Inspiring buildings, interiors and architecture in general.
A year after the Eiffel Tower went up in the heart of Paris, in 1889, the city of London decided to get its own: the “Great Tower of London”. For that purpose, a competition was held, involving plenty of very creative design and a bunch of Eiffel Tower look-alikes. The design number 37 was picked […]
Are you interested in properties for sale in Spain? If you do not like the coast and are looking for city life, the Spanish capital Madrid is a great option for you. When people ask if Madrid is suitable for families, the answer can only be “Yes”. And living in Madrid with your family is […]
The aphorism, time is money, is one that every business owner is familiar with. In all businesses, AEC studios included, automation can help to save a ton of time. This is because automation simplifies processes that will otherwise have to be carried out manually. Automation involves the use of digital tools to complete tasks easier […]
Owning a house is a dream for many people. It’s a place where you can raise your family, make memories, and have a space to call your own. If you’re in the market for a new home, you may be wondering whether to get a custom house plan or buy an existing home. For some […]
The French government has recently announced the start of construction work on the rebuilding of the Notre-Dame cathedral, which was partly destroyed by a large fire, as most of us sadly remember. Observing the reconstruction of the cathedral will be interesting, as it will be a very challenging process. In fact, some of the materiel […]
Born in Moscow and still living and working in the Russian capital, Alexandr Krylov is an architect who transposed his profession into his art. Mixing his passions for technology, architecture, and science-fiction, he creates illustrations that represent new worlds with fantasy architecture. All of his drawings are made with traditional techniques, mostly using pencile and […]
Since the twentieth century, building design has incorporated new technologies, building techniques and construction materials. Here is a brief outline of the evolution of building design from 1900 to date. Art Nouveau/ Jugendstil This decorative style of building design can be found in the flowing lines and abstract floral motifs associated with the earlier Arts […]
In a fruitful collaboration, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Spoke Art Gallery have made an important announcement for their second Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless exhibition. This time, the event will be live and will feature live-streamed events and limited-edition prints inspired by the iconic American architect. The posters, which you can see in […]
When we think of large architectural structures, our thoughts tend to oscillate between cathedrals of the Middle-Ages and modern structures made of concrete, steel, and glass. In between these two very contrasting eras, at the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th, some big structures have been built out of wood […]
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 […]
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 […]