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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 »

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!


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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 »