A family in Honshu, Japan live under a set of stairs, but not in the way you think. The stairs in this case also doubles as the roof of the house. The playful design also happens to provide good insulation.
The Marina Bay Sands development in Singapore is now open, at a cost of US $6 billion, and features a rooftop SkyPark and 492′ infinity pool perched high (650 feet) atop the 3 hotel towers. (Thanks Corey!)
Strata SE1, the largest residential tower in central London, is the first major building in the world with integral wind-turbines, which will generate at least 8% of the energy needed to power the units inside.
The glulam lattice structure of France’s Centre Pompidou-Metz twists to touch the floor at 6 points in a vortex of wood and metal. At night the building revels in the glow of its beautiful hexagonal design.
CNN International’s project marking the 20th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s fall utilized street art installations by urban tape artist El Bocho to tell heroic stories of escape along the original divide.
In the machine that can print buildings, layers of sand are bound together to create a marble-like material, in effect turning it back into solid stone. The process includes internal curves and ducting.
The leather Blueprint Wallet by Constantin Boym for ACME Studio is made using a printing technique called digital engraving. The colors are applied onto the raw hides so the colors are part of the tanning.