The architects using animation skills to build film careers

In a warehouse in north London, I’m surrounded by hundreds of painstakingly made card models and framed architectural plans, all meticulously presented. There are also dozens of other-worldly 3D-printed structures, some of which seem to resemble buildings. This much you might expect at the annual Bartlett School of Architecture degree show. But held aloft above […]

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This Beautiful, Terrifying House Is Literally Inside a Cliff

This house, Casa Brutale, on/in a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea hasn’t actually been built yet, but we really hope that it eventually will be because, well, just look at it. Designed by OPA, the structure sinks into the cliff face, topped by a pool with a glass bottom that functions as a massive skylight. […]

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Longest glass bridge spans Chinese canyon

If you’re scared of heights, then China’s newest glass bridge is maybe something you’d want to avoid. The Grand Canyon of Zhangjiajie skywalk is about to take the crown as the world’s highest and longest see-through skywalk when it opens in July, The Mirror reports. It spans 430 metres between two cliffs in the Zhangjiajie […]

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New mirrors tell you what to wear (+ video)

Imagine a fitting room with a “smart” mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video so you can compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on. It might even show you how the shirt will fit without you having to undress. A handful […]

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‘Hypernatural’: Architecture’s New Relationship with Nature

In their new book, authors Blaine Brownell and Marc Swackhamer describe how designers and architects have started to copy nature, with pavilions designed to wilt into the forest after several decades, wooden structures that change shape with the weather and chairs grown from crystal. Original Source: The Wall Street Journal

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