Archived Articles: Architecture

Saving Face: ‘Ghost Facade’ Preservation Worse Than Demolition?

London is filled with grafted facades, nearly two-dimensional artifacts held in place while updated buildings are constructed behind them; many seem ...

Architectural Cultures Condensed: Vernacular Dwelling Collages

Can you distill the architecture of a particular city down to an image of just a single building? Not effectively – unless you’re Sweden-based artist ...

Masterpiece Mashup: Genre-Crossing Digital Art Compositions

Diverse artistic disciplines from graphic design to architecture come together, crossing boundaries and merging eras, to bring the likes of Marina Abramovic ...

Brutalist Wonders or Blunders? Architecture by Marcel Breuer

A master of Modernism whose architectural legacy includes a range of monumental concrete structures around the world, Marcel Breuer remains divisive among ...

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Buildings in Bottles: Crafty Test-Tube Architectural Models

A tiny twist on miniature architecture turns simply-crafted models into hovering micro-habitats, suspended in test tubes like the science experiment of some ...

Scarchitecture: Aerial Photos Reveal Vanished ‘Ghost Streets’

When thoroughfares are subtracted from city grids, subsequent urban infill is shaped by the voids of these former roadways, streetcar or rail paths, standing ...

Taboo Town: Architecture Designed to Make You Uncomfortable

Grab a cocktail inside an oversized rectum and then take in the unsettling sight of a sculptural red building graphically referencing humankind’s dominion ...

Urban Ant Farm: Colony Encouraged to Hack City of Glass & Sand

In this Urban Ant City installation, hundreds of Spanish ants were set loose in a scale model of Rotterdam, allowed to navigate the existing street and carve ...

Ugly Architecture: 15 of the World’s Most Hideous Buildings

Some buildings are so ugly, the only thing that could possibly improve them is a wrecking ball. It’s even worse when the structures are high-profile and ...

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Space Architecture: Astronomers Sight Alien ‘Megastructures’

Scientists and alien life seekers alike are all looking to solve the mystery of a distant star, activity around which, according to astronomers ...

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