank goodness nobody was hurt, but this should definitely teach architects a valuable lesson when designing structures that will be subject to winter weather.

Check out the entire collapse in the video above!

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NYC Bachelor Builds A Slide Between His Apartments

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So Pimp!

Check out the photos (above) of a totally awesome inter-apartment slide that an NYC man built with the help of Turett Collaborative Architects.

Here's what the architects had to say about their accomplishment:

"TCA has had a lot of experience connecting smaller apartments together into a seamless whole, but this adventurous client requested something we'd never seen before. In a newly constructed multi-residential development, in the East Village of NYC, TCA had the opportunity to meet a unique client's desire to combine two penthouse condos… with a helical slide."

"In this transformation, two identical 1-bedroom units, one atop the other, were combined into a duplex 2-bedroom home with the option to descend in the usual way on a new Italian-made "Rintal" stair, or more speedily, in a seated position, careening through the new double-height atrium."

"The half-tube stainless steel slide starts on the top floor near the office, and lands below near both the living and dining areas. The sculptural slide is housed in a newly created 18’ tall double-height space, which includes custom designed glass railings. The image of the stainless steel curves in front of the oversized window to the city beyond, to say nothing of the irrepressible glee of grown adults on the slide, is surprisingly poetic; with careful detailing, the playground element is an unexpectedly elegant addition to the space."

"Upon completion, the owner enjoys not only the newly combined total of 2,400 square feet, but also a new game room, office, putting green on the terrace, and of course, the slide."

HOW COOL?!?!?! We want this place for ourselves!

Then again…who wouldn't?

[Images via Turrett Collaborative Artists.]

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