Metropolitan underground railway is one of those crucial inventions whose hypothetical non-existence would make city life unbearable. The spaces born alongside the development of the prominent infrastructure have an impact that far transcends their utilitarian importance and are also marked by great ambiguity: they are a negative space of transit movement with all the social…Continue Reading “10 Insanely Creative Metro Locations”

Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants on Earth with reported growth rates of 100 cm in 24 hours. This eco-friendly material has the same technical performance as timber, concrete and steel constructions, but has a much lower carbon footprint. It is one of the most versatile and flexible materials and has regenerative properties. Get…Continue Reading “10 Amazing Inspired Bamboo Houses”

Gotta love a city that surprises you. Taking its typical elements and reconstructing them in new, fun and socially aware ways has been the weapon of choice of many urban interventionists who managed to inject a dose of playfulness and provocation in the urban scenery.  Some of them have done a great job in making…Continue Reading “10 Inspired Urban Scenarios”

It is not quite the holiday season for some of these locations, however it is always good to plan ahead especially when it comes to places with a considerable fame of their own or retreats you want to build for yourself! Today’s selection of vacation spots is provocative in that they push us to think…Continue Reading “10+ Inspired (and Somewhat Provocative) Vacation Spots”

Adaptive re-use is cool for so many reasons: it is sustainable, it creates original and surprising architecture and it echoes a concept that can be semi-academically described as continuity in time. Even not mentioning the manageability and modular organisation advantages of building with shipping containers, Cargotecture still sounds like a remarkably ethical and smart idea in…Continue Reading “Inspired Cargotecture”

This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings – a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of buildings from around the world.  Do you think brick is trivial and a thing of the past? Think twice! It is true up until a century ago brick was predominantly associated with the vernacular architecture of England’s industrial north. With…Continue Reading “Inspired Bricks”