Friday Findings - July 21st Edition

Friday Findings - July 21st Edition

While summer is the perfect time for renovations and sprucing up the home, it’s also the best time for a vacation. Today we’ve decided to deliver some reading material from across the web that you can enjoy while cozy at the cottage or relaxing by the pool.


Gargoyles in New York?

Two years ago New York architect Mark Foster Gage, mentioned that buildings in New York were losing architectural elegance. He described the buildings as " just tall boxes covered in selected glass curtain wall products." In an attempt to bring design back to New York, he proposed an elaborate Gargoyle Skyscraper for West 57th Street.

Find the full article on Dezeen.


Would You Live in a Village Built by Facebook?

After effectively capturing billions of people on their social platform, Facebook has just released plans for creating a community in the real world. The community with the proposed name Willow Park aims to offer housing, transit solutions, office space, and retail opportunities. 

Find the full article on Facebook's Blog.


Feel Like Living in a Floating House? 

image © HomeCrux

image © HomeCrux

Though it has since been removed, The Black Flying House installation in Czech Republic once let visitors test their courageousness by climbing up a custom ladder that allowed access into the hanging installation. Once inside, guests could get warm by the stove, stay the night in the loft, or just view the landscape from a different perspective. 

Find the full article on HomeCrux


Did You Know that Architects Think Differently than Everyone Else?

A study conducted by The Conversation discovered that architects, painters, and sculptors views spaces differently from each other and everyone else. For the study, architects, painters, and sculptors were asked to describe three different pictures. Using a new technique called Cognitive Discourse Analysis, the researchers analyzed the linguistic choices that each party chose to describe the images. 

Find the full article on The Conversation.


You'll Want to be Forever Young with These Tree Houses

image © Thomas Pusch

image © Thomas Pusch

After looking at these tree house designs, you'll suddenly be wishing you could have one in your backyard. The 33 designs gathered by Freshome redefine the constraints of a tree house and will have you reconsidering your design plans. 

Find the full article on Freshome

Are Electronic Bikes Threatening the Urban Landscape?

Are Electronic Bikes Threatening the Urban Landscape?

5 Really Creative Ways Architects Have Recycled

5 Really Creative Ways Architects Have Recycled