This is one of the most extreme residential sites I have seen, hands down. Sadly there is no images of the actual house inside yet, but these aerial pictures of the site is truly remarkable. It’s owned by architect Charles Sieger (of Sieger Suarez), who has designed over $10 billion in real estate properties. Yes there is a working moat with a fully functional bridge, to keep zombies out of course. I have also included a video to Birdman’s music video Fire Flame, why? Because the opening scene is a walk through the main doors and over the moat into the house you see here, sweeeeeeeeeeeeet, fire flame SPITTAAAAA.
Continue reading below for the video and more pics of this fortress.
I should just start naming crib of the week, Guz architecture residence of the week, because this is the third time I have picked a house from the amazing architecture firm based out of Singapore. This week we are gong to dive into the Cluny house, bringing the rainforest into your home (click images to enlarge to really see the detail of the residence.). Description from Guz Architects:
The project demonstrates how technology, planning and design can be applied sensitively to generate a comfortable, luxurious, yet sustainable family home.
Photovoltaic cells and solar water heaters are employed together with design for passive cooling and cross ventilation to reduce energy usage. Irrigation tanks and roof gardens collect and recycle rainwater; and the use of materials such as recycled teak and artificial timber adds warmth without compromising the finite resources of our environment.
Many more amazing photography of this residence and more info below
Talk about a green building. The Meera house, design by Guz Architects, portrays an image of rolling greens and blue waters inside and out. Not only is this house remarkable aesthetically to the eye, but it is also environmentally pleasing to the Earth, due to the green architecture incorporated. Of course the design is great and all that but how many people have had the fantasy of being at a party and there is human mermaids swimming behind a glass wall, well this house has that.
Many more photos and info on this magnificent crib of the week
When you think of artistic design and modern technology L.A. is usually a place at the forefront of each movement. Well this ultra awesome loft conversion is still proof that L.A. still has it. The main concept of this project was to add a little fabrication to the space, O.K. maybe a lot of fabrication. It is truly amazing though what some construction can do to a space bringing it to life with clean crisp curves and edges, and dividing the living areas in a fluid way. The people responsible for such a rad warehouse to loft conversion are Patrick Tighe architects. Not only were they able to come up with such a modern and mind blowing design, but it is also green-friendly which is really the astonishing part.
Much more of this amazing conversion found below
This week’s crib of the week is something I, or probably anyone, have never seen before. Over a quarter of a century ago, an architect stumbled upon the half-ruined remains of an old cement factory. The grounds contained dozens of silos, vast subterranean spaces and long-silent manufacturing equipment. While most people would see piles of wreckage and a wasteland, there was one man who saw his new residence.
More of this amazing conversion seen below
Being involved with architecture makes me appreciate building in the old days. There was no modern day machinery to do the work for you, if you wanted a bolt or a screw tightened, you did it yourself with a wrench. Looking at these vintage pictures of the building of the Empire State Building are really remarkable. Plus add the fact that I would literally shit my pants if I was sitting on an I-beam 80 stories in the air. These guys look so relaxed doing it like it’s no big deal. Here is a large collection of these guys constructing the Empire State Building piece by piece.
Check below for more insane photographs of the remarkable construction.
Constructed as a unique architectural masterpiece, standing tall and proud high on a cliff in La Jolla, California, the Razor Residence was proudly designed by architect Wallace E. Cunningham, one of Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Designers. Lucky from the start to be able to enjoy such a panorama of the Pacific Ocean on a 11,000 square foot area, the magnificent residence features 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and an enormous two level guest house. As if the structure and features were not luxurious enough, the home has private access to Black`s Beach. The residence is for sale at Hurwitz James Co. for the price of $32,000,000. here are a few words from Hurwitz James: “Set behind gates, and constructed from white polished concrete and floor-to-ceiling glass, this magnum opus suspends the boundaries of ordinary living and commands amazing uninterrupted views of the ocean, open sky and natural landscape.” Yea didn’t need to tell me all that I wanted to buy this place at the sight of the first picture.
More pictures of this stunning residence below
If you ever dreamed of visiting Hawaii, now there is one more reason: an amazing architectural retreat that will have you feel relaxed and at ease if you choose to rent the property named Hale Kana Kohola. Situated in Big Island, Hawaii, the retreat features 4 bedrooms with their own bathrooms and an additional 2 bathrooms, an open floor gourmet kitchen and dining area, a media room and a significantly relaxing living area. Even your clothes will have a vacation in the walk-in-closets that can be found near the bedrooms. The outside deck has a covered lanai adjacent to the infinity pool that will have you playing in the water all day long. The most amazing feature of the entire retreat remains a unique way to take full advantage of the 3rd story whale watch retreat that offers 360º views across the land and bay shore from the sunrise over Mauna Kea to the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Being so close to the water it`s only natural for the retreat to offer challenging exotic outdoor equipment like: kayaks, snorkeling equipment and stand-up paddle boards. All you need to bring is excitement, happiness and a camera.
more pics of this ridiculous crib below
Ever dream of living in the treetops? Of course you have well now is your chance to live out your treetop fantasies at Finca Bellavista – a place that’s off the ground, off the grid, and out of this world! Finca Bellavista is certainly a new frontier in living… While treehouses have been around for centuries, this is the first community of its kind to be built upon the concept of creating a master-planned, sustainable, and modern community of arboreal dwellings. Located on the base of an almost 6,000 foot primary rainforest mountain on the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica – not far from the Pan American Highway, Finca Bellavista was created with the sole purpose of preserving 300 acres of local rainforest by offering a unique opportunity for ecologically minded property owners to live sustainably in and steward a managed rainforest environment.
Read more about Finca Bellavista with more pictures as well of course below
Yea I know you might not be to happy looking at this from your cramped up cubicle, sitting next to a fat guy who smells like shit talking your ear off, but check out probably the coolest office to ever work at. The offices of Inventionland are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. That is unless you’ve seen them before. The Pittsburgh-based company invents more than 2000 items per year, licensing out one new product every three days.
Click below for more pictures of this unbelievable office.