Villa on the Rocks looks like a home you'd see in a movie, but it's real, and situated on the southern tip of France in Bandol, a small commune in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. It was designed by architect Rudy Ricciotti, and unlike other rentals, this 5 bedroom, 8 bed, 3 bathroom villa has a stunning 91-foot lap pool aquarium that can be viewed from the inside and outside. Continue reading for another video, more pictures, information, and the rental page.
With Lebron James' recent $100-million, three-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, it's no surprise that he just acquired yet another home in Los Angeles, in addition to his 30,000 square-foot estate in Ohio. This $23-million USD mansion features eight-bedrooms, 11-bathrooms, two kitchens, an indoor-outdoor gym, a large theater, cigar room with air-filtration system, a wine cellar, spa, and even a car gallery. Continue reading for more pictures.
The Maralah Cliff House by LAAV Architecs is perfect for a super villain, and it most definitely looks the part. The main structure is made from concrete, matte black steel, and glass, all located on a crevasse overlooking a flowing river valley. The master bedroom offers floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the water. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Called the M.A.Di., this flat-pack home costs only $33,000 and can be built with a small team of three people in just 6-hours. The base model spans 290-square-feet, while a top-of-the-line home measures in at 904-square-feet $73K. All include a bathroom, kitchenette, one stage staircase and all utility installations. Best of all, a concrete foundation is not required, which means they can be assembled to go completely off-grid, complete with solar panels, grey water systems and more. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Not only is Lake Van the largest lake in Turkey, but archaeologists from Van Yuzuncu Yil University and a team of divers have just discovered an underwater fortress beneath it. The people of Urartu built the castle approximately 3,000 years ago during the Iron Age, and constructed when the lake's water level was hundreds of meters lower. Urartu was a kingdom that flourished between the ninth and sixth centuries BCE, centered around Lake Van. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including someone trying to deep fry a turkey with molten aluminum.
You know what they say...it's better to be safe than sorry, and that's the motto that Bruce Beach lives by. He's created an underground nuclear bunker in the quiet Canadian village of Horning's Mills, 100 km north of Toronto. Called "The Ark Two," the bunker spans 10,000-square-feet and consists of 42 old school buses covered in concrete and buried under 14 feet under the ground. It was designed to accommodate 500 people for months and comes equipped with food supplies, a private well, full plumbing, redundant fuel generators, a dentist's chair, and even a daycare. Continue reading for another video and more information.
When trying to conquer a snowy mountain, the last thing you'd expect to see if Skyli, an otherworldly geometric structure. Designed by architectural firm Utopia, it's covered in blue corrugated steel siding, and boasts four floor-to-ceiling windows, while having the capacity to house up to 15 trekkers. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
It's only a matter of time before humans build actual floating cities, and this one, by Seasteading Institute, could be the first. "If you could have a floating city, it would essentially be a start-up country. We can create a huge diversity of governments for a huge diversity of people," said Joe Quirk, president of the Seasteading Institute. They would be just like their land-based counterparts, and include homes, hotels, offices, and restaurants. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Designed by MVRDV and located at Binhai Cultural District in Tianjin, China, this five-story library, called "The Eye of Binhai," spans 34,000 square meters. It took 3-years to complete, can hold up to 1.2-million books, and features a reading area on the ground floor, complete with a giant sphere. There are also lounge areas in the middle sections, offices, meeting rooms, as well as computer / audio stations at the top levels. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
There are ocean view high-rise apartments, mansions, and then ARKUP. These "Livable Yachts" are not just sheer luxury, as each structure is designed to withstand up to category 4 hurricanes. Featuring 2 floors, it offers a fully-featured kitchen, dining area, living room, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a set of hydraulic lifts that can raise the yacht 40-feet to prevent flooding. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.