International building database Emporis has just released a list of ‘the most spectacular university buildings around the globe’. You’ll be amazed to see the beautiful architecture on this list, because it includes almost every country. One of the buildings that made it on the list is the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, which opened in […]
Welcome to your typical Victorian era mansion. It’s got approximately 7,000 square feet with 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, a study, a wine cellar, and BAM! An action-packed spaceship cockpit right in the attic. Ok, that’s just the play room for the kids, but isn’t it neat in an 80’s sci-fi movie kind of way?
A carpark that’s also a park that’s also the bridge that’s also the carpark and park. Confused? You definitely are because architecture-ception just happened. With an upsurge in tourism arrivals in Moena, Italy, architect Angelo Salomone of AS-DOES had the problem of building a park, a carpark, and a bridge, all the while trying to not destroy Mother Nature too much.
Here’s a high school campus that would make any kid want to go to school every day. The Island School in Hong Kong isn’t like your typical high school building. There are no boring walls, no low ceilings, and no prison-like bars for windows. Instead, the 28,000 square meter facility uses flexible classroom spaces and […]
With a loft like this, who needs IKEA? Georg Bechter Architecture has designed a multi-story loft in Berlin that saves space with its smartly built-in furniture. At the centre of the room is a rounded white glossy panelled column that integrates a fireplace and a flat screen TV.
The Bauhaus Foundation in Dessau has reopened the design school’s accommodation block to anyone who’s willing to fork out US$48 (€35) for one of the 28 1920s-style rooms. If you’d rather not spend a night with the modern architectural icon, you can still check out the Bauhaus Building which opens in broad daylight from 9am-6pm. […]
Alex Chinneck, a London-based artist and designer, has installed a fascinating piece on the street of Blackfriars Road in London. The building appears to have been turned on its head, but it’s actually an installation titled Miner on the Moon, and features windows, doors, and shop front signage all turned on their heads to create the upside down effect.
There’s something both amusing and intriguing about Scientology. Amusing because it was founded by L. Ron Hubbard and intriguing because everything is so hush-hush about this organization. But what’s not hush-hush is the amount of money that went into creating the Scientology Headquarters in Clearwater, Florida.
Tradizione, Costruzione is a collaborative series between set designer Gemma Tickel and photographer Aaron Tilley for British foodie magazine The Gourmand. They used pasta to create five different architectural settings as tribute to Italian architecture. Various pastas are used to mimic the different architectural forms. For a staircase, they stacked bunches of spaghetti. For a […]
As it turns out, there are a whole lot more replicas of the Eiffel Tower then I ever imagined. And none of those replicas are even in France. There are some in Texas, Las Vegas, Tennessee, China, Romania, Greece, and even Mexico. None of them are as tall as the original, but they’re still pretty […]
These cityscape drawings by Stefan Bleekrode are deceptively realistic images of well-known existing and imaginary cities the world over. Although drawn in a seemingly realistic manner further enhanced by the use of light and shade whenever possible, most drawings also present themselves as highly accurate architectural and perspective studies. All drawings he made so far were done entirely from memory and executed using ink and watercolour.
Architect Thomas Heatherwick has come up with a design that will hopefully “pollinate” socialization among teachers and students. Ok, that sounded wrong. Let’s do this again. The new Learning Hub for Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTUC) wants to deviate from the typical classroom design, such as square walls with fluorescent lighting, uninspiring interiors, isolated spaces, etc. They […]
Designer Jakub Szczesny has converted a 4-ft space between two buildings in Warsaw, Poland into an extremely narrow house. While no one has actually taken up permanent residence except for artists who stay there for a few weeks at a time to take in inspiration, it makes for a proper home with plenty of windows, […]
Old meets new in this fascinating collection of historical structures and their contemporary add-ons. And in this particular collection from Architizer, the newest additions are all on the roof. From the Metropolis Center in Bucharest to the incredible Secondary Landscape project in Tokyo, this photo collection is eye candy for all you armchair architects. But […]
Dutch artist M.C. Escher’s famous impossible stairs — which cross infinitely — has now been reconstructed in real life by architecture firm dRMM on the grounds of London’s Tate Modern as part of the London Design Festival. The art installation combines 15 wooden stairways and is perfectly designed to bewilder visitors.