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Tag: Architecture

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 the country, so most people really don’t need any directions on how to make them.

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 scans by aliens (NOT!).

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 winded just looking at it.

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 the rooms are quite pleasant on the inside.

‘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 than to end it all.

Car-shaped House: I Call Shotgun

Car-shaped House: I Call Shotgun
This car has lots of trunk space, it’s own parking spot and it is roomy. It’s everything that you want in a car, except for actually moving.

Dragon Gate Guards Driveway: Fire and Blood (and Steel)

Dragon Gate Guards Driveway: Fire and Blood (and Steel)
There are lots of different ways to keep intruders out of your house. You could go with some garden gnomes, or possibly a gargoyle, or maybe even a statue. But nobody will mess with you if your driveway is protected by a dragon.

Luminair Tree Tent: The Architects’ Treehouse

Luminair Tree Tent: The Architects’ Treehouse
It’s always been fun to climb trees, and I guess that it’s cool to have some sort of high perch in your garden or in the wilderness to look out from. While you won’t be dragging this unwieldy tent around anytime soon, it’s certainly an interesting way of setting up a treehouse for adults.

Lincoln Log Tower Sets World Record for Height and Pieces

Lincoln Log Tower Sets World Record for Height and Pieces
We talk about lots of cool LEGO construction projects around here. One of the more interesting, and large LEGO projects was the gigantic 105 foot tall LEGO tower we covered about a year ago. That tower set a world record for the tallest LEGO construct ever built.

Hotello is a Hotel Room in a Suitcase!

Hotello is a Hotel Room in a Suitcase!
Hotello gives new meaning to that expression about someone ‘living out of a suitcase.’ This usually refers to people who can’t find the time to unpack, which is why they grab clothes and other essentials straight out of their suitcase after they get home from a trip. 

Dutch Architects Plan to 3D Print a House!

Dutch Architects Plan to 3D Print a House!
3D printing has come a long way, and the devices have become affordable enough for people to have them in their homes. Now, a Dutch architecture studio is planning on construction a complete house using a 3D printer.

Ford’s 10-Acre Green Roof Puts Plants atop Industry

Ford’s 10-Acre Green Roof Puts Plants atop Industry
I recently had the opportunity to take a tour of Ford’s modern truck assembly plant in Dearborn, MI. While the plant’s robotics and just-in-time manufacturing facility are truly impressive, one of the things I had no idea about was that the factory is also home to the world’s largest living roof.

Man Builds Life Size Train Replica in His Basement, Admits He’s off the Rails

Man Builds Life Size Train Replica in His Basement, Admits He’s off the Rails
We’ve seen plenty of geeky room makeovers in the past months. There was the TARDIS room, the Skyrim basement and the spaceship bedroom. Vaughan, Ontario resident Jason Shron is a train geek – in fact, he makes model trains for a living – so naturally he made a replica of a train car in his basement.

LEGO Hotel Coming to LEGOLAND California

LEGO Hotel Coming to LEGOLAND California
LEGO fans have a treat in store if they are planning a trip to LEGOLAND in Carlsbad, California next year. You’ll soon be able to stay in the official Legoland Hotel which will open on April 5, 2013.

Life-sized LEGO Bag End: Hobrickton

Life-sized LEGO Bag End: Hobrickton
You have to be a serious Hobbit fan to build a life-sized version of Bag End. Especially when you consider that this masterpiece took 3,000 hours to build using only LEGO and Duplo bricks. But it is now complete.

Guy Gets Hobbit House in His Backyard

Guy Gets Hobbit House in His Backyard
So if you want a real Hobbit house, you could either do it yourself and live with the suckage or you could hire a real architect. Yeah, it’s best to go with someone who knows what they are doing.

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