This House Looks Ordinary From The Outside, Only Until You Step Inside And See Why It Costs $7,600,000
Jun29

This House Looks Ordinary From The Outside, Only Until You Step Inside And See Why It Costs $7,600,000

Dragons, battles and daring adventures. The beauty of fantasy novels is that they can take you to other worlds, but what if you could live in another realm every day? Well, Oregon artist and house developer Ed Bemis managed to make that possible. Tucked away in the foothills of Ashland, Oregon sits Shining Hand Ranch, a whimsical home that is so detailed it is fit for royalty from your favorite book. This dream home was completely...

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China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books, And Its Interior Will Take Your Breath Away
Jun23

China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books, And Its Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

Nobody likes to be watched while they’re trying to read a book, but we’re willing to make an exception if it means getting to visit this stunning new library in China, because as you can see below, the incredible structure has a giant spherical auditorium in the middle that looks just like a giant eye. Located in the Binhai Cultural District In Tianjin, the five-story library, which was designed by Dutch design firm MVRDV in...

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20+ Architecture Tattoos That’ll Make You Want To Get Inked
Jun23

20+ Architecture Tattoos That’ll Make You Want To Get Inked

You don’t have to be an architect to appreciate the beauty of architecturally inspired body art. Check out this list of stunning tattoos compiled By A&D to see what we mean. In it you’ll find a plethora of examples of how architecture can influence body art in ways you wouldn’t imagine. From intricate inkings of buildings and minimalist lines to beautiful geometric designs and panoramas of well-known cityscapes,...

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Architect Designs Incredible House Out Of Shipping Containers, And The Interior Is As Good As The Exterior
Jan17

Architect Designs Incredible House Out Of Shipping Containers, And The Interior Is As Good As The Exterior

Living in a shipping container in the middle of the desert might not sound like everybody’s idea of fun, but wait until you see this stunning creation by London-based designer James Whitaker. The 200-square metre house, which includes a kitchen, a living room, and three en-suite bedrooms, is made from several conjoined shipping containers set at various different angles, creating the illusion of a flower blooming in the desert or a...

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This Narrow House In Japan Only Looks Tiny Until You Look Inside
Feb14

This Narrow House In Japan Only Looks Tiny Until You Look Inside

It’s said not to judge a book by its cover. The same goes for houses – especially this tiny one in Japan! Designed by Mizuishi Architects Atelier, the 594-square-foot house is based on a triangular site between a river and a road. It looks really small from the outside, yet it is surprisingly more spacious from the inside than you’d expect. The triangular house has two floors, with the bedroom on the first floor, the kitchen and...

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What Happens When Architectural Designer Tries Baking Desserts
Sep09

What Happens When Architectural Designer Tries Baking Desserts

What happens when an architectural designer likes to bake? Dinara Kasko is what happens. The Ukrainian pastry chef is the master of combining baking with geometric figures and architectural designs. She approaches her desserts as if they were buildings, and creates the most unique edible structures ever. “I have many unrealized ideas and a great desire to experiment. I don’t want to imitate others; I want to create something new,”...

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How To Build A Hobbit House In Your Backyard
Apr03

How To Build A Hobbit House In Your Backyard

30-year-old Ashley Yeates is not a hobbit. The Bedford, England, is a design and construction expert that’s much too big to be a hobbit, although rumor has it his feet might be just as hairy–but despite these shortcomings, he decided to build a “hobbit hole” in his garden, a project that took almost a year to complete. After a tree died in the yard, he decided a hole was just the thing to take its place! Many readers have commented...

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Stunning Tubular Glass House Built Around Tree
Mar23

Stunning Tubular Glass House Built Around Tree

Kazakh history is rife with stories of people throwing stones, making this glass tree-house, by Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov, the perfect weapon to combat stone proliferation. First designed in 2013, the dream was shattered when investors pulled out; now, however, with a glass and solar panel manufacturer expressing interest, A. Masow Architects’ ‘Tree in the House’ could soon become a reality. “The main purpose of this project is...

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Bamboo As A Building Material For Unique Design Of Your House
Jan14

Bamboo As A Building Material For Unique Design Of Your House

Building with bamboo brings a lot of advantages in the house built with it. It is strong and resistant material, quality nature’s gift that keeps the construction safe. The bamboo roof is great choice for having another type of look at your house and it’s still stabile and safe as any other roofing material. The best side of this kind of roofing is that bamboo keeps the temperature moderate and you don’t need an air conditioning to...

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60 Of The Most Beautiful Treehouses From All Over The World
Jan06

60 Of The Most Beautiful Treehouses From All Over The World

Almost every child has dreamed of having a treehouse. Some were lucky enough to have one, and some still haven’t lost this dream even if they are grown ups now. So what is it so fascinating about having a shelter up in the trees? Freedom, harmony with nature, wilderness, and most importantly – no rules. From the tiniest uneven constructions to the most magnificent mansions – every treehouse is perfect. Take a look at this collection...

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