Category Archives: Architecture

An Historic Cape Town Grain Silo Converted into 80 Cylindrical Art Galleries | Colossal

Housed in what was once Cape Town’s tallest building is the newly unveiled Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), created by London-based architect Thomas Heatherwick. The institution’s 80 gallery spaces were converted from 42 historic grain silos, storage … Continue reading

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A Secret Work Studio Suspended Below a Highway Overpass by Fernando Abellanas | Colossal

Spanish furniture designer Fernando Abellanas has carved out a new creative home in a section of Valencia that isn’t the typical artist neighborhood: he’s built a studio affixed to a highway underpass. The workspace is complete with a desk and chair, as … Continue reading

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How a sketch on a piece of paper became an £85m rail bridge – The i newspaper online iNews

It began with a series of simple, hand-drawn sketches on a piece of A4 paper and became an £85m rail bridge. These rough pencil drawings were an architect’ Source: How a sketch on a piece of paper became an £85m … Continue reading

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A Starbucks Inside a 100-Year-Old Converted Teahouse in Kyoto

Situated along the historic Ninenzaka street in Kyoto, this new Starbucks, which opened on June 30, is located inside a 100-year-old converted Japanese teahouse where visitors can remove their shoes and sit on tatami mats on the 2nd floor of … Continue reading

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Kayashima: The Japanese Train Station Built Around a 700-Year-Old Tree | Colossal

In the Northeast suburbs of central Osaka stands a curious train station unlike any other. Kayashima Station features a rectangular hole cut into the roof of the elevated platform and, from inside, a giant tree pokes its head out like … Continue reading

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The Prism: A Pyramid-Shaped Cabin by Lou Andréa Lassalle

Located at the edge of lake La Blanche in an urban area of Bordeaux, France, this cabin in the shape of a pyramid was designed by visual artist Lou Andréa Lassalle and built by Zebra3 as part of the Refuges … Continue reading

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Lello Bookstore in Porto: One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world – Walls with Stories

One of the most amazing bookstores in the world is located in the Portuguese city of Porto and is called Lello Bookstore (also known as Livraria Lello & Irmão or Livraria Chardron). The name comes from the Lello brothers who … Continue reading

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Casa do Penedo: The Portuguese Flintstones house – Walls with Stories

There is a marvellous piece of architecture located in the north of Portugal, in the Parish of Várzea Cova, municipality of Fafe, that goes by the name of Casa do Penedo. It’s name translates as House of the Rock in English. … Continue reading

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The First Annual International Bamboo Architectural Biennale Explores Material’s Use in Contemporary Design | Colossal

Last fall the very first International Bamboo Architecture Biennale premiered in the small village of Baoxi, China, placing eighteen permanent works by twelve international architects within the traditionally agriculture-centered town. The biennale, curated by artist Ge Qiantao and architect George … Continue reading

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Treetop Experience Observation Tower by EFFEKT

Copenhagen-based architectural firm EFFEKT has designed this 600 meter treetop walk connected to a 45 meter tall observation tower located in a preserved forest one hour south of Copenhagen, Denmark. Source: Treetop Experience Observation Tower by EFFEKT

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