Swiss Design Group, Micasa Lab, has developed the Cocoon 1. The Cocoon serves as a retreat where you can do whatever you like without being completely removed from the outside world.
Hiroshi Nakamura designed this escape from the bustle of Tokyo on the top of Tokyo Plaza, a shopping mall in Shibuya, Tokyo. It provides a fragment of green in the middle of crazy city life.
* Domus featured this project which was heavily influenced by Japanese buildings and their distinctive roofs.
Theo Jansen creates wild amazing beasts that roam the earth and beaches along the Dutch coastline. They are wind powered and work in harmony with their environment as opposed to impacting and changing their environment.
You can see the Strandbeest on Theo Jansen’s blog