This is Sevilla's Metropol Parasol. Officially the largest wooden structure in the world, it debuted recently to mixed reviews both by residents and visitors of Southern Spain's largest city. The Metropol Parasol has a walkway and an observation deck, as well as restaurants, bars and a farmer's market.
Did we mention that it's made of grass?...
One of the coolest things about modern travel is experiencing the cool new designer hotels around the world. But if you've ever dreamed of spending a weekend aboard your sci-fi vision of a space station, the Yotel should be your first stop.
No matter how fancy your apartment is or what kind of view it has, unless it can be airlifted anywhere in the world at a moment's notice while continuing to be perfectly comfortable and self-sustaining, it's got nothing on this Living Roof capsule.
There's being prepared for a zombie invasion by keeping a shotgun and some spare brains in your basement, and then there's being actually eager for a zombie invasion, which is how you'll feel if you live in this absurdly safe house, called the Safe House.
Meet the Bug Dome. This little beauty was constructed from bamboo by a group of architects for the Shenzhen & Hong Kong bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Shenzhen, China. Can you think of a better place to hear bands, poetry readings and sing karaoke?
To get a perfect view of Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada, the only logical thing to do was to construct a cantilevered glass viewing platform. So Canadian firm Sturgess Architecture did just that — overlooking the Columbian Icefields. The valley is nice and all, but…have you seen this walkway?
One day we'll all get to live in Jetsons-style homes in the sky, but in the meantime we'll have to settle for visiting public art structures like Centro Niemeyer in Spain.
A new innovation called vertical camping offers one way to commune with nature and simultaneously avoid becoming a snack for some of nature's meat eaters.
If you've ever wanted to enjoy fine dining atop mountains and monuments of note, you're in luck. Swedish appliance maker Electrolux has commissioned Italian architecture firm Park Associati to design a portable restaurant on top of the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels. From there, it will travel to other well known spots in Italy, Russia, Switzerland and Sweden with world class chefs cooking away on, you guessed it…Electrolux appliances.