Wander deep into the New York State woods in the dead of winter, and you may stumble upon the Hemmelig Rom - Norwegian for secret room. It may look menacing at first, but step inside, and you'll be greeted with a cozy wood-burning stove, floor-to-ceiling window, and more books than you'll be able to read in a winter. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Sometimes, less is more, but when you really want to get away from it all, and don't mind a lack of privacy, this pyramid bedroom in the forest should do the trick. Simply put, it's stylish, yet basic, place to rest your head for the night, with absolutely no luxurious amenities, besides a steel frame and plenty of windows to let natural light flow in. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Architecture firm BIG connected a few shipping containers over water, and what did they create? Urban Rigger, a series of interconnected shipping containers designed to float in urban harbors, priced from just $600 per month for students. These solar-powered units offer waterfront living at a fraction of the normal cost, with its 680-square-meter modular design consists of 9 stacked shipping container units. Each shipping container dorm houses 12 students, complete with their own bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. Click here to view more images of the floating housing. Continue reading for a more in-depth video and information.
Designed by Tangram 3DS, the "Stingray Floating House," is fit for a Bond villain, and set to be located on the Aegean Sea. As you can see in the images above, the carport / driveway is situated in the stinger area, while the main structure is a modern 2-story home with sweeping Mediterranean Sea views. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Artist and designer Alexandre Chapelin spent 1.5-years researching / testing materials needed to create the stunning "Starry Sea" table, which combines both stars and sea into one piece. It's crafted around an unusual piece of marble from Anguilla, a neighboring island of St. Martin/San Maarten, also the birthplace of Chapelin's "LA TABLE" brand, and acrylic resin. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
"The Vessel" by British designer Thomas Heatherwick may look like an alien structure at first, but it's actually an interactive 15-story-tall building that has 154-flights of stairs, or 2,500 steps to be exact. At 600-tons, this behemoth will be located in Hudson Yards on NYC's Far West Side. "New Yorkers have a fitness thing. We had to think of what could act as the role of a landmarker. Something that could help give character and particularity to the space," said Heatherwick. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The LEGO Architecture 21030 United States Capitol Building has 1,032-pieces of brick building fun, and it's being offered for just $74.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. Features the Capitol's neoclassical facade, dome, colonnades, north and south wings, steps and lawns, remove the dome to access the rotunda, featuring columns, 8 statue elements and a tiled floor. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.
In case of zombie apocalypse (or nuclear war), you'd probably want to stay in some place remote, and these Skapet Mountain Lodges in Norway by KOKO Architects, are perfect. They are all equipped with solar panels, wood burning stoves, and gas heating to ensure a cozy stay no matter the season. On the inside, there are plenty of windows for natural light, a large living room, and an upstairs sleeping area. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a massive 1:2 scale remote-controlled jet disintegrating in mid-air.
This teen in South Africa probably wouldn't mind living down in the basement for good, thanks to Inhouse Architects. This space has been transformed from storage area into the ultimate urban 'man cave', complete with skate park, plenty of LED lights, and a surround sound home entertainment system. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
These conical homes appear to be from a fairytale, but they can be found in the Japanese mountains of Shizuoka Prefecture. They were designed by Issei Suma and consist of five tents that were built for two retired ladies. Inside, you'll find modern amenities such as a seashell-shaped pool, full kitchen, as well as plenty of space for their caretaker and cook to roam around. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.