Category: ARCHITECTURE

Oct 27, 2014

What a $95 Million View in New York Looks Like

What a $95 Million View in New York Looks Like

Photograph by Richard Berenholtz via CIM Group and Macklowe Properties At 1,396 ft, 432 Park Avenue, located between 56th and 57th street is the tallest residential building in New York as well as the entire Western Hemisphere. The building was designed by Rafael Vinoly and features 104 luxury residences with 12’6″ high ceilings and…

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Oct 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: Cape Town from Above

Picture of the Day: Cape Town from Above

Photograph by Michael Jung In this breathtaking aerial taken from a helicopter, we see the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg and one of the most multicultural cities in the world. The city was named the World Design Capital for 2014…

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Oct 17, 2014

A Forest Shrine in Japan

A Forest Shrine in Japan

In the town of Takamori-machi, in the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan, lies a forest shrine known as Kamishikimikumano. The beautiful Shinto shrine was setting for a popular one-shot, shōjo manga written by Yuki Midorikawa called Hotarubi no Mori e (Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light). In the embedded Google Map below you can see…

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Oct 9, 2014

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong Rooftopping at Night

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong Rooftopping at Night

Photograph by Vadim Makhorov / On The Roofs Rooftopping duo Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov (On The Roofs) made the most of their recent trip to Hong Kong. Not only did they take a heap of incredible images that show what Hong Kong looks like from the roofs of buildings, but they managed to…

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Oct 7, 2014

Picture of the Day: Cloud City Chicago

Picture of the Day: Cloud City Chicago

Photograph by Brandon (@sharpmagunda on Instagram) In this fantastic capture by @sharpmagunda on Instagram, we see Chicago from high above with skyscrapers soaring above the clouds. Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States after New York and Los Angeles. This is just another reason to always get the window seat…

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Oct 1, 2014

The Sifter’s Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

The Sifter’s Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (see last year’s top 100 here). We’re now in the home stretch of 2014 with only three months left! I can’t wait to see what treasures…

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Sep 30, 2014

18 Conversation Pits Worth Talking About

18 Conversation Pits Worth Talking About

A conversation pit is an architectural features that incorporates built-in seating into a depressed section of flooring within a larger room. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘sunken living room’ and was a popular design style from the 1950s to 1970s across Europe and North America. [source] Modernist architects Eero Saarinen and Alexander…

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