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Inspiring buildings, interiors and architecture in general.

May 23, 2019
This Ladybird-Bike is a Moving Children Library
This Ladybird-Bike is a Moving Children Library

When closed, this bike looks like the random food-selling street carts you can see everywhere in China. However, when the ladybug opens its wings, something magical happens: it’s a tiny library! Made of abandonned bikes and discarded metal car sheets, this “library-bike” can go anywhere to bring joy to kids by carrying children books. Just […]

May 7, 2019
8 Buildings Designed to Look Like What the Business in it is Selling
8 Buildings Designed to Look Like What the Business in it is Selling

Some business go as far as using their headquarter or other office buildings to advertise their product or service. These buildings are great examples, even though some look quite unusual. 1. Longaberger Could you guess what business Longaberger is in? Picnic basket-making obviously, so they designed their head office like one. 2. Meitan Tea Museum […]

April 7, 2019
Could These Monumental Underwater Cities Help Save the Coral Reefs?
Could These Monumental Underwater Cities Help Save the Coral Reefs?

Among the countless environmental issues our planet is currently facing, one is hidden deep underwater. The coral reefs are in danger, and sending scuba diving gardeners doesn’t look like the appropriate option at the moment. Yunil Nam, a London-based architect and interior designer based in London, decided to make an ambitious proposal to save the […]

February 19, 2019
How to Write a Killer Architecture Essay
How to Write a Killer Architecture Essay

Essay Writing Can be quite a Stressful Task for Students Writing essays is a common task for college students. Regardless of the field, you are in, you have to know how to express yourself and communicate ideas. Students undergo writing exercises to gauge whether they are able to communicate their thoughts in an articulate manner. […]

September 12, 2018
The dream dog house by Studio Schicketanz
The dream dog house by Studio Schicketanz

Can’t let your dog live in the house but still think that he deserves a cool and trendy doghouse? Look no further and get this house for your four-legged friend. Named Doggy Dreamhouse, the doghouse is eco-friendly and offers a natural roof with a view for the dog. It was designed by Studio Schicketanz.

January 17, 2018
These Japanese memo pads will excavate objects as they get used
These Japanese memo pads will excavate objects as they get used

If you thought that paper notes blocks could not become a form of art, the Japanese will prove you wrong with the Omoshiro Block. These average looking paper note cards reveal stunning tiny paper sculptures as you remove the paper. These innovative stationary designs are created using laser-cutting technology, they reveal various architectural beauties, such as Kyoto’s […]

January 11, 2018
Impressive pendentive dome created by Yu Momoeda using fractal geometry
Impressive pendentive dome created by Yu Momoeda using fractal geometry

This minimalist chapel in Japan may have ugly benches and a boring external shape, its internal wooden structure is pretty amazing. Using tree-like units for the structure of the pendentive dome, Yu Momoeda architects created a stunning effect that will wow any visitor.

January 2, 2018
World Design Rankings, the Olympic Games of Design
World Design Rankings, the Olympic Games of Design

Ever discussed with your designer friends about which countries have the best designers? This kind of argument will always be heated as pretty much any point of view will be biased. Now, thanks to the World Design Rankings, we have a statistic base to discuss upon. The World Design Rankings provide a listing with the ranking […]

August 11, 2017
The gorgeous birdhouses of Istanbul
The gorgeous birdhouses of Istanbul

In the times of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, birdhouses were no joke. To go along with the city of Istanbul’s buildings, the administrators had little palaces built for birds instead of simple birdhouses. On the side of some buildings in the city, you can discover some gorgeous bird palaces that resemble the imperial time’s architecture.

July 16, 2017
A 3D printed grotto generated with an algorithm
A 3D printed grotto generated with an algorithm

Somewhere between architecture and art, this project by Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger takes advantage of both 3D printing and algorithms. This Grotto was commissionned by the Centre Pompidou in Paris for an exhibition about 3D printing. It displays an interesting look at the type of new architectural structures that 3D printing could bring to […]

June 23, 2017
The Constructivist: play with architecture
The Constructivist: play with architecture

When you think of the ugly architecture that thrived in Soviet-era Eastern Europe, “playful” is probably not the first word that comes to mind. Zupagrafika decided that commie blocks could be fun, and released a book, “The Constructivist”, that lets you play with cutouts of Eastern blocks. The Polish design studio sells the book on […]

March 2, 2017
The Appennine Colossus
The Appennine Colossus

If you get the chance to go to Vaglia, Italy, you should head to the gardens of the Villa di Pratolino to check out the Appennine Colossus, a gigantic sculpture. The monument, which happens to also be a building, was designed by the Medici’s architect, Bernardo Buontalenti.

January 26, 2017
A designer’s proposal for a Trump wall that Mexico will pay
A designer’s proposal for a Trump wall that Mexico will pay

From the very beginning of his campaign, President Trump’s campaign has been very controversial. At the heart of the controversy, the accusations of sexism and racism targetting him. For the racism, his opponents saw it embodied by the wall he was promising to build between Mexico and the United States. He went as far as […]

December 26, 2016
El Alto: a book about the architecture of Freddy Mamani Silvestre
El Alto: a book about the architecture of Freddy Mamani Silvestre

German publisher Taube released a book that will rejoice people who like colorful architecture. Peter Ganser wrote about the work of Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani Silvestre, a self-taught architect who designed more than 60 buildings in El Alto, Bolivia, and found inspiration in the native roots of the country.

October 27, 2016
YAMA Jewelry: when architecture meets geometric jewelry design
YAMA Jewelry: when architecture meets geometric jewelry design

Despite being around for quite a while now, it’s still unusual to see the 3D printing technology being used in fashion or jewelry design. YAMA Jewelry took the leap and launched a stunning collection of jewelry designs that are printed in 3D. YAMA Jewelry was founded by Maya Shkedy, an architect, goldsmith, and designer, who decided […]