Archived Articles: Architecture

Waking, sleeping, recreating, loving and living, we spend so much time at home it seems a shame not to make your place of residence both functional and radical - the dwelling designs featured here will shock, amaze, intrigue and inspire you to rethink your housing situation and improve the spaces you inhabit.

Coolest Pools: 15 Enviable Modern Swimming Spots

Daydream about escaping into an aquatic paradise of your very own in the form of a modern swimming pool that puts swimmers on display with a glass floor, ...

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Ramping Up: World’s First Multi-Story Skateboard Park in UK

Designed to provide 1,000 square meters of recreational space across four floors, this multistory structure bends and curves to accommodate bowls and ramps for ...

Smell Ya Later! 12 Abandoned Fish & Seafood Canneries

The advent of refrigerated ships radically changed the fish and seafood processing industry, leaving dozens of isolated and uneconomical canneries behind.

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Fresh Biocement: World’s First Self-Healing Concrete Building

One of the biggest challenges to building with concrete is the material’s propensity to crack both while it dries and in the years that follow, making ...

Flip for This: 12 Crazy and Creative Skate Ramps & Parks

Glide you way through a multi-story dedicated skate park, a glow-in-the-dark bowl, an old subway tunnel under London, a floating ramp on Lake Tahoe or even a ...

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Well, Done: 10 Abandoned Steakhouses Past Their Prime

These abandoned steakhouses once served up prime cuts of beef to steely-eyed dealmakers wielding steely knives. It's enough to drive a Mad Men man mad!

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Floating Island: Self-Sufficient Home Produces Food & Power

Powered by solar panels and sustained by a half-acre plot of farmland, these 12 connected buoyant platforms together form an autonomous off-the-grid dwelling ...

Seoul Sky Garden: Elevated Urban Park on an Abandoned Highway

Deemed unsafe and left to rot, a stretch of highway in a prime location beside a train station in Seoul, South Korea will soon get a new life as an elevated ...

Off the Block: 13 Out-There Apartment Designs in Japan

Japanese architects have come up with some of the world’s most extreme, clever and off-the-wall solutions for spatial challenges, manipulating the shapes and ...

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Mobile Village: Seattle Teens Build Micro-Homes for Homeless

Serving a nomadic homeless shanty town known as Nickelsville, the Impossible City project involves a group of a teenagers who are creating not just tiny houses ...

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