A 19th century facade in lower Manhattan hosts a mind-blowing modern apartment, the spotlight of which is a massive mirror-surfaced slide that goes all four stories down. Architect David Hotson transformed this penthouse, located on the uppermost floors of the building, into a living space, working together with interior designer Ghislaine Viñas.
From a 1 square meter portable house to a reconstructed water tower or a church, here are some of the most unusual home examples.
When New Zealander Daniel Gray was coming to visit his girlfriend's family in Canada, he had no clue what his mother-in-law was about to ask. To test her daughter's boyfriend, Brigit Burton asked him to build an igloo in the backyard!
A casual underground ride in Stockholm becomes quite a treat for the eyes of the passengers, as most of the stations in the capital of Sweden are showcasing some amazing underground artwork. Russian software architect Alexander Dragunov made some stunning shots in the Solna Centrum station, were the cave-like installations were created by artists Anders...
Picture yourself living in a house that was built nearly 100 years ago, and was once even used as a Nazi hide-out during the war. Now add to this the fact that the house is actually a 100-feet high water tower that was in service till 1990, and you'll get really close to grasping just...
If you're willing to peep into a daily life of the forest birds, check out this awesome bird-apartment concept by Nendo in Japan.
If you just so happen to have 30 000 spare bottle caps and lack ideas of how to utilize them, check out what one Russian pensioner did. In the midst of Russian Taiga, a secluded Karmarchaga village now has a house, fully covered in colored bottle caps.
The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps project has been a neighborhood effort to create a beautiful mosaic running up the risers of the 163 steps located at 16th and Moraga in San Francisco. The result is fantastic!
Guadalajara-based studio Hernandez Silva Arquitectos has recently designed the new interior of a penthouse situated on top of a 70′s Mexican colonial building in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Its glass floor bathroom set atop an unused 15 story lift shaft has become an internet sensation.
If you think you have nothing to hide, try living in this transparent house located in Tokyo, Japan. Known as "House NA", it offers plenty of daylight, however no privacy.
Television legend Dick Clark is selling his one-of-a-kind residence in Malibu for $3.5 million. The single-story structure with it's rocky interior looks just like the home of Fred and Wilma from the classic 60's cartoon.