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New McDonald’s Building In Chicago Draws Comparisons To Apple Stores

Fast-food chain McDonald’s has replaced its iconic restaurant in Chicago with a building by Ross Barney Architects that is “unlike any in the company’s portfolio”. Continue reading »

An Aerial View Of The 90-Meter-Long Puffer Fish Tower In East China

Glittering in the sunlight, the giant golden puffer fish tower has become a local landmark in Zhenjiang, east China’s Jiangsu Province. This giant tower was built to enhance awareness and protect the ecological resources in the Yangtze River Basin. Continue reading »

Nike Transforms West Side Church In Chicago Into Basketball Facility

A former church has gotten a new lease on life – as a basketball facility. The Church of the Epiphany in the 200 block of South Ashland Avenue was built in 1855, but closed and desanctified in 2011 because of dwindling membership. Earlier in 2018, Nike took over the building and turned it into a world-class basketball facility. Continue reading »

Stunning Socialist-Era Architecture: The Brutalism Of Zagreb, Croatia

Exploring Communist-era or Socialist-era architecture isn’t on the standard bucket list of most European tourists. The historic old-worldliness of European cities is legendary, indeed, most tourists crave a labyrinth of winding cobble-stoned streets, lined with richly decorated centuries-old buildings – the typical scenes in the “old town” at the heart of most European cities. However, there is a often a much more brutal, and somewhat unknown side to these same locations. Continue reading »

Chinese Cybersports Team Has An Amazing Training Base

China’s OMG (Oh My God) dominates not only dominates League of Legends and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, but also esports compounds. Check out its training facility. The digs were designed to look like a spaceship (success!) and were completed last year. Continue reading »

Cradled By Two Giant Hands, The ‘Golden Bridge’ In Vietnam Is Unlike Any Other


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Two giant hands seem to suspend a golden pedestrian bridge which recently opened at the Bà Nà Hills mountain resort just outside of the city of Da Nang, Vietnam. Continue reading »

Green Leaves Powered Writer’s Shed By Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

Tiny shed designed for a writer by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design, located in Melbourne, Australia. Continue reading »

Stunning Images Of The Psychiatric Clinic In Greenland

Scandinavian architecture firm White Arkitekter has unveiled plans to build a pale yellow psychiatric clinic in Nuuk, Greenland, which will frame views of the surrounding arctic landscape. Continue reading »

New Vancouver’s Towers Looking Like Jenga

Büro Ole Scheeren started a new skycreeper project in Vancouver, unveiling plans for two towers composed of irregularly disposed glass blocks. This structure, that will be situated in the West End and will be called Barclay Village, reminds immediately the game of Jenga which questions the rules of balance and stability. Continue reading »

“Stage Of Forest”: Futuristic Ski Resort Lookout By Meta-Project

“Stage of Forest” is a lookout and public space situated on a hillside between a forest and the ski slope at the Songhua Lake Resort of Jilin, China. Beijing-based firm Meta-Project was responsible for the project. Continue reading »

Atmos Studio Creates Amazing StairStalk Staircase For HIDE Restaurant In London

Atmos Studio has completed a monumental staircase made from laminated oak that weaves as the centerpiece of the Oliver Dabbous’s recently opened 3-storey HIDE restaurant in Mayfair, London. The stair’s design creates a plant-like structure that grows like an irrepressible life-force from beneath, bursting from the shadows of the basement towards the daylight above. Continue reading »

Engineers And Architects Create A Carbon Neutral Modular Hotel Made From Concrete Pods

Engineers from WSP are working with architects at Innovation Imperative to create a carbon neutral modular hotel made from groups of concrete pods. Continue reading »

This Cozy Place – Revugia Spa & Wellness Resort Hotel By Lichtecht

The Revugia Spa & Wellness Resort Hotel is a project by Lichtecht GmbH that makes superb use of Forest Pack to create the lush environments that bring to life this wooded cabin retreat. They are planning the construction of a nationwide unique wellness & spa hotel resort in the middle of a forest. Continue reading »

Brutalist Breuer Building Owned By IKEA Could Become Hotel In Connecticut

IKEA is considering plans to transform a concrete structure by modernist architect Marcel Breuer in New Haven into a hotel, according to reports. Continue reading »

Incredible Looking Home Made Entirely From Shipping Containers

Using shipping containers to create unusual and bespoke homes has been done before however it normally involves stacking them on top of each other to create a pretty conventional looking square home. But what London-based designer James Whitaker has done takes things a step further with this amazing desert installation. Continue reading »

Paris’ Utopian Village Of Concrete Cabbage

This hypnotic, vegetable utopia might look like it rolled out of a Stanley Kubrick film set, but it was in fact the dream project of French architect Gérard Grandval. Continue reading »

Bublik – Circular Apartment Building In Moscow Is The Pinnacle Of Brutalism

During the socialist time eastern Europe was a home to many unusual ‘brutalist’ structures, Moscow especially. Communist authorities had to industrialize and expand the cities as soon as possible because of large influx of rural population in capital cities. Continue reading »

The Tiny Tree House Sits Within A Forest In France

Atelier LAVIT have designed the ORIGIN Tree House for their clients in France who wanted to have a unique cabin. Continue reading »

The Desert House: A Landmark Of American Organic Architecture By Kendrick Bangs Kellogg


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Perched on the slope of a rocky hill in the Californian desert, not far from Joshua Tree National Park, the Desert House by American architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg is hard to categorise. Its impressive exterior form which is impeccably composed and sophisticatedly embedded within its natural surroundings consists of numerous cast-concrete slabs, which seem to cover the interior like the foliage of an otherworldly tree. Continue reading »

Artist Philip Beesley Merges Chemistry, Artificial Intelligence, And Interactivity To Create “Living” Architecture

Multidisciplinary artist and architect Philip Beesley weaves together such a broad array of technologies and systems in his artworks that they legitimately defy description, but the immediate impact of encountering these sprawling interactive installations is visceral and awe-inspiring. His latest work, Astrocyte, connects chemistry, artificial intelligence, and an immersive soundscape to create a living piece of architecture that responds to the presence of viewers. Continue reading »

The Finalists For The 2017 Art Of Building Photography Awards

If you have a good eye for a photograph and are passionate about the built environment then take part in this year’s Art of Building competition. It is free to enter and your photograph could inspire thousands of people. Previous winners have been featured on the BBC website, throughout the UK national press and in international titles across the globe.

The overall Art of Building winner is chosen by both experts and the public. It is a competition that celebrates buildings and the relationship people have with the built environment. Selected photographs feature in real public installations as the competition transforms construction hoarding into gallery spaces.


“Bicycle Rider” by Hans Wichmann; Avilés, Spain. “The photo shows the Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre in Avilés, northern Spain. It is a successful integration of modern buildings in an old industrial site. A place for large and small people”. (Photo by Hans Wichmann/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017) Continue reading »

Photos Of The New Colossal Futuristic Library In China With 1.2 Million Books


Ossip van Duivenbode

China recently opened a new futuristic library that contains a staggering 1.2 million books. If you enjoy architectural photography, Dutch photographer Ossip van Duivenbode‘s images of the library will be a feast for your eyes. Continue reading »

This Street Library In Bulgaria Encourages People To Read

“Rapana” is the first street library in Varna, Bulgaria created by a team of young architects and designers. Continue reading »

The Family Dog Was Considered In The Design Of This Toronto House


Sarjoun Faour

When Studio AC were designing the renovation of a house in Toronto, they made sure to include a design element for the family dog. Continue reading »