Paper isn't the first thing that comes to mind when looking for sturdy construction materials, but that didn't stop German architects Ben and Daniel Dratz from designing this building made from 550 bales of bound recycled paper.
The obsession with all things Lego is something that transcends age and nationality, but no amount of Lego interest can replace visiting one of the theme parks dedicated to the iconic toy. Now one of those locations will offer another level of the Lego experience via a new hotel dedicated to its colorful aesthetic.
Outside of some of the more hurricane-prone areas, owning waterfront property is one of the most coveted and expensive real estate propositions out there. But in Sweden a pair of siblings decided to try an innovative, budget-conscious to owning waterfront property by building a solar-powered, floating room.
An elderly couple in in the city of Wenling, China refused to relocate to make way for a new road project.
There are a lot of new building projects in China right now, but this one might get extra attention since it resembles a portal.
View, a Silicon Valley-based startup had, its coming out party today with Dynamic Glass, an auto-tinting window that promises to save money on cooling bills, as well as reduce glare and make for more natural lighting in their given setting.
One cow contains approximately eight gallons of blood. When cows are magically turned from things that smell bad into things that taste good, all of that blood generally goes to waste. But it need not be wasted, for it can now be used to make large structures and waterproof bricks that also happen to look kinda like fresh-baked brownies. Mmm, brownies.
Beyond the athletes from nations worldwide, the Olympics also bring out the world's most talented architectural designs. Beijing had its Bird's Nest and now London has the Coca-Cola Beatbox, a building that can be played like an instrument triggered by gestures, touches and movements.
It's practically impossible to get a good banana outside of the tropics. The bananas that you'll find at the supermarket, called Cavendish bananas, taste like mush compared to tropical varieties, but because the Cavendish travels well, that's all we get. Urbanana (Urbanana!) is a concept that would allow tropical fruits to be grown in cities instead.
Norway is joining a growing trend of governments selling off old infrastructure installations like cupcakes at a bake sale. They've recently listed the Olavsvern Naval Submarine Base on the real estate market, and hope to add a cool $17.5 million to their budgetary bottom line for their efforts.