Prague’s Tallest Building Could Soon Become This Post-Apocalyptic Metal Tanker Crashed Into A Skyscraper

Prague’s Tallest Building Could Soon Become This Post-Apocalyptic Metal Tanker Crashed Into A Skyscraper

The Czech Republic might have a new tallest building, if developer Trigema’s plan for the 135-meter-tall (443 ft) multifunctional high-rise building near Prague’s Nové Butovice metro stop is approved. The project was designed by sculptor David Černý and architect Tomáš Císař from the studio Black n´ Arch. Continue reading »

Ultimate Infill: A Skinny Building Amidst The Ginza Alley In Japan

Ultimate Infill: A Skinny Building Amidst The Ginza Alley In Japan

Amidst one of Ginza’s many backstreets lies an L-shaped plot of land. This plot of land, which remained vacant for 3 years and hidden by the shadows of the tall buildings surrounding it, is only 2.7 meters wide (around 9 feet). Eventually, a developer stepped in. Continue reading »

Austrian Woman Used A Mix Of Concrete And Dish-Washing Detergent To Build This Amazing Dome House In Costa Rica

Austrian Woman Used A Mix Of Concrete And Dish-Washing Detergent To Build This Amazing Dome House In Costa Rica

According to Katrin: “Hi, I am Katrin from Vienna, Austria. After visiting Montezuma many times, and falling in love with this little paradise, I finally moved here in 2017.” Continue reading »

Russian Artist Creates A Crazy Sole Drinking Art Project

Russian Artist Creates A Crazy Sole Drinking Art Project

An artist from Samara named Arseniy gave an unusual and risky performance at a height equivalent to a five-storey building. He created the image of a boozer sitting at a table, with a carpet behind his back. The performance became a part of the art project “1m2” devoted to the chase after a living space. Continue reading »

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

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

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

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

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.

The Finalists For The 2017 Art Of Building Photography Awards
“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?

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!

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

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

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

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.

15 Finalists Of The Art Of Building Architectural Photography 2016

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 »

Surreal Abandoned Building From Kamchatka

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Yes you probably did wonder at the first glance is this a Photoshop or even a scene from some post-apocalyptic game like Fallout. But no you were wrong this is not digitally manipulated, it’s real and in all its destruction it is kind of beautiful. What you are looking at is a abandoned fisherman village of Kirovsky from Kamchatka region of Russia. No words needed, look at the photos yourself and enjoy them if you are abandoned structure enthusiast or if you’re pro nature be happy it’s dissolving as nature and time take it’s course! Continue reading »

This Building In Miami Has Art Painted On The Ceilings So It Can Only Be Seen By People On The Street

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Located in the Wynwood Arts District in Miami, Florida, which is known for its public art, is this new building, designed by architectural firm DFA. The architects wanted the building to fit in with the neighborhood, so they included public artwork in the design. Each floor of the building has been painted by a variety of commissioned artists, so that the art can be enjoyed by anyone walking by on the street. Continue reading »

11 Motivational Posters By Busy Building Things

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Busy Building Things is an inspiration shop for community of doers, go getters, and sleepless dreamers. They make beautiful motivational prints like the ones you’ll see below! Continue reading »

There Has Been A Dead Cockroach In The Anthropology Building’s Stairwell For At Least Two Weeks. Some Enterprising Person Has Now Made Her A Little Shrine.

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A professor at Texas A&M University posted these photos to Facebook. Continue reading »

Sculptural Mesh Structures Give This Apartment Building Its Own Personality

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Tetrarc Architects have designed an apartment building in Paris, France, that has a number of sculptural features, adding visual interest to an otherwise plain building. Continue reading »

384ft-Tall Apartment Tower To Be World’s First Building Covered In Evergreen Trees

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Stefano Boeri, an Italian architect with an affinity for innovative green structures, is set to build a 117m-tall (384ft) apartment tower in Lausanne, Switzerland, that will be the first building in the world to be covered in evergreen trees. Continue reading »