Wow, China builds complete 57-story skyscraper in record 19 days

Sploid reader Xian Min Zhang sent us the latest time-lapse video of the construction of his latest building: A 57-floor 2-million-square-foot (180,000-square-meter) skyscraper fully built with energy-efficient, factory-produced Lego-like blocks. He claims that they are now building these at a record three floors per… »3/09/15 1:13pm3/09/15 1:13pm

Someone wants to build a futuristic version of Sauron's tower in Africa

They call it Al Noor Tower (Tower of Light) and, once built in Casablanca, Morocco, it will be the tallest building in Africa. The 1771-foot (540-meter) building is a project of Sheikh Tarek M. bin Laden, designed by French architects Valode et Pistre, who obviously have been watching too much Lord of the Rings. »12/27/14 7:30am12/27/14 7:30am

The perfect summer house is in a perfect beach in Cádiz, Spain

This is the House of the Infinite in Cádiz, Spain, designed by architect Alberto Campo Baeza. It looks like the sand actually solidified into the house itself. Simple straight lines, simple use of materials, large windows to watch ocean and make the breeze of the Bahía de Cádiz circulate through its interior. Just… »7/14/14 11:05am7/14/14 11:05am

World's northernmost big city is a brutal mosaic of color and pollution

Welcome to Norilsk, Russia. With 175,365 citizens, it's the northernmost big city in the world. The architecture is brutal, it's highly polluted, and it's freezing cold all year round. Yet its geometric and colorful shapes make it an oddly pleasing sight—at least as captured from the air by photographer Slava Stepanov. »6/18/14 11:38am6/18/14 11:38am

Desert house looks like Mars outpost outside and Game of Thrones inside

The Desert House—designed by Ken Kellogg and located in the Joshua Tree National Park—looks like a retro futuristic science fiction set outside. Inside it is the kind of place I imagine as Khaleesi's holiday home, where she goes to chill out with her dragons. I want to call this style space age medieval futurism. »5/29/14 12:33pm5/29/14 12:33pm

This may be the most awesome image of the kids who hang from buildings

This is awesome. Not awesome as hot dogs, but awesome in the real sense of the word: "extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear." Say whatever you want about Mustang Wanted and his friends. Call him crazy, insane, borderline suicidal—like you did in the comments here—I don't… »5/16/14 12:05pm5/16/14 12:05pm