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Chair Made of Couch Cushion Cracks

Don’t you hate it when stuff from your pockets gets lost in the cracks between couch cushions? The design firm Daisuke Motogi Architecture decided to make this a feature, rather than a bug. The “Lost in Sofa Chair” comes with many different cracks into which you can store books, phones, and other implements that you [...]

Amazing Aqueduct Architecture

Most people know that Romans were pretty good architects and added impressive aqueduct systems to most of the areas they conquered. But just how amazing these marvels of ancient architecture are is often overlooked. A recent WebUrbanist article takes an in-depth look at these marvels of design and also includes a number of stunning photos [...]

How to Feel Like a Giant

Fans of famous architecture should really consider booking a trip to the Japanese city of Nikko, where the Tobu World Square offers visitors the opportunity to walk amongst a series of 1/25-scale replicas of some of the world’s most famous buildings. Oriens has a series of photographs from the park, including the examples below: See more here.

Building Made from Recycled Phone Books

Architect Richard Kroeker designed a shed made out of phone books. It was built by architecture students at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. Kroeker writes: The books form a ready made, insulated building module held in place with sheet metal angles normally used as drywall bead material. Once tensioned, the phone books form a stable wall [...]

Antarctic Architecture

Buildings are buildings are buildings … except when they’re in Antarctica, where the extreme environment make them look like futuristic spaceships that land on a desolate, frozen landscape. Oobject has a neat gallery of antarctic architecture: Antarctic architecture provides imagery of the closest thing that people will be able see to a moon base, within their lifetimes. [...]

Outdoor Fireplace for … a Kindergarten Project?! Only in Norway …

When architecture firm Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter was commissioned by the municipality of Trondheim, Norway, to build an outdoor project for a kindergarten, the company came up with this … fireplace?! Very cool, but not exactly the jungle gym I would’ve built for the kindergarteners: Link

Houses

This post at oddee shows some interesting home designs.  Here’s an image of my personal favorite. The theme of the post is gravity-defying so some other interesting ones include the Upside Down House and Floating Castle. There are quite a few others worth checking out as well. The mushroom house