John Portman, the architect behind GM’s famed Renaissance Center building, died on Friday at 93 years old-no cause was given-according to this report from the New York Times.
Man, I am just so tired of my furniture resting on something as predictable as the floor. Sick of conventional couches and daybeds on which to have boring naps. Good thing these mini robots weavers that can build gravity-defying structures exist.
Australian architects Molecule created this replica of Bruce Wayne’s makeshift Batcave from The Dark Knight for a client (makeshift because Wayne Manor was undergoing reconstruction after being burnt down by Ra’s al Ghul in Batman Begins, naturally). Every “cool” garage you’ve ever seen pales in comparison to this.
Nike likes to say “Just Do It,” and when you look at all the crazy stuff the sportswear giant does, it may be more than just an empty slogan. If designers need input from athletes on new shoes, they prototype it with 3D printers. They test speed suits for Olympians in wind tunnels for 1,000 hours. And when they need…
Most car dealerships are fairly bland, beige-over-grey affairs. The coffee is stale, the handshakes are hollow.
Cars are meant for big country spaces, the great outdoors, the open road. Maybe that's why we always fantasize about tearing through buildings with them. And these are the ten most fantasized-about buildings to drive through.
A massive building with broken windows. A large but empty piece of tarmac somewhere in Michigan. A hidden test track in the woods. There are so many abandoned car factories in the world that selecting the ten most unbelievable was a challenge, but here they are.
Visitors to this year's Frankfurt Motor Show will walk through an inverted forest, over an Inception'd city, and under a massive floating track just to see Germany's latest cars. As the biggest auto show in the world, by size, what carmakers do to the massive convention space is as interesting as the cars they display.
The brief for my latest assignment at uni (3rd Year at Victoria University’s School of Architecture, Wellington, New Zealand) was very open – design a ‘Big Ass House.’ I imagined a client with unlimited funds that wanted the biggest, craziest house they could get. And here it is, The Corkscrew House.
When you think of building cars you think of massive, inhuman factories churning out Ford Model Ts and giving everyone some kind of debilitating lung disease. Jalopnik readers, though, have found ten car companies that they dream of working for.
Carmakers set aside huge reserves of cash to build monumental headquarters. They serve as representations of the company's spirit, and Jalopnik readers have picked the very best in the world.
For gearheads it's often just as cool to see how cars get made as it is to see them driving. Auto factories are like massive industrial palaces, and Jalopnik readers have picked the ten most stunning ones ever built.
It's a given that car enthusiasts will flock to the Enzo Ferrari Museum, but the museum itself, with is aluminum skin and geothermal wells, is cool enough to draw the eye of anyone interested in architecture or design.
CNBC recently compiled a list of the most expensive apartments in New York City and look whose car is parked outside of One57 and its $115,000,000 penthouse. Yes, it's the $8 million one-of-one Maybach Exelero perhaps owned by rapper/record exec Birdman.
Completed in 2000, Norway's fifteen-mile-long Lærdal Tunnel cuts through a mountain range near the village of Lærdalsøyri. To ease drivers' claustrophobia and to prevent the underground monotony from lulling motorists to sleep, the tunnel is punctuated with a series of caverns designed to resemble impending daylight —…
The architects at Peter Kunz Architektur have built our new our dream garage: five concrete cubes protruding from a Swiss mountainside.
When you call the police they usually send a cruiser. In Germany, the day could soon come that sees the Polizei sending the whole damn station to your door instead.