You’ll be forgiven for walking right pass it since the Keret House is wedged firmly in between two large buildings at only 1.2 meters wide. Built at a cost of 70,000 Euros (over US$80,000) in Warsaw, Poland, it is highly likely that this is the narrowest home in the world. With a total floor space of 45 square meters, it’s a mere 36 inches wide at its narrowest point and 48 inches at its widest.
This building looks like a crumpled piece of discarded paper but its design is inspired by something else altogether
Love it or hate it, this piece of crumpled paper of a building will definitely stop you in your tracks. Housing the UT Sydney Business School and built at US$180 million, it is California-based architect Frank Gehry’s first building in Australia. With an imposing and asymmetrical facade spanning to the east and the west, the […]
You’re too late. It has been bought by Oracle Design for this princely sum this year, which will see the ghostly mansion restored and redeveloped into apartments. Called the Ouerbacker-Clement House, this Halloweenish mansion was owned by a coffee merchant named Samuel Ouerbacker in the late 19th century in what was a very fashionable neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.
New Wave Architecture has a conceptual design for a new rock climbing hall in Polur, located the Māzandarān province of Iran. It overlooks the country’s highest climbing peak, comes with boulder walls inspired by tectonic forces, and an exterior made out of white fiber cement panels. If it ever makes its leap into reality, you […]
For her Letters at Large series, designer Audra Hubbell used the urban landscape in Chicago as the canvas for super-large typography that she projected onto the city buildings. Given the black-and-white treatment, these shots almost look like they sprung right out of film noir. Which is perfectly like the Chicago we know.
Barcelona-based photographer and artist Victor Enrich has been notorious for taking buildings and restructuring them. Well, at least digitally. He’s taken structures from cities such as Munich and Tel Aviv, and tore them in half, tumbled them over, turned them into trumpets, or any combination he deems. His latest series NHDK, he takes a building […]
The Souk Mirage/Particles of Light commercial complex is recently unveiled concept by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto’s latest. The top secret project (they won’t tell where it will be built) is composed of stacked arches of different sizes, and a series of waterfalls to help cool the edifice. It’s inspired by the silhouette of Bedouin tents and gives will make you believe you’re staring at a hundred foot mirage.
A year ago, the largest building in the world was Dubai’s International Airport terminal 3. As of July 1, China’s New Century Global Center steals the title at 1.2 million square feet and 18 stories. This colossal building is in the mega-city of Chengdu, and it contains 14 IMAX screens, restaurants, hotels, plenty of shopping, […]
Cat’s Forehead is a project by BUILDING, a Tokyo-based graphic artist agency, as a new platform to connect different cultures around the world. You will enjoy the weirdness as you read the cultural articles they provide. It’s as if we are all in one world as small as a cat’s forehead.