The video here may all be in German, but the visuals of the Heliotrope rotating solar house speak for themselves, in terms of energy consumption, you are looking at the most perfect home on the planet.
In October of 2006, artist Erwin Wurm slammed an upside-down house right on top of Vienna's Museum Moderner Kunst (MUMOK). While Wurm's installation, appropriately dubbed "House Attack," was only temporary, his project transformed the stark MUMOK façade itself into a work of art.
The Multi Mill is Dutch-based NL Architects's attempt to combine a theater and cinema space with a waterfront lounge area. This isn't just any theater though — this one spins round and round as you watch. Perhaps most cool of all is that it may really be built.
If all goes well, the world's newest, largest clock should start ticking off its first seconds today in the city of Mecca. Its tower also happens to be Saudi Arabia's tallest building, and the tower's complex is the largest hotel in the world. Talk about going for broke!
Why check your smartphone for the weather when you can look at 6,000 windows lit up with 72,000 LEDs? If you're anywhere near the Dexia Tower in Brussels, a glance at its various colors immediately lets you know if the temperature is hotter or colder than usual.
The "Sands Skypark" in Singapore is a pool, greenway and casino with an usual location. The whole thing sits atop not one, but three skyscrapers that make up the Marina Bay Sands hotel. The infinity pool itself is nearly 500 feet in length and features no discernible edge. So what would happen if you swam over?
A new office building in Osaka, Japan features two dozen of the biggest elevators around, each one capable of carrying a whopping 80 people at a time. With windows overlooking the city, the 12-foot-wide, 9-foot-long and 8.5-foot-high boxes will be downright spacious when carrying just a handful of passengers.
Lots of houses have pools out back, especially in warmer climates. But how many of them have a 256-foot water slide with two loops that goes from the top floor into the pool? Not many! This luxury vacation villa in...
Architecture firm IwamotoScott, which secured a special place in our hearts for this future vision of San Fransisco, is now turning its sights on New York City with the Edgar Street Towers. More than just an office spire, the Edgar...
The Fincube is a modular housing design that is easy to put together and move and very low energy. It's cheap and small, but it's also damned stylish. There are three models of Fincubes, although it appears that the only...