Buildings in Bottles

A tiny twist on miniature architecture turns simply-crafted models into hovering micro-habitats, suspended in test tubes like the science experiment of some architect. Micro Matter is an ongoing project series by Rosa de Jong, an artist and designer from Amsterdam who uses both manufactured materials (paper and cardboard) as well as natural ones (sticks and […]

Eco-Friendly Glass House

Incredibly compact, the 83-square-foot, minimalist structure features reflective solar paneled glass that provides privacy and also camouflages the building amongst the trees. The self-sufficient home requires no active heating or cooling systems (even in extreme weather conditions) thanks to the insulated triple-pane walls and passive solar heating from thin-film photovoltaics, integrated into the south side. […]