For those who are planning to unwind among nature during the holiday season, French designer Pierre Stephane Dumas has designed a series of luxury tents  “BubbleTree” for a fun-filled camping experience. The inflatable bubble tents are decked out with wardrobes, sofas and electric lights for a comfortable stay.And, the series feature CristalBubble, a completely transparent tent for the exhibitionists, while “Cocooning” is the version for those who seek privacy.Read More →

This unusual building was designed to look like an ocean liner and was once the headquarters of Coca Cola’s bottling operations. Helping the building look like a ship are various design add-ons such as portholes, cargo doors, and a large bridge on top. To construct the building, four other buildings on the site had to be remodeled to fit in with the ship plans. The huge edifice was built in 1937 and designed by architect Robert V. Derrah; today, it still stands as one of L.A.’s most famous buildings.  Architect Derrah created this manufactory for Coca-Cola right around the same time he designed Crossroads ofRead More →

A young couple with two children from Mexico City who after living in a conventional home wanted to change to one integrated to nature. This amazing house was build in 2006 by Arquitectura Orgánica. The goal of this project was to make it feel like an internal inhabitant of a snail, like a mollusk moving from one chamber to another, like a symbiotic dweller of a huge fossil maternal cloister.  It’s more of a sculpture than a dwelling. Taking cues from a Nautilus shell, the house is put together using ferrocement construction, a technique involving a frame of steel-reinforced chicken wire with a special two-inch-thickRead More →

Studio Seilern Architects have decided to take the drastic step of ‘turning the building inside-out’ in order to construct ‘a park within a building’. Studio Seilern Architects have unveiled the designs of a new mixed-use development project, dubbed the Whitehorse Street Development, which is to be constructed in London’s prestigious Mayfair district. Being a prime location, green spaces is a rarity and to add a touch of green to the entire development, the architects will be constructing a park inside the building. As the lower and ground floor plates of the complex don’t attain any natural light, residential use of these floors has been ruledRead More →

Sou Fujimoto, a Japanese architect, designed this small and primitive house to showcase the versatility of lumber. By using large beams that are 350mm sqaure, walls, ceiling, floors and nooks are created. The design of stepped space was a long time fascination of the designer – its defining characteristics of a sort of spatial relativity can not be achieved using coplanar floors. Lumber is extremely versatile. In an ordinary wooden architecture, lumber is effectively differentiated according to functions in various localities precisely because it is so versatile. Columns, beams, foundations, exterior walls, interior walls, ceilings, floorings, insulations, furnishings, stairs, window frames, meaning all. There areRead More →

If you spend most of your working hours in your office then you know that to make it more pleasant the office environment needs to step beyond the formal setting. It needs to be decorated into a comfortable abode where you can spend long hours and the employees are easily rejuvenated for better productivity. Make your office space bright and rejuvenating with vibrant colors like Your desk and chair should be at the focal point of the room and keep your room as tidy and clutter free as possible for a functional and stress-free environment. Use cabinets, shelves and catalogues for keeping your files andRead More →

One of the finest creations, AquaDom in Berlin, Germany is the largest acrylic glass cylinder in the world. At 25 meters tall, and 11 meters wide, the aquarium is the largest acrylic glass cylinder in the world and contains 900,000 liters of sea water and 56 different species of fish. A pair of divers undertakes daily cleaning and fish feeding activities. This marvelous aquarium contains 900,000 liters of seawater and hosts 2600 fishes of 56 species. Constructed by the U.S Company, Reynolds Polymer Technology, the AquaDom was built at a cost of 12.8 million Euros. Eventually, it was opened to the public in December 2003.Read More →

There are not words to describe this prison. It is the dirtiest, darkest, and most overcrowded place. The conditions of the ‘streets’ inside the prison were broken and grimy and always covered with trash and dirty water. Behind the ominous barbed wire and high concrete walls of the Santa Martha Acatitla prison in Mexico City, sits a cheerful nursery school with colorful walls, a maze of swings and slides and a playgroup of giggling toddlers. The inmates at the female penitentiary include women serving sentences for murder, drug dealing and kidnapping. There are also about 50 children, living inside the prison with their incarcerated mothers.Read More →

Certainly one of the most radical boat designs I’ve ever seen. The two companies unveiled a real-size model of the 38-metre wide vessel late last month in Ancona, Italy. Unusually the width of the yacht is almost two thirds of its 190ft length. Instead of a traditional tapered stern, the WHY has a sheared off appearance, with a 30metre ‘beach’ running along the back. This gives access to a naturally-lit spa, that includes a traditional Turkish Hammam.   It’s not like the usual stern of a boat, it’s more like the real beach of an island; a beach which is protected from the wind and theRead More →

These unique boat Kettuvalloms are one of the most important tourist attractions of India, it’s like time travel into a quiet morning of another century. Kettuvalloms have almost everything: bedrooms with terraces, balconies with comfortable seating, bathrooms and even kitchen with private chef. It is some sort of floating hotel for tourists wishing to get acquainted with the memorable sights of India. The Kettuvallom or ‘boat with knots’ is so called because the entire boat is held together with coir knots only – not a single nail is used during the construction. The boat is made of huge planks of Jack wood  or ‘Aanjili’ andRead More →

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