The World’s Biggest Free Form 3D Printer Is Being Used to Build Houses

The dream of 3D printing buildings is not a new one and, typically, it’s not a pretty one either. However, the visionaries at Branch Technology, a startup founded by architects in Chattanooga, Tennessee, want to change that—and they’ve built the world’s largest free form 3D printer to do it. »7/30/15 11:32am7/30/15 11:32am


New Zealander's Self-Built 'Skysphere' Is The Retreat Of Your Dreams

Being able to escape to your own personal haven, complete with beautiful views and peaceful seclusion, is one of many dreams many of us have. Enterprising Kiwi Jono Williams decided to make his perfect retreat a reality and three years and $NZ75,000 later, he’s ended up with the above creation, dubbed the “Skysphere”. »7/26/15 3:00pm7/26/15 3:00pm

Inside Muji's Beautiful, Affordable Prefab Houses

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… »10/28/14 9:20am10/28/14 9:20am

If You Own Land, How Far Above and Below Do You Own?

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… »8/07/14 5:12am8/07/14 5:12am

This Tiny House Can Fit in a Parking Space and Only Costs $40,000

The world is running out of space. Truth be told, the world is running out of a lot of things, but some very simple tweaks to our lifestyle could make the space issue less of an problem. That's why students at the Savannah College of Art and Design built the SCADpad. It's tiny. It's cheap. And it's actually kind of… »4/15/14 6:20pm4/15/14 6:20pm

Someone Just Bought a House in L.A. for $102 Million... In Cash

When Los Angeles's most expensive house went up for sale at $125 million, no one expected it to go for that price in a million years. Well, someone, identified only as a "French billionaire," has bought said house for only slightly less that that figure: $102 million. And just to rub it in, the dude paid cash. »4/01/14 6:42pm4/01/14 6:42pm

Inside the Homes That 11 Great Architects Designed For Themselves

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. »3/17/14 9:00am3/17/14 9:00am

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The award-winning and very affordable Moose Road residence by Mork-Ulnes Architects is designed to a

The award-winning and very affordable Moose Road residence by Mork-Ulnes Architects is designed to avoid interfering with the nearby trees. It's even built on stilts so as not to disrupt the roots. As these photos of the interior make clear, it's perfect for the Spartan family. »3/15/14 8:00pm3/15/14 8:00pm