In recent years, architecture has seen a flurry of offbeat yet beautiful abodes with designs based on the world around us. | By Sara Carpenter, BobVila.com
Whether it's a hike in the woods, a night beneath the stars, or a sunny day at the beach, natural inspirations are creeping more and more into residential architecture. Intended to be in sync with their surroundings, these homes may appear out of the ordinary, but their designs are based on common features of the great outdoors like mushrooms and seashells. Click through to see a dozen stunning examples of organic architecture from yesterday and today.
Jim: Reuters is a joke. One person has been killed and another 12 people injured after a “deliberate explosion” outside a music festival in the German town of Ansbach. Authorities said the person who died – a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum – is believed to have set off the explosion. The man was reported to have been carrying a backpack at the time of the blast, at about 10pm on Sunday. Three of those injured are believed to be in a serious condition. The mayor of Ansbach, a town near Nuremberg in Bavaria, told reporters the blast had been caused deliberately.