Pixel by pixel, this short animation pieces together some of the world's most well-known houses. From Fallingwater to Glass House, a colorful guide to iconic homes.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Aug 15th 2015 (12:01am)
Casa Brutale is a geometrical translation of the landscape. It is an unclad statement on the simplicity and harmony of contemporary architecture. It is a chameleonic living space, created to serve its owner and respect the environment. It is the inverted reference to Casa Malaparte, encased and protected by the tender earth that has hosted the human civilization for millennia. It is a complete study of aesthetics, structure, function and engineering, which thoroughly detailed, awaits solely its realisation.

Translation: it's some bitchin' digs under a pool in the corner of a cliff.
By: dave
Thursday, Jul 23rd 2015 (12:34am)
Located in the center of London, this tower was one of the monuments of the nineteenth century, which was recently untouched. With its eight floors, this water tower was the highest in whole London when it was built in 1867. Owners Leigh Osborne and Graham Voce spent eight months designing, constructing and ultimately transforming this impressive building in their new home.
By: dave
Friday, Jul 3rd 2015 (12:00am)
Christian Schallert lives in a tiny little one room apartment that used to be a pigeon coop on the roof of a multi-family dwelling. Surprisingly, his home is roomy and functional.
The embedded video will make you understand.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Jun 30th 2015 (12:00am)
Barcelona-based illustrator and architect Federico Babina has created Archidirector, a series of illustrations that imagine famous movie director as architectural structures. Prints are available to purchase online from Society6.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Jun 21st 2015 (1:37am)
Foster Huntington was an up-and-comer in the New York fashion industry. Then he ditched it all and built his own personal paradise in the sky.
By: dave
Monday, Jun 8th 2015 (12:03am) | Thanks: digg
Picture this. One day you decide you are going to do a little remodeling. You start with the basement. First you knock down a wall. Maybe when you do, there is a tunnel. Maybe you go down that tunnel and find a hidden city. Wait, what!? Is this an Indiana Jones flick or your life? It's actually one man's life. Back in 1963, a man in the Nevsehir Province of Turkey, in an area known as Cappadocia, was redoing his house and discovered an entire city in his basement. Can you imagine what it would be like to find a hidden city behind a wall in your basement?
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Apr 28th 2015 (1:49am) | Thanks: George Takei
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A fascinating photo tour of a ghost town in Alaska that once smelted millions of dollars worth of copper, silver, and other precious metals.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Apr 20th 2015 (12:00am) | Thanks: Presurfer
This $1.75 million house in the Adirondacks was built on top of a cold-war missile silo and has full access to the bunker that lies beneath. It's a 2,000 square foot run of the mill hosue with an airplane and runway. Then you go downstairs, entering the password into the keypad.
By: dave
Monday, Mar 23rd 2015 (12:01am)
A community and directory of log cabin homes.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Mar 19th 2015 (12:05am)
We've all heard of the Coliseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world's undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds don't stray?
Expandable slide show supporting the text article.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Feb 6th 2015 (12:07am)
In the small town of Whittier, Alaska, the entirety of the population lives in one building - a building that also contains the post and town offices, grocery and video stores, and has the school right next door. Because of the wildly inclement weather, many residents never leave the building.
By: dave
Tuesday, Jan 20th 2015 (12:03am)
(as the old joke goes... when it's ajar).
This is some pretty neat design although I'm not sure how functional it is.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Dec 29th 2014 (12:13am)
A short documentary about people who live in sophisticated tree houses.
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, Dec 3rd 2014 (12:00am)
Haunting drone footage of a city evacuated after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Says Danny Cooke, the videographer:
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to visit Chernobyl whilst working for CBS News on a '60 Minutes' episode which aired on Nov. 23, 2014. Bob Simon is the correspondent. Michael Gavshon and David Levine, producers.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Nov 29th 2014 (11:51pm)
The first concrete 3-D printed building in the world was completed in a Minneapolis, Minn. suburb in August, 2014. Engineer Andrey Rudenko "printed" out the authentic looking castle layer by layer using a machine he invented in his garage.
By: dave
Tuesday, Nov 18th 2014 (2:57am) | Thanks: mefi
Our friends at theChive have 20 pics of of luxury box suites for you to peruse.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Sep 26th 2014 (12:00am)
In the early 1950s, Gerald Tonkens commissioned the office of Frank Lloyd Wright to design and build his family’s residence, The Tonkens House, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Tonkens’ daughter, Nancy, had a cat named Felinus and she requested an appropriate residence for the cat as well, so the office designed this modern cat house in Wright’s favorite color, Cherokee Red.
By: dave
Monday, Sep 22nd 2014 (12:00am)
So you want a small place. Easy to keep clean, low taxes. Here are some extreme ideas for you.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Sep 15th 2014 (10:27am)
A hórreo is a typical granary from the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, built in wood or stone, raised from the ground by pillars ending in flat staddle stones to avoid the access of rodents.

If you travel through northeastern Spain the chances are that you will see some of these structures. Although they have now been superseded, the hórreo of Spain are a reminder that a good idea can persist for a great deal of time.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Sep 14th 2014 (3:17am) | Thanks: presurfer
The Phelan Building is an 11-story office building in the downtown shopping district of San Francisco, California. It has a triangular shape reminiscent of the Flatiron Building, with its tip at the meeting point of O'Farrell Street and Market Street. It is a San Francisco Designated Landmark.

The building was designed by William Curlett and built in 1908 by James D. Phelan on the place of the first, original Phelan Building, damaged by the 1906 earthquake and fire.
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, Jul 30th 2014 (1:17am) | Thanks: Presurfer
Minim House seeks to re-imagine what the tiny house can be, adding livability, streamlining construction, modernizing aesthetics, increasing off-grid versatility, all while keeping costs affordable.
By: dave
Thursday, Jul 3rd 2014 (12:00am)
In 1990, construction began on the Centro Financiero Confinanzas, a huge high-rise office complex in Caracas, Venezuela. Construction halted in 1994, after a banking crisis and the death of the building's main investor, David Brillembourg. The 45-story tower stood vacant until 2007, when squatters began moving in, displaced by a massive housing shortage in Caracas.
By: dave
Monday, Apr 28th 2014 (12:01am) | Thanks: mefi
A Shanghai building company recently constructed a small community of partially 3D-printed houses in less than a day. Unlike DUS Architects' ongoing aims to completely 3D-print a canal house in Amsterdam however, the Chinese company WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. printed the basic components separately before assembling them on site. Although these concrete houses do not represent 3D printing in its purest form, their construction in such a short time span for just $4,800 each is no less impressive.
By: dave
Tuesday, Apr 15th 2014 (4:44am) | Thanks: rezaxis

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