Archived Articles: February, 2008

Beyond Castles: 7 Abandoned Wonders of the European Union

The European Union may appear on the surface to be a unified body but underneath each member country retains a unique and complex history.

Room in a Box: 10 Pieces of Clever Transforming Furniture

From tetris tables to sofa beds on steroids, shelves that fold down into seats or that double as decor and much much more.

Surprise: The World’s Tallest Structure Is Not a Skyscraper

Believe it or not, there are a number of structures taller even than the infamous Burj Dubai ... except, surprisingly, it goes down rather than up.

17 Extreme Real Houseboats & House Boat Design Ideas

This collection spans the extremes of design and brute-force ingenuity: from the obscenely luxurious to the absurdly simple.

7 Geeky Graffiti Projects: Remote-Control Art Robots & More

Here are seven more geek graffiti projects for the digital age, reinterpreting traditional street art approaches and making contemporary messages via new media.

Dharma Initiative Stations: 7 Abandonments of ‘Lost’ Island

Dedicated followers of the series have slowly gathered and compiled data to compose a clearer picture of this fantastic island, cataloging locations in great ...

10 Amazing Tree Houses: Plans, Pictures, Designs, Ideas & Kits

Here are ten incredible tree house designs that range from functional to fanciful, sustainable to strange and affordable to incredibly expensive.

Local Materials: Sustainable Clay-Fired Desert Architecture

A basic earthen structure is formed and finished by traditional clay-firing processes - like pottery on a massive scale to build abodes for long-term desert ...

15 Humanitarian Subvertisements Advocate Global Causes

Here are just some of the growing number of subversive advertising campaigns that have been to raise global awareness.

Historic Home: Frank Gehry’s First Deconstructivist Building

Gehry is best known for his curvy, metalic wave-form museums in Bilbao, Seattle, Los Angeles and Minneapolis, but it all started with strange impulses in the ...

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