Architecture

October 17, 2017

This Virtual Library Card Grants Free Access to 2,000+ Architecture Books

Many of us remember a time when getting your first library card was a rite of passage. Stepping into the library, filling out some details, and getting your card stamped for the first time signaled entry into the world of learning. Now, as time marches on, brick and mortar libraries are giving way to virtual collections, where borrowers can download and read texts online or via e-readers. So what do these changes call for?

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October 5, 2017

Gigantic Treetop Walkway Offers Spiraling Elevated Path Through Preserved Forest

Architecture firm EFFEKT designed a magnificent, spiraling walkway called Camp Adventure Treetop Experience. It’s currently being constructed in Gisselfeld Klosters Skove preserved forest—one hour south of Copenhagen. The award-winning design comprises an epic 2,000-foot-long, curved wooden ramp that rises from the forest floor up to the observation deck, spiraling upwards to an impressive height of 150 feet. From the top, the structure provides a stunning, panoramic view of the entire forest.

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September 29, 2017

Historic Belgian Post Office Is Transformed into a Chic Boutique Hotel

Located in the heart of Ghent, Belgium, a new hotel has transformed a historic post office into luxury accommodations. 1898 The Post, part of the Zannier hotel group, is a new 38-room hotel that pays homage to the building's past, while giving off a warm, modern vibe. The Post Office was designed with neo-Renaissance touches by architect Louis Cloquet in 1898. Located in the heart of Ghent, complete with a magnificent 177-foot (54-meter)

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September 19, 2017

Architects Transform Grain Silos into Africa’s Largest Art Museum

At 100,000 square feet, the Zeitz MOCAA is set to be the largest museum to open on the African continent in more than a hundred years. This landmark museum, which will exhibit contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora, is more than deserving of a grand architectural monument to house the collection. By hollowing out a historic grain silo, British architect Thomas Heatherwick has created a piece of architecture worthy of the museum.

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