Alfabeto Pittorico: An Alphabet Book Of Fictional Architecture By Antonio Basoli

Antonio Basoli was an Italian artist that lived between the 18th and the 19th century working mostly in Bologna. Among other things, he created these beautiful architectural alphabet engravings called Alfabeto Pittorico. I wish there was a place called Alphabet City where all these buildings were real. These are works of pure fabulism — Basoli, a painter and designer from Bologna...

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“A Cathedral That Defined A City”: 20 Rare Photographs Of Notre Dame From The 19th Century

When the architects of Cathedral of Notre-Dame set to work some 850 years ago, their goals were nothing if not ambitious. The church’s sanctuary, they decreed, must be taller than any built before. The nave would rise 108 feet, and the two 223-feet-tall towers would cast a far-reaching shadow over the roofs of Paris. The 12th century had just entered its second half, and to achieve new heights...

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Inside The Crumbling Luxury Mansions Left Abandoned On London’s Billionaires’ Row

SWNS Haunting footage shows the decaying ruins of the multi-million pound mega-mansions left abandoned on Billionaires’ Row. The ultra-exclusive road, officially named The Bishops Avenue in Hampstead, North London is a 66-house street boasting some of the most valuable properties in Britain. More: Youtube h/t: sun Abandoned World Explorer Urban explorers ventured into some of its gigantic...

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Belgian Guy Documents Ugly Houses He Sees And They’re So Bad, It’s Hilarious

Thanks to blogger Hannes Coudenys and, of course, the architects themselves, Belgium has become notorious for its quirky buildings. In 2012, Coudenys decided to begin documenting the peculiarities of Belgian architecture on an Instagram account called ‘Ugly Belgian Houses,’ and it has drawn the attention of architecture enthusiasts from all over the world. But really...

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Bizarre House Hangs Perilously Over a Cliff’s Edge in Australia

A five storey modular home clings to the side of a cliff in this conceptual design by Modscape. Entitled the Cliff House, the modular design is a theoretical response to clients who have approached Modscape to explore design options for building modular homes in Australia on extreme parcels of coastal land. More: Modscape Concept h/t: inhabitat Inspired by the way barnacles cling to the hull of a...

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Summer House Designed With A Pool On Its Roof Can Be As Open Or As Closed As The Homeowner Desires

Many of us dream about a summer house by the sea; a place where we can while away the long, sun-kissed days in comfort while reestablishing a much-needed connection with nature. Anti Reality, an imaginative page which blurs the lines between art and architecture, has visualized a perfect concept of just such a place. “The 85-square-meter large building is set in a rocky seaside area with direct...

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“The Novgorod Spaceship”: The Brutal Beauty Of Dostoevsky’s Drama Theatre

Egor Rogalev Like an abandoned alien spaceship, the building of Dostoevsky’s Drama Theatre stands on the bank of Volkhov River, only a kilometer away from the walls of famous Novgorod Kremlin in Russia. An Architecture freak, unloved and uncared for, it sails high above the comforting provinciality of Novgorod the Great. Erected during the final years of Soviet Rule...

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Architects Have Collaborated To Realize The Transformational Design Of McDonald’s HQ In Chicago

Garrett Rowland Part corporate headquarters, part cultural center, school and history museum, the new McDonald’s office illustrates the power of place to bring people together in a common purpose. Studio O+A, IA Interior Architects and Gensler have collaborated to realize the transformational design of McDonald’s headquarters located in Chicago, Illinois. McDonald’s envisioned a new central...

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Grasshopper’s Dream, A Cafe With Two Giant Grasshoppers At The Train Station In South Korea

lifeoutsideoftexas Here’s a Grasshopper’s Dream, a cafe at the Gujeol-ri train station near Jeongseon, South Korea. Housed in a train, the cafe is the shape of a grasshopper. Also, there is another cafe in the shape of female grasshopper. minty_sky minty_sky fakharhyu dong2013 dong2013 dong2013 dong2013...

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Underwater Restaurant Has Been Completed In Norway And It Looks Out Of This World

The first, the largest and the most research-friendly. Under (previously) is the world’s largest underwater restaurant with a total seating capacity for 100 guests, it’s the first of its kind in Europe, and it also functions as a research center for marine life. The Snøhetta-designed dining experience started operating just yesterday but people are already adding it to their Norway destination...

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