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 »

Illustrator Pascal Blanché Is Building A Stunning Sci-Fi Universe

With a richly mesmerizing style of illustration reminiscent of science fiction’s artful past, the work of Pascal Blanche brings character, color, light and environment together, transporting you into beautiful worlds you just want more of. 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 »

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 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 »

Would You Feel Safe In A Building Like This?

British artist Alex Chinneck has completed his first permanent public installation – a 10-tonne ripped page made from 4,000 bricks. Continue reading »

Is It A Billboard? No, It’s A Building!

A new building in Zhengzhou, central China’s Henan Province, has caught everyone’s eye with its “changeable” look. Seen from the south, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a typical city billboard. Continue reading »

Street Artist Greg Suits Turns An Abandoned Building Into A Giant Skull


Greg Suits/Raphael Gonzalez

The street artist Greg Suits, aka Suitswon, transformed an abandoned building into a giant skull, perfectly using the gaping holes of the half-collapsed wall. An excellent creation located in New York, in the district of Greenpoint. Continue reading »

This Building Uses Emoji Cast In Concrete As Modern Gargoyles

Emoji are going to be some of the most recognizable icons of the 21st century, says architect Changiz Tehrani, which is why he decided to cast 22 of them in concrete and use them as decoration for a building in the Dutch city of Amersfoort. Continue reading »

Building Of The Eiffel Tower In Stunning & Must-See Historical Photographs

The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel, nickname La dame de fer, the iron lady) is a puddle iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Built in 1889, it has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest building in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world. Named for its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair. The tower stands 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. Continue reading »

15 Finalists Of The Art Of Building Architectural Photography 2016

The 15 finalists of this year’s Art of Building architectural photography competition have been selected from thousands of entries. Here we present the photos along with a comment from each photographer. The Art of Building contest is run by the Chartered Institute of Building.

Roman Robroek: “This beautiful control room is one of a kind and built in a beautiful Art Deco style.” Continue reading »

American Radiator Building – The Most Beautiful Skyscraper Of Art Deco Era

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The American Radiator Building (since renamed to the American Standard Building) is a landmark skyscraper located at 40 West 40th Street, in midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was conceived by the architects John Howells and Raymond Hood, and built in 1924 for the American Radiator Company. Continue reading »

Jason deCaires Taylor Is Building The First Underwater Contemporary Art Museum In The Atlantic Ocean

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Situated in clear blue waters off the coast of Lanzarote, Spain. The unique, permanent installation is being constructed at around 12m deep and accessible to both snorkelers, divers and observers through glass bottom boats. Continue reading »

A Modern Interior Was Built Inside This Historic Building In Italy

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Photo by Pierangelo Laterza

In the southern part of Italy in the historical town of Matera, are world famous cave-dwellings. Carved thousands of years ago, these caves that were once homes and churches have recently been turned into a contemporary tourist hotel. Designed by Manca Studio, 300 square meters of cave-dwellings were developed and restored to create a common area, a spa, and 4 suites for the La Dimora di Metello Hotel. Each room of the hotel is in the grotto style and features walls made from tuff (a rock made from volcanic ash) and plaster to compliment the existing texture of the cave walls. Continue reading »

The Rooms At This Hotel Are Inside Airstream Trailers On The Roof Of The Building

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Created out of a need to fill the space at an urban rooftop car park, James Fry came up with Notel, a unique boutique hotel made of six vintage Airstreams in an up and coming part of Melbourne, Australia. Each Airstream was gutted and redesigned by Edwards Moore Architects, FMSA Architecture and artist Ash Keating. In an effort to encourage guests to spend time in the city rather than in their rooms, the hotel isn’t staffed, has no dining facilities, gym, or hotel reception. Continue reading »