February 28, 2014Growing cities face the same problem all around the world: lack of space for living. London isn’t different in this respect and, being a capital city of UK, faces the same problem – higher populations, low space for living and very high rental and estate prices. The following proposal is offered by the architects from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in cooperation with YMCA London South West.
The Skysphere is a unique, single occupancy home elevated above the ground on top of a column built by New Zealander Jono Williams.By Robin WhitlockSeptember 25, 2015Jono Williams is an enterprising Graphics Designer and Plastics Engineer in New Zealand. He also runs his own IT company and has a degree in Computer Graphic Design.
The most impressive airports ever built continues to be one of the most important engineering feats of the century.January 15, 2016The world& 39;s longest airport isn& 39;t new, in fact, it& 39;s been around for over 20 years. This incredible feat of engineering was built on its own island, constructed from three surrounding mountains and millions of cubic meters of concrete.
In an effort to further tourism and slow traffic, Uruguay architects have built a unique circular road bridge on the Laguna Garzón.January 28, 2016When building bridges, designers do not often think about making their bridge round, but that is exactly what Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly did.The bridge spanning the Laguna Garzón in Uruguay just opened to the public and it has people wondering why such a structure was ever built.
If you’ve ever planned a trip to Singapore, you’ve probably come across The Interlace on many architectural highlights lists. The 2015 winner of the World Architecture Festival is designed by Ole Scheeren, partner of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), and the condominium is anything but ordinary.
Modern architecture elicits a strong emotional response from people, usually in the negative. So why is that?November 24, 2019Modern architecture. You either love it or hate it. The same goes for modern art. It& 39;s the style that everyone loves to hate – but why?The beginnings of modern architectureModern architecture prides itself on simplicity, though that often comes out looking monotonous or dehumanizing to some.
Stefano Boeri Architetti designed the Mexican futuristic city that will have nearly double the amount of trees compared to residents.November 18, 2019Imagine living surrounded by trees and plants, with everything you need either within walking or cycling distance. All your energy is derived from the sun or water, and to top all things off you still have access to world renowned lectures and cultural events.
The Farnsworth House and the German Pavilion were turned into striking immersive art installations earlier this year.November 18, 2019Architecture and artistic installations can be truly awe-inspiring. A case in point is Luftwerk& 39;s two 2019 & 39;Geometry of Light& 39; installations.Working together with architect Iker Gil, and sound designer Oriol Tarragó, Luftwerk coordinated the work that celebrated the architectural forms of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Do you believe in ghosts? If you do, you probably don& 39;t want to go exploring these abandoned locations.Thankfully some brave souls have explored them and taken pictures of old creaking buildings, structures, and objects that are falling into disrepair. All of them have a story to tell and give us a snapshot of the past.
As it turns out there are some particularly evil-looking buildings out there. While not intentionally (we hope) the architect& 39;s plan, most people can& 39;t help to see a building& 39;s more sinister side.Enjoy.RELATED: THE 15 MOST EVIL-LOOKING BUILDINGS AROUND THE WORLDWhat makes something look evil?
Even architects are not immune to messing up from time to time. Thankfully for us, most of the ones included in this list only have minor issues.But when an architect really messes up, the consequences can be at best amusing and at worst fatal! Here we will focus on the former.RELATED: 9 OF THE BEST INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW FOR ARCHITECTSWhat is the objective of architectural design?
Built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Beijing National Stadium, or Bird& 39;s Nest, is a truly stunning piece of architecture. Consuming thousands of tons of concrete and steel, the building should stand for at least a century.Here we explore how the building was erected and take a quick look at some of its vital stats.
The house has its own floor for cars, air traffic control, and even a 50-seat cinema.February 02, 2020Think about your house or apartment. Is it 1,000 square feet? 2,000 square feet? 5,000 square feet? Maybe even 10,000 square feet? Chances are it& 39;s still about 200 times smaller than the largest house in the world if you can call it that.
Experiencing and exploring well-designed and aesthetically pleasing buildings is one of life& 39;s little pleasures. But there are times when architects take things a bit too far.Far from enriching the lives of those who use it, some architectural decisions can feel a little out of context or downright inappropriate.
Researchers discovered the intact sewer systems of Pompeii, an ancient and doomed Roman city.February 12, 2020Deep beneath the lava-stone streets of the ancient city of Pompeii lies a secret. Hidden from the world — since the notoriously-prosperous Roman city was destroyed in the apocalyptic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the first century — is a vast network of water drainage systems that once carried excess rainwater from the city into the sea.
Ancient civilizations like the Egyptians built enormous structures to wow the world with greatness, and it worked. However, the real wonder lies in the details; in the level of precision they reached without modern tools. Without rulers, set squares, or even tape measures — almost out of nowhere — ancient engineers seemed to jump entire historical epochs ahead of themselves.
The rare blueprints were found in a trash can by chance.March 09, 2020Nearly 20 years after the Twin Towers crumbled during the September 11 attacks, the original blueprints have been recovered by pure chance.They went on sale over the weekend at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, and are expected to sell between $250,000 and $1,000,000.
Take a break from reading about the coronavirus, close your eyes and think about the phrases “innovative city” or “smart city”. When thinking of these phrases, what current cities come to mind? Or, better yet, if you were to create your own city, what aspects of the city would make it “smart” or “innovative”?
Italian architects joined with an interdisciplinary team in to design intensive care units capable of working to the scale of the COVID-19 coronavirus.March 27, 2020As of writing, Italy is the hardest-hit country by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last 24 hours, 712 people died from the disease, bringing the death toll to a total of 8,215.
The engineering behind skyscraper design and construction are among some of man& 39;s greatest achievements. Each of the following skyscrapers rightfully sits among the most magnificent engineering wonders of the world.RELATED: 15 GENIUS SKYSCRAPER ENGINEERS YOU& 39;VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OFWhat are some examples of skyscrapers that are engineering wonders?
Narrow or skinny houses, sometimes called & 34;Spite Houses& 34;, are some of the weirdest buildings you& 39;ll ever see in your life. With tiny slivers of land available to build on, or to purposefully ruin the view of a neighbor, many of these slim abodes are marvels of the designer& 39;s imagination.