douglas wilson

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ramp House

The Ramp House is a project which tries to reconsider and redefine the living space as a "skateable habitat" - awesome!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

YTL Residence, Kuala Lumpur

Wow. This home is amazing. YTL Residence, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hyllie Water Tower

Like something straight out of a science fiction film, this water tower in Hyllie, Sweden is something amazing.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Soviet Sci-Fi Architecture

Photographer Frederic Chaubin is documenting 1970's and 80's Soviet Architecture that all has a strange sci-fi feel to it...

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Modern Birdhouses

Monday, November 24, 2008

Arts & Architecture Magazine Archives

The archives of Arts & Architecture Magazine from 1945 to 1967 are
available online! Love the mid-century design and architecture!

via Coudal.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fifty Strange Buildings of the World

When I was younger, I thought about going into architecture. It required too much math.

I'm not sure that was necessary to share, but these Fifty Strange Buildings of the World are pretty cool!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Visualized Wi-Fi

A study of the Wi-Fi at The State Library of Queensland, Australia and sketches of how people interact with their laptops.

Via SwissMiss.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ryugyong Hotel

At 105 stories, the Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea is that world's tallest unfinished building. Sad. Magnificent. Crazy.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Library Like No Other

I really can't find the words to explain Jay Walker's personal library.

Except that I physically lust for his collection.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

This Deserves a Post

Draplin is driving across the west from Oregon to Michigan and took this photo in Idaho. Seriously amazing. Look at the type, the claim, the optimism!

On a side note, this gets me really excited to visit Idaho some day. I only have Idaho and Alaska left to visit and I will have been to all Fifty Nifty United States.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Jumbo Hostel

Unless you fly first class, it isn't a very comfortable sleep in an airplane. Swedish entrepreneur Oscar Dios is out to change that with Jumbo Hostel - a hostel built inside a grounded Boeing 747. Read more about it here.

Looks like I'll be flying through Stockholm sometime!

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Jet Blue Terminal 5

I've been through my fair share of airport terminals and food courts - most of them with seemingly one soul reason for existence - to rip you off and serve you bad food. So this sneak peek at Jet Blue's new Terminal 5 food court (which opens October 1st) really makes me want to book my next flight through JFK just to have a pleasant dining experience.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Carpark Interior Signage

I'm guessing you have seen this all over the internet, but I thought it was worth a post. Axel Peemöller designed the interior signage for Eureka Carpark in Melbourne, Australia and it is really well executed!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Little Skyscraper on the Prairie

Who knew that Frank Lloyd Wright had his tallest building, The Price Tower, built in Bartlesville, Oklahoma? I certainly did not. Make sure to check out the narrated slide show as well.

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Forest Inside of the Sydney Opera House

French artist Pierre Huyghe unveiled his large-scale masterpiece for the Biennale of Sydney - an indoor rain forest - open to the public for only 24 hours.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Atlantropa - The Craziest Idea You Have Never Heard Of

Herman Sörgel, a renowned architect of the Bauhaus school, proposed the craziest, most megalomaniacal scheme of the 20th century you never heard of - damming the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea to create more land for Europe and to unite Africa with the European continent. Pure madness! You can read more on this Wikipedia page.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Hotels in the Afterlife

Haubitz+Zoche have a series of photographs of abandoned resorts in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt that is featured on BLDGBLOG. These are hotels that will never be finished due to fear of terrorist bombings and corruption.

If you are in Vienna, you can visit their show.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Abandonded Vacation Homes in Taiwan

"These very crazy pod-tastic vacation homes were built as beach getaways for Taipei's middle-class in the 1960s. Each are said to have been abandoned not long after they were built because several mishaps during construction and typhons led inhabitants and locals to deem the sites cursed." Awesome! via Coudal.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Biblioteca Parque Espana

Wow. The Biblioteca Parque Espana by architect Giancarlo Mazzanti in Columbia. Beautiful.


Monday, February 11, 2008

Unrealised Moscow

Unrealised architectural projects of Moscow from the 1930s to the early 1950s. This site includes one of my all-time favourites: The Palace of the Soviets.

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