Engineer Spends $220,000 Upcycling A Retired Boeing 727 Into A Home In The Woods. EmailEmail Bruce Campbell, a 64-year-old former engineer, spends half of each year living in what seems like a picture from a surreal dream or a mystical film set – a Boeing 727 situated in the middle of the woods.
Campbell bought this retired 3-engine commercial jetliner and upcycled it into a home in the Oregon woods on 10 acres of land that he bought in his early 20s. Magnificent 19th-Century Library Shelves 350,000 Books. Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the magnificent library has the distinction of holding the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes filling its countless bookshelves. In addition to its large collection of rare works, the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura is known for its gorgeous architectural Neo-Manueline design, which evokes the Gothic-Renaissance style that flourished during the time of the Portuguese Discoveries.
22 Of The Most Magical Bedroom Interiors For Kids. EmailEmail Childhood is a precious time when everything seems possible, everything is interesting and every experience, stimulus, person, and toy is a building block in their developing personalities.
No wonder, then, that many parents spend a great deal of effort and time to make the childhood of their kids as memorable, vivid, and happy as possible. With so many great examples online, we couldn’t help but show you these 22 remarkable children‘s bedroom interiors that make childhood just a little bit more wonderful. 16 Of The Most Colorful Steps Around The World. EmailEmail There are many forms of street art out there, but those that create optical illusions or that can only be viewed from a certain angle or distance seem to inspire the most delight and surprise.
Steps are one of the most daring canvases for street artists, perfect for abstract decorations as well as for realistic portraits that are only visible from afar. This collection of 16 of the most creatively decorated public outdoor stairs around the world will prove you that stairs are meant to become pieces of art. Couple Tired of Living with a Mortgage Build a Tiny 221-Square-Foot House. Andrew and Gabriella Morrison were tired of living with a mortgage, tons of bills, and debt hanging over their heads.
So, the couple decided to stop the nonsense and start living a more satisfying life by simplifying. Their most notable transition was the construction of their house, called hOMe, which is a 221-square-foot tiny house on wheels (with an additional 128-square-feet of loft space). The 28-foot-long, 8.5-foot-wide house includes all of the basics like a full-sized kitchen and appliances, a master bedroom, a functioning bathroom, a staircase leading up to the lofts, a home office, and a large amount of space for storage. Traditional Victorian House Hides A Secret Room Behind Its Walls. EmailEmail This gorgeous 7,000 sq. ft. mansion in London is a typical example of Victorian architecture with 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms and a study.
But there’s something quirky and unexpected hidden behind those thick walls – a magnificent spaceship cockpit in the attic! The attic was transformed into what looks like something straight out of an 80s sci-fi movie set. The old-school spaceship cockpit feeling was recreated with a bunch of old monitors, pilot seats, police tape, buttons and many more devices. All they need is a vivid imagination to bring it all together. For all those sci-fi geeks out there – here’s your chance to revive your childhood dreams and finally have a spaceship of your own. Source: rightmove.co.uk (via: lostateminor.com) Archiplein extends beijing hutong using historical references. Oct 30, 2013 archiplein extends beijing hutong using historical references archiplein extends beijing hutong using historical references all images courtesy of archiplein.
O studio architects curving church of seed in china. Oct 09, 2013 O studio architects curving church of seed in china O studio architects curving church of seed in chinaimage © iwan baanall images courtesy of O studio architects.
Insightful Portraits of Young Women in Their Bedrooms. Mirrors and Windows is a portrait series by Italian photographers Gabriele Galimberti and Edoardo Dilelle that draws insight into the lives of women across the world based on their intimate living spaces.
Like the work of Rania Matar, this collaborative effort presents a number of young women from different countries and social standings who have invited the photographers into their bedrooms to capture them in their personal space. While some have countless possessions, living in the lap of luxury, others are clearly not as fortunate. Gabriele Galimberti website Edoardo Delille website via [Izismile] Bunq architectes construct NCIS as a detached house. Sep 30, 2013 bunq architectes construct NCIS as a detached house bunq architectes construct ‘NCIS’ as a detached houseimage © david gagnebin-de bonsall images courtesy of bunq architectes.
Villa Mallorca's Geometrically Perforated Staircase. What Gaudí's Sagrada Família Will Look Like in 2026. The Sagrada Família, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaudí took his time perfecting the piece, insisting "My client is not in a hurry. " Thus far, 131 years since the Spanish visionary began working on the basilica and 87 years since his death, there have been nine architects continuing where the original designer left off. Of course, these men have each struggled with their own challenges ranging from the Spanish Civil War and several fires destroying Gaudí's models and workshop to the large sum of money required to fulfill the ambitious designs.
The project is entirely funded by private donations and ticket sales by visiting tourists. via [ArchDaily, Gizmodo] Bridge Shelves by Outofstock. Product news: design collective Outofstock has created a shelving unit inspired by suspension bridges. Bridge shelves, designed by Barcelona- and Singapore-based Outofstock are produced by the Danish company Bolia. Firstly, a wooden baton is attached horizontally to the wall.
From this, three solid oak shelves of different lengths are suspended using bent steel rods. The Prahran Hotel, Melbourne, Australia. A rear of a small inner city Melbourne pub has been transformed from a tiny add-on back extension into a voyeuristic playground by Techné Architects. The clever rethinking of the space has effectively turned the 130m2 back area of The Prahran Hotel into 300m2 over three levels. The star of the design is a series of 17 ½ concrete waterpipes. These concrete culverts dominate the striking street façade. For architect Justin Northrop, the pipes add a lot more than drama to the hotel’s exterior. “Inside you are climbing over the pipes, sitting in them, or on them at various levels.
Guests can sit in booths inside the pipes. Shanghai Film Museum. Should you be so lucky as to be asked to design a Film Museum, how would you feel? Most likely, overwhelmed. The many juicy aspects of the dream factory of film business make one’s head spin! The technology – from the first scratchy silent films to today’s 4D experiences. Willa Czesława Śmiechowskiego - Kraków. The Living Cube by Till Koenneker.