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Virgin Voyages hope to appeal to virgin cruisers with its new line

June 4th, 2018 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Race you to the “catamaran net.” The designers behind the world’s newest cruise ship have never been on a cruise. But if this approach seems crazy, well, it’s all strategy. The group, dubbed the “Creative Collective” and led by the likes of Roman and Williams (The Boom Boom Room, Le Coucou, Ace Hotels), Concrete Amsterdam […]



Designed for a community of tech elites, these tiny homes are 3D printed, run by Tesla batteries, and cost $250,000

May 30th, 2018 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

A 609-acre California coastal community, Walden Monterey, serves as a respite for those needing to recharge their batteries — especially the region’s leaders in tech. The enclave’s founder, Nick Jekogian, invites potential homeowners to visit the property and stay in portable homes, called “roving rooms,” to truly experience the sustainable, outdoor-centric lifestyle the community has […]



Pipe dreams: can ‘nano apartments’ solve Hong Kong’s housing crisis?

May 27th, 2018 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

The city with the world’s tiniest and costliest living spaces may soon convert drainpipes into homes. The aim is to get young people on the property ladder – but how small is too small? “Both indoors and out, life in Hong Kong can feel pretty suffocating at times,” says 39-year-old finance worker Wai Li, who […]



These Uber Air ‘Skyport’ concepts look straight out of Star Wars

May 12th, 2018 at 9:27 am » Comments Off

If Uber is to get its “flying taxi” service off the ground, it will need dozens of launchpads and landing sites on rooftops around cities as a supportive infrastructure. At the ride-hailing company’s second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles, six architecture firms presented their winning designs of what these so-called “Skyports” could look like. […]



American highways are so expensive that cities are tearing them down — here’s what they’re turning into

May 7th, 2018 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

Traffic moves on the elevated Central Artery in Boston (2003, top). Parks and open space are seen in the same area (2007, bottom). AP Throughout the 20th century, highways were key generators of economic growth for American cities. They allowed commuters to quickly travel between urban centers and the suburbs, unclogged traffic-ridden streets, and created […]



Floating city of modular, eco-friendly pyramids is now enrolling citizens

May 3rd, 2018 at 8:37 am » Comments Off

Pierpaolo Lazzarini envisions wayaland, a floating city made of modular pyramids that offers different living and entertainment facilities including hotels, shops, spas, gyms, bars and cinemas. completed with solar panels and water turbines for energy supply, the project aims to provide a new offshore living experience within a self-sustainable community. The main waya pyramid comprises […]



This new 3D-printed house was built by a portable robot in just 48 hours

April 23rd, 2018 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

There are a lot of 3D-printed houses popping up these days, but this is the first time an architect with the renown of Massimiliano Locatelli of CLS Architetti and Arup has tackled one. Built out of a special quick-drying mortar, the 1,076-square-foot house was constructed in just 48 hours. Locatelli envisions 3D printing as the […]



The world’s first 3D-printed steel bridge looks like it came from another planet

April 5th, 2018 at 9:23 am » Comments Off

Dutch technology company MX3D just officially unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed stainless steel bridge. It took four robots, nearly 10,000 pounds of stainless steel, about 684 miles of wire, and six months of printing to build the sinuous, undulating structure, which looks like it’s straight out of a science-fiction movie. The MX3D Bridge, designed by […]



This $10,000 3D printed house can be built in 24 hours and is bigger than a studio apartment

March 14th, 2018 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

One of the less obvious products being unveiled this week at SXSW is a small concrete house. On the outside, it doesn’t look like anything particularly special, although the covered patio and spacious windows are less common on tiny poured-concrete buildings. That’s because the innovation isn’t in the structure or materials — it’s in the […]



Hong Kong is so expensive that architects are building 100-square-foot ‘tube homes’ made from concrete water pipes

January 26th, 2018 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world’s priciest city for homebuyers, according to the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.



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