In a world where a sense of humour comes in handy - modern architectural masterpieces appear to be inspired by the fun of childhood games and toys...

The Next Generation House by Sou Fujimoto Architects (with obvious similarities to Jenga) is a small weekend house that overlooks the River Kuma in Kumakura, Japan. The 4m cube offers surprising functionality due to the little spaces formed by the square cedar logs - perfect spaces for seating, sleeping, eating and storage.
The Next Generation House won 2009 Wallpaper Design Awards - Best Private House.

James May, a toy fanatic from the UK (and presenter of hit show Top Gear) has built a house entirely made from Lego. The two-story Lego palace is located in the middle of a vineyard and has a working bathroom. James used bricks pieced together by 272 Legos. Over three million bricks were used so that’s about 816 million Lego pieces. Thousands of people put their hand up to join in and help build this fantastic house with many lining up the night before construction started - Love it!!!


  1. It is so brilliant! I wanted a house of legos when I was a child, but James beat me to it:)

  2. Makes me want to visit... Do they rent these properties out???

  3. I want a Lego house!!1

  4. as if James May doesnt have enough fun making Top Gear!