15 Gravity Defying Buildings, Only 1 Has Fallen

World’s only cliff hanging glass housePhoto courtesy of: Accion Preferentehttp://cdn2.accionpreferente.com/This is a one-of-a-kind home. With glass surrounding 3 sides of the home, this 4-story condominium impresses anyone who lays their eyes on it. It showcases a patio-deck on the final floor, closest to the water, as well a deck on the top floor where the entrance of the home has been created. A small, one bedroom home but worth waking up in each day.nextpage

The Masters Of Knock-offs Have Set Their Eyes On World Famous Architecture

Even going as far as entire cities. If you haven’t noticed how Chinese companies are excellent at cloning almost every single product known to mankind, you must be living in another universe. They have copied everything from smartphones, sneakers, designer bags, toys and even food. Over the last few years, Chinese architecture firms have slowly started to copy a few iconic buildings, monuments and even entire cities! We’ve collected some of the most bizarre architectural knock-offs that they have created.

Chinese MANHATTANEven going as far as entire cities. If you haven’t noticed how Chinese companies are excellent at cloning almost every single product known to mankind, you must be living in another universe. They have copied everything from smartphones, sneakers, designer bags, toys and even food. Over the last few years, Chinese architecture firms have slowly started to copy a few iconic buildings, monuments and even entire cities! We’ve collected some of the most bizarre architectural knock-offs that they have created.
The Chinese Manhattan is complete with it’s very own version of the Hudson River. They are estimating that construction will be completed and the city will be 100% liveable by the year 2019. I sure hope the rent is cheaper!nextpage

A Jaw Dropping Dream Home In South Africa By Nico van der Meulen Architects

Sitting on 26 acres of prestigious land in Johannesburg, South Africa, the 9,600 square foot modern villa named, The Joc House, offers what most people conceive only in their wildest imaginations. Featuring a giant master bedroom, 3 kids suites, guest suite, infinity edge pool, indoor splash pool, home theater, gym and many more surprises at every corner this establishment is nothing short of magnificent. While the overall design is en grande, the designers still managed to effectively utilize open windows for natural lighting and cooling while still being able to input the same amount of graceful aesthetics in modern design. The modern and mature design will be perfect for couples and families with the same characteristics. Check out pictures of this amazingly stunning dream home below!

Sitting on 26 acres of prestigious land in Johannesburg, South Africa, the 9,600 square foot modern villa named, The Joc House, offers what most people conceive only in their wildest imaginations. Featuring a giant master bedroom, 3 kids suites, guest suite, infinity edge pool, indoor splash pool, home theater, gym and many more surprises at every corner this establishment is nothing short of magnificent. While the overall design is en grande, the designers still managed to effectively utilize open windows for natural lighting and cooling while still being able to input the same amount of graceful aesthetics in modern design. The modern and mature design will be perfect for couples and families with the same characteristics. Check out pictures of this amazingly stunning dream home below!nextpage

The Top Ten Tallest Vanity Heights Around The Globe

Rose Tower, Dubai, UAE: 96m (315ft) of VanityPhoto courtesy of: wikipediahttp://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Rose_Tower_001.JPGWith the rapid expanding of population growth along with the likewise rapid development and expansion of cities, the only way to go is up. World wide, man has begun to construct incredible feats of engineering and architecture in order to cope with the city space deprivation but question is – how much of these buildings are actually useable? Recently, there has been a revelation leaned towards the space-wasting of some of the tallest and most grand buildings built on earth. Vanity Height is simple “the distance between a skyscraper’s highest occupiable floor and its architectural top.”. The term was coined by the worlds leading authority on skyscrapers, The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH for short). A research was performed in order to reveal the empty, unoccupied, unnecessary “vanity” space atop the world’s tallest towers, leading to surprising results like how almost all were built after the turn of the century.
We’ve collected the top 10 most wasteful vanity heights around the globe!
The original design of the structure set its height to be around 1,247 ft tall but due construction difficulties, it was lowered to a mere 315 ft of vanity – roughly around 25% of the originally planned height.nextpage

Amazing Floating Houses That You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Photo courtesy of Jetson Greenhttp://www.jetsongreen.com/2008/10/schwimmhaus-mod.htmlDo you remember the time when you wanted to be a pirate? And then eventually growing up wanting to be a multi-millionaire with a bigger than life home that had its own McDonald’s inside? Well some kids grew up into old men that actually achieved both, eventually making their childhood dreams a reality.
While house boats and floating houses have existed for quiet some time now, most of the early ones were as simple as a small living quarters with a bed and a bathroom, it is only recently that they have started to become grand and lavish floating symbols of extreme wealth and prestigious luxury, add the fairly unique address. Some are simple while most par up to current modern homes complete with air conditioning, mini bars coupled with jaw dropping interior designs and architecture, these houses are nothing short of magical.nextpage

An Amazingly Luxurious Penthouse in Vancouver by Feenstra Architecture

Living RoomIn one of their most prestigious projects to date, local studio Feenstra Architecture was able to remodel and create this 5,234 square foot penthouse of dreams. Located on the top floor of a residential building stands this lavishly stunning penthouse, only seen in the imaginations of day dreamers, complete with a 360 degree view of the mountain and oceans of the magnificent and most sought after waterfront city of Yaletown, Vancouver, Canada.
Putting a stamp to utlimately modern design of the penthouse, it is home to a unique glass spiral staircase, an electronic grand fireplace, a mini wine cellar, modern kitchen and dining area, mini-bar, large master bedroom, walk-in closet, a bathroom complete with a sauna and jacuzzi, an office, and a penthouse terrace with another jacuzzi to put the cheery on top.
Check out the pictures of the amazing penthouse below:nextpage

13 Houses that Give a Whole New Definition of the Word “Fun”

Celine Dion’s Waterpark Photo courtesy of weburbanisthttp://weburbanist.com/2013/04/29/private-playgrounds-13-amazingly-fun-houses/Just when you thought you were living it up in your home with all your gaming consoles, books and other forms of entertainment, you haven’t seen anything yet.  Architects and interior designers surely have gathered minds to come up with some of the wackiest ideas put to reality, and a lot of folks are so pleased with the idea of having more than enough fun in their homes, we decided to check out what you’re missing out on.  If you get any ideas, and have the budget for it, go right ahead.  If not, feel free to get envious anytime.  We don’t mind.
Holding up to 500,000 gallons of water for her very own personal aquatic playground, this is definitely as lavish as it gets.nextpage

31 Campers That Changed Roadtrips Forever

A camper with an auto cover to keep the bugs out.See the next camper that you can hook on any car or truck
A camper set up like this gives such warm summer vibes. There is absolutely nothing dreadful about this, so to speak. The colors, the atmosphere, it just reeks of serenity, calm and worry-free living. We’d like one like this, please.You alone can choose which state you identify with. Love the beaches of California? You can decide to live there for as long as you want. Now in the mood for some a more seasonal location? Drive across the country and pop into the New England area to spend springtime. Just make sure you get that license plate renewed.nextpage

Bucketlist Addition Acquired: The Viceroy Maldives – Vagaru Island

Located at the Shaviyani Atoll, roughly 192km from the capital, lies a private island called Vagaru, which houses this ultimately luxurious and exclusive resort that offers nothing else short than beach heaven. With perfectly designed elemental themed interiors, carefully crafted lounge areas and a world class extensive dining experience by master chefs, you will find yourself grabbing your calendar, planning your next visit – while you are still there. If you have traveled the globe and you think you’ve seen paradise some place else, well think again. We present to you, The Vicery Maldives.nextpage