Everyone has an idea of their ideal abode, the place dreams call home. This one here, is the dream house of Daniel Martin Ferrero of Martin Ferrero Architecture. With the skill available to him, Daniel was able to visualize his dream in a way that makes it more tangible, if not entirely real.
As they say, Rome was not built in a day. That was exactly what came to my mind when I saw the feat of Chinese firm Yingchuang New Materials. While Rome not being built in a day still stands true, we could perhaps soon handle the construction department, at least build city buildings in a day.
Combining the passion of a Rolleiflex Camera with coffee shop business, The Dreamy Camera cafe on the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea, makes a solid impression. The camera connection does not simply stop at the shape, the interiors of the coffee shop include a small museum for cameras.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is building the world’s tallest temple in Vrindavan, India. Named the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, the skyscraper temple will be one of the largest religious buildings in the world. Upon completion, the temple will stand 210 meters (700 feet) tall and include a built-up area of 540,000 square feet.
The Tiny Project is a house on wheels built by web designer Alek Lisefski. The house measures 8 feet by 20 feet, and for the most part intends to be a dwelling that has a low environment footprint, and is incredibly efficient.
Making gingerbread houses is great, making gingerbread houses that take the shape of modern complex architectural structures is even better. Food stylist Caitlin Levin worked with photographer Henry Hargreaves in the creation of these delicious replicas of famous buildings.
Libraries pictured in our minds are somewhat simple, orthodox rooms with books lining up shelves and a few people scattered and reading in silence. While that description would be generally true, libraries can also be architecturally and aesthetically pleasing structures that house a wealth of human knowledge. In the book The Library: A World History, James W. P. Campbell and Will Pryce take a look at the history and development of libraries through civilization. A huge attraction of the book happens to be these magnificent photographs of libraries by Will Pryce.
Called VLS (Very Large Structure), this is a concept of a giant nomadic city that moves on tracks to find itself preferable environmental, physical and economic conditions. Designed by Manuel Domínguez, the gigantic futuristic city is built off available technology that could be scaled to suit the needs of building a movable town like this, should such an opportunity arise.
Garden Bridge in London is proposed as a pedestrian friendly medium to connect London’s South Bank to Covent Garden through river Thames. Proposed by British designer Thomas Heatherwick, the bridge will be covered in trees and shrubs and be open only for pedestrians.
About 70 percent of the earth’s surface is water, so as the pressure on land grows, it would be sensible to seek water as a place to host cities. Designer Phil Pauley’s Sub-Biosphere 2 concept is a city established to live under water. A huge self contained structure, the city would be 1,105 feet wide housed in eight spherical pods called Bio Domes.