Peter Cohen’s house came with feral cats who got hurt because they stayed outdoors. So he made sure that the cats would want to stay inside. He built cat walkways, tunnels and even ventilated litter boxes. He now has 15 happy rescue cats.
Designed by Alireza Taghaboni, the Sharifi-ha House in Tehran, Iran has three rotating bedrooms. They can face outwards to give residents a view of the city or inwards for warmth and privacy. More at Arch Daily.
An immensely satisfying demonstration of craftsmanship as two Japanese carpenters show the kind of precision required to perfectly interlock a pair of wooden beams into an extremely strong unified structure.
Bureau A’s Antoine is a house and a sculpture in one. The wooden cabin blends in the rocky hillside of the Swiss Alps thanks to its irregular concrete exterior. Inside it is a fireplace, bed, table, stool and window. More at designboom.
A set of eight 1.25″ square blocks made from natural and composite building materials including maple, bakelite, cork, granite, EVA, silicone, acrylic, and aluminum. Building a structure out of these could get expensive quick.
Designed by architect Keiichi Kiriyama of Airhouse, this incredible home in Jiyugaoka, Japan is almost entirely constructed from concrete – from the walls to the floors to the countertops and ceilings.
Paris, France is renowned for its tiny apartments. The designers at Kitoko Studio came up with a way to cram an entire living space, including bed, storage, dining, bathroom and kitchenette inside what amounts to a closet – just 86 square feet.
Amsterdam’s Heldergroen looks like your typical boutique design shop during the work day, but at the close of business, all of the work surfaces fly up into the ceiling on steel cables, clearing the space so it can be used for after-work events.
Designed and produced in Belgium, B-And-Bee are honeycomb-style sleeping cells for festivals and other large outdoor gatherings. The cells are waterproof and have enough room for two people to sleep in.
Located in Berlin, Germany, this innovative apartment building does away with traditional garage spaces – offering drive-in elevators which bring your vehicle directly outside your living space for ease of access. (Thanks Joe!)
Designed by Chinese architecture collective, Penda, this temporary dwelling, constructed from bamboo and rope modules, is designed to allow visitors to sleep in the midst of nature without any impact to its surroundings.
Everything is awesome!Kite Bricks envisions a new approach to building, using interlocking blocks that work like giant LEGO blocks. They bricks would have built-in channels for cables and pipes, and snap-on wall and flooring sections.
Bangkok’s New World shopping mall was abandoned back in 1999. Later, an unknown person started populating its flooded basement with koi and catfish. Jesse Rockwell captured these amazing photos of its unusual residents.
Designed by Lujac Desautel, this yacht is like a section of an upscale skyscraper set afloat. The large glass windows reflect the surrounding waters, and the structure offers dedicated living spaces for passengers and crew.
The Allgood Trio’s Sesame Steps is a small elevator hidden under staircases, for use by the elderly and the disabled. The elevator can be installed even under existing stairs to preserve a building’s form and appearance.
Like the Wheelhaus and the ÁPH80, ESCAPE is a mobile home that is delivered fully assembled and ready to be connected to utilities. It comes with basic furniture and facilities, with an option to have additional amenities pre-installed.
Beautiful transportable cabins. Each unit has one bedroom, one bathroom and a kitchen/living room with lighting and cooking appliances included. You can also order multiple units to be connected to create a larger house.
Created by Universal Everything, Walking City is an exploration of the design patterns of architecture as they gradually evolve. But rather than a building, the subject is a walking structure. Inspired by the 1960s works of Archigram.
Träullit are modular soundproofing tiles made of wood, cement and water. They come in different shapes and colors and can be installed with magnets or glue. They also provide insulation and modulate humidity. Contact Baux to order.
An easy to transport prefabricated home with a cement wood board exterior. The 290sq.ft. home has a bedroom, a living room/kitchen area and a bathroom, and comes with the necessary wiring and plumbing. Video here.
Ok, so you can’t actually climb to or from your parking spot at this garage in Utrecht, but the structure becomes much less of an eyesore with its two attached climbing walls. It also features a nice bike shelter and public transit connection.
Phillip K. Smith III turned a 70-year old dilapidated cabin into a light-based installation that embodies the word reflection in more ways than one. By day it mirrors the desert, by night it shines with LEDs. More here.