Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

‘Dr. Chau Chak wing building’ at University of Technology, Sydney, designed by Frank Gehry is contrived to look like it has been damaged, and yet still stands. Gehry is an architect whose crazy curves are his calling card. The intriguing asymmetrical facade and the building’s design is described by the university as symbolic of ‘innovative thinking…

Speicherstadt – the city of warehouses

Photo credit Speicherstadt (lit. city of warehouses) in Hamburg, Germany is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on oak logs along canals near the Elbe.  The district was built  from 1883 to 1927 as a free zone to transfer goods without paying customs. The warehouses were built with different support…

Aurland Viewing Bridge

Aurland Viewing Bridge above Aurland, a small town in Sogn og Fjordane, one of the larger fjords on the West Coast of Norway, offers fantastic view of the fjord scenery . Designed by Todd Saunders & Tommie Wilhelmsen from Saunders Architecture  the construction creates a distinct horizon to make the view even more dramatic. Nature first and architecture second…

Animal Architecture Photography

The vogelkop gardener bowerbird builds an impressive home to attract mates In Animal Architecture, a new book from Abrams, nature photographer Ingo Arndt explores marvels of nature with spectacular imagery, showcasing the complex and elegant structures that animals create both for shelter and for capturing prey. Arndt’s photographs display wonders such as the colourful mating arenas of bowerbirds…

Mirage House with Rooftop Pool

Athens studio Kois Associated Architects has come up with a stunning concept known as the Mirage House on Tinos Island, Greece. The residence is situated on a steep sloped rocky plot overlooking the Aegean Sea and offering wonderful and panoramic views of the landscape and seascape. The team decided to bury part of the building…

Nail Houses

Building in the middle of a  highway, Wenling, China (2012) before it was demolished “Nail houses” are homes that their owners refuse to leave them to make way for new constructions. Contractors must build around them in order to continue the construction. So  the buildings are left solitary like stubborn nails. But in most cases home owners…

Famous Artists Styles interpreted into Architectural Forms

Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina  created 27 “paintingsprojects” which represent 27 different artists. ARCHIST is a playful interpretation of the expressive language and aesthetic of some of the most popular artists. As Babina explains: Art and architecture are disciplines that speak and lightly touch each other, the definition and function of the architecture are changing constantly…