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  • Chatsworth goes bling! Duke of Devonshire spends £33million revamping his famous home [tr]

    03/17/2018 5:44:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17, 2018 | Richard Kay
    Not since the Windsor Castle fire has there been a makeover of one of our national treasures on such a scale. Indeed, the restoration of Chatsworth House has cost only a few million pounds less than the £37 million lavished on the castle. However, the facelift of Chatsworth, in Derbyshire — where Keira Knightley’s heart as Miss Bennet first fluttered over the brooding Mr Darcy in the big-screen version of Pride And Prejudice — was prompted not by adversity but because its owner, the Duke of Devonshire, had no wifi. That became the trigger for the biggest, costliest and longest...
  • France Debates How to Pay for Saving Crumbling Cathedrals

    02/23/2018 6:22:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    Market Place ^ | 2/22/18 | John Laurenson
    Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral is in a dismal state of disrepair and needs $70 million for urgent renovations, according to Michel Picaud, head of Friends of Notre Dame de Paris. One possible solution for the famous church and other religious monuments is to ask patrons to pay an entrance fee, but so far the Church has been against that. Taking a tour of the decrepit parts of the cathedral (its construction began in the 1100s), is a long, breathtaking and dispiriting experience. Around the back of the cathedral, Picaud points to a collection of stones – including finely worked pinnacles...
  • The Most Beautiful Place of Worship in Every State

    02/11/2018 7:45:40 AM PST · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    Architecture Digest/ MSN ^ | January 25, 2018
    From coast to coast, places of worship span nearly every architectural style, whether it’s a futuristic church in rural Indiana designed by one of Finland’s greatest architects (Eero Saarinen) or the recently restored Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Unity Temple in suburban Chicago. Mormon temples’ spires soar into the skyline and some Jewish temples are shapely in style, whether it’s a modern box or in perfect pitch with Feng Shui’s curvy chi. And no matter how many decades it’s been since their construction, a tiny steeple in the woods will never slip out of vogue.
  • The Swiss army house: Tiny building has furniture folded into its walls that swing out

    01/30/2018 3:55:43 PM PST · by mairdie · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 January 2018 | Phoebe Southworth
    This tiny house has furniture folded inside its walls, mimicking the functionality of a Swiss Army Knife. The ninety-six-square-foot building, which cost just £35,000 to build, starts out consisting of a single white room with no decor in sight. But as the walls are unfolded its true functionality emerges. It has a bed that folds down and an ingenious kitchen area, complete with a hob, cupboard space and a table and chairs for entertaining guests. A bathroom, complete with a luxurious shower, can even be pulled out through a small gap in the wall.
  • The ultimate game lover's Airbnb boasts Scrabble and Monopoly themed rooms

    01/28/2018 1:38:14 PM PST · by mairdie · 17 replies
    Earning his fortune during the Internet boom of the 90s and early 2000s, Greenstein's home features 13 themed bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a 40,000 gallon pool along with a river hundreds of other amazing luxuries. Situated at the end of a dirt road near a cow pasture in rural Florida, visitors are first greeted with a Monopoly Man hanging from the roof and a giant UNO card fixed above a window. Through the front door, a life size chessboard and giant floor piano await new arrivals.
  • 4,000-year-old community where thousands of residents still live in underground houses

    01/24/2018 10:28:32 AM PST · by mairdie · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 January 2018 | Gabriel Samuels and Tracy You
    A new aerial video has provided a rare glimpse into a mysterious Chinese village where residents have lived in subterranean 'pit yards' for some four millennia. The series of underground dwellings in central China's Henan Province used to have nearly 10,000 homes. Right now, around 3,000 people still live there while the others have moved to modern homes, according to Chinese media.
  • Amazing Florida home where you can swim from the living room to the dining room

    01/18/2018 2:12:42 PM PST · by mairdie · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 January 2018 | Tariq Tahir
    This home hides an amazing secret - it has a lazy river running all the way through it. The three buildings at the impressive house are connected by a 90-foot stream. It means the owners can swim from the living room to the dining room and then float to the bedroom come nighttime.
  • Concrete tubes just over eight feet wide, with a bench that turns into a bed, could be your solution

    01/15/2018 4:19:51 PM PST · by mairdie · 105 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 January 2018 | Sara Malm
    A Hong Kong architect has invented what he believed to be the solution of overcrowded cities by turning concrete water pipes into tiny homes. The OPod Tube Housing system aims to re-purpose concrete tubes measuring just over eight feet in diameter, and turn them into 'micro-homes' with 100 square feet of living space. It is the brainchild of architect James Law of James Law Cybertecture who designed the build as a possible solution to the lack of both space and affordable housing in Hong Kong.
  • World's most exciting buildings that stayed on the drawing board

    12/28/2017 10:59:21 AM PST · by mairdie · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 December 2017 | Keiligh Baker
    A mile-high skyscraper, a dome covering most of downtown Manhattan, a triumphal arch in the form of an elephant - some of the most exciting buildings in the history of architecture are the ones that were never built. A new book, Phantom Architecture, reveals the stories behind more than 50 unbuilt structures, describing how they were conceived, exploring their incredible variety and showing how they went on to inspire other architects who created some of Britain's best known landmarks. Phantom Architecture also shows how London could have looked should some architects have had their way - including a pyramid cemetery...
  • Historic home where Samuel Taylor Coleridge's family lived and Oliver Cromwell

    12/22/2017 4:06:44 PM PST · by mairdie · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 December 2017 | Darren Boyle
    The ancestral home of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge's family which was also used by Oliver Cromwell as he built his Civil War army has gone on the market for offers over £7m. The Chanters House in Ottery St Mary, Devon, was owned by the Coleridge family from the late 18th century until 2006 and still houses the impressive Coleridge book collection in the grand 70ft library. The stunning property - on the market with Strutt & Parker - comes with more than 21 acres and earns an income thanks to renewable energy sources which the current owners have installed.
  • The jaw-dropping designs for a cabin built into the side of a CLIFF

    12/19/2017 2:08:25 PM PST · by mairdie · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 December 2017 | Jennifer Newton
    Incredible images have revealed the stunning cabin that could be built into the side of a cliff in Calgary. Spectacular shots show concepts of how the cabin would look with the bedroom situated lower than the rest of the home and huge windows allowing a panoramic view of the drop and countryside. Other striking pictures show the rest of the unique house with a modern kitchen and living area, while parts of the cliff would help form some of the outside walls.
  • The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Bay Bridge that never was

    12/10/2017 1:01:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Curbed San Francisco ^ | December 8, 2017 | Brock Keeling and Alex Bevk
    Editor's Note: This article was originally published in June 2012 and has been updated with the most recent information. After the construction of the Bay Bridge in 1933, San Francisco began considering duplicating the bridge and running a second one further south across the bay. Enter Frank Lloyd Wright, a little-known architect whose idea and design for a second Bay Bridge never came to fruition. The noted architect hated the idea of a second steel structure similar to the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. Partnering with engineer Jaroslav J. Polivka, Wright proposed a concrete "Butterfly Bridge,” spanning from Army Street (now...
  • Brunel's plan for the US Capitol: Legendary engineer's design that was rejected for being [tr]

    11/14/2017 6:08:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Famed engineer Marc Isambard Brunel lost a bid to design the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC, 224 years ago. Now, his design has been revealed after being tucked away in a large album in the Brunel family archive for more than 150 years. The drawing is tipped to sell at the auction in London on Wednesday for $19,600 (£15,000).
  • 20 stunning shortlisted entries for the Architectural Photography Awards

    11/04/2017 3:13:34 PM PDT · by mairdie · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 November 2017 | Georgina Wilson-Powell
    ...recently completed manta-ray-like chapel...Choi Hung Estate in Hong Kong...bunker-like Messner Mountain Museum Corones, Bolzano, South Tyrol in Italy...Black Rock Lighthouse Service at Burning Man...Derby Arena Velodrome...South Africa's Ponte City Apartments...Folk Art Museum, China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou, China...Tianrenhe Museum, Hangzhou, China...Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark...
  • Copper Queen remodel brings in 1900s elegance and class

    11/01/2017 5:03:36 AM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Lauren Renteria
    BISBEE — The dining the room at the Copper Queen Hotel is like taking a step into another era. A grand chandelier from the early 1900s hangs in the center of the long, rectangle room and an antique-style phonograph plays old jazz in the background — the effect is transporting visitors back to what the hotel used to be in the beginning of the 20th century. Steven Reed, the general manager of the Copper Queen, said hotel staff wanted to capture the essence of the early 1900s in one dining room experience and restore the art-nouveau atmosphere the Copper Queen...
  • Why Modern Architecture SUCKS

    06/30/2017 1:53:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 75 replies
    You Tube ^ | 30 June 2017 | Paul Joseph Watson
    We are being indoctrinated to accept ugliness as a form of beauty. Video 15:42
  • Dubai to Have Tower Dangling in the Air?

    03/28/2017 12:36:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 89 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | Bernd Debusmann Jr.
    An artist's impression of how the proposed asteroid-suspended Analemma Tower would look. The building will be suspended from an asteroid orbiting 50,000kms from the earth A New York-based firm is proposing that Dubai be the site of a futuristic, asteroid-suspended skyscraper that orbits around the world. The speculative Analemma Tower - which is being proposed by the Clouds Architecture Office - is designed to be suspended downward on an asteroid orbiting 50,000km from earth. It would orbit in a figure-eight pattern across the northern and southern hemispheres in a 24-hour cycle each day. A design close-up of the asteroid from...
  • Jared Kushner's family mocked for plans to build a $7.5billion skyscraper at 666 Fifth [tr]

    03/24/2017 10:23:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2017 | Karen Ruiz
    Jared Kushner's family has unveiled that plans to erect a skyscraper on the New York City skyline at 666 Fifth Ave are now underway. The giant $7.5billion project is set to take over Kushner Properties' current Manhattan office at the address with plans to transform it into a 1,400ft tower adding 40 floors with retail shops, condominiums, and a hotel, The Wall Street Journal reported. It is also set to be renamed to 660 Fifth Ave.
  • Classical architecture makes us happy. So why not build more of it?

    03/21/2017 12:39:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 67 replies
    Spectator (UK) ^ | 15 March 2017 | Ed West
    The key to a happy life, it’s been discovered, is living near to Georgian architecture and a Waitrose. Bath, York, Chichester, Stamford, Skipton, Harrogate, Oxford and Cambridge are among the towns listed in the Sunday Times 20 nicest places to live in Britain survey. Almost all these areas have one thing in common: they all feature a great deal of Georgian housing. And they’re all mostly unaffordable. There is a fair amount of research suggesting that traditional architecture, such as Georgian and Victorian terraces and mansion blocks, contributes to our wellbeing. Beauty makes people happy. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– This can...
  • New Photos Offer an Inside Look at Apple Campus 2

    12/09/2016 1:06:41 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Mac Rumors ^ | Thursday December 8, 2016 10:13 am PST | By Juli Clover
    New Photos Offer an Inside Look at Apple Campus 2 Thursday December 8, 2016 10:13 am PST by Juli Clover Apple shared some updated photos and information on its spaceship-shaped second campus with employees, which French site MacGeneration managed to get a hold of. The photos give a detailed view of the exterior building, and give us one of our first glimpses at its interior. Apple Campus 2 has been in development for more than two years, and is nearing its completion date. We've seen a series of monthly drone videos cataloguing progress at the site, and as of December,...