Architecture and Design

Jan. 22, 2009

The Magic Mushroom House

Featured in the New York Times, this 6,000 sq. ft home located in Aspen, Colorado was built over the course of serveral years beginning in 1973.  Mr. Andre Ulrych, the house's architect, builder, and first resident, said he took his design cues from a nautilis shell despite it ...

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Dec. 7, 2007

NJ Commercial Developers Encouraged to Go Green

Lance Miller, director of policy and planning for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, outlined the board's plan to reduce energy consumption in the state by 20 percent by 2020. This will theoretically be achieved by legislating better building and appliance standards, relying less on coal-based power imported ...

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Oct. 27, 2007

The Toilet House

The toilet house was built by Sim Jae-duck, chairman of the organizing committee of the Inaugural General Assembly of the World Toilet Association. To mark the launch of the association's first general assembly in November, South Korean sanitation activists will be lifting the lid on a lavatory-shaped home south of ...

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Oct. 8, 2007

Amazing Photos of Castles, Palaces, and Chateaux

I wanted to showcase the incredible architectural design of the castles and palaces that were constructed in various centuries and came across quite a few stunning photos and images.  Most of the photographs have been artistically enhanced (HDR) by the original photographer or later by the mentioned artist. Some are absolutley amazing.

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Sept. 30, 2007

The Guitar House

The Guitar House is located in Fayetteville, Georgia and was built by country western singer and songwriter, Elivs Carden.  The picture below is an arial view of the home.

guitar-house

The completion of the Guitar House inspired his Album "Living In an Old Guitar".  Here is another older shot of ...

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Sept. 28, 2007

Unusual Architecture From Around the World

From incredibly cool to totally weird; a collection of unusual houses and buildings from around the World.

Forest Spiral - Hundertwasser Building

hundertwasser-buildingLocated in Darmstadt and built by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the famous Austrian architect and painter. The Hundertwasser house "Waldspirale" with 105 apartments, wraps around a landscaped courtyard with a running stream. More Details

The Basket Building

basket-building

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Sept. 25, 2007

The Piano House

Built in Aun Hui Province, China to draw intrest to a redeveloped area.  The violin holds the escalator into the building.

piano-house

 

Photo obtained from weirdasianews.com and contains additional photos of the Piano House