Built by Conrad Hotels and located in the Maldives, the Muraka underwater hotel is a sight to behold, literally. This submarine suite is anchored 16-feet below surface, and features all that you'd expect from a 5-star hotel. Boasting a large bedroom, living room area, luxurious bathroom, and a second floor for viewing purposes. One caveat: it'll set you back a whopping $50,000 per night. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Architecture firm New Frontier was commissioned to build a tiny, yet cozy, home for international bestselling author Cornelia Funke, and the Cornelia Tiny House is the result. Despite looking like a wooden shipping container at first glance, this modern living space features a writing room, private library, and even a guest room, complete with plenty of floor-toceiling windows to let the natural light shine in. Other features include: wood floors, a living area, fold out desk, sleeping area, and a kitchenette. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
This isn't a prop from an upcoming science fiction movie, just the world's first 3D-printed stainless steel bridge by Dutch company MX3D. What made it all possible? Well, it took the company four robots, almost 10,000-pounds of stainless steel, 684-miles of wire, and 6-months of printing. It was designed by Joris Laarman Lab, and measures approximately 41 feet by 20 feet, fabricated from a new kind of steel, as 3D-printing created a ribbed surface since robots added layers upon layers. The bridge will be installed over the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in Amsterdam some time in 2019. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of sculptures that disappear into thin air.
Inspired by LEGO and IKEA's famous flat-pack furniture, the solar-powered Modul GO houseboat was designed to create an affordable way of living on water, as its modular design allows you to easily modify it according to your needs. Each one comes equipped with a living module with two rooms, a small cafe room, an equipment rental station, an extended sea plane dock, boat refueling station, and a cargo variant for transporting goods. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Tianducheng in the suburbs of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China may be a housing estate, but it's eerily similar to Paris France. Construction began around 2007, and its main attraction is a 354-foot Eiffel Tower replica (top image) 12-square-miles of Parisian-style architecture, fountains and landscaping. It opened in 2007, and can accommodate more than 10,000 residents. It was originally planned as a city for 10,000 inhabitants, but the current population is an estimated 2,000 people, many of whom are working on a nearby French-themed amusement park. Continue reading for more pictures - the top image is China, and bottom of Paris, France.
Construction of the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has begun, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. The exhibitions will explain the myths, legends, stories and portraits of people that shape societies and bring them together as one, with art from paintings and digital works to comic strips and movies like "Star Wars." The multistory 100,000-square-foot museum is designed to resemble Han Solo's Millennium Falcon spacecraft, surrounded by 11 acres of green space, underground parking, a restaurant, movie theaters and other amenities. Continue reading for two more videos, pictures and information.
ICON has developed a method to 3D print single-story 650-square-foot homes using cement in a mere 12-24 hours. Currently a 100-home community will be fabricated for residents in El Salvador next year. The Vulcan printer can print an entire home for $10,000, but eventually, the company plans to bring the cost down to just $4,000. "It's much cheaper than the typical American home. It's capable of printing a home that's 800 square feet, a significantly bigger structure than properties pushed by the tiny home movement, which top out at about 400 square feet. In contrast, the average New York apartment is about 866 square feet," said co-founder Jason Ballard. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
Fans of the Predator comic / film franchise probably know about the invisibility cloak, but now, the "Disappear Retreat" by Coulson is a real-life cabin that appears to vanish into its surroundings. Not just a decorative structure, this pre-fabricated cabin is designed to go off the grid using passive heating and cooling systems to keep the 83-square-foot living space comfortable. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Apple Park, the company's new Silicon Valley "spaceship" headquarters, is a marvel of architecture and design, as Apple's design chief, Jony Ive, led its creation. However, there's one problem...distracted employees keep walking into the building's stunning glass walls and doors. That's right, there's so much glass that even closed doors caused injuries where emergency services had to be called. Continue reading for a drone video of the campus and more information.
Your eyes aren't playing tricks, Treehotel's "The Cabin" is a real place you can book and stay at. Nestled in Sweden's Lule River Valley, this unique hotel consists of several different structures, and "The Cabin" is basically a 78 square-foot room that can comfortably accomodate two guests, complete with a rooftop terrace and functional compost toilets. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.