Awesome Architecture

Lucid Stead

Lucid Stead

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.

Demountable House

Demountable House

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.

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Puzzle Facade

Puzzle Facade

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.

The Library: A World History

The Library: A World History

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.

Meixi Lake District Bridge

Meixi Lake District Bridge

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.

Digital Grotesque

Digital Grotesque

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.

The Living Cube

The Living Cube

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.

Underground Mansion

Underground Mansion

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.

LEGO DIY Architecture Studio

LEGO DIY Architecture Studio
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While LEGO has made a number of architectural kits of famous structures, 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 Sydney Opera House

LEGO Sydney Opera House

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).

Ferrari BB 512i: A Piece of Art

Ferrari BB 512i: A Piece of Art

Holger Schubert’s museum-like garage may have won him praise from Maserati, but right now it is home to his main source of inspiration: a Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer. Petrolicious talked to Schubert about the car and its throne.

Final Segment: One WTC

Final Segment: One WTC

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.

The Fish Building

The Fish Building

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.

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Chewing Gum Architecture

Chewing Gum Architecture

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.

Dragon Bridge

Dragon Bridge

This incredible bridge in the city of Da Nang, Vietnam is shaped in the form of a massive 1860+ foot-long dragon. And yes, it actually breathes fire. Why don’t we get bridges like this here in the States?

Hotello

Hotello

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.

Geometric Sand Sculptures

Geometric Sand Sculptures

Artist Calvin Seibert creates sandcastles with wondrously smooth surfaces, comprised of squares, spheres, cylinders and other shapes influenced by both traditional and modern architecture.

Inflatable Concrete Tent

Inflatable Concrete Tent

A unique tent that’s made out of canvas soaked in concrete. The tent is relatively flexible and compact when dry, but it transforms into a sturdy structure when it’s soaked in water and inflated.

Rolling Huts

Rolling Huts

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.

World’s Largest Swimming Pool

World’s Largest Swimming Pool

The main attraction of the San Alfonso del Mar private resort in Algarrobo, Chile is its huge outdoor swimming pool. The pool is 0.62mi long, an area of nearly 20 acres and holds 250M liters of water.

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Building Movers

Building Movers

An incredible engineering feat in Zurich, Switzerland as a construction crew puts the 6800+ ton MFO building on tracks and moves it down the block. Time-lapse by Patrick Gautschy. (Thanks Rostek!)

Transforming Apartment 3

Transforming Apartment 3

Treehugger founder Graham Hill showed Gizmodo his NYC apartment, which has a total of 8 rooms despite being only 420sq.ft., thanks to the extensive use of drawers and hidden shelves and furniture.

Abandoned Igloo Hotel

Abandoned Igloo Hotel

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.

ASB Glassfloor

ASB Glassfloor

Inspired by squash courts, the ASB Glassfloor is a multi-functional flooring system made from glass and an aluminum substructure, with LED marking lines that can be selected on a touchscreen.

Neighbirds

Neighbirds

Neighbirds are modular birdhouses designed by Andreu Carulla Studio. They are easy to install and can be hung not just on trees but on a wall or ceiling as well. Contact Utoopic to order.

Transforming Apartment 2

Transforming Apartment 2

We’ve seen personal apartment customizations that make the most out of a limited space. Simon Woodroffe wants to make this concept available to the masses with his high-tech YO! Home.

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