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Finally, Doomsday Shelters With Middle Class In Mind!

Since after 2012, there have been lesser talk about preparation for apocalypse, but looking today’s volatile international relations and domestic uncertainties, you’d be hard pressed not to pick up the topic once again. Then again, it is not by choice one wants to rest on his or her laurels; it is the price to prep for say, a nuclear fallout, that’s preventing an individual from doing so. The price for a fully-kitted, nuclear blast proof safe haven deep underground is prohibitive, thus making it a luxury average joe won’t even want to dream. But not all hopes are lost if you are not a multi-millionaire cos’ Vivos Group, the California-based company that builds and maintains fortified shelters for high net worth clienteles, has an affordable solution which it calls Vivos xPoint. Continue reading Finally, Doomsday Shelters With Middle Class In Mind!

This Amazing Tiny Home With Porch Is Actually A 40-foot Shipping Container

Most tiny homes are built on mobile home or RV, but this one here, built by Custom Contain Living, is not. It is actually a 40-foot container turned into an outstanding micro home. I know right? You can’t really tell it was a container, not especially when a section of it was removed to make way for an impressive porch, which should come in handy during rainy season. Maintaining the container’s orthogonal form, the top was raised with a sloped roof to accommodate two lofts within. From the images, the 40-foot Container Home looks deceivingly spacious, or perhaps it is. Continue reading This Amazing Tiny Home With Porch Is Actually A 40-foot Shipping Container

Here’s Another Lesser Know Pride Of Japan: Restrooms And Toilets

Japanese takes pride in everything they do. From the house they live in to the cars they drive and even places that most folks aren’t exactly proud off: toilets. They made sure what they use are well designed, made and in tip top condition, so in the case when you are taking a dump, you will feel rejuvenated or something like that. While most people know the Japanese dedication, some may not know Japanese obsession with toilets and it is this obsession that lead to several pretty ingenious developments like heated seats, toilet bowl with integrated bidet and even modesty mechanism like fake flush to hide the sound of poops hitting the water. Continue reading Here’s Another Lesser Know Pride Of Japan: Restrooms And Toilets

This Tent Is More Like An Architecture, Brings Luxury To The Wild

Are you into camping? No? Let me guess why. The wild scares the shit out of you and the lack of creature comfort turns you off? While the Autonomous Tent you see here can’t help you on the former, it can certainly address the latter because, after all, it is a luxury tent. Actually, it is more like an actual architecture, really, that’s entirely a class of its own. It lacks of the foundation, though, which means it can be set up and taken down, leaving no trace of its existence and also, move you will want because this baby will blow a $100K or bigger hole in your bank account. Continue reading This Tent Is More Like An Architecture, Brings Luxury To The Wild

Space Constraints Prompt Thailand To Embrace Unusual Shape Soccer Pitches

In effort to address modern day youth problems such as gang and such, Thailand property developer AP and advertising agency CJ Worx worked together to realize soccer pitches within the limited space in a packed community of Khlong Toei, located at heart of the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok. The goal is to provide a wholesome activity which the youth in this densely occupied area will have an outlet to expend their energy and hopefully, distract them from turning astray. And what’s better than dropping a few soccer pitches within the neighborhood, since soccer, or football as some may call it, is a big thing in Asia? Continue reading Space Constraints Prompt Thailand To Embrace Unusual Shape Soccer Pitches

This Beach House In South Africa Takes Open Concept A Little Too Seriously

While most sea-front houses incorporate large openings like larger-than-usual windows and sliding glass doors to afford home owners a majestic view of the front, South Africa architecture firm elphick proome architects took it several levels up with this property located at Rooi-Els, Western Cape province of South Africa, some 5 km north of Pringle Bay. There are many unique aspects about this Rooi-Els Beach House, the first being where it is built on. Unlike most beach houses which sit on regular sandy ground, this 950 square-meter property sits elevated over dune fynbos, a vegetation unique to Southern tip of Africa, on a rugged ocean peninsula which is not the best place for taking a dip in and that probably explains why it has its own deck and pool up front. Continue reading This Beach House In South Africa Takes Open Concept A Little Too Seriously

Stunning Tiny Home’s Garage Door Is Also A Custom Deck And Awning

With the world population growing steadily, over population is inevitable and so, we better start getting use to living in small spaces, you know, like very, very small space. Fortunately, humans are resilient and creative creatures who will make the most out of any situation. So what if you have only 240-square-foot to your name? As this super neat tiny home, called The Alpha Tiny Home put together by Nashville-based New Frontier Tiny Homes, proves that being small does not mean it can’t be a complete home and similarly, being tiny does not mean it cannot have style. Continue reading Stunning Tiny Home’s Garage Door Is Also A Custom Deck And Awning

Colossal 190-Foot Statue Of China Deified Warrior Is Simply Breathtaking

Among the many things China is capable of achieving is building insanely huge or complex structures and the colossal statue of Chinese legendary General Guan Yu (or more commonly known as Guan Gong, which loosely translates to ‘Lord Guan’) is the latest example. Located in Jingzhou City, Hubei province, this imposing statue designed by renown artist Han Meilin measures 58 meters (190 feet) tall and weighs an incredible 1,200 tons and that’s yet to include the traditional Chinese staff and blade combo weapon known as ‘Qing Long Yan Yue Dao’ (loosely translate to “Green Dragon Crescent Blade“) the deified warrior holds in his right hand. Continue reading Colossal 190-Foot Statue Of China Deified Warrior Is Simply Breathtaking

You Will Need To Rock Climb Up To The Loft In This Super Tiny Home

In most homes, access to higher floors requires either a set of stairs or ladder, but for rock climbing couple Vince Sorgentoni and Sam Adams, those are just way too conventional and since they both a thing for rock climbing, they opted to installed rock climbing holds on the walls to access one of the two lofts inside their super tiny, RV-based home called Z Huis. Z Huis is designed and built by North Carolina-based tiny home specialist, Wishbone Tiny Homes. Continue reading You Will Need To Rock Climb Up To The Loft In This Super Tiny Home

Kazakhstan May Get A Residential High-Rise With Integrated Ski Slope

What do an architect do when he finds driving 4 hours to the nearest ski slopes a hassle? Design a skyscraper that has a ski slope, of course. I mean, it couldn’t be more simpler, right? That could actually happen if Shokhan Mataibekov of the Union of Architects of Kazakhstan has his way. The 21-storey concept building with an integrated 1,000-foot artificial ski slope, aptly called Slalom House, will sit right smack at the heart of the capital city of Kazakhstan, Astana. Estimated to cost a whopping $70 million to design and construct, the upper floors are designed with 421 two-bedroom residential apartments, while the lower floors will be retail spaces. Continue reading Kazakhstan May Get A Residential High-Rise With Integrated Ski Slope