New Amazon Warehouse Facility in Tijuana Slum


Omar Martinez

Amazon will open a $21 million state-of-the-art warehouse in Tijuana, Mexico, that abuts a housing settlement made of cardboard, tarp, and wood scraps.

“Reminds me of when I went to India for business. I was put up in a very nice new hotel with lots of amenities, not different than what your see in the US or Europe, but looking outside the window it was surrounded by shacks like this. I asked someone at work about the area and they said the region didn’t have much in the way of zoning laws so there was nothing standing in the way of a hotel being built next to a shanty town with no electricity,” a one Redditor writes.

h/t: reddit, vice


Omar Martinez


Omar Martinez


Omar Martinez


Omar Martinez

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/new-amazon-warehouse-facility-in-tijuana-slum/

The 3D Digital Minimalist Architectural Artworks by Dani Miras

Dani Miras aka Sr Formica is an industrial designer, with a love for the furniture and other home objects that surround us. He believes that apart from their purpose they also transmit a sort of beautyness and emotion.

He likes to capture their hedonist character. That’s why most of his designs have that cool wave 80’s vibe, but mostly with a vintage touch from the 50’s to 70’s .

Design has many constraints, that’s why he does illustrations and photography for fun, not only as a tool, but also to express himself, and join art and design with freedom.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/the-3d-digital-minimalist-architectural-artworks-by-dani-miras/

How You Live In Russia When You Supervise Local Road Police

We were never invited to this house because its owner, Head of Road Police in the Stavropol region of Russia, probably didn’t wish the public to see how he lives. But just recently he has been detained on suspicion of corruption and crime of professional misconduct. Now the photos of his house are widely covered by the Russian media.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/how-you-live-in-russia-when-you-supervise-local-road-police/

This UFO Spaceship McDonald’s Used to Exist in Alconbury, England in the 1990s

For many kids, getting a McDonald’s on a long drive would be the ultimate treat. And if you grew up in or around Cambridgeshire in the 1990s, you’ll probably remember getting a Happy Meal at the spaceship McDonald’s just off the A1 at Alconbury, near Huntingdon.

h/t: vintag.es

Originally built in 1990 as a Megatron, the restaurant was going to be the first of many in the chain. But the plans never happened, and instead the building became a McDonald’s in 1993.


The UFO Maccies sadly closed in 2000 due to soaring maintenance costs. It then remained empty for a number of years before it was demolished in 2008.


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/this-ufo-spaceship-mcdonalds-used-to-exist-in-alconbury-england-in-the-1990s/

A Non-Standard Architectural Solution: This Cubic Window Is Like a Passage to A Parallel World

How cool does this corner window installation look?! Sure it’s impractical and was probably a structural nightmare for the engineer, but look! It’s a cubic window!

Now when a bird poops on it or there’s a freak hailstorm maybe they’ll regret the decision but for now, in this totally Instagramable form, it looks pretty awesome. Fingers crossed the seams are sealed and leak proof!

Corner window cube!

h/t: twistedsifter, reddit




SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/a-non-standard-architectural-solution-this-cubic-window-is-like-a-passage-to-a-parallel-world/

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Brutalism – an architectural style of the XX century that separated from modernism. Architects who work in this style are soft on brutal forms and getting much concrete.

There is an opinion that brutalism appeared in the USSR, but it’s wrong. It came from Great Britain and caught on in many countries. But the Soviet Union cherished this style more than others, because it was cheap, functional and monumental. And at the same time – “ethnically faceless” and therefore international!

The most interesting fact that the attitude to brutalism in Russia and post-Soviet countries is controversial. Some believe it to be a manifestation of hardiness, others treat it as a symbol of totalitarian power. MAXIM has collected examples of Soviet brutalism in architecture to show the audience what beauty can be made from dull and grey concrete.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/impressive-examples-of-soviet-brutalism-in-architecture/

50 Times Architects Made Buildings That Look Cool But Were Uncomfortable To Live In Or Use

Cat Shaped Kindergarten, Germany

If you ever feel like some architects live in their own fantasy land, you’re not the only one. The buildings that they create can range from majestic all the way to magical, and they’re sure to catch your eye with their flying buttresses, stoic columns, angelic balconies, and fearsome facades. However, you can sometimes get the idea that some of these artistic innovators haven’t fully thought some things through—like the fact that people actually have to live and work in the buildings they design.

More: Reddit h/t: boredpanda

600 Year Old Clock Located In Prague Is The World’s Oldest Astrological Clock Still In Operation!

We’ve got some dreamy and confusing buildings to show you today, so take out your opera glasses, grab yourself some popcorn, and let’s go take a tour through the crème de la crème of the ‘Bizarre Buildings’ subreddit. Check out some of the coolest-looking buildings that people might have a hard time living in.

The Evolution Of This Building Can Be Seen In It’s Masonry

The r/bizarrebuildings community celebrated its 5th birthday just a few short months ago, in March, and it’s going strong. Currently, the subreddit has over 131k members and we can see that number rising in the future.

Unique Housing In Netherlands

Be sure to give the community a visit if you enjoyed the photos in this list. Pop in for a quick ‘hello, how are you?’ or consider posting a weird-looking yet totally awesome building, too.

“If it’s a bizarre building, it belongs here. No, not pictures of buildings having a Christmas bizarre [look]. We want unique, one-of-a-kind buildings!” the ‘Bizarre Buildings’ moderators shared what their online group is all about.

Pavilion Of The Enlightened, Thailand

You heard it here, folks—your regular holiday-decoration-bizarre just won’t cut it. You’ve got to go for bizarre bizarre. Crank the weirdness all the way up to eleven so even Alice thinks she’s still in Wonderland. Just remember that when you innovate, you also have the ability to do the climate some good, too!

The National Carpet Museum In Baku, Azerbaijan

Giant 16th-Century ‘Colossus’ Sculpture In Florence, Italy Has Entire Rooms Hidden Inside

Living Like A Caveman With Modern Amenities

This Building In Guizhou, China

The Department Of Fisheries In Hyderabad, India

The Interlace – Singapore

When Your Growing Family Needs An Upgrade But You Love That Cozy Cottage

Turtle Building

The Sheep Building (Tirau, Waikato, New Zealand)

Japanese Moka Train Station In A Shape Of A Locomotive

An Original 1930’s Shell Gas Station

This Is The Proposed Crescent Moon Tower For Dubai

This Is What Happens When The Owner Of One Half Of A Townhouse Refuses To Sell

Container House In The Desert

This One-Of-A-Kind Pixelated Facade On The Mahanakhon Tower In Bangkok, Thailand

Kazakhstan’s Tower Of The Sun By Fundamental Architects

Abandoned Potato Sorting Station In Ukraine

Treehouse Restaurant (Demolished), Okinawa

Inverted Pyramid House In Spain

Tianzi Hotel, China

When You’re An Architect Whose Brother-In-Law Owns A Struggling Window Store

The Stockholm Telephone Tower With Approximately 5,500 Telephone Lines, 1890

Walden 7 In Barcelona, Spain

There’s A Huge Open Market In The Netherlands With Apartments Inside

An Awesome Building In Chile

This Tiny House

Saemoonan Church In Seoul, Korea

When You Have The Money But Not The Land (Batié, Cameroon)

“Local Man In Altus, Ok Arrested After Firing A Trebuchet At A Group Of Girl Scouts. His Wife Was Quoted As Saying ‘I Wish I Hadn’t Given In To Him Begging For That Damn Castle Turret When We Had The House Built, He’s Been Mentally Stuck In The Middle Ages Since 1981’”

A Rare Sighting Of Two Buildings In The Wild Having Intercourse

Bizarre Chicken

Shenzhen International Airport Looks Like A Giant Airplane

Sou Fujimoto’s “Arbre Blanc” Tower In Montpellier, France

Apartment In Katayama, Japan

Seafood Restaurant? An Institute For Marine Biology? Or A Headquarters For Crab People Hiding In Plain Sight?!

University Of Technology Sydney (Uts)’s Business School Building

Store Front In Kyoto

Austria

Spiral House, Ramat Gan

“My Apartment Is Right Off The Highway”

The Largest Hotel In The World, With A Staggering 10,000 Rooms Is Currently Under Construction In Saudi Arabia

The Peachoid, A 135 Feet (41 M) Tall Water Tower In Gaffney, South Carolina

The Frame In Dubai- Elevator Up, Walk Across A Glass Floor, Elevator Down

The New Louis Vuitton Store In Tokyo

Plot #1282, A Residential Building In Beirut Designed By Bernard Khoury

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/50-times-architects-made-buildings-that-look-cool-but-were-uncomfortable-to-live-in-or-use/

People On This Group Are Sharing Examples Of ‘Urban Hell’ That Look Like A Dystopian Movie But Are Sadly Real

The Annual Monsoon Ritual Of Mumbai’s Ocean Giving Back What Has Been Dumped In It

Not every building is as beautiful as the Palace of Versailles. Or blends into its surroundings as well as the Macallan Distillery. On the contrary, there are many structures across the world looking like outcasts that will fall apart during the next storm.

In some places, they aren’t isolated examples, either — even an entire neighborhood can be an abomination. And you can find them on r/UrbanHell.

It’s a photography subreddit of “all the hideous places human beings built or inhabit.” The online community invites everyone who wants to explore the darker side of the cities, towns, and villages in our shared world and welcomes any photos which show either ugliness, or a problem in urban development. Rural and suburban nightmares are also allowed.

h/t: boredpanda

Hong Kong Street Life

About half of the global population already lives in cities, and by 2050, two-thirds of the world’s people are expected to live in urban areas. But as you can see from some of the photos in r/UrbanHell, in cities, two of the most pressing problems facing the world today also come together: poverty and environmental degradation.

New Delhi – During Lockdown vs. Now

Bad urban development isn’t just ugly aesthetics. It’s also poor air and water quality, insufficient water availability, waste-disposal problems, and high energy consumption, all of which are exacerbated by the increasing population density and demands of urban environments. Strong city planning is essential in managing these and other difficulties as the world’s urban areas grow.

Hong Kong

Some of the biggest problems caused by urbanization are:

– Intensive urban growth can lead to greater poverty, with local governments unable to provide services for all people;
– Concentrated energy use. It leads to greater air pollution with a significant impact on human health;
– Automobile exhaust produces elevated lead levels in urban air;
– Large volumes of uncollected waste create multiple health hazards;
– Urban development can magnify the risk of environmental hazards such as flash flooding;
– Pollution and physical barriers to root growth promote loss of urban tree cover;
– Animal populations are inhibited by toxic substances, vehicles, and the loss of habitat and food sources.

Beirut Port

Solutions might include:

– Combat poverty by promoting economic development and job creation;
– Involve local community in local government;
– Reduce air pollution by upgrading energy use and alternative transport systems;
– Create private-public partnerships to provide services such as waste disposal and housing;
– Plant trees and incorporate the care of city green spaces as a key element in urban planning.
– Ultimately, cities can bring us obstacles and opportunities as well as freedom and captivity, and it’s up to us to get the most out of them.

Uae Nad Al Sheba III Neighborhood

It’s Baffling How Fast It Changes

Mumbai, India

People Offering Prayers At River Yamuna, India, Which Is Frothing From Industrial Waste

Hotel In Łodz, Poland

An Interesting Perspective I’ve Stumbled Upon In Macau A Year Ago

Petare, Venezuela

Before And After A Desert Is Turned Into A Soulless Suburb Of A Desert. Jk, Its A Single Photo Of Arizona

Not A Very Romantic Scene

Naples, Italy

People Living Next To A Helicoidal Street In Chongqing

Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong. Comparison Of 1964 – 2016

Electrical Wiring And Water Pipes In A Brazilian Favela

Johannesburg, South Africa

Literally, Just Thanksgiving Traffic In LA

Private Houses On The Roof Of An Eight-Story Mall In Zhūzhōu, China

Cairo, Egypt

Downtown Seattle, In The Heart Of The Retail District

Progressive Insurance’s Call Center

Hyderabad, India

All Residents Of Whittier, Alaska Live Inside One Building

Ghost City In China, Made To Be A Replica Of Paris – Tianducheng

Manila, Philippines

One More Lane Will Fix It

Somewhere In Brazil In The 90’s

Baghdad Between Then And Now!

Billionnaire Vijay Mallya’s Mansion Atop A Skyscraper In Bangalore, India

The Capital Of California

Dubai, The Hollow City Of Artificiality

Chongqing, China

Mirny In Siberia, Russia

Ah, Good Old Car Culture…

Block 23, New Belgrade, Serbia

16-Lane Highway Built Through The Downtown Where A Market Square Used To Be In Moscow, Russia

Nobody:
Southwest Us Developers:

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/people-on-this-group-are-sharing-examples-of-urban-hell-that-look-like-a-dystopian-movie-but-are-sadly-real/

Charing and Relaxing At SPACE IN PAUSE With Veliz Architecto

Veliz Architecto created a future architecture “SPACE IN PAUSE” for Service Station.

Can you imagine a Tesla charging station in the middle of the sea? When we can travel by air vehicles, everything will be at our fingertips, the most distant places will be closer and closer, so I imagine a future Architecture with rest spaces between intermediate points and that work to supply the vehicles with any energy to continue the journey where people can eat and enjoy the landscape in order to take time to relax. This concept is based on future analysis.

More: Instagram, Facebook h/t: visualatelier8




SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/charing-and-relaxing-at-space-in-pause-with-veliz-architecto/

Mirrored Ceiling Makes Bookstore Look Like an Infinite Library


Feng Shao

Dujiangyan Zhongshuge, a bookstore in Dujiangyan, China, relies on strategically placed mirrors and gleaming black tile floor to create a stunning illusion that makes the place look like an infinite bookworm’s paradise.

The roughly 10,500-square-foot bookshop was designed by Li Xiang, founder of Shanghai-based architecture studio X+Living, and inaugurated in the Fall of 2020. Using clever elements like spiraling staircases, curved archways and strategically-placed mirrors, the designers of this unique bookstore were able to create a downright stunning illusion of infinity. One need only look at photos of Dujiangyan Zhongshuge’s interior to experience the otherworldliness of the place.

More: Instagram h/t: odditycentral, archdaily


Feng Shao


Feng Shao


Feng Shao


Feng Shao


Feng Shao


Feng Shao


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Feng Shao


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Feng Shao


Feng Shao

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/mirrored-ceiling-makes-bookstore-look-like-an-infinite-library/