Architecture

September 21, 2018

Zaha Hadid’s Private Miami Home Sells for Over $5 Million

Legendary architect Zaha Hadid has forever left a mark on the world. While it’s easy to study her signature aesthetics via the public buildings she designed, have you ever wondered how she’d design her own home? While working on One Thousand Museum in Miami—her first and only residential project in the Western Hemisphere—Hadid lived in a residence on West South Beach.

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August 31, 2018

Iconic Modernist Buildings Reimagined Inside Idyllic Thomas Kinkade Paintings

Featuring angular lines, asymmetrical compositions, and sparse color, the Modernist architecture aesthetic is the complete opposite to the pretty pastoral worlds of a Thomas Kinkade painting. However, when architect and Twitter user @robyniko merged the two in Photoshop, it strangely worked! The artist’s “Modernism mashups” see iconic buildings—including the Eames House, Philip Johnson’s Glass House, and Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House—seamlessly placed in the middle of Kinkade’s idyllic scenes.

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August 27, 2018

Leewardists’ Webcomics Reveal the Differences Between Architects and Everyone Else

If you’re a designer, you might argue that you see the world differently compared to untrained eyes. And for architects, it’s impossible to go somewhere without noticing very specific design details about each of the buildings you come across. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone—webcomic collective Leewardists creates hilarious drawings that illustrate how an architect experiences everyday life.

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August 21, 2018

This Exquisite “Underground Cathedral” Has Been Carved Entirely Out of Salt

When you imagine places of worship, traditional structures like Gothic churches, colorful mosques, and dazzling Buddhist temples likely come to mind. If you've ever visited Wieliczka, Poland, however, you know that not all holy buildings follow this formula. In fact, some—like the the “underground cathedral” in the Wieliczka Salt Mine—aren't buildings at all! Nestled over 1,000 feet below the Polish town, this subterranean shrine dates back to the Middle Ages.

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