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7 Scary Architectural Elements That Wouldn't Meet Building Code Requirements Today

09:30 - 31 October, 2016
The Skull Chapel in Czermna, Poland. Image© <a href=''>Wikimedia user Merlin</a> licensed under <a href=''>CC BY 3.0</a>
The Skull Chapel in Czermna, Poland. Image© Wikimedia user Merlin licensed under CC BY 3.0

Architecture is often the backdrop, rather than the subject, of the scary. For example, The Shining owes much to the Overlook Hotel, “haunted” is often followed by “house,” and Victorian architecture has come to be associated with the creepy. In a less supernatural manner however, architectural elements themselves have proven over history to be scary in their own right. With the clarity that only retrospect can offer, it’s easy to look back on the following macabre materials, bleak utilities, and terrifying technologies in horror... but perhaps what is most scary is to consider which aspects of architecture we might blindly accept today that will also become glaringly frightening with time.

Liget Budapest Awards Third Place to LEAD's Blue Tiled Museums

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
Liget Budapest Awards Third Place to LEAD's Blue Tiled Museums, Street View. Image © LEAD
Street View. Image © LEAD

Taking home third place in the Liget Budapest competition, the Laboratory for Explorative Architecture and Design (LEAD) has proposed a colorful design for Budapest’s new photography and architecture museums. A stunning shade of blue, the undulating buildings will mark the entrance to Budapest City Park, and provide a new cultural hotspot for Hungary’s capital city. Learn more about them, after the break.

Aerial View. Image © LEAD Library- Museum of Architecture. Image © LEAD Roof View- Photo Museum. Image © LEAD Park VIew. Image © LEAD +55

Golden Moon / LEAD

01:00 - 23 October, 2012
Golden Moon / LEAD, © Grandy Lui
© Grandy Lui

© Grandy Lui © Grandy Lui © LEAD Courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board +32