The Lonely Castle or Qasr al-Farid stands alone in the north Saudi Arabian desert. Carved from the top down directly into a massive 4-story boulder its origins are mysterious. Believed to date back to the first century AD, this “Castle” was actually created to be a tomb. It is believed that the dry climate has
Situated at the meeting point of the River Kelvin with the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland, the Riverside Museum was envisioned as a place that would connect the city with the river. The open ends on either side form a channel linking the two. This connection is a nod to the former importance of the
Although at first glance, it may remind you of a retro spaceship (maybe something from an old video game?), the Hong Kong Design Institute’s campus was built with modern concepts of interaction and cross-pollination in mind. The campus contains cutting edge fabrication facilities and workshops. Completed in 2011, it is approximately 45,000 square feet. Students
The scene is the Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan in the small town of Konagai. Imagine you are looking for a bus. You consult your map, turn the corner and there it is, except, it looks a little, strange…and delicious! Inspired by the pumpkin carriage in Cinderella, these unique structures were constructed for a 1990 travel expo.
The Novartis building, located in Basel, Switzerland was designed by Frank Gehry. The building is part of a renovation project started in 2001, the long-term goal of which is to update the whole campus “from an industrial complex to a campus of innovation, knowledge, and encounter.” The campus now features buildings from a variety of