Architecture

April 12, 2018

Photographer Captures the Hypnotic Symmetry of Vienna’s Architecture

Architectural photographer Zsolt Hlinka has spent years capturing the symmetry of Budapest's buildings. Now, with his new series Viennametry, he's moved to the Austrian capital, giving new perspectives on the geometry of the city's architecture. Hlinka photographs the intriguing courtyards and inspiring spiral staircases that pepper Vienna. Like Budapest, Vienna is a forward-looking city with a rich history that is reflected in its architecture.

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April 2, 2018

Archeologist Spends Over 35 Years Building Enormous Scale Model of Ancient Rome

Tucked in the residential Roman neighborhood of EUR, a sprawling 1:250 scale model displays the glory of ancient Rome. Known as the Plastico di Roma Imperiale, the plaster model was commissioned by Mussolini in 1933 and depicts Rome in the 4th century AD at the time of Constantine I. It now sits in the Museum of Roman Civilization, a museum opened in the 1930s to demonstrate the history of ancient Rome.

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March 26, 2018

Animated GIFs ‘Reconstruct’ Famous Ancient Ruins Around the World

Incredible ancient wonders like The Parthenon in Athens and Egypt's Luxor Temple are reminders of the glories of past cultures. But often, it can be difficult to imagine how these architectural masterpieces looked in their heyday. Now, thanks to a collaboration with Expedia, NeoMam and This is Render take us from ruins to finished structures with a stunning—and educational—set of GIFs.

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March 5, 2018

These Drawings of Europe’s Most Beautiful Churches Are Tiny But Packed With Details

Based in Florence, architect Lorenzo Concas takes advantage of his incredible surroundings by executing incredible architectural drawings of the Italian Renaissance churches that surround him. For good measure, he also throws in familiar European sites like Paris' Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Westminster in London. Concas' architectural sketches are small in size, but rich in detail, each building depicted in grayscale.

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