World’s Strangest

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Post-It Note Towers

For an art installation in Kyoto, Tato Architects assembled towers out of 30,000 Post-It Notes. To make these flimsy pieces of paper take such a form, they designed a honeycomb-like structure out of them and used it as the basic building block for the towers. Link and Firm Website -via Dude Craft | Photo: Yousuke [...]

‘Earthscraper’ goes underground

Architects are planning on constructing a massive underground “earthscraper” in Mexico City. The huge subterranean structure is one solution proposed …

"Bias of Thoughts" Bookshelf

Designer John Leung from ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects presents the “Bias of Thoughts” Bookshelf. How does this illusion work? You can figure it out by seeing pictures of the bookshelf from different angles and a video as well at the Neatorama Spotlight Blog. Link

Extremely Narrow Buildings in Japan

Real estate development in densely-populated Japan can be expensive, so some architects have made good use of very narrow lots. Pictured above is one such project in Nagasaki. You can view several other very narrow buildings at the link. Link via Super Punch | Photo by Flickr user Sergio in Nagasaki used under Creative Commons license

Recycled Beer Crate Pavilion

Architects from the firm SHSH built a temporary pavilion building in Brussels from recycled material -30,000 beer crates! With lighting, the yellow crates give off a golden glow inside and out. See more pictures of this structure at The Design Blog. Link -via Dark Roasted Blend

A Floating Pool In New York

We desperately need one of these Floating Pools outside our studio.+ Pool is an initiative by a group of architects and designers to build a floating pool in the rivers of New York City… and they need your help. The project was launched with the ambition to improve the use of the city’s natural resources [...]

Incredible Gingerbread Houses

Most gingerbread houses are humble homes with simple cookie walls and roofs and candy decor. Some gingerbread architects are far more inspired and artistic though, like the designers of the amazing gingerbread artworks on WebUrbanist. Link