There's an old stretch of road in Italy that's going to fall out of use in favor of a new highway, and the country turned to designers for ideas on how to recycle the road rather than just leave it derelict. One idea? Build a city of hanging houses under its bridges.
See that ghostly honeycomb tower in the middle there? The one with the fancy lights? That's the PSi Tower by Michael Young, an ultra-modern skyscraper designed for Hong Kong. Its hexagon-studded shape isn't just for show, either. The various faces actually move to maximize the amount of natural light inside the structure.
A crazy man equipped with a suction-cup suit that allows him to scale buildings climbed up to the top of San Francisco's 58-story Millennium Tower on Monday. It took him about three hours to get up to the top, where the cops were waiting to arrest him.
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.