Archived Articles: Architecture

Dynamic Architecture: 13 Buildings with Moving Parts

Entire Italian villas spin in circles on wheels, solar-powered shades follow the sun, rooms zoom up into the air on telescopic stilts and windowless facades ...

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Get Booked: ‘A Burglar’s Guide to the City’ by Geoff Manaugh

Take a break and enter the world of urban villains, who see and seek out hidden opportunities in built environments, forever on the lookout for architectural ...

Fractal Architecture: 14 Intricate Ceilings of Historic Iran

Sharing his findings via Instagram, an architectural photographer in Iran has begun documenting schools, mosques and cultural centers around the country, with ...

Nesting Architecture: Folding Models of Eastern Bloc Buildings

This series of recycled cardboard models references both the functional styles of postwar Soviet architecture as well as the Russian tradition of handcrafted ...

Secrets Beneath Cities: Sculptures Inspired by Nintendo Games

“The underworld is more fun,” says Luke O’Sullivan, the artist who painstakingly crafts stunning cityscape sculptures with intricate subterranean ...

Laser Precision: 3D Site Scan Enables Architectural Intervention

Incredibly accurate laser-scanning technology, precise down to a hundredth of a millimeter, has helped British architects not only plan a new structure but ...

Outside The Blocks: 12 Coldly Abandoned Ice Factories

Ice ain't all it's cracked up to be and neither are these obsolete & abandoned factories that once made it, as these 12 examples coldly show.

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First “Drawn in Place” Architecture Made with a 3D-Printing Pen

A group of students from the University of Tokyo have created the world’s first work of 3D pen-drawn architecture, extruding thermoplastic filament to ...

Takeout Shakeout: 10 Abandoned Chinese Food Restaurants

What's on the menu at these abandoned chinese restaurants? Stereotypical architecture and signs displaying near-racist “oriental” fonts, for starters.

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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 ...

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