Always wanted your own Hobbit Home? Then look no further than the Magic Green Home, a tiny 400-square-foot abode that is not only eco-friendly, but energy-efficient, while having all the amenities of a conventional house. These prefabricated structures boast vaulted panels, which are then covered with soil, to create flexible green-roofed living spaces with a Tolkienesque charm. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Christoph Kaiser, a talented architect, took on a 1950s-era grain silo for his latest project, converting it into a luxurious modern home fit for a magazine. The home is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and the corrugated-steel silo was tall enough to build a two-story dwelling within its cylindrical walls, complete with modern decor. It all began when Kaiser purchased a dismantled 1955 grain silo online from a Kansas farmer, and after arriving, modifications were made during the reassembly process - including custom doors / windows, 10-inches of spray insulation, and a fresh paint job. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
This looks like a mysterious black box at first, but once it unfolds, you'll want to spend all day reading there. AKB, a famed architecture studio, created the "Story Pod", and placed the box on Main Street in the town of Newmarket, Toronto. Despite how it looks, its sole purpose is an exchange where guests are able to trade books, or just lounge around on the built-in seating for hours on end. When closed, the slats look like an opaque wall, but they reveal book shelves when the openings are widened. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
If money is no object and you demand nothing but the most unique garage for your supercars, then look no further than House in the Hill by Only Victories. This luxurious home is built around central stacking glass garage, with two floors stretching outwards from either side, allowing for easy viewing. Floor-to-ceiling windows adorn the front, providing breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean, while wood-clad walls and ceilings keep things warm. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Godzilla virtual reality simulator.
At first, it looks like a giant vertical forest, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that people are actually living inside this luxurious 117-meter tall residential skyscraper. Designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri, "La Tour des Cedres" (The Cedar Trees Tower) will be constructed in Lausanne, Switzerland, and boast more than 100 cedar trees, 6,000 shrubs, along with 18,000 plants, for a total green space of approximately 3,000 square meters. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Sometimes, less is more, and that is definitely true with "Woody", a custom-built 236-square-foot cabin that doubles as a luxurious trailer. It features all the amenities you expect to find a in a normal home, including a cedar exterior, lofted bed, refrigerator, kitchenette set, sliding glass doors, dual skylights and plenty of lounging space bathed in natural light. Continue reading for more tiny homes.
Oppidum, located in the heart of the Czech Republic, looks like a normal home up top, but go underground, and you'll find a sprawling 323,000-square-foot bunker. This was built on the site of a former military bunker, and is currently the largest private shelter in the world, complete with private helipad, luxury underground living rooms and a secret corridor connecting the buildings above with those below. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Stargazers rejoice! Forget having to spend thousands renovating your home, simply install a "More Sky" window. Designed by architect and designer Aldana Ferrer Garcia, this creation lets you view the sky by simply twisting and expanding, as their frame transforms from standard window into a unique space for relaxing. It works with existing types of windows for easy installation while being contoured for the human body. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Alexandru Tohotan and Zoltan Zelenyak of "The 6th Sense Interiors" have opened Enigma Cafe, the world's first steampunk-themed bar, in Cluj, Romania. In addition to the numerous kinetic sculptures - artworks in constant motion from light and ceiling fixtures, customers will also find gigantic wall clocks, rotating wheels, metallic flowers opening up on the ceiling, a live moving bird as well as a Giger-inspired robot on a bike. Continue reading for more pictures and a few animated GIFs.
If price is no object, and survival is key, the Vivos Europa One underground bunker complex is exactly what you've been waiting for. Created by California entrepreneur Robert Vicino, this five-star shelter is located in the German village of Rothenstein. Each family will be provided with a private 2,500-square-foot apartment that can be fully-customized their own specifications. Whether it be a bedroom with giant displays to project the ocean, or a pool, theater and deluxe bathroom, anything is possible within reason. They will also have access to a hospital, several restaurants and a bakery. To ensure that everything runs smoothly, there are roadways, a wine cellar, prayer rooms, classrooms, a television station and a detention center within the complex. Interested families will first have to pay a base sum for their apartment, and then share of the costs for managing the complex (staff, maintenance, etc.). Continue reading for lots more pictures and information.