Cracked-Earth Desert Canopy Shelters Underground Oasis

underground park abu dhabi

Splitting at the seams like sections of sun-baked desert, this expansive park opens to the sky between a network of gaps and provides shade for people and plant life below. A sunken oasis designed by Thomas Heatherwick Studios, this massive Al Fayah Park will span over 1.3 million square feet and feature play and picnic areas, performance spaces and festival venues, vegetable gardens and native flowers amid rivers and other water features.

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Jenga-Like Hotel Made of Stacked Shipping Containers

Shipping containers plastered in stark graphic branding are stacked in a Jenga-like configuration within a steel frame at the Hive-Inn, a concept hotel by OVA ...

7 Deadly Engineering Disasters of the Industrial Age

Messing around with money-saving shortcuts or failing to understand basic physics can have deadly consequences when it comes to engineering structures like ...

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3D-Printable Connectors Make DIY Furniture Assembly Easy

Leveraging the best features of available 3D printers and the materials they can print, this kit-of-parts approach opens up an amazing array of possibilities ...

Invisible Barn: Mirrored Surfaces Create Camouflaged Folly

Like a mirage on the horizon, the structure seems to shimmer into and out of existence, playing tricks on the eye with a combination of see-through portals and ...

Beats on Fire: Music Visualized with Movement of Flames

We’ve seen what audio frequencies look like in mesmerizing resonance experiments using sand – so how does the same concept translate to a more ...

No Lot Too Challenging: 13 Ingenious Odd-Shaped Houses

The lot purchased by a homeowner might be seemingly impossible – clinging to a sheer cliff, squeezing into tight spaces, or consisting of an odd ...

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Shape-Shifting Furniture: Interactive 3D Surfaces from MIT

The Tangible Media Group from MIT has developed an approach to responsive design in physical space that is both conceptual and plausible, futuristic yet ...

Brushed Off: 12 Dried Out & Abandoned Car Washes

Hold the hot wax and spare the soap, these abandoned car washes have blow-dried their last vehicle and will no longer thank you for coming again.

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One Year Ago Today from the Archives

Swinging Times: 13 Stylish & Fun Indoor Swings

Why should kids have all the fun? These 13 indoor swing designs range from traditional to modern, to bring swings from the backyard into any interior.