Architecture

April 18, 2021

5 Art Nouveau Buildings That Embody the Elegance of This Architectural Style

The whimsical Art Nouveau, like many international styles, can be found across almost all creative mediums: art, furniture, architecture, and more. Unlike some of these international styles, however, Art Nouveau sought to break down the barriers between these mediums to create a total work in one language. An Art Nouveau interior would have to be carefully considered and the architecture would be designed in conjunction with all paintings, sculpture, furniture, windows, textiles, and ornamentation.

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April 15, 2021

Homeowners Remove Old Floor and Discover Giant Hand-Painted Monopoly Board Underneath

From dated tiles to antique windows, many old houses have unusual features that tell their history. However, some of these characteristics remain hidden until the new residents decide to make some home improvements. Redditor Yamaha234 recently shared a now-viral photo of what his in-laws found after they ripped up old carpet in their home. They discovered a giant Monopoly board painted underneath. The room-sized Monopoly board is based on the classic U.S.

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April 8, 2021

Visit ‘Pollinator Park,’ a VR Experience Raising Awareness About Declining Biodiversity

Architect Vincent Callebaut’s latest project isn’t something you can currently visit in the real world. Pollinator Park is a virtual reality experience that warns people about declining biodiversity, specifically among pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds. It imagines more ecological architecture to address changes that need to be made if the rate of pollinator extinction continues on its current trajectory.

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April 4, 2021

5 Art Deco Buildings That Embody the Vintage Glamour of This Architectural Style

If this architectural style makes you think of The Great Gatsby or the roaring twenties, you have the right time period in mind. Art Deco was a popular but short-lived style that influenced graphic design, typeface design, art, fashion, furniture, and of course, architecture. Though it was not popular for long, Art Deco’s unique characteristics make these buildings easy to spot when compared to their contemporary neighbors.

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