Cloud City out of Paper.

The Makerie Studio worked in collaboration with photographer Luke Kirwan to create “Cloud City,” an alluring landscape inspired by the intricate patterns in Moroccan architecture. Three egg-shaped palaces seemingly float in mid-air—connected only by ladders—and give the viewer a bird’s-eye-view into the opulent locales. Gilded rails, tiered fountains, and gold lattices are fashioned entirely out […]

Havana’s Oldest Printmaking Studio.

Ian Marcos Gutiérrez, a 23-year-old printer at the Taller Experimental de Gráfica, in Havana, helps the author prepare a block of lithographic limestone for printing. (Arien Chang Castán) by Mimi Dwyer; Photographs by Arien Chang Castán Lithography arrived in Cuba before anywhere else in the Americas, as a way to protect the sanctity and integrity […]

The Showstopper by Linda van Slobbe.

The Showstopper by Linda van Slobbe – Bar-du-Lac, France ‘This historic theatre is built in a typical oval shape which has the stage at one end and multiple floors and balconies all around. This one has beautiful decorations’ Image Credit: Photograph by Linda van Slobbe. via The walls have eyes: the best urban photography | […]

Charles Jencks designs Reclining Woman of Northumberland.

Northumberland A classic aerial view of a huge landscape work designed by Charles Jencks in the shape of a giant reclining woman near Cramlington in Northumberland. Image Credit: Photograph by Graeme Peacock/Alamy Stock Photo Source: Cosmic gardens and boulder boulevards: the genius of Charles Jencks – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Fallingwater – Frank Lloyd Wright.

Image Credit: Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith. Designed in 1935 by Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater or the Kaufmann Residence is one the famous architect’s most recognizable works. Located in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, about 43 miles (69 km) southeast of Pittsburgh, Fallingwater is constructed over a waterfall on Bear Run river. The house was designed as […]

The Hand House of Hollywood.

A woman’s hand juts of the earth holding an exposed glass house. What exactly could this mean? Architect Andreas Angelidakis created this crazy cool concept. When the rain falls, the giant hand appears to be coming out of the water, elegantly holding the glass house. “The Glass box represents the moment when the celebrity exposes […]

Artist who Made Colouring Books Cool again is back..

Johanna Basford, whose fanciful, hand-drawn illustrations launched a worldwide craze, is back with flying colors. Not far from Johanna Basford’s home on the northeast coast of Scotland lies a parabola of golden-ocher sand where the proportion of sky to land is unlike anything you’ll likely see outside of a Bertolucci film. A wildlife Eden, this […]

Tiny homes for the Homeless.

An artist’s representation of tiny homes to be constructed in Gosford. Photograph: Tiny Homes Foundation. When pious architects choose to direct their talents toward a higher calling, they tend to do so in the form of towering cathedral spires, awe-inspiring sermon halls and grandiose vaulted ceilings. Derek Mah, an associate at NBRS Architecture, went for […]

The Living Treehouse Apartment of Turin.

This treehouse apartment building in Turin, Italy, is so incredible it almost doesn’t seem like it can be real. Apartment buildings generally aren’t all that architecturally creative, let alone eco-friendly in an imaginative and visually striking way. But this five-story building by architect Luciano Pia has not only created a wacky new landmark for the […]

London’s ‘Fryscaper’ building and the ‘death ray’.

20 Fenchurch Street, aka “The Fryscraper” (photo by Luc Mercelis / Flickr) Last September, Londoners experienced a pretty unusual architectural phenomenon: One of the city’s newest luxury towers, the half-finished 525-foot-tall skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch St., began inexplicably shooting a “parabolic death ray” hot enough to melt cars. The massive building’s glass façade with its […]