This Cozy Coffee Shop Was Inserted In An Apartment Block In Overpopulated Chinese City

Architecture firm FANAF, have designed the Pause Cafe that’s nestled within a 1980s apartment building in Nanjing, China. Continue reading »

This Oversized Helmet Is Designed To Block Out Noise In The Workplace

Ukrainian based Hochu rayu design bureau have come up with an idea for when your office or workplace gets too noisy. Continue reading »

Train Travels Right Through Hole In 19-Storey Block Of Flats


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A light railway track has been built to go through a hole in a residential 19-storey building in China. The city of Chongqing in the south-east of the country has a population of 49 million packed into 31,000 square miles, causing urban planners to look creatively at solving space issues. A special railway station was built into the block of houses, set into the sixth to eighth floors. Continue reading »

Why Did A Brazilian Millionaire Winch A Formula 1 Car Up The Side Of An Apartment Block?

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Yep, you read that right! An anonymous Brazilian is a huge Ayrton Senna fan, and he managed to get hold of Senna’s 1985 Lotus 97T Formula 1 car. But where do you keep such a car if you live in an apartment? Er… in your apartment obviously! Continue reading »

See How This Row House Became The Best On The Block, With The Use Of One Simple Material

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When Landmak Architecture were tasked with renovating a red brick row house in Vietnam, they decided to stand out from the rest, by surrounding the home with a skin of white concrete blocks. By covering the home with the blocks, it not only stands out from the rest of the row houses, but also provides some added benefits. Continue reading »

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered In Block Of Ice In Antarctica

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For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old exploration hut.
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Weird Architecture – The Apartment Block With “Chicken Legs”

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This apartment block has 22 floors and 221 apartments. It’s situated in Saint Petersburg, Russia (Google maps). It was built in 1988. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Jenny From The Block

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A wax figure depicting Jennifer Lopez by wax museum Madame Tussauds dressed in a new set of clothes attracts the attention of pedestrians during a press event at a beach bar in Berlin, Germany, August 21, 2015. (Photo by Jens Kalaene/EPA)

“Bloco da Lama” (‘Mud Block’) Carnival in Brazil

Revelers participate in the traditional Bloco da Lama (Mud block) carnival in Parati, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, on February 9, 2013. The event, which was begun by two men in a playful manner in 1986, has now become a traditional carnival in which participants disguised as primitives with rags, lianas or skulls and bones, dive in the mud. (Photos by Victor Moriyama/AFP Photo) Continue reading »