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 […]

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 […]

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 […]