June 26, 2016 the sloping park culminates in the building
image courtesy of renzo piano building workshop

renzo piano unites opera house and library with cultural complex in athens

in greece, four kilometers south of central athens, italian architect renzo piano has completed a major public complex named the ‘stavros niarchos foundation cultural center’ (SNFCC). set within a 170,000 square meter park, the scheme comprises the national library of greece as well as the country’s national opera house. the site was previously a parking […]

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June 25, 2016 hathortemple3

4,200-Year-Old Egyptian Temple Discovered to Have Remarkably Well Preserved Artwork

Scattered throughout modern Egypt are many ancient temples which are famous for their splendor and historical significance. The perfect example of one of these breathtaking displays of luxury is the Temple of Hathor. Built around 2250 BC, the artwork that runs throughout the building is remarkably well kept, despite being thousands and thousands of years […]

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June 21, 2016 1

Restoring and adding to a tower-house, converting it to a traditional rental villa in Mani by Z-Level

Peloponisos Year:2011 Honorable mention in Domes Awards  2015 “Best built work 2011-2014″ Photography: Babis Louizidis   The tower-house is located at Exo Nyfi, an abandoned traditional settlement in Eastern Mani with stone towers. Positioned on the hill the house looks out over the Mani landscape with views of olive groves and the sea.Initially an abandoned […]

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June 13, 2016 1

Want to see what has become of these ruins?

The originally dilapidated structure of 115m2 total surface area was built-up in the middle of the 19th century from black volcanic rock. The two-story residence was restored to its original form and turned into a stunning villa of two independent luxury apartments, under due diligence with respect to the Nisyrian architecture using only eco-friendly primary […]

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June 11, 2016 Louvre, Paris

Architectural Watercolors By Polish Architect Maja Wrońska

Polish illustrator and architect Maja Wrońska continues her architecture-inspired series of iconic cityscapes. “My drawings are strictly connected to the architecture so, for sure, architecture is my inspiration,” Wrońska says on her website. Take a look at these watercolors from around the world that she had created recently. More info: Behance | Facebook Please follow […]

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March 11, 2016 architecture-brio-the-riparian-house-karjat-mumbai-india-designboom-01

house near mumbai is embedded into the natural landscape

architecture brio has completed a residential property that unobtrusively occupies the undulating indian landscape. situated at the foothills of the western ghats, a designated UNESCO world heritage site, the dwelling has been titled ‘the riparian house’ — a name derived from its riverside location. positioned just below a hillock, the residence is partially concealed beneath […]

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