Mysterious tiny hut ‘floats’ under a railroad bridge in Bohemia

February 14, 2017 by  
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It’s not often that a piece of architecture truly creeps us out, but the Black Flying House has a distinct spookiness to it. Created by H3T Architekti , the tiny black hut hangs from an arch under an old railroad bridge in the Czech Republic, giving the impression that it’s floating in midair. The floating cabin , which is suspended by steel cables connected to the bridge, is accessible by ladder. However, the ladder is hidden from view purposely to confuse anyone who may happen to come across the installation while wandering in the surrounding forest. Anyone brave enough to find and use the ladder will find a tiny loft area and stove on the interior, which is lit with a single window. Related: Spend Halloween night with 6 million Parisian skeletons in world’s creepiest Airbnb According to the architects, the tiny cabin, located just outside the Czech city of Pardubice, was purposely designed to create a mysterious atmosphere of a military complex. Indeed, the black hut with its pitched roof hanging in midair must be quite the site to behold in person. + H3T Architekti Via Archdaily Photography by Martina Kubešová

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Could maglev hovering homes be the answer to rising sea levels?

April 4, 2016 by  
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Magnetic levitation (aka “ maglev ”) technology is mostly associated with high-speed trains, but could someday cross over into the world of architecture. That’s if Lira Luis gets her way. Luis has developed a concept for a ‘floating’ house that could help communities threatened by rising sea levels survive without having to abandon their hometowns. The idea is starting small, with a tiny model, but Luis has her sights set big. In fact, she wants to build a whole floating village. Read the rest of Could maglev hovering homes be the answer to rising sea levels?

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Floating Blue 21 ecosystem offers a sustainable alternative to consumptive societies

September 15, 2015 by  
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Although we’ve seen a number of cool floating city designs over the years, Blue 21 stands out among its buoyant counterparts for offering a truly viable solution to the world’s ever-increasing environmental ills. The forward-thinking designers behind this floating eco-homes project,  Delta Sync , claim Blue 21 will have a positive impact on the planet by creating productive, rather than consumptive communities. Learn more about their Blue Revolution after the jump. Read the rest of Floating Blue 21 ecosystem offers a sustainable alternative to consumptive societies

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Green light for The World’s first floating luxury homes in Dubai

June 12, 2015 by  
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The World , Dubai’s artificial archipelago of over 300 islands, will soon be home to 33 luxury floating homes , each with its own garden, pool, and beach and tailor-made to the client’s tastes. Created as part of Oqyana World First, these private island homes were recently given the go-ahead by the Dubai-based government entity Nakheel. Architecture firm Waterstudio.NL collaborated with Jean-Michel Cousteau to design the floating islands, which will also be engineered to provide new underwater habitat for sea life. Read the rest of Green light for The World’s first floating luxury homes in Dubai Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amillarah , artificial archipelago , artificial islands , dubai , floating homes , floating islands , jean-michel cousteau , nakheel , Ogyana World First , The World , Waterstudio.nl

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Carl Turner’s Floating House is a sustainable solution for flood zones

February 4, 2015 by  
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8 of the Worst Architectural Disasters of All Time – Infographic

February 4, 2015 by  
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A lot of careful planning has to go into every architectural design, from choosing the right materials for the job to deciding how to orient a building. As this infographic below shows, the wrong decisions can have devastating results: roofs can collapse , entire floors can cave in, or a shiny facade placed on the wrong side of a building can refract the sun and deep-fry visitors . Read on to learn about some of the biggest gaffes in architectural design history—hopefully we can avoid revisiting them in the future! Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of 8 of the Worst Architectural Disasters of All Time – Infographic Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aon Center , architectural disaster , architectural disasters , bad architecture , bad building , bad buildings , Basmanny Market , Buckingham palace , building disaster , Champoong , Charing Cross , Charing Cross Station , infographic , Kemper Arena , poor buildings , shoddy workmanship , Vdara Hotel

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Coop Himmelb(l)au unveils Flying Garden Tower for Frankfurt’s airport district

February 4, 2015 by  
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Sustainable design is on the horizon at one of Europe’s most active transportation hubs. The Flying Garden Tower , designed by Austria’s Coop Himmelb(l)au studio, will be built in the Frankfurt airport ‘s Gateway Gardens development area. Standing at 67 meters in height, the elliptic glass tower with its many “flying” gardens will be visible from anywhere in the airport district. Read the rest of Coop Himmelb(l)au unveils Flying Garden Tower for Frankfurt’s airport district Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Coop Himmelb(l)au , energy efficient building , flying garden , Flying Garden Tower , flying gardens , FRANKFURT , Frankfurt airport , Frankfurt airport tower , Frankfurt Gateway Gardens , Frankfurt glass flying garden tower , Gateway Gardens district , German airport , glass tower , passive solar , passive solar building , Sustainable Building , sustainable design

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Breathtaking Green-Roofed Tula House Hovers Over the Craggy Cliffs of British Columbia

August 20, 2014 by  
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Nokero Launches Prima N202 Solar-Powered Light Bulb at American Renewable Energy Day

August 20, 2014 by  
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Nokero International, Ltd. recently launched the Prima N202, its ninth solar-powered light bulb, at Aspen’s American Renewable Energy Day Conference early this month. As a leader in solar-powered renewable energy, Nokero will distribute its latest product internationally with the aim of improving the lives and economic opportunities of those without electricity. The lightweight and portable Prima N202 boasts the world’s most efficient integrated solar panel and can generate 180 lumens per watt of LED light for 7+ hours on the Low setting and 3.5+ hours on the High setting. The solar-powered bulb can be purchased from the Nokero shop . + Nokero The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: american renewable energy day , led light , nokero , nokero international , prima n202 , reader submitted content , solar-powered light bulbs , solar-powered renewable energy

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AA Students Build a Gorgeous Cocoon Treehouse Retreat in England

June 26, 2013 by  
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