E House is a cost effective home in the lap of nature

E House is a cost effective home in the lap of nature
Situated at the foot of a mountain, E House by Hannat Architects is an inventive and modern approach to bring together traditional Japanese typology and contemporary architecture. Located in Miyagi prefecture of Japan in the Tohoku region, E house is the first residential project completed by the Tokyo-based firm which was founded in 2012. The initial plan was to build a family house for one of...

The Wing House on Australian east coast can be yours for $5.6 million

The Wing House on Australian east coast can be yours for $5.6 million
Resting over Wategos Beach and with Byron Bay Lighthouse Reserve as its backdrop, the Wing House in New South Wales, Australia is a combination of pure engineering and mind-blowing architecture. Listed on Unique Estates, this house with eco-friendly design and beautiful surroundings can be yours for a cool $5.6 million. Completed in 2013, this four-bedroom home is designed by the Australian...

Lake-side Urban Treehouse in Berlin can be rented for $220 a night

Lake-side Urban Treehouse in Berlin can be rented for $220 a night
Looking to trip to the south west of Berlin this summer? If you are, then here is a new modern habitat for your dwelling. The Urban Treehouse by Suite.030. Not ideally a treehouse but a living space built on an elevated platform, the Urban Treehouse offers picturesque view of the Schlachtensee Lake and the Krumme Lanke both on the edge of the Grunewald forest in Berlin, Germany. The inspiring...

Seven most breathtaking Hobbit homes from around the world

Seven most breathtaking Hobbit homes from around the world
Have you ever dreamt of building your own Hobbit home? The residences of the fantasy creatures from J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictions. Homes that have been inspiration to architects and designers around the world, majorly after they appeared in the Lord of the Rings. To satiate your fantasy and to make you believe you can build one, we have compiled a list of seven most exciting and elaborately...

Tiny DIY portable cardboard house is self-sustainable [Video]

Tiny DIY portable cardboard house is self-sustainable [Video]
Self-thought Australian architect, Link Knight has designed really creative and portable cardboard house, which he says is a cheap housing solution for someone in need of a temporary house. Made completely from 20 sheets of 40 millimeter honeycomb cardboard, this tiny, portable cardboard house prototype is completely insulated from the inside, and has cautious waterproof coating on the outside....

Luxury-packed $60M duplex penthouse atop Baccarat Hotel & Residences in NYC

Luxury-packed $60M duplex penthouse atop Baccarat Hotel & Residences in NYC
A two story penthouse on top of the 50-story Baccarat Hotel & Residences in the heart of New York surely offers the best view of the city. Located in Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, the Baccarat Hotel & Residences is one of the most glamorous destinations in the world, and the $60 million duplex penthouse is a feather to its cap. The penthouse overlooking the Central Park and the Empire...

Two-story Drive-in amphibious home by Waterstudio

Two-story Drive-in amphibious home by Waterstudio
Dutch are gearing up to tackle climate change with water-borne homes. One architect who is rethinking water homes in Netherlands is Koen Olthuis and his Waterstudio team. The Drive-in aka Float-in by Waterstudio is designed for living and working on water. The amazingly artistic amphibious home comprises of two separate houses, which are connected to each other with two platforms. The platform...

Students develop tiny, portable 3D printed house you can actually live in

Students develop tiny, portable 3D printed house you can actually live in
If Balluga Smart Interactive Bed is the future of sleep, portable 3D printed house is definitely the future of homes. A team of students from University of California (UCLA) and the University of Huddersfield (HUD) led by professor and architect Peter Ebner has created an experimental micro-apartment – a 3D printed house that guarantees comfortable and mobile accommodation. Comprising of two...

Self-sustainable Skit micro house by Dachi Papuashvili

Self-sustainable Skit micro house by Dachi Papuashvili
Looking for a tiny house that could serve as a short-term home and could also be used for long term living? Well, the hunt could halt at the Skit micro house designed by Dachi Papuashivili. Featuring an insulated and reinforced construction combined with wood, the Skit is basically a single person dwelling which can accommodate a small family. The architectural brilliance allows the cross-shaped...

Couple builds self-sufficient solar-powered home in Manitoba, Canada

Couple builds self-sufficient solar-powered home in Manitoba, Canada
Most people go into hibernation when they retire, but husband wife duo of Will and Bev Eert don’t wish to succumb to their retirement. The couple has been building a self-sufficient home into a small hill south of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. The solar-powered timber-framed home is partially built into the side of a hill to shield it from winds and to keep it cool during summers....