Category Archives: ARCHITECTURE

Roadhaus Wedge RV Tiny House Appears To Be Larger Than It Really Is

Can you imagine yourself living in a tiny space of, say, 160-240 square feet and won’t go bonkers? Now, do you have a relatively spacious backyard with 50 AMP supply and sewer connection, or at least, you can make those happen? If your answer to those questions are ‘yes’, then you qualify yourself a Roadhaus Wedge RV Tiny House, a turn-key tiny abode produced by tiny house specialist, WheelHaus. Oh, wait. You will also need a healthy bank account with at least $76,000 at your disposal. We forgot to add that critical detail. Continue reading Roadhaus Wedge RV Tiny House Appears To Be Larger Than It Really Is

13 Year-Old Built A Tiny House, Makes Me Question My Childhood

While most kids of ages 12-13 were out hurling themselves into the creek or hole up in their home with video games and stuff like that, little Luke Thill spent his summer building a tiny house in his backyard. And he was 12 when he started the project. Luke has build very admirable, beautiful tiny house right in his home’s backyard. The idea came about when Luke became bored last summer and wanted something to do. The the light bulb moment struck after watching a bunch of videos on tiny houses on YouTube. At this point, I am feeling ashamed of myself. At that age, I was all over pop music, pixelated video games (Microsoft Decathlon PC game, anyone? LoL) and printing limited color ‘banner’ from Dot Matrix printer. Man. What was I thinking!? Continue reading 13 Year-Old Built A Tiny House, Makes Me Question My Childhood

Relocated Apple Store In Chicago Has A Giant MacBook On The Roof

Now, we all know how Apple is obsessed with details and that includes obsessing over every elements that goes into its store, and the upcoming flagship store in Chicago is no different. Not only does this store, which is actually a relocation of the original flagship store in Chicago, a showcase of Apple obsession with style and details, it has a little something extra – something which we have never seen and never would have imagined Apple would do so. So what is it that surprise us (or at least me)? The roof. It is in the likeness of a MacBook, complete with the iconic bitten apple branding out there on top, in the open for all on the skyscraper towering around to view. That’s right. This upcoming flagship store in Chicago has a enormous MacBook for the roof. Continue reading Relocated Apple Store In Chicago Has A Giant MacBook On The Roof

Italy Is Giving Away Run-down Properties, Including Castles, For Free

Whether you are inspired by the recent movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, or always have the dream to lead your own ‘kingdom’ complete with your very own castle, you’d be glad to know that Italy is now giving away over 100 run-dow properties, including a handful of castles, for free. I know right? It is hard to believe anyone can own a castle for absolutely nothing. Well, actually not quite. As many economists will tell you, there’s no such thing as a free lunch and therein lies the caveat: you see, those 103 properties are exactly as described, i.e. run-down, which means restoration is a must, but you have to restore it anyway because that is one of the conditions laid out by Italy’s State Property Agency in exchange for the free property. Continue reading Italy Is Giving Away Run-down Properties, Including Castles, For Free

A Skyscraper Suspended From An Asteroid Is The Craziest Idea Ever

In what could be the craziest proposition we heard this week, a New York architecture firm, Clouds Architecture Office, has proposed an outlandish architecture which will be truly the ‘world’s tallest building ever’. Dubbed Analemma Tower, this insane idea proposed the building to be built not on solid ground like every other mortal structures, but it will be, wait for it… suspended from an orbiting asteroid 31,068 miles (50,000 km) above the Earth (basically, a rock in outer space). Wait, what? An asteroid? Yes. You heard that loud and clear and if anything, it looks like the brilliant minds over at Clouds AO has done their homework. Continue reading A Skyscraper Suspended From An Asteroid Is The Craziest Idea Ever

Insane ‘Bent’ Building Concept Would Be The World’s Longest At 4,000 Ft

To be honest, I am clueless about New York City’s zoning laws. I totally understand the need for segregation by industry and stuff, but beyond that, I am absolutely lost. Anyways, as bustling cities like New York City gets denser, the obvious solution is to go skywards. However, due to the zoning laws, there’s a limit to how high a building can get in a leanly packed urban jungle and to get around this while still accommodating insane amount of population, architecture studio oiio has came up with an architecture with an unexpected turn – like quite literally. Continue reading Insane ‘Bent’ Building Concept Would Be The World’s Longest At 4,000 Ft

Casa Vista Paraiso: A ‘Sustainable’ Luxury Living In Costa Rica

When rich person talks about sustainability, we bet they hardly think to start from their home. However, if you beg to differ or decide it is time to start to start with a sustainable home (beside NOT jet setting with your private jet…), then the Casa Vista Paraiso Sustainable Home maybe right up your alley, well, that’s you are prepared to move your ass to Costa Rica, where this beautiful property awaits. Built by Catalfumo Construction, this sprawling 8,950 square foot private luxury estate sits in a forest sanctuary overlooking the golf course greens within the Los Sueños Resort and boasts 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, intricately cut tile, Costa Rican hardwood, and granite – lots of it. But how is it ‘sustainable’? Well, here’s the gist: Continue reading Casa Vista Paraiso: A ‘Sustainable’ Luxury Living In Costa Rica

It Takes Just 4 Person 4 Hours To Put Up This Flat-pack Ikea House

One of the greatest hurdles with humanitarian aid is proper shelter. We are not talking about just a roof over the head, but one that is humanized, you know, a shelter that protects folks living within from the element with reasonable comfort. With this mind, a modular, adaptable temporary house, called Better Shelter, was designed and it has been in deployment since 2015. The brainchild behind this ingenious temporary shelter solution is none other than Ikea, which kind of makes cos’ when it comes to flat-packing, no one knows better then the Swedish furniture giant. Continue reading It Takes Just 4 Person 4 Hours To Put Up This Flat-pack Ikea House

These Odd Shaped Buildings In Japan Hints What The Company Does

Iconic architectures like the Louvre, the Big Ben, the Empire State Building and Sydney Opera House are immediately recognizable because, they are, well, famous. If they weren’t, we won’t have a clue of what they do or sell. So, what do an organization do, if its building is not a famous architecture and the company still feel the need to announced what they are doing? Easy. Branding AKA signboards, but for some Japanese companies, a neon-lit logo slapped on a building is never enough; the building itself has to look the part, or at least points to what the company is all about. Continue reading These Odd Shaped Buildings In Japan Hints What The Company Does

The Most Expensive Property In The U.S. Comes With A Helicopter

We are accustomed to skyrocketing property prices, but one that commands $250 million is plain ridiculous, but besides being a chart topper on the most expensive property in stateside, it does come with its perks and when look at those perks, you probably will think it is money well spent, especially if you are petrolhead. For $250 million, this Bel-Air property comes with seven staff members, a helicopter landing pad complete with a helicopter (!) and a car collection with no less than 12 exotic luxury four-wheelers, including the likes of Rolls-Royce Dawn, Ferrari 488, Pagani Huayra, 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K, Spyker C8, Ariel Atom 3, Bentley Continental GT convertible and Bugatti Veyron, and 10 motorcycles. Also included is a Brooklands Edition 3-wheeler too! Continue reading The Most Expensive Property In The U.S. Comes With A Helicopter