The Mercedes-Benz Museum, designed by Dutch architectural design studio UNStudio, is more than just a modern exhibition space featuring over 150 vehicles. What makes it especially unique is that it houses the world's strongest artificial tornado. The showcasing venue itself is built similar to the Guggenheim with a central atrium that is viewable from the spiraling levels of the…
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Berlin-based Korean artist Jeongmoon Choi redefines a space with her incredibly eye-catching light and thread installations. Her light drawings and thread installations each offer a three-dimensional sense of architectural perspective, as though the viewers themselves have entered the virtual blueprint of a room within a room. The pieces reflect both architecture and drawing…Continue
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Canada's Hôtel de Glace, the unique ice hotel, is back this season for its 13th annual reconstruction. The magical castle-like lodge is built each year with a new themed design out of hundred of thousands of tons of ice and snow. We got a glimpse of last year's wondrous icy architecture featuring…
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French artist Jérémy Laffon utilizes the flexible nature of chewing gum to create intriguing sculptures made solely with the fragile material. The structural composition of each piece relies on thousands of sticks of gum working together to present a three-dimensional figure. Often geometric in their composition, Laffon's architectural designs offer a variety of interpretations…
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While studying architectural design, Syrian artist Muhammad Ejleh uses his personal time to produce mind-boggling illustrations that creatively break the boundaries of a two-dimensional plane. His incredibly deceiving 3D drawings are so effectively produced that it's hard to believe there isn't some photo manipulation involved. Using a few basic materials (like a sketchpad and pencils), Ejleh…
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Leigh Osborne and Graham Voce are the owners of this amazing residence, which they had spent several months designing, constructing and ultimately transforming from its original state as an old water tower. Located in central London, the tower was an architectural remnant of the 19th-century that has long since been untouched until this year.
When the duo first came…Continue
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Stockholm-based Sommarnöjen (Summer Enjoyment – or Entertainment - in English) has just unveiled the designs for five new beautiful 15-square-meter second houses. Sommarnöjen houses are designed by Sweden’s top-tier architectural offices Kjellander + Sjöberg Arkitektkontor, Sandellsandberg Arkitekter and Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter.
Sommarnöjen provides the houses ready-built on site. Some are… Continue
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Okay, I realize the last location I campaigned was a bit unrealistic, but as you'll see this one is... well, even more outlandish - so what, it's historic!
C'mon, 15 milliones gets us in the door, and prolly just another 7-8 mil to get it habitable - C'Mon! Let's do it! Think of the upgrades we could implement!… Continue
Japanese architect Toyo Ito recently unveiled the World Games' Main Stadium in Taiwan at an opening ceremony. The ultra-modern stadium, in accordance with the ecological requirements of a "Green Building", consists of approximately 8,844 solar panels which strategically placed on the roof.
Designed to look like a flowing river, the solar panels can cover 75%…
Elegantly twisting, Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio recently unveiled plans for a 60-story building with two towers in Hangzhou, China. Named Raffles City, the 300 square meter design will feature retail spaces, offices, housing, and hotel facilities.
Built to be environmentally friendly, the project incorporates natural ventilation principles,…
Could this be a solution for sustainable living if sea levels rise and the world goes under water due to global warming? Designed by Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio, the Citadel will be the world's first floating apartment complex when completed in the Netherlands.
Built on top of of a floating foundation, the Citadel will house 60 luxury apartments, a car park,…
This house sits on the banks of the river Loddon near Wargrave England but as you can see flooding sometimes causes it to sit directly IN the river. It was designed by the award-winning firm John Pardy Architects. Built as a one-off residence it is known as Hind House.
The house is designed with three modularized spaces each in a separate wing and each serving a different function:… Continue