The Flyboard

What is it? Every now and then, someone invents something so engaging and persuasive, we can't help but want one. It doesn't matter if the design is frivolous or dangerous or even wasteful, we can't help but want one. When the kernel of the idea is powerful and its execution intuitive, we find our imaginations... Continue Reading →

Modular refugee shelter

What is it? Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, has spent many years investigating the potential of cardboard construction in his work. His most recent project is a small-scale, modular refugee shelter originally developed after the Niigata earthquake in 2004 and now being deployed in gymnasiums across the Tohoku region for families displaced by earthquake, tsunami or... Continue Reading →

Watervilla De Omval

What is it? First seen on an Inhabitat post, Watervilla De Omval is a floating 2-bedroom house on a canal off the Amstel River in Amsterdam. Designed by Dutch architecture studio +31 Architects, the houseboat is permanantly moored and has no means of propulsion, but does rise and fall with the tides and also has a jetty... Continue Reading →

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