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.
French architect Jean Prouvé designed prefab homes back in the 1930s & 40s. To prove how amazing these homes were, art dealer Patrick Sequin disassembled one of his homes, packed it up, and had it reassembled it at Design Miami.
A 3D-printed Rubik’s cube’s moves were made to correspond with lights on the Ars Eelectronica Center using an Arduino processor and Bluetooth modem to relay information to special software and allow passersby to try and solve the puzzle.
A book by architecture historian James W.P. Campbell and photographer Will Pryce. It features over 80 libraries from around the world and from different eras, “from ancient Mesopotamia to modern China.” More on CNN.
Amsterdam/Beijing-based NEXT architects won the competition for the bridge for the revitalized Meixi Lake district in Changsha, China. The 150-meter-long bridge has a Möbius-inspired design, with multiple undulating paths for pedestrians.
The first fully immersive, solid, human-scale, enclosed structure that is entirely 3D printed. Digital Grotesque was fabricated entirely with custom-built algorithms. The 16 square meter room was printed at a resolution of 0.1mm.
Designer Till Konneker rose to the challenge of living in a tiny studio apartment by building this awesome all-in-one piece of furniture that serves as entertainment center, armoire, storage closet and bed. He needs to license this thing to IKEA.
John Z. Blazevich is selling his 50,000 sq. ft. home in Rolling Hills, CA. Zoning restrictions forced John to keep the house a single level above ground, but underground it’s a different story. Five stories to be exact. More here.
While LEGO has made a number of architectural kits of famousstructures, this 1210-piece set embraces the spirit of LEGO, encouraging you to build numerous structures from real-world examples, as well as your own.
LEGO extends its collection of architectural icons with this 2989-piece expert model of the world famous Sydney Opera House. Measures 25″(w) x 11″(h) x 15″ (d) when complete. Coming 9/2013 to the LEGO Shop for $319.99(USD).
The final (and highest) piece on the One World Trade Center building was recently installed and recorded in this inspiring, yet vertiginous video shot with a GoPro camera. It’s nine minutes-long, but the views are amazing.
Catch a glimpse of this unusual office building located in Hyderabad, India – shaped like a giant fish. Naturally, it houses the National Fisheries Development Board. Looks like we’re gonna need a bigger rod and reel.
French artist Jeremy Laffon creates spiraling towers and sculptures using the humble material of chewing gum, then documents their decline in video and photographs by applying heat to slump the structure.
It may look like a trunk, but it contains an entire hotel room. Just pop it open, erect the metal structure, hang the soundproof curtains, and unfold the bed and workspace. A concept by Antonio Scarponi and Robert de Luca.
A modern camping outpost, architect Tom Kundig’s wheeled shelters have a sleeping area that converts to a living room, a small kitchen, a fireplace, and even Wi-Fi. Located in Washington’s Methow Valley.
Along Alaska’s George Parks Highway sits this strange and wonderful bit of roadside Americana, an unfinished hotel inspired by the igloo, set against the majestic backdrop of the state’s natural beauty.