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Tag: Architecture

Guy Makes $230,000 House out of 700 Year-Old Cave

Guy Makes $230,000 House out of 700 Year-Old Cave
Angelo Mastropietro made a kick ass home out of a cave. No, this luxury home for the modern caveman doesn’t have a Batmobile or a Bat-Pole that you can slide down, but it should. Despite that,…

Inside Dolby Laboratories’ New Headquarters

Inside Dolby Laboratories’ New Headquarters
Dolby was kind enough to invite me into their brand new headquarters building in San Francisco. The 16-story, 300,000 square foot building brings together research, engineering, marketing, business and operations teams in a single location, and…
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Chinese Glass-bottom Bridge (Probably) Won’t Collapse

Chinese Glass-bottom Bridge (Probably) Won’t Collapse
China isn’t exactly known for its safety guidelines and building standards. It’s more known for cutting corners and having few protections in place for people and the environment. I’d be a bit nervous about walking on…

Can You Stomach a Night at Skylodge’s Transparent Sleeping Pods?

Can You Stomach a Night at Skylodge’s Transparent Sleeping Pods?
How do you feel about spending a night suspended from the side of a cliff? If you find yourself getting jelly legs just by looking over the railing when you’re five stories up, then clearly Natura…

Arckit: LEGO for Architects

Arckit: LEGO for Architects
Architectural models are usually made of wood, paper and foam. But the recently launched Arckit makes building scale models a lot easier and cheaper. Arckit consists of 1:48 plastic modular pieces. It’s a lot like LEGO,…

3D Printed Miniature Buildings: Ittyblox

3D Printed Miniature Buildings: Ittyblox
A few years ago, we featured fan-made 3D printed replicas of some of the buildings in SimCity 2000. You can still download and print those designs, but if you don’t have access to a 3D printer,…

3D Printed 6-story Building: Ink Different

3D Printed 6-story Building: Ink Different
Just 3 years ago the thought of using 3D printing to create buildings – even a tiny one – seemed like a pipe dream. But last year we saw a miniature castle that was entirely 3D…

This Dangling, Cantilevered House Is Both Awesome and Terrifying

This Dangling, Cantilevered House Is Both Awesome and Terrifying
One of the first things a person who is thinking of building any sort of structure is told is to build upon a solid foundation. Normally, people then go find a piece of level, solid earth,…

3D Printed Concrete Mini Castle: Disneyland Minnesota

3D Printed Concrete Mini Castle: Disneyland Minnesota
We’ve featured a couple of concepts for and attempts at 3D printing a house. A contractor in Minnesota named Andrey Rudenko appears to be really close to becoming one of the first to 3D print a…

Homer’s “The Odyssey” is Epic in LEGO Form

Homer’s “The Odyssey” is Epic in LEGO Form
If you are like me, you probably remember with varying degrees of fondness some of the books you had to read back in school. One of the books I rather liked was Homer’s The Odyssey; I…

Self-assembling Moon House Could be the First Structure on the Moon’s surface

Self-assembling Moon House Could be the First Structure on the Moon’s surface
If Humans are ever to spend more than a few days on the surface of the moon or other planet, they will need some sort of shelter. An entrepreneur from Sweden has created a crowdfunding initiative…

Food Blueprint Placemats: For Foodie Engineers

Food Blueprint Placemats: For Foodie Engineers
How does one go about with making the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich? What about the perfect sundae or a banana split? These are presumably some of the most commonly consumed snacks and treats in…

SURYA Sunscreen Sculpture: A Creative Way to Deal with Unwanted Solar Glare

SURYA Sunscreen Sculpture: A Creative Way to Deal with Unwanted Solar Glare
This awesome sunscreen looks like it would be at home in deep space, but it’s actually designed for the arts district in Dallas, Texas. The sculpture/sunscreen was commissioned by the police to protect us from brain…

China Is Building This Twisty New Pedestrian Bridge… It Looks Exhausting

China Is Building This Twisty New Pedestrian Bridge… It Looks Exhausting
Check out this pedestrian bridge that China wants to build over the Dragon King Harbor River in Changsha, China. It’s all wavy and crazy and I don’t know about you, but this lazy American is getting…

Free Spirit Spheres Hotel: Sleep in the Trees

Free Spirit Spheres Hotel: Sleep in the Trees
Free Spirit Spheres is unlike your typical hotel. Instead of housing rooms in buildings, they’re offering guests accommodations in spherical treehouses. They look pretty basic on the outside, but don’t let its exteriors fool you because…

‘Bridge of Life’ Reminds People Life Gets Better to Prevent Suicides

‘Bridge of Life’ Reminds People Life Gets Better to Prevent Suicides
When something particularly bad or painful happens, some people just withdraw and never come out of their cocoons. They can recover slowly or they can get worse and one day decide that they want nothing more…
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