Sleep in an owl-shaped cabin for FREE in rural France

“Les Guetteurs” (The Watchers) was designed and built by Zebra3. The three enchanting owls are huddled together as a single mass, creating a large cabin with two floors. Giant circular windows are installed for the owl’s “eyes.” The shelter is built atop a boardwalk elevated over a wetlands area.
You can stay in the cabin for free but only for one night. Since the project was made to be off-the-grid, the place doesn’t have electricity, running water, or heat.
It consists part of the Refuges Périurbains (Peri-urban shelters) in the Bordeaux region. The Watchers is the sixth unique cabin of the series designed to encourage urban hiking and exploration of lesser-known sites.
“Les Guetteurs” WEBSITE
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Folly architecture

In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but suggesting through its appearance some other purpose, or of such extravagant appearance that it transcends the range of garden ornaments usually associated with the class of buildings to which it belongs.
18th century English gardens and French landscape gardening often featured mock Roman temples, symbolizing classical virtues. Other 18th century garden follies represented Chinese temples, Egyptian pyramids, ruined abbeys, or Tatar tents, to represent different continents or historical eras.
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Broadway Tower, Worcestershire, England

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Photo collages of impossible houses by Matthias Jung

German-based graphic designer Matthias Jung creates montages of imaginative houses, a mix of architectural elements, photography and landscape imagery. He calls his creations ‘architectural short poems that aim to visualize another perspective on how we could see the world and live in it’.

You can find more of his works and prints on his website
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10 DESIGN | Jinwan Aviation City Research & Development Centre Zhuhai, China

 

JINWAN AVIATION CITY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE ZHUHAI in CHINA for Huafa Group.
Architects: 10 Design

AWARD: international design competition: winner

Website: www.10design.co
Images / Project Description from 10 Design

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The Architectural Illusions of Alex Chinneck

By Alex Chinneck – Alex Chinneck, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

British sculptor Alex Chinneck is known for creating temporary public artworks. Most of Chinneck’s installations feature across Greater London.
See more works on his WEBSITE
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Modern Day Pyramids

Filled with mystery and intrigue, the ancient pyramids  have been admired by humans throughout the ages. In modern times the iconic structure of the pyramid has inspired many architectural projects all around the world. The modern day behemoths, mostly built  from glass and steel,  are employed as architectural statement pieces.

The Louvre Pyramid in Paris

By Martin Falbisoner (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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