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9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World. Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins. Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins Abandoned Places | We humans are explorers by nature.

Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins

Bangkok University Creative Center. Supermachine Studio in Bangkok, Thailand, is a group of four multitasking architects that team member Pitupong “ Jack” Chaowakul describes as “small office – big projects.”

Bangkok University Creative Center

“We work like guerrilla designers, everyone does everything, constantly shifting,” he told TCH. Supermachine’s latest achievement is the interior design of two floors of one of Bangkok University’s new four-storey buildings that form the new, spectacular Landmark complex, designed by Bangkok-based 49 Group. Supermachine’s work in the Bangkok University Creative Center (BUCC) - about 600 square meters in total – includes a workshop, library, exhibition space, viewing room and office. According to Chaowakul, BUCC was set up as part of the government’s goal to transform the country’s economy from agricultural and industrial into the creative economy. Bangkok University Branding Itself As A Creative University. We love the way Bangkok University has been branding itself as a Creative University during the past few years.

Bangkok University Branding Itself As A Creative University

One method they have chosen to do this is to re-imagine and re-allocate the space so that the students will want to spend time on the campus, not just studying but enjoying themselves. As before the university retained Bangkok’s Supermachine Studio, led by Pitupong (Jack) Chaowakul, to create the Student Lounge (formerly allocated for teachers) at the Rangsit Campus, located north of Bangkok. The new configuration for the lounge was completed in March and includes about 1,000 square meters (about 10,764 square feet) combined on the ground floor and mezzanine. Coral Castle, Coral Castle Florida, Coral Castle, Coral Castle Mystery, Coral Castle. Thatched houses in England. Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge, rushes and heather, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof.

Thatched houses in England

It is a very old roofing method and has been used in both tropical and temperate climates. Thatch is still employed by builders in developing countries, usually with low-cost, local vegetation. The First Zombie-Proof House. Somehow, ritual drunk-conversation concerning team captains for the apocalypse has become a major part of the lives of 20-somethings.

The First Zombie-Proof House

Innovative Conversion: 1931 Water Tower Turned into Modern Apartment. We’ve seen a large variety of unconventional homes on Freshome, but this is a first.

Innovative Conversion: 1931 Water Tower Turned into Modern Apartment

Zecc Architects managed the impossible: converting a 1931 water tower in Soest, The Netherlands into a contemporary home with no less than nine levels. As you probably already imagined, many challenges came with this uncommon “home renovation”. According to I New Idea, light was the main issue, as the tower only had a few small windows. The solution? Inserting a three-level high window which lets light in without interfering with the tower’s mid-century appearance.

The Abandoned Palace At 5 Beekman Street. Update 9/11/2013 – Been meaning to update for a while. 5 Beekman is NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR FILMING, EVENTS, OR ANY OTHER RENTAL PURPOSE due to ongoing construction. 5 Beekman Street has a secret.

The Abandoned Palace At 5 Beekman Street

You’ve probably passed it a million times in your travels through downtown Manhattan. Certainly anyone who has ever visited J&R Row or hit the Starbucks on the opposite corner for a post-Brooklyn-Bridge-walk bathroom break has noticed its twin towers, and perhaps wondered how much its wealthy tenants pay to live behind its beautiful brick and terra-cotta facade.

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Tree Houses. Architect Charles Sieger's Residence : Dreamy Miami Castle Surrounded by a Moat. Rolling Bridge « Heatherwick Studio. London, UK.

Rolling Bridge « Heatherwick Studio

Dream caravan « Sharona Design. Vader House by Andrew Maynard Architects. Vader House by Andrew Maynard Architects Architect Andrew Maynard of Melbourne, Australia is amongst our favorites here at TheCoolist, and his Vader House is clearly one of his best.

Vader House by Andrew Maynard Architects

While it made the rounds of the design blogosphere earlier last year, we felt compelled to bring it back to light. This geometric, open-air home is an extension on a Victorian terrace, resting privately around an enclosed patio just steps away from the busy city streets. The rehabbed Vader House maintains the old brick perimeter, providing an old city charm to this decidedly modern construction. The upper level under the angular ceiling provides a quiet space for personal relaxation, while the lower level kitchen and living room opens into the patio and spa just steps away. National Centre for the Performing Arts (China)

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) (simplified Chinese: 国家大剧院; traditional Chinese: 國家大劇院; pinyin: Guójiā dà jùyuàn; literally: National Grand Theatre), and colloquially described as The Giant Egg (巨蛋), is an opera house in Beijing, People's Republic of China. The Centre, an ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass surrounded by an artificial lake, seats 5,452 people in three halls and is almost 12,000 m² in size. It was designed by French architect Paul Andreu. Construction started in December 2001 and the inaugural concert was held in December 2007. Hillside House by SB Architects. Hillside House by SB Architects SB Architects has completed work on a sustainably-developed gem of architecture in Mill Valley, California.

Hillside House by SB Architects

The Hillside House by SB Architects is the first LEED Platinum home in Marin County, located just north of California’s famed Golden Gate Bridge. Ralph Lauren Projection Mapping. Luxurious Lifestyles of the Rich in Cayman Islands. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous never took a long look at those gorgeous homes in the Cayman Islands. This is just one of those Beautiful homes that only the super rich can afford. This is just one of those Luxurious 60 million dollar homes. These homes all feature intricate details including entrances that look like hotel lobbies, pools, tennis courts and amazing rooms that most people only dream about. You will find in house theaters, underground grotto spas, game room, steam room, billiards room, and exercise room.

You also have to include your staff quarters and the helipad. Luxurious multi-million dollar homes cost as much to create as a big hotel, but without the income associated with it. 8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses You’ve Probably Never Noticed in New York City LoftCube in NYC – Inhabitat New York City. Housing Design: 10 Masterpieces of Urban Community. Creative Communities: 10 Masterpieces of Urban Housing The phrase “urban housing” can mean many different things.

It can represent a small, multi-family structure, a large scale housing project or a high rise building that scrapes the sky. While most leave plenty to be desired in terms of aesthetic beauty, there are some that go far beyond the pale with amazing design and self-sustainable amenities. From the “cities within cities” of the past and present to the climate-ready buildings of the future, these 10 urban habitats are amongst the absolute best in modern architectural achievement. Theater Architecture: 10 Modern Music Hall Masterpieces. Theater Architecture: 10 Modern Music Hall Masterpieces If it is a building’s job to host and contain performing art, the structure itself must reflect this in its design.