Stunning Images Of The Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World Restored In Their Prime


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The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World was a list of must-see sites for Ancient Greek tourists. Compiled by Antipater of Sidon, a poet in 2nd-century-BCE Greece, with later contributions by figures such as the mathematician Philon of Byzantium, the list remains an important piece of intangible heritage today. Continue reading »

13 Concepts Showing How The Notre Dame Spire Could Look After Renovations


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On April 15, 2019, one of the most horrific fires of the year broke out when the roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris went up in flames. The inferno lasted for around 15 hours as the world watched in terror. The fire completely destroyed the structure’s iconic spire that collapsed hours after the fire was initially noticed. Most of the wood/metal roof of the cathedral was also destroyed, with only about one-third of the roof remaining. The interior of the cathedral didn’t suffer extensive damage thanks to the stone-vaulted ceiling that largely contained the burning roof as it collapsed. Continue reading »

Russian Architect Suggests Modern Notre-Dame De Paris Restoration Design

People in Russia have been deeply affected by the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral blaze. The Russian authorities immediately offered the French help in restoring the architectural masterpiece, and soon Moscow will make a call for designers. Continue reading »

New York’s Touristy New Public Space Is A Giant Endless Staircase


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Where the High Line ends and Midtown begins you will find Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in US history. Continue reading »

“A Cathedral That Defined A City”: 20 Rare Photographs Of Notre Dame From The 19th Century

When the architects of Cathedral of Notre-Dame set to work some 850 years ago, their goals were nothing if not ambitious. The church’s sanctuary, they decreed, must be taller than any built before. The nave would rise 108 feet, and the two 223-feet-tall towers would cast a far-reaching shadow over the roofs of Paris. Continue reading »

Inside The Crumbling Luxury Mansions Left Abandoned On London’s Billionaires’ Row


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Haunting footage shows the decaying ruins of the multi-million pound mega-mansions left abandoned on Billionaires’ Row. The ultra-exclusive road, officially named The Bishops Avenue in Hampstead, North London is a 66-house street boasting some of the most valuable properties in Britain. Continue reading »

Belgian Guy Documents Ugly Houses He Sees And They’re So Bad, It’s Hilarious

Thanks to blogger Hannes Coudenys and, of course, the architects themselves, Belgium has become notorious for its quirky buildings. In 2012, Coudenys decided to begin documenting the peculiarities of Belgian architecture on an Instagram account called ‘Ugly Belgian Houses,’ and it has drawn the attention of architecture enthusiasts from all over the world. Continue reading »

Bizarre House Hangs Perilously Over a Cliff’s Edge in Australia

A five storey modular home clings to the side of a cliff in this conceptual design by Modscape. Entitled the Cliff House, the modular design is a theoretical response to clients who have approached Modscape to explore design options for building modular homes in Australia on extreme parcels of coastal land. Continue reading »

Summer House Designed With A Pool On Its Roof Can Be As Open Or As Closed As The Homeowner Desires

Many of us dream about a summer house by the sea; a place where we can while away the long, sun-kissed days in comfort while reestablishing a much-needed connection with nature. Anti Reality, an imaginative page which blurs the lines between art and architecture, has visualized a perfect concept of just such a place. Continue reading »

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


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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 »