Until flying cars are invented and give us total freedom of movement, we’re stuck using more conventional methods of getting around, such as roads, railways, and rivers. However, if merely hearing the word “infrastructure” makes you yawn, today we have something that will make you realize that it’s actually an art form of its own.
There’s a whole subreddit entirely dedicated to the most stunning examples of infrastructure out there, and the images shared there are absolutely breathtaking. From ingenious Dutch aqueducts to bridges hanging hundreds of meters above deep ravines, check out a collection of engineering masterpieces in the gallery below!
One of the most prominent features of architecture is the aesthetics of a building. An architect has to keep various things in consideration before creating a building, including the shapes, sizes, alignments, and patterns as well as the cultures and contexts in which they are being made.
Some architects have mastered the skill of creating magnificent establishments through sheer talent and hard work. We have collected 30 finest examples constructed by the best architects all around the world. Scroll below to dive into the beauty of these artistic structures.
Back on the 10th of June, an annular solar eclipse, the type of eclipse that occurs when the Sun and Moon line up with Earth, was visible from certain parts of Russia, Canada and Greenland, while a partial one was visible in Europe, Asia and the United States. And just in case you missed it, NASA recently shared some incredible images captured by photographers Aubrey Gemignani and Bill Ingalls.
The two photographers captured the “ring of fire” eclipse from two different points. Bill captured it rising above the United States Capitol building in Arlington, Virginia, while Aubrey captured it above the Delaware Breakwater Lighthouse in Lewes Beach, Delaware. Check out the two photographers’ breathtaking images in the gallery below!
Things can get really dull and mundane in big cities, especially when it’s a metropolis of nearly 5mln people. This Saint Petersburg-born and bred artist, Vadim Solovyev, fills the urban spaces with mysterious and sometimes familiar but oversized creatures. With nearly 60k followers, he posts the curious Photoshop-manipulated images together with short stories as a futuristic blog.
His images feature giant raccoons, chameleons on leashes, sleeping foxes that take up the whole block, and sky-soaring turtles—a concoction of familiar animals found in unexpected places. Bored Panda got to delve into Vadim’s surreal universe and take a look around the urban spaces in Russia with some surprising creatures. And you can check out our previous article here.
Anyone can design a concrete box with some windows and call it a building – but it takes a skilled and talented architect to design something that everyone would appreciate even decades after it was built. However, it takes an equally terrible architect to design something that would be universally hated by everyone. And no, today’s post is not about the good ones.
People are sharing photos of the most terrible architecture they’ve come across to the That’s It, I’m Architecture Shaming Facebook group, and you’ll be surprised how badly some architects managed to mess up. From bizarrely placed windows to buildings that look like they’re watching you, check out some of the weirdest examples of architecture shared to this Facebook group in the gallery below!
One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!
Cats are very beautiful to look at; their poses are so elegant it looks as if they were the subjects of great masters’ paintings. One cat in Russia takes this to another level by actually being a subject of many famous paintings done by the greatest artists of all time. The beautiful, plump, ginger tabby with an awesome name, Zarathustra, sneaks comfortably into paintings and fits right in. “If I fits, I sits or lays, in whatever the artist portrays,” said he.
Sergej Boldenkov is a photographer from Perm, Russia. He started his photography career way back in 2014 and has been doing it ever since. Sergej’s favorite type of photos are the ones that capture real and raw human emotion, unusual architecture, landscapes, and even planes. However, this time, the main focus isn’t on the photographer itself, but rather on the fluffy and adorable 3-year-old Persian cat named Barsik whose owner is Sergej’s niece.
I, Alina Bazel, was born in 1990 in Moscow, Russia. I immigrated to Israel in 2010 and began to study as an architect at the Moscow Architecture Institute. I later graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Bezalel in Jerusalem in 2016.
Everyone loves a nicely designed building – looking at one feels like looking at a nice piece of art. And with more and more generic buildings popping up everywhere, spotting a nice piece of architecture is becoming increasingly rare. Lucky for us, there still are beautiful buildings being built – take embassies for example. These uniquely designed buildings that house diplomats usually stand out from the rest and look like giant pieces of art you can enter – check them out in the gallery below!