Inspiring buildings, interiors and architecture in general.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]