Category Archives: Architecture

600 Years of Mexican Architecture Captured in Large-Format Photos

Internationally renowned photographer Candida Höfer brings her signature large-format architectural photography to New York in a new exhibition. With In Mexico, Höfer tells the story of Mexican architecture through her meticulous interior photographs. As she focuses on the grandeur of spaces devoid of … Continue reading

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Weary Hikers in Norway Can Take Break in Cabin Built Like a 3D Puzzle – My Modern Met

Thanks to a true community effort, weary hikers trekking along the arctic terrain of northern Norway will have a new place to rest their feet. A small cabin in Hammerfest—commissioned by the town’s local chapter of the Norwegian Trekking Association … Continue reading

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Little Tree Library: A Clever Twist on the Donation-Based Community Library Gives New Life to a Big Old Stump

Thanks to the nonprofit Little Free Library, chances are you have encountered a small house-like structure on a public thoroughfare, with a front door that opens to allow passersby to give or take a free book. The program exists in 88 … Continue reading

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How Cologne Cathedral was Illuminated Before Electricity | Blowing Up History

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A System of Root-Like Benches Spreads Organically Through a South Korean Public Park

Root Bench is a multi-height bench system installed in Hangang Park in Seoul, South Korea. The design is a winning proposal by Yong Ju Lee, which creates a circular protrusion of roots that provides space for rest and relaxation. The nearly … Continue reading

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A Schoolhouse in Brazil Just Took Home One of the World’s Most Prestigious Architectural Awards

RIBA awards international prize for world’s best new building to a boarding school in Brazil. In architectural circles, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is no less important than the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is to … Continue reading

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A 10-Ton Copper Staircase Designed by CEBRA Floats Above Copenhagen’s Redesigned Experimentarium Museum

A twisting set of floating copper staircases intertwine at the main entrance of Copenhagen’s new science and technology center, the Experimentarium. The museum, and its four-story Helix staircases, were designed by Danish architecture studio CEBRA who wanted to create a subtle … Continue reading

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The Enchanting History of Notre-Dame Cathedral’s Famous Gargoyles – My Modern Met

How much do you know about the gargoyles of Notre-Dame Cathedral? Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is celebrated as one of the most exquisite examples of Gothic architecture. Constructed in the Middle Ages, the church has welcomed worshippers and sightseers for … Continue reading

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Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by … you | Marc Kushner

“Architecture is not about math or zoning — it’s about visceral emotions,” says Marc Kushner. In a sweeping — often funny — talk, he zooms through the past thirty years of architecture to show how the public, once disconnected, have … Continue reading

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Exploring Worlds Deep Beneath the Earth

Great Big Story Published on 2 Oct 2017 In this reel, we’re venturing deep, deep underground. We begin in Stockholm at the world’s longest art gallery, explore the mysteries of shell grotto, and visit the hidden metropolis 150 feet beneath … Continue reading

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