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


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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 »

Deepspot: World’s Deepest Diving Pool Opened in Poland

The deepest swimming pool in the world – the Deepspot in Poland – has now finally opened it’s doors and is greeting divers.

The Deepspot, situated close to Warsaw, Poland, is 45m / 148ft deep and has stolen the crown of deepest pool in the world from the Y-40 Deep Joy, which can be found in the northern Italian town of Montegrotto Terme and is 42m / 138 feet deep. Continue reading »

Lovely House Built by a Russian Blacksmith

We want to show you a very unusual house built by a Russian blacksmith Kirillov for his family. The house is situated in Kunara village, between Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Tagil. Unfortunately, the blacksmith passed away almost 20 years ago. Continue reading »

A Giant Headless Buddha Statue Discovered Under a Residential Complex in China

A 9-meter-high Buddha statue without a head was recently discovered in a residential complex in Chongqing of southwest China. Surrounded by tall buildings, the statue was covered by vegetation, with a residential structure built on top of it. Most residents were unaware of it until the vegetation was removed due to a reconstruction of the building’s external wall. Continue reading »

Playscraper, a Skyscraper Composed of Tennis Courts

Imagine responding to a service by Roger Federer with a backhand and, in the meantime, being able to admire your city from above. It looks like a scene from a science fiction film and instead it is the latest project by architect Carlo Ratti, founder of the Carlo Ratti Associati studio, and Italo Rota, founder of the studio of the same name. Continue reading »

Do Not Judge the Book By Its Cover…

You can see a house of a modest person from afar. It looks simple, nothing special. But do not judge the book by the cover! Because you haven’t seen the interior yet. Continue reading »

The Spectacular World’s Fair Exposition Universelle in Rare Pictures, 1899

The Eiffel Tower viewed from the Champ du Mars.

AALTO University/Brown University Library Center

The 1889 World Fair in Paris was symbolically important, since the year 1889 marked the hundredth anniversary of the French Revolution, and the Fair was announced as a celebration of the event. It attracted more than thirty-two million visitors. The most famous structure created for the Exposition, and still remaining, is the Eiffel Tower. Continue reading »

Russian Pharaoh Puts His Apartment to Sale

Just an apartment of an ordinary Moscow pharaoh living in Khamovniki district, who decided to get rid of his “pyramid” for 150 000 000 rubles ($1,937,250,00). Continue reading »

Whale Tail Sculpture Stops Rotterdam Metro Train from Crashing Into Water


Joey Bremer

A metro train serving the town of Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam, has crashed through the barrier at the end of the track and only the sculpture of a whale has stopped it plummeting into the water below. Continue reading »

Oreo Built a Doomsday Vault in Norway for Cookies to Preserve Them for Generations to Come

Asteroid 2018 VP1 is scheduled to graze Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the US elections. It has a real but exceedingly slim (0.41%) possibility of entering our planet’s atmosphere, at which point it would harmlessly disintegrate. But Oreo isn’t taking any chances. The company has built a concrete doomsday vault in Norway to house its cookies. Continue reading »

‘Vertical Forest’ in Chinese Residential Complex Becomes Mosquito-Infested Jungle

The Qiyi City Forest Garden residential complex in Chengdu, China, was supposed to be a green paradise for its residents, but two years on, the vertical forest concept has turned into a nightmare. Continue reading »

Freddy Mamani’s New Andean Architecture Adds Colour to Bolivian City

Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani is aiming to imbue culture, colour and personality into the “monochrome” city of El Alto, through buildings based on ancient local architecture and craft.

The architect has strived to slowly transform El Alto with his colourful architecture, as seen in these photographs. Continue reading »