Tag Archives: architecture

Shard

Over the past year we in London have all been watching the shard take shape. I have a splendid view of proceedings from my office window, so have watched it on a daily basis. From the angle that I look at it from, it looks like the Bat Building, with ears. So the BBC video on […]

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Cities in the Clouds

Love these photos of cities in the clouds. First up Dubai (you can almost imagine Sheikh Zayed Road running between the buildings, although i have to say that this image always looked a little photo shopped to me?) Next up San Francisco of course, a city that looks great in the clouds. Luckily. Woolworth’s tower in the […]

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Awesome Tribeca Loft/House

Not even really sure how to describe this. I guess it sort of looks like someone built a house on top of a tribeca apartment building. What I CAN be sure of is that its pretty awesome. I’d probably change the artwork in the bathroom, but other than that: I’d live there.

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Transfer Accelerator

It may seem a slightly unusual name for what is effectively a slide. However, in this case it seems justified, and frankly I cannot think of a single reason why we could not install these bad boys in London. (well, except that people would never get out of the way fast enough, so there would be a […]

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House that Looks like Hitler?

I actually thought this was an April Fools gag, it would have been pretty funny if it had. But the article appeared on the 30th of March, so sadly that option is out. Which article am I talking about? Apparently (According to this Daily Mail article), a house in Swansea looks like Hitler. The house […]

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Mukesh Ambani’s Yacht

I’ve written here before about Mukesh Ambani’s home in Mumbai, which is the world’s first USD 1 billion residence (and incidentally is 25 stories high). Well it seems that Ambani has done it again, with the creation of this simply stunning Yacht. The yacht will be moored in Mumbai and built by a french shipbuilder. […]

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Stonehenge Ikea

I recently came across this, and found it rather enlightening, as I now understand how Stonehenge was built. The only thing it fails to explain is why its still there (none of my Ikea stuff has lasted more than a few years). Maybe its because they never moved it (that when my Ikea stuff tends to […]

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Retro Cities

I recently found a great little site called ‘How to be a Retronaut‘, a site designed for people who “feel they may be living at the wrong time” Check out these great colour images of London and New York in the 40’s and 50’s. For more images of each city click on London and New […]

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Melbourne’s Lanes

Melbourne is pretty much my home town. I wasn’t born there, but spent most of my life there, went school and university there and still love the city. One of the things that sets Melbourne apart and makes it so unique, are the lanes which zig zag the centre of the city. They weren’t as […]

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The Decay of Motor City, USA

I wrote recently that Chernobyl, that most unlikely of holiday destinations, was now open for business, and looking to attract travellers interested in something a little unusual. Recently, I cam across some of the most incredible photos of another city – Detroit – which is also in decline, though not quite through such tragic and […]

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