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Cats in the Right Place at the Wrong Time in Architectural Photography

© Pedro Vannucchi © Filippo Poli © Chao Zhang © Alexandre Delaunay + 19

Cats just don’t care. They don’t care if you bought them gourmet food. They don’t care if you got them customized furniture or luxury cardboard boxes, and they definitely don’t care if they are barging into an architectural photo shoot (although, we do think it’s their way of being the center of attention).

Don't believe us? Here's a collection of photographs collected from our projects database where cats are clearly not trying to steal the spotlight.

IMV Digital Products Retail Store / dongqi Architects

© Raitt Liu
© Raitt Liu

© Raitt Liu © Raitt Liu © Raitt Liu © Raitt Liu + 14

Retail  · 
Hangzhou, China
  • Interiors designers: dongqi Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 122.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Anadu Resort / Studio8

Architecture. Image © Sven Zhang 1F Fireplace With Reclaimed Grey Brick. Image © Sven Zhang 1F Bar and Lighting. Image © Sven Zhang 1F Restaurant (custommade lamps and reclaimed wood table. Image © Sven Zhang + 43

Huzhou, China
  • Architects: Studio8
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1200.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Culinary Origin / CHU-studio

© Ivan Chuang
© Ivan Chuang

© Ivan Chuang © Ivan Chuang © Ivan Chuang © Ivan Chuang + 20

Shanghai, China
  • Interiors designers: CHU-studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 800.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Linxia Grand Theater / DUTStudio

© Qingshan Wu
© Qingshan Wu

© Qingshan Wu © Qingshan Wu © Qingshan Wu © Qingshan Wu + 28

theater  · 
临夏市, China
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 15000.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

SAGA Space Architects Design Simulated Mars Habitat in Israeli Desert

In the Negev Desert of Israel, SAGA Space Architects are collaborating with D-MARS to build a Mars Lab Habitat that will simulate the conditions of living in a confined space on the hazardous surface of the red planet. The laboratory structure they’ve designed is an addition to D-MARS' existing Mars simulation habitat and will be part of a larger experiment. This habitat will serve as a prototype for a longer mission scheduled for 2020.

Exterior. Image © Edi Cliff Ent Interior. Image © Edi Cliff Ent Structure. Image © Edi Cliff Ent Algae ceiling. Image © Edi Cliff Ent + 21

Explore Boullée's Unrealized World Through Film "Lux in Tenebris"

Etienne-Louis Boullée, though regarded as one of the most visionary and influential architects in French neoclassicism, saw none of his most extraordinary designs come to life. Throughout the late 1700s Boullée taught, theorized, and practiced architecture in a characteristic style consisting of geometric forms on an enormous scale, an excision of unnecessary ornamentation, and repetition of columns and other similar elements.

Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Helps Visualize Design Concepts

Drawing as an architectural tool serves not only as a means of communication, but through drawing we can also gain a deeper understanding of the subject. To this purpose, Alessandro Luporino has created the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture. The series of beautiful and evocative illustrations serve as companions for the book “Dictionary of Architecture,” by Nikolaus Pevsner, John Fleming, and Hugh Honor.

© Alessandro Luporino © Alessandro Luporino © Alessandro Luporino © Alessandro Luporino + 43

Inner Mongolia University of Technology Expansion / InnerMongolia Grand Architectural Design

Courtesy of Inner Mongolia University Of Technology Courtesy of Inner Mongolia University Of Technology Courtesy of Inner Mongolia University Of Technology Courtesy of Inner Mongolia University Of Technology + 20

University  · 
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 6355.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

John Pawson on Making Calm, Simple Spaces

This article was made in partnership with Design Indaba, a website and annual festival that uncovers innovation for good. Click here to learn more about the annual event.

It took a few years and multiple failed career attempts for renowned minimalist designer John Pawson to truly enter the world of architecture. Though he’d cultivated an interest in design from a young age, he’d initially shied away due to his beliefs that he needed to be good at math and that design was an innate skill rather than something that could be taught.

Architecture Building of Inner Mongolia University of Technology / Inner Mongolia Grand Architectural Design Co.Ltd.

入口局部. Image Courtesy of Courtesy of Inner Mongolia Grand Architectural Design Co.Ltd. 室内一角. Image Courtesy of Courtesy of Inner Mongolia Grand Architectural Design Co.Ltd. 梯间. Image Courtesy of Courtesy of Inner Mongolia Grand Architectural Design Co.Ltd. 西立面局部. Image Courtesy of Courtesy of Inner Mongolia Grand Architectural Design Co.Ltd. + 24

Offices  · 
Huhehot, China
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 5976.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

Add Delight to Your Drawings with The Lightbook

Though many designers today spend their working hours immersed in computer drawing programs, few would deny that hand-drawn work still holds a unique beauty. The traditional lightbox as a drafting tool has become sadly scarce in the modern architectural practice, but architecture graduate Tom Williams hopes to encourage more people to utilize them once again with his free monthly zine, The Lightbook.

Courtesy of Tom Williams Courtesy of Tom Williams Courtesy of Tom Williams Courtesy of Tom Williams + 16

Architecture is a Corporate Product - and We're All Buying

Architecture, unlike other aspects of culture (such as fashion or music), can only really be experienced and understood in person. For highly branded companies, designing a new building can be a prime opportunity to signal taste and values - but also creates an interesting architectural conundrum. While the buildings will be inhabited (nearly 24/7) by company employees, they’re also very much populated by the imaginations of people across the globe. What is it like to be in these places?

© Nigel Young. ImageThe Bloomberg Headquarters in London © Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, Apple . ImageRendering of the Apple Campus in Palo Alto Google's new King's Cross campus, designed by BIG and Heatherwick Studios. Image Courtesy of Google Google Tel Aviv. Image © Itay Sikolski + 10

6 Schools That Defined Their Own Architectural Styles

Architectural education has always been fundamentally influenced by whichever styles are popular at a given time, but that relationship flows in the opposite direction as well. All styles must originate somewhere, after all, and revolutionary schools throughout centuries past have functioned as the influencers and generators of their own architectural movements. These schools, progressive in their times, are often founded by discontented experimental minds, looking for something not previously nor currently offered in architectural output or education. Instead, they forge their own way and bring their students along with them. As those students graduate and continue on to practice or become teachers themselves, the school’s influence spreads and a new movement is born.