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Modern Architecture

Watch: A Swirling Cosmos Made Of Liquid In This Mesmerizing Video

With modern visual effects software, it’s easy to replicate the wonders of the universe right on your desktop. The genius of filmmaker Joey Shanks’s work is that he creates visually stunning videos with only household items on hand. In this latest video for PBS Digital Studios, <i>Creating the Cosmos</i>, …

A Storage container called home

Ukrainian Designer Igor Sirotov is back with a new architectural paradise, the ID1 House. Made purely out of cargo containers, the house design …

Solar-powered Desert Retreat for Wealthy UAE Residents

<b>Solar-powered Desert Retreat</b> would emerge as a luxury desert eco-retreat. United Arab Emirates is one of richest countries with luxury private jets, …

Super Yachts

Giant Floating Dandelion Made of Over 3,000 Hand-Blown Glass Orbs

Artist Wolf Buttress has created a sculptural installation that looks like a giant dandelion wafting in the breeze. Its center, surrounded by delicate, tiny florets, mimics the flower's wispy shape and feel. Titled <i>Lucent</i>, this larger-than-life orb is suspended above a darkened, reflecting pool that …

Biotechnology

A Modern Extension on a Row House From 1900

Owners of a row house built in 1900 reached out to Ruud Visser Architecten to design a one-story extension on the back that resembled their …

Robot demonstrates pioneering technology by building structure from rocks and string

<b>Chicago Architectural Biennial 2015:</b> a team of designers from Swiss and American universities have created a towering architectural structure made …

Incredibly Detailed Miniaturized Rooms Meticulously Reconstruct Actual Film Sets

At first glance, these elaborate rooms appear as normal, everyday places. Once you look closer, however, you'll see that a human hand easily dwarfs the architecture and everything is on a minuscule scale. They're part of the Muse Miniature et Cinma in Lyon, France, a five-story museum that contains …

Art
Modern Architecture

Articles about minimalist mexican retreat uses array strategies beat heat on Dwell.com - Dwell

Comprised of four modules arranged around a central courtyard, this home is a fresh take on the casa de fin de semana.<p>A designer carves out a domestic oasis in Mexico City.<p>Perched atop a mountain on over six acres of woods, a young couple's weekend getaway incorporates the old with the new.<p>In …

Architecture

Articles about travel ready trailer may look small it can sleep six on Dwell.com - Dwell

With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.<p>This compact apartment on the island of Ortygia in Syracuse, Italy, is a modernist city retreat in the heart of a historic center.<p>Tackle new terrain with the lightest Airstream travel trailer …

Yukon Territory

Orphaned Sisters Separated for 40 Years Miraculously Reunite as Co-Workers in Same Hospital

Holly Hoyle O’Brien and Meagan Hughes had no idea that fate was involved when they met at a Florida hospital in March. During the 1970s, O'Brien (who was then known as Pok-nam Shin) woke up in the middle of the night and witnessed her stepmother leave with her half-sister sister, who, at the time, …

South Korea

27 bizarre restaurants to eat at in your lifetime

You could have dinner surrounded by ice, or immerse yourself in a Barbie dream world, or even dine suspended 150 feet above the ground.<p>And if being served by robots or eating on the toilet sounds like a dream come true, then look no further.<p>We've rounded up some of the wackiest restaurants around …

Hospitality

Wire Animal Sculptures Look Like Life-Size Scribbled Drawings Suspended in Mid-Air

Artist David Oliveira has an insightful understanding of both the two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds. With this expert grasp of the two planes, he's able to skillfully manipulate wire to create a zoo of mind-boggling animal sculptures. Though they are technically three-dimensional, the …

Modern Art

This night out is one you’ll brag about for years

In the world’s first underwater nightclub, you’re as likely to encounter a killer shark as a DJ killing the dance floor.<p>It was Saturday night in the Maldives and the dance floor was heaving. The DJ, who had flown in from the capital Malé, was cranking out hit after hit – Jump by Kriss Kross, …

Forestry

Articles about montreal duplex transformed elegantly simple light filled home on Dwell.com - Dwell

In the city's Villeray neighborhood, a cramped structure is recast as an open work-play space for a young family.<p>By installing skylights—large windows and apertures in your roof—you can naturally warm up your home, brighten and open up your...<p>Removing a sloping ceiling adds five feet of headroom to …

Architecture

Surfer Photographs Frozen Waves Breaking on the Island of Nantucket

Traveler, surfer and photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh recently captured the rare site of nearly frozen waves breaking on the island of Nantucket. The frigid New England temperatures have turned the sea off the coast of Massachusetts into sheets of water that Nimerfroh likened to “slushies.” The …

Aquatic Sports

This Museum is Designed for Fun 3D Illusion Photos Featuring Visitors

While major art museums around the world are issuing bans on selfie sticks, there’s one unusual museum in the Philippines that’s continuing to …

Pond Surface Beautifully Frozen to Resemble a Japanese Rock Garden

Winter temperatures can cause ice to do some unexpected things, and Reddit user odstane can definitely attest to this. He recently shared a series of photos from his frozen backyard pond, and the now-block of ice created some unusually beautiful effects. Concentric circle patterns cover the …

Landscaping

Self-Driving Cars Could Steal The Last Of Your Free Time

New concepts from Mercedes and Ideo reveal something scary. Your commute could be claimed for you…or for your boss.<p>We know self-driving cars are coming for us–in fact, by 2040, 75% of the cars on the road may be self-driving. But what will your commute look like when it doesn’t require you to drive …

Modern Art

Daily Inspiration #1869

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Chromebook lending kiosks coming to US colleges

College students at select universities across the US will be able to borrow Chromebooks for up to three days via the Chromebook Lending Library. The …

College & University

A Smartwatch That Tells Time With Scent

An idea that doesn't stink<p>Most smartwatches constantly pester their wearers about appointments, e-mails, or even calories they have left to burn. Aisen Caro Chacin, who teaches physical computing at the Parsons New School for Design in New York, has built one that doesn’t blast stressful reminders. …

Machine that keeps lungs alive outside body tested

DETROIT — Creamy-pink and glistening, they lie on a stainless steel exam table — this pair of lungs inflating and falling in a rhythmic, ghostly pattern.<p>At the University of Michigan, researchers are pushing the limits of medicine, eking out new ways to boost the numbers of organs that are …

This Piano Is Played By Clouds

And it sounds a lot like Schoenberg.<p>We often stare at the clouds to see the images hiding inside. But maybe we should be listening instead. Cloud Piano is an installation coming soon to L’assaut de la Menuiserie in Saint-Etienne, France. A sensor on the building’s roof tracks the clouds as they …

Shining a Light (and Lots of Color) on Previously Invisible Wi-Fi Signals

Since the dawn of the radio, over a century ago, there has been buzz about the invisible rays that make our tech go 'round... and what they're doing …

How Two Ex-Googlers Turned A Crappy Messaging Service Into A $100 Million App

Secret, the popular anonymous-sharing app, raised $25 million. Here’s how it went from poorly designed messaging app to red-hot startup.<p>Before Secret was Secret, the anonymous sharing app burning up the iTunes charts, it was Whispr, an ephemeral messaging service that incidentally had the same name …

Inside A Nazi Bunker-Turned-Luxury Home [Video]

When searching for a new place to live with their young son and their 700-piece art collection, Berlin-based couple Karen and Christian Boros checked out some odd real estate: a defunct hospital, a former school, and a massive Nazi air raid bunker. They settled, ultimately, on the bunker: Virtually …