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16 Wacky Houses From Around The Globe

These roughly 70 dome houses were built by U.S.-based company Domes for the World for villagers who lost their houses to last year’s earthquake in Indonesia’s ancient city of Yogyakarta. With bamboo, plastic bags and bed sheets, Liu made himself a five feet wide, six and a half feet high “portable room,” weighing about 132 lb, to carry with him as he walked more than 12 miles a day. Liu Lingchao, 38, carries his makeshift dwelling as he walks along a road in Liuzhou, China in 2013. The house was made of some 1,000 ice blocks, with all interior appliances, furnishings, and decoration encased within or made from ice. About 40 people, mostly ethnic Turks from Bulgaria who came to the vineyards of Socuellamos to pick grapes during the six-week annual harvest, live in this makeshift camp. Along with various other cabins perched in the trees, this round treehouse in Le Pian Medoc in southwestern France is rented by France’s Natura Cabana company for ecological holidays. The houses were completed two years ago. Hong Kong architect Gary Chang rests in a hammock inside his 330 square feet apartment in Hong Kong. Far more than four walls and a roof, home is a sanctuary and a shelter. The elaborate villa, complete with a garden, was built illegally on top of a Beijing apartment block, was demolished within 15 days. Here, Benito Hernandez stands outside his home in Mexico’s northern state of Coahuila. Not to be outdone by the previous Chinese sky high dwellings, these precarious-looking houses were built on the rooftop of a factory building in in Dongguan, China. From domes to caves, treehouses to igloos, people across the globe live in unconventional dwellings. This house, built upside-down in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, was constructed as an attraction for local residents and tourists. Seen here, workers demolish a privately-built villa, surrounded by imitation rocks, on the rooftop of a 26-story residential building in Beijing in August of 2013. on Dec 23, 2014 | comments

“Home” can mean a wide array of things. Posted By M.A. A model sits in an bathtub inside a house constructed entirely of ice as part of a promotion for a German bank in Berlin, 2005. No two are the same. It was built in 1968 by a group of young men who decided that the rock on the river was an ideal place for a tiny shelter, according to the house’s co-owner, who was among those involved in its construction. After three decades in the same boxy dwelling Chang grew up in, he transformed the space into a eco-friendly and highly efficient space which utilizes moving walls to transform the space for various daily uses. This house is built on a rock on the river Drina, near the western Serbian town of Bajina Basta. The homes in Socuellamos, central Spain, are all made from old wine vats. This house in Abuja, Nigeria, is partially built in the shape of an airplane. Keret said he conceived the house, which is just 36 inches wide as its narrowest point, as memorial to his parents’ family who died in the Holocaust. At night, they sleep in 20 or so overturned wine vats, car-sized concrete barrels that were once discarded before finding a second life as shelter for the workers. Atta was an apprentice of the artist Moussa Kalo who designed and began building the house before passing away, two months before its completion by Atta.

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Wiggle Chair by Frank Gehry

The Los Angeles-based architect – whose most famous buildings include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in his home city – bonded together sixty layers of the strong, lightweight material to form the Wiggle Chair in 1972. The design is one of a series of cardboard furniture pieces designed by Gehry for his Easy Edges collection, which features 14 products built in the same way as a low-cost furniture solution. and I simply stopped doing it,” said Gehry in a catalogue for a retrospective exhibition at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, in 1989. With just two days until Christmas, today’s offering from our A-Zdvent calendar is the cardboard Wiggle Chair by architect Frank Gehry. The Wiggle Chair is now produced by Vitra, for whom Gehry has designed a set of buildings at the Swiss design brand’s campus in Weil am Rhein. The range gained Gehry an international reputation as a furniture designer, but the Canadian-born architect decided that it wasn’t his calling. The chair is named after the shape of the seat, which loops back and forth to resemble loose folds. I decided that I was an architect, not a furniture designer… The form straightens out at the top to create the chair’s back. Frank Gehry was one of the first designers to create functional furniture by sticking together layers of corrugated cardboard: the material he uses to make his sculptural architectural models. A layer of hardboard with the same profile is attached on each side to compact the layers of what Gehry named “edge board” and create a more durable surface.

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The Best DIY Projects for $50 and Under — Best of 2014

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A Floating Building That Will Boggle the Mind

At a glance the surreal artwork makes it look as though the building is floating away. Posted By M.A. In reality, Chinneck used digital carving and a four-ton counterweight to make the amazing structure

His creation replicates the architectural style of the 184-year old Market Building behind it, but makes it look as it if it is rising ten feet off the ground. on Dec 23, 2014 | comments

This 40-foot art installation in London’s Covent Garden Market is the mad work of Alex Chinneck.

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Volvo’s connected helmet warns cyclists of car collisions

“The partnership with Volvo Cars aligns very well with our mission and we are excited to see how we can contribute to cyclist safety and increase interaction between cars and cyclists alike.”

The project builds on Volvo Cars’ City Safety system: a technology integrated into the brand’s new XC90 model that can detect, warn and auto-brake to avoid collisions with cyclists. Swedish car brand Volvo is launching a prototype cycling helmet that offers two-way communication between the wearer and nearby drivers to help prevent accidents (+ movie). The system is designed to be particularly useful when visibility becomes an issue; in poor lighting conditions or on bendy roads. The cyclist will be warned of vehicles via a helmet-mounted light and the car driver is notified of the rider’s proximity using a “head-up” display alert, projected onto the windscreen. “But now, by exploring cloud-based safety systems, we are getting ever closer to eliminating the remaining blind spots between cars and cyclists and by that avoid collisions.”

A cyclist’s position is shared with a Volvo driver through the brand’s cloud system using smartphone cycling apps such as Strava, and vice versa. “Our mission is to do the best we can to possibly save lives and to reduce the consequences of accidents for gravity sports athletes and cyclists,” said POC CEO Stefan Ytterborn. “The partnership between Volvo Cars, POC and Ericsson is an important milestone in investigating the next steps towards Volvo Cars’ vision to build cars that will not crash,” said Volvo vice president Klas Bendrik. It aims to make road users better aware of each other by sharing location information and sending alerts when vehicles get too close.

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