This Gundam tombstone guardian is everything a dead person could ever want

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Grave robbers, beware, an immobile suit Gundam is guarding this corpse. Located in front of a tombstone carving business in Yasu City, Japan, this very unique tombstone will make sure you’ll never be forgotten in the annals of history. The anime-inspired tombstone may be a lot more expensive than traditional ones, but hey, you only […]

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In South Korea, a giant camera with a coffee shop inside

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Friday 4 April 2014

Here’s another item to add on the bucket list of photographers. Six miles east of Seoul, South Korea, there’s a coffee shop designed to look like a giant Rolleiflex Camera. Also inside the iconic structure, called the ‘Dreaming Camera Café’, is a mini museum that houses both classic and modern cameras.

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If the styles of famous artists became architecture

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Saturday 8 March 2014

Barcelona-based architect and artist Federico Babina, has created an illustration series that imagines the art styles of renowned artists as concepts for architectural structures. Entitled ‘Archist’, the series shows the 27 styles of different artists, including Warhol, Dali, Lichtenstein, and Picasso.

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Check out the world’s coolest college buildings

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By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Monday 3 March 2014

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 […]

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Your typical Victorian house, with a surprise room inside

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Monday 17 February 2014

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?

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A bridge that’s a carpark that’s also a park

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 13 February 2014

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.

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The high school campus you wish you attended

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 30 January 2014

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 […]

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Berlin loft with built in furniture

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 30 January 2014

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.

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Now you can sleep at Bauhaus, have a Modernist rendezvous

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 15 January 2014

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. […]

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London building turned upside down by Alex Chinneck

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in Architecture on Wednesday 8 January 2014

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.

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Inside the $145 million Scientology HQ in Clearwater, Florida

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Thursday 19 December 2013

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.

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Pasta architecture

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 17 December 2013

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 […]

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Eiffel Tower doppelgangers

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Architecture on Friday 29 November 2013

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 […]

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Intricate cityscape drawings done from memory by Stefan Bleekrode

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By Stefan Bleekrode in New Art on Monday 25 November 2013

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.

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The Buzz: beehive-inspired towers in Singapore

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Friday 22 November 2013

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 […]

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