With home prices continue to soar, architects like Fernando Abellanas, are looking for unconventional living spaces that may not look pretty, but definitely work. Called the "Underpass Studio," this living space located beneath a busy highway in Valencia, Spain, consists of a wooden platform that hangs by a steel frame that grips the bridge's concrete lip. A hand crank allows you to move the platform from side to side, directly under the bridge to the column where the living space is. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
We have seen the future of luxury vehicles, and it includes the Audi E-Tron Imperator concept. In addition to boasting a full-electric powerplant, it features a holographic display in the rear cabin capable of projecting 3D images, like detailed maps of cities, while up front, you get a fully digital dashboard. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
These images may look like scenes from an upcoming science fiction movie, or even an Apple Store, but they're actually of a minimalist seaside home in Japan. The stark white residence has rooms arranged in linear to offer unobstructed views of the terrace, pool, and ocean. Its twisting staircase is illuminated from above by diffused light, while the street-facing side keeps things simple as just a white wall. Continue reading for more pictures.
The Infiniti Prototype 9 Race Car was inspired by a 1940s race car, but don't let that fool you, this vehicle boasts an electric motor that generates 148 hp. This means the lightweight electric roadster can hit 100 mph and go from 0-62mph in just 5.5-seconds flat. Since there's no secondary petrol motor, you can expect 20-minutes of run time on a full charge. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Mazda has been known to unveil some pretty wild concepts over the years, and the Shinshi is right up there with them. The basic idea was to immerse the driver and create the sense that the vehicle is an extension of their body. Both driver and passenger are located in the center of the vehicle to optimize weight distribution, panoramic vision, as well as for enhanced feedback. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Electric bikes are nothing new, but the Avionics V1 could be the most stunning one yet. Featuring a Steampunk-inspired design that combines minimalism with retroism, accented with Jatoba wood parts. The battery, motor case, brake levers, fork covers, seat, and headlight bucket are all handcrafted from tough wood, while a 5,000 watt brushless DC engine produces 92 lb-ft of torque and a 75-mile range. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Artist Daniela Forti from Italy specializes in creating surreal works of translucent art from glass, and his latest project is no exception. Called "Meduse" (Italian for jellyfish), these table sculptures are made with a process known as glass fusion, or a technique that consists of melting solid pieces of glass until they meld together, forming unique shapes. Next, gravity is used to form the tentacles. Continue reading for more pictures.
The Alfa Romeo Disco Volante (Italian for "Flying Saucer"), is a series of experimental sports racing cars produced between 1952 and 1953 by Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo in collaboration with Milanese coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring. If the manufacturer were to release a hypercar variant of this classic, it might look something like this concept by automotive designer Alex Imnadze. Continue reading for more pictures.
This is not an optical illusion, just a real pixelated sculpture made entirely from wood by artist Hsu Tung Han. The block-shaped details were all hand-carved separately from the other parts of the sculpture to create the eye-popping effect. His latest project depicts a snorkeler underwater, with the wooden pixels representing the water that surrounds the man. Continue reading for more pictures.
Envisioned by automotive designer Olcay Tuncay Karabulut, the Maserati 2020 Bionic Concept's design was inspired by marine life and features biomimicry from animals such as fish and dolphins. That's right, it takes cues from their natural hydrodynamics and uses them to enhance the aerodynamics of the vehicle - special fins, a porpoise-like nose and a fusiform body. continue reading for more pictures.