Yesterday's House Of The Future Went Cheap

You missed your chance to own a piece of retro-futurist awesomeness. The Futuro House, a Finnish flying-saucer-shaped masterpiece built (wait for it) in 1968, sold at auction for only $50,000. Also auctioned: a Zen chair, and Buckminster Fuller blueprints. » 8/17/09 2:21pm 8/17/09 2:21pm

How Star Wars Changed Architecture

Star Wars may have transformed science fiction, but it also changed the look of our buildings. Like this trendy building, borrowing from the Jawa sandcrawler. A high-powered architecture journal honored Star Wars' influence, and here are some Star Wars-inspired buildings. » 6/16/09 2:36pm 6/16/09 2:36pm

Buildings That Look Like Famous Spaceships: A Gallery

Click to viewScience fiction's influences are all around us - even in your office buildings. Architects have drawn inspiration from the Death Star, the Borg Cube, and other famous spaceships, and here's a gallery to prove it. » 12/19/08 2:51pm 12/19/08 2:51pm

Niiice: Borat's Homeland Gets A Space Pyramid

Perhaps in an attempt to shake off the backward, cousin-marrying, antisemitic image it got from Sacha Baron Cohen's film Borat, Kazakhstan has hired British architects Foster and Partners to build a futuristic Pyramid Of Peace And Reconciliation. Built in just two years at a cost of 35 million pounds, the building is… » 11/04/08 3:40pm 11/04/08 3:40pm

Pereira's Conquest Of Planet Earth

This is what people thought the future would look like, back in the 1960s. The architecture of William Pereira was inspired by science fiction, and inspired more science fiction in turn. This building, the Geisel Library, stars in Vernor Vinge's Rainbows End. Vinge writes that the Library looks "like something brought… » 11/29/07 3:00pm 11/29/07 3:00pm