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Throwback Thursday to that awesome day in 2016 when I went exploring the suburbs of Paris with the homies @instabruijn, @st3phan3 & @miisternoise_ We found this rooftop and it's still one of the most epic spots I've ever been to. Since then people keep asking me about the location of this place, even after more than a year. So in case you were wondering: it's called 'Les Espaces d'Abraxas' in Noisy-le-Grand, close to Paris. It was designed by architect Ricardo Bofill and was completed in 1983. Recently the building received a lot of attention after it was featured in the movie The Hunger Games. A few weeks ago I went back to this exciting place to try and get some new angles. I failed... 😝 So here's a slightly different point of view and edit from that first time. #mybeautifulparis

Pictures Reveal Life Inside Tiny Futuristic Cubes _

Built in 1972, the Nakagin Capsule Tower was the benchmark of Japan’s post-war economic boom. Now, its future is uncertain.<p>On the outskirts of Tokyo’s posh Ginza district stands Nakagin Capsule Tower, an unusual structure that once held Japan’s vision for the future.<p>The building was designed by Kisho Kurokawa, a pioneer of the “metabolist” architectural ambition—a 1960’s movement that emphasized the idea of buildings as dynamic and adaptable to a fast-paced, continually evolving cityscape of …

Everest’s House, Pender Island, Part II

Photograph by Nima Zadrafi<br>Vancouver, BC

EllisDon and Renzo Piano Team Selected for New Courthouse

Rumours circulated in late 2017 that the team led by contractor EllisDon and world-renowned architectural firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) …

Architecture

Tuxedos and Toothy Grins: Honouring Diane Keaton

In honour of her 72nd birthday, we raise a glass to one of America’s most idiosyncratic style icons<p><b>Diane Hall</b> – whose nickname was Annie, hence the …

Greta Gerwig

Fine Art: In The Future, Corporations Still Own Everything

Anyone who's familiar with my daily Fine Art feature will know ArtStation, the gallery site that's become the default home to professional artist …

Art

Heatherwick's Vessel structure nears completion at New York's Hudson Yards

Work is almost complete on British designer Thomas Heatherwick's giant honeycomb of interlinked staircases, placed at the centre of the Hudson Yards …

Design

Lessons from a 1980s New York party girl and Warhol muse

Dianne Brill was the Queen of New York’s nightlife who managed to transcend her star status into a successful career working with Jean-Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, and Prince<p>12January 2018<p>Photographed by everyone from Robert Mapplethorpe, Steven Klein, and Mario Testino to Annie Leibovitz, …

Andy Warhol

depA architects hides liquid pavilion on a lake in portugal

<b>depA, a portuguese architecture practice based in porto, has completed a mirrored pavilion in the grounds of a cultural institution designed by</b> …

Seeing Things in Black and White

There’s Olafur Eliasson’s <i>Room for One Colour</i> light installation. Paintings and drawings by Old Masters such as Rembrandt, Jan van Eyck and …

Art

The Most Anticipated Buildings of 2018 Photos

At its core, architecture is an exceptionally slow art form. After a commission is earned, the planning, building, and completion of a structure can take, at times, upwards of a decade. Through the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this length of time for design and construction wasn't an issue, …

Artists

HE-Restaurant / GOA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nanjing Greentown Tao Hua Yuan located at west foot of Tangshan Hill, which belongs to Jiangning …

Goa

Casa Flotanta by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture is raised above a forest

A series of pillars raise the interconnected rooms of this house by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture above the tree tops of the surrounding Costa …

From Studio 54 to Madonna's House, a Look Back at the Most Glamorous New Year's Eve Parties of All Time

Before Times Square became the worst place to be on New Year's Eve, New York high society spent the evening on the rooftop of the Waldorf Astoria or at Studio 54. Those were the good ol' days! So, before you ring in 2017, take look back at fabulous historical photos of Andy Warhol, Liza Minelli, …

Andy Warhol

Editorial: All architecture is about the future – but about the past too

Choose your AR subscription package:<p>Joint packages:<p>The only architecture magazine with a social conscience, your subscription is designed to deepen …

Design

These places will inspire your next winter escape

It's time to daydream in the face of this winter torment!<p>As the temperature begins to drop, and the winter season is upon us, we look to this …

Italy

the-night-picture-collector:Inge Morath, Charles Eames posing with a Mask of Picasso’s Eyes, 1959

Inge Morath, Charles Eames posing with a Mask of Picasso’s Eyes, 1959

whateverwork-s:eventually, everything connects - Charles Eames

eventually, everything connects - Charles Eames.

COBE designs harbourside brewery for Stavenger that invites visitors to eat and swim

Danish firm COBE has unveiled plans for a craft brewery in Stavanger, Norway, featuring a harbour bath, a street-food market and a huge rooftop …

Copenhagen

Miami’s 10 most iconic buildings, mapped - Curbed Miami

Miami may not have quite the same voluminous history as some other major cities across the country but our rapidly developing cultural melting pot still offers a magnificent list of iconic architecture.<p>We attempted to pick out 11 buildings of varying sizes from across multiple eras. Single family …

World Architecture Community

A set of trio of new holiday dwelling disappears within this natural environment with its mirror coated facade, purely and elegantly designed with …

Architecture

taller hector barroso layers vacation estate with pine trees in mexico

<b>mexican architecture practice, taller hector barroso, has completed ‘entre pinos’ or ‘between the pine trees‘, a vacation estate located in the</b> …

Panoramic Photography

Watch the Sex Pistols’ Christmas Party for Children–Which Happened to Be Their Final Gig in the UK (1977)

I’m not sure the Sex Pistols had “available for children’s parties” on their press release, but on a cold and grim Christmas in 1977, that’s exactly …

naughty

Fire escape, Katie Rodgers

Guignard & Saner - Reform church, Dornach 2003. Photos © Walter Mair

Sydney’s only brutalist building lives to see another day

A judge overturned the government’s decision to not place Sirius on the heritage list<p>Nearly a year after officials in New South Wales rejected a plan to place the Tao Gofers-designed brutalist apartment building in Sydney, Australia, on the heritage list, a judge has overturned the decision.<p>This …

New South Wales

setdeco:DAVID MAŠTÁLKA & VOJTECH BILISIC, Tea House, Praque, Tschech Republic, 2015

DAVID MAŠTÁLKA & VOJTECH BILISIC, Tea House, Praque, Tschech Republic, 2015

Finalists of the Art of Building Photography Contest Highlight the Beauty of the Built Environment

Now in its eighth year, Art of Building is an annual photography contest that allows photographers to show off their best images of the built environment. Organized by the Chartered Institute of Building, amateur and professional photographers from around the world submitted thousands of entries, …

Architectural Photography