Stuff you didn't know about that big five sided structure that houses the DoD.
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Monday, Nov 7th 2016 (12:29am) | Thanks: Miss C
In central Arizona there exists an experimental town called Arcosanti. It's built on the principles of arcology, which combines architecture and ecology to envision a city that works in tandem with the Earth's resources. In this short documentary, The Atlantic goes inside this distinctive urban space to understand how Arcosanti plans to reconstruct how humans envision cities.
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Sunday, Oct 30th 2016 (1:16am)
Like paintings and sculptures, buildings can be beautiful works of art.

We asked architects to tell us the one building that's a game-changer for building design, inspired them to become architects, or that they simply find stunning.

Here are 19 of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to people who build them for a living.
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Monday, Oct 24th 2016 (12:01am) | Thanks: Presurfer
Sure, some of these we've seen before but it's a collection worth perusing.
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Friday, Oct 14th 2016 (4:40am)
Architect McBride Charles Ryan mixed his field of predilection with sculpture for his new project Klein Bottle House, that he built in Rye, Australia. The outlines of the building are extremely raw and give life to very geometric shapes. The rendering looks like a geometric sculpture that grew straight from the ground.
By: dave
Friday, Oct 7th 2016 (1:59pm) | Thanks: t0ast3d
The luxurious Hotel del Salto opened in 1928 to welcome wealthy travelers visiting the Tequendama Falls area, in Colombia. So where did it all go wrong? Unfortunately, due to non existent regulations of Colombian authorities, the Bogota river was allowed to become contaminated by industrial waste. The reputation of the area as a tourist destination was badly damaged as a result, and tourists quickly stopped visiting.
By: dave
Friday, Sep 23rd 2016 (11:47am) | Thanks: t0ast3d
Here's an oldie but goodie. In Dresden, a building makes music when the heavens open up.
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Monday, Sep 19th 2016 (12:00am)
The $12 million project, managed by Tishman Construction Corporation, came about in May 2014 when an ornamental plaster rosette fell 52 feet from the Reading Room's ceiling. To mark the occasion, the NYPL has shared an incredible collection of photographs documenting the restoration work and the Rose Main Reading Room with nearly all scaffolding removed.
By: dave
Monday, Sep 19th 2016 (12:00am) | Thanks: t0ast3d
The skyscraper: representative of spatial economy and a symbol of power. This building typology has a storied, turbulent and even contested past. Here, we bring you a selection some of the skyscrapers and high-rise buildings featured in our Arch Daily Classics section.
By: dave
Friday, Sep 16th 2016 (3:49am) | Thanks: blort
So-called "twisting towers" have popped up worldwide. A new study examines why - and where they'll go from here.
By: dave
Tuesday, Aug 30th 2016 (12:00am)
There's no shortage of creatives when it comes to building design. Here are some great examples.
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Thursday, Aug 25th 2016 (12:05am)
Ballymore developers have unveiled an amazing transparent "sky pool" suspended 10 storeys high between two apartment buildings in London
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Sunday, Aug 21st 2016 (12:39am)
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A combination of roadside attraction novelty and greater architectural freedom resulted in some very strange 20th-century buildings. Below are 23 examples of this novelty architecture. In almost all the cases, the owners wanted to use their buildings to proclaim what they were selling inside.
By: dave
Thursday, Jul 28th 2016 (2:47am) | Thanks: mefi
Designed by the architects Pero and Torres Armengol, with ceiling frescoes painted by Nazareno Orlandi and support columns sculpted by Troiano Troiani, the grand theatre first opened in May 1919 with a seating capacity of 1,050. In the late 1920s it was converted into a movie theatre and then retrofitted into a flagship bookstore in the year 2000.
By: dave
Thursday, Jul 21st 2016 (12:00am)
Abandoned wholly, or partially, buildings, structures, areas and generally places from around the world.
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Tuesday, Jul 19th 2016 (12:00am)
Here in Phoenix, we have Metrocenter - Arizona's largest mall when it was built in the early 70's, now it's the dirt mall and dying fast. Take this virtual tour and marvel at its increasingly abandoned majesty, with 22 nodes of 360-degree panoramic views, set to the theme from Dawn of the Dead. Glorious.
By: dave
Thursday, Jun 9th 2016 (12:00am)
The iron mines underneath Kiruna, Sweden are causing the city to sink. So the state-owned mining company is moving the city down the road.
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Tuesday, May 24th 2016 (12:02am)
This blog reports that there are over 6000 dead towns in Kansas. Scroll through the bunch and peruse the pics and stories.
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Monday, May 16th 2016 (12:00am)
For their Data Center Mural Project, Google has partnered with local artists to design and create unique and relevant murals to adorn the outer walls of their otherwise industrial-looking data centers.
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Saturday, May 14th 2016 (12:00am)
More fun with tiny homes. Be minimalistic.
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Thursday, Apr 14th 2016 (4:25am)
Plans are to be called the Floating Seahorse, they will start to build a complex of 42 homes later this year. Click through for artist concepts and mock ups because everyone fantasizes about their windows on the world to be an aquarium.
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Thursday, Apr 7th 2016 (12:00am)
Stained-glass artist Neile Cooper built a little cabin to showcase her craft, and it's a stunner.
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Tuesday, Mar 29th 2016 (12:00am) | Thanks: mefi
Tree in the House is designed by Almassov of A Masow Architects as an inverted treehouse, intended to provide an escape from the "sweltering concrete boxes" of city life. It features a completely glazed and cylindrical structure to give 360-degree-views of a forest setting.
By: dave
Thursday, Mar 24th 2016 (12:01am) | Thanks: blort
You would think that living in a subterranean home would be dark, dank, moldy, and musty. Not necessarily so. Soil may not be the greatest insulator but it does keep a very constant and comfortable temperature. Here are six beautiful takes on that theme.
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Monday, Feb 22nd 2016 (12:02am)

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