Category Archive: architecture

The Cliff House

1902 – Beach walkers near Cliff House – Image: CORBIS Perched on spectacular cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Cliff House was one of the crown jewels of San Francisco. The House has had… Continue reading

Icelandic turf houses

Photo: SaraYeomans Icelandic turf houses were the product of a difficult climate, offering superior insulation compared to buildings solely made of wood or stone. The common Icelandic turf house would have a large… Continue reading

“Walk-On” balcony connects two offices

Grassy suspended walkway connects two offices by Zalewski Architecture Group. The architects came up with the concept on a hot summer’s day when the building’s courtyard appeared particularly unappealing, and they felt in need of… Continue reading

Chittorgarh Fort in India

Chittorgarh is the largest fort complex in the state of Rajasthan, India. It rises from the plains like a huge rock island, nearly 6km long and surrounded on all sides by 150m cliffs.… Continue reading

Stone-shaped Wooden Cabin in the Swiss Alps

Swiss studio Bureau A  concealed a wooden cabin inside an artificial rock and transported it to a remote site in the Swiss Alps. The structure is named Antoine after the name of the main… Continue reading

The White Temple in Thailand

Image credits: Vivian Wan The original Wat Rong Khun or the White Temple by the end of the 20th century, was in a bad state of repair. Funds were not available for renovation. Chalermchai… Continue reading

Surreal Houses by Matthias Jung

German graphic designer Matthias Jung creates montages of imaginative houses, a mix of architectural elements, photography and landscape imagery. He calls his creations ‘architectural short poems that aim to visualize another perspective on… Continue reading

Miniature city made out of bricks by Matteo Mezzadri

Italian photographer Matteo Mezzadri starting from the basic element of construction, the brick, built an entire model city in his studio and then photographed the buildings in primarily static, symmetrical compositions. The project… Continue reading

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… Continue reading