Tuuli Savolainen

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7 Futuristic floating cities that could save humanity

Floating cities may seem like utopian sci-fi, but autonomous ocean settlements could become reality as early as 2020, says The Seasteading Institute. …

Intentionally unstable Water Pavilion lets visitors walk on the ocean

This breathtaking platform lets users walk into the sea in an experience that feels like floating in and on the water. For the Yeosu Expo in 2012, …

A tiny roof over one's head is better than none

Until recently most Angelenos likely regarded tiny houses — residences as small as 70 square feet — with bemusement, as fodder for cable TV series or design magazines. Last month, however, tiny houses became a social justice cause when the city seized three that had been donated to people who are …

Mysteriously Surreal Paintings of Faceless Women Overpowered by Nature and Wildlife

Amy Judd's mysterious paintings epitomize the enchanting aspects of femininity. She creates images rich with a soft sensitivity, and though each piece is able to stand alone–in terms of quality and uniqueness–all effortlessly inspire a similar sense of wonder. Drawing inspiration from the …

Art

These beautiful tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build — take a look inside

After more than a decade of designing, editing, and reworking, the students at Rural Studio, Auburn University 's architectural-design program, built two cottages with raw materials that cost just $14,000 each. (The team calls them the "20K Homes.")<p>The goal was to create a model for building homes …

Housing

The Nest Pod is futuristic prefab home that can pop up anywhere in the world

Looking for a house that offers the freedom of mobility as well as the luxuries of a stationary home? Architect Fernando Romero of FR-EE created just …

Prefab Homes

Are we greening our cities, or just greenwashing them?

Architecture and urban design are in the throes of a green fever dream: Everywhere you look there are plans for "sustainable" buildings, futuristic eco-cities, even vertical aquaponic farms in the sky, each promising to redeem the ecologically sinful modern city and bring its inhabitants back into …

Los Angeles

Architectural Digest