Architecture

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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May 9, 2022

French Artist Creates Ethereal Cardboard Bridges Suspended by Balloons

For over 20 years, French artist Olivier Grossetête has been creating what he calls Participative Monumental Constructions. Made with the assistance of local communities, these ephemeral pieces of architecture are erected using only cardboard boxes and tape. Grossetête works without the assistance of machinery, using only the help of local participants to bring these fantasy pieces to life.

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