In 1899, when famous arctic explorer Robert Peary reached Ellesmere Island, in Canada, he found the ruins of a hut erected by a previous arctic expedition in the island’s northeastern shore. The hut was a three-room building built with long, wooden boards, and covered with tar paper, but such type of construction was notoriously difficult to keep warm during the freezing polar winters. Peary found the building utterly unfit for habitation, and so he had the building torn down and rebuilt several smaller quarters in its place. For the next thirty years, Peary’s huts—named Fort Conger—played an important role in several high arctic expeditions.
The original Fort Conger was built in 1881 by explorers of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition led by Lt. Adolphus Greely of the Fifth United States Cavalry. The crew was dropped on the island by the ship Proteus on August 11, 1881, with ample food and fuel to survive and explore comfortably for a year or so.
Saturday, Jan 13th 2018 (12:51pm)
Denmark’s new prison has a grocery store, workshops, and lots of glass. It looks more like a college campus–and that’s the whole point.
Denmark’s recidivism rate is about 27%, about half of the United States’ rate, which ranges between 49% and 80% depending on the type of crime committed.
If you’re a bit of an exhibitionist, flattered by the occasional voyeur, and happy to be the center of attention -- or simply want to indulge in James Bond-like fantasies of secret, underwater lairs -- then we know where you'll be checking in on your next vacay, Aquaman.
Saturday, Nov 4th 2017 (12:00am)
The Stackhouse is a steel structure with slots for shipping container-homes. Homebuyers can pick their container and rent a slot in the Stackhouse.
The modular concept is very nice because much like a mobile home, the housing can be portable.
This is somewhat of an extension of a story posted less than two weeks ago.
Tuesday, Oct 31st 2017 (12:01am)
So what if this thing was once an overseas shipping container? Dirt cheap and fully furnished, you're good to go if you have a plot of earth and utility hookups.
Tuesday, Oct 17th 2017 (12:00am)
There are plenty of images of this building on the Web, however be forewarned... it's not really a building. It was actually part of a marketing campaign for a company that makes fingerprint software and panels.
Friday, Oct 6th 2017 (12:00am)
We’re reaching a point in architectural history where the structures being built look like they could have come straight out of the concept artwork for a science fiction movie, or a video game set on another planet. Some look like flying saucers, others look like blobby aliens that landed on the roof of a traditional European building, but all of these museum designs – the real ones, and the ones that will remain concepts – have a strikingly futuristic feel.
Saturday, Aug 19th 2017 (2:49am)
Check out the key projects that the top 10 entries of Construction Week's 2017 Power 100 are currently working on
Scroll through the pics of projects underway.
Friday, Jul 21st 2017 (12:00am)
Most people would name Finland and Sweden as world-leading countries for modernist architecture and design in general, but the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have developed quite a top-tier roster of impressive buildings as well.
Monday, Jul 17th 2017 (12:00am)
Between 1874 and 1900, Manhattan went from zero skyscrapers to over 250. The Skyscraper Museum’s online interactive for their current exhibition Ten & Taller: 1874-1900 visualizes this 19th-century boom through a map, timeline, and photographic grid.
Thursday, Jul 6th 2017 (4:13am)
Not content to have merely a place to change into his cozzy and stash his beach toys, Colin Furze knocks together a wee cabana with a little something extra. To see how he did it, check out the build video.
Some people see faces in everything—in clouds, in the arrangement of faucets on a sink, on a power socket, and on the facade of a building. But the enormous face on this 32-story apartment building at the Carlton end of Swanston Street, in Melbourne, is not an illusion. The face has actually been sculpted on to the building's southern and eastern facades by the creative use of negative spaces formed by white balconies against black windows.
Friday, Jun 9th 2017 (4:29pm)
A historic building in London’s Covent Garden, violently slashed through the middle, floats mysteriously in the air with no apparent support underneath the entirely dislocated upper half. A terraced house in Margate has its entire redbrick front slipped away from its frame and lies slumped in its own front garden. A red Vauxhall Corsa hangs upside down with the tarmac peeled back from the pavement and curled over. Welcome to the magical world of Alex Chinneck, a British artist known for his large-scale, mind-bending architectural illusions.
See more directly at the artist's site.
Thursday, May 11th 2017 (12:00am)
Equihen Plage, on the coast of northern France by the English Channel, is a small seaside village with a population of about 3,000. Up until the beginning of the 20th century, Equihen Plage was a fishing village with a dry harbor—the kind where fishing boats were launched into the sea by sliding them on logs. Today, the village is famous for its many inverted boat houses—locally known as “quilles en l'air”—that serve as unique holiday accommodation for travellers.
Wednesday, Apr 19th 2017 (12:01am)
These photos of ice-engulfed lighthouses are sure to send shivers down your spine. Formed under very specific circumstances, these pasty kraken emerge annually on the shoreline of Lake Michigan each winter. Their alluring formations are enough to entice the hot-weather-loving photographer, Tom Gill, to photograph their sculptural encasings every year.
Friday, Mar 17th 2017 (12:00am)
At first glance, the structure reminds you of one of the MC Escher drawings or prints. But it really exists. Click and arrow-key to navigate your way through this gallery and resources on the building.
Thursday, Mar 16th 2017 (12:00am)
The first house printed using mobile 3D printing technology has been built in Stupino town, Moscow region. The Apis Cor and PIK companies have successfully completed the project which was announced in December 2016.
Monday, Mar 6th 2017 (12:00am)
If you go to Rockport someday, in Massachusetts, the United States, take some time to drive down Pigeon Hill Street and look out for a sign that says "Paper House". Park your car near the sidewalk and go visit this unique, one story red house that looks like an ordinary log cabin, but is actually made of paper.
France is most well-known for its obvious and iconic tourist attractions: the Eiffel Tower, the Alps, the glamorous riviera. But beyond all the grandeur and gloss, some of the country's most magical and breathtaking places are those that are abandoned, derelict, even falling apart. Intrepid urban explorers set out, cameras in hand, to photograph them, and we curated some of their most stunning shots here to take you on this, a gloriously haunting but ever-so-beautiful tour of abandoned France.
Monday, Jan 9th 2017 (12:00am)
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