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.
In addition to a record-setting Q4 earnings call, Amazon gave us a first look at their second headquarters planned for Arlington, Virginia. Called “The Helix,” HQ2 is essentially a 350-foot-tall spiraling vertical forest, complete with outdoor walkways lined with trees and plants. Aside from being a workplace for their employees, the company plans on opening it up to the public a few weekends each month.
Photo credit: Studio Puisto
Designed by Studio Puisto and located in Finland’s Kivijärvi Resort, the Nialiatta prototype is basically an elevated cabin that you can actually stay in that is held up by a single pillared foundation. Inside, you’ll only find the necessities in minimalist form, which includes a sleeping area, bathroom, and possibly kitchenette. This is just one of twenty five eco-cabins that will eventually be built at this unique resort.