Archived Articles: Houses & Residential

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.

Zombie-Powered Vertical Farm: Post-Apocalyptic Safe House

Strangely sustainable, this towering haven is designed to turn the energy of the undead toward a positive purpose, using zombies to turn a turbine in order to ...

Transparent Home: Glass Dwelling Puts Urban Life on Display

A beautiful and boldly open design, this see-through structure uses glass to reveal (and staggered layers to conceal) different parts of the everyday lives ...

Amphibious Architecture: 12 Flood-Proof Home Designs

Instead of trying to beat back rising water levels, these innovative structures work with them, adapting from land-based to floating houses with the ease of an ...

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Low Cost House-in-a-House Made of 2 Shipping Containers

Two colorful shipping containers set inside a garage-like outer structure form a spacious yet incredibly affordable family home free of the issues that can ...

Bath House: Abandoned Public Restroom Turned Private Home

The ultimate fixer-upper, real estate rarely looks so unpromising as this London dump did – thankfully, one architect saw potential beyond these potties, ...

Extreme Cliff Living: Modular House Dangles Precariously

Only the uppermost portion of this ambitious five-level home is visible when approaching from land, preserving the views for others and making for one dramatic ...

3-in-1 Cargo Shelters: Expandable Containers Triple in Size

Shipping container shelters combine the appeal of ultimate portability with rugged durability, but these structures add another dimension lacking in the ...

Sea Fort for Sale: Buy a Massive Maritime Mansion in Britain

Built in the 1860s and now on sale for half a million pounds (under $1,000,000) , it is hard to beat what this sea fort offers by way of views, a prestigious ...

Transforming Houses: 13 Homes Slide, Unfold, Spin & Expand

Rooms rotate, roofs open to the sky, facades slide away to reveal glass walls and interiors literally turn inside out in these 13 transforming, highly ...

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Social Structure: Apartment Tower Fosters Community Creation

Tall residential complexes often share very little common space, leading to a relatively solitary living experience despite the density of dwellings – ...

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