Wayde King and Brett Raymer, hosts of Animal Planet's Tanked show, created this unique bed a while back, but now new images have surfaced online. This stunning headboard tank holds approximately 650-gallons of salt water that house an assortment of fish behind the transparent panes. It takes "sleeping with the fishes" to a whole new level. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Klementium is a historic complex of buildings in Prague, and currently serves as the National Library of the Czech Republic. Its history dates from the existence of a chapel dedicated to Saint Clement in the 11th century. A Dominican monastery was founded in the medieval period, which was transformed in 1556 to a Jesuit college. The oldest weather recording in the area of the Czech lands started in Clementinum in the year 1775. The recording continues through the present day. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Troll A platform is a condeep offshore natural gas platform, and the tallest structure that has ever been moved to another position, relative to the surface of the Earth. It's also among the largest and most complex engineering projects in history. The platform was a televised sensation when it was towed into the North Sea in 1996, where it is now operated by Statoil. Continue reading for more.
The Oresund is basically a double-track railway and motorway bridge across the Oresund strait between Scania and Denmark. The bridge runs nearly 5-miles from the Swedish coast to the artificial island of Peberholm, which lies in the middle of the strait. The crossing of the strait is completed by a 4km underwater tunnel, called the Drogden Tunnel, from Peberholm to the Danish island of Amager. It's the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
Architecture student Hank Buititta decided to transform an old school bus into one of the coolest mobile homes you'll ever see for his thesis project at the University of Minnesota. He teamed up with his friends, and found the perfect project vehicle on Craigslist, which was then fully gutted. The next step was to install a custom interior, complete with a modular living environment that includes a kitchen, bathroom, beds, storage space and even reclaimed gymnasium wood. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
Located at the very top of a 49-story building in beautiful Monaco, this multi-level penthouse spans a gargantuan 33,000-square-feet, but all of that comes at an even more insane price: $250-million USD. For that, you get 6 bedrooms, an infinity pool, complete with a water slide from the second balcony and more living space than you know what to do with. It's touted as the world's most expensive penthouse apartment, but we all know that it won't hold the title for long, especially with all the new construction in NYC. Continue reading for more pictures.
You may have heard about the world's thinnest house, but the Keret House in Poland has finally been completed. Nestled in between two buildings and masterminded by designer Jackub Szczesny, this structure measures just under 5-feet at its widest point, and spans 44-square-feet. Despite its minuscule size, it comes equipped with a functional kitchen, bedroom and even bathroom. Continue reading for more fascinating pictures.
The MirrorCube looks like some sort of optical illusion at first, but it's actually just one of the coolest tree hotels you'll ever come across. Nestled in a beautiful Harads, Sweden forest, this mind-boggling structure was designed by the team at Tham & Videgard architects, consisting of a lightweight aluminum that features walls made of reflective glass, helping the structure blend in with the surrounding nature. Continue reading for two ore videos and additional information.
Looking like something straight from a story book, this house, nicknamed the "Dr. Seuss House," in Willow, Alsaka, appears to have been built by an individual who wanted to have expansive views of Denali. Why is this house so tall? Well, the owner wanted to maintain the beautiful mountain views, so he kept on building vertically as the trees around the house got taller. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
There's been a lot of talk about tiny homes recently, and Barry Jackson's creation definitely deserves a place on the list. Called HiveHaus, this modular, beehive-like home comes flat-packed, and ready to assemble. Want to add more rooms? Simply purchase another module. That's right, the individual hexagon-shaped cells can be customized to your liking, and then connected. Each cell spans 100-square-feet that's enclosed by floor and walls made of 3.93 inch insulated timber frames. The inner / outer panels are strengthened with polyurethane foam, and "powder coated steel facing laminate" for added safety. You can add solar panels, composting toilets, rainwater harvesting and lots more. Continue reading for a time-lapse video and more pictures of the interior.