Awesome Architecture

Cat Transit System

Cat Transit System

Built by architecture firm Because We Can as part of a Mad Scientist-themed remodeling project for a client, the cat-tube runs across the room’s walls and has viewing ports and hidden access points.

DROP Moveable Hotel Room

DROP Moveable Hotel Room

Barcelona design group In-Tenta’s eco-friendly concept hotel provides guests with individual “pods” which can be set directly onto the ground so as not to disturb natural surroundings.

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LEGO Pop-up Building

LEGO Pop-up Building

We’d be impressed by this built-from-scratch architectural model of the Tōdai-ji Buddhist temple even if it didn’t fold up into itself like a pop-up book. Check out builder Talapz’s other structure here.

Trampoline Bridge

Trampoline Bridge

AZC architecture studio envisioned this award-winning pedestrian bridge that would span the River Seine, giving travelers a wondrous view of the Paris skyline as they bounce across. Lifevests not shown.

World’s Deepest Indoor Pool

World’s Deepest Indoor Pool

YouTuber lolphin’s video of Nemo 33, an indoor swimming and diving pool in Brussels, Belgium with a maximum depth of 113ft. The songs are VCR and Islands, both by The xx.

Book Mountain

Book Mountain

Architects MVRDV created this incredible library in The Netherlands. Given space limitations, they built a barn-shaped room in which up to 150,000 books can be stacked to the top of a pyramid of shelves.

Bird-Apartment

Bird-Apartment

Designed by Nendo for the Momofuku Ando Center in Nagano, it has 78 birdhouses on one side and a tree house on the other. People can look at the birds in the nests from inside the tree house.

3D Fabricated House

3D Fabricated House

Rodrigo Rubio and his colleagues only needed 5 weeks to create the Solar House 2.0 – and were able to customize it for its surroundings – thanks to digital design and digital fabrication technology.

Hypercubus Mobile Hotel

Hypercubus Mobile Hotel

Designed by WG3, the Hypercubus is a compact and portable yet very alluring shelter that could function as a temporary retreat for tourists who want to really take in surrounding landscapes.

Financial Architecture

Financial Architecture

Artist Jill Sylvia creates incredible models of structures such as the New York Stock Exchange, the U.S. Treasury and the Capital using sheets of financial ledger books with holes cut out of them.

Broken Houses

Broken Houses

Ofra Lapid created miniature models of dilapidated buildings using photographs. She then photographed the models on a plain background, isolating them to further preserve their state.

Bloomframe

Bloomframe

A clever product by Dutch architectural firm Hofman Dujardin. The Bloomframe’s large windows transform into a balcony and back at the push of a button. Just don’t wear a skirt while you’re on it.

Ribeira de Carpinteira Bridge

Ribeira de Carpinteira Bridge

A beautiful pedestrian bridge in Portugal’s city of Covilhã, JLCG Arquitectos’s wood-lined structure spans a distance of about 721 feet, providing a dramatic walk worth slowing down for.

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City in the Sky

City in the Sky

Inspired by the lotus flower, City in the Sky is a concept for an oasis rising above the “developed and polluted city.” If you ask us, we’d rather have both this and clean cities.

The Crib

The Crib

A 21st century take on woodsy A-frame houses – these 175 to 390 sq. ft. shelters are made from recyclable materials and can be built out as a dedicated cabin or a backyard relaxation space.

Water Discus Hotel

Water Discus Hotel

Planned for construction in Dubai, Deep Ocean Technology’s Jetsons-esque structure will include both over- and underwater living areas, which can ascend above water in an emergency.

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center

A time-lapse look back at the last 7 years of construction of the new tower at One World Trade Center as it starts from nothing and just this week became the tallest building in New York.

Scary Bathroom

Scary Bathroom

This bathroom doesn’t have spiders or snakes in the toilet. What it does have is a clear glass floor revealing that you’re in an elevator shaft and that there’s nothing but a 15-floor drop beneath.

Bandra Ohm Hi-Rise

Bandra Ohm Hi-Rise

James Law’s residential tower gets its inspiration from the “Ohm” symbol, but is much more, with luxurious, fluid swimming pools on balconies and a dramatic, vortex-like public space in the middle.

The Theater Bookstore

The Theater Bookstore

The El Ateneo Grand Splendid is a bookstore in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Built in 1919, the 21,000 sq.ft. theater was converted into a music and book shop in 2000.

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Google White House Virtual Tour

Google White House Virtual Tour

Wander through the public spaces of the White House and explore its artworks from the comfort of your computer, thanks to Google’s collaboration with President Obama and the First Lady.

Melbourne Hill House

Melbourne Hill House

For some reason, the playful astroturf-covered exterior of this home designed by Andrew Maynard Architects reminds us of a miniature golf course. Looks like a good spot for skateboarding too.

Candock Floating Docks

Candock Floating Docks

A modular system to replace wooden docks, these floating blocks can be interlocked to make any shape you can think of, and can float over breaking waves. You can even land a helicopter on them.

The Vertical Forest

The Vertical Forest

Many architects have proposed towering urban buildings rich with greenery, but this one is actually under construction, and will add 10,000 square meters of plants to Milan, Italy’s skyline.

TuboHotel

TuboHotel

Each room at Tepoztlán, Mexico’s TuboHotel is made from concrete pipe, outfitted with a Queen bed, fan, lighting, a glass front, and of course, curtains. You’ll have to share a bath, though.

ecoPerch Lodge

ecoPerch Lodge

A luxurious lodge built with environmentally-friendly specs. It can house up to 4 people and has modern amenities, yet can be assembled on-site in as little as 5 days and last up to 15 years.

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