Giant Horse Head Sculptures Tower over Scottish Skyline

The Kelpies, 30-meter (almost 100 ft) high sculptures by Scottish artist Andrew Scott, stand next to the Forth and Clyde Canal in Falkirk, Scotland. The artist is known for his distinctive models in steel – many of which are horses. The Kelpies are mythical aquatic Celtic horses but that legend is only a starting point – the artist says the work is more of a tribute to the modern work horse that built this part of Scotland, towing barges up and down these canals. At 300 tonnes (that’s … (read more)

Platform 5 Architects Build Book Tower House

So many books, so little time! The book tower in the middle of this house by Platform 5 Architects is nothing short of amazing. Walls of books wrap around a wooden staircase in this North London home. There are so many books, it almost looks like a professional library. Just think of how long you could keep yourself busy, simply lounging around and reading. Sounds like the perfect vacation to us. The bookshelves are made from oak and they hug the staircase, with a landing in the middle … (read more)

Water Tower House Has Cat Bathroom and Roof Shower

This water tower to house conversion has a very unusual element: a bathroom for the cat. And an outdoor shower on the roof with a most magnificent view! When the client asked Bham Design Studio to convert an old Belgian water tower into their house, they considered the resident pet, too. Not many cats have their own bathroom with a sun-drenched space in front for their lazing pleasure. The door to the cat’s private bathroom is a charming detail – shaped like a cat’s head. And easy for the pet … (read more)

Platform 5 Architects Build Book Tower House

So many books, so little time! The book tower in the middle of this house by Platform 5 Architects is nothing short of amazing. Walls of books wrap around a wooden staircase in this North London home. There are so many books, it almost looks like a professional library. Just think of how long you could keep yourself busy, simply lounging around and reading. Sounds like the perfect vacation to us. The bookshelves are made from oak and they hug the staircase, with a landing in the middle … (read more)