Architecture

28 Architectural Tattoos That May Inspire You To Get Ink

28 Architectural Tattoos That May Inspire You To Get Ink
Art
5 years ago

You don`t have to be an architect to appreciate the beauty of tattoos, inspired by magnificent castles and beautiful buildings. In the selection of these stunning tattoos you’ll find many examples of how beautiful architectural art can look on the human body. From minimalistic sketches to intricate geometric buildings and panoramas of famous cityscapes. All these tattoos will give you a lot of ideas if you are thinking about decorating your body.

Arabian Desert Just Astonished Scientists With This

Arabian Desert Just Astonished Scientists With This
Curiosities
5 months ago

Mirror-check: you’ve got your beige parka on. Your chisel is packed. And your overnight plane ride to Saudi Arabia is booked. You know what this means, right? Unfortunately, you weren’t cast in the remake of Dune. It just means that you’re ready to go explore the world’s largest desert areas in the hopes of uncovering prehistoric secrets about our ancestors. Let’s get one thing straight. If you ever thought that deserts were empty spaces, think again. They might be filled with sand as far as the eye can see, but they also hold a lot of history. You know...because before humans settled down in cities and towns, we were nomadic people. And we traveled all around the globe looking for food, water, and shelter. So we had to come up with some interesting stuff to survive.

Abandoned Medieval Town Is Home to a Mysterious Statue

Abandoned Medieval Town Is Home to a Mysterious Statue
Curiosities
6 months ago

They used to call this island the Paris of the East. Mostly because it had beautiful buildings with large gardens and impressive stone archways. But now it’s nothing like it used to be, with all the architecture almost entirely covered in tree roots and vines. Ross Island is a small territory [0.12 sq miles] in the Indian Ocean. It’s located East of the Indian city of Port Blair. Though initially thought of as a jail, Ross Island eventually became a luxurious resort for the local administrators. They called this island a real treat for its more privileged residents. It boasted opulent bungalows, stained-glass window panels brought all the way from Italy, neatly kept gardens, tennis courts, and even swimming pools. Soon after the complex was closed in 1937, a powerful earthquake hit the island. It caused a lot of damage, making it even more uninhabitable. The island is now in the administration of India and has become a tourist attraction for people interested in abandoned towns.

The Mona Lisa’s Secrets and Other Mysteries of the Louvre

The Mona Lisa’s Secrets and Other Mysteries of the Louvre
Places
6 months ago

Hey! I have an invitation for you. Pack your bags, and let’s head down to the world’s most visited city: Paris! The city of love, the city of blinding lights, or whatever you want to call it. Our goal is to uncover as many secrets as possible regarding the world-famous Musée du Louvre. Are you up for it? Grab your travel book and bon voyage!

Video Games Are Like Powerlifting for Your Brain

Video Games Are Like Powerlifting for Your Brain
Curiosities
8 months ago

The debate around how good or bad video games are for us has been going on for years. Ever since games like Pong and Tetris, some people have claimed that video games are bad for us. But fear not gamers, it turns out that playing them is really no different than going to the gym. It’s just a workout for your mind instead of your muscles! Games just seem like fun, but they also increase gray matter. The gray matter in your brain is the part of your central nervous system and essentially controls all your brain’s functions.These include regions of the brain involved in muscle control, and sensory perception such as memory, hearing, seeing, emotions, speech, decision making, and self-control! Basically, all the most important things! It makes sense to keep this part of the brain healthy because it will lead to faster thought processes and improvements in general well-being and quality of life.

17 Designers That Made Sure Their Work Would Be Unique

17 Designers That Made Sure Their Work Would Be Unique
Design
year ago

There is an inspirational quote that says, “Design is intelligence made visible.” And that is exactly the case with so many designs out there, whether they’re architectural or otherwise. And maybe people are so used to seeing bad designs that the moment they see something good and incredibly useful, they are in awe. This is why we decided to share 17 designs that will make you wish you had them.

15+ Breathtaking Landmarks That are Every Instagrammer’s Dream

15+ Breathtaking Landmarks That are Every Instagrammer’s Dream
Design
year ago

We have all head about the Seven Wonders of The World, but how about the other landscapes that didn’t make the cut. Fire-breathing bridges, inside gardens with waterfalls, and even a giant pineapple maze! These are truly worthy of visiting and snapping a picture of, to be remembered forever.

15 Buildings That Pretend to Be Other Objects and Even Animals

15 Buildings That Pretend to Be Other Objects and Even Animals
Design
2 years ago

The architecture of different countries in the world has its own characteristics, for example, New York lofts, Swiss chalets, or the skyscrapers of Singapore and Tokyo. However, there are also buildings that have no analogs. For example, fashion designer Pierre Cardin owns a bubble-shaped house. The architect of this building designed it in the form of bubbles because he hated straight lines, considering them to be “an aggression against nature.”

23 Stunning Places That Turned Out to Be Metro Stations

23 Stunning Places That Turned Out to Be Metro Stations
Curiosities
2 years ago

Would you have ever thought that underground palaces, dance salons, immersive sci-fi sites, disco night moods, or museum-like structures, could be just one step into the earth away from you? It’s true. And for many of us, they are free to use on a daily basis. Metro stations might have the bad reputation of being dark, dirty, or loud, and maybe most of them are exactly that. But the exceptions can be breathtaking.

A Photographer Shows How the Past and Present Are Merged in Harmony in Japan

A Photographer Shows How the Past and Present Are Merged in Harmony in Japan
Photography
2 years ago

In many countries, modernism has taken over in big cities, but this is not the case with Japan where tradition is still highly respected. And that’s because not everyone is willing to sell their property so it can be rebuilt. No matter the amount of money, some landowners stay true to their roots and say that their land is not for sale. And Japan Property Central shows how the old and the new can live peacefully without one overcoming the other.

Titanic II Will Set Sail Soon, and Here’s Why This Time It’ll Be a Lucky Journey

Titanic II Will Set Sail Soon, and Here’s Why This Time It’ll Be a Lucky Journey
Curiosities
year ago

You’ve probably wondered what it would be like to sail on the legendary Titanic. An Australian billionaire was sure that many people who were amazed by the ill-fated ship would want to do so, avoiding the tragic sinking, of course. So he’s started a grandiose plan to build the Titanic II, a precise copy of the original ship. And the return of this magnificent vessel is coming soon.

15+ Unusual Buildings That Made Us Wonder What It Would Be Like to Live in Them

15+ Unusual Buildings That Made Us Wonder What It Would Be Like to Live in Them
Design
2 years ago

With overpopulation becoming more and more common in big cities, architecture and urban planning projects are constantly having to be reinvented to fit more people into smaller spaces. Whether or not they are based on the rules of this profession, there are impressive buildings (for better and for worse) that make us wonder: “What would it be like to live in those uncommon buildings?”

Poland Shows the New Face of Its Cities As It Removes Annoying Ads and Billboards

Poland Shows the New Face of Its Cities As It Removes Annoying Ads and Billboards
Places
3 years ago

If you take a moment and think about how many advertisements you see every day, we can say for sure — you’ll be shocked. Researchers say that an ordinary person comes across up to 10,000 advertisements per day. The fact is that we are surrounded by ads — they’re on our phones, our TVs, our laptops, and they also took over the streets of our cities a long time ago.

20+ Facts About the Genius Modernist, Antoni Gaudí, Who Disliked Straight Lines All His Life

20+ Facts About the Genius Modernist, Antoni Gaudí, Who Disliked Straight Lines All His Life
Curiosities
2 years ago

It’s really hard to imagine modern Barcelona without the creations of Antoni Gaudí. His buildings seem to have come from the pages of fantasy stories. And the Sagrada Família, which has remained unfinished for 138 years, is the true symbol of the city. The life of the architect himself was quite difficult as he experienced loss, bad luck, and illness. But because he loved art, he always managed to stay afloat.

21 Architects That Were Way Too Creative and Not Very Logical

21 Architects That Were Way Too Creative and Not Very Logical
Design
3 years ago

Architecture, like other disciplines, is an art because it requires a great deal of creativity and imagination. However, sometimes, the designs of certain constructions go beyond any preconceived limits and become really unique pieces thanks to their beauty and functionality. Either that, or they just end up being a weird mix of originality (sort of) and a lack of logic. What good is a building that you cannot just walk into like any other regular place?

20+ Architects Who Are Not Familiar With the Word “Boundaries”

20+ Architects Who Are Not Familiar With the Word “Boundaries”
Curiosities
3 years ago

There is a good chance that almost all of us, at some point in our lives, have done the typical DIY project at home to try to improve a kitchen cabinet or to install a new shower head. So if you’ve done it, you know that improvising is the way to go when things start getting difficult. However, some people are just unaware of the existence of the word “boundaries.” They decided to take the concept of creativity to the next level by creating things that pretty much defy the laws of physics, architecture, and engineering. There is literally no other way to explain these constructions.

A Mysterious Temple in India Was Carved Out of One Single Rock, and It’s a Sight to Behold

A Mysterious Temple in India Was Carved Out of One Single Rock, and It’s a Sight to Behold
Places
3 years ago

Ancient India found a way to keep us tuned in to new discoveries. India itself is famous for its diverse culture, colorful history, and mysterious structures. Let’s take a look at Kailasa temple, the oldest single rock carving in the world. Being one of the most visited places by both locals and foreign tourists, it is also the focus of archaeologists, since they still cannot find the answer to how they could build this masterpiece by using ancient traditional methods.

12 Mysteries That Cartoon Creators Keep Under Wraps

12 Mysteries That Cartoon Creators Keep Under Wraps
Films
4 years ago

Our favorite cartoons and animated films have sparked debate among fans: some think they are riddled with plot holes, some think those plot holes are mysteries that are meant to be solved with a little bit of imagination and a lot of attention to detail.

How Zaha Hadid, Who Nobody Had Faith in, Became the Mozart of Architecture

How Zaha Hadid, Who Nobody Had Faith in, Became the Mozart of Architecture
People
2 years ago

On October 31st, one of the brightest woman architects of our time was born — Zaha Hadid, whose name can be translated from Arabic as glorious. In 2019, she would have turned 68 years old. She refused to see things in an ordinary way, her projects were called impossible to build and insane, she lost bids for 17 years, but she became the woman who totally changed the world of architecture.

15 Unique Things That Prove Asia Is a Whole New World

15 Unique Things That Prove Asia Is a Whole New World
Places
5 years ago

China alone had approximately 60.74 million international tourist arrivals in 2017. And it’s no wonder! Asia has always attracted people with its architecture, nature, and culture. You feel like you’re in a totally different world where you can sometimes even lose yourself.

10 Magical Places That Inspired Fairytale Movies

10 Magical Places That Inspired Fairytale Movies
Curiosities
year ago

Imagine a place so beautiful that it makes you think it doesn’t belong in this world. There are places in every country that seem to have been taken straight out of a fairy tale. These charming villages, ancient castles, and deep forests have served as inspiration for movie designers and producers to create kingdoms that marvel us on screen, and today we’re taking a tour of some of them.

An Architect From England Turned an Abandoned Public Restroom Into the Home of Her Dreams

An Architect From England Turned an Abandoned Public Restroom Into the Home of Her Dreams
Design
3 years ago

Casa Milà (or La Pedrera) by Antoni Gaudí is one of the world’s most visited buildings famous for its surrealist and unconventional design. This building is so unique that it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. But it’s not only design that turned this house into an architectural masterpiece. The construction site itself is so extraordinary that it makes us wonder who would ever build a thing like this in the first place. Meet Laura Jane Clark, a talented architect who turned an underground public restroom into the house of her dreams.

10 Mysteries of Famous Icons That 90% of People Don’t Know About

10 Mysteries of Famous Icons That 90% of People Don’t Know About
Curiosities
7 months ago

There are certain works of art and architecture that are famous the world over. But if you study the history of some of them a little more intently, you’ll find that many of them contain a great deal of mysteries. We at Bright Side decided to compile a list of some of the most intriguing ones. We were amazed at what we found out.

17 Jaw-Dropping Fountains From All Over the World We Can’t Stop Gazing At

17 Jaw-Dropping Fountains From All Over the World We Can’t Stop Gazing At
Design
7 months ago

Architecture is one fascinating genre of art. True architecture geeks can spend hours commenting on unusual buildings, amazing bridges and jaw-dropping sculptures, on the styles they represent and the historic periods they came from. Among all the other architectural wonders that are out there to admire, we at Bright Side got really interested in fountains. It’s certainly true what they say — ‘You can watch how fire burns and how water falls endlessly.’