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.

Iceberg Homes: London Boroughs Curb Luxury ‘Super-Basements’

It is increasingly common to find London properties that have more subterranean interior space than above-ground square footage, a byproduct of the wealthy ...

Illegal Skyway: Chinese Homeowner Bridges 2 Highrise Condos

Sky bridges are a common sight in many cities, but are generally used to create a semi-public pathway from one building to the next, not to illicitly join two ...

Deceptively Reflective: 12 Mirrored Buildings Trick the Eye

Intentionally fooling the eye to either completely disorient you or focus your vision on a certain part of a scene, these mirrored buildings reflect their ...

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Vertical City Farming: Undulating Mixed-Use Urban Community

Designed to provide a spaces for public gardening as well as senior living, this hybrid complex has a rich array of green roofs, terraces and facades allowing ...

Built for Bond: 10 Impossibly Luxurious Spy-Inspired Designs

Over the past half-century, the James Bond movie franchise has inspired countless suits, man caves and cheesy spy gadgets, but it has also led designers and ...

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Herringbone House: Tiny Tokyo Residence Split into 7 Levels

Measuring just 280 square feet, this tiny house in Tokyo by architecture firm Flathouse includes a public biscuit shop on the first level and manages to fit a ...

Concrete Retreat: 100 Sq Ft Home in WWII Dutch Defense Bunker

Sleek and multi-functional custom wood, glass and steel elements are set against a little-modified industrial concrete and metal backdrop in this stunning ...

Mobile 3D Clay Printer: Whole Houses from Local Mud & Fiber

Easy to disassemble and transport on demand, this 3D-printing solution uses natural materials to build completely stable homes from readily available ...

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 ...

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