Welcome to the Wikkelhouse, a building that’s made not from concrete, brick or wood—but cardboard.
Our toys have always lived far more lavish lifestyles than we could ever dream of. Barbie has owned everything from motorhomes to planes, G.I. Joe was better equipped than the U.S. Military, and now your child's Playmobil figures have a gorgeous ultra-modern mansion to call home.
The Japanese retailer Muji has built a cult following by offering nearly any object you could want in your home for not much money and proportionately great design. Now, the company is offering one more item to its line of 7,500 housewares: Actual houses. And there's a very good economic reason for the ambitious new…
On paper, the concept of land ownership sounds very simple- you pay money and in return you're given unfettered access to a predetermined amount of land. But how much of that land do you actually own? Do you own the sky above it? How about the land below it? What about all the animals that may live there; do you own…
Sometimes you want a room with a view. Sometimes you want a bunker that's walled-off to the world. Why not have both? The Sharifi-ha House can shape-shift based on the amount of sun or level of privacy that its residents need at that particular moment.
This house looks normal. Lovely, even. But get up close and you'll realize that it's far from conventional—because it's made from trash. Real, actual trash.
Now you can own a little piece of the past. This gorgeous Toronto home is being sold by its 96-year-old owners, who have had this house in their possession for 72 years. And they certainly decorated the heck out of it. The house looks like it was put in a bubble during the 1950s and 1960s—so great. So, so, so great.…
Architecture has a rich history of unapologetically demanding massive amounts of land to create man's vision over nature's. However, a more conscientious and natural approach to architecture has emerged to quell our territorial imperialism over mother nature. It's about time.
Building a home for yourself could either be a nightmare or a dream: You have free reign, but you also must live with your mistakes or second-guesses forever. That hasn't stopped many architects from overseeing the designs of their own spaces—and lucky for us, sometimes they let photographers inside.
I mean, who wouldn't want to wake up in this tree house? Architizer's A+ Awards have launched for public voting and they include several gorgeous houses tucked into some surprising parts of the globe. Here are a few of my favorites.
If you fancy yourself a designer of sorts, you're going to love Blu Homes. This California-based company makes beautiful, incredibly customizable prefab houses that also happen to be environmentally friendly. You can design your own without leaving the comfort of your couch.
Somewhere hiding on a hillside northwest of Oslo, there's a magical little lodge. Well, at 1,400 square feet, this house designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter is actually a pretty decent-sized lodge. And, boy, is it pretty.
Connect Homes wants to change the world of prefab. Since the it's run by architects with pedigrees that include time spent at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, the company's in a good position to make an impact, too. But it needs your help.
Walls are too restrictive. They put up a barrier between you and the outside world—sometimes that's a good thing—but they also block natural light. So why not make them just a little bit translucent—you know, to brighten things up a bit?
Nothing like a good trap loaded with luscious cheese to trap a rat. Like these fake homes full of electronic goodies to attract burglars—and then catch them in the act using hidden cameras. A simple and clever police trick that apparently works great.
There is some hot-ass retro spaceship design going on inside this New York City apartment. For only 14.95 million, this blast from the past (but straight into your future) could be yours.
Houses like the Cloudy Bay Shack in Marlborough, New Zealand, make you wonder why anyone would ever choose to live in an apartment (besides, you know, money). This house has everything: lovely rural scenery, a brilliant layout and a bold modern aesthetic. And though those two things might not normally jibe, they…
In New York City, buildings are changing hands all the time—and nothing really lasts forever. The legendary music venue CBGB? Well, it's now a John Varvatos store. And this grimy mechanic's shop at the northern end of Manhattan? It was once the entryway to a beautiful 19th century estate.