Michael Heizer’s ‘City’

City is the culmination of a lifetime of work by artist Michael Heizer, and even in its unfinished state, it is the largest piece of contemporary art in existence. Situated in the Nevada Desert, work on City started in 1970, and has been ongoing ever since. City consists of buildings and abstract sculptures that take […]

A Bookstore by HMA Architects

HMA Architects has conceived the M.I. Bookstore in the Chinese city of Harbin, as a place for the local community to enjoy the pleasure of reading. The strikingly tall space covers a total area of 21,528 square feet, with the central attraction being a large circular bookcase with a winding staircase around it. The interior […]

Kid’s Café by Wutopia Lab

The Fairyland Kid’s Cafe designed by Wutopia Lab, is the first educational family restaurant in China. The cafe’s architect was inspired by his daughter’s ‘fairyland’ drawings, and the inspiration shows. Inside the cafe, the contrast of material, form, light and color create a surreal space. A series of acrylic fins on the floor and ceiling […]

Golf Club Mimics the Surrounding Dunes

US and Switzerland-based firm, Oppenheim Architecture has designed a stunning golf club that mirrors the surrounding desert dunes. The club is part of the first phrase of construction for the Ayla Oasis, a 17 square mile leisure development in Aqaba, Jordan. The building’s undulating form was made using sprayable concrete called shotcrete, which can be […]

Mango House

Surrounded by a canopy of trees, Studio PKA built their Mango House for a family of four in the small coastal town of Alibag, India. Expansive windows open the space to the outdoors, flood the interior with sunlight and achieve the designers’ goals to connect the residents with nature. Inside, a unique, winding staircase connects […]

Stone Ruin Transformed Into Zero-Energy Villa

Villa Slow, a vacation home in Spain by Laura Álvarez Architecture, is built in the place of an old stone ruin. It is designed to have minimal impact on its environment through use of high quality insulation, and an air-heat pump that produces five kilowatts of energy for every kilowatt that it takes from the […]

The Evans Tree House

In the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas, the Evans Children’s Adventure Garden is home a new tree house by Modus Studios. The Evans Tree House is the first of three tree houses that will provide space for interactive, educational experiences for children visiting the garden. The form, material, and location of the tree house within the […]

Hilma af Klint at the Guggenheim

Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, is the first major solo exhibition of the artist’s work in the United States, and is on show at the Guggenheim until April 23rd. The work of Hilma af Klint is remarkable, especially when one considers that her abstract paintings were created as early as 1906. During her lifetime […]

Cozy Cabins in the Nordic North

Nordic countries have no shortage of great design and beautiful landscapes. This makes the region popular for cozy accommodations that lie in harmony with nature, while keeping visitors comfortable in the arctic cold. Here are a few of our favorites! The Glass Resort in Joulumaantie, Finland In the Lapland Forrest of Finland, VOID Architecture designed a collection […]

69 cities of the UK

Artist Carl Lavia and photographer Lorna Le Bredonchel have been collaborating on a project called ’69 cities of the UK’ since 2016. Carl, who is a London-based artist, is travelling around the UK sketching large drawings of the cities he visits, as Lorna tackles historical research, photographic research and documentation. Each piece takes 2-4 months to create, and the […]