Architecture

April 6, 2017

Eye-Opening History of Round Homes and Why Curves Matter in Architecture

Who says you have to live in a rectangular house? In fact, a quick look at the history of architecture tells us that many indigenous cultures relied on circular dwellings. And lately, they are undergoing a resurgence with tiny home enthusiasts looking to maximize space or green homeowners seeking energy efficient options. What makes round architecture so appealing? “If people do not have angles then we should not live in boxes,” declared architect Charles Deaton.

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March 27, 2017

Black Mirrored Floor Makes Bookstore Entrance Look Like a Circular Tunnel of Books

Literature lovers, here’s another shop to add to your bookstore bucket list. Located in Zhen Yuan, China, Yangzhou Zhongshuge has an interior design that feels like something out of the movie Inception. The dizzying space contains a grand optical illusion that you only see once you’ve set foot inside. Its lobby is a cavernous tunnel that most notably features striking black mirrored flooring.

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