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Tag: Architecture

Bubble Outdoor Room: You Could Just Use a Tent

Bubble Outdoor Room: You Could Just Use a Tent
The weather can be such a pain sometimes. One minute it’s warm and sunny out, the next it’s raining cats and dogs. Normally, I don’t mind, but it becomes a problem if I’m heading out to meet up with friends or attend some sort of outdoor gathering.

Push Button House Unfolds into 5 Rooms in About 60 Seconds

Push Button House Unfolds into 5 Rooms in About 60 Seconds
How’d you like it if you could fold up your entire house and store it in a shipping container? Well, that’s basically what artist/architect Adam Kalkin recently did with the creation of his Push Button House.

LEGO Pop-up Building Makes Eyeballs Pop out of Their Sockets

LEGO Pop-up Building Makes Eyeballs Pop out of Their Sockets
Every time I think I’ve seen every possible LEGO contraption you could build, somebody comes along and makes something I’ve never imagined. This time, we’ve got a giant folding LEGO structure that works like a pop-up book.

Could You Live in a 3×3 Meter Space? This Cube Shows You How You Can!

Could You Live in a 3×3 Meter Space? This Cube Shows You How You Can!
I’ve seen homeless people walking around with nothing more than the clothes on their back and a piece of cardboard that serves as their bed-slash-umbrella-slash-bathroom wall, depending on the situation. There’s more than enough space for these people to get settled in, but unfortunately not enough resources to make it happen.

House-Lamps: Little House on the Table

House-Lamps: Little House on the Table
Every house needs lamps, and every lamp needs a home. A pretty sound statement, but I bet you’ll be surprised to hear that someone took this statement literally. Hence, the House-Lamp came to be.

Trampoline Bridge in Paris Would Make Crossing the River Fun Again

Trampoline Bridge in Paris Would Make Crossing the River Fun Again
I’ve always had a fascination with bridges ever since I was a kid, all thanks to the rhyme that went ‘London bridge is falling down…’ Now that I think of it, it’s a sad rhyme and what does it have to do with the fair lady?

Life-Sized Dollhouse is Every Not-so-Little Girl’s Sort-of Dream House

Life-Sized Dollhouse is Every Not-so-Little Girl’s Sort-of Dream House
When I was a kid, I used to be so jealous of my cousin who had more toys than I did. But mainly I was jealous of her humongous doll house that she wouldn’t let me play with. 

Bandra Ohm is the Coolest High-Rise Ever

Bandra Ohm is the Coolest High-Rise Ever
You might have already read it from the title, but let me repeat it for emphasis: the Bandra Ohm is the coolest design for a high-rise for a building ever!

Hotels Let You Sleep In Your Own Bubble in the Woods

Hotels Let You Sleep In Your Own Bubble in the Woods
Some people keep to themselves so much, that others describe them as living in their own “worlds” or “bubbles.” But you don’t have to be an introvert to actually live in a literal bubble in one of the two hotels that offer plastic rooms in France: the Attrap’Rêves and Sky River.

Guy Builds 15 Massive LEGO Landmarks

Guy Builds 15 Massive LEGO Landmarks
Think you are The Man because you built some two foot tall LEGO castle? That’s nothing. Adam Reed Tucker has built some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers and other buildings using millions of LEGO bricks. Adam is one of the world’s eleven LEGO Certified Professionals, so for him, I guess this was not that big of a deal.

Canada’s 30-Story Wooden Skyscraper: Let’s Hope It Doesn’t Get Termites

Canada’s 30-Story Wooden Skyscraper: Let’s Hope It Doesn’t Get Termites
There are many reasons why people switched from wooden houses to cemented ones: they’re more sturdy, a whole lot safer, and can withstand the elements better. But Canadian architect Michael Green is taking a step backwards and will be building a 30-story skyscraper from wood in Vancouver.

3D Shape Creation System Could Lead to Transforming Buildings, Super Robots

3D Shape Creation System Could Lead to Transforming Buildings, Super Robots
Admit it Japan – you really are working on making giant mecha and super robots real. You started off with life-size robot statues. Now you’re working on scaffolding that can be programmed to change shapes and volume?

Mobile Building Can Travel by Land and by Water

Mobile Building Can Travel by Land and by Water
I know only a handful of people who still haven’t seen Up. I think it’s one of the most creative, touching, and meaningful movies ever made (with a touch of quirkiness and a whole lot of cool on the side).

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Famous Robie House Gets LEGO Treatment

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Famous Robie House Gets LEGO Treatment
We love LEGO around here, and when you get to build real world stuff out of LEGO, I like it even better. I know nothing of architecture. Out of all the world’s architects, the only name I recognize and associate with specific designs is Frank Lloyd Wright.

Is Raleigh, NC Building a Death Star?

Is Raleigh, NC Building a Death Star?
The Death Star plans may not be  in the main computer, but it does look like they are floating around Raleigh, North Carolina these days. I spotted the first of these mysterious photos over on Flickr and they sure make it look like a junior Death Star is under construction in the heart of the Southern city.

Jeffrey Stephenson Visits the House of Wright with His Usonian Pc Casemod

Jeffrey Stephenson Visits the House of Wright with His Usonian Pc Casemod
Frank Lloyd Wright was an architect of his own right who came up with the simplistic design for middle-income homes he dubbed as “Usonian.” So what happens when you cross Usonian houses with PC Cases? Well, see for yourself.

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