The first bridges were made by nature itself - as simple as a log fallen across a stream or stones in the river. The first bridges made by humans were probably spans of cut wooden logs or planks and eventually stones, using a simple support and crossbeam arrangement. Some early Americans used trees or bamboo poles to cross small caverns or wells to get from one place to another. Now here are a few that have withstood the test of time and look like portals to other worlds. Continue reading for more.
If nothing but the best in vacation accommodations will do, then Casa Ventanas in Belize is just for you. At 1,000-square-feet, it boasts custom crafted furniture pieces and is nestled all by itself at the end of a 150-foot dock. Featureing a wrap-around deck along, transparent glass floor, and plenty of windows to enjoy those Caribbean ocean breezes. Continue reading for more pictures.
New York City isn't known for sprawling mansions, but for what little space is available, there are some tiny dream lofts, such as this one. Designed by the team at Specht Harpman Architects, this 425-square-foot space, no larger than many living rooms, located at the top of a six-story brownstone, has 25 feet of vertical space and even access to a rooftop. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a baby owl that does something unexpected with a GoPro.
In 1911 construction on the urban section of the Rome-Formia-Naples railway, the Villa Literno-Napoli Gianturco railway was commenced, and although it was suspended for the duration of World War I, the line was eventually opened on 28 September 1925 as an urban railway service line, the first in Italy. This service is now known as Line 2. Above, we see one of the many beautiful ceilings at their rail stations. Continue reading for more.
Australia-based photographer Peter Stewart recently traveled to Hong Kong with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II to capture the masses of repetitive high-rise apartment buildings scattered throughout the city in a photo series called "Stacked - Hong Kong". This series showcases some of the most repetitive structures in Hong Kong and turns them into mesmerizing compositions. Continue reading for more photos and a word from the photographer.
Beach houses are nothing new, but House of the Infinite located in Cadiz, Spain delivers infinite views of the Atlantic Ocean that can be enjoyed from just about anywhere on the property. Spanning 900 square meters, it boasts a facade built from Roman travertine stone that complements the surrounding sandy beaches. What sets this home apart from the others is its completely open rooftop space, complete with a swimming pool. Continue reading for more.
Called the "River House", this tiny little cottage is located on the Drina River in Serbia, and was originally built over 45 years ago. It's situated upon a rock in the middle of the river, and became famous when a few short years ago when National Geographic published the amazing photo seen above (top). Continue reading to see what the house looks like during bad weather.
Some homeowners prefer opulent mansions, while others don't mind a small apartment in the city center, but very few opt for a 133-square-foot home. Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller chose the latter, building a 7-by-19-foot wooden house whose foundation is a two-axle trailer bed. The house is supplied with electricity from solar panels and features a composting toilet. One caveat, water is trucked in by the jug, since the land has no well yet. There's also a two-burner alcohol stove for the kitchen, a propane-fueled stove to provide heat, and a sun-heated camp-style shower for bathing. Continue reading to see the entire build process from start to finish.
From all angles, this looks like a real rustic wood cabin in the woods, but it's actually a clever illusion, or a basement to be exact. That's right, Reddit user Kelhans wanted to combine his love of hunting and man caves, so he decided to spend $107 on materials to create the awesome relaxing space you see above. Continue reading for the entire build process and more information.
Would you trade in a mansion for something smaller and more practical? If so, you'd be just like these people. The minimalist cabin home above was designed by FAM Architekti and Feilden+Mawson, situated on a plot of land just outside of Prague. Clade in timber, there are small slits that allow plenty of natural light to shine in. Insider, there's a loft-style room upstairs, a kitchen, and concrete floors throughout the property. Continue reading for more.