Would you buy this super eerie Romanesque mansion in Kentucky for US$1?

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Tuesday 28 October 2014

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.

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Want to scale an entire building like Spidey? This building’s designed for that

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Thursday 6 February 2014

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 […]

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Super-large type projected onto Chicago buildings give the city a cinematic makeover

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 6 January 2014

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.

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The same building re-imagined in 88 ways

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 16 December 2013

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 […]

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A tower that looks like it’s built out of waterfalls

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Wednesday 4 December 2013

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.

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China’s New Century Global Center is the world’s largest building

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Architecture on Friday 19 July 2013

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, […]

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Cat’s Forehead: a showcase of Tokyo visual culture

Yoshi Tajima Reader Find

By Yoshi Tajima in Cool Websites on Sunday 18 March 2012

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.

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