It's not just the UK's elected officials that apparently need to be rehoused, Queen Elizabeth II may have to move out of Buckingham Palace during much-needed renovations to the residence, which has not been substantially redecorated since she took the throne in 1952, royal officials said Wednesday.
An American electrical engineer has retired to live in a revamped Boeing 727 fuselage. Industrious recycler Bruce Campbell has had his old plane placed in woods near Portland, Oregon, where he lives happily amongst some of the original seating and even the airplane-style toilet. Bruce believes every
Coming to project near you? An American University has revealed a novel way to combat one of the scourges of twenty first century living (and working) by creating a “texting lane” on its stairs. Sick of SMS-induced collisions, Utah Valley University hopes that the texting thoroughfare will provi
Major restoration of the Houses of Parliament without moving MPs and peers out would cost £5.7 billion and take 32 years, according to an independent report. If MP and peers were moved out for six years, the cost would drop to £3.5bn, the BBC has reported.
Construction training provider Able Skills has created a new infographic highlighting how eight of the world’s most amazing structures were built. The piece features ancient structures such as the Greek Parthenon, the Roman Colosseum and Machu Picchu.
A Dutch firm is to use robots to 3D “draw” a steel bridge over the water in the centre of Amsterdam. MX3D aims to 'print' the complicated and 'intricate' structure over one of the city's canals using robots to 'draw' the bridge into being.
Crofters on Great Bernera in the Outer Hebrides are finally set to own their island after being granted £100,000 by the Scottish Land Fund to complete the deal. The deal means that the community buy-out by the Great Bernera Community Development Trust, which was overwhelmingly approved by locals in
A man who stole two bags of cement in Nigeria was given seven strokes of the cane in open court as his punishment. The sentence was handed down to Naziti Ibrahim by a Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on Thursday, June 11, 2015.
Jaguar Land Rover is developing technology to enable its cars to identify potholes they encounter and share that data in real-time with road authorities and other vehicles. The upcoming feature will help government agencies prioritise road repairs and enable drivers to avoid major potholes and broke
An American man has decided that he was done with the city life and instead wanted to build a giant treehouse. Called the Cinder Cone, it's an incredible high-rise wooden cabin that has taken a year to build. Recruiting the help of friends, Foster Huntingdon, who quit his job in New York for the pro
The ceremonial "first stone" has been laid at a Ferrari theme park in Spain. Billed as the "single most important project in the history of PortAventura Resort," the €100 million Ferrari Land theme park will cover 75,000 square meters (807,293 square feet) and boast "world-class attractions specia
A new monument has been built at a temple in Japan in memory of insects which have met an untimely end at the hands of human beings. The monument features an oversized beetle-like creature clambering over a rock, encircled by wire mesh cages. Anatomist Takeshi Yoro is the man behind the idea, driven
A New York plumber has won a $136 million Powerball jackpot after nearly forgetting about the winning ticket in his basement. The Independent reports that Anthony Perosi, 56, bought the ticket at a 7-Eleven convenience store on Staten Island back on March 14. Mr Perosi left his ticket posted on his
And finally… Artist enlists architects to build Lego structure then encourages the public to tear them down
Ten of the world’s top architecture firms have created Lego buildings for an installation in Manhattan, which viewers are then free to pick apart. The interactive installation, called The Collectivity Project, contains a fictional cityscape made with more than two tons (1,800 kilograms) of white L
American architects have unveiled concept design for electricity pylons shaped like human figures. Each pylon would be assembled from modular parts, which could be adapted into various positions to given the impression the statues are walking, climbing or crouching.