‘Vertical Forest’ in Chinese Residential Complex Becomes Mosquito-Infested Jungle

The Qiyi City Forest Garden residential complex in Chengdu, China, was supposed to be a green paradise for its residents, but two years on, the vertical forest concept has turned into a nightmare. h/t: odditycentral Back in 2018, the idea of living among dozens of exotic plants proved very exciting for the people of Chengdu, one of China’s most polluted cities, and by April of 2020 all 826 units...

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Freddy Mamani’s New Andean Architecture Adds Colour to Bolivian City

Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani is aiming to imbue culture, colour and personality into the “monochrome” city of El Alto, through buildings based on ancient local architecture and craft. The architect has strived to slowly transform El Alto with his colourful architecture, as seen in these photographs. h/t: dezeen, pinupmagazine The photographs that have been circulating of his ‘cholets’ — a...

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Home Office from The Future Past: Maurice-Claude Vidili’s Sphère D’isolation, Model No. S2

This iconic and multifunctional piece emblematic of futuristic 1970s design presents with a solid white shell within which two benches and a shelving unit are incorporated. When seen in person, the lighting system presents with a slightly cooler, whiter light than pictured in the catalogue photography. The painted steel surfaces present with surface and textural irregularities throughout which are...

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These Black and White Architecture Photos by Alessio Forlano Show the Unseen Perfection of Buildings We Pass on the Daily

Alessio Forlano is the man behind these black and white architecture photos. What makes his work unique is the fact he photographs buildings that look normal for the naked eye. More: Alessio Forlano, Instagram, Facebook h/t: theawesomedaily He does this by showing people from all around the world his unbelievable black and white architecture photos. There are a lot of photographs out there that...

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A Businessman Built a Real ‘Hogwarts’ School in The Russian City of Yekaterinburg

Russian businessman Andrey Simanovsky presented the facade design of School No. 106 in Yekaterinburg, which he has been repairing for six years. Simanovsky is a graduate of this school, and his father, as E1.ru writes, participated in the construction of the building, which was completed in 1958. During the summer vacation in 2020, Simanovsky repaired the classrooms, installed a cast gate and...

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This Underwater Observatory in Lake Zug in Switzerland Looks Like a Real Life ‘Truman Show’ Door

On the shore of Switzerland’s Lake Zug lies a door.. that takes you down a flight of stairs.. to an underwater observatory where you (apparently) can’t see much. More: Imgur, Reddit h/t: twistedsifter However, if you look at the doorway straight on, it’s eerily reminiscent of the ‘door to the real world’ from the film, The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank.

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Amazing Then-and-Now Photos Show How London Has Changed From Between the 1920s and 2010s

Charlwood Street The 1920s in Britain, also known as the ‘Roaring Twenties’, was a decade of contrasts. The First World War had ended in victory, peace had returned and with it, prosperity. For the ‘Bright Young Things’ from the aristocracy and wealthier classes, life had never been better. Nightclubs, jazz clubs and cocktail bars flourished in the cities. The hedonistic lifestyle portrayed in...

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Latin American Architecture Firm Gómez Platero Has Unveiled a Design for A Circular Monument in Uruguay to Remember Coronavirus Victims

The proposed World Memorial to the Pandemic is a large sculpture designed to be installed on water off the coast of Uruguay. Designed by Gómez Platero, it is intended to offer visitors a sensorial experience and safe place to reflect and remember victims of Covid-19. If built, it will be the first large-scale memorial to do so, according to the studio. More: Gómez Platero h/t: dezeen “Architecture...

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17th Century Italian Wine Windows, Which Were Used During the Plague, Are Open Again Due to The Coronavirus Pandemic

Small wine windows, or buchette del vino as they’re known in Italian, were used in Florence during the Italian Plague so palaces could sell off surplus wine without touching the lower classes. Hundreds of years later, innovative Florentines have reopened wine windows to dispense everything from coffee to cocktails in a COVID-friendly way. h/t: vintag.es According to Florence’s Wine Window...

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The New Apple Store In Thailand Looks Like A Vortex Of Wood

Tech giant Apple has unveiled ‘Apple Central World’, their newest location in Bangkok, Thailand. More: Foster + Partners h/t: contemporist Designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners, the store has a cylindrical glass facade which is housed under a cantilevered Tree Canopy roof. An eye-catching sculptural timber core is made from 1,800 pieces of oak that can be seen from any direction...

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