Star Wars fans have probably seen the Ewok’s Bright Tree Village built around the trees of Endor and situated nearly 50-feet above the ground. If not, this village basically consisted of thatched huts where hundreds of Ewoks lived. Czech architecture firm Formafatal has designed a real-life equivalent, and called it Art Villas Resort.
This swing, located at the Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot in Chongqing, China, is not something you want to experience if you’re afraid of heights. It’s touted as the world’s largest swing and dangles riders over a 2,300-foot-tall cliff at speeds of up to 81 miles per hour. The swing setup consists of a swing attached to a 328-foot-tall arch tower with ultra heavy duty metal cables.
Photo credit: Reuben Wu
Chicago-based photographer Reuben Wu uses drones equipped with LEDs to illuminate shots for his Lux Noctis series. The latest location was Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, also known as the world’s largest salt flat. To capture these stunning images, he used a $57K Phase One XT camera capable of capturing 150-megapixel photographs. His favorite memory from his Bolivian adventure was shooting the salt flats at sunset because of the way the light hit the polygon-like shapes on the ground and.
Scandinavia-based travel company Luxury Action is set to offer a luxurious high-cost adventure that includes spending the night inside a heated igloo at the North Pole. Priced at $105K per person and only available in April 2020, guests will traverse to the northernmost point in the world for the “North Pole Igloos” experience, which consists of heated glass igloos that have been tested in “extreme arctic weather conditions.
Photo credit: Weiqi Jin | Vague Edge Architectural Design
Beijing-based Duoxiangjie Architectural Design wanted to create something special for the Mufu and Lianyu mountains in China. So, they came up with Eagle Rock Cliffs at the Pingjian Homey Wild Luxury Hotel. Simply put, this complex consists of three separate buildings: Dinghui, Ziyahui, and Yanshang. Each one has its own distinctive feel, but all offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.