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[5 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

What type of museum would you build if money was no object and literally you could afford to do anything you wanted to? This one….it’s the $70m museum created by Carlos Slim, the richest person on the planet. Image source Like a giant, slivery, scaly fish rising from the sea, the amazing Soumaya Museum is […]

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[25 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Las Vegas is certainly not known for doing things by halves. Whether it’s the flashy cars, high rolling casinos or the bustling nightlife, there’s a tale to tell on every street, and it can rival even New York when it comes to all things big. And the buildings are no exception. For those interested in […]

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[1 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Whilst the familiar appeal of skyscrapers has wained in places where they are ubiquitous such as NYC, the same cannot be said for cities experiencing bursts of high rise construction, where the urban landscape is expanding drastically in it’s dimensions and growing a new identity far beyond it’s traditional boundaries. Leading the way is Beijing’s […]

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[26 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

A day lounging by the pool reaches new heights at this resort in Singapore. Because not only do you take a dip, you take in a panoramic view of the city 191 metres above the ground. Image source Image source A ship on top of three skyscrapers? How did that get there? Image source But […]

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[23 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada’s largest museum of world culture and natural history, though for those interested in architecture, the most fascinating aspect of the museum is likely to be the building itself. Since it was founded in 1912, it has undergone several alterations which have brought together several different eras of architectural style. […]

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[13 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

A night under the canvas takes on a whole new meaning if you visit this giant ‘tent’ in Astana, Kazakhstan. Image source Could you?…. window cleaners scaling the walls Image source This is the Khan Shatyr – or ‘Royal Marquee’ – entertainment centre. Inside there’s so many attractions and facilities it’s like a city all […]

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[18 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

The designer behind Belfast’s new Titanic building has hailed it his “swan song”, midulstermail.co.uk reports. Image source Image source Award-winning designer, Alan Grimason has previously worked on the Kensington Oval cricket ground in Barbados, the British Airways building at Heathrow and Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City Football Club. However, it was the Titanic contract […]

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[23 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

It’s not just the students who are bright in Roermond, Netherlands. This school goes straight to the top of the class for this dazzling display of colour. The unique exterior of the Niekee School for Education is the design of Haag architects LIAG. Inspired by many different colours, the challenge was to bring their colourful […]

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[17 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Everyone wants a room with a view when on holiday but this Suffolk holiday home will really push you over the edge. Welcome to the ‘Balancing Barn’. It’s not a trick of the eye, this shiny, sleek steel building really is teetering over the edge of this hill. Yes, the incline may be slight, but […]

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[12 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

It’s rare that you find a building so truly ‘at one’ with the landscape that it is practically built within it. This is the HQ of gaming company Giant Interactive Group. It looks a little like a space-age, futuristic version of the Tellytubby house, built within the lush green hills in Shanghai. Image source via […]