Archived Articles: Architecture

Love it or hate it, work is what we do during the day most of the days of the week, but it sure is nicer working in something like one of these stunning offices, stores, hotels, restaurants and bars from around the world. From cozy artist alcoves to lofty open offices, here are some of the most amazing places you could hope to get the job done.

Rad Rides: Nuclear Power Plant Turned into Amusement Park

The iconic central cooling tower has been turned into a swing ride and climbing wall, but the re-purposed complex as a whole features over a dozen attractions ...

Mountain-Shaped Residences with Walkable Green Rooftops

Beyond any inherent beauty or formal references to surrounding mountains, there is a more profound proposition in this series of structures about the way we ...

No Más: 15 Closed, Abandoned & Vacant Taco Bells

Don't make a run for the border, most of Taco Bell's 6,500 fast food restaurants are in the USA... not counting those that have been abandoned.

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Modular Retrofit: Bamboo Micro-Homes in Deserted Factories

A pragmatic twist on visionary plug-and-play architecture, this project combines a cheap and fast-growing material with existing (abandoned) infrastructure to ...

Camera-Shaped Cafe Offers Picture-Perfect Cups of Coffee

A giant two-story camera rises from the grass beside an ordinary suburban home in the hills of South Korea. The Dreamy Camera Cafe is housed in a re-creation ...

Spite Houses: 12 Structures Built Just to Annoy People

These houses, apartment buildings and commercial structures weren’t built as they are because the owners really loved the view or particularly wanted a ...

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City vs. Suburb: Walking One Mile in Streets or Culs-de-sac

A tale of two neighborhoods, these graphics (and their hybrid) stunningly illustrate how much further you can get on foot when you take a walk through an ...

Cool Million: Famous 420 Square Foot SoHo Condo for Sale

A multifunctional masterpiece built with crowd-sourced design ideas and a small-space vision by the founder of TreeHugger, this New York City apartment is now ...

The Way We Wore: 12 Clothesed & Abandoned Dry Cleaners

Martinize THIS! Factors such as cost, convenience and the creeping casualness of modern life have condemned countless dry cleaners to in-solvent-cy.

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Tree-Inspired Tower: Condo Balconies Unfurl Like Leaves

An iconic new mixed-use development in the heart of Montpellier in southern France, L’Arbre Blanc (The White Tree) grew out of a design concept tied to the ...

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