If you think buildings are boring then prepare to be proven wrong. Read up on the latest architecture news here and be amazed. From man made islands to unique housing designs, Interesting Engineering has you covered for news on the most impressive and unique structures in the world.
The Stonehenge Hidden Landscaped Project have performed a detailed underground study at Stonehenge, Wiltshire, which has revealed evidence of previously unknown constructions and other forms of human activity. The project is a four year collaboration with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology in Austria and the new study has unveiled fifteen previously unknown Neolithic monuments underground. [Image Courtesy of Stonehenge (Thinkstock)] “This is among the most important landscapes, and probably the most studied landscape, in the world,” archaeologist Vince Gaffney of the University of Birmingham told the Smithsonian Magazine. “And the area has been absolutely transformed by this […]
The new headquarters of Lego is finally underway as construction began on the new building which will be located in Billund, Denmark, and which will attract millions of fans from around the world. The HQ has been billed as the experience centre and when completed it is going to take on the appearance of being as if it was constructed from Lego. What’s even better is that if you get the Lego Architecture kit you can also build your own version. [Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingles] Danish architect Bjarke Ingles along with BIG, his firm, wanted to design a hub of […]
There are some buildings in the world that certainlydeserve being among the strangest on the planet so here we take a look at 10 of the world’s strangest feats of architecture from around the globe. 1. The Stone House Portugal [Image Courtesy of YourAmazingPlaces] The Stone House in Portugal looks like something that has come right out of the Flintstones. The house is made of stone and was constructed in-between two rocks. The house also comes with a steel door and windows that are bullet resistant to safeguard it from any vandalism. Inside, it looks a lot more comfortable than it does on […]
As a child your house may seem like a playground but what if it actually was. This is what one dad did for his four sons when he asked Onion, an architecture firm from Thailand, to come up with a design for a house. The Jerry House is fitted with a series of tunnels, ladders and nets which act as playthings for the children along with being a damn cool way of getting around the house. [Image Courtesy of Onion] Onion took inspiration from the Tom and Jerry cartoons as well as the Panorama House in South Korea and the SkyHouse in New […]
Typically architects design buildings with floors and levels that have been stacked one on top of the other and which are accessed via stairs or an elevator. However Sure Architecture has come up with a totally new idea for a skyscraper and it doesn’t involve elevators or stairs. Instead they have designed a concept building called the Endless City in Height, with two low gradient ramps that gently spiral upwards. [Image Courtesy of SureArchitecture] The Endless City in Height is a concept from the architects to highlight how buildings don’t have to make use of the traditional compartmental levels. Instead […]
We have only just finished with the 2014 World Cup a couple of weeks ago and now thoughts and plans have turned to not only the 2018 World Cup but the 2022 World Cup – at least in Qatar. Qatar won the bid to host the event in 2022 and they have come up with designs for 12 stadiums of which one, the Al Bayt Stadium, is going to be modelled around a traditional nomadic tent and will be designed with a removeable top tier. [Image Courtesy of QatarSupremeCommitteeforDelivery&Legacy] There have been some unusual ideas arising from Qatar’s bid for for the flagship event […]