The Museum aan de Stroom or MAS is located in Antwerp, Belgium. An impressive sight, the building resembles an exploded view and you can catch some glimpses through the large undulating glass windows of the spiral staircase inside. Each one of its ten floors has a slight twist, which creates the spiral. After journeying up
This week we look at the Canton Tower, located in Guangdong, China. It’s a multi-use tower with an observation deck at the top which offers birds-eye views of the city. Other notable features are the swivel shape, “narrow waist,” and night-time glow. It stands at 1,982 feet high. It was the tallest tower in the
This week we take a look at a new style of building available in Europe called a Wikkelhouse. Surprisingly, they are made from cardboard! The Wikkelhouses are 100% recyclable, 3 times more sustainable than traditional houses, and last for at least 50 years. They are lightweight, requiring no foundation and can be placed in 1
The Museum of Pop Culture or MoPOP is located in Seattle, Washington. Among its archives are the largest collections of Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana memorabilia. This unique building has become a part of Seattle and aims to bring people together through their common connection in pop culture. Designed by Frank Gehry the building itself was
House In The Clouds is located in Thorpeness, England. This type of building is termed a “folly” and is a building made for purely decorative or conversational purpose. Follies were especially prevalent in England in the 18th century. In the early 1900’s Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie came up with the idea to develop the whole town
Although at first glance it can look a bit haphazard, The Interlace, in Singapore was designed very thoughtfully. Architect Ole Scheeren’s concept behind the 1,040 apartment structure was to bring the residents together and allow them to connect. The city’s original vision for the project would have been several buildings in the traditional vertical arrangement.