Don't Throw Stones in This House with Glass Ceilings and Floors

Privacy is a big deal in the home. That's why we have walls and curtains and doors and things. Because after all, you don't want even your closest friends and relatives to see what you're up to all the time. Unless you live in Shanghai's Vertical Glass House. With glass ceilings and floors, privacy is not its selling… » 2/05/14 7:30pm 2/05/14 7:30pm

Turn Any Door into Han Solo Stuck in Carbonite

You know you want this door decal of Han Solo stuck in carbonite. The 32-inch by 80-inch laminated graphic can be attached and reattached to both doors and walls and is specially designed to create that great 3D-like effect. It really does look like Han could climb right out of there, at least in the sample images. » 12/24/13 11:00am 12/24/13 11:00am

Take a Tour Through the Glassy Halls of Apple's Future HQ

We've spent months marveling over the facade of Apple's new headquarters. But now, thanks to these renderings from the City of Cupertino uncovered by Wired, we're getting an idea about the spaces inside the building—and it's hard to decide if it looks more like a futuristic office or a futuristic Apple store. » 11/11/13 12:20pm 11/11/13 12:20pm

Aluminum Leaves Give This London House a Groovy Geometric Facade

Vine-covered homes are charming, but the fast-growing plants can get unruly if left untended for even a short time. When London-based architecture firm Squire and Partners set out to convert an 18th-century public house into an incredible five-story private residence, they developed a unique facade of folded aluminum… » 9/26/13 6:00pm 9/26/13 6:00pm

The United Nations Gets a Revamp, Just in Time For the General Assembly

This week, as delegates descend on the United Nations for the 68th General Assembly, they just might be spending their free time in a brand-new lounge area. The renovation, officially opening on Wednesday, is an official gift from the Netherlands to the UN, so it's only appropriate that it was masterminded by two of… » 9/23/13 11:00am 9/23/13 11:00am

Google's Zurich HQ: Office Fun For Everyone... Who Works There, Anyway

Ever looked around your office and thought "surely there's a better way than this soulless cubicle hell?" Well, there probably isn't. Unless you happen to work for Google in their Swiss HQ, that is. Because, frankly, their new office is awe-inspiringly amazing: it's an exercise in lateral-thinking, creativity-run-wild… » 4/06/08 6:15pm 4/06/08 6:15pm