Zhou Miaorong, 70-year-old inventor from China, created an evacuation slide which makes escaping burning buildings faster, and more fun! Recently, it was installed in a five-floor building in Shanghai, China promising the residents a fast and fun 14 second-long escape.
Atlanta-based artist Hense chose a historic church from the Ward 6 district in Washington D.C. as his canvas and painted it in vibrant flashy colors.
Sometimes all you need for a perfect evening is a drink in your balcony, overlooking the city: but what if you’ve only got the drink and not the balcony at your place? Just get one delivered! French artist Julien Berthier solves the problem by presenting a portable “Balcon Additionel”, which is attached to a boom-truck and can be lifted up to your window.
This Flinstone-like village, called Monsanto, is actually located in Portugal, southeast of Serra de Estrela. It is situated on the side of mountain Monsanto (Mons Sanctus) and is popularly known as “the most Portuguese village in Portugal”. The charm rests in spectacular landscapes, small houses and tiny streets squeezed between enormous rocks.
New York based photographer Richard Silver takes vertical panoramic shots of churches in the city. “As someone who has traveled all over the world, sometimes you forget how much New York has to offer to a photographer”, says Silver.
Abandoned oil silo ain’t no art gallery but even there art might find a place. Since Helsinki is the 2012 World Design Capital, it is trying to go out of its ways to stand up to the title. One of those efforts is making fascinating wind-controlled LED light installation out of old silo in the Kruunuvuorenranta District (Gosh, what a name!). It is called Silo 468.
Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel and founder of Hartz IV Möbel, has created “One-Sqm-House” – probably the smallest house in the world. It’s a DIY wooden structure, which uses only one square meter of space and can be used as a dwelling place, mobile kiosk or even an extra room inside your apartment. Because of the flipping mechanism, it can be used both vertically or horizontally.