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Cities & Structures

The most inspirational cities and their architecture from all around the world.

Light installation cheers subway stop

New Installation Lights Up Subway Station in NYC

Mass transit in New York City is famously dreary. The homeless and investment bankers are packed in any subway station, elderly women glare unsuccessfully at defiant young men, and there's always the loud tourist...
Discovery Walk Canada Sturgess Architecture

Canada’s Glacier Discovery Walk Goes Sky High

Acrophobes, beware - this is not fear-of-heights-friendly! Sturgess Architecture won first place in a Canada-based design competition that challenged architects to build a new tourist attraction. Their winning entry, Glacier Discovery Walk, is a transparent walkway...
Recycled Dutch coffee shop

Coffee Shop Built Out of Recycled Materials Opens in Amsterdam

A few weeks ago, we reported that international coffee Cyclops Starbucks was building new shops with re-purposed shipping containers. But the crafty Dutch have one-upped The Green Mermaid once again, and the world's first coffee shop...
Helium Balloon Bridge Installation at Tatton Park in the UK

Helium Balloon Bridge Installation at Tatton Park

The innovative bridge designs just keep on coming -- one that stands out is the proposed trampoline bridge over the Siene River. This particular one is actually a bridge installation, in which French installation...
Contemporary Police Headquarters Poznan mode:lina

Contemporary Police Headquarters in Poznań by mode:lina

mode:lina architects just recently completed a complete redesign of the police station headquarters in Poznan, Poland. They were given the task of not only making the entrance accessible for disabled users but to also...

Rolling City: Urban Planning Concept in Norway

What if every building in your hometown was totally movable and the entire city could be rearranged on a whim? Jägnefält Milton, a Swedish architecture firm, sought to make this concept a reality in the town...
7 coolest tiny homes hobbit house wales

7 Coolest Tiny Homes

The size of homes in the United States has been dramatically increasing in the last few decades. In the 1970s, the average house size was 1,400 square feet, and as of 2009, the average...
Tatzu Nishi Discovering Columbus New York

Tatzu Nishi’s Discovering Columbus Exhibit in NYC

If you've been hanging around Columbus Circle in New York City these past several days, you might have noticed something different: there's a gigantic box covering where the iconic statue of Christopher Columbus used...
LEGO 50th Anniversary

Sydney Goes Larger than Life for LEGO 50th Anniversary

If you’ve ever wished your toys could grow up with you, you should’ve visited Australia this summer. This year is the LEGO 50th Anniversary. We all remember LEGOs as the iconic tiny toy building blocks...
Apple Store Yerba Buena Center iPhone 5

Apple’s Colorful Yerba Buena Center Design Hints at Larger iPhone 5

Rumors are flying about the new iPhone 5, especially with anticipation that iPhone 5 sales alone will boost US GDP by $3.2 billion in the fourth quarter, or $12.8 billion at an annual rate....
National 9/11 Memorial Photos

Remember 9/11: Photos of the National 9/11 Memorial

Today is a somber day in New York and the USA. It is the 11th anniversary of September 11. It's strange to think that I was only in middle school at the time, and...
villa rotterdam home redevelopment by ooze architects

Villa Rotterdam: Home Redevelopment by OOZE Architects

Villa Rotterdam is a unique home redevelopment designed by OOZE Architects in 2010. Located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, this residential home is 2500 square meters if you include the land and water. What was...
Colorful French Elementary School by Palatre Leclere Architects

Colorful French Elementary School Renovation by Palatre & Leclere Architects

The City of Paris commissioned Palatre & Leclere Architects in 2011 for a major renovation project: this French elementary school. Well, more specifically, a kindergarten renovation. With a budget of €1,800,000 (about $2.25 million USD),...
Chobani Soho NYC Yogurt Bar

Chobani SoHo: Flagship Yogurt Bar in NYC

Late last week, my fellow blogging buddies, Nicole @Healthy Way to Cook, Talia @Bite Size Wellness, Mustafah @HauteTalk and I took a trip down to SoHo to see what all the fuss was about with...

Top 5 Coolest Buildings in London

With the 2012 Olympics taking place in London for a record third time, the city clearly has a boost in tourism and attention. London is home to many things; the Queen, fish and chips,...
most unique hotels in the world

Top 10 Coolest, Wackiest, Most Unique Hotels in the World

Below is our list of the 10 most unique hotels in the world. Ranging from locations in Idaho to Tunisia, these unusual hotels are sure to pique your interest! 1. La Montana Magica Lodge in Huilo...

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