Arbre Blanc (White Tree) is a planned mixed-use tower that sprouts balconies around its periphery, creating a silhouette reminiscent of a tree. The 17-story tower, which will be located in the center of Montepellier, France, will include housing, offices, a bar, and restaurant.
A house is on display at the All-Russian Exhibit Centre in Moscow that has been meticulously designed to be just like any other typical house except for one small factor—it's upside down. Every item in the house has been placed upside down, and visitors even have to climb a staircase to enter through the front door. Those who enter will find themselves feeling as though they are walking upside down when, in truth, it's the objects in the house that are objects that are breaking the laws of gravity.
A couple of days ago, we wrote about a mystery Simpsons LEGO set that had emerged on the internet. Now LEGO has officially unveiled the details of what will be the first in a series of sets, starting with the Simpsons' home.
The unveiling features a short walkthrough of the house (without revealing too much) and includes a fascinating explanation on how each of the Simpsons figures are designed and sculpted. LEGO first announced the Simpsons series in August 2013. This first set will be available for purchase in February 2014.
Sky Stack is an art installation that consists of five reflective rings wrapped around an old chimney rising above Clasen Business Park in Kassel, Germany. Designed by Hamburg-based architecture studio asdfg, the shiny stripes mirror the changing colors of the surrounding sky to create a magical illusion of a partitioned chimney tower floating in the air.