There's an Awesome Tiny Apartment Hidden Inside This 100-Year-Old Turret

For more than a century, the incredible neoclassical turret that crowns Amsterdam's oldest department store has sat unused. Today, an artist moved in—the tower's very first resident and the lucky first guest of a program that's turning the empty structure into a tiny apartment for artists. » 1/27/15 12:00pm 1/27/15 12:00pm

This Giant Rainbow Was Made With Tech That's Used To Study Exoplanets

It's not very often that the fields of advanced photonics and installation art meet. But in Amsterdam this week, visitors to the city's Central Station are getting a look at what happens when liquid crystal optic technology is used to something completely unscientific: Make public art. » 12/16/14 9:00am 12/16/14 9:00am

This Transforming Pod Is a Bed, Bath, Shower and Tiny Garden

When we think of small living expertise, we think of NASA, submarine engineers, or tiny house enthusiasts. Hotel designers don't come to mind, but they ought to: Like these two Dutch architects managed to wedge nearly everything you'd need to live comfortably into a wood mechanism the size of a walk-in closet. » 9/30/14 4:44pm 9/30/14 4:44pm

Visit This House Being 3D Printed in Amsterdam Right Now

If you think 3D printing is only good for making flimsy paperweights, then you're pretty much right. A group of audacious Dutch architects, however, have just begun 3D printing an entire canal house in Amsterdam. Is the first 3D printed house a gimmick? Definitely! Is it an experiment that pushes the possibilities for… » 3/14/14 10:20am 3/14/14 10:20am

A Single Tweet Led to the Highest-Altitude Dance Party Ever

Need proof of Twitter's power? This heart-warming story is it. Of course, old school companies' values such as KLM airline's willingness to help—and the Guinness book of world records' keenness to always be where the action is were the deciding factors in today's lovely little tale of the world's highest-altitude… » 4/07/11 8:10am 4/07/11 8:10am

Craneway Office Building Makes Me Want to Move to Amsterdam

I know it's an office building, but really, I want to have an apartment at the Kraanspoor, this beautiful glass and steel structure constructed over an old craneway at a former shipyard in Amsterdam. The titanic 134,548-square-foot edifice is 885 feet long and 45.2 feet wide has a perfect view over the largest… » 6/26/08 8:45am 6/26/08 8:45am