Narrow or skinny houses, sometimes called & 34;Spite Houses& 34;, are some of the weirdest buildings you& 39;ll ever see in your life. With tiny slivers of land available to build on, or to purposefully ruin the view of a neighbor, many of these slim abodes are marvels of the designer& 39;s imagination.
April 09, 2014Choosing the perfect university to study at is crucial in life as it can determine just how far you will go intellectually. So with this in mind here are 10 of the world’s best emerging universities in reverse order, to help you when making your choice.The University of AntwerpThe University of Antwerp in Belgium has been around since 1971 and in 2013/2014 it was ranked 185 in the QS world rankings.
April 11, 2014Supercar manufacturer Ferrari, yes that Ferrari, are gearing up to build and open its first luxury hotel. According to HotelChatter, the hotel will be built just outside of Barcelona. Oh and we forgot to mention, the hotel will be opening alongside Ferrari Land, a Ferrari orientated theme park.
April 10, 2014The underground Swiss Mountain home is a very unusual home that was born from a plan between Christian Muller Architects and architects in the Netherlands at SeARCH. Located in Vals, Switzerland, the property is situated among mountain houses. However, you do have to look very carefully, otherwise you could miss it, as it does have a very unusual design.
If you thought that communities could only thrive in neighbourhoods in suburbia amidst shopping malls and all the luxury conveniences that you could imagine, think again. Iwan Baan took a look at some communities in unexpected places that are thriving and these communities grew long after the architects had designed them and been built.
April 22, 2014When Steve Areen went to Thailand to visit his friend, Hajjar Gibran, he probably had no idea that the visit would lead to him to building his own home on his friend’s mango farm. However this is just what he did, he built a quirky round home with a small footprint, which came in at a little under $9,000.
May 03, 2014Not everyone is happy living in a traditional house, built with bricks and mortar, located among many other homes all built in the same style. Some people like to be different and these people either build their own homes or have architects and builders do it for them. This has led to some strange and unbelievable houses having been built around the world and here are 5 of them.
April 30, 2014The house that you see here comes complete with two sitting rooms, a kitchen with a dining table, wood stove, plenty of storage and a bathroom. However what’s different about this small mortgage free home is that it is in fact very small, at just eight feet wide - which is just 46 inches than the world& 39;s narrowest house we reported on.
May 14, 2014When the original designs for the Glacier Skywalk were revealed in 2011 they were applauded and took the title at the World Architecture Festival in the Future Projects Category Award. Now the project has finally been completed, it has become a stunning observation deck with glass bottom that offers some of the most spectacular views out over the Columbia Ice field situated in the Canadian Rockies.
May 24, 2014If plans go ahead then Atlantis would have nothing on this if an underwater city designed by a Chinese company was to be turned into a reality. The company wants to build a floating underwater city of four square miles and they want to use the same methods that they used in the construction of the 31 mile bridge that is the link between Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai.
May 09, 2014The Maldives is one of the most beautiful and stunning parts of the world, so there is no better place for the world’s first underwater restaruant at one of the most luxurious of hotels, the Conrad Maldives Hotel. The Ithaa underwater restaurant allows diners to eat in luxury and beauty, five metres below the Indian Ocean.
May 19, 2014Dubai has always been considered to be a place that is ahead of time and this is where you can often find the most luxurious and outlandish resorts and hotels. There is also the world’s tallest building here and many types of man-made islands off the coastline, including the Palms. So we were not that surprised when we heard that architects are going to take on a brand new challenge by way of a hotel that is half in and half out of the water, it will be an underwater hotel, offering bedrooms deep beneath the water.
June 02, 2014There are many exceptional and stunning resorts to stay if you are taking a holiday in Costa Rica but one of the most unusual hotels happens to be Boeing 727 which is lodged in against a jungle canopy at the Costa Verde Resort. Image Source: Costa Verde Resort The Boeing 727 from 1965 was originally used to fly people on South African Air along with Avianca Airlines and it has now found a home as a stunning hotel room, which juts out from among the palm trees and vegetation.
June 06, 2014If the idea of one businessman from Chicago goes ahead then Chicago could get an artificial island which would be anchored on Lake Michegan , a mile off shore. A Crowdsourcing campaign has begun today for the Breakwater Chicago. It is being called a luxury getaway for the pampering of people from the city in a five star resort.
What you see here are fabric wrapped buildings that make stunning artwork in cities.June 10, 2014Buildings often have to scaffold around them when they are under construction or repairs are taking place and they can be very unsightly. However, that is until someone came up with the idea to wrap these buildings that were under construction in Singapore in colorful,so what you see here are fabric wrapped buildings that make stunning artwork in cities.
July 04, 2014A design team in Germany have managed to get robots to construct an interlocking timber structured building. The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall in Stuttgart has been designed with 240 individual segments of plywood made from beech wood using a fabrication method that involves robots. The structure used 12 cubic metres of timber in its construction and measure 17 meters tall by 245 meters.
July 10, 2014The Brighton Waste House as it has been named has now opened at the Graduate Show. The inspirational eco-house is situated at the Grand Parade campus at the University of Brighton. Duncan Baker-Brown along with the co-founder of Freegle, Cat Fletcher, was behind the unusual project. The house was made from waste materials, which included more than 20, 000 toothbrushes.
July 11, 2014There are plenty of cool houses around the world, but there are very few houses that can actually keep their cool. The Desert House can actually cool itself down and it generates its own power. The house was built by Dunn and Hillam in Alice Springs, Australia, and has received honours from the Australian Institute of Architects.
July 01, 2014Heathrow Airport in London is getting busier every year and while we have heard of plans that have been focused on building a new runway at the airport, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is considering abandoning the current site of the airport and starting over by building a brand new airport on the Thames Estuary on a floating island.
July 10, 2014China could soon be home to two of the world’s tallest towers if a concept from Chetwoods Architects has anything to do with it. The UK based architect firm have designed the Phoenix Towers concept, which would be located in Wuhan, Central China. The bigger of the two of the towers would be taller than the Burj Khalifa at 1km in height and would feature plenty of sustainable technology.
July 11, 2014Karin Matz, an architect from Sweden, found a storage room and came up with the idea of turning the small space into a multi-purpose mini home. The space had not been touched for more than 30 years and is just 36 sq m. Now it has been transformed into a compact home that is filled with light.