As what was once the proud nation of the United States of America slips into the status of a Third World nation, some economists are suggesting their wealthier clients consider moving themselves and their assets out of the country. What countries? Th
The concept of a floating island is not new, having first surfaced in Homer's Odyssey and making countless appearances in literature from Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, C. S. Lewis' science fiction trilogy Perelandra, Hugh Lofting's The Voyages
A San Fernando Valley adult entertainment studio began construction this month on what it calls a “post-apocalyptic” underground bunker in anticipation of a global catastrophe rumored to take place in late 2012.
Anthony Gregory - Article for the August Edition of the e-Zine - "Sustainable Living, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Urban Farms" - Research Editor at the Independent Institute and is currently writing a book on individual liberty and the writ of habeas
A bag weighing 230 kilograms (approximately 500 pounds) inflates into a shelter with 16 square meters (172 square feet) of floor space. Cost is estimated at £1,100 ($2,100), while an equivalent-size Portakabin (a type of portable building widely used
Times Square, Madison Square Garden, Grand Central Terminal, and more landmarks that defined the 20th century's most prominent city
Remember those car beds you see advertised in a Sears catalogue for little kids, with the matching sheets and pillowcases? Jake's Chop Shop car beds are sort of like that but definitely for grown ups and you have to provide your own sheets.
Micro-houses, some, little more than six feet wide, are constructed to occupy tiny plots of land not much bigger than an American SUV. Designed the right way these amazing dwellings seem much bigger than they are...
Although designed and built for the prominent purpose of defense, today the castles seem like somewhat unrealistic constructions straight from the fairytale world. From solid strongholds to oriental fortresses and highly decorative palaces, the castl
Earthbag, or sandbag buildings can be erected simply and quickly with readily available components, for very little money.
Cody Lundin's 700 square foot home takes advantage of passive solar, and the insulating power of the earth. The roof and walls of his home were built with rebar, gunite, and burlape, with the widows facing south.
TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and -- wait for it -- meat.
We all have our opinions on Obama. What we need to support him on this one.
Great moments in FAIL design #1: London's Westmister Bridge. Or, as it's becoming known, "The Penis Shadow Bridge".
TED Video - Rachel Armstrong says we need to outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make architecture that grows itself. She proposes a not-quite-alive material that does its own repairs and sequesters carbon, too.
Visitors to the Sears Tower's new glass balconies all seem to agree: The first step is the hardest.
The balconies are suspended 1,353 feet in the air and jut out four feet from the building's 103rd floor Skydeck. Their transparent walls, floor and ceiling leave visitors with the impression they're floating over the city.
The first skyscraper to integrate large-scale wind turbines suspends three 1,200-megawatt units between its matching 787-foot office towers.
This is a really great list of 50 building from around the world that give you a taste of how much fun architecture can be.
[wow!!!!] Abandoned buildings, properties and places take on remarkably different aesthetic character from one culture to the next - particularly in Asian nations where the cultural role of architecture or the whims of a dictator can vary greatly.
The final height of Nakheel's proposed tower is likewise a secret, as is the price tag. The company would only say it will be more than a kilometer (3,281 feet) tall.
The 420-metre (1,378-foot) building's apartments would spin a full 360 degrees, at voice command, around a central column by means of 79 giant power-generating wind turbines located between each floor.
Many building projects in Dubai, which is going through a construction frenzy, have been facing delays caused by shortage of building materials and skilled labour.
We love unusual architecture and this house built in 1962 and called the Sideways House, is such an example.
Have you noticed obviously superfluous expansion of retail and commercial buildings...even as the economy dwindles? Wonder why? David McElroy has a hypothesis that martial law is the reason.
We received 10 pictures from a couple on leave in Bavaria. They snapped some pix of Ludwig's castle--the inspiration for Disney's castle in the "Magic Kingdom".
Pope Benedict XVI is working on a doctrinal pronouncement that will condemn tax evasioin as "socially unjust", according to Vatican sources. (Now, you know why I'm a "retired" Catholic)
The first publically available patent on Spread Spectrum came from Hedy Lamar, the Hollywood movie actress, and George Antheil, and avant gard composer. The patent was granted in 1942, but the details were a closely held military secret for many yeaEntered By: Jean Carbonneau
An Englishman's home is no longer his castle, a study shows. There are no fewer than 266 powers under which state officials can enter an individual's home, according to the centre-right thinktank, the Centre for Policy Studies.
Welcome to paradise. But where are you? Is this a new science-fiction novel from Margaret Atwood, the sequel to Blade Runner, or Donald Trump tripping on acid?