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Marchi Architects built a house specially for the Renault Symbioz, which is an all-electric, autonomous and fully connected vehicle. The Symbioz features a cabin that feels like home and has been designed for autonomous motoring, as while on the road, it becomes an extension of the home. When parked inside the home, it doubles as a multi-purpose room. Called “House 33”, this single-story structure, located in Parigny, France, is fully glazed, but crowned with a metallic cylinder on its roof. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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You may have seen photos of a building with an actual highway passing through it, and for those who have always wanted to visit, just head on over to the Gate Tower Building in Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan. This 16-floor office building has an Ikeda Route highway offramp that passes directly through the building. More specifically, it passes through the 5th-7th floors of this building. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Apple Central World is now the second and largest retail location in Thailand, located in the heart of Ratchaprasong, Bangkok’s famous intersection. It also has the first-ever all-glass design, housed under a cantilevered Tree Canopy roof spanning two levels via a spiral staircase that wraps around a timber core. Or, you can ride a stunning cylindrical elevator clad in mirror-polished stainless steel. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
The world’s longest glass bridge has officially opened at the Huangchuan Three Gorges Scenic Area in Lianzhou, Southern China. Measuring 1,726-feet long, the bridge is even wide enough for cars to safely drive across. Should you decide to walk across it, the Lianjiang River will be visible below. There are four observation decks in the center section that can hold 500 people at once. Read more for a video and additional information.
An underground doomsday bunker may not be necessary for a pandemic, but when things really hit the fan, the ultra rich will most definitely want a place like this. Located in north-central Kansas, each unit in the Survival Condo starts at $1.1 million and are located below ground in a decommissioned nuclear missile silo, complete with all the amenities you’d expect from a luxurious apartment. Residents can use the heated pool with slide / waterfall, gun range, movie theater, gym, arcade, rock climbing wall, saunas and even a dog park. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
Many want to travel, but are aware of the risks associated with getting on planes. What if you could stay in your very own floating hotel suite? Introducing Anthénea, which was designed by French naval architect Jean-Michel Duacancelle. This solar-powered, autonomous pod was inspired by “Atlantis”, a deep-sea citadel and laboratory featured in the 1977 Bond classic The Spy Who Loved Me. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Ravi Hongal, a 49-year-old photography fanatic from Belgaum, India, decided to combine his passions into a three-story house. Little did he know that it would become the latest attraction in the city. Why? Well, from afar, it looks like a giant camera with a Nikon lens, Canon flash, and an Epson printer. How much did all this cost? So far, he’s put in $95,000 USD. Read more for a video tour and additional information.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering present-day Giza in Greater Cairo, Egypt. It’s also the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but due to the pandemic, many people have not been able to visit this year. A couple, Andrey and Victoria Vakhrushev, from Istinka, Russia, used modern tools to build a miniature concrete replica in their backyard. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Located just two miles from the Las Vegas strip, this home may look normal at first, but it’s just a cover for the 15,000-square-foot doomsday bunker that lies beneath. At $18-million, the fallout shelter includes a 5,000-square-foot home with a 1970s style design, complete with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a pool, as well as a small guesthouse located above ground. Read more for two video tours, additional pictures and information.
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Prvok will soon become the first 3D-printed home in the Czech Republic, floating on its own pontoon, though it can be set up on land as well. Unlike other 3D-printed homes that take days to complete, this structure can be printed in just 48 hours, all the while saving up to 50% of the building costs of traditional structural costs. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.