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.
Tall buildings get blasted with lightning bolts all the time, but instead of freaking out about it, this skyscraper concept actually harvests those lightning bolts to generate power.
The LO2P recycling center concept manages to recycle old cars and trash while growing crops, producing biofuel, filtering the air, and generating electricity — all at the same time. It's too bad you can't ride it.
Move over Sydney…after 7 years of construction, the Guangzhou Opera House is now complete. Zaha Hadid's spectacular design integrates two separate buildings and the surrounding Pearl River. Considered the cultural center of Guangzhou, the opera house is a dazzling feat of modern design.
French artist Bibi used 250 red 20-liter polyethylene recycled water jugs to make this igloo. The Bibigloo (Bibi + igloo) is an art installation, but could act as a real shelter for the Inuit people as ice thaws.
'Orange Cube,' a design from Jakob + Macfarlane Architects, is, well, exactly what it sounds like. This soon to be commercial and cultural complex in Lyon, France will have five floors of pure orange wonderfulness right along the River Saône.
SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects joined forces to design this underground dwelling in Vals, Switzerland. With a huge elliptical opening that lets in tons of natural light, this hobbit hole beats out all the other mountain homes for best view. Check out the other images below to see for yourself.