More Tiny Houses

More Tiny Houses

I’m fascinated with both very large and very tall structures. (I also love those Discovery Health shows like “World’s Tallest Woman” and “America’s Shortest Man,” but that’s beside the point.) And, if you’re a...
Iron Mike’s Old Mansion

Iron Mike’s Old Mansion

Here’s a project someone should undertake: rehabbing Mike Tyson’s now abandoned estate in Ohio. The property has had a colorful history since Tyson sold it in the late 90s and now it stands abandoned and decaying. It features a 10,000-square-foot swimming...
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New, Improved Floorplanner

It was close to a year ago that I wrote about an amazing piece of software called Floorplanner, advertised as the easiest way to create and share interactive floor plans that could save me hours of back-breaking labor. As if it were possible, the product is now...
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Hobbit House

When it comes to The Lord of the Rings, some people are fanatical. And so it was with this fan who commissioned a hobbit home. The 6oo-square-foot home features a round Spanish cedar door with hand-forged single pivot hinge, handmade clay roof tiles, custom...
Unconventional Architecture

Unconventional Architecture

It might be described as Indiana Jones meets architecture design. Through a program called Spirit of Place/Spirit of Design, college students are immersed in locations around the world, absorb the local culture and aesthetic, then build a small structure to add to the...