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    The Hostation, a bus-stop integrating a capsule hotel

    Capsule hotels aren’t really uncommon. Though one, located on the top of a bust stop sure seems out of ordinary. No longer would you need to spend a night at the bust-stop out, uncomfortable and cold with the Hostation around. … Continue reading

  • A Japanese home to die for, and die in

    No-one can foresee his death. There are those who plan just how they’d like to die though, and the things they’d like to take with them back to paradise. Take this Japanese man for example, whose house will last just … Continue reading

    Living on the water isn’t so much of a dream anymore, with houseboats around

    Who cares about land value when you could live in the water instead! No we aren’t dreaming of Atlantis or the likes. We’re talking about house-boats! Architects from Germany, Rost Niderehe, came up with these floating homes located on the … Continue reading

    A house beneath the stairs in Shimane, Japan

    Beautifully designed stairs at home do add the aesthetic value of your living space. Here’s a house that takes its stairs really seriously. Now you might’ve come across closets being built beneath the stairs. You probably might never have heard … Continue reading

    The Rubber House by Zeinstra Van Gelderen Architecten made from urethane resin

    Remember the story of the three pigs and the big bad wolf? One built a house a straw, one a house of wood, and the wise one, a house of bricks. Well, Amsterdam-based office Zeinstra Van Gelderen Architecten thought the … Continue reading

    The rotating pavilion, Multi Mill combines an outdoor catwalk, a cinema, and a theater

    Pavilions were never made to be rotating, until now, probably because no-one really thought of a concept like that. The NL Architects came up with a design for a new entertainment venue in Amsterdam’s Madison Square Garden. An outdoor catwalk, … Continue reading

    Discarded bottles recycled into homes and buildings

    Smashing bottles or tossing them in a bin isn’t as attractive as building a home using them, or at least that’s what the designers of these buildings thought. Why use those boring old bricks and stones when you could stack … Continue reading

    The Office Pod for your backyard by Manuel Villa and Alberto González

    There are a few lucky individuals on the face of this earth who have the utmost pleasure of working from home. No corporate mess ups or dress codes, no annoying boss peeking down at your work, and no flirty colleagues … Continue reading

    A bookstore unlike a bookstore, the Times bookstore in Indonesia

    You probably have come across or at times, taken the trouble to enter a bookstore before. For the not-so-intellectual mind, a bookstore seems like a blank brick wall to look at. Well, bookstores get a lot more interesting than the … Continue reading

    Santiago Calatrava unveils design for rail station at Denver International Airport

    As part of the Denver International Airport’s South Terminal Redevelopment Program, architect Santiago Calatrava just unveiled his design for a new rail station at the airport. The new design reveals a rail station that will add a rail link from … Continue reading

    Revolutionary in design, the 9 Hours Capsule Hotel

    A holiday is an experience that comes once in a blue moon in a busy individual’s life full of schedules. And making the most of a holiday means that the enjoyment levels need to be pushed above the top, be … Continue reading

    The pool above ground that needs no digging

    Ever wondered what it feels like to see someone swim in a block of water? Well, here’s something that could simply take your breath away. Who needs those boring old swimming pools in your backyard when you could have one … Continue reading

    The Fab Lab House produces three times more energy than it consumes by IAAC

    Now if we’d have to come across this one in the dead of the night, we’d probably scare our pants off into thinking it’s a space ship. Well it hardly is anything near to extra terrestrial. It’s a home and … Continue reading

    Mathieu Lehanneur designs L’Atelier des Enfants education center

    Mathieu Lehanneur has recently opened up an education center at the Centre Pompidou in Paris for kids. The area developed is just great for a child to spend time in making education a fun filled learning experience. Christened as the … Continue reading

    Floating homes in the Halong Bay area in Vietnam

    The Halong Bay area in Vietnam is home to 1600 inhabitants, none of whom have access to proper housing, though the area is a popular tourist destination. Family life in this area suffers, due to lack of space and adequate … Continue reading

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