Old School Bus Turns Beautiful Home

October 19, 2012 / No Comments

If you plan to build a house, you may have to undergo many hectic tasks like purchasing land, signing papers and paying utility bills, and all these appear to be too much trouble. Do you think that turning an unused bus into a sweet new home can be a better idea? That's what wpi Creative did with this old rickety ...

London’s Mint Hotel Comes Up With the Largest Living Green Wall in Europe

April 19, 2011 / No Comments

Ever imagined a ‘green wall’ for your house? Of course, it is rewarding for two major reasons. One for the aesthetic appeal it affords and the other for the environmental concern the idea envisages.

Up! Style Balloon House Takes Flight

March 8, 2011 / 1 Comment

This sure is  breath-taking stuff. A real-life version of a house was lifted skywards with the help of over 300 balloons. This is actually a real-life version of Pixar's animated hit film Up! This Up-inspired house was launched from an air field east of LA by the National Geographic Channel.

Underground House in Sweden is Both Beautiful and Nature-Friendly

December 17, 2009 / 1 Comment

In Vals, Switzerland, modern architecture has been problematic for quite some time now - there's a beautiful untouched landscape that just takes your breath away there, and the local community is mostly in agreement that architects are slowly destroying it with their new designs. Knowing that, it's hard to imagine a house that's both stylish and accepted by this community ...

Brazilian Leaf House Adds to Nature’s Splendor

November 19, 2008 / 1 Comment

Designed by Mareines + Patalano, this great beach home outside of Rio de Janeiro stands as a beautiful compliment to nature and adds to the planet's beauty and tranquility. Except for a stunning architectural show, the Brazilian Leaf House packs many green features, a perfect combination of form with function. Designed as a giant tropical banana leaf and looking like a ...

Schwimmhaus the Modern House Boat

November 10, 2008 / 1 Comment

Living in a house boat is a very unique experience and when the boat is surrounded by a spectacular scenery that steals your heart, then it becomes even more special. Schwimmhaus is a modern house boat constructed by German architects at Confused-Directionthat, that provides the perfect holiday on still waters. Designed to float and made of prefab, the house boat upholds ...

Sweden’s Naturhus – House in a Greenhouse

November 10, 2008 / 3 Comments

There is always the eternal question of who do we exactly dub as a genius and what is the scale to measure and tag someone as a genius. While views vary widely, one of the most accepted theory is that and man who thinks way ahead of his time in his methods and approach, can be called a genius. Taking that ...

Living in a Crocodile House

September 17, 2008 / No Comments

It has to be a cultural thing, and one that I don't get. Some guy in Ivory Coast built a house in the shape of a crocodile. I mean, I know the song "Crocodile Rock" but a house built out of rock shaped like a crocodile?! Seriously, where do people come up with ideas like this? [gallery] "Hey, Kalo! Where you going?" "I'm going ...

Me and My 60,000 Bees

June 18, 2008 / No Comments

There's a guy in North Carolina, Amychelle Jones, who has been sharing his home with 60,000 bees. I wonder if he counted them. One bee, two bees ... but back to the story. (honey oozes out of the walls) The knucklehead noticed something coming out of his walls and he realized it was honey after tasting the oozing liquid on the ...

“House” Made From Umbrellas

May 30, 2008 / 1 Comment

Though they have their reasons, I can't figure out why they've built such a big umbrella "house". The project uses modified umbrellas and was put up by Kengo Kuma who did it for the Milan Triennale Museum of design. The umbrellas are zipped together along their outer edges to form the modular shape you can see in the pictures, and each ...