Uwe Dauernheim

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Hanging Monastery, Datong, China.  Image by Jillian Mitchell

This fantastic old monastery is a true architectural feat! Built on cliff face some 75 metres above the ground in a ravine, the buildings seem to just sit on

"cabin" in the woods. WIlliam O’Brien Jr.

The Allandale House. Designed by William O’Brien Jr., the assistant professor of Architecture in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this unusual vacation house plan is an A-frame house in the forest that stands out among the trees.

...and building meets sky.    This incredible floating house was inspired by Pixar’s animated hit movie Up. National Geographic and a team of scientists, engineers, and balloon pilots teamed up to successfully launch a 16′ X 16′ house 18′ tall with 300 colored weather balloons. Reaching an altitude of over 10,000 feet,  the team set a World Record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. The flight lasted approximately one hour.

This is awesome! The team from National Geographic have created a real-life "balloon-house" version of Pixar's animated hit film, Up. Yes, a house tied to gas balloons that actually flies.

The Potala Palace located in the Red Hill of central Lhasa, China.

CHINA/TIBET ~Potala Palace~ High above the capital of Tibet, Lhasa, the Potala Palace complex sits on top of mar-po-ri, the 'Red Mountain'. For centuries, until the chinese occupation of Tibet in it was the government seat and residence of the Dalai Lama.

Meera  House Guz Architects. Sentosa Island, also known as Palau Blakang Mati, Singapore.

Meera Sky Garden House by Guz Architects is a beautiful, lush, eco-friendly house built on prime real estate on Sentosa Island, previously known as Palau Blakang Mati, in Singapore. The Meera Sky House truly looks like a garden house set in the sky.