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NU-OVO Privacy Egg

NU-OVO Privacy Egg

Ever wish you could shut out the rest of the world around you? Architect Paolo Maldotti’s NU-OVO pod provides a room-within-a-room anywhere you want. Plus, it looks like a giant egg.

Singapore Helix Bridge

Singapore Helix Bridge

While it’s doesn’t have twin helixes, Singapore’s Helix Bridge at Mariana Bay is equally dramatic, with its curved, fluid lines, covered with thousands of colorful LEDs for nighttime illumination.

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30-Story Building in 15-Days

30-Story Building in 15-Days

Chinese manufacturing company Broad Group built a 30-story hotel in 15 days – with the works: furnishing, earthquake resistance, ventilation etc. – to promote their prefabricated modular buildings.

LEGO Taj Mahal

LEGO Taj Mahal
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This rare LEGO set the architectural wonder with over 5,900 bricks. Finished model measures appx. 20″(w) and 16″(h). At $1100, it’s expensive, but not nearly as much as the real Taj Mahal cost.

Leather Belt Flooring

Leather Belt Flooring

We’ve seen a couple of novel takes on wooden flooring, but if you’d like something more unique – yet still classy – check out this one made from recycled leather belts. Also for tables and walls.

Ordos Museum

Ordos Museum

The architects at Chinese company MAD recently completed construction of this jewel in the middle of the Gobi Desert. Those polished metal tiles protect the building from frequent sandstorms.

Covers

Covers

Like the musical ones we enjoy, architect/designer Luis Urculo created his own Covers, a clever short film in which iconic monuments in architecture are reinvented as models with everyday objects.

Free-Floating Suite

Free-Floating Suite

Marijn Beije Design’s unique living space floats on water, providing sleep quarters for two, outdoor relaxation areas and even a bathroom. It’s built like a catamaran, and can be paddled back to shore.

Miniatur Wunderland 2011

Miniatur Wunderland 2011

A new promo video for Miniatur Wunderland, the miniature theme park in Hamburg, Germany which includes the newly opened Knuffingen model airport, railroads, cruise ships and much more.

Vortex Water Fountain

Vortex Water Fountain

Located at the Seaham Hall Spa outside of Newcastle, UK, this awe-inspiring fountain by William Pye has a continuously spinning vortex in the middle of it, which can be viewed from the side or above.

Sarpi Border Checkpoint

Sarpi Border Checkpoint

Visitors entering Georgia from Turkey on the Black Sea are greeted by this structure, which resembles a face when viewed in profile. If all borders were this welcoming, we’d travel more often.

Unfolding Apartment

Unfolding Apartment

Here’s another transforming apartment that makes good use of shelves and a cabinet to make a small area more versatile. Made by Normal Projects for Eric Schneider’s one-room studio in Manhattan.

The Moses Bridge

The Moses Bridge

Like its name suggests, this footbridge actually parts the moat surrounding a 17th Century Dutch fort. The Accoya wood construction keeps the water out, and pedestrians dry.

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M-House

M-House

Architect Michael Jantzen’s modular home can be reconfigured to create new spaces, transform indoor areas to outdoor areas, all while being environmentally-friendly.

LEGO Trump Tower

LEGO Trump Tower

Sean Kenney used 65,000 bricks to create this 10′ replica of Chicago’s Trump Tower. He emulated the reflectivity of windows by using clear bricks with several layers of blue and white bricks underneath.

Architects’ Sketchbooks

Architects’ Sketchbooks
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Check out the humble beginnings of some of the most complex architectural endeavors in Architects’ Sketchbooks. The book features preliminary sketches and insight from 85 of the world’s best.

The Number House

The Number House

There’s no way the pizza delivery guy will miss the address on these condos, designed by Matsunami Mitsutomo, and located in Osaka, Japan. Wouldn’t work so well for single-family homes, though.

Nuclear Wunderland

Nuclear Wunderland

Located in Kalkar, Germany, Wunderland theme park is built on the site of an abandoned nuclear power plant. The highlight of the visit – besides glowing – the swing inside the cooling tower.

Double Helix Bridge

Double Helix Bridge

WXY Architecture and Weidlinger Associates designed the gorgeous Nanhe River Landscape Bridge in Xinjin, China; it features two intertwining bridges that represent the flow of the river.

H2Office

H2Office

Brings new meaning to “work at home,” floating your telecommuting space on the water, instead of on land. The 245+ sq. ft. office (plus deck) offers ample room for both work and entertaining.

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Factoria Joven in Merida, Spain

Factoria Joven in Merida, Spain

Selgascano Architects designed the Factoria Joven (youth factory), a creative space where urban youth can skateboard, rock climb, play music and even access the Internet through public computers.

BAMscape

BAMscape

Commissioned by the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, this curvy seating is designed for watching concerts and lectures, or just hanging out. Even has integrated laptop outlets and Wi-Fi.

The PAS House

The PAS House

A prototype for a house built with skateboarding in mind. The private residence will be built for champion skater Pierre Andre Senizergues (PAS), and each space will offer ample skating surfaces.

Piano House

Piano House

Built to encourage development in Huainan City, China, this unusual structure derives its shape from a grand piano, accompanied by a violin entryway and staircase. Google Earthers, check this out.

Chimecco

Chimecco

Architect Mark Nixon created this interactive wind chime sculpture, which hangs from the underside of a bridge, creating peaceful music as people walk over and the wind blows through.

Cafe/day Coffee Shop

Cafe/day Coffee Shop

Suppose Design Office imbued the Cafe/day coffee shop in Shizuoka, Japan with a spacious feel mainly by extending road lines and symbols to the shop’s floor, which is also made of asphalt.

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