A Tribute to the Color of Contemporary Mexican Architecture

Color, inherited from indigenous cultures of Mexico, is a defining characteristic of Mexican architecture. Vibrant colors have been used by architects and artists such as Luis Barragán, Ricardo Legorreta, Mathias Goeritz, Juan O’Gorman, and Mario Pani. Continue reading A Tribute to the Color of Contemporary Mexican Architecture

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Second Sphinx Discovered in Luxor

While working on al-Kabbash road in Luxor, construction workers have discovered a mysterious statue with a lion’s body and a human’s head – believed to be a second sphinx. Continue reading Second Sphinx Discovered in Luxor

Peruvian University Students Win World Architecture Festival’s Inaugural ‘Water Research Prize’

World Architecture Festival has announced the winner of its inaugural Water Research Prize. First place was awarded to a team of students from Pontificia Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) who designed a water management system that “captures, stores, and treats rainwater and inserts it into pre-existing water networks.”  Continue reading Peruvian University Students Win World Architecture Festival’s Inaugural ‘Water Research Prize’

Ottoman-Era Soap Factory Unearthed in Israel

An Ottoman-era soap factory has been unearthed in Israel’s port city of Jaffa, according to the Israeli Antiquities Authority.

In a statement, the authority said the soap-manufacturing factory was discovered while workers were rewiring an electricity system in a building in the Old City of Jaffa. Continue reading Ottoman-Era Soap Factory Unearthed in Israel

TACO Creates its Own Pink-Toned Architecture Studio on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Mexican architecture firm TACO has designed the Portico Palmeto studio to act as its headquarters, with pink walls, local materials, and tall shutters that open up the interior to its tropical setting. Continue reading TACO Creates its Own Pink-Toned Architecture Studio on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Twin Towers In Kuwait City Reference Vernacular Arabic Architecture

Architecture firm Gensler has completed a pair of towers in Kuwait City featuring facades that recall traditional Arabic screens, with one containing offices and the other a hotel with interiors by Yabu Pushelberg.

The building comprises two towers connected by a podium topped with a roof terrace. Continue reading Twin Towers In Kuwait City Reference Vernacular Arabic Architecture

Cappadocia: Turkey’s Stunning Nature, Culture Landscape

Turkey’s central Cappadocia region takes its visitors on a journey through stunning landscapes rich with treasures both natural and cultural.

There is evidence of human life dating back 5,000 years in Goreme National Park — the jewel of Cappadocia — and as of the third century A.D. it became a shelter for people living in its networks of natural cave formations or carved out of the soft rock. Continue reading Cappadocia: Turkey’s Stunning Nature, Culture Landscape