Photo credit: Milad Eshtiyaghi
Located in Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada, the “Mountain House” by architect Milad Eshtiyaghi may seem perilous, but this cliff hanging living space offers unparalleled views of its surroundings. The idea stems from the fact that its base was already there on the site of four old trees, so the architect wanted to build around them and make the space between, a backyard of sorts
Photo credit: Ponte 516 Arouca
Measuring 1,692-feet long, Arouca 516 in Portugal is now the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge. It sits 574-feet above the Paiva River and is now open to the public, built at a cost of around $2.8-million USD. The structure itself is supported by two V-shaped concrete towers, and will takes approximately 10 minutes to cross. To keep guests safe, the floor and side railings are made of rugged metal grids, which also provide expansive views of mountains and river gorge.
Famed developer Nile Niami’s “The One” is touted as the most expensive house in the urban world, and rightfully so, with its $500-million USD price tag. The home was designed by architect Paul McClean in collaboration with interior designer Kathryn Rotondi, and includes: 42 bathrooms, 21 bedrooms, a massive 5,500-square-foot master suite, 30-car garage with two car showcases, a 400-foot jogging track, four-lane bowling alley, movie theater, and much more.
Always wanted a cabin that comes fully assembled and can be towed just about anywhere? If so, then meet the Bivvi Camp. This minimalist A-frame cabin can easily be transported via a truck and then unloaded at a camp site. Once there, you can hook it up directly to the power grid or use an optional solar power kit. Inside, you’ll find a large triangular window that let you enjoy expansive views of the natural scenery and a comfortable bed.
Photo credit: Panagiotis Voymvakish | Aristides Dallas Architects
Nestled in the rugged landscape of Tinos, a small island off of Greece, is The Lap Pool House by Aristides Dallas Architects. This minimalist living space is built directly into the hillside in a seamless hidden way, or in the words of the designer, an interpretation of the “impact between stone and air.” The planted roof continues the extension of nature and provides a more natural look while still keeping a modern aesthetic below.