Tag Archive: architecture

Norwegian architecture taken out of fairy tales

Borgund Stave Church It was built sometime between 1180 and 1250 AD with later additions and restorations. Its walls are formed by vertical wooden boards or staves. The four corner posts were connected… Continue reading

Hunting Lodge that blends in with the Norwegian Landscape

The Hunting Lodge designed by Snohetta is a miniature hunting cabin that is fully integrated into the natural landscape. The lodge is beautifully situated, alone beside a lake in the untouched mountain areas close… Continue reading

The Smog Free Tower : world’s largest air-purifier

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde worked with scientist Bob Ursem and European Nano Solutions to create the Smog Free Tower. After launching a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund what he describes as “the largest… Continue reading

Impressive Clifftop Towns

10 Amazing clifftop towns and villages with rich history, unique architecture and breathtaking views. Ronda, Spain Ronda is a town divided by a 100-meter deep canyon in the spanish province of Malaga. “El… Continue reading

National Building Museum turned into a massive ball pool

  The Beach is an interactive architectural installation designed by Snarkitecture for the National Building Museum in Washington DC. Taking cues from the familiar experience of a summer day at the beach, Snarkitecture… Continue reading

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