Thomas Annan (1829 -1887) was the son of a Fife farmer and flax spinner and lived for most of his life in Glasgow. After training and working as a copperplate engraver, he set up a photographic studio in Sauchiehall Street in 1857. Annan concentrated initially on architectural photography but then turned his attention to portraits. […]
The Empire State Building was designed by William F. Lamb from the architectural firm Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, which produced the building drawings in just two weeks, using its earlier designs for the Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the Carew Tower in Cincinnati, Ohio (designed by the architectural firm W. W. Ahlschlager & […]
An escape from static architecture, the house gives its inhabitants endless options for living comfortably and freely during each season. There is even the option to extend the roofing system beyond its current length to cover a swimming pool if the owners want to add one down the line.
NBA superstar LeBron James has just put his Coconut Grove, FL, mansion on the market. James is packing up from the Miami Heat and moving back to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, and the 16,768 mega-mansion has to go. LeBron’s house has 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, a movie theater, an infinity pool and all the bling […]
This $4,000,000 dollar mansion is a car enthusiasts dream. There’s less space to live but more space for the cars. This garage can hold up to twenty cars and you’ll never have to be too far away from the things you love the most.
Rio’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue towers about 130 feet over the city, which makes doing repairs or cleaning work a dizzying task. This worker rappelling down a line from Christ’s outstretched palm seems remarkably unfazed by his dangerous job, however, though his life is literally in Jesus’ hand. The statue underwent repairs after being […]
Tucked away in an old cave in the village of Matera, Italy, is an impressive cave system. The old caves were once used by local farmers, but are now the home of a rustic-yet-contemporary hotel named the Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita. The design and views it offers seem to be straight out of a […]
Currently the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, in the Mojave dessert in California, is the largest solar thermal power plant in the world. It is made of 300.000 mirrors which reflect the sunlight onto three boilers to create steam to send to the turbines. All in all the plant can deliver electricity to 140.000 households. […]
Housed in the rock, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese Polignano a Mare is located in a stunning landscape of rocks and caves that have wowed visitors since the ancient times.
The Autostadt is a visitor attraction adjacent to the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. The complex is a museum with art and exhibits that focus on the automobile company, but is most notable for its Towers 1 and 2. These twenty story cylindrical parking towers also have a glass passenger lift that seats six.