You too can live like a Smurf While Styrofoam may be most commonly associated with disposable coffee cups, meat trays and packaging, prefab home manufacturer Japan Dome House Co., Ltd. uses it to construct easy-to-assemble modular kit homes. (Pics and video) Japan’s Styrofoam Dome Homes
How to build a Hobbit house We’ve seen a lot of people building their own houses made from all sorts of stuff and it’s never boring seeing how creative people can be. This time we’ll take a look at Simon Dale’s hobbit house. Using only natural materials Simon built this house with his father-in-law and the help of random people who wanted to give a hand. It took 1000-1500 man hours and $5,000 from start to finish. Architecture
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Take a walk through it and you might not even realize you’re not in a scenic park but rather a mega skyscraper. It’s called Re-Silience— living architecture that uses as much (or even more) area for green spaces as the structure’s footprint takes up in land space. Inspired by honeycombs, coral reefs, and ant nests, the design is focused on optimal use of soil and biomass that’s normally lost in urban environments. It’s not only eco-concious, but as beautiful as a stroll through the park! Designers: Diego Espinosa Figueroa, Javiera Valenzuela Gonzalez
Creative and unusual bus stop designs that make the time you spend waiting for the bus a bit more bearable. Curitiba Bus Stop Futuristic public transport bus stop in Curitiba, Brazil. [link] 15 Unusual and Creative Bus Stops
Architecture | Design Idea & Image Galleries on Dornob What floats your house boat, or would motivate you to live life up in a tree home? This collection features classic, contemporary, ultra-modern and futuristic houses that are innovative in both form and function – at once visually compelling and technically progressive living spaces. From DIY adaptive reuse to compact green design, simple and portable to prefabricated and offbeat, here are some of the most interesting homes in the world.