Breathtaking Bridge In Vietnam Has Just Been Opened And It Looks Like Something From Lord Of The Rings
Jul30

Breathtaking Bridge In Vietnam Has Just Been Opened And It Looks Like Something From Lord Of The Rings

A bridge outside Da Nang in Vietnam is wowing visitors with its elegant design – seemingly being held aloft by two giant stone hands. Known as the Golden Bridge, it stands 1,400m above sea level above the Ba Na hills, offering majestic views of the surrounding countryside. The gold-colored walkway is lined with purple Lobelia Chrysanthemums and extends for almost 150 metres, curving around in an elegant design. But it is the sculpted...

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What Prison Cells Look Like Around The World
Jul16

What Prison Cells Look Like Around The World

More and more people are behind bars. According to the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, over 10.35 million individuals are being held in penal institutions throughout the world, either as pre-trial detainees/remand prisoners or having been convicted and sentenced. In comparison to the year 2000, the total number of women serving time has increased about 50% while the male prison population has grown by about 18%. But prison...

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This House Looks Ordinary From The Outside, Only Until You Step Inside And See Why It Costs $7,600,000
Jun29

This House Looks Ordinary From The Outside, Only Until You Step Inside And See Why It Costs $7,600,000

Dragons, battles and daring adventures. The beauty of fantasy novels is that they can take you to other worlds, but what if you could live in another realm every day? Well, Oregon artist and house developer Ed Bemis managed to make that possible. Tucked away in the foothills of Ashland, Oregon sits Shining Hand Ranch, a whimsical home that is so detailed it is fit for royalty from your favorite book. This dream home was completely...

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35 Times Stubborn Homeowners Refused To Move, And Faced Unexpected Consequences
Jun25

35 Times Stubborn Homeowners Refused To Move, And Faced Unexpected Consequences

We all love an underdog don’t we? Someone who won’t be bullied, who will stand up for themselves and their rights in the face of all powerful corporations and governments, they give us all hope that we little guys do have the power after all. Often referred to as ‘nail houses’ or ‘holdouts’, cases such as these have become high profile media sensations, particularly in China where the brave...

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China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books, And Its Interior Will Take Your Breath Away
Jun23

China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books, And Its Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

Nobody likes to be watched while they’re trying to read a book, but we’re willing to make an exception if it means getting to visit this stunning new library in China, because as you can see below, the incredible structure has a giant spherical auditorium in the middle that looks just like a giant eye. Located in the Binhai Cultural District In Tianjin, the five-story library, which was designed by Dutch design firm MVRDV in...

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20+ Architecture Tattoos That’ll Make You Want To Get Inked
Jun23

20+ Architecture Tattoos That’ll Make You Want To Get Inked

You don’t have to be an architect to appreciate the beauty of architecturally inspired body art. Check out this list of stunning tattoos compiled By A&D to see what we mean. In it you’ll find a plethora of examples of how architecture can influence body art in ways you wouldn’t imagine. From intricate inkings of buildings and minimalist lines to beautiful geometric designs and panoramas of well-known cityscapes,...

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People Can’t Believe This Apartment Is Only 22 Square Meters (236 Sq. ft) After Seeing These Pics
Jun04

People Can’t Believe This Apartment Is Only 22 Square Meters (236 Sq. ft) After Seeing These Pics

Urbanization is increasing rapidly, as more and more people flock to big cities from rural areas to find better opportunities for themselves. This is putting a lot of pressure on housing, and people are finding themselves cramped into ever-smaller spaces as prices go up. A Little Design, a design team from Taipei City in Taiwan, have come up with a brilliant example of maximizing space in a 22sq.m (236ft. sq) apartment. Taking their...

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25+ Funny Design Fails Show Why You Need A Designer
May28

25+ Funny Design Fails Show Why You Need A Designer

Designers deserve more credit than they sometimes get – they put up with a lot more nonsense from clients than we think, and they can prevent you from making regrettable design choices like the ones on this list. If you don’t want to end up looking foolish, a good designer is worth the money! If you have any design fails you’d like to add to this list, please add them! (H/T) 01. The Too Cool To Do Drugs Pencil source 02....

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Architect Designs Incredible House Out Of Shipping Containers, And The Interior Is As Good As The Exterior
Jan17

Architect Designs Incredible House Out Of Shipping Containers, And The Interior Is As Good As The Exterior

Living in a shipping container in the middle of the desert might not sound like everybody’s idea of fun, but wait until you see this stunning creation by London-based designer James Whitaker. The 200-square metre house, which includes a kitchen, a living room, and three en-suite bedrooms, is made from several conjoined shipping containers set at various different angles, creating the illusion of a flower blooming in the desert or a...

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These Memo Pads Reveal Architectural Sites As Each Sheet is Removed
Jan17

These Memo Pads Reveal Architectural Sites As Each Sheet is Removed

Architecture lovers and amateur archaeologists take note – or rather, get ready to take notes. The Omoshiro Block by Triad utilizes laser-cutting technology to create what seems to be a cube of paper note cards at first but is something much more. Only you’ll have to exhaust the entire deck of pages to fully reveal the hidden object! From Kyoto’s Kiyomizudera Temple to Tokyo Tower, the series includes some of the most popular...

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