Dreamy Camera Cafe is the dream realization of a Korean couple built in the shape of a camera inspired by the Rolleiflex 2.8F. The unique structure is situated next to their home located in Yangpyeong county, about 40 miles east of Seoul, South Korea.
Inside the breathtaking George Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland is an atrium that holds a “Cathedral of Books”. Formerly the Library of the Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore which was founded in 1857, the same year that a Massachusetts-born philanthropist George Peabody dedicated the Peabody Institute to the citizens of Baltimore for public use.
Located in the Adirondack Mountains in Saranac, New York, this unique property with its own FAA-approved airstrip was converted to a luxury home from an nuclear missile silo.
During the Cold War, this Saranac site was part of the Atlas missile system developed by the United States government. The underground missile silo contained the Atlas F missile which was connected to an underground missile launch control center.
In 1965, the missile silo was decommissioned and the land was auctioned off. The current owners purchased the land about 20 years ago and began transforming it into a livable residence.
Transportable temporary hotel accommodation “Snoozebox” is an innovative way to bring guest services to large events in almost any location. Made from recycled shipping containers, the two-tiered Snoozebox mobile hotel can be assembled within 48 hours, and can be transported by road, rail, air or sea.
Each room has its own ensuite bathroom, a flat screen TV, internet access, thermostatically controlled air conditionally and heating, spacious storage unit, and key card entry.
Snoozebox has even been given permission by Queen Elizabeth II to be placed inside the grounds of Windsor Castle during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations!
Designers at British engineering firm Atkins have come up with the most imaginative idea for a hotel. This stunning “groundscaper” hotel to be built is an ambitious project by Shimao Property Group and Atkins. Located 30 miles from Shanghai, in an abandoned quarry in Songjiang, China, the luxury resort will have 16 floors below the surface of the earth, and 3 stories above ground.
The Dancing Building or Dancing House in downtown Prague, Czech Republic, is a non-traditional and unique piece of architecture. The nickname Dancing Building or Fred and Ginger, given to the Nationale-Nederlanden Building, reflects the shape of the building which resembles a pair of dancer. The unusual architecture was designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry.
The Hobbit House is a unique guest resort in Trout Creek, Montana for those who love the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. Fans of Lord of the Rings can relax in a 1,000-square-foot guesthouse that is partially underground. The owners, Steve and Christine Michaels, spent about US$410,000 to build the Hobbit House and the entire miniature mystical Shire.