Category: ARCHITECTURE

Aug 27, 2013

Student Converts School Bus into Mobile Home and Drives Around Country

Student Converts School Bus into Mobile Home and Drives Around Country

For his final project, graduate architecture student Hank Butitta bought an old school bus on Craigslist for $3,000. 15 weeks and $6,000 of improvements later, Hank and his two friends were ready to embark on a 5,000 mile (8,046 km) journey across the United States. The 225 sq. ft mobile home features reclaimed gym…

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Aug 26, 2013

An Abandoned House Overtaken by Animals

An Abandoned House Overtaken by Animals

Located near photographer Kai Fagerström’s family summer home in Salo, Finland, is a handful of abandoned dwellings in the woods. After residents had passed away or relocated, a group of feral animals took over the space. In a story published for National Geographic entitled Once Upon a Home in 2012, Fagerström explains: “When I…

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Aug 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong at Night

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong at Night

HONG KONG AT NIGHT Photograph by SPRENG BEN Website | Flickr | Facebook | Tumblr Seen here is the breathtaking Hong Kong skyline at night. The photo was taken from a lookout point on Victoria Peak. Victoria Peak is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also…

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Aug 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Unreal Ceiling Fresco in Germany

Picture of the Day: Unreal Ceiling Fresco in Germany

UNREAL CEILING FRESCO IN GERMANY Photograph by Berthold Werner Painted on the nave of St. Paulinus’ Church in Trier, Germany, is this incredible fresco by Rococo artist Christoph Thomas Scheffler (1699-1756). The fresco portrays scenes from the life of St Paulinus and depictions of the martyrdom of the Theban Legion. A Baroque…

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Aug 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: Prague’s Dancing House

Picture of the Day: Prague’s Dancing House

PRAGUE’S DANCING HOUSE Photograph by Pedro Szekely The Dancing House or Fred and Ginger is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building in Prague, Czech Republic. It was designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with the renowned Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. The building was designed in 1992 and completed…

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Aug 9, 2013

Picture of the Day: Windmills in the Netherlands

Picture of the Day: Windmills in the Netherlands

WINDMILLS IN THE NETHERLANDS Photograph by Jose Antonio Lopez Bajo In this serene capture by Jose Antonio Lopez Bajo, we see the beautiful Dutch countryside complete with cyclist and windmills. The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country, with about 20% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level,…

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Aug 3, 2013

A ‘Green’ Oasis in the Heart of Singapore

A ‘Green’ Oasis in the Heart of Singapore

Completed earlier this year by architecture and design firm FARM, Wall House is an oasis in the heart of the concrete jungle. Located in the highly urbanized city-state of Singapore, the home is surrounded by lush greenery with trees throughout and multiple green roofs. The landscape design takes its inspiration from the philosophy of…

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