Architects Have Collaborated To Realize The Transformational Design Of McDonald’s HQ In Chicago


Garrett Rowland

Part corporate headquarters, part cultural center, school and history museum, the new McDonald’s office illustrates the power of place to bring people together in a common purpose. Studio O+A, IA Interior Architects and Gensler have collaborated to realize the transformational design of McDonald’s headquarters located in Chicago, Illinois. Continue reading »

Grasshopper’s Dream, A Cafe With Two Giant Grasshoppers At The Train Station In South Korea


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Here’s a Grasshopper’s Dream, a cafe at the Gujeol-ri train station near Jeongseon, South Korea. Housed in a train, the cafe is the shape of a grasshopper. Also, there is another cafe in the shape of female grasshopper. Continue reading »

Underwater Restaurant Has Been Completed In Norway And It Looks Out Of This World

The first, the largest and the most research-friendly. Under (previously) is the world’s largest underwater restaurant with a total seating capacity for 100 guests, it’s the first of its kind in Europe, and it also functions as a research center for marine life. The Snøhetta-designed dining experience started operating just yesterday but people are already adding it to their Norway destination lists. Continue reading »

The Bridge To Nowhere: Belhaven Bridge

Europe has a well-earned reputation of being one of the most fascinating continents to explore – particularly in terms of monuments. And whether we’re talking beer, traditions or history, it would take a lifetime to truly enjoy the beauty of Scotland. Surprisingly enough, though, one of the most fascinating landmarks isn’t on land – but by the sea.

And it’s a bridge. Continue reading »

These Odd Bubble Houses Are Actually Real Homes In The Dutch City Of Hertogenbosch

In the early 1980s the Dutch government granted a large subsidy to the municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch situated north-west of Eindhoven. The idea was to create housing for experimental living and from this was born the Bolwoningen. They were the idea of architect Dries Kreijkamp and he wanted to create ‘the optimal experience of nature in all its facets’. Continue reading »

The Weirdest Monuments Of The Communist Era That Are Still Standing

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After the fall of the Soviet Union, many Communist statues and sculptures were destroyed, while others were moved to statue parks or museums. But many of them remained in the same place for the last 20 years, while the former Soviet areas were transformed into modern countries. Here are thirteen of the most incredible ones. Continue reading »

Architect Martín Marro Builds Cozy Home Inside The Real Oil Tank, And You Can Live In

The Argentinean architect Martin Marro has designed a life capsule that is both minimalist and cosy. This project, called “Bunker”, with the appearance of a submarine, is an architectural and design experience as a return to the adolescent need to create a bubble. Continue reading »

Architect Designs Sustainable Futuristic Tree Houses In Italian Forest

Milan based studio Peter Pichler Architecture has developed a concept for sustainable tree houses in the forest of the Italian Dolomites. Continue reading »

This Futuristic Design Of The TWA Lounge At JFK Airport In The 1960s Remains A 2001 Space Odyssey Movie

The airport is where you arrive and depart. It’s like a hospital, but without the certainty and the escape of anaesthesia. Something might go wrong and the routine operation ends with a slip of the scalpel or a martyr’s bomb The airport is where you wait, get separated from your bags and of your own free queue to have your identity ascertained and reasons challenged by armed and dangerous officialdom. Continue reading »

The Sky Swimming Pool At This Hotel Has A Window In It

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When noa* (network of architecture), were asked to re-design Hotel Hubertus that sits at the foot of a ski and hiking area in Valdaora, Italy, they included a new 82 foot (25m) swimming pool. The pool sits almost 40 feet (12m) above the ground and is located between the two accommodation wings of the hotel. The infinity edge pool allows guests to have uninterrupted views of the valley below and the mountains in the distance. The pool has been wrapped in anthracite-colored stone, almost making the pool blend into mountains that surround it. Continue reading »

This Cave-Like Art Gallery Has Been Built Inside A Sand Dune

A network of subterranean concrete galleries forms the UCCA Dune Art Museum, which Beijing-based OPEN Architecture has completed in Qinhuangdao, China. The building, which took three years to complete, is carved into a dune on a beach in the coastal city in northeast China. Continue reading »

An Incredible Design Of Space Age German Lifeguard Station

Until German reunification Ulrich Müther, who was born in 1934 on the island of Rügen up in the Baltic Sea, went about his business behind the “Iron Curtain”, which is why his designs went largely unnoticed for a long time. That his artistic endeavors nonetheless took their cue from edifices far beyond the East German horizon is evidenced by their strong echoes of the oeuvre of Mexican architect Félix Candela Outeriño, who pioneered the use of reinforced concrete shell structures. In the course of his career, Müther designed more than 50 such structures, which earned him the title of “mastermind of building shells”. However, his remote location on the edge of East Germany also granted him some free scope from the socialist state system. Continue reading »

Amazing Views From These Wave-Shaped Apartment Buildings In Denmark

Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects are literally and figuratively making waves in Denmark’s cityscape with their latest housing design, The Wave. Sculptural and organic in form, the distinctive peaks of the apartment buildings are visible from rail, road and sea; a feast for the eyes in a country dominated by a flat landscape. Continue reading »

Alberobello: The Italian Fairytale-Like Village In Beautiful Pictures By Tania Depascalis And Tiago Marques

Alberobello is a town in Italy’s Apulia region. It’s known for its trulli, whitewashed stone huts with conical roofs. The hilltop Rione Monti district has hundreds of them. The 18th-century Trullo Sovrano is a 2-level trulli. Furniture and tools at the Museo del Territorio Casa Pezzolla re-create life in the trulli as it was centuries ago. Southwest of town is the Casa Rossa, a WWII internment camp. Continue reading »

91-Year-Old Man Spends 56 Years Building His Own Cathedral Alone


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Former monk Justo Gallego Martinez has been constructing his own cathedral in Mejorada del Campo, Spain, since 1961. He had no prior knowledge of architecture and hadn’t laid a brick in his life, yet his project currently stands 131ft tall, and acts as a wonderful reminder that faith overcomes everything. Continue reading »