It's technically not an island, but the Recreational Island House by 2b4-architects isn't your average home, as it's designed to interact with the environment. For example, the northern facade opens up toward the water while the living room floor becomes a jetty, on a hot day. There's also a hanging fireplace and surrounding lounge area that can be rotated towards the outdoor terrace when it gets chilly. Continue reading for more cool homes geeks would love.
Unlike other aquariums, this 55-gallon example looks to be a stage straight from the original Super Mario Bros. game. It was created by graphic designer and blogger Kelsey Kronmiller, taking approximately 336-hours to complete. According to Kelsey, the number of coins will be tied to the number of fish in the tank once it's fully set up. She plans on filling it with Electric Blue Jack Dempseys.
Sleeping in a nice comfortable bed is a luxury not everyone gets to enjoy, but some of us that do, like taking things to a whole new level. For example, having a glass dome-like roof to view the stars every night, or an all-in-one sleeping contraption to save space. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real dog spa with the most relaxed golden retriever you'll ever see.
This isn't an optical illusion, but rather a real five-story home that hangs off the edge of a cliff, designed by Australian prefab architecture specialists Modscape Concept. Its design was inspired by the shape of barnacles clinging to a hull of a ship, and it extends off the side of a cliff, rather than sitting directly on it. Simply put as possible, the prefabricated modules are arranged in a vertical floor plan, with the rooms stacked atop each other and held securely in place with engineered steel pins. Continue reading to see what it looks like inside.
Most vacuums require lots of elbow grease, but Dyson's 360 Eye is unlike any of its predecessors. James Dyson says it features the most powerful suction of any robot vacuum, along with a futuristic 360-degree vision system with infrared sensors sees capable of seeing in all directions at once. The Eye even selects reference points to track its position. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
It may be the same size as many dorm rooms, but don't let its cube design fool you. Inside this tiny wooden home is a kitchen, bathroom (with shower and toilet), loft sleeping area, and even a small study area as well. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny exam answers and fixes gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the most efficient way to peel an apple.
Having enough room for 2-cars in a garage is a victory for some, but not this auto enthusiast in Washington. Located in West Bellevue, Washington, this $4-million mansion takes garages (and car showrooms) to the next level. From afar, it looks like any other home, but in addition to the two bedrooms and three bathrooms, there's enough space for 20 cars inside the custom-made garage. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Being single isn't all that bad, especially if you're stuck in one of these amazing bachelor pads. They many not be large, but all space is used extremely well - except for maybe the bottom one, which has a breathtaking pool overlooking the Los Angeles skyline. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Linkin Park's "In The End" sung in 20 different styles.
One+ is basically a housing concept by the Sweden-based company Add-a-Room that allows users to build their home through prefabricated modules, designed by Danish architect Lars Frank Nielsen. It uses 15m square rooms as building blocks for the units, which are built off site and assembled on location to streamline the process and keep costs down. Best of all, basic units, like the one you see above, start at $35,000 USD. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Wall of Death in India that will scare your pants off.
Not just any summer home, this one, located in Vestfold (southern Norway) took nearly a decade to complete due to its location, and spans approximately 300 meters of living space. Jarmund/Vigsnas Architects first had to level the boulders underneath, and even so, building the residence atop the rugged rocky terrain was a challenge. Continue reading for more pictures and information.