Architecture Archive

First Ever Underwater City Gets a Design from Japan

Japan takes living on Earth a little further as Shimizu Corporation, a leading civil engineering, architectural and general contracting firm, revealed the design for the first ever underwater city in the world. No longer should we wait to find the hidden underwater city that is the Atlantis as Japan will make the city possible. Called […]

Sleuk Rith Institute by Zaha Hadid

Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid celebrates the cultural richness of Cambodia’s Sleuk Rith Institute in this amazing wooden architecture project. Located in Phnom Penh, the Sleuk Rith Institute serves as a  genocide memorial, research center and graduate school. Zaha Hadid’s design breaks away from the traditional memorials and re-imagines the space to embody the aim of […]

A Fine Place to Read – Helsinki University’s Main Library

Helsinki University’s Main Library boasts of quality and sleek architecture that makes the whole place just like how it should be — a place conducive to learning. Designed by Antinnen Oiva Architects and led by Vesa Oiva, the library is a huge property with 31,700 sqm of space to work with. The biggest library in […]

Mosque Ceilings – Mesmerizing Colors in the Middle East

When you think of religious architecture and art, the cathedrals of Rome and Europe are probably the first thing to come to mind. The interior of St Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and many, many others are renowned worldwide for their intricate interior decor and frescoes. For the experienced traveler, it may be known, however, […]

Enchanting Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Paths by Daan Roosegaarde

Daan Roosegaarde is the Dutch artist and innovator responsible for a this enchanting, solar-powered bike path in Brabant, Netherlands. The installation was inspired by none other than Van Gogh’s painting ‘Starry Night.’ Brabant, incidentally, is where the painter was born and raised. Daan’s environment-friendly bike path is around one kilometer long and studded with softly […]

This is What a $95,000,000 View Looks Like

You read that right. Ninety five. Million. Dollars. In other words, about 323 Ferrari’s. Construction just finished at 432 Park Avenue last month, marking it the tallest residential building in New York City and the rest of the Western Hemisphere. The luxury condo rises a majestic 1,396 feet, 34 feet taller than the One World […]

Creeped Out – A Haunted House Installation by Torafu Architects

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo recently commissioned Torafu Architects to design a ‘Haunted House’. There was also a special interactive exhibit for children where they can scare and get scared. The artists at Torafu Architects contsructed a seemingly ordinary art gallery corridor. It had the usual paintings on the walls and even a […]

Skewed – Odd Architecture by Friedensreich Hundertwasser

  Friedensreich Hundertwasser is an Austrian sculptor, painter and architect. He is best known for his colorful, quirky, and oddly shaped buildings. He first became famous for his paintings, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that his building designs brought him worldwide acclaim. His buildings all sport his trademark labyrinthine spirals which can also be […]

Aqua Building in Chicago

image courtesy of Steve Hall © Heidrich Blessing The Aqua building in Chicago is a stunning example of exquisite architecture.  Since it was completed in 2010, Aqua has become a signature piece in the iconic Chicago skyline.  Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects has received numerous awards and accolades for her work involved with the design of the […]

LED Cathedral for 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium

If you think church is only about the preacher or priest and its attendees, Luminaria De Cagna claimed otherwise in the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. Giving a light feeling, the amazing LED Cathedral lighted up the Belfortstraat city featuring Romanesque crossmatched with bright rainbow colors, anyone would be convinced to visit and will […]

Literally The Ice Kingdom Of China

Want to walk through more than just snow? Enjoy going around these castles made with blocks of ice as the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival invites you to this beautiful wonder of Harbin, Heilongjiang province in northeastern China. Your eyes will definitely feast on the illuminated ice structures as the night passes on, and […]

Architectural Photos in Perspectives by Paul Bica

Who says it is only through people and animals that a photographer can easily express? Paul Bica shows otherwise with his high-quality shots of different architectural structures that simply take one’s breath away. He treats his photos with principles that he learned throughout as he had started doing photography.

The Worlds Tallest Bridge – The Millau Viaduc

The Millau Viaduct is one of the most impressive civil engineering feats of our time and hold the record of highest bridge in the world with 245m, or 19m higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Spanning almost 2.5km across the River Tarn in the South of France, The Millau Viaduct is also the longest […]

The Worlds Largest Cruise Ship – Allure of The Seas

MS Allure of the Seas is a cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. Together with her sister ship, Oasis of the Seas, she holds the record for the largest passenger ship ever constructed, 360 metres, although the Allure is 50 millimetres longer than the Oasis, making her technically the largest despite the […]

ZAHA HADID, MAXXI – Stirling Prize For Architecture 2010

Stirling Prize for architecture 2010 has been awarded to MAXXI. The MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts is a national museum dedicated to contemporary creativity, located in the Flaminio neighbourhood of Rome, Italy. It is managed by a foundation created by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. It was designed […]

The Billion Dollar House

The $1 billion, 27 story tower block in Mumbai was built to be the home of Mukesh Ambani — the richest man in India, fourth richest man in the world. As well as having a health club with a gym and dance studio, at least one swimming pool, a ballroom, guestrooms, 9 elevators, a variety […]

Singapore Condominium Project by Moshe Safdie Architects

After the has world renowned Singapore Marina Bay Sands, international architect Moshe Safdie has been appointed as the lead designer of the Bishan Central condominium project. The Bishan development will be two 38-storey towers linked by three bridging “sky gardens”, which offer opportunities for commonly shared garden and leisure spaces for the 540 units designed […]

Marina Bay Sands Resort Hotel in Singapore

Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore features a 2,561-room hotel, a 1,300,000-square-foot convention-exhibition centre, a 800,000-square-foot  mall, an iconic ArtScience museum, two large theatres, seven “celebrity chef” restaurants, two floating Crystal Pavilions, an ice skating rink, and the world’s largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. The complex is topped by a […]

Vaucluse Renovation

Bruce Stafford Architects have designed the renovation of an existing house which was originally an 80′s style multi-tenancy building in Sydney, Australia. Only the external walls were retained to comply with the approved council envelope. A completely new look for the house was designed, both inside and out.
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