Archived Articles: buildings

Blocked Out: 10 Closed & Abandoned Hat-Making Factories

The golden age of hats – what George Costanza called a “bald paradise” - has long passed and along with it, so have hundreds of huge hat-making factories.

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Schematic of Structures: 90 Buildings, Prehistory to Present

This stunning blueprint-inspired poster takes you on a visual tour of 90 celebrated structures around the world, highlighting architectural achievements ...

What If? Apocalyptic Art Explores Ends of Industrial Worlds

What if we filled the world with nothing but cars, or skyscrapers, or if we simply started building an industrialized mountain (like a modern-day Tower of ...

Hyperphotos: Architectural Hybrids Remix Built Environments

There is something almost mystical (or mythical) about these photographic collages, at once apparently realistic in content and seemingly impossible in ...

Architectural Apocalypse: Famous Museums Seen After the Fall

Like that iconic scene in the original Planet of the Apes film, these artists have displaced great works of architecture in time and space to see what each ...

10 in 1 Day: Chinese Homes 3D-Printed from Scraps Materials

Using recycled construction waste and rapid prototyping processes, a Chinese company is showing off how 3D printing technologies can be applied to building at ...

Cinematic Structures: Illustrating Famous Film Architecture

Some cinematic experiences are defined by their built environments, be it the minimalist architectural plan outlines of Dogville or the lavish Mid-Century ...

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Calling Home: 9 Towering Smartphone-Shaped Buildings

Does your high-rise apartment or office tower look like a mobile phone? These ones do, and you can bet smartphone users inside them get REALLY good reception.

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Aren’t We Nautical: 10 Swell Ship-Shaped Buildings

From the fish out of water department: Landlubbers leery of getting their feet wet can live vicariously by visiting these 10 swell ship-shaped buildings.

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Strung Along: Twine Guides Visitors Through Abandonments

Acting as a minimalist and silent tour guide, lengths of black yarn were carefully suspended to direct guests along a route through the broken walls of a ...

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