Architecture

‘The Coolest White Paint’ Can Cool Down An Entire City

UNStudio has developed a paint dubbed The Coolest White Paint. By limiting the amount of light and therefore heat a building absorbs, the paint reduces the need for air-conditioning and the impact of urban heat islands.

‘The Coolest White Paint’ Can Cool Down An Entire City

Futuristic Photos From High-Rise Towers In Paris Suburbs

As a child, Laurent Kronental walked past Les Tours Aillaud, a group of eighteen residential towers in the Paris suburbs, in wonderment. As an adult, the looming high-rises, home to some 1600 apartments, continued to haunt his subconscious.

Futuristic Photos From High-Rise Towers In Paris Suburbs

How I. M. Pei Shaped The Modern City

I. M. Pei died at the age of 102 after a long career as an architect of great renown. The China-born, U.S.-trained architect took on commissions that helped reshape cities around the world through the second half of the 20th century.

How I. M. Pei Shaped The Modern City

Merging Ancient Tombs With Minimal Architecture

The concept for Amey Kandalgaonkar’s “House Inside a Rock” takes inspiration from the rock-cut tombs found in Saudi Arabia’s UNESCO world heritage site, Madain Saleh. 

Merging Ancient Tombs With Minimal Architecture

A Curved Prefabricated Cabin Reconnecting People With Nature

French company LUMICENE has used their signature windows as the basis for ‘LUMIPOD’ – a prefabricated housing module designed to offer city-dwellers an idyllic cabin retreat amidst nature.

A Curved Prefabricated Cabin Reconnecting People With Nature

Miysis Studio Envisions Notre-Dame With A Reconstructed Spire And Glass Roof

Miysis Studio has proposed combining a reconstruction of Notre-Dame’s spire with a modern glazed roof to “find the right balance between history and future” for the cathedral.

Miysis Studio Envisions Notre-Dame With A Reconstructed Spire And Glass Roof
Inspiration

Nakamura Hiroshi

Glass-Sided Rooftop Pool Tops Concrete Maltese House

The rooftop swimming pool at Casa B, a concrete house in Malta, is visible from both the street and from inside the living space below. Architrend Architecture designed the building to be inserted into a traditional terrace.

Glass-Sided Rooftop Pool Tops Concrete Maltese House
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