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The SURE HOUSE started with a simple question: how can we design a home which both reduces its energy use and adapts to the realities of a changing, more extreme climate. Our answer emerged as a new direction in storm resilient coastal housing.
By: dave
Monday, Oct 19th 2015 (12:02am) | Thanks: /.
Over the years, architecture of the Alpine region has evolved from simple timber structures to innovative, sophisticated, and eco-friendly buildings which capitalize on the large amounts of sunlight and wind, as well as stunning snowbound landscapes. These eight examples of modern mountain houses provide all of the coziness and warmth of traditional structures, but do so with a modern twist and minimal environmental impact.
By: dave
Tuesday, Oct 6th 2015 (12:01am) | Thanks: blort
A beautiful hyperlapse video that captures Los Angeles over the course of two years.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Sep 27th 2015 (12:02am)
Kevin Cyr takes the ubiquitous shopping cart and builds an RV camper into it. Cozy living at its finest.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Sep 22nd 2015 (12:00am)
The Incity tower is a skyscraper office in Lyon, France. The last two components of the Incity Tower spire were put in place by helicopter on Sunday 21 June. This metallic spire made the tower the highest tower in Lyon and the third highest in France.
The epic music in the 5:10 clip makes the construction feat more enjoyable.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Sep 13th 2015 (2:37am) | Thanks: Presurfer
Sure, you'd have to throw out a lot of your junk to live in these tiny houses. That's actually the beauty. Plus, think of how little upkeep.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Sep 4th 2015 (10:30am)
A fascinating look at the history - and culture - of Iceland's famed turf houses and the future of vernacular architecture.
By: dave
Monday, Aug 31st 2015 (12:00am) | Thanks: digg
Affordable and easy maintenance, these guys await your purchase.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Aug 23rd 2015 (12:00am)
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
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