Category Archives: Architecture

The Ornate Bird Palaces of Ottoman-Era Turkey

An important element of Ottoman architecture in Turkey was the addition of birdhouses affixed to the outer walls of significant city structures, a safe space for regular avian guests to nest outside of mosques, inns, bridges, libraries, schools, and fountains. The birdhouses were … Continue reading

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First visuals revealed of Populous’ spherical London arena

The first images of Populous’ MSG Sphere venue, which is planned for near the Olympic Park in east London, have been released. Source: First visuals revealed of Populous’ spherical London arena

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Ancient Ruins Reconstructed with Architectural GIFs

Today, views of the world’s ancient architectural wonders are firmly based in their current state of ruin, leaving to visitors’ imaginations the original glory of structures like the Parthenon, Pyramid of the Sun, and Temple of Luxor. NeoMam, in a project … Continue reading

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Stage Forest META-Project Read – thetreemag | ello

Stage of Forest BY META-Project Read more on: The tree mag @ello @elloblog @ellodesign @elloarchitecture @ellohome @ellominimal @minimalist @ellophotography @ellomakers #ellominimal5000 #minimal #minimalist #minimalism #design #architecture #contemporary #Contemporary architecture Source: Stage Forest META-Project Read – thetreemag | ello

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The Rise of the Wooden Skyscraper – Anthropocene

New, mass-timber engineering could transform the twenty-first-century city from a carbon source into a carbon sink Source: The Rise of the Wooden Skyscraper

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Optical Glass House by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

Located in downtown Hiroshima, this house by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP has an optical facade consisting of 6,000 pure-glass blocks. As the house is located on a street with many passing cars and trams, the blocks effectively shuts out the noise enabling … Continue reading

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Seashore Library by Vector Architects

The Seashore Library by Beijing-based Vector Architects is located along the seashore of Bohai Bay, roughly three hours from Beijing. The design is unconventional in that the library has no paved path to the entrance and is accessible from the beach or … Continue reading

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Futuristic Portholes Capture the View from France’s Aging ‘Tours Aillaud’ Apartment Towers

Eighteen towers filled with more than 1,600 apartments were built by architect Emile Aillaud between 1973 and 1981. The housing complex is found in the Pablo Picasso district of Nanterre, an inner suburb of Paris. The residential towers range from … Continue reading

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ReActor: Performance Architecture by Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley – Faith is Torment

http://www.faithistorment.com/2016/08/reactor-performance-architecture-by-Alex-Schweder-and-Ward-Shelley.html Artists Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley latest work entitled ReActor is a house that rotates 360 degrees on a concrete column and also tilts in response to the artists movements, exterior forces, and interior conditions. Commissioned by OMI International … Continue reading

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Twenty-One Colorful Cubes Compose Denmark’s Newly Opened Lego House | Colossal

After four years of construction, Denmark’s colorful LEGO House has finally been unveiled to the public in the company’s native land of Billund. The building, designed by the Copenhagen and New York-based design firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), is composed of … Continue reading

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