Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China was designed to be a futuristic vision of a cultural, economic and political center boasting modern infrastructure and real estate. The Chinese government poured over $1 billion into the development of this Utopian dream intended to accommodate over one million residents. Construction began in 2004 and continued until around 2012.
Taking the subway in Moscow is a lesson in Russia’s history and architecture. The extravagant beauty of the underground train stations range in design from Baroque to Art Deco to Futurism, with marble and granite structures to modern iron and glass.
Les Espaces d’Abraxas is a housing estate in the commune of Noisy-le-Grand, part of the new town Marne-la Vallée, in the Paris suburb Seine-Saint-Denis in France. The imposing postmodern neoclassical complex was designed by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill and was constructed between 1978 and 1983.
Dreamy Camera Cafe is the dream realization of a Korean couple built in the shape of a camera inspired by the Rolleiflex 2.8F. The unique structure is situated next to their home located in Yangpyeong county, about 40 miles east of Seoul, South Korea.
Inside the breathtaking George Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland is an atrium that holds a “Cathedral of Books”. Formerly the Library of the Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore which was founded in 1857, the same year that a Massachusetts-born philanthropist George Peabody dedicated the Peabody Institute to the citizens of Baltimore for public use.