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Incredible Hypnagogic Architectural Inspirations by Tomasz Artur Bolek

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Polish 3D artist Tomasz Artur Bolek, known as “The Architectural Dreamer,” crafts buildings that exude a surreal, futuristic aura reminiscent of the world depicted in Blade Runner. Through advanced 3D modeling and CGI, he realizes his visionary architectural concepts. Continue reading »

50 Times Architects Made Buildings That Look Cool But Were Uncomfortable To Live In Or Use

Cat Shaped Kindergarten, Germany

If you ever feel like some architects live in their own fantasy land, you’re not the only one. The buildings that they create can range from majestic all the way to magical, and they’re sure to catch your eye with their flying buttresses, stoic columns, angelic balconies, and fearsome facades. However, you can sometimes get the idea that some of these artistic innovators haven’t fully thought some things through—like the fact that people actually have to live and work in the buildings they design. Continue reading »

Brazilian Architect Draws Buildings Inspired By Everyday Objects

Some artists look for inspiration in otherworldly places, while others use whatever is around them and make the most out of it! Brazilian architect, urban planner, building technician, and art lover Felipe de Castro turns everyday objects, places, and foods into unusual architectural designs. In his wild imagination, a face mask transforms into a hospital, a microphone is a hotel, a sandwich becomes an oddly-shaped building, and a stamp turns into an Apple office. Continue reading »

Weird Russian Architecture Comes Into Bizarre Fashion

Voronezh, nuclear plant

Moscow photographer Lana Sator visualizes down coats inspired by all those Russian nuclear plants, abandoned houses and panel buildings. The similar idea had come to the designer of Louis Vuiton in January 2021 who presented the man’s architectural collection. Continue reading »

From Amazing To Downright Scary, These 69 Design Decisions In Soviet Apartment Buildings In Lithuania Are Far From Boring

Anyone who’s ever visited a post-soviet country would’ve probably noticed some dull and depressing Eastern Bloc apartment buildings. Designed solely for one purpose—to put a roof over the heads of as many residents as possible, as quickly as possible—these buildings are definitely not the greatest example of charming architecture. Continue reading »

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

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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

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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 »

Brutalist Buildings Made From Lego Bricks

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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

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French artist Julien Nonnen, has created “Safari Urbain,” a collection of human-like fashionista animal images that have been projected on buildings throughout Paris.
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A Street Artist Puts Cloud Prints On Buildings To Brighten City Streets

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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

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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.
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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 »

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 »