The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur. This is one of 5 observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. Built between 1728 and 1734, the Mantar is a series of different astronomical instruments. The instruments are still incredibly accurate at telling the time, the season, the date, etc.

Stairs to Samrat Yantra by guy_incognito on Flickr.

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possible greenland by quarsoq tegnestue, clement & carlsen architects and tegnestuen vandkunsten 

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Tom Ford’s Home in New Mexico

bet those horses don’t love it though

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Teshima Art Museum by Office of Ryue Nishizawa

The Teshima Art Museum designed by Tokyo-based architect Ryue Nishizawa and Japanese artist Rei Naito opened in 2010 for the Setouchi International Art Festival that was held in the Takamatsu Port area of Japan. The open gallery space features 25cm thick concrete shell with two elliptical openings that are open to elements.

Photography: Iwan Baan

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“To write about architecture as anything less [than] a mix of aesthetics and public policy, art and advocacy, technology and politics … would be to shortchange its complexity and significance.”

Michael Kimmelman, “On Ada Louise Huxtable,” 2013 (via nytimes)

(Source: nickkahler)

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The Dome in the Desert by Wendell Burnette via Archdaily

“A glass house in the desert? Was it an architectural caprice, a folly, or was it a solution to the problems of desert living whose appropriateness is still not recognized? Having had the experience of living in The Dome for a full year, through all the seasons, I felt it incumbent upon myself to take a fresh look at this remarkable work of architecture.”

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Archiculture Official Trailer from arbuckle industries on Vimeo.

Archiculture examines the current and future state of studio-based, design education.

Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio. The film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators help create crucial dialog around the key issues faced by this unique teaching methodology.

1. Intro - Welcome to archiCULTURE
2. Design Education - So What Exactly is Design Education?
3. Studio Culture - Meet Your New Family
4. Critique - Desk Crits, Pin Ups, Juries O’ My!
5. Best Architects - Making it as an Architect
6. School vs. Practice - Two Worlds Collide
7. Starchitecture - The Plague of the Starchitect
8. New generation - The Designers of Tomorrow
9. The Future - I want to…

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the grade-II listed dunboyne road estate, camden, by camden council architects department (neave brown). designed 1966, built 1971-77.


the grade-II listed dunboyne road estate, camden, by camden council architects department (neave brown). designed 1966, built 1971-77.

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Huangshan Mountain Village (China) by MAD architects

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Baku (via SkyscraperCity)

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House in Vale da Lama - Lagos - Portugal by Mario Martins - atelier de arquitectura, lda

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