Urban Design

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...

Comfortable Peanut-Shaped Living Space for Harsh Weather Conditions

Lumishell is a prefabricated dwelling designed to provide a comfortable cocoon habit in different, and potentially harsh, weather conditions. The project is a collaboration between Lumicene, a company that has developed curved, reversible sliding windows, and French...

House Ourem By Filipe Saraiva Arquitectos

Filipe Saraiva Arquitectos have designed a modern family house that sits on a slightly sloped piece of farmland in Melroeira – Ourém, Portugal. The design of the house was inspired by the way a child draws a house with just 5 lines, a rectangle and two squar...

A 3D Zebra Stripe Crosswalk Appears in Iceland

The quiet fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland now has one of the snazzier pedestrian crosswalks you’re likely to encounter: a traditional set of white zebra-stripes painted to appear three dimensional. The piece was created last month as part o...

Butterfly Specimen Boxes in Series of Murals by Mantra

France-based street artist Mantra has been unveiling a series of hyper-realistic murals that convert the facades of commercial and residential buildings into huge butterfly display cases in different countries, like Spain, Austria, France, and Bogota. You’ve p...

Mix of Stone, Concrete, Glass and Wood – The Wall House in Portugal

Take a look at this stunning private residence by Guedes Cruz Architects. Like a wall in a Castle not in stone, but in concrete, glass and wood. Not to for protection but because of the neighbours and the strong Atlantic Wind. A Patio house with a Mediterranean coun...

Private and Compact ‘Kooshk House’

For many, living inside a compact home or apartment complex is a comfortable or necessary reality. Sarsayeh Architects’ “Kooshk House” simultaneously provides the privacies of a family home with the feeling of being surrounded by nature. Located in ...

Futuristic 197 Building In The Heart Of Parramatta, Australia

Let us show you a tower inspired by nature and history by GroupGSA and Rafael de la Hoz. Winner of the International Design Excellence Competition for 197 Church Street, Parramatta, Australia. The architectural concept originates from the building’s location i...

LEGO House in Denmark by Bjarke Ingels Group

The LEGO House in Denmark has recently opened its doors to the public. Located in the town of Billund, where the iconic brick was first invented, the institution has been conceived as an immersive experience center, which includes paid attractions as well as areas th...

Big Green Bus – Private Stay Inside1982 West Midlands Metro Bus

Tucked away in a private woodland, the Big Green Buss brings a piece of the city to the Sussex countryside. The converted 1982 West Midlands metro bus now offers accommodations for six as well as a full kitchen, wet bath, and living area with a wood-burning stove. T...

Joshua Tree Container House Made of White Cargo Containers

Photo-realistic renderings of the proposed home by the London-based designer James Whitaker show a cluster of white cargo containers emerging like a starburst from a rocky site. Work is scheduled to begin next year on the Joshua Tree Residence in the California dese...

Wooden Guest House In A Former Factory Tower

US firm Andersson-Wise has created a tall silvery building containing bedrooms near a waterside holiday home in Austin, so that the owners can invite more guests to stay. Tower House perches atop a hill overlooking Lake Travis, one of Austin’s man-made lakes c...

The Rook Tiny House – High End House On Wheels

Today we want to tell you about the Rook Tiny House. This 22-foot long abode made by the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Wind River Homes has a surprisingly urban vibe to it despite being built for anywhere but the city. The exterior of the home features painted vertic...

Futuristic Private Residence ‘CoMED’

Following the slope, the light-flooded residential “CoMED” building develops in a crystalline, conspicuous shape. Similar to a ski jumping facility, the Residential as a compact living space sits on the slope of its habitable outdoor areas and projecting...

Modern Two-Story House in New York

Maziar Behrooz Architecture has created a modern two-story house Amagansett, New York. The “lanes” in Amagansett, New York, offer a nearly idyllic village life: adjacent to Main street, walking distance to ocean, but far enough to feel protected from it,...

Stunning MAD’s Rock-Chaped Chaoyang Park Plaza

After topping out in mid-2015, Beijing’s ‘Chaoyang Park Plaza’ – the ambitious mixed-use development by MAD architects – is now nearing completion. The scheme, which reaches a total height of 120 meters, is located at the heart of the Chinese capit...

Small and Modern Back Country House in New Zealand

LTD Architectural Design Studio have designed a small and modern house in Puhoi, about 50 km north of Auckland, New Zealand. Surrounded by bush, the design of the house was inspired by the back country huts and the simplicity of their design. Locally sourced band sa...

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