What if there was a prototype city where one could test out the latest technologies, such as AI, robots, sustainable energy, cars, etc.? Introducing Toyota’s prototype “Woven City,” which is a 175-acre plot of land that will be turned into a futuristic theme park of sorts, with construction set to begin in 2021 with Danish architect Bjarke Ingels’ Big designing the entire thing. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Tokyo design studio FujiwaraMuro Architects has revealed their latest project, a geometric residence for a family located in port city Takamatsu, a Japanese province of Kagawa, that looks to be straight from a Blade Runner movie. Spanning 2,195-square-feet of living space over three floors, the owner wanted to showcase his Maserati GranTurismo, so they built a glass wall to showcase the automobile for the interior. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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It’s only a matter of time until a wealthy Tesla Cybertruck owner commissions an architect to design a luxurious mansion modeled after the futuristic vehicle, and Russian design firm Modern House has just unveiled their version. Called the “Cyberhouse,” this structure is basically a two-level, 3,230 square foot home that boasts armored windows, steel gates that double as a working drawbridge, and most importantly, a dedicated Cybertruck parking space, complete with an elevator. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
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Design agency Lars Büro heard that the Tesla Cybertruck would be too large to fit in a standard garage. So, they created “Cybunker,” a living space designed specifically to house the futuristic truck. How does it work? There are two folding gates inside that reveal a 600 square-foot living space capable of accommodating an array of equipment and vehicles, including other trucks that don’t fit in standard garages.
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New Story has opened the world’s first 3D-printed community in Mexico, and the first two 500-square-foot homes took approximately 24-hours to print over several days of construction. The company spent around 18-months planning and designing the project, while also partnering with construction technologies company ICON for the initial build. ECHALE a Tu Casa, a nonprofit company based in Mexico, completed the final build-out. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
France-based Interstellar Labs announced that it plans to build a network of biomes in the Mojave Desert to prepare humans for life on Mars, while also creating more sustainable communities on Earth. It’s officially called Experimental Bioregenerative Station (EBIOS), and these closed-loop villages will boast regenerative life support technologies, like water treatment, waste management, and food production. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Shipping container homes and structures have come a long way since they first started appearing on the internet years ago. The Box Hop is one of the latest examples of shipping container architecture and it’s a real cabin that you can actually book on Airbnb. Located on 18.5 acres in Hocking Hills, Ohio, this living space consists of 3 intermodal shipping containers that offer 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and stunning views. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
Designed by Poland-based Wojciech Morsztyn, the Ocean Community is basically a luxurious, solar-powered floating house, with the main goal to extend a city’s coastline. These structures would float no more than 800 meters from the city’s coastline, meaning that its residents would easily be able to commute back and forth. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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The Allosaurus (different lizard) is a carnivorous theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 155 to 145 million years ago during the late Jurassic period. This large bipedal predator had a large skull equipped with dozens of sharp, serrated teeth. Its body averaged 31-feet in length, though fragmentary remains suggest it could have reached over 39-feet. The last place you’d probably expect to find an Allosaurus skeleton is a giant mansion in Beverly Hills. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Hudson Yards announced earlier this week that Edge, the Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor observation deck, is set to open on March 11, 2020 offering the public the opportunity to see and experience NYC like they never have before. This structure pierces the sky at a soaring 100 floors from its record-setting height of 1,131 feet, with expansive views of The City, Western New Jersey and New York State spanning up to 80 miles. Visitors will be able to enjoy varying levels of thrill including leaning over the city up against the angled glass walls to stepping all the way out onto the glass floor or taking in the view on the outdoor skyline steps from the 100th to 101st floor. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.