In the case of Yugoslavia, there is just as much cause to interrogate our newfound interest, because the architecture expressed one of the great political experiments of the modern era.
"What do the rich do with all their money? Build horrific monstrosities with eight dishwashers and dismantle the public school system."
Build more walls!
Why homes with dark exteriors have gone mainstream
Whether they’re cottages, grand mansions, fortresses or churches, these historic sites offer us a glimpse into the early days of the regions. They help us to understand what brought early inhabitants to the state – and what their lives might have been like.
When it comes to shaping the city's skyline, cultural beliefs of feng shui have just as important a role as architectural principles.
If you build it, they will come. That was the logic behind American real estate magnate James V. Lafferty when he embarked on the most Edwardian PR stunt ever: to build a gigantic elephant.
Wiz invites Architectural Digest into his home and it takes about ten seconds before he offers them some weed.
Half buried in the sea, the monolithic form of the building breaks the surface of the water to land on the steep shore. More than an aquarium, the structure will become a part of its marine environment, coming to rest directly on the seabed five meters below the surface of the water.
How much can an alley add to U.S. city? Showplace projects like in Miami's Design District and Washington, D.C.'s waterfront development, the Wharf, are working to prove their potential.
Texture is a class thing. The more money you have, the more texture you get. The reverse is true of lighting and sound: the more money you have, the less of both of those you get. Walmart's textureless surfaces are intended to look as cheap as possible — but is there a way to fix that?
The Dubai of the 19th century, Baku has a long and rich architectural history thanks to its natural resources. Fortunes, including that of the Nobel's, were made here, and left part of the city with an architectural legacy that most closely resembles Vienna.
We're still waiting on our flying cars. But back in 1923, the magazine Science and Invention assured readers they were just around the corner. And to top it off, the buildings of tomorrow would be built to "solve" the traffic problem.
We just can't help but wonder what they'll do when the kids are teenagers and have a lot less interest in such close quarters.
Unfortunately, we're not sure science can explain how this puddle seems to turn an unassuming parking garage into a bridge to another dimension.
If you're out in a city, it rarely takes more than a minute before terrazzo — marble chips in concrete — shows up on a shop floor, on the stairs leading down to the subway or in an office building.
When the architect behind one town mentioned the Manhattan Project to his partner over lunch, he got a visit from the army–and a warning.
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If you want to live in a concrete 3D printed house, you should move to The Netherlands.
Replacing old houses with new ones can actually result in more carbon emissions than doing nothing.
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