Tag Archives: Architecture

Cinema Rossiya in Yerevan, Armenia

It’s quite obvious that I’m willing to travel out of my way – which amusingly puts things “in my way” – to observe (what I believe to be) unusual examples of architecture. Though, how does one define “out of the … Continue reading

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Fallen Star “House” at the University of California, San Diego (USA)

In honor of tomorrow’s trip to California, today’s post is about the Fallen Star “House” at the University of California, San Diego (USA): Since 1981, the Stuart Collection of UCSD has amassed and placed on display throughout the campus various … Continue reading

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The Tianzi (Son of Heaven) Building in Yanjiao, Hebei, China

China is – or at least, until recently was- the world’s petri dish for what I like to call bizarrchitecture.  You have malls with Venetian gondolas (and Somali video games), (empty) towns designed to be spitting images of European villages … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Sofitel in Ueno, Tokyo

The Sofitel Ueno, overlooking Ueno Park’s Shinobazu Pond, was one of my favorite (weird) buildings in Tokyo…until it was demolished in between late 2006 and mid-2008.  Heck, the Sofitel wasn’t around that long to begin with, opening only in 1994. … Continue reading

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Inflated Views: Queens, New York’s Terrace on the Park

According to their website, Terrace on the Park in Corona, Queens has been New York City‘s most recognizable event venue for over thirty years.  Yeah, nice try, but it’s a fascinating snippet of hubris nonetheless.  Though, it might be one … Continue reading

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The 2014 New York State Pavilion, c/o the 1964-1965 World’s Fair

A thought of the thought of my existence wasn’t even… a thought in 1964, when the architect Philip Johnson completed the New York State Pavilion at the Queens, New York World’s Fair, but I have a thing for weird architecture.  … Continue reading

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Neo-Tokyo Pays a Visit to New York

Manhattan has always possessed one of the most recognizable skylines in the world.  But, when you think about which Manhattan neighborhoods best exemplify the tropospheric spirit, the Sutton Place skyline likely doesn’t place in the top five.  Wait a sec-do … Continue reading

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