HUS-1 – The Ultra Tiny House Of Your Dreams

Over the past few weeks we have seen a massive popularity spike in “small space” architecture and design. It seems that design and architecture firms are starting to really think outside the box, creating projects that are targeted toward the minimalist consumer. Continue »

You’ll Never Guess What This Tiny House Looks Like On The Inside

This extraordinary project was designed by Mizuishi Architects Atelier in Japan. The miniature 594-square-foot house is built on a tiny triangular site alongside a river. The way the space is utilised inside this cosy modern cottage is really quite impressive. Continue »

Architect Imagines The Homes Of Fairy Tale Characters

Illustrator and architect Federico Babina has a love for fairy tales and he decided to use them as inspiration for some of his latest illustrations. He says that his latest pictures are a tribute to the fairy tale universe where architecture is often reinvented. Continue »

This House Looks Normal But It’s Actually Made Entirely Of Newspaper


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In Rockport, Massachusetts there is a two room cabin made entirely out of newspapers, glue and varnish. The house was built by Elis Stenman in 1922, and he lived there with his family for six years. Everything inside the paper house is also made of paper. Stenman built chairs, tables, bookshelves and even curtains and a clock out of newspaper and magazine pages. Only the piano is made of wood and covered with paper to maintain uniformity, and the fireplace is made of bricks, for obvious reason. After Stenman passed away the house was then turned into a museum. Continue »

Surreal Sliding House Created By Artist Alex Chinneck

Mid-19th century house was compulsorily purchased by Thanet District Council after being empty for 11 years. Derelict four-storey Margate house will be brought back into use at the end of the year-long public art exhibition. Part of the upper floor is exposed as curving bricks, windows and a door below give the illusion that the front of the house is sliding away. Continue »

Amazing Modern Stairs In A Medieval Tower In Denmark

Situated in Denmark, the Kalø Tower is a 700 year old historical building. While inaccessible, the architecture studio MAP created a modern spiral staircase turning the place into a superb vantage point mixing archeology and contemporary design. Continue »

Watch Inside Obama’s New Home

President Obama and his family plan to move to a mansion in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, a mere two miles from the White House, when he leaves office in January, according to people familiar with his plans. Continue »

Photographer Balint Alovits Explores The Beauty Of Spiral Staircases In Budapest

Balint Alovits was born in Budapest in 1987. Graduated from Metropolitan University in Budapest with a Bachelor’s degree in photography in 2014. His photographic work is simple, precise and airy and most of his projects are based on spatiality. Continue »

Architects Adds Treetop Cabin With Stargazing Net To Sweden’s Treehotel

Architecture firm Snøhetta has completed a treetop cabin for the Treehotel in northern Sweden, featuring charred-timber cladding and a suspended net for observing the Northern Lights. Set 10 metres above the forest floor in the crown of a tall pine tree and supported by 12 columns, The 7th Room provides views out over Swedish Lapland, to the Lule River and of the aurora borealis. Continue »

The Most Diabolically Evil-Looking Buildings In The World

Sometimes you have to wonder if architects secretly want to take over the world. Maybe it’s the planes of black-tinted glass, the jutting angles, or the sweeping archways that differentiate a “headquarters” and a “compound” but sometimes you look at a building and it just plain gives you the WILLIES. Over on reddit’s r/evilbuildings they are dedicated to archiving and collecting each and every nefarious shelter mankind was twisted enough to erect, this is but a mere sampling of their findings. Continue »

Freezing Temperatures Transform Lighthouse Into Icy Giant

A winter chill has descended upon Lake Michigan, giving the St. Joseph lighthouse an otherworldly appearance, as ice clings to every inch of its surface. Photographer Joshua Nowicki and the Great Lakes Drone Company each braved the weather to get some incredible footage of the icy lighthouse. The structure was constructed in 1859 and was recently restored after $2 million in private donations were raised. Continue »

Created With Billions Of Blocks: Pore Over These Gorgeous Minecraft Creations

Beautiful Minecraft, a new book from No Starch Press exploring some amazing creations from Minecraft, went on sale. The book includes 112 pages of stunning in-game creations, some of which, like the one above, look too good to be created of blocks, but they are. Continue »

15 Finalists Of The Art Of Building Architectural Photography 2016

The 15 finalists of this year’s Art of Building architectural photography competition have been selected from thousands of entries. Here we present the photos along with a comment from each photographer. The Art of Building contest is run by the Chartered Institute of Building.

Roman Robroek: “This beautiful control room is one of a kind and built in a beautiful Art Deco style.” Continue »

New Stunning London Garden Bridge Project

From an idea of the actress and activist Joanna Lumley, the Garden Bridge project has been finally taken over by the Heatherwick. The bridge will be a 6,000 m2 structure. 2,500 m2 will be covered by a selection of plants coming mostly from Northern Europe, but with some contributions from other continents. Continue »

Cantilevered Cabin: Dizzying Alpine Shelter Hangs Off The Edge Of A Cliff


Photo by Janez Martincic

Even someone brave enough to overcome fears of heights and climb a mountain may not have the stomach to spend the night in this suspended shelter on the edge of a vertigo-inducing abyss. Designed by OFIS Arhitekti, this precariously-perched space sits on Slovenian-Italian border and boasts 360-degree views over the landscapes of both countries. Inside, a series of resting platforms and a few pieces of minimalist rustic decor are the extent of the amenities provided. Continue »