Classic Concept Cars

Who doesn’t like classic cars? We’d love to see these classic concepts come to...

More Oddness

Design ideas come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, you have to go through a lot of bad ideas before landing on a good one. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. One size does not fit all. We offer this repository of images as a place for amusement and...

A Building Called Lucy…the Elephant

According to the site www.lucytheelephant.org, a land developer named James V. Lafferty, Jr. was the brains behind the elephantine structure now known as Lucy, the Margate Elephant. It was built in 1881 in Atlantic City, for entertainment and amusement, and was one of...

Design Problems: Structural Do’s and Don’t’s

A housing development in China. The images below indicate a serious misunderstanding about structures. Supposedly, the building was not yet inhabited, so no one was hurt. Uncompacted backfill, uneven ground…. Insufficient structural piles for soil conditions....