This Building Uses Emoji Cast In Concrete As Modern Gargoyles

Emoji are going to be some of the most recognizable icons of the 21st century, says architect Changiz Tehrani, which is why he decided to cast 22 of them in concrete and use them as decoration for a building in the Dutch city of Amersfoort.

More info: Attika (h/t: theverge)

“In classical architecture they used heads of the king or whatever, and they put that on the façade,” Tehrani told The Verge. “So we were thinking, what can we use as an ornament so when you look at this building in 10 or 20 years you can say ‘hey this is from that year!’” The answer was obvious: emoji.




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This Chinese Farmer Built A Two-Storey Space Shuttle Replica On The Roof Of His House

This is the space shuttle replica that a 60-something Chinese farmer built on the roof of his home in the Guangdong province. Obviously, all the neighbors are jealous. And can you blame them? Who doesn’t want a spaceship replica on top of their house?

More info: Xinhua (h/t: geekologie, messynessychic, kotaku)

As you can see in these photos, the statue, which is covered in tiles, certainly makes the house stand out in a truly awesome way.

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Architects Create Concept Prison Ship That Can Hold 3,300 Tax-Avoiders In Game Of Thrones-Style ‘Sky Cells’

A giant jail ship with thousands of pods similar to the ‘sky cells’ that kept Tyrion Lannister prisoner in Game of Thrones has been designed by architects. Designers have drawn up plans for a giant boat that could hold 3,300 prisoners in its paper sails. They say the ship is designed to be a prison for the tax-avoiders named and shamed in the Panama Papers.

h/t: dailymail

Last year, 11 million financial documents dubbed the Panama Papers were leaked from a Panamanian law firm. The leaked papers show how the world’s rich and powerful use offshore tax havens to hide their wealth.

Now designers have released concept artwork for the ‘Panama Papers Jail’ (PPJ). Architects said the ship’s open-air prison cells would be made from paper and make up the boat’s giant sails.




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These Bright Yellow Stairs Have Open Fronts For Extra Storage

When Andrew Maynard of Austin Maynard Architects was designing his own home in Melbourne, Australia, he decided to create a staircase that would provide additional storage, as well as be bright and colorful.

More info: Austin Maynard Architects (h/t: contemporist)

After finding some brightly colored taps and asking his Instagram followers which color to go with, yellow was the chosen color, and was used throughout the space, with the floor, kitchen faucet, dining chairs, lighting and the stairs all being the same color.

The stairs, not only are they bright yellow, but the front of the stairs are open, providing additional storage space for the home, and by designing open fronts instead of drawers, the home owners are easily able to see what is stored away.

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Breathtaking Stained-Glass Cabin Looks Ripped From A Fairytale

A miniature house made from glass shows off expert construction and dazzling motifs seemingly ripped from Alice In Wonderland. Covered with stained glass, the house sits on a stretch of luscious green land in Mohawk, New Jersey.

More info: Instagram (h/t: creators)

Neile Cooper, a long-time stained-glass artist and jeweler, considers the Glass Cabin her most ambitious work to date. The sharp right angles of the house juxtapose with the swiveling oversized leaves and the curving wingspan of butterflies, accentuating the fantasy house.

“It is made almost entirely of reclaimed materials,” Cooper shares with Creators. “Rafter beams from some fallen trees, lumber from a neighbor’s storm-damaged porch, and many, many old window frames.”


















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The International Church Of Cannabis Has Arrived In Denver

For more than a century, it blended in, until bright colors bled from the walls and windows of a 113-year-old church in Denver. Now, the building near Wash Park is home to the Church of Cannabis, according to 9News. On 4/20, the International Church of Cannabis will open its doors at 400 S. Logan Street. Elevation Ministries, a Colorado non-profit religious organization, now calls the church home.

More info: Indiegogo h/t: 9News

Their church will not sell marijuana or accessories, but it will give people a space to come together and use cannabis. Leaders will also bring in guest speakers, artists, comedians and musicians, and show documentary films.

The mural on the outside of the church was painted by artist Kenny Scharf. Inside the church, Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel painted bright-colored designs onto the ceiling of the chapel.

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Artist Joshua Smith Creates Detailed And Miniaturized Buildings

Immensely detailed, phenomenally imagined and compellingly designed sculptures of urban buildings by artist Joshua Smith. Most of the pieces are inspired by the famed Kowloon City and feature posters, trash, leaves and everything else down to the last detail.

More info: Joshua Smith (h/t: supersonicart)

“My goal is to fool the viewer” says Joshua. “If I photograph it in sunlight, I want them to think its real.”















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These Beautiful Photos Of Subway Stations Will Transport You From Your Daily Commute

T-Centralen, Stockholm, Sewden

“Honestly, I’m just really obsessed with looking at photos of metros,” says Montreal-based photographer Chris Forsyth. The photography student at Montreal’s Dawson College has been documenting the unique interiors of the Canadian city’s 68 transit stations, which date to the 1960s, for nearly two years.

Mre info: Chris Forsyth, Instagram (h/t: atlasobscura)

Prague, Czech Republic

His work, he says, focuses on accentuating the design he finds most people could appreciate if they realized it were there.

“[I’m] just trying to bring out that overlooked beauty in the architecture that I find people tend to miss when they’re on their daily commute.”

Bahnhof Berlin Messe Nord/ICC

Forsyth recently took his Montreal Metro Project on the road, to European cities—Berlin, Munich, and Stockholm—to explore the hidden architectural splendor of their transit systems.

Sherbrooke (Montreal Metro)

Métro Fabre

Jarry station’s ceiling is an icon of Montreal’s metro.

Champ-de-Mars (Montreal Metro)

Sherbrooke (Montreal Metro)

Sherbrooke (Montreal Metro)

Metro De L’eglise

U-Bahn Station Fröttmaning

Marienplatz

Solna Centrum Tunnelbanestasjon

Acadie (Montreal Metro)

Square-Victoria-OACI

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10 Colorized Historical Photos Of Famous Landmarks Under Construction

THE HOOVER DAM, UNITED STATES c. 1935


BUREAU OF RECLAMATION. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome has colorized an incredible series of 130 historical monochrome photos, which were meticulously selected by Retronaut website founder Wolfgang Wild. The collaborative project is entitled, The Paper Time Machine, and the two have launched a crowdfunding campaign to have the project published.

More info: The Paper Time Machine, Dynamichrome, Retronaut (h/t: twistedsifter)

THE EIFFEL TOWER, PARIS JULY 1888


ROGER VIOLLET/GETTY. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

THE TAJ MAHAL, INDIA c. 1942

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, UNITED STATES c. 1934

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / CHAS. M. HILLER. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

NELSON’S COLUMN, LONDON APRIL 1844


SSPL/GETTY IMAGES. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

TOWER BRIDGE, LONDON c. 1889


ENGLISH HERITAGE/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

THE STATUE OF LIBERTY WORKSHOP, PARIS 1882


ENGLISH HERITAGE/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

STONEHENGE, ENGLAND c. 1920

ENGLISH HERITAGE/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

MOUNT RUSHMORE, UNITED STATES MAY 31, 1932

LIBARY OF CONGRESS. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

THE SACRE-COEUR, PARIS 1880s


KEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-KEYSTONE VIA GETTY IMAGES. COLOR RECONSTRUCTION BY DYNAMICHROME

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Chinese Company Builds A Bamboo Treehouse Without Nails Or Screws

A Beijing-based architecture firm named Penda has designed a treehouse made from bamboo that doesn’t use any of those things. This design instead requires ropes and rods of bamboo, and nothing more. It was such an impressive and revolutionary concept that it won second place at the 2016 A’Design Awards in the architecture design category. Even if it hadn’t won, it’s certainly impressive!

More info: Penda (h/t: thisismarvelous)

Attempting to be environmentally friendly, the treehouse would use recycled bamboo from the area. The individual rods are then arranged to form the joints. Eight rods form what the team calls a “knot,” which would be used to create interlaced walls.

The floors are made in the way you would expect, with bamboo rods being lashed together to form a continuous and flat layer for walking on. The whole design is modular, meaning extensions could be brought in from off-site and added to the structure. This is how the treehouse could form.






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