We don’t know quite where flying bikes would fit into the overall transport mix, but designers all over the world are chasing after the goal.
It’s not exactly clear why the human race needs a flying bicycle. But that isn’t stopping the human race from trying to build one.
Continue reading The Race To Build The Magical Flying Bicycle You Never Knew You Needed
Taking it one step beyond “houseboat,” UK-based Kingsley Architects has designed its own brand of modern, low-carbon, mobile floating architecture, and dubbed it the SolarHome.
Is there anything this cool home doesn’t do? Located in the Lusatian Lakelands of Germany, this organic-formed floating piece of architecture was designed to blend with the nature that surrounds it.
The 75m2 SolarHome reinvents the concept of a camper van. SolarHome features eco-friendly, off-the-grid solar power, and has been designed to operate in one of two modes – Docked Mode, which requires some infrastructure for power, fresh water and water treatment; while in Self Sufficient Mode,
SolarHome can operate for a period of six to 12 months without any service requirements. How does that float your boat? For more information, visit Kingsley Architects.
Confused about the NSA revelations? Do you wonder how the activities of GCHQ and the NSA affect you? Why spies have been monitoring Facebook, Gmail and Skype? And even if are being watched online, how does that affect what we do online? This animation, narrated by Jemima Kiss, explains what the disclosures mean for all of USA
Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn’t want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as Tiny House. Interested in the ever-expanding DIY movement as both a way to save on costs and gain some experience with construction, Miller worked on the 196-square-foot home for two years in the hopes of making her dream come true.
The house, which was built on top of a flatbed trailer with the use of sustainable materials, just recently finished construction. The clever design includes recycled shipping pallets for the siding of the home and practically brand new windows that were entirely donated. Inside the cozy space, every modern amenity needed is available including lighting, a kitchen area, and even a working bathroom.
With so much accomplished on a tight budget, Miller’s project is not quite complete as she is currently searching for a place to park her quaint dwelling. The architect hopes to one day run the entire structure completely off-the-grid, making it both eco-friendly and space-saving. You can follow her continued progress on her personal blog.
Jay Nelson is a builder that makes shelters and vehicles made of wood.
Film by Isaiah Saxon
Music by Arp