Balancing Barn at Suffolk nature reserve appears to teeter on hillside’s edge but really it’s as safe as houses The 100ft-long hotel teeters over the edge of a mound near the Suffolk coast The holiday home is owned by non-profit rental firm Living Architecture By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:58 GMT, 17 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:53 GMT, 18 March 2013 This building may look like a health and safety nightmare, teetering over the edge of a hillside. But the Balancing Barn is safe as houses. The 100ft-long hotel sits atop a mound of earth near a Suffolk nature reserve and even has a swing dangling below its hanging end.
The school where you are TOLD to paint on the walls: World's first mural institute opens in LyonNew school opened to teach how to paint murals to cover sides of buildingsFounder says he is responding to a growing demand across the worldLyon is considered the world capital of mural paintings | UPDATED: 11:13 GMT, 25 December 2012 With the majority of the world's population now living in cities and towns a new breed of designers are coming through to help create urban settings a little more pleasing to the eye. The world's first ever school for mural art has opened in Lyon, the global leader in the field, in a bid to meet the demand for artworks which can transform cityscapes.
End of an aviation era: Rebuilt Spitfire takes to the skies from historic Filton aerodrome as BAE calls time on home of Concorde WWII fighter plane flew again 10 years after it was found in South African junkyardFilton airfield will be closed by owner BAE on New Year's Eve after 100 years | UPDATED: 19:35 GMT, 19 December 2012 A newly-restored classic World War II Spitfire has taken to the British skies for the first time since being found in a scrapyard a decade ago. The iconic Second World War fighter plane has been restored by a businessman who spent 1m building it back up to its former glory after it was rescued from a South African scrapyard. Yesterday the gleaming Spitfire took off from the soon-to-close Filton aerodrome outside Bristol for the first time since the 1940s
Welcome to Kabul: Panoramic postcards from the war-torn city circled by mountains (and some of them make you want to visit) | UPDATED: 08:51 GMT, 13 December 2012 Kabul, the war-torn capital of Afghanistan, is not a city for the faint-hearted, and few tourists venture there.
Egypt's president Mohammed Morsi raises barricades around palace in preparations for fresh protests against constitution referendumPresident build third concrete wall to protect the palace from protestorsHundreds marched on the palace in Cairo today despite Morsi rescinding his 'pharaoh' power which made his decisions immune from courtsProtestors want President Morsi to delay referendum on draft constitution | UPDATED: 20:16 GMT, 9 December 2012 Egyptian army officers were seen constructing the third line of the hastily erected barricades around the presidential palace of leader Mohammed Morsi today. The security measures followed threats of protests against President's Morsi's decision not to delay the referendum on his controversial draft constitution, set to be held next Saturday
Seven missing as highway tunnel caves in west of Tokyo while rescuers fear a second collapse Several burned bodies have reportedly been found among the rubbleVideo footage from cameras inside the tunnel show firefighters picking their way through cement roof panels that collapsed onto vehiclesThe cause of the Sasago Tunnel collapse in Japan is under investigation | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 2 December 2012 At least seven people are feared missing after parts of a major road tunnel collapsed west of Tokyo – trapping vehicles as smoke from a fire inside initially prevented rescuers from approaching. Several burned bodies have reportedly been found among the rubble at the Sasago Tunnel, around 50 miles outside the capital.