These surreal images of flying houses and their occupants invite you to let your imagination fly, too

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 12 February 2015

The latest series of Flying Houses by French photographer Laurent Chehere shows, you guessed it, more liberated houses flying high up in the sky. But this time, he has added occupants – some bewildered, others pensive, and one fearful for her life.

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Finally, contemporary cat houses for cool cats – and their owners

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Friday 9 January 2015

Belgium-based graphic designer Delphine Courier has created a series of geometric cat houses  that are as classy as they are eco-friendly. Made from cardboard and assembled without glue, Courier made these to satisfy her passion for both cats and design.

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Chinese company uses 3D printing to build ten houses in one day

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Friday 11 July 2014

3D printing is fast changing the way we manufacture objects, from tools and toys, to clothing, and even body parts. Recently, giant 3D printers in China were able to produce ten houses in just one day, and at a cost of less than US$5,000 per house, proving just how time and cost efficient 3D printing […]

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Stunning use of light in Dale Rothenberg’s photography

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By Micha Hilliard in New Photography on Wednesday 11 September 2013

Light comes from a bewildering range of sources: a tungsten bulb here, a fluorescent lamp there, an overcast sky above. Its warmth or coolness is relative. This can make a photographer, who is keen on finding the perfect white balance, go absolutely mad. Not so with Dale Rothenberg. He embraces the inherent dilemma. The resulting […]

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This house is made of 50,000 beer cans

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Friday 2 August 2013

In 1968, the late John Milkovisch started using the old beer cans he saved from his afternoon drinking sessions with his wife to make the shiny metallic exterior of the Beer Can House located in Houston, Texas. He ended up using 50,000 beer cans. What can we say? He sure drank a lot.

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China’s Nail Houses: owners refusing to budge for the sake of development

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By Francis Andrews in New Trends on Thursday 1 August 2013

The West doesn’t look too kindly on China’s human rights record. But while homeowners across the US can have their property seized by any government official brandishing an ’eminent decree’ order, the Chinese don’t seem so gung ho. At least in some cases. This means that rather than the bulldozers barreling in and flattening whatever […]

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Abandoned house art by Melissa Vogley Woods

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Thursday 21 February 2013

Artist Melissa Vogley Woods utilizes abandoned houses as her subject and materials, carving and building upon donated abandoned houses in the inner-city of Columbus, Ohio. Vogley-Woods also facilitates other artists to do the same through the Rooms to Let Temporary Art Space projects.

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Dome, Sweet Dome: rent your own Dome House in Sedona, Arizona

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Tuesday 19 February 2013

This needs to be your next ultimate vacation destination. Rent your own Dome House in Sedona, Arizona! It comes complete as an entire home, fully furnished with three bedrooms, two full baths, in-home washer and dryer. Oh, and did I mention the fantastic view of the Red Rocks? So don’t wait, book your next vacation […]

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Pennsylvania home displays 150 dead animals

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 10 January 2013

If you’ve ever wanted to live in the Museum of Natural History, then just take a look at this guy’s house. This prolific wild gamekeeper has a house filled with 150 dead animals, making his home more of an exhibit than a cozy living space. However, this controversial Pennsylvania home is well-organized and each animal is beautifully displayed.

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Shipping container condos in Detroit

Cheyenne Tulsa Contributor

By Cheyenne Tulsa in Architecture on Tuesday 11 December 2012

Three Squared, a real estate development company, is planning America’s first 20-unit, 26,000 square feet, multi-family condo constructed from retired shipping containers in Rosa Parks, Detroit.

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Flying Houses: photo series by Laurent Chehere

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in New Photography on Thursday 22 November 2012

Paris-based photographer Laurent Chehere has digitally-manipulated photographs of houses (and a tent) to give them an eerie, warped fairytale edge in this series titled Flying Houses.

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Flying Houses photo series by Laurent Chéhère

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Photography on Thursday 1 November 2012

For the photo series Flying Houses, the sky is literally the limit. Parisian photographer Laurent Chéhère takes us on a trip to a whole neighbourhood in the sky. This beautiful series of traditional photographs digitally re-touched can be seen at the Paris-Beijing Gallery in Paris until December 4.

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The upside-down house in Austria

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By Michelle Wilding in Architecture on Saturday 12 May 2012

Disclaimer: stop reading immediately if you’re easily-dizzied. For those that aren’t, you’ll be totally gobsmacked by this real life Upside-Down House.

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