Here is the Wikkelhouse, a modular and ecological house made up of 90% cardboard! Designed by Dutch designers and engineers from Fiction Factory, this house consists of modules to be assembled, which makes it possible to create a customized house according to your needs.
Plumber-turned-furniture designer Fernando Abellanas has built himself a studio that acrophobes wouldn’t want to visit. Abellanas has constructed his workplace under a bridge in Valencia, Spain, and it perfectly blends into the urban setting.
The giant underground bunker comes with a whopping $17.5 MILLION price tag and is able to withstand a 20 kiloton nuclear explosion. According to the listing, the facility can survive all kinds of potential threats – including natural disasters, civil disturbances and terrorist attacks.
The father of Catalan Modernism, Antoni Gaudí, is finally getting his own museum in the newly renovated Casa Vicens. The building, Gaudí's first house, is considered one of the first examples of Art Nouveau architecture and has been closed since 2015 while being refitted as a museum. This World Heritage site will open to the public for the first time in the second half of 2017.
When you think of a castle, your imagination immediately jumps to an image of grandeur, moats, turrets and fairytale wonder. But the old saying 'good things come in small packages' can still ring true when it comes to castles, as this small but perfectly formed property demonstrates...
Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers could provide the city with a breath of fresh air, producing around 132 pounds of oxygen every day as they absorb carbon dioxide.
Manhattan’s skyline is about to get thrown for a loop – literally. Plans have officially been unveiled to construct the world’s first U-shaped skyscraper in New York City, and it’s going to push the limits of architecture above the curve.
Between his two passions, skateboarding and architecture, the talented Slovenian photographer Luke Paige decided not to choose. With his Skatehitecture or Monumental series, he stages skaters in cold and imposing urban landscapes, creating an amazing contrast between the motionless lines of architecture and the movements of its models.
The idea was inspired by the mountains that resemble a triangle, consisting of shipping containers, the hotel “Quadrum” is shaped like a pyramid. The architect Sandro Ramishvili and Irakli Eristavi are the minds behind this extraordinary creation. Built in a minimalist style, the hotel seems to repeat the local terrain, cascading down the mountainside.
What’s that? You were excited that your house had a walk-in closet? Well, perhaps it’s time to get really envious, because “100 Contemporary Houses” captures the most eye-catching avant-garde abodes across the world. Which poses the question: Can one inhabit a work of art?
For two weeks last year, Canadian photographer David Burdeny spent his nights 200 feet underground, shooting the surreal opulence of the Moscow Metro. With their ornate chandeliers, marble walls, bronze columns, and intricate mosaics, these railway stations have been likened to an “artificial underground sun.”
Architect Ricardo Bofill found this cement factory in 1973 and quickly realized its possibilities. It took him nearly 45 years to transform it into his home, but the end result looks breathtaking both from the outside and from the inside.
Although I'm a german Photographer living in Germany, I'm luckily only living around 60km from the border to the Netherlands. And it just so happens that I'm an architectural photographer as well, visiting the Netherlands ever so often.
This triangular house in Japan looks like an uninhabitable architectural experiment from the outside, but it’s actually quite spacious on the inside.
Santiago Calatrava’s Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour has broken ground, and in just a few short years, will be breaking records, too. At the ground breaking ceremony this week, officials including His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Excellency Mohammad Al Gergawi, Chairman of Dubai Holding, and Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, and Micael Calatrava, CEO of Calatrava International announced that upon its completion in 2020, the landmark observation tower will measure in at a height slightly taller than Dubai’s own Burj Khalifa, making it the tallest tower in the world.
In a move that’s going to inspire countless ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ missives, this new bar and brewery in Japan is made entirely of recycled rubbish. Far from looking a dump, the building is a simple, stunning example of what can be achieved with a little know-how and a lot of old materials.
The Hjertefølger family began their experiment in sustainable living in 2013, when they moved to Sandhornøya Island in the Arctic Circle to build their home. There, they constructed a three story cob house from sustainable materials like sand and clay. To protect their beautiful home from the elements, they encased the whole thing in a solar geodesic dome from Solardome, lending the building a retrofuturist vibe, like something out of a 1950's brochure on space colonies.
Seemingly floating among the forest canopy of pine trees in Northern Sweden, Snøhetta Architects has completed ‘The 7th Room’, their addition to the famous Mirrorcube treehotel experience.