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Waking, sleeping, recreating, loving and living, we spend so much time at home it seems a shame not to make your place of residence both functional and radical - the dwelling designs featured here will shock, amaze, intrigue and inspire you to rethink your housing situation and improve the spaces you inhabit.
Under 400 SF: New Modular Micro-Apartments for NYC
NYC faces a small-unit housing crunch. And the results are in: award-winning compact units ranging from 250 to 330 square feet each have arrived.
Fit for a Villain: 12 Surprisingly Homey Underground Lairs
Ranging from renovated missile silos to stunning modern homes built into hillsides, these 12 underground lairs are ideal for villainous activities.
Can't Be Shaved: 12 Abandoned Barber Shops
This abandoned barber shop triple-quartet collectively echoes with the metallic chattering of honed clippers tempered by hazy undertones of warm conversation.
Amphibious Architecture: Foundations Float Above Floods
Floods spell disaster, but what if houses could ride out the storms, rising with the tides, then settling back down to the ground when the water is gone?
Modular Bright Idea: Colorful São Paulo Sidewalk Tea Shop
A blend of fun, flexible, efficient and honest, The Gourmet Tea shop's modular design in Brazil's biggest city is both regional and universal.
Abandoned Asylums in Focus: Photos by Jeremy Harris
Toothbrushes, disturbing 'seclusion rooms' and surprisingly well-preserved bowling alleys are highlighted in Jeremy Harris' photos of abandoned mental hospitals.
Algae-Fueled Building: World's First Bio-Adaptive Facade
Bio-reactors and micro-algae sound like the stuff of science fiction, but this is the real deal: biomass built into panel glass on an actual working structure.
Buildings That Don't Exist: Fake Facades Hide Infrastructure
Is there something strange about the exterior of that building? This Paris facade and others like it around the world are actually hiding ugly infrastructure.
Private Playgrounds: 13 Amazingly Fun Houses
Fun and unexpected features like slides, pirate ship forts, indoor skate parks, tree houses and trap doors turn these 13 homes into private playgrounds.
Child's Place: 10 Eerie Abandoned Orphanages
These 10 eerie abandoned orphanages were once repositories for unwanted, illegitimate and unsupportable children from a fast-fading, socially unenlightened age.