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

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Photo by Alex Filz

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


Denis Doyle

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 »

Welcome To Burj Al Babas, The Luxury City Of Empty Castles

Deep in a provincial region of northwestern Turkey, it looks like a mirage – hundreds of luxury houses built in neat rows, their pointed towers somewhere between French chateau and Disney castle. Meant to provide luxurious accommodations for foreign buyers, the houses are however standing empty in what is anything but a fairytale for their investors. Continue reading »

Remains Of An Older More Advanced Civilization Has Been Found In Russia

Remains of Soviet civilization in one of the industrial suburbs of a city have been found by a Russian internet dwellers. Just like in the movies such as Alien, Prometheus or Planet of Apes, when you come at this area you will quickly notice these are the remains of a far more advanced cosmo-travelling civilization. The time when humans progressed beyond our-wordly problems and started their space-traveling journey, but just as in above mentioned movies, their civilization crumbled and here we are today enjoying these photos thanks to Andrey Andreev. Continue reading »

A Stunning Sculptural Outdoor Pavilion For A New Property Development In China

Marc Fornes & The Very Many designed a large-scale sculptural outdoor pavilion on the elevated plaza of the Suzhou Center in China, as part of the Jinji Lake Biennial. Named ‘Boolean Operator’, the installation has been crafted from white aluminum, with the design featuring a ‘porous shell’, that casts a delicate shadow. The installation is made from 1,673 stripes (CNC cut), with 20 spheroids, 21 flairs, and 26 structural nodes. Continue reading »

South-Korean Architect Made A Bench That Looks Like A Root System

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 100-foot diameter installation is formed from conjoined slats of wood attached to a metal frame, and sprawls from a centralized point in the park. Continue reading »

Archtector Svetozar Andreev Fuses Nature And Modernity To Create Mirrored Steel Form On Malta

In collaboration with Elena Britanishskaya, the architect Svetozar Andreev, proposes to transform Malta‘s collapsed ‘Azure Window’ into a steel exhibition space. Tieqa Żerqa, more popularly known as the Azure Window, was an icon of the Maltese islands, however, following a storm in march of 2017, the arch collapsed into the sea. The ‘Heart of Malta’ project plans to create a new visual landmark by creating a polygonal architectural form with mirrored steel faces, which will blend into the landscape and have the same size and proportions as the original limestone arch. Continue reading »

Architecture And Fantasy In Brutalist France

Eric Tabuchi takes portraits of buildings, showing them in isolation so we can best wonder why, how and who made them? Place his images side by side and you construct ideas of what we are now. It’s diverse. You think you know what Eric’s native France looks like and then – bam! – Eric shows you the things those oh-so civilised French build to live in and around. It’s not all cobbles, je ne sais quoi and gargoyles. Continue reading »

A Soviet-Era Museum In Kyrgyzstan, Built Into The Side Of A Mountain Containing over 33,000 Archeological Artifacts

The National Historical and Archaeological Museum Complex Sulayman is a museum in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. It was established in 1949 as Osh Regional Museum. The present museum building was completed during the Soviet era in 1978 to celebrate the 3,000th anniversary of the city of Osh. It was carved inside the Sulayman Mountain, which is today the only Unesco World Heritage Site in Kyrgyzstan. The structure represents a glassed concrete arch that closes the entry to the cave. Continue reading »

This Instagram Account Shares Amazing Photos Of The Doors Of London

The Doors of London is a Bella’s Instagram feed that proves London has the prettiest doors in the world. Bella is fascinated by doors. She has collected so many different London front doors styles and colors. Some are inviting you in and some are shutting you out. Continue reading »

Lenin, Remade In Hydra In Bucharest By The Romanian Artist Costin Ionita

This sculpture is inspired from one of Lenin’s statues placed in Bucharest during the communist period. The head is represented by seven roses. The rose is a powerful and political symbol from the communist time, when the same old politicians continued their work and ruled over the country. The artwork is a metaphor of the corrupt system in Romania. Continue reading »