Category Archives: Architecture

Step Inside a Secret Library Apartment | Atlas Obscura

This is one of the New York Public Library’s last secret apartments. When these libraries were built, about a century ago, they needed people to take care of them. Andrew Carnegie had given New York $5.2 million, worth well over … Continue reading

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On the art and science of making buildings sound natural | Aeon Essays

Our movies and offices are engineered to sound natural based on what rang false in the theatres of 18th-century Paris Joseph L Clarkeis assistant professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Toronto in Canada, and a … Continue reading

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Striking Observation Tower Inspired by a Strand of DNA

Bjarke Ingels Group has designed a spiraling double helix structure that acts as a stunning observation tower. Standing in marshland at Denmark’s Wadden Sea National Park is the striking Marsk Tower. Designed by the renowned architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group … Continue reading

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Building Bound to the Ground: A 1,400-Page Book Surveys Centuries of Global Architecture Embedded in the Earth | Colossal

SEPTEMBER 22, 2021. GRACE EBERT Friendship Centre, Gaibandha, Bangladesh, RBANA, 2011, © Iwan Baan. All images courtesy of Taschen Despite being physically secured to the ground, much of the architecture common throughout the Western world is defined, in part, by … Continue reading

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Animated with T-Shirts: 200 people celebrate 20 years of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge | The Kid Should See This

Travel across two decades on a t-shirt. This animation, titled In an Animated Fashion, was created on cotton, specially designed and printed on the fronts and backs of t-shirts, and then worn by 200 people to help celebrate the 20th … Continue reading

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How 9/11 Changed Skyscraper Design – Cheddar Explains

September 11, 2001, changed our lives. A lot. Political differences seemed to disappear, at least briefly. New security measures filled the world’s airports. Thousands of families mourned the loss of loved ones. And, of course, the New York City skyline … Continue reading

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Ganluyan temple • 1146 AD | Pinterest

Jun 29, 2021 – This Pin was created by Mari on Pinterest. Ganluyan temple • 1146 AD.. Source: Ganluyan temple • 1146 AD | Pinterest

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Frank Gehry Completes Shimmering Stainless Steel Luma Arles Tower

By Samantha Pires on September 4, 2021 Photo: Iwan Baan This new building takes inspiration from Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” Architect Frank Gehry has recently completed a shimmering stainless-steel tower for Luma Arles. The tower is part of a larger … Continue reading

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ZAV architects builds colorful village of rammed earth domes on Iran’s Hormuz island

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Evergreen Architecture: A New Book Explores Buildings That Place Nature at Their Core | Colossal

The construction of sustainable and environmentally friendly structures for residential and commercial purposes is one of the more significant challenges of our time. As the built environment continues to encroach on natural habitats worldwide, architects have begun to alter their … Continue reading

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