Category: ARCHITECTURE

Nov 22, 2012

China Builds Highway Around House That Refuses to Move

China Builds Highway Around House That Refuses to Move

Photograph by China Daily (via National Post) In the city of Wenling, located in China’s eastern province of Zheijang, a highway has been built around a residential building that refuses to relocate. Luo Baogen, unsatisfied with the relocation compensation offered by the government decided to remain in the half-demolished building with his wife. According…

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Nov 22, 2012

The 8 Level Rooftop Park in Osaka, Japan

The 8 Level Rooftop Park in Osaka, Japan

When Osaka’s baseball stadium closed its doors, it opened the door to a prime redevelopment opportunity in a new commercial district adjacent to Namba Train Station, the first stop from Kansai Airport. Given the location, owner Nankai Electric Railway asked Jon Jerde to create a gateway that would redefine Osaka’s identity. Jerde conceived Namba…

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Nov 19, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Umbracle in Valencia, Spain

Picture of the Day: The Umbracle in Valencia, Spain

THE UMBRACLE IN VALENCIA, SPAIN Photograph by David Iliff L’Umbracle, part of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences) complex in Valencia, Spain, is a landscaped walk with plant species indigenous to Valencia (such as rockrose, lentisca, romero, lavender, honeysuckle, bougainvillea, palm tree). The Umbracle is…

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Nov 15, 2012

Red Bull Amsterdam’s ‘Shipping Yard’ Office [25 pics]

Red Bull Amsterdam’s ‘Shipping Yard’ Office [25 pics]

Selected over two other firms, Sid Lee Architecture was hired to create Red Bull Amsterdam’s new headquarters. Red Bull wanted a headquarters that would capture the ‘true spirit’ of the brand. The chosen location was a former shipping yard (complete with a docked submarine) in the North side of Amsterdam’s port area. Duality is…

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Nov 14, 2012

Picture of the Day: Vintage New York, 1935

Picture of the Day: Vintage New York, 1935

VINTAGE NEW YORK, 1935 Photograph by Berenice Abbott In this historic gem we see the Manhattan skyline from the Fulton Street Dock (which I believe is Pier 17 or close nearby). The photograph was taken by Bernice Abbot on November 26, 1935. This is one of the hundreds of black and white…

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Nov 8, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Cabin That Floats

Picture of the Day: A Cabin That Floats

A CABIN THAT FLOATS Photograph by Marcus Peabody Spotted in Perry Creek, by the island of Vinalhaven in Maine, USA, is this amazing custom-built floating cabin. This is definitely the coolest ‘small space’ I’ve seen since the school bus conversion posted a couple weeks back. The photograph was taken by Marcus Peabody…

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Oct 29, 2012

Picture of the Day: Purple Haze over Edinburgh Castle

Picture of the Day: Purple Haze over Edinburgh Castle

PURPLE HAZE OVER EDINBURGH CASTLE Photograph by Scott Hutcheson (SMHutch Photography on Flickr) In this amazing shot by Scott Hutcheson, we see a hazy purple twilight over Edinburgh Castle. In the picture comments on Flickr Scott says the purple colour was completely natural. Edinburgh Castle is a fortress which dominates the…

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