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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 »

50 Times Architects Made Buildings That Look Cool But Were Uncomfortable To Live In Or Use

Cat Shaped Kindergarten, Germany

If you ever feel like some architects live in their own fantasy land, you’re not the only one. The buildings that they create can range from majestic all the way to magical, and they’re sure to catch your eye with their flying buttresses, stoic columns, angelic balconies, and fearsome facades. However, you can sometimes get the idea that some of these artistic innovators haven’t fully thought some things through—like the fact that people actually have to live and work in the buildings they design. Continue reading »

People On This Group Are Sharing Examples Of ‘Urban Hell’ That Look Like A Dystopian Movie But Are Sadly Real

The Annual Monsoon Ritual Of Mumbai’s Ocean Giving Back What Has Been Dumped In It

Not every building is as beautiful as the Palace of Versailles. Or blends into its surroundings as well as the Macallan Distillery. On the contrary, there are many structures across the world looking like outcasts that will fall apart during the next storm. Continue reading »

Charing and Relaxing At SPACE IN PAUSE With Veliz Architecto

Veliz Architecto created a future architecture “SPACE IN PAUSE” for Service Station. Continue reading »

Mirrored Ceiling Makes Bookstore Look Like an Infinite Library


Feng Shao

Dujiangyan Zhongshuge, a bookstore in Dujiangyan, China, relies on strategically placed mirrors and gleaming black tile floor to create a stunning illusion that makes the place look like an infinite bookworm’s paradise. Continue reading »

This Instagram Account Combines Brutalist Architecture With Giant Cats

Brutalist architecture emerged during the 1950s in the UK and are characterised by minimalist constructions that showcase the bare building materials and structural elements over decorative design. @cats_of_brutalism adds giant cats to such buildings to insert some weirdly funny retro-futuristic feeling into them. Scroll down for the best examples! Continue reading »

30 Times People Came Across The Most Ridiculous Balconies

Chow Chow With His Own Balcony

A balcony is one of those little things that you don’t really appreciate until you move into an apartment without one. It’s a place where you can step out to get some fresh air, grow plants, or simply go bird watching when you have nothing to do. In fact, some people love their balconies so much, they like to go all out when it comes to making them stand out. Continue reading »

Bishop Castle – an Elaborate and Intricate One-Man Project by Jim Bishop

Bishop Castle is an elaborate and intricate one-man project named after its constructor, Jim Bishop, that has become a roadside attraction in central Colorado. Continue reading »

Swim 115 Feet Above London in the World’s Only See-Through Sky Pool

Suspended 35 meters above the ground, between two new residential buildings in London’s Nine Elms business district, the highly-anticipated Sky Pool makes you feel like you’re swimming through the sky. Continue reading »

35 Entrances, 3708 Apartments: Welcome to the Russian Kowloon Walled City!


andreyvasiliskov

1, Oblastnaya Street, Saint-Petersburg. Famous Kudrovo district. This is that very crazy big building you cannot fit in a single photo, wherever you are. 990 meters (3248ft), 25 floors! Continue reading »

Brazil Building New Jesus Statue Taller than Christ the Redeemer


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A 140 feet tall statue of Jesus is being built in Brazil. The monument will be even taller than the famous 90-year-old Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janero. Continue reading »

Artist Spent 2 Years and 10,000 Lego Pieces Building This Brutalist House

According to Andy Donaldson: “I made Erno Goldfinger’s brutalist masterpiece Trellick Tower (London W10) out of Lego, using 10,000+ pieces, a few photos, and some measuring tape.” What a fantastic project! Continue reading »

Wonderful Photos of Fujian Tulou, the Unique China’s Hakka Earthen Buildings

The Hakkas who settled in mountainous south western Fujian province in China developed unique architectural buildings called tulou, literally meaning earthen structures. Continue reading »

An Optical Illusion Bookstore in China


Feng Shao

In Taiyuan IF Center, FAB Cinema collaborated with Zhongshuge to create an innovational cinema experience, and we are invited to design this cross-brand project. Designing a cross-brand space is not simply about mixing features of two brands together. The designer integrated cultural aspects of both brands together organically, using humane sentiments of the bookstore to elevate brand value of the entertainment space, at the same time maximizing both spaces’ social features to bring customers a different experience. Continue reading »

Presence in Hormuz 2: A Multitude of Small-Scale Domes Built with The Superadobe Technique by ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects

Officially named ‘Presence in Hormuz 02’, the project is a truly democratic community intervention in troubled lands, with bulbous and round domes popping in primary colours. Continue reading »

Brazilian Architect Draws Buildings Inspired By Everyday Objects

Some artists look for inspiration in otherworldly places, while others use whatever is around them and make the most out of it! Brazilian architect, urban planner, building technician, and art lover Felipe de Castro turns everyday objects, places, and foods into unusual architectural designs. In his wild imagination, a face mask transforms into a hospital, a microphone is a hotel, a sandwich becomes an oddly-shaped building, and a stamp turns into an Apple office. Continue reading »

A 1960 Era Atlas E Missile Site that Has Been Converted Into a Self-Sufficient Home

Eighteen Acres enclosed with barbwire cattle fence

This property is a 1960 era Atlas E Missile Site that has been converted into a self-sufficient home. It has a total of approximately 29,352 square feet of enclosed area including above and below ground buildings, and is located on 18 acres. Its location two miles southwest of Kimball, Nebraska USA 69145 makes it remote, yet accessible. Continue reading »

Check Out this Ambitious House Built Into a Cliffside in Greece


Yiorgis Yerolymbos

Completed by Mold Architects in 2020, NCaved is located on a small secluded rocky cove on Serifos Island, Greece. Built into a breathtaking cliffside slope, the home boasts 340 square meters (3,660 sq ft) of living space spanning several floors/levels. Continue reading »

Legendary London’s Thinnest House is for Sale

Unique, beautiful, stylish and quite probably the thinest house in England. So much more than a home.

Unique is an oft over-used word, especially by estate agents. Perhaps this over use is why it feels so completely inadequate when it comes to describing this genuinely individual property which, despite its surface oddness is actually very easy to live with. Continue reading »

Whale-Shaped Marine Observatory Will Let Visitors Take A Look Under the Sea

Aquariums are a timeless concept. Many love to have them at home and when we want something more extraordinary, there are the museums and observatories that we can visit (and try to spot a shark or two!). However, sometimes the same old tired square block can become less of a novelty and more like a chore. And that’s exactly what this observatory center in Australia would like to avoid. Continue reading »

Weird Russian Architecture Comes Into Bizarre Fashion

Voronezh, nuclear plant

Moscow photographer Lana Sator visualizes down coats inspired by all those Russian nuclear plants, abandoned houses and panel buildings. The similar idea had come to the designer of Louis Vuiton in January 2021 who presented the man’s architectural collection. Continue reading »

Elephant Hotel: The Prime Example of Novelty Architecture in 1880s

Novelty architecture, also called programmatic or mimetic architecture, is a type of architecture in which buildings and other structures are given unusual shapes for purposes such as advertising or to copy other famous buildings without any intention of being authentic. Continue reading »

Hyperloop Mojave Desert Campus by Panda Labs: Architecture in a Constant Evolution of Adaptation and Regeneration

Co-existing with its unique topography, climate and splendid scenery; Hyperloop Desert Campus is an iconic campus in one of the most sublime and reminiscent places on earth: The Mojave Desert. Continue reading »