Architecture

August 2, 2022

Spiral Staircase Springs Apart in Surreal Architectural Sculpture

British artist Alex Chinneck is known for his mind-bending architectural sculptures that effortlessly combine the elements of art, design, and architecture. Whether in the form of an unzipped building, a structure turned on its head, or walls sliding down and cracking open to reveal what’s hidden behind them, his inventive sculptures always manage to challenge our perception of the world around us. A feat that always seems to transform the mundane into something remarkable.

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July 5, 2022

Zaha Hadid Architects Designed a Cultural Center Inspired by the Curving Flow of a River

Inspired by the landscape of the Shaanxi province, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has won a competition to design the Jinghe New City Culture & Art Centre. Located in the growing science and technology hub north of Xi'ian, the building will host cultural and recreational facilities for residents. In winning the competition, ZHA has added to its growing portfolio of contemporary architecture in China.

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June 28, 2022

‘Star Wars’ Mansion With Millennium Falcon Home Movie Theater Is Up for Sale for $15 Million

Many film buffs dream of having their own home movie theater, but what about one modeled after your favorite movie series? A Disney and Star Wars superfan is selling their $15 million mansion based in the Carolwood neighborhood in Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort, in Florida. The seven-bedroom and nine-bathroom house is listed through Sotheby's International Realty and features an array of custom-built details.

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June 7, 2022

Exploring the Fantastic History of Gargoyles in Gothic Architecture

Fantastic and frightening, gargoyles have become one of the most distinctive features of Gothic architecture. Likely erected as a defense against demons, the stone statues are rooted in religion and steeped in superstition. While these looming figures can be found on the façades of most Medieval cathedrals, many of the protectors perched atop these buildings are not gargoyles at all—they're grotesques.

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