Category Archives: Architecture

Ordsall Hall

View this post on Instagram Gangsta Granny well underway in the Great Hall #rainyday #indoormove @heartbreakproductions @ordsall_hall @visitthequays A post shared by Ordsall Hall (@ordsall_hall) on Jul 31, 2019 at 5:22am PDT Advertisements

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Neighboring Communities Playfully Connect Atop Neon Pink Teetertotters Slotted Through the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello have long worked in activating structures in projects that blur the line between art and architecture. The Oakland-based duo, who self-describe as pursuing “applied architectural research”, also have a longstanding interest in the United States-Mexico … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

See How Termites Inspired a Building That Can Cool Itself | Decoder

National Geographic Published on 29 May 2018 How do you cool a building without air conditioning? Using an approach called biomimicry, see how architect Mick Pearce harnessed the ingenuity of termites to design a natural cooling system for the largest … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Notre Dame Is at Risk of Further Collapse as a Heatwave in Paris Lifts Temperatures to Record Levels | artnet News

The chief architect behind the restoration of Notre Dame is worried that the heatwave may cause the cathedral’s vaults to cave in.   The chief architect of the operation to restore Notre Dame is anxious that a record heatwave in … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Hobbit homes in Italy? Not quite, but just as charming – National Geographic

Head to Puglia to tour trulli, traditional dwellings with a fascinating history. Drive around the Itria Valley in southeastern Italy and you’ll discover houses straight out of a fairy tale. Of diminutive size and topped by conical roofs made of … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

A Partially Submerged Train Car Provides a Dramatic Entrance to Frankfurt’s Bockenheimer Warte Subway Station

Subway stations are typically just a means to an end, simple structures that allow a large overflow of commuters to enter and exit at will. It is less common for the design to be a destination in itself, like the … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Found Domestic Furniture Transformed Into Raw Architectural Models by Ted Lott

Sculptor Ted Lott builds wooden artworks based on one of human beings’ most fundamental requirements, exploring the different ways in which we’ve devised shelter as a product of the industrial revolution. Lott examines modern architecture at its core by building … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Step Inside the Lavish Architecture of Gaudí’s Casa Vicens – Colossal Submissions

Architectural photographer David Cardelús recently completed an assignment for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Casa Vicens. In the grand tradition of ornate “cottages” commissioned by society’s upper class, the 1880’s home was designed and built by Antoni Gaudí for … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Stylish Curved Cabin Blends Modernity with Surrounding Nature

Would you spend the night in this cabin? French design studio Lumicene specializes in creating spaces that merge indoor living with nature. Its latest project, LUMIPOD, is a tiny 183-square-foot circular prefab cabin that’s built around the company’s signature, sliding, curved glass windows. … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Geological Landmark’s Phosphorescent Glow Inspires the National Museum of Qatar’s Cavernous Gift Shop

Patches of natural and artificial light highlight the curved layers of the National Museum of Qatar’s recently completed gift shop. The massive undulating walls were constructed from over 40,000 pieces of timber that tower high above visitors’ heads and imitate the … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment