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    “Digital Baroque” Soumaya Museum is an architectural wonder

    Telecom magnate Carlos Slim’s son-in-law, Fernando Romero is quite an architect we hear. He is a star in the Mexico’s architectural community and has won several praises in international design competitions. He is currently working on Mexico City’s Soumaya Museum … Continue reading

  • “Paddling Home”- A tiny floating house

    Kacey Wong from Hong Kong has created a tiny floating house called “Paddling Home” as part of the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture showing till 2/27/2010. It is a 4’x 4’x 4’ small house covered … Continue reading

    ZeroHouse is a house on the go!

    Zero Hose reminds me of the famous packers and movers in the town. Literally, you can actually pack up this entire house and move it around, wherever you’d next wish to live. It is a self-sustaining home that you can … Continue reading

    MercuryHouseOne concept is a reality

    One of the few concepts to actual materialize is the MercuryHouseOne concept project. The concept lounge has now become a fully functional entertainment haven. The mobile pod shaped lounge features large acrylic windows for enhanced air and light circulation, and … Continue reading

    Ryoko & Keisuke Masuda design unique home in Japan

    Standing tall in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan is this unique single family home by Ryoko & Keisuke Masuda. Resembling a light house, this three storey building has been made using mainly wood and steel. The round interior of this … Continue reading

    Surupi House Extension is a piece of nature at home

    There are several designers who are inspired by the insects and birds who are excellent architects, take for example the Beetle House posted recently. Designers Arhitektid Muru & Pere have got to be absolute nature lovers to have come up … Continue reading

    OfficePOD by Tate + Hindle

    We all need our space especially when it comes to work. Even folks working from home prefer to be isolated when they are working. But it is rarely possible to have zero distractions especially if you are working from home. … Continue reading

    Barn made into a home by Julian King Architects

    How difficult and complicated do you think converting an old barn into a residential place for a retired writer to enjoy his sunset years of life in? Well, designed by the Brooklyn studio Julian King Architect, this house is under … Continue reading

    Green meadow on a train station is a new idea

    Imagine you getting out of the local train and stepping on cool grassy meadows, and yes in the middle of a fully developed city. With all the natural landscapes giving way to the concrete ones in every part of the … Continue reading

    Spectacular floating city designed for Boston Harbor

    Arcologies were originally supposed to be hypothetical structures, but architect E. Kevin Schopfer has aspired to make it a real one soon enough. He has envisioned a floating city-within a city right in the centre of Boston Harbor. Named Boa, … Continue reading

    House W: A house that will blend with its surroundings

    In a unique attempt, Belgian firm DMVA will build a home that will camouflage with its surroundings. The house christened ‘House W’ will be located in the hilly countryside of Holsbeek, Belgium. The concept of this unique house is that … Continue reading

    Igloo shaped restaurant in Japan

    Here’s a very interesting design of a restaurant that is shaped like an igloo and looks extremely artful. ‘Hoto Fudo’ by Takashi Architects is an igloo-like noodle restaurant near Mount Fuji, Japan. The unique shape allows for the outside air … Continue reading

    Tafoni Floating Home: A new take on Mobile Homes

    We have come across quite a few interesting mobile home concepts, but they’re mostly been intended to sit on the well-versed terrain. Designer Joanna Borek Clement however, decided to ‘test the waters’ as a new location for her Tafoni floating … Continue reading

    Skyscrapers inspired from mangroves look interesting

    Inspired from nature, our very own mangroves, a design team Chimera designed a series of spiraling skyscrapers for London. Called the ‘Mangal City’ the plan proposes a futuristic building system based upon flexibility. Buildings that are spiraled and perfect for … Continue reading

    ‘Blob VB3’ by architectural firm dmvA looks fun and functional

    I quite hate the idea of mobile homes. Everything is so cramped up and you can never be fully comfortable. But I must admit that ‘Blob VB3’ by architectural firm dmvA is pretty cool. It’s designed as a mobile unit … Continue reading

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