Robot Restaurant (Tokyo/ Japan)



Despite the name "Robot Restaurant" this place isn't one focused on food but rather a surreal, bizarre, awesome, over-the-top, trippy arena in which one is entertained by girls dressed as sexy robots having a laser battle on neon tanks etc while you munch on the contents of a bento box. The feel is very much Vegas with a Japanese twist.
Located in the “neon district” of Shinjuku it was brought to life in 2012 and reportedly cost around $10 million.
In the waiting lounge alone (pictured above) around 12,000 bulbs adorn the walls, while the basement stage area (ceilings too) is surrounded by more than 200 colorful 44-inch monitors.

Baumhaus Solling (Uslar/ Germany)



This two-storey treehouse tower in a pond was designed by Baumraum for a family in Lower Saxony, Germany. The main space is accessable by stairs from the water's edge and another exterior stairway leads to the upper sleeping area.
During the day, the treehouse serves as a vantage point for observing fish & frogs in the water and deer grazing on the adjoining meadows. At night you can gaze at the stars through the domed skylight in the sleeping area.

Exbury Egg (Beaulieu river/ U.K.)



Floating on the Beaulieu river in Hampshire, the Exbury Egg is a self-sustaining home & work station for artist Stephen Turner who spends 2014 living in the Egg to study the life of a tidal creek.

Alice in a Picture Book - Restaurant (Tokyo/ Japan)



Alice in Wonderland is popular in Japan so Diamond Dining have created several cafe/ restaurants with variations of the theme.

See also:
"Alice in Magic Land"
"Alice in an old Castle"
"Alice in a Labyrinth"
"Alice in Dancing Land"

This Shinjuku restaurant has lots of grand chandeliers and the Alice themed wallpaper gives a feel of dining inside a picture book.

Takasugi-an - Tea house Tree house (Chino/ Japan)



Takasugi-an literally means “a tea house [built] too high” is a project of academician and architect Terunobu Fujimori. Built atop two chestnut trees it is accessible only by ladders.
Following the tradition of tea masters, who maintained total control over the construction of their tea houses, Fujimori designed and built the structure for his own use. He finds that a tea house is “the ultimate personal architecture.” Its extreme compactness feels like an extension of one’s body, “like a piece of clothing.”
Once inside, the simple interior evokes the serenity more suited to the purpose of making tea and calming one’s mind.
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