Before And After Photos Show The Power Of Art To Transform Boring Buildings

0

If you look around you, you’ll realize the world is filled with empty canvases. Art can be created onto any platform. Every town is filled with empty walls that are often overlooked. Fortunately for us, every society has a handful of artists who have the creative eye to transform all these blank boring walls into something exciting to look at. They’re determined to turn the world into a public art gallery and so far it looks like they’re succeeding.

Check out some of the amazing street art transformations below. We’ve provided a before photo for each one just so you can see how drastic the transformation was. Continue reading »

Swarms Of Hybrid Creatures Flow Like Liquid On Walls And Buildings By Pantónio

Herds of serpentine rabbits, schools of fish, and flocks of interwoven birds all feature prominently in these recent murals by Portuguese artist Pantónio. Continue reading »

Iconic New York City Buildings Are The Pieces In This Chess Set

UK based start-up Skyline Chess, has just launched their latest design for a chess set, the New York City Skyline. Continue reading »

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Most Famous Buildings Get 3D Paper Model Treatment In New Book

Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect, would have turned 150 this year, and some of us just can’t get enough. With celebrations of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday in full swing in architectural institutions throughout the country, a new book is giving Wright fanatics the chance to recreate some of the architect’s most notable works through a series of cut-and-fold paper models. Continue reading »

Paper Models Of The Most Controversial Buildings Erected Behind The Iron Curtain

Zupagrafika, creators of make-your-own-paper-model sets of “brut-iful” architecture in London, Paris, Warsaw, and Katowice, have released their newest set, ‘Brutal East’. The creators’ selection captures the “certainly brutal” charm of the “functionalist panelák estates and otherworldly concrete grand designs” of the Eastern Bloc. With ‘Brutal East’ you can build your own East European city. Continue reading »

The Most Diabolically Evil-Looking Buildings In The World

Sometimes you have to wonder if architects secretly want to take over the world. Maybe it’s the planes of black-tinted glass, the jutting angles, or the sweeping archways that differentiate a “headquarters” and a “compound” but sometimes you look at a building and it just plain gives you the WILLIES. Over on reddit’s r/evilbuildings they are dedicated to archiving and collecting each and every nefarious shelter mankind was twisted enough to erect, this is but a mere sampling of their findings. Continue reading »

Intimate Murals Revive Abandoned Buildings Around The World

1

In an abandoned church in Detroit, Michigan, a naked woman, lying down where the altar once was, is visible from the chest up. The woman, one of Faith47’s latest murals, is curled in on herself intimately. The peaceful image is especially beautiful beneath a decorative window, surrounded by colorful exposed bricks and a variety of graffiti. Continue reading »

Artist Transforms Buildings In Cairo’s “Garbage City” With Massive Calligraphic Message

1

The destination of all of Cairo’s trash is widely known internationally as “Garbage City.” But over the past few weeks, the neighborhood of Manshiyat Naser has been witnessing an unexpected and vivid creation spread across its landscape, towering over the dirty discards that line its streets. Continue reading »

Brutalist Buildings Made From Lego Bricks

1

With a penchant for Berlin architecture, German artist Arndt Schlaudraff creates brutalist buildings made out of white Lego bricks. Continue reading »

Street Artist Projects Fashionista Animals On Buildings In Paris

1

French artist Julien Nonnen, has created “Safari Urbain,” a collection of human-like fashionista animal images that have been projected on buildings throughout Paris.
Continue reading »

A Street Artist Puts Cloud Prints On Buildings To Brighten City Streets

1
According to an artist Benjamin Løzninger: “I love street-art and the fact that one can discover art randomly out in the street. So after taking pictures OF the streets, I wanted to actually put the photos IN the streets and, this time, bring something uplifting to the people discovering the project. That’s how the { C/LOUD } project was born.” Continue reading »

Artist Spray Paints Floors Of Abanoned Buildings With Colorful Tile Patterns

1

Javier de Riba, an artist based in Barcelona, creates fascinating works of street art that make it seem as though the empty buildings he explores are paved with beautiful tile floors. Instead of actually tiling them, however, he simply paints on them with stencils and spray paint.
Continue reading »

Stunning, Futuristic Redesign of IBM’s Office Buildings

Let’s have a look at IBM’s new high tech office buildings in Rome, Italy. They’ve been entirely renovated and largely expanded to give this amazing futuristic-like environment full of LEDs. Continue reading »

5 Tallest Buildings in the World

We take a look at the world’s tallest buildings, taking into account a building’s roof height or spire height. We did not include the building’s antenna height. Using this method, the Petronas Towers appear taller than Chicago’s Willis Tower, which in-fact has more floors than the Petronas Towers.

According to Skycraperspage.com, we have listed the five building from tallest to shortest.

1. Burj Khalifa
2. Taipei 101
3. Shanghai World Financial Center
4. International Commerce Center (Hong Kong)
5. the Petronas Towers.

By 2010 it is predicted that the Burj Khalifa will still be the tallest building in the world with 168 floors and a spire of 828m. Following it will be the Pingan International Finance Center and the Shanghai Tower, both located in China.

After the Shanghai Tower, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is slated to be the fourth tallest with a spire of 601m. And in 2015, New York City will stand tall and proud with its new One World Trade Center building, consisting of 105 floors with a spire of 541.3m, making it the 5th tallest building in the world.

Despite the current economic downturn, the world of architecture won’t be slowing down in 2015. The India Tower in Mumbai is slated to be the world’s tallest building in 2016 according to Infrastructurist.com.

One of the world’s largest musical fountains “The Dubai Fountain” is seen at the Burj Khalifa April 1, 2011. Regional turmoil is creating an unexpected boom for Dubai as tourists and businessmen flock once again to the shopping and skyscraper oasis after fleeing just a few years ago in the wake of its spectacular debt debacle. (REUTERS/Jumanah El-Heloueh) Continue reading »

Six Shortlisted: Buildings up for the RIBA Stirling Prize

The shortlist for the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Stirling Prize has been announced. Among the nominees is the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The newly renovated building combined Elizabeth Scott’s grade II listed theatre facade and foyer with a larger theatre and a 1000 seat thrust-stage auditorium. (BBC News) Continue reading »