The Moontopia project may look like something out of this world, and while it does give us a glimpse at the geometric structures future astronauts could live in, it's actually the Elbphilharmonie Plaza by architectural photographer Hao Chen. The futuristic complex is located on the banks of the River Elbe, and is centered around a 2,100-seat arena positioned at a height of 50 meters, which is detached from the remainder of the structures for sound-proofing reasons. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Designed by Matteo Gentile, the futuristic Alfa GTL Series EVO is a cross between LaFerrari and McLaren P1, but with a transparent glass top. Technical specifications have not yet been announced, but we wouldn't be surprised if this vehicle boasts a hybrid drivetrain, with a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) for added boost. Continue reading for more pictures.
Designed by Vladimir Panchenko, Artem Smirnov and Sergiy Dvornytskyy, the 2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe is a work of art, literally. It draws inspiration from the lines of Bentley's EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept, while featuring completely redesigned headlight, taillights, and deep dish wheels. However, it still does have the familiar "coach" doors found on other Rolls-Royce models. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the world's largest remote-controlled helicopter.
When you think of a $250-million home, a five-star resort probably comes to mind, and this Los Angeles mega mansion on 924 Bel Air Road definitely fits the bill. Spanning 38,000-square-feet, plus another 17,000 square feet of outdoor terraces, it offers 12 bedrooms, including two master suites, 21 baths, six bars, helicopter landing pad, and a James Bond-inspired home theater, with 40 reclining seats - dressed up with Hermes pillows and blankets - 57 speakers, 16 subwoofers, as well as 7,000 movies preloaded into the 4K-gold projector. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.
Located in the forest canopy of pine trees in Northern Sweden, Snohetta's "The 7th Room," appears to be hidden at first, but it's actually a modern tree hotel experience. This structure hovers at 10-meters above the forest and spans 55-meters. It offers two bedrooms, a social lounge area, full bathroom, and an outdoor terrace. The cabin comfortably accommodates up to five people, all of whom enter via a staircase from the ground, while a small lift is available for transporting luggage. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure a breathtaking view of the Lule River on a clear day. For the night owls, the north-facing window is perfect for watching the aurora borealis. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the world's fastest ship.
Designed by Mihael Merkler from Gostivar, Macedonia, this electric Mercdes-Benz supercar draws inspiration from the Lamborghini Huracan and McLaren 570GT, adopting a similar size as well. Featuring individual hub motors and battery packs that could be placed just about anywhere. It also comes equipped with wireless electric energy transfer coils and new-generation "perovskite" solar panels. Continue reading for more pictures.
The IKEA PS 2014 Pendant Lamp already looks like something straight from a science fiction movie, and Star Wars fanatic "Lylelo" thought so as well. "As two big nerds we both love Star Wars. I always saw the IKEA PS 2014 lamp and thought 'it looks so much like a Death Star!'. With my boyfriend moving in, we took the chance and converted one of those plain white lamps into the exploding Death Star floating over our bed. We absolutely love it," said Lyelo. Continue reading to see the full build process.
YouTube can be an entertainment, learning, money making, and even a tutorial platform. Cara Brookins, along with her four children, followed the latter to build "Inkwell Manor". In 2008, Brookins and her four children (then aged 7, 15, 11 and 2) left her abusive husband in search of a better life. So, they temporarily found a tiny home outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, until a more permanent place could be established. Her initial plan was to buy a house, but they passed by a house ravaged by a tornado, and thought it would be a perfect project for the family. "Once I had bought all these supplies and they were all piled up, there was no way out. There wasn't enough money to pay anyone to put them together. There was no plan B. This was 2008, so YouTube was not then what it is now. There weren't really comprehensive videos or channels devoted to this sort of thing. But there's a lot of ways to frame a window or to put a foundation together. So, we would watch three or four videos for each stage of construction and then think, 'Which one of these is going to work the best for us?,'" recalls Brookins. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a see-through engine filmed in super slow motion.
Elago's W3 Stand turns your Apple Watch into a mini Macintosh computer, complete with a touchscreen display. In addition to being a stationary stand and functional charger, its "Nightstand Mode" enables users to access key functions, like the alarm clock and messages apps, near their bedside. You won't have to worry about bumps, as its scratch-free silicone prevents it from slipping off surfaces. Get one here now. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.
Your eyes aren't playing tricks, nor has this been Photoshopped, but rather it's a real house built directly into the side of a cave. Called the Cuevas Del Pino House by Ummo Estudio, it was originally used as a shelter for livestock watchmen on the slopes of Sierra Morena, but transformed into a comfortable living space with plenty of natural light, while retaining the original walls of the shelter, as well as swooping heavy stone ceilings and walls. Continue reading for more pictures and information.