Strange Architecture – Atomium, Brussels Belgium

The Atomium building was created for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. The overall design replicated a single unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Lifts and escalators give access to the five bubbled areas where there is exhibits and public spaces for enjoyment. The top sphere provides a great panoramic view of Brussels. The story of the Atomium is,...

High Museum of Art by Richard Meier, Atlanta

Architect: Richard Meier Date / Location: 1983 Atlanta Georgia Form: The building is situated with a focal point directing towards the corner of two streets. Being 2 miles from downtown Atlanta, the building’s size is in accordance to the surrounding shorter buildings. The exterior includes a long ramp that extends to the street. The color is white; a signature style for Richard...

Salvador Dalí’s Amazing Surreal Furniture Design

These unique furniture items were designed by Salvador Dali. You probably will recognize him by his most famous artwork The Persistence of Memory. // // Facts on Salvador Dali Lived: 1904 -1989 Born in: Figueras, Spain Birthday and astrological sign: May 11, 1904, Taurus Died: January 23, 1989, Age 86. Artists Edvard Munch and Pierre Bonnard also died on this day in 1944 and 1947 respectively. Quote: The first man...

Free Collection of Graphic Patterns

geometric pattern pattern design zentangle pattern stencil pattern pattern sewing pattern and prints pattern art pattern wallpaper quilt pattern embroidery pattern free pattern dress pattern crochet pattern floral pattern vintage pattern

The History and Architecture of the Flatiron Building (New York)

What Makes the Flatiron Building so Cool to This Day When built over 100 years ago the Flatiron building in New York was famous not for it's height but for its unique architecture, structure-wise. Ever since 1902 photographers and media in general depict the Flatiron Building as an iconic building of New York because there is no other building like...

Modern Shelter for Eating and Lounging

Martin Solem the Norwegian designer created this shelter with the idea of simplicity in mind. He wanted to create a place inside a place were city dwellers can feel private while enjoying the company of others. The polygon shape is very efficient. The furniture is made from wood and steel that can with stand harsh Norwegian climates. This piece of furniture has two functions. The middle section...

The Sims 3 Houses – Exploring the Suburban Lifestyle with the Sims

I know that the Sims 3 came out a few years ago already but the game is still super fun and I personally like building houses in this version.   FAMILY SUBURBAN HOUSE SIMS 3 This is the family house. Two master bedrooms, perfect for a family that includes grandparents. This huge house has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. A large attic...

Styles of Kitchens, Renovating a Kitchen yourself DIY

Over the last 20 years kitchen have become a central socializing area within the house. Kitchen designs have flourished since then. Kitchens are becoming more efficient and in many cases also larger. Its not always about having a large kitchen, its more about how the space is actually used and how appealing it is. Kitchens make cooking a lot...

Futuristic Architecture of the Lloyds of London Building

Intro to the Vision of the Architect - Why Cover Up? The Lloyds Building located in London is also referred to the "inside out building" because of its mechanical-like architecture. From an outside perspective, the way that humans tend to cover up what makes something work, such as the gears or mechanical substances, is quit bizarre. A lot of times...

Richard Buckminster Fuller’s Architecture Influence

Buckminster Fuller is a historically famous architecture, scientist and inventor that is known for making 28 patents, authoring 28 books and he received 47 honorary degrees. His designs are revolutionary and still very present within today's architectural landscape. He is most famously known for his geodesic dome. The design consists of triangles that all interlock to spread the stress equally...

Sydney Opera House Architecture

The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was opened on October 20th 1973 an exists to be a great architectural achievement today. The architecture of the building has a modern style with large concrete shells. The design was completed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon. The architect was young at the time, but understood how to...

The World’s Largest Aquarium in Berlin

Have you ever asked yourself, what is the world’s largest aquarium? If so, then you are in the right place! The Aquadom was constructed in 2004 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin-Mitte. This complex also includes offices and a restaurant. The aquarium actually contains a glass elevator in the center of it. With over 1,000,000 liters of water and...

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Architecture

Gardens by the bay is a centrally located park in Singapore, Singapore that takes up 101 hectares. The park is part of the governments plan to change the city into a city within a garden instead of a city with gardens. The park has been extremely successful, enough to limit the events to three per week. The entire budget for this...

The Water Tower in Leudelange Luxembourg

Architect: SchemelWirtz Location: rue de la Poudrerie in the industrial area of Leudelange Construction time: June 2005 to May 2008 Materials used: light concrete for the structure, curtain wall type for the cladding with filling in translucent glass fiber panels It seems as though Luxembourg is advancing in their public building's architecture. I think that the US should consider their creative designs. What do you think? I never see...

Ryugyong Hotel Building North Korea Took 20 Years?

The Ryugyong Hotel located in North Korea was designed in 1987 yet looks modern to this day. The fact that it essentially took 20 years to complete this building shocks me. After the Soviet Union collapsed, so did the North Korean economy, therefore the construction for the Ryugyong Hotel halted in 1992. After many years without windows, construction resumed in...

China builds sky high Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
Travelers and tourists will soon be able to walk across the world’s longest and highest glass bottom bridge. The bridge spans two cliffs in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park located in China’s Hunan Province. It is 430 meters long and six meters wide hovering over a 300 meter drop. The bridge hangs above the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and once completed will...

A Change in Our City’s Infrastructure After Boston Marathon Bombing

// // In a city with garbage cans, mail boxes, dumpsters and parked cars, it is practically impossible to prevent such a catastrophic event such as the one that took place on Monday April 15th 2013. Reports were made that the two bombs deployed in the Boston marathon were placed in garbage cans. Many dense cities have already considered alternatives...

Stalin’s Seven Sisters in Moscow

Stalin's Seven Sisters building is a nickname given to the building in Moscow Russia. The building is a prime example of Stalinist Architecture. The building was constructed in the prime of Stalin's power from 1947-1953. The building is also nicknamed the "Wedding Cake" because of it's tiered architecture. The architecture under Stalin's power was unique in that it typically...

Architecture Occupation – Outlook for the Future

// // Personal Experience so Far: I recently visited Illinois Institute of Technology's architecture department, and was quite impressed. I enjoy the close proximity to the city of Chicago, and the high energy campus feel. The campus also had many modern buildings. Overall IIT is defiantly staying on my list of colleges. The entire architecture building was practically filled with students studying architecture. I was...

Enter The Mall of America

Enter the city within a city. The Mall of America is a symbol the vitality of business. Hosting over 4 miles of total store front footage, the MOA is a testament to revolutionizing the shopping experience.  Since the doors opened on August 11, 1992, the MOA has become one of the most sought tourist destinations in the nation. But it did...

Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (Prettiest Mall in the World)

Breif Description The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is Las Vegas' most recognized retail, dining and entertainment getaway, featuring more than 160 boutiques and shops as well as 13 dining places and specialty food shops. The Forum Shops have held on to their placement as the most thriving shopping venue in the country through continual progress. The most recent extension added...

John Mayer’s House in New York

A Cool Pad for a Cool Guy John Mayer does not slack off when it comes to music making. That is for sure because he has had many hits over the past decade on the radio. John has also dated many Hollywood celebrities and is a pretty big deal in the music business now. John Mayer's house shows that he has...

Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) Rebuilt in Dresden Germany

The Frauenkirche was originally built in 1743 and designed by Dresden's city architect George Bähr. It was placed on the outskirts of town and was surrounded by a graveyard. The church entails Baroque architecture with dramatic curves and bold complex details. The most distinct feature of the church is the 96 meter tall dome, resembling a lot of Roman style architecture. Wikipedia stated...

An Analytical Look into The Marina Towers In Chicago

  NAME: MARINA CITY BUILT IN: 1964 LOCATION: CHICAGO (RIVER NORTH) ARCHITECT: BERTRAND GOLDBERG As seen above, the floor plans all are organized to radiate around the central shaft-core. The balcony space proportionally large in comparison to the rest of the condos. The cyan lines indicate a unique organizational method as a result of the circular plan. The condos come in studio, one bedroom...