Archive for the ‘Buildings’ Category

Origami – Bamboo house

This concept houses are intended to be used as temporary shelters after an earthquake or big fire. They have an interesting geometric shape and are constructed from renewable materials and can be folded into a lot of shapes. Ming Tang came up with this concept after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck central China killing 69,000 [...]

Giant mechanical spider

You can see this giant spider in Liverpool and entitled ‘La machine‘. It is a mechanical beast that is 37 tones, 50ft tall spider and has 50 hydraulic axes of movement. It is situated on the side of a building and instantly created a buzz in the area.This huge beast will be in Liverpool until [...]

Weird small house by Yasuhiro Yamashita

When great architects have just a small piece of land to build, then really interesting designs are build. I recently posted a 1 m wide house design from Brazil which was quite amazing. Now you can see a Tokyo residence by architect Yasuhiro Yamashita which was also built on a small space. You can check [...]

Styrofoam Houses – the habitat for the 21st century

People are starting for looking unconventional resources as potential building materials. The company Japan Dome House Co., Ltd. has created an “easy to assemble” modular home building kit that uses Styrofoam as a basic material. It creates an igloo-shaped home. Made of 100% expanded polystyrene foam, the Dome House can be called the habitat for [...]

Weird 1 meter wide house

What can you do with a very small piece of land? Well… 2 rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms with washrooms and a veranda! This extremely narrow house belongs to the lady in yellow named Helenita Queiroz Grave Minho and was designed by her. What is very weird is that the house is 1 meter wide by [...]