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 7:30am 12/27/14 7:30am

Add this spectacular house to your list of dream homes

Casa Los Algarrobos. Perched on the moutains of Puembo, Ecuador, this 8,966-square-foot (833m2) house is yet another dream home to live in and have peace, food, and sex forever. The views, the materials, the distribution—I like it all. But it's that bedroom that took my heart away. I want to wake up there so badly. » 12/24/14 7:45am 12/24/14 7:45am

I want to live in one of these spectacular cabins in a Norwegian fjord

Look at this. It's so perfect it seems artificial—some illuminated display inside a "Visit Norway" booth at a travel fair. It is actually the view from a cabin in the northwest coast of Norway, 250 miles northwest of Oslo, a paradise in the middle of a fjord. It is now one of my dream homes, too. » 12/23/14 1:41pm 12/23/14 1:41pm

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 11:05am 7/14/14 11:05am

Building woven by robot overlords could have been made by aliens

This robotically woven carbon-fiber pavilion imitates the structure of a beetle shell using weaving robots. The 538 square foot (50 square meters), 1307 pounds (593 kilograms) double-domed structure has web-like walls and ceilings that make it look as it was made by xenomorphs. This is how they made it. » 6/27/14 6:43am 6/27/14 6:43am

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 11:38am 6/18/14 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 12:33pm 5/29/14 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 12:05pm 5/16/14 12:05pm

Living in this nuclear shelter for 1,000 people looks like a nightmare

This abandoned Cold War bomb shelter in Kaliningrad, Russia—photographed by Andrei Pep Novozhilov—looks horrible now. But even if it were new, surviving a nuclear holocaust in this claustrophobic space with 1,000 other humans sounds like a real nightmare—even worse than being vaporized. » 4/29/14 3:34pm 4/29/14 3:34pm