Urban Design

Mind-blowing Hotel Concept Above The Arctic Circle

Snøhetta has unveiled plans for one of the most mind blowing hotels – “Svart” — the world’s first energy positive hotel concept above the arctic circle. Not only does the design reduce its yearly energy consumption by approximately 8...

15 Most Awesome Tree Houses From Around The World

Humans have not really given up on ideas of an Edenic life. Which is why they often seek to escape to paradises amidst nature whenever they get the chance. Here is a list of 15 treehouses from around the world that turn living among trees into a literally amazing ex...

Triangular Viewing Platform for the Songhua Lake Resort

Beijing-based META-Project was commissioned to design a mountain viewing platform for the Songhua Lake Resort; a luscious nature reserve in the warmer months, and a ski-lodge in the winter. The platform sits atop a ski-slope at the edge of the forest, it’s uni...

Vertical Entertaining – Tower House For Guests

Resting on a stone pedestal, the Observation Lounge by Pfeffer Torode Architecture offers an entertaining space above the treetops. A wooden spiral staircase leads you through the three-story tower. Among the levels are a natural oak and chiseled stone kitchen and a...

Barrington House – Minimalist House with Grass Roof

Sunken into a Brentwood hillside, the Barrington House by Eric Rosen Architects is a geometric marvel. The structure is comprised of multiple polygons buried in the sloped terrain. Covered with a grass roof, the three-story home is nearly undetectable from the front...

15 Most Beautiful Towers in The World

People have always been fascinated by the desire to reach the sky. While we don’t have wings to fly, we certainly have the brains and the skills to build towers whose tips always aspire to reach beyond the clouds. Here is a list of the 15 of the world’s ...

Cool ORIGIN Tree House In a Forest in France

Atelier LAVIT have designed the ORIGIN Tree House for their clients in France who wanted to have a unique cabin. A hundred year-old oak was the starting point for the whole design, with the goal of being as functional and comfortable as a hotel room, and inspired by ...

Dark Modern Villa Vingt in Canada

Neighboring the Le Relais ski resort in Canada, the Villa Vingt is inspired by its sloped plot. The modern villa is nestled into a snowy bank, opening up fully to the north. Dark timber planks create the external facade, contrasted by a light-filled interior. At the...

Unique Complex for Work And Leisure on the Island of Flainevar, Norway

Up at the north end of Europe, off the coast of Norway, there is an archipelago of islands known as Fleinvaer. Amongst those tiny Arctic isles, far from the hustle and bustle of normal society, a cluster of cabins has been erected – called Fordypningsrommet. And y...

10 Crazy 3D Optical Illusions Which Will Blow Your Mind

Optical illusions are well, illusions. They are created by simple manipulations of lines, colors and patterns to confuse our brains while receiving sensory inputs, thus messing up with the output. With each passing day, optical illusions are increasingly being used ...

A Small Mountain Cabin in Chile

In the mountains of San Esteban, Chile, a small cabin was designed as a retreat for those arriving and departing on treks who need a place to rest and reflect on their expedition. Gonzalo Iturriaga Arquitectos is behind the Mountaineer’s Refuge, designed to in...

Modern Wooden Cabin by Renée del Gaudio Architecture

Comprised of a pair of cedar-clad structures, Big Cabin | Little Cabin by Renée del Gaudio Architecture reimagines the vernacular architecture of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain region. The two building are reminiscent of traditional cabins with gabled roofs and ti...

Modern Farmhouse in Rural Pennsylvania

Cutler Anderson Architects have completed a modern farmhouse for a large family on a 93-acre farm in northeastern Pennsylvania, that was designed to fit in with the surrounding farming community. To do this, the architects designed a simple white box-like house ...

Charming Snowy Modern Villa Boreale

This perfectly minimalist Canadian retreat is available for rent on Airbnb! Located in Charlevoix, Canada, the charming snowy villa is only 10 minutes away from Le Massif de Charlevoix ski resort. Developed by Cargo Architecture, the contemporary cottage is inspired...

Maralah – Conceptual Cliff House

Cantilevered over the edge of a mountain in Calgary, the Maralah Cliff House by LAAV Architects is a love letter to architectural icons Frank Lloyd Wright and John Lautner. Like the works of its influencers, the structure has a strong connection to its natural enviro...

Breathtaking Lake View Cliff House In Lake Tahoe

Located less than 10 minutes away from Nevada’s popular Diamond Peak Ski Resort, in a privileged position of Crystal Bay, this stunning contemporary home was designed by San Francisco-based studio Mark Dziewulski Architect. Four bedrooms and four-and-a-half ba...

Symbiosis of Contemporary Smart Home and Electric Car

Lighting designers from Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a world leader in lighting, have collaborated with the automotive company Renault to create a concept car and smart home presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017. It is located in Frankfu...

Skyli Trekking Cabin – Cozy Refuge for Hikers

Set along the trails of Iceland, the Skyli Trekking Cabin is a refuge for hikers from the harsh elements. The structure is comprised of four gabled roofs. Although it resembles a tent, this shelter is clad in a steel facade to protect you from the elements. A bright...

Arkup Mobile Overwater Villas

Combining elements of a houseboat, luxury yacht, and oil rig, Arkup Mobile Overwater Villas propose a new solution for maritime living. Designed by Dutch architect Koen Olthuis, the 4,350 square-foot solar-powered inaugural model offers four bedrooms, a living room,...

UNDER: Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

Snøhetta is designing Europe’s first underwater restaurant in Norway, which will let you dine on the seabed. Dubbed ‘Under‘, the concrete capsule-like structure will be built at the southernmost part of Norway, close to the village of B&arin...

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