The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour is a $1-billion skyscraper that aims to be the world's tallest when completed in 2020. Standing over 2,800-feet tall, it will emit a "beacon of light" from its peak at night, and at the very top will be an oval-shaped bud, housing ten observation decks, including The Pinnacle Room, which offers 360° views of the city. The design also includes a distinctive net of steel cable stays that attach to a central reinforced concrete column that will reach into the skies. "It is an absolute privilege to be entrusted by Santiago Calatrava and Emaar Properties to work on this project, and we have assembled a stellar team to bring this idea to life," said Adrian Jones, Aurecon's project director for The Tower. 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 nine simple everyday life hacks.
Capable of withstanding temperatures between -50°F and 150°F, the Tiny Ski Lodge is a 240-square-foot living space that is much more than a wooden trailer. It's based on a 30-foot-long triple axle trailer and comes complete with a bathroom (composting toilet included), full sink / shower, a kitchenette, hobby room, as well as plenty of additional storage space. Climb upstairs, and you'll be greeted with a sleeping loft on one end and a lounge area that leads out to a small balcony on the other. Of course, it features a standard RV-style electrical hookup and structural insulated panels to ensure that everything stays toasty during the colder winter months. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the battle of "World War Nerf".
This may look like a zombie-proof concrete fortress at first, but it's actually the Ubatuba House. Perched atop the Brazilian coastline, it's a luxurious, yet boxy 10m x 10m x 6m, living space that features an open veranda space at the bottom floor, the kitchen and living areas above that, while the bedrooms are nestled on the third level. Guests can enjoy panoramic ocean views on the rooftop, and the open design ensure plenty of natural light. 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 mind-bending street art that can only be viewed from certain angles.
Drones can be a lifesaver, but what if the same technology was used for hotels? Introducing "Driftscape". This self-sustaining, modular hotel concept consists of pods that can be easily transported to remote locations, like the tops of tall buildings, or the desert, for luxurious experiences unlike any other. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
Terrariums are basically sealable glass containers that can be opened for maintenance and to access the plants inside. Texas-based artist Lauren has created Pokeball versions of these sealable glass containers, complete with Pokemon toy characters inside them. "Sorry if they are all sold out - I cant can't keep up with the demand. I sell out instantly right after uploading them," said Lauren. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus Pokeball terrariums.
Maserati is rumored to be releasing a successor to the Enzo-based MC12, and it could use the LaFerrari platform. The drivetrain should remain identical to the LaFerrari, while the exterior styling will be completely redesigned. Andrea Ortile's renders shows us one possible design, incorporating trademark Maserati styling cues, with the front inspired by the Alfieri concept. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Created by product designer Juan Garcia Mansilla, the Amelia-7 (A7) Fighter Jet was inspired by the props seen in the Captain America movie. Daniel Simon, the film's prop designer, specialized in creating historically accurate props that combined classic design with modern touches, and that really sparked the interest of Mansilla. Continue reading for more pictures.
In J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, its residents stay in subterranean dwellings made for comfort, and now, you can do the same at Underhill, a luxury home being offered for a hefty $1-million. This four-bedroom living space on nearly 1-acre of property is located amid the green rolling hills of Holme, England, and features a "family recreation area" with swimming pool, along with suites for the owners as well as their two children. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
VanMoof knows the horrors of shipping large fragile items, so they decided to the best way to prevent their new electric bicycles from damage was to print a flatscreen TV image in the box. "No matter who was doing the shipping, too many of our bikes arrived looking like they'd been through a metal-munching combine harvester. It was getting expensive for us, and bloody annoying for our customers. Earlier this year our co-founder Ties had a flash of genius. Our boxes are about the same size as a (really really reaaaally massive) flatscreen television. Flatscreen televisions always arrive in perfect condition. What if we just printed a flatscreen television on the side of our boxes?," said creative director Bex Rad. Continue reading for two videos of the bike you get inside these boxes, and more information.
Rain Prisk Designs may not be able to get this stealthy Darth Vader-inspired Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren into production, but it has been turning some heads online. Featuring a Liberty Walk-inspired body kit, complete with ultra wide fenders, larger front / rear bumpers and extended side skirts. Power comes from a supercharged 5.4L supercharged V8 producing 617-horsepower and 580 pound-feet of torque, mated to a five-speed transmission. Continue reading for five more stealthy car designs by Rain Prisk. Click here for a few bonus designs.