London’s Embassy Gardens to feature the world’s first glass-encased “Sky Pool”, at 115 feet above the ground

London’s much-anticipated development project, Embassy Gardens, will feature the world’s first glass-encased “Sky Pool”, according to plans developed by UK-based architectural firm, Arup Associates, in collaboration with engineers from Eckersley O’Callaghan and aquarium builder, Reynolds. Located in the Nine Elms district, between Battersea and Vauxhall, the 2,000-home development is slated to complete in 2017. (more…)

The inconspicuous ‘Covert House’ in London stays true to its name

What if one has to build a substantially large family house inside the confines of a well known conservation area without bothering the neighbors? Well, according to London-based architecture firm DSDHA, the solution is to 'go covert' - as aptly demonstrated by their so-named Covert House. Situated in the middle of the conserved Clapham Old Town,…

WaterNest 100: A charming, solar-powered floating home that is up to 98% recyclable!

A growing trend in the field of architecture is to create sustainable housing units that bring people closer to nature. Developed by London-based EcoFloLife, the new WaterNest 100 champions the cause of eco-friendly, low-impact living. An adorable floating habitat, the structure is constructed using sustainable, locally-sourced materials, which in turn make it up to 98-percent…