Tree in the House is designed by Almassov of A Masow Architects as an inverted treehouse, intended to provide an escape from the "sweltering concrete boxes" of city life. It features a completely glazed and cylindrical structure to give 360-degree-views of a forest setting.
You would think that living in a subterranean home would be dark, dank, moldy, and musty. Not necessarily so. Soil may not be the greatest insulator but it does keep a very constant and comfortable temperature. Here are six beautiful takes on that theme.
Monday, Feb 22nd 2016 (12:02am)
Mark Foster Gage, an architect known for his wonderfully creative designs, is currently in the midst of building a highly ornate residential tower at 41 West 57th Street at the heart of midtown Manhattan. Because of the intricate dragon-like gargoyles that appear along the sides and atop the 102 stories, he tower has been nicknamed the "Khaleesi" after the Game of Thrones character, Daenerys Targaryen.
Monday, Dec 21st 2015 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, Jun 21st 2015 (1:37am)
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?
Tuesday, Apr 28th 2015 (1:49am) | Thanks: George Takei
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