Barcelona-based illustrator and architect Federico Babina has created Archidirector, a series of illustrations that imagine famous movie director as architectural structures. Prints are available to purchase online from Society6.
Sunday, Jun 21st 2015 (1:37am)
Picture this. One day you decide you are going to do a little remodeling. You start with the basement. First you knock down a wall. Maybe when you do, there is a tunnel. Maybe you go down that tunnel and find a hidden city. Wait, what!? Is this an Indiana Jones flick or your life? It's actually one man's life. Back in 1963, a man in the Nevsehir Province of Turkey, in an area known as Cappadocia, was redoing his house and discovered an entire city in his basement. Can you imagine what it would be like to find a hidden city behind a wall in your basement?
Tuesday, Apr 28th 2015 (1:49am) | Thanks: George Takei
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This $1.75 million house in the Adirondacks was built on top of a cold-war missile silo and has full access to the bunker that lies beneath. It's a 2,000 square foot run of the mill hosue with an airplane and runway. Then you go downstairs, entering the password into the keypad.
Monday, Mar 23rd 2015 (12:01am)
We've all heard of the Coliseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world's undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds don't stray?
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Friday, Feb 6th 2015 (12:07am)
In the small town of Whittier, Alaska, the entirety of the population lives in one building - a building that also contains the post and town offices, grocery and video stores, and has the school right next door. Because of the wildly inclement weather, many residents never leave the building.
Tuesday, Jan 20th 2015 (12:03am)
Haunting drone footage of a city evacuated after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Says Danny Cooke, the videographer:
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to visit Chernobyl whilst working for CBS News on a '60 Minutes' episode which aired on Nov. 23, 2014. Bob Simon is the correspondent. Michael Gavshon and David Levine, producers.
Saturday, Nov 29th 2014 (11:51pm)
The first concrete 3-D printed building in the world was completed in a Minneapolis, Minn. suburb in August, 2014. Engineer Andrey Rudenko "printed" out the authentic looking castle layer by layer using a machine he invented in his garage.
In the early 1950s, Gerald Tonkens commissioned the office of Frank Lloyd Wright to design and build his family’s residence, The Tonkens House, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Tonkens’ daughter, Nancy, had a cat named Felinus and she requested an appropriate residence for the cat as well, so the office designed this modern cat house in Wright’s favorite color, Cherokee Red.
Monday, Sep 22nd 2014 (12:00am)
A hórreo is a typical granary from the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, built in wood or stone, raised from the ground by pillars ending in flat staddle stones to avoid the access of rodents.
If you travel through northeastern Spain the chances are that you will see some of these structures. Although they have now been superseded, the hórreo of Spain are a reminder that a good idea can persist for a great deal of time.
The Phelan Building is an 11-story office building in the downtown shopping district of San Francisco, California. It has a triangular shape reminiscent of the Flatiron Building, with its tip at the meeting point of O'Farrell Street and Market Street. It is a San Francisco Designated Landmark.
The building was designed by William Curlett and built in 1908 by James D. Phelan on the place of the first, original Phelan Building, damaged by the 1906 earthquake and fire.
In 1990, construction began on the Centro Financiero Confinanzas, a huge high-rise office complex in Caracas, Venezuela. Construction halted in 1994, after a banking crisis and the death of the building's main investor, David Brillembourg. The 45-story tower stood vacant until 2007, when squatters began moving in, displaced by a massive housing shortage in Caracas.
A Shanghai building company recently constructed a small community of partially 3D-printed houses in less than a day. Unlike DUS Architects' ongoing aims to completely 3D-print a canal house in Amsterdam however, the Chinese company WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. printed the basic components separately before assembling them on site. Although these concrete houses do not represent 3D printing in its purest form, their construction in such a short time span for just $4,800 each is no less impressive.
Tuesday, Apr 15th 2014 (4:44am) | Thanks: rezaxis
Actually, I would think nothing but vacancies. Here are ten places that used to be swank but are now dilapidated and falling apart.
Thursday, Feb 27th 2014 (12:01am) | Thanks: Jen
Each of us probably have an idea about what our individual dream homes would look like. Maybe your dream home would have a hammock - or maybe an indoor slide that leads outside into a pool filled with Jell-O. You can have whatever you want, after all, it’s your dream home. But if you need some inspiration, here are 33 awesome things you might want to include in the house of your fantasies.
Thursday, Feb 13th 2014 (12:26am)
What's the most useful button on your remote control?
Nothing! Player's off!
King Kong (2005)
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