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Shanghai-Based Architecture Studio Wutopia Lab Created This Cutting-Edge Design for The Monologue Art Museum in China

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The Monologue Museum is a slowly unfolding hand scroll. Starting from the small entrance theater where the light breaks through the corners, entering the art gallery, the quiet water courtyard slowly reveals itself along the open corridor with shifting lights, passing through the colorful yoga room to the bright art gallery (exhibition and painting rooms). Then the light fades, the path gets narrower, and you almost miss the tearoom hidden behind the wall. Continue reading »

NEOM and The Line: Saudi Arabia Plans to Construct the World’s Largest Building

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Saudi Arabia will build one of the world’s largest structures spanning 121 kilometers in width and up to 488 meters in height, in the desert city of NEOM. Dubbed the “The Line”, the mega project is expected to cost $1 trillion and will be mostly made of reflective glass. Continue reading »

Unique House for the Atomic Age from 1953

Fireplace in front yard is built into side of hill. Lava appearance of hill comes from stippled Gunite.
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In 1953, a swimming pool that became an automatic decontamination bath during an A-bomb attack was one of the features of a home that Hal B. Hayes, Hollywood contractor, was completing for himself. In the hillside next to the swimming pool he’s building an underground sanctuary that you reach by diving into the pool. Continue reading »

Futuristic Cylinder Homes by Guy Dessauges, 1966

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An alternative mode of high rise living, these futuristic homes were dreamed up by the Swiss architect and artist Guy Dessauges in the mid-1960s. The eccentric creator was obsessed with the idea of designing completely cylindrical buildings, inspired by the semi-circular forms of ancient cave dwellings and Roman vaulting. Continue reading »

Innovative Skyscraper Designs That Were Selected As The Winners And Honorable Mentions Of The 2021-2022 eVolo Magazine Skyscraper Competition

Hyper-mask Skyscraper. Honorable Mention 2022 Skyscraper Competition. Yu Liu, Junjie Hou, Jiaxi Shi, Hailin Wu, Ronghui Yang, Jiang An.
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eVolo is an architecture and design journal dedicated to technological advances, sustainability, and innovative design for the 21st Century and it has been hosting the Skyscraper Competition since 2006. Continue reading »

Parasitic City Takes Root on the Foundations of a Decommissioned Highway Bridge

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Back in 2010, a region of southern Italy announced a competition to decide how to reuse a stretch of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway, located between Sicily and Bagnara, with a focus on implementing renewable energy into the infrastructure. Continue reading »

Futuristic Architectural Dreamscapes by Javier Valero

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These tranquil, architecturally awe-inspiring scenes were envisioned by the Barcelona-based architect and 3D artist Javier Valero, whose imagined structures involve undulating lines, lofty, cavernous spaces and the most magical of settings. Who would you invite to wallow with you in this urban dreamscape? Continue reading »

Sky Bridge 721: World’s Longest Suspension Bridge Opens in Czech Republic

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The world’s longest suspension bridge has opened in Dolni Morava, Czech Republic. Named “Sky bridge 721” it connects the ridges of two mountain peaks and is 721 metres (2365ft) long and rises 95 metres (311ft) above the valley. Continue reading »

A New Skatepark Unileved on A Shopping Mall’s Rooftop in Hong Kong

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The H.A.N.D.S. sports ground, a new skatepark and roller-skating facility, has opened on the rooftop of a shopping centre in Tuen Mun, providing a respite in a city starved of personal and leisure space. Continue reading »

Re:Create UA Shared the First Works of Talented Contestants from All Over the World on Reconstruction of Buildings Destroyed by War

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Re:CreateUA is a call for architects, artists and designers from around the world. Pick any picture of the ruined Ukrainian building and use all your creativity to show how we should restore it after the war.

The destructed homes and cities are the tragedy for millions of Ukrainians. Your creativity will bring the hope back! Continue reading »

Beautiful Abandoned Fairy Tale House as the Quintessence of What’s Going On

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Urban explorer Polina Reznik captures abandoned buildings and places in the depths of Russia. This beautiful old house somewhere far away from civilization reflects what is happening to us now: once this house was built with love, people lived in it, children laughed, but time passes, people die, leave the house, no one needs it anymore. It is still beautiful and you can live in it, but there is no one to live in it. And the house gradually dies. And no one will save it. Only a miracle. Continue reading »

Soorebane (Bog Fox): The First Designer Power Line in Estonia

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The first Estonian designer highvoltage pylon Soorebane (Bog Fox), Estonia’s first designer highvoltage pylon, was ordered by Elering and completed in July 2020 near Risti small town in Lääne County. Continue reading »

Woodstock Castle: One of The Craziest Homes We’ve Ever Seen


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With soaring turrets and a striking stone facade, 450 Brickyard Road in Woodstock, Connecticut, is a home fit for a king or queen – or at least anyone willing to shell out a royal sum. The estate, dubbed “Woodstock Castle,” or the “Chrismark Castle.” Continue reading »

Iranian Architect Creates Impressive Futuristic Architectural Sketches

The Iranian architect on his Instagram account @daavar.znb publishes futuristic architectural sketches of his projects. Continue reading »

Bizarre Modern Russian Housing Complexes Examplified By Samara City

Housing complex “Tough Springs” must the most inhuman housing complex in Russia now. Samara “luxury”. Yes, they say these houses are elite. Continue reading »

“Pure White”: When Asbestos Was Used As Fake Snow


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Although labeled as “Pure White” Snow, the highly fibrous material inside this vintage carton is actually beige; reflecting the fact that it is primarily amosite, amphibole asbestos (also known as “brown asbestos”). Continue reading »

Inside the Bradbury Building, the Oldest Commercial Building in Downtown Los Angeles

The Bradbury Building is an architectural landmark in downtown Los Angeles, California. Built in 1893, the five-story office building is best known for its extraordinary skylit atrium of access walkways, stairs and elevators, and their ornate ironwork. Continue reading »

Vintage Photographs of Early Colossal Vertical Parking Garages, 1920-1960

Freestanding 48 Car Elevator Parking Garage in Downtown Chicago’s business district, Built by the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, 1936.

The rapid rise of automobiles at the turn of the 20th century presented an immediate problem: where to park all these vehicles roaming in the streets? Continue reading »

These Prefab Coral Shaped Structures Are Designed to Be Self-Sustaining Centres for The Coastal Community

Architecture has the power to infuse the local culture and sustainability into the structure. A shining example of such designs is the Cagbalete Sand Clusters in Taguig, Philippines. The organically shaped structure is a multi-use development made while respecting the existing ecology as well as the history of farming and fishing in the area. The unique building is designed by Carlo Calma Consultancy Inc. and constructed with prefabricated sections that can be placed and added on in a horizontal or vertical direction.

According to the Carlo Calma Consultancy Inc.: “This proposal is to create a new sustainable typology of eco-tourism which is uplifting local culture of farming and fisheries but also creating a unique way of construction, food-production, leisure and having an ecology that is both community-building as much as dynamic spaces for living and tourism.” Continue reading »

Okay, There’s A Skateboard Ramp On The Exterior Of This House

Architect Macu Bulgubure has completed a modern home in Rosaria, Argentina, that has a unique design element in the form of a skateboard ramp. Continue reading »

New Amazon Warehouse Facility in Tijuana Slum


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Amazon will open a $21 million state-of-the-art warehouse in Tijuana, Mexico, that abuts a housing settlement made of cardboard, tarp, and wood scraps. Continue reading »

How You Live In Russia When You Supervise Local Road Police

We were never invited to this house because its owner, Head of Road Police in the Stavropol region of Russia, probably didn’t wish the public to see how he lives. But just recently he has been detained on suspicion of corruption and crime of professional misconduct. Now the photos of his house are widely covered by the Russian media. Continue reading »

This UFO Spaceship McDonald’s Used to Exist in Alconbury, England in the 1990s

For many kids, getting a McDonald’s on a long drive would be the ultimate treat. And if you grew up in or around Cambridgeshire in the 1990s, you’ll probably remember getting a Happy Meal at the spaceship McDonald’s just off the A1 at Alconbury, near Huntingdon. Continue reading »

A Non-Standard Architectural Solution: This Cubic Window Is Like a Passage to A Parallel World

How cool does this corner window installation look?! Sure it’s impractical and was probably a structural nightmare for the engineer, but look! It’s a cubic window! Continue reading »

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Brutalism – an architectural style of the XX century that separated from modernism. Architects who work in this style are soft on brutal forms and getting much concrete. Continue reading »