Architecture

May 16, 2017

Sinking Floor Installation Looks Like an Endless Portal to the Upside Down

Design duo Fanny Bouchet and Emmanuelle Messier of Byme Architecture have a knack for creating inventive interiors and avant-garde art. This multifaceted talent is particularly evident in Débarrassons le Plancher, an architectural art installation that reimagines history and tricks the eye. Débarrassons le Plancher—Frenchfor “let’s get rid of the floor”—is composed of over 3,000 wooden cubes. Each block was manually cut by the artists and eventually glued by hand to the floor of an ancient fortification in the south of France.

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May 13, 2017

Giant Sequoia Skyscraper Concept Lets You Live in the Trees

Architecture and design journal eVolo focuses on innovative design based on technological advances of the 21st century. Since 2006 they have run an annual Skyscraper Competition, inviting architects from around the globe to unleash their fantasy and create the skyscrapers of the future. One of 444 projects received was the Giant Sequoia Skyscraper by a group of South Korean architects, which won an honorable mention.

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April 23, 2017

World’s First Autonomous 3D-Printed Home is Fully Equipped for Off-Grid Living

Ever dream of living off the grid in a compact, mobile home that can withstand even the toughest natural environments? If so, the Ukrainian startup PassivDom has the perfect product for you. They recently developed the world’s first autonomous gadget house created from 3D printing. Called modulOne, these innovative abodes are 100% energy self-sufficient and are free from any fuel combustion, plumbing, or electricity transmission lines.

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April 9, 2017

Texas Barn Transformed into Rustically Modern ‘Barnominium’ is Now For Sale

Recently, we marveled over a charming one-bedroom castle that's been put up for sale in the UK. Well, there’s now another unconventional modern home that’s available to purchase—this time, it's in a barn. If that sounds like a downgrade compared to the other quarters, we promise you that it’s not. Known as a barndominium, it’s a converted barn located in Lacy Lakeview, Texas that’s a stunning example of contemporary architecture with a rustic appeal.

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