Spitbank Fort

Spitbank Fort

Wars have a powerful effect on the development of our society, and this is true for buildings as much as any other area of life. The need to protect what you have or attack the other side drives innovation and design. In the 1860’s the English were at war with the...
Hundertwasser Haus – Vienna, Austria

Hundertwasser Haus – Vienna, Austria

When we are children, we draw pictures of houses that start as a box with windows. Over time, as our imagination develops, we make these pictures less and less like the norm. Imagine what would happen if you kept on drawing pictures of homes throughout your adult life...
Inversion House – Houston, Texas

Inversion House – Houston, Texas

When a building gets towards the end of its useful life, the natural instinct is to tear it down and start again. This happens with buildings all over the world, because we want to start out with something new and fit for purpose. A building may be in poor repair or...
World’s Slimmest House – The Keret House, Poland

World’s Slimmest House – The Keret House, Poland

It is expensive to find a place to live in the city, no matter which city you are talking about. And the Polish capital of Warsaw is no exception to this. Warsaw is famous for its beautiful architecture, bustling city centre and the fact that it is a UNESCO World...
Kakslauttanen Hotel – Saariselkä, Finland

Kakslauttanen Hotel – Saariselkä, Finland

One of the base instincts of the human race is to explore. We want to find places that are closer to the edge of our boundaries and see how other people live. The package vacation was supposed to be the start of a revolution in how we connected with the world. But it...