The phrase “micro-unit” conjures up all sorts of lifestyle tradeoffs, like Murphy beds, mini-fridges, and toilets in the shower. This tasteful space has a bed that stays put, a full-sized kitchen, and room for a bathtub (!), all in an area that’s a little over 300 square feet. LAAB Architects designed the “Small Home Smart Home” for a Hong Kong couple who were determined to … Continue reading COOLEST SMALL APARTMENT EVER!!!
A mature fir tree would be enclosed at the centre of this conceptual tubular glass house by Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov, which may finally become a reality now that potential investors have been found (+ slideshow). 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 … Continue reading PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES, HAVE IT AWESOME!!!
China is known for building ambitious infrastructure projects, and finding humans to populate them after the fact. Sometimes, it doesn’t go according to plan. This is one of those times. Meet the Pentagonal Mart, a gargantuan, $200 million shopping complex inspired by the US Pentagon, which has the dubious honor of being the largest vacant building in Shanghai. According to the People’s Daily News, the … Continue reading MASSIVE SHOPPING MALL IN CHINA IS ALMOST COMPLETELY EMPTY
The ruins of the Temple of Santiago are not an easy destination to visit, or even have a look at. The walls of the once sacred building are usually hiding under water, but now drought lowered the river the temple has been hiding in, revealing a rather awesome sight. The mid-16th century Mexican church (also known as the Temple of Quechula) has been submerged in … Continue reading DROUGHT REVEALS OLD 16TH CENTURY TEMPLE
So while the rest of us have to build the economy there are some people that have done things right and decided that the rat race and the 9-5 is not for them…And I envy these people sooooo much…. Take Jenna and Guillaume. One is a writer and the other a photographer…(insert cheesy 80’s sitcom jingle here). Being burdened by student loans and various other debts … Continue reading TINY HOUSE, GIANT JOURNEY
A while ago I was very happy to comment on the fact that China is already 3D Printing complete houses and buildings in record time and at that time I thought, “Hey this is pretty cool….Can’t wait for the next idea!” Well here it is!! MX3D is partnering with a bunch of other companies in order to successfully 3D print the first bridge over a canal in Amsterdam. … Continue reading 3D PRINTING A STEEL BRIDGE IN AMSTERDAM
In one of my first posts I mentioned the fact that when it comes to construction the guys from the far east are doing things right. And to allow myself at least one hopefully non offensive stereotype, the Chinese are hard little workers…They always find better ways to do normal things just so much more efficiently. And the area I’m focusing on today is in … Continue reading CHINA – BUILDING THE FUTURE
In an ever increasing society where buildings are getting more and more, plants and trees are getting fewer and fewer some scientists have developed a type of concrete that is capable of sustaining some plant life. The concrete is made up of 3 layers. The first layer is a water proof type of membrane that will keep unwanted moisture from getting through to the other two layers. … Continue reading BIOLOGICAL CONCRETE – Concrete that Lives