Architecture Archive

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 […]

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 […]