These $2 Million Hurricane-Proof Floating Homes Will Go on Sale Next Year

These $2 Million Hurricane-Proof Floating Homes Will Go on Sale Next Year

00 In the wake of the worst Atlantic hurricane season for a long time. Architects and urban planners are scrambling to storm-proof cities to minimize both loss of life and loss of property. New technology and processes will be required to protect land and infrastructure from the powerful water and wind associated with these catastrophic weather events. Source: Arkup Architect, Koen Olthuis has teamed up with a housing startup to develop a hurricane proof house, that ditches land in favor of an…

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13 Futuristic Airport Designs

13 Futuristic Airport Designs

00 Modern airports tend to push the limits of architectural design, but the following 13 are something else. Here are 13 of the most ambitious futuristic airport designs we’ve ever seen. The following are in no particular order and are far from exhaustive. 1. Pulkovo Airport, Russia We’ll kick off our list of futuristic airport designs with this beauty. The main terminal to this building will be the first thing the estimated 12 million visitors will see on…

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This Self-Taught Designer Built an Incredible Secret Office Beneath a Busy Bridge

This Self-Taught Designer Built an Incredible Secret Office Beneath a Busy Bridge

00 A plumber-turned-furniture designer has built himself a secret studio under a public bridge in Valencia, Spain. Fernando Abellanas designed and built the compact space himself using his knowledge of design and adventurous spirit to create a unique working area. [Image Source: JoseMP/Vimeo] While he won’t disclose the exact location of his ‘office’ he explains he isn’t worried about people finding it. “The project is an ephemeral intervention,” he explains, “[It will remain] until someone finds it and decides…

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Tesla Creates a Futuristic ‘Tiny House’ to Show off Its Energy Products

Tesla Creates a Futuristic ‘Tiny House’ to Show off Its Energy Products

00 Tesla’s energy division is touring around Australia to educate the public on how to be self-sufficient in producing sustainable electrical power for their homes. The ‘Tiny House‘ mobile unit, towed by a Model X, is aimed to showcase Tesla’s renewable energy solutions to the vast Australian market. Tesla is attempting to provide an effective and reliable power storage system to the country’s domestic sector as well as on a national grid level. [Image Source: ArchiBlox]…

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The Ancient Man-Made Longyou Caves Surrounded in Mystery

The Ancient Man-Made Longyou Caves Surrounded in Mystery

00  In the village of Shiyan Beicun deep in the Zhejiang province of China sits the Longyou caves. These caves were left undiscovered for millennia until one local man decided to test the validity of the local legend. Myths about the local ponds’ “bottomless” properties were the talk of local lore for as long as anyone could remember. One man decided that this myth finally had to be put to the test, so he rallied…

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Scottish Owners Converted This Old Helicopter into a Stunning Mini Hotel Suite

Scottish Owners Converted This Old Helicopter into a Stunning Mini Hotel Suite

00 When most think of “helicopter” and “Scotland” in the same sentence, it’s normally as a helicopter tour of scenic Scotland. However, one innovative group decided to change that thinking entirely. They repurposed a decommissioned helicopter and converted it into a luxury stay. [Image Source HelicopterGlamping] The team at Helicopter Glamping bought an old Sea King helicopter at auction. (“Glamping,” for those unfamiliar, means “glamorous camping.”) The Sea King, decommissioned in 2002, cost £7,000in the March 2016…

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8 of the Craziest Construction Project Proposals in History

8 of the Craziest Construction Project Proposals in History

00 We’ll waste no time and just get stuck in, we know you are busy people. The following list is not a top ten or in any particular order. So without further ado here is our list of the craziest construction project proposals in history. Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments below. 1. Freedom Ship Originally proposed in the 1990’s, the Freedom ship definitely qualifies as one of the craziest construction project proposals…

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Dubai to Add the World’s First Rotating Skyscraper to Its Skyline by 2020

Dubai to Add the World’s First Rotating Skyscraper to Its Skyline by 2020

00 Dubai will be home to the first rotating skyscraper, dubbed the “Dynamic Tower” which is expected to be completed in 2020. The 42-meter skyscraper will be made of a series of 80-story-high rotating condos each costing a whopping $30 million. [Image Source: Your Discovery Science via YouTube] The Architect David Fisher, an Israeli-Italian architect, is planning the first ever rotating skyscraper in Dubai. First proposed in 2008, the “Dynamic Tower” is the “first building designed in four dimensions”, said Fisher. “In other…

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The 10 Coolest Bridges That Cross Borders

The 10 Coolest Bridges That Cross Borders

00 Who doesn’t like bridges? They’re so useful when it comes to cutting travel times or having to carry your car across water of course. Today we are not going to talk about records because we are here to find out the 10 coolest bridges that cross borders. It goes without saying that this list purely concentrates on ten handpicked bridges that cross borders, not the best, biggest, most expensive toll, etc. We’ve tried to…

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Meet KODA, the Fancy Solar-Powered House that Moves with You

Meet KODA, the Fancy Solar-Powered House that Moves with You

00 Thanks to a group of designers, you can now live in the same house wherever you go. Meet KODA, a portable, freestanding home you can assemble and disassemble as often as you want. Koda was recently awarded the silver medal at American Architecture Prize for Interior Design, and it’s easy to see why. A KODA home could be used as anything. A lakeside summer house, a cozy café, workshop or studio, an office, or even a classroom. The possibilities…

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