The architects using animation skills to build film careers

Richard Architecture, Technology

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 them in a corner, is …

This Beautiful, Terrifying House Is Literally Inside a Cliff

Richard Architecture

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. The effect is that the …

Longest glass bridge spans Chinese canyon

Richard Architecture

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 national park in Hunan province …

New mirrors tell you what to wear (+ video)

Richard Architecture

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 of primarily upscale retailers, including …