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Inspiring buildings, interiors and architecture in general.

November 14, 2019
The Stunning Architecture of Shilda winery
The Stunning Architecture of Shilda winery

One of the most common complains you will hear about modern architecture is that it does not integrate with nature. This project, designed by X-architecture for Shilda winery in Kahketi, Georgia (the country, not the state). At the core of the vineyard, the building forms a stream of curved beams that host several activities: wine […]

July 14, 2019
Baumbau, a conceptual modular treehouse shaped like a tree trunk
Baumbau, a conceptual modular treehouse shaped like a tree trunk

Precht is an architecture, interior design, and product design studio based in the mountains of Austria, the perfect place to build and sell their conceptual modular treehouse. Shaped like a tree trunk with round windows, this project was named Bert and is sold by Baumbau, which literally translates to “tree construction”. Their slogan is “Homes […]

June 29, 2019
The LUUM Temple Was Designed with Bamboo Arches by CO-LAB
The LUUM Temple Was Designed with Bamboo Arches by CO-LAB

Although the use of bamboo and the yoga poses on the photo give this temple an Asian look-and-feel, it is actually located in Tulum, Mexico. It was built in the jungle and offers a unique natural environment for meditation. It was designed by a local architecture office: CO-LAB. The imagined the pavilion with parametric software […]

June 25, 2019
Architectural Logos: a Handbook of Architectural Marks of Identity
Architectural Logos: a Handbook of Architectural Marks of Identity

Plenty of logos include architectural elements. Some just use a house or a factory, others are more subtle and just include details or very stylized elements. Published by Counter Print, the book Architectural Logos collects these occurences of architecture in logo design.

June 20, 2019
In this Shanghai Bookstore, Searching a Book Becomes a Psychedelic Experience
In this Shanghai Bookstore, Searching a Book Becomes a Psychedelic Experience

Located in Chongqing, China, the Zhongshuge Bookstore is truly out of the ordinary. It was inspired by the movie Inception, that became famous for its mind-bending visual effects. Based in Shanghai, interior design company X+Living used gigantic optical illusions to mess with the bookstore’s visitors shopping experience. The worked with mirrors on the roof to […]

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 […]