Architecture

How People Kept Cool Before Air Conditioners

How People Kept Cool Before Air Conditioners

So, what did people use to cool down before air conditioners? Their lives must have been unbearable during long hot summers. Or were they?...

You Only Need an Allen Key to Build This $10K House

You Only Need an Allen Key to Build This $10K House

Architects have sold and assembled a house that cost only $10,000 and took just hours to build…with only an Allen key. The architecture firm...

Incredibly Elaborate Birdhouses of Ottoman Architecture

Incredibly Elaborate Birdhouses of Ottoman Architecture

Elaborate and ornate architecture is usually reserved exclusively for humans. But Turkey proves to be an exception to the rule. Beautiful and functional birdhouses...

China Is Building a Giant City on Four Man-Made Islands

China Is Building a Giant City on Four Man-Made Islands

China is building a giant city on four man-made islands in Malaysia. The developer, Country Garden, bills the new metropolis as “a dream paradise...

Construction Workers Give Us a Glimpse Inside Apple Park on Snapchat

Construction Workers Give Us a Glimpse Inside Apple Park on Snapchat

When people say ‘Snapchat’ the first thing pops into mind is that ridiculous dog filter, right? Social media is often used to showcase people’s...

Iran Is Now Home to the World’s Largest Bookstore

Iran Is Now Home to the World’s Largest Bookstore

The recent opening of the Tehran Book Garden makes Iran the owner of the world’s largest bookstore and oasis. The completion of this unique project...

Hattusa: The Heart of the Hittite Empire

Hattusa: The Heart of the Hittite Empire

History can be unfair at times and it looked like The Hittite Empire was going to be forgotten. Until the turn of the 20th...

Dougong: These Ancient Chinese Brackets Make Buildings Earthquake-Proof

Dougong: These Ancient Chinese Brackets Make Buildings Earthquake-Proof

Developing earthquake proof building technology occupies a lot of time for architects and engineers. But one country already solved the puzzle of how to...

Scientists Use Giant Balloons to Build Underground Tunnels in the Arctic

Scientists Use Giant Balloons to Build Underground Tunnels in the Arctic

Researchers in Greenland are using massive balloons to construct tunnels for the East Greenland Ice-Core Project. In the...

Top 10 Largest Stadiums In the World by Capacity

Top 10 Largest Stadiums In the World by Capacity

Sports or events are best experienced in the stadiums. Whether it’s a football game or a musical event, the audience prefers to watch it...