When talking about the mega yacht, the first impression comes into your mind might be something related to floating hotels with traditional luxurious interiors. However, Hareide Design, the award-winning studio thinks we should switch our focus from extrovert admiration, to creating a platform for people can better enjoy the natural surroundings. Get the name from its classic 108 m mono hull design, the 108M mega yacht concept features an elevated dining and viewing area, a tranquil garden surrounding a 20 m pool and a seamless transition to the water at the stern. The multi-functional space of the grand hall also provides a number of spectacular views for people to experience the beauty of the nature. Moreover, this hybrid yacht equips with 300 square meters of high efficiency solar panels which can provides the ship with enough power for slow cruising along quiet shorelines. For longer distance and higher speed, it can be switched to the option for diesel-electric propulsion. Overall, this yacht looks fantastic. However, I do have a concern, due to its open stern design, how the yacht will handle the flooding water during storm?
There seems not much room left for normal watch on market. Most people choose to not wear watch at all for the left small portion, they either have those high-tech smart watch, or very unique and usually luxurious watch. The lunar watch is definitely representative of the latter group. Crafted from olivine basalt that was collected on the surface of the moon by the Soviet Luna probe in 1974, the chunky timepieces are hand-crafted in Switzerland and only 25 units will be made. The rock used to make the watch was claimed to be 4.5 billion years old, from right around the time the Moon and Earth are believed to have formed – older than any life on our planet. It also comes with an Italian black leather strap, sapphire crystal face, and stainless steel case back. Each watch comes with a certificate of authenticity and is priced at $27,500. It is definitely one of a kind watch.
Designed by ODA Architecture, this futuristic building at 303 East 44th Street Manhattan is aimed to offer residence a suburban backyard resulting in the ultimate urban fantasy. The 600-foot-tall building will have 41 floors, with the lower half of the building devoted to one- and two-bedroom apartments, and full-floor units starting on the 23rd floor. Five of the outdoor private gardens are separated by two floors each, and those apartments have about 2,800 square feet of space, while the garden measures 1,400 square feet. When comes to the concern of wind and sunlight of garden, the designer said, “The expansive height of the space will permit a suffusion of sunlight throughout. The central core and perimeter design will dramatically reduce the wind load without sacrificing the 360-degree view.”
Underground homes or low-impact houses are generally preferred by green enthusiasts who want to minimize their negative impact on environment. Otherwise, eco-friendliness is just one benefit of living underground. Being underground also means that the house has a more stable environment, the temperature remains constant and the house is very quiet and peaceful. Moreover, it minimizes the loss of green space, as being underground the roof remains available for plants. With so many benefits of living underground, there are more and more people consider this option. These days, two English firms, NC Homes and Huntsmere, have proposed an underground dwelling – Perdu, which is a circular three-bedroom home located on the grounds of Bowdon in Manchester.