“evolutionary architecture”

SunRay Kelley seems at peace in his handcrafted compound in the foothills of the Cascades.

Respect The Chinese Duck Farmer Who Wouldn’t Move

The Chinese government went ahead and built a highway around his home anyway.

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That Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Private Island Estate You’ve Been Unknowingly Buying Lottery Tickets For

The Massaro House on Petre Island in Lake Mahopac in Putnam County, New York.

Note: the house was based off of “designs of a never-constructed project conceived by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright”

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70,000 abandoned buildings

How Detroit Became the World Capital of Staring at Abandoned Old Buildings

photo by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

Pop Out! Guggenheim Museum

Put together in six easy steps.

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The Chief Architect of Gangsta Rap

From The Documentarian:

“A quiet, meditative biography of Dr Dre incorporating thoughts on utopian architecture, Le Corbusier and the evolution of rap.”

Manhattan, 2017

Do we really need buildings taller than the Empire State Building?

A View From The Top: The Transamerica Pyramid

Anyone who has ever been to San Francisco has seen the Transamerica Pyramid. You can’t miss it. Unfortunately for the public, gaining access to the building the and the remarkable views it affords is near impossible. Recently though, Colin M. Day was able to get inside the building and make it all the way up to the top of the spire, which is a full 17 flights of stairs (approx 100′) above the 48th floor conference room where the trip up begins. Here are some photos from his experience which he likens to being “in a greenhouse high above the city.”

UNDERNEATH PROVIDENCE, Findings Thus Far Vol. 2 (The Blue Book)

Alex Lukas is back with a new zine continuing his exploration of the history of the East Side Railroad Tunnel.

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Inside The Barclays Center

“The arena of the future” aka the most recent building for sports and entertainment.

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A Skateboard Park for Her, and a Piano Rehearsal Room for Him

The Skate Park House by LEVEL Architects in Tokyo, Japan.

All About The P-Jays

An enigma to most

“The house will stand in the midst of the fields like an object, without disturbing anything around it.”

Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye gets the Lego Architecture treatment.

The Juicy House

For about $11 million you can own the Setsuo Ito designed house where Biggie Smalls’ Juicy video was filmed.

The Superpools of Old San Francisco


Watch a history of the Sutro Baths after the jump

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The HIVE Apartment

What a cool building. Designed by ITN Architects in Melbourne, Australia.

Full-On Creep Mode

A New Zealand man is now in jail for building a hideout in his ex-girlfriend’s house, and using it to spy on her, and eventually threaten to injure her suitor.

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Real Simple

Frank Gehry’s first house completed in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward for Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation.

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Z Boat

A Batman worthy speedboat designed by Zaha Hadid for American art dealer Kenny Schachter.

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