Inspired by a magazine that is now accepting nominations to find UK’s ugliest new building and award it the Carbuncle Cup, The Guardian recently got its readers to nominate the ugliest architectural structures in the country. Love what one reader said about the Leeds Arena, which is now under construction: ‘The desolate car park it [...]
Designed by Harrison & Abramowitz & Harris, the Time-Life Building opened in 1959 and is where the fictional ad agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce from Mad Men is set. Looking at these rare photos of the building and its spaces, it’s hard not to be impressed by Time-Life’s majestic aesthetics — the sleek and decadent [...]
Remember the floating cinema? Office for Metropolitan Architecture’s Ole Scheeren, the architect behind it, has also designed a number of other intriguing architectural structures.
A bird-apartment has been built in Japan’s forest, where 78 little bird families can live at once. The structure allows for one person to enter and observe the nesting birds through tiny peep holes. The bird-apartment is part of the Momofuku Ando Center’s commitment to promote access to nature. But really, who wouldn’t want to take a peek inside 78 bird houses?
Looking up at the sky once in a while can give a new perspective on life. Straight Up, the photography collection of Cameron R. Neilson, does give that characteristic of giving something old a new outlook. The camera’s angle provides a different mindset of buildings and streetlights, giving a sense of exhilaration in architecture. Cameron defies the natural order to show the abstract features in everyday life.
Archigram is recognised as an influencer of many of the world’s greatest contemporary architects and buildings. Exhibitions of their work from 1961-1974 have been touring major institutions worldwide since 1992, and Archigram was awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in 2002. Despite this, the architectural vision of Archigram is mainly unbuilt and the bulk of their visionary work remained difficult to access, largely stored domestically or in temporary storage.