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Beijing’s Underground City | Amusing Planet
The mostly hand-dug tunnels and bunkers now sprawl across 85 square kilometers stretching all the way to the distant Western Hills on the city’s edge. It was speculated that Beijing’s entire population at that time—8 million—could disappear underneath and stay there for up to four months waiting for the air above to clear from a nuclear or chemical attack.
architecture  culture  china  via:Stolzenhain 
november 2018 by ignatz
Bollard advice? My house gets hit by cars a lot… : HomeImprovement
A car recently drove through my kitchen wall, destroying everything. It's somewhat understandable, since [an active road goes through the middle...
architecture  failure  ha  reddit  design 
october 2016 by ignatz
Defensive Architecture
Photographic project documenting things like spiked benches to "defend" against homeless people
architecture  cities  poverty  failure  villainy  spikes 
february 2016 by ignatz
Thomas Willson’s Metropolitan Sepulchre
Giant death pyramid once planned for North London
ha  yikes  death  architecture 
december 2015 by ignatz
Gallery | Mountain Gate
Information about Mountain Gate-Sanmonji, its schedule, programs, retreats, teacher.
architecture  religion  usa  buddhism 
december 2015 by ignatz
The World's Greatest Costume Party | Mental Floss
For the hoity-toity Beaux-Arts Ball, at least 24 architects dressed up as buildings they had designed. Here, seven of them pose as the NYC skyline.
history  nyc  architecture  1930s 
september 2014 by ignatz
Earthquake Baroque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A style of architecture seen in cities rebuilt after quakes in the 17th and 18th centuries
portugal  lisbon  architecture  baroque  1700s  1800s  earthquakes 
march 2014 by ignatz
Architecture of Doom
The hell of 1930s and Communist architecture
architecture  design  failure  grimmeathookfuture 
january 2014 by ignatz
The Plan of St. Gall
The Plan of St. Gall is the earliest preserved and most extraordinary visualization of a building complex produced in the Middle Ages. Dated 1092.
architecture  history  medieval  construction 
april 2013 by ignatz
Forget Your Past – Timothy Allen | Photography | Film
Buzludha is Bulgaria’s largest ideological monument to Communism
architecture  bulgaria 
march 2012 by ignatz
Living Architecture | Australian Design Review
Protocells need an aqueous environment, so fluid infrastructures or water-based environments are necessary for the full range of living properties of these systems. I’m currently collaborating with colleagues to develop protocell ‘birthing’ machines, using 3D printing technologies.
environment  architecture  wtf 
january 2012 by ignatz
Windcatcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
a traditional Persian architectural device used for many centuries to create natural ventilation in buildings
architecture  hvac  energy 
july 2011 by ignatz
Listening for the Enemy: Giant Ears on the British Coast - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
The enormous concrete shells are as tall as a house, and they were designed to listen for enemy aircraft in the 1920s and 30s.
architecture  war  acoustics  wwii  sound 
june 2011 by ignatz
Pleasant Family Shopping
A nostalgic look back at supermarkets, discount stores and more from the past
design  obsess  retail  architecture  history  commerce  supermarkets 
march 2011 by ignatz
Los Angeles Photo Gallery - Architecture + Buildings
a pictoral presentation of the wealth of architecture and buildings which contribute to the greatness of Los Angeles.
architecture  california  photography  history  losangeles 
january 2010 by ignatz
BBC NEWS | Europe | Turkey demolition goes wrong
Demolition of building fails completely, surprisingly, and comically.
video  architecture  failure  yikes  demolition  ha 
august 2009 by ignatz
Spite house - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A spite house is a building (generally found in an urban environment) which was constructed or modified because the builder felt wronged by someone who did not want it there
architecture  history  psychiatry  sociology 
july 2009 by ignatz
Artificial Owl
photos of "abandoned man-made creations," e.g. shipwrecks and disused buildings
photography  architecture  abandoned  photos 
may 2009 by ignatz
Sweet Juniper!
Photo panorama of near totally empty and disastrous street in Detroit
photography  architecture  urbandecay  failure  grimmeathookfuture  detroit 
april 2009 by ignatz
Flickr: mannydiller's Photostream
Grim, empty, starkly beautiful images of suburban Hell near Phoenix, AZ
art  photos  flickr  architecture  suburbia  despair  phoenix  arizona 
december 2008 by ignatz
the pyramid in memphis opened in 1991 as an arena but stands vacant
The Great American Pyramid of Memphis became, simply, the Pyramid: a place with 150,000 square feet of unused space and a never-assembled inclinator somewhere in its cavernous hold.
via:britta  architecture  usa  memphis  ozymandias  failure 
november 2008 by ignatz
Dark Roasted Blend: Nightmare Playgrounds
let us take our children to the place of things that hunger for their flesh
architecture  art  sculpture  playground  phear  statues  ha 
may 2008 by ignatz
Subtopia: MOUT Urbanism - (Military Operation on Urban Terrain)
Large-scale city simulators for the oppressive occupying armies of the near future
military  architecture  urban  simulation  war  oppression  warfare  via:regine 
february 2008 by ignatz
joshua's blog: elevator camera obscura
as the elevator door closes, for a tiny interval the shiny inside surface becomes a camera oscura
cameras  camera  cameraoscura  opticalillusion  quicktime  video  architecture  design  yow 
august 2007 by ignatz
Burj Dubai Skyscraper
world's tallest building, in Dubai. bad idea jeans.
buildings  towerofbabel  construction  architecture  middleast  hubris  superlatives 
june 2007 by ignatz
electro^plankton: The Abandoned City San Zhi (part 2)
abandoned housing pods in haunted taiwan real estate development
ghosts  china  taiwan  urbandecay  architecture 
september 2006 by ignatz
Clifton's Cafeterias
1930s cafeteria with original bizarre art and progressive principles, gives away food to poor people. Slice of L.A. history
food  history  losangeles  architecture  cafeterias  culture 
march 2006 by ignatz
Kowloon Walled City
Photography of the now-destroyed gigantic walled city
architecture  kowloon  kowloonwalledcity  photography  history 
january 2006 by ignatz
Byzantium 1200
project to make computer reconstructions of Byzantium
art  history  computerart  3d  models  medieval  architecture 
november 2005 by ignatz
The Shape of Days: The Ryugyong Hotel
World's weirdest hotel in Pyongyang (blog article)
architecture  totalitarianism  dictators  wtf  hubris  culture 
july 2005 by ignatz

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