Striking Three-Dimensional Interventions by Mr. June Layer Geometric Paintings Onto Architectural Elements

Striking Three-Dimensional Interventions by Mr. June Layer Geometric Paintings Onto Architectural Elements

Since 1985 David Louf, aka Mr. June, has been creating striking urban interventions, recently producing murals that layer three-dimensional effects onto architectural elements. Within the last year his vibrant geometric abstractions have challenged viewer’s perceptions in projects across the world. Continue reading »

Through Photographer Jesse Rieser’s Lens, The Architectural Fallout Of The E-Commerce Revolution Is Beautiful

Through Photographer Jesse Rieser’s Lens, The Architectural Fallout Of The E-Commerce Revolution Is Beautiful

It’s easy to forget that the big box store is still young. Even in the relatively short history of U.S. suburbs, it’s a newcomer, spawned in the late 1960s and reaching its apex before the recession in the late 2000s. But within those four decades or so, tens of thousands of warehouse stores and malls changed what the U.S. looks like–a testament to how cheap and easy they are to build (about $45 per square foot, a third of what the average home costs per square foot). Continue reading »

Re-Imagining The Empire State Building In 9 Different Architectural Styles

Re-Imagining The Empire State Building In 9 Different Architectural Styles

The Empire State Building is one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Standing at 1,250 feet, it was the world’s tallest structure until 1972. It gained fame by being the first construction to have more than 100 floors and went on to define the modern concept of the skyscraper. A classic of Art Deco design, it’s so iconic that it is hard to imagine it looking any other way. But what would it look like as a Renaissance or Gothic construction? Discover this iconic landmark in 9 different architectural styles. Here: Ancient Roman Continue reading »

Stunning Photos From The Shortlist Of The Architectural Photography Awards 2018

Stunning Photos From The Shortlist Of The Architectural Photography Awards 2018

Since its inception in 2012, with the support of the World Architecture Festival and facade and interior system manufacturer STO SE & Co, The Architectural Photography Awards coverage has moved from local trade papers to global news media. Continue reading »

The Ironic Loss Of The Postmodern BEST Store Facades

The Ironic Loss Of The Postmodern BEST Store Facades

In the mid 1970s, the Lewis Family (the owners and operators of catalogue company BEST Products) hired Sculpture In The Environment (SITE) to create a series of facades for nine showrooms across the US. Regardless of the project’s relative financial benefits, the clients gave SITE the one thing all designers crave and fear: full creative reign. Continue reading »

3D Printed Cylinders Tower Over Mars Surface In Latest Design For Habitat Challenge

3D Printed Cylinders Tower Over Mars Surface In Latest Design For Habitat Challenge

NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge has seen several companies competing for a high honor – to design the first habitats for humans on Mars and the moon. Using 3D printing, these competitors have proven their ability to create structures such as cones, cylinders and beams. The most recent phase of the competition takes things to a new level by asking the teams to present their ideas for entire structures. A lot of the ideas offered thus far have been low dome-like structures, some partially buried in the ground. But AI SpaceFactory, the second place winner of the most recent competition round, has something a bit different in mind. Continue reading »

These Tiny Bubble Domes Let You Sleep Under The Stars

These Tiny Bubble Domes Let You Sleep Under The Stars

Enjoying the great outdoors usually stops when you need to slip into your cabin or tent for some shuteye. Keep soaking in Mother Nature as you drift off in these Bubble Domes, which are located in Northern Ireland and offer incredible views while you’re under the covers. Continue reading »

Impressive Conceptual Architecture And Art Projects By Michael Jantzen

Impressive Conceptual Architecture And Art Projects By Michael Jantzen

Michael Jantzen (previously) explores art, architecture and design in his imaginative renderings of conceptual buildings and structures inspired by nature, technology and science. Continue reading »

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

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 »

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

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 »

Architecture And Colorful Minimalism In Photographs By Jacob Mitchel

Architecture And Colorful Minimalism In Photographs By Jacob Mitchel

“Photography is a complex art, which can either tell a story or record an event”, Jacob Mitchel, a San Fransisco based photographer writes. On his Instagram account, he reveals a colourful and geometrical vision of Uncle Sam’s country. Continue reading »

Photographer Yu Captures Weird And Majestic Architecture Of China

Photographer Yu Captures Weird And Majestic Architecture Of China

Outstanding and scary looking architecture shots by Yu a.k.a. 5.12, talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and urban explorer from Guangzhou, China. Yo focuses on cityscape and architecture photography. He shoots also a lot of urban, street and portrait photography. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Minimal Architecture Photos Sprinkled With Tiny Humans

Photographer Captures Minimal Architecture Photos Sprinkled With Tiny Humans

Here is an Instagram gallery dedicated to urban spaces and architecture. Luxembourg-based photographer Vlad captures buildings from all angles. Men, in his pictures – whether they are curious wanderers or lost tourists – are often crushed by the weight of society. An account for the lovers of great spaces. Continue reading »

Guido Zimmermann Turns Compelling Architecture Into Cuckoo Clocks

Guido Zimmermann Turns Compelling Architecture Into Cuckoo Clocks

“Cuckoo Blocks” are Zimmermann’s answer to the traditional cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest in Germany. They present a contemporary view of urban living and compelling architecture. The hull is new, but the soul, a clockwork with a cuckoo, is still an old one. Continue reading »

“Alien Architecture”: Photographer Al Mefer Captures Futuristic Martian Architecture – In Benidorm, Spain

"Alien Architecture": Photographer Al Mefer Captures Futuristic Martian Architecture – In Benidorm, Spain

Spanish photographer and neuroscientist Al Mefer has captured some out-of-this-world images of Benidorm’s Martian structures. The photographs of the buildings were post-processed and laid on a coloured background to create the illusion they are floating, or part of an alien landscape. Continue reading »

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

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 »

Architecture Photography By Salvador Cueva

Architecture Photography By Salvador Cueva

Salvador Cueva is a talented photographer, art director and filmmaker currently based in Monterrey, Mexico. Salvador shoots a lot of food, commercial, travel and architecture photography around the world. Continue reading »

Creative Architecture Photography By Nick Frank

Creative Architecture Photography By Nick Frank

Nick Frank is a multi-talented fine art photographer and graphic designer based in Munich, Germany. Nick captures the beauty of some of the world’s most famous architectural spaces. Continue reading »

Stunning Minimalist Architecture Photography By Kevin Krautgartners

Stunning Minimalist Architecture Photography By Kevin Krautgartners

Kevin Krautgartners is an professional 28-year-old photographer and graphic designer who was born in Schwelm and currently lives and works in Wuppertal, Germany. Continue reading »

“Reforming The Built Environment”: Architecture Photo Collages By Michael Jantzen

"Reforming The Built Environment": Architecture Photo Collages By Michael Jantzen

Michael Jantzen is a conceptual artist, designer, architect, inventor and engineer currently based in Los Angeles, California. Michael explores art, architecture and design in his imaginative renderings of conceptual buildings and structures inspired by nature, technology and science. He describes this series as a surreal reinterpretation of known structures such as houses, churches, apartment buildings, and other conventional built forms, including furniture. Continue reading »

The Fantastically Sculptural Architecture Of Cyril Lancelin

The Fantastically Sculptural Architecture Of Cyril Lancelin

Fantasy homes require architects with imagination and daring, qualities which French architect Cyril Lancelin clearly has in abundance. Continue reading »

Breathtaking Architecture Photography By Anh Nguyen

Breathtaking Architecture Photography By Anh Nguyen

Anh Nguyen is a talented self-taught photographer and student from Seoul, South Korea who currently based in Berlin, Germany. Anh focuses on architecture and people, she also shoots a lot of urban, cityscape and travel photography. Continue reading »

Russia’s Traditional Ancestral Architecture Is Pretty Amazing

Traditional wooden houses, many featuring exquisite carvings and craftsmanship, are falling into decay across Russia because of neglect, lack of funds and an exodus from the countryside to the cities. Urbanisation and a low birth rate are emptying out the countryside, and residents and authorities are often largely indifferent towards the historical value of their properties.

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Cherevkovo, Arkhangelsk region, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters) Continue reading »

Stunning Images From Arcaid’s Architecture Photographer Of The Year 2016 Shortlist

Stock photography stalwart Arcaid Images just announced the 20 of the year’s best architectural photographs in the running for the 2016 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. Photographs are shortlisted under four categories: Exteriors, Interiors, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use. The photographs will be showcased at World Architecture Festival from November 16-18 in Berlin, Germany. The overall winner will be revealed at a gala dinner following the show

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Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland. Architect: Yrjo Lindegren and Toivo Jantti. Photographer: Sebastian Weiss. Continue reading »

The Beauty Of Italian Architecture Photographed By David Burdeny

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Hunting Lodge (Rotunda), Stupinigi Palace, Piedmont, Italy, 2016

David Burdeny captures the stunning architecture of the Italian peninsula. From north to south, Burdeny’s sharp eye takes the viewer into unique spaces, some still private residences, others transformed into museums, others shuttered permanently and falling into decay. His compositional symmetry and attention to light and color betray his background as a practicing architect, as he gives value to the structure as a living, breathing figure. It’s easy to imagine the phantoms of history past floating through the scenery. Continue reading »