YUP | 1 The walled city of Kowloon is a fascinating place for many reasons - including its structureIts 300 wooden buildings were all connected, built without professional architects and often some grew wider as they got higher. From the sky it looked as if the mid-rise slums of of Asian megacities (already quite dense) had been put into a giant trash compactor that smushed them together.
Architectural Digest peels off a list of what they consider to be the ugliest buildings in the world. I think they're flat-out wrong in more than a few cases, some of these structures are stunners. Eye of the beholder and all that, I suppose.
Houses today come in many shapes and sizes, new and old, and in so many different styles it’s easy to get lost in the vast assortment. However, even with this great diversity in homes, there are still a few and one in particular will make your mouth drop.
Wednesday, Apr 11th 2018 (11:05pm)
Perched on the tip of a fjord on the Scandinavian country's western coast, Ureddplassen is a "wave-shaped toilet" with a viewing terrace that confronts the wide, open Norwegian Sea. The snow-capped mountains of the Lofoten Wall frame the vista.
Monday, Apr 2nd 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: obscene news
Like the garden follies that dotted English country estates in the 18th and 19th centuries, this backyard pavilion in London's St. John’s Wood neighborhood is part sculpture and part shelter. Nestled inside a walled garden behind a 1950s terrace house, it serves as both a garden shed and an office for its owner, earning it the nickname "the shoffice."
Friday, Mar 30th 2018 (12:03am)
Spread out across the Bolivian highlands, at 4,000 meters, the city of El Alto is predominantly ochre-red, with thousands of low, matchbox-like brick houses with unfinished and unpainted facades lining the sides of dusty, unpaved roads. It's so drab and monotonous and depressing that residents have started to liven things up by adding splashes of color wherever they could. They have also started to design their houses into bizarre shapes.
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By day, a steady stream of tourists came, posing for pictures (and peeking in the windows) dressed in the free costumes provided by the visitor center - calico smocks with cameos, overalls and black jackets, even the spectacles - and wielding pitchforks of all sizes. They brought their own props, which included a prized Harley Davidson, a fleet of Stanley steam cars, and a herd of llamas. It was the centerpiece of a Klingon calendar shoot, a bare-chested rock band's album cover, a marriage proposal, a family reunion - a gamut of creativity daily.
Many of us wish we could step into the past and explore the world of yesteryear. If you have ever wanted to revisit the 1970s, here’s your chance! This house has not been redecorated since it was built in 1979.
Monday, Mar 5th 2018 (12:00am)
Bekonscot is a toy village located in the English town of Beaconsfield, in Buckinghamshire. Spread out over 1.5 acres, this Lilliputian village with miniature buildings artfully created with wood, stone, metal, and glass, its well kept gardens and a huge model railway has been fascinating visitors for more than 80 years. Indeed, Bekonscot is believed to be the oldest original model village in the world.
Thursday, Mar 1st 2018 (12:00am)
Mostly time-lapses cover only a few hours or days and create videos that make the world move faster and show big changes in few minutes. However, Ricardo Martin Brulla created an aerial time-lapse of Seattle that shows the city growing and evolving over a period of three years. He didn’t even need to set up the camera himself to capture the video, thanks to the high definition 360 panoramic cameras installed on the Space Needle some years ago.
Wednesday, Feb 7th 2018 (12:00am)
In 1899, when famous arctic explorer Robert Peary reached Ellesmere Island, in Canada, he found the ruins of a hut erected by a previous arctic expedition in the island’s northeastern shore. The hut was a three-room building built with long, wooden boards, and covered with tar paper, but such type of construction was notoriously difficult to keep warm during the freezing polar winters. Peary found the building utterly unfit for habitation, and so he had the building torn down and rebuilt several smaller quarters in its place. For the next thirty years, Peary’s huts—named Fort Conger—played an important role in several high arctic expeditions.
The original Fort Conger was built in 1881 by explorers of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition led by Lt. Adolphus Greely of the Fifth United States Cavalry. The crew was dropped on the island by the ship Proteus on August 11, 1881, with ample food and fuel to survive and explore comfortably for a year or so.
Saturday, Jan 13th 2018 (12:51pm)
Denmark’s new prison has a grocery store, workshops, and lots of glass. It looks more like a college campus–and that’s the whole point.
Denmark’s recidivism rate is about 27%, about half of the United States’ rate, which ranges between 49% and 80% depending on the type of crime committed.
If you’re a bit of an exhibitionist, flattered by the occasional voyeur, and happy to be the center of attention -- or simply want to indulge in James Bond-like fantasies of secret, underwater lairs -- then we know where you'll be checking in on your next vacay, Aquaman.
Saturday, Nov 4th 2017 (12:00am)
The Stackhouse is a steel structure with slots for shipping container-homes. Homebuyers can pick their container and rent a slot in the Stackhouse.
The modular concept is very nice because much like a mobile home, the housing can be portable.
This is somewhat of an extension of a story posted less than two weeks ago.
Tuesday, Oct 31st 2017 (12:01am)
So what if this thing was once an overseas shipping container? Dirt cheap and fully furnished, you're good to go if you have a plot of earth and utility hookups.
Tuesday, Oct 17th 2017 (12:00am)
There are plenty of images of this building on the Web, however be forewarned... it's not really a building. It was actually part of a marketing campaign for a company that makes fingerprint software and panels.
Friday, Oct 6th 2017 (12:00am)
We’re reaching a point in architectural history where the structures being built look like they could have come straight out of the concept artwork for a science fiction movie, or a video game set on another planet. Some look like flying saucers, others look like blobby aliens that landed on the roof of a traditional European building, but all of these museum designs – the real ones, and the ones that will remain concepts – have a strikingly futuristic feel.
Saturday, Aug 19th 2017 (2:49am)
Check out the key projects that the top 10 entries of Construction Week's 2017 Power 100 are currently working on
Scroll through the pics of projects underway.
Friday, Jul 21st 2017 (12:00am)
Most people would name Finland and Sweden as world-leading countries for modernist architecture and design in general, but the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have developed quite a top-tier roster of impressive buildings as well.
Monday, Jul 17th 2017 (12:00am)
Between 1874 and 1900, Manhattan went from zero skyscrapers to over 250. The Skyscraper Museum’s online interactive for their current exhibition Ten & Taller: 1874-1900 visualizes this 19th-century boom through a map, timeline, and photographic grid.
Thursday, Jul 6th 2017 (4:13am)
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