Libraries are considered to be very solitary places and the best way to escape from pretty much everything. It’s with this idea that French photographer Thibaut Poirier made the series “Palaces of Self-Discovery”. He traveled across Europe and took pictures of some of the finest libraries he could find, both classical and modern.
Huge factories, countless mines, sewing factories and assembly lines – all of these are not the only things the modern China is known for. There are also fascinating architectural projects that look as if they’ve been built by aliens. Like, seriously, look at those photos!
While there’s a lot of amazing non-tall buildings out there, we’re taking the phallic route. Since bigger is always better, even in architecture, let’s take a look at 9 of the most brilliantly designed skyscrapers – either existing or planned.
Remember those weird, downright horrible stock photos that are very often turned into memes? Well, Adobe just released a clothing line with nothing but those pictures. Because why the hell not.
With cities getting overcrowded with pricey accommodations that aren’t getting any cheaper, wouldn’t you like to have a little dream home of you own? Here are 15 tiny houses that look amazing. Check’em out!
If you’re a big interior buff, prepare to be amazed and get (at least) a few unusual coffee table ideas for your living room. Surely, your guests will love your extravagant sense of style. Let’s go!
Mario Botta’s Mountain Church is now known worldwide and is a must-visit for those traveling in the Maggia Valley. Small but impossibly beautiful, it only seats about 15 people, but again proves that you can find unbelievably cool things in the most unexpected places! Don’t forget to add it to your must-visit list if you going to be visiting Switzerland.
“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind,” Antoine de Saint-Exupery once famously declared. This maxim from the author of a tender, poetic and humanist tale about the Little Prince perfectly describes Okuda San Miguel’s panoramic mural he created in an abandoned Moroccan church. Titled “11 Mirages to Freedom,” it explores the meaning of being free in a playful yet stunning manner.
The legendary Hanging Garden of Babylon has been recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the idea of constructing a building that incorporates lush greenery into its design has always excited architects since then. This is why it comes as no surprise that Switzerland – a country celebrated for its design traditions – is planning to build an over-100-meter-tall residential tower that would demonstrate the symbiosis of architecture and nature. Its façade will feature about 100 cedar trees, 6,000 shrubs, and 18,000 plants on projecting terraces.
We all hate the rain, right? When the nasty, wet weather hits your clean sneakers, all that mess around and gloomy days – yuk!
But here’s a thing, South Korean designers want to paint streets with incredible pictures. The Monsoon Project is created to bright-out Seoul’s rainy season, which can last several weeks. All these street art paintings are invisible until it gets wet.
The idea of living peacefully in nature while having a hi-tech roof over your head doesn’t seem like a sci-fi dream anymore. From now on, down-shifters and nature-lovers must be on cloud nine thanks to a solution that makes it possible to live in reasonable comfort both in Alaska and on the wild beach. An egg-shaped sensation designed by a Slovakian studio called Nice Architects marries compactness and energy efficiency, and offers literally off-the-grid and off-the-pipe dwelling in any location that lacks cozy or cheap accommodations.
When you first see a shipping container, you’re probably not going to be impressed. You probably also won’t think that it looks like a decent home. It won’t make you want to pack your stuff, take your family and move into one immediately. However, if you give it some thought and google it a bit,…
People all over the world are craving more adventure in their lives. This is why thrill-based structures – both natural and handmade – lure more and more tourists. However, if you feel terrified when exposed to heights, a mere picture of a new Chinese engineering marvel will make you queasy! Indeed, the world’s longest glass-bottom…