This week: Standout holiday gift guides for DIYers, designers, bicyclists, neat-freaks and the insufferably trendy. Plus, cargotecture gets the luxury treatment with a new residential project in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Naturally, Texas is home to what the Guinness World Records has deemed as the world's largest gingerbread house. And although the plus-sized structure may scream 'excessive waste' to some, it's not without a big, charity-minded heart.
Take a moment to escape from the pre-holiday madness for a tour of Vertical Horizons Treehouse Paradise in Josephine County, Ore. where the lofted arboreal lodgings come complete with WiFi and modern plumbing (and giant locusts, apparently).
Auburn University's Rural Studio has perfected the art of building smartly designed tiny homes for under $20,000 in impoverished areas of Alabama. Now, the visionary program needs your help to build 8 more $20K Houses in a single year.
Between the crazy-tall proposed Ferris wheel and Big Ang, Staten Island, NYC's smallest borough, has been living large as of late. Now come plans to build the city's largest solar farm on parkland that was once the largest landfill in the world.
Acknowledging that 'any place that people will receive emergency water, they will be in need of shelter too,' a student team unveils a prototype shelter constructed from one item that's in anything but short supply at disaster relief sites: empty plastic water bottles.