Industrial Architecture

This little gem was constructed by the Michigan Power Company in 1907 after a 1904 flood.  The Michigan Power Company enjoyed a very brief period where they served power to the City of Lansing as a private entity as opposed to a franchise.  It was short lived because...

Virtual Worlds

This video is extremely well done and contains a pretty interesting vision of designing simulated environments.  As an architect, this would be an incredible tool for designing and interacting with a full scale environment.  I don’t know about you, but I want...

(Not quite) Stairway to Heaven

It’s pretty obvious that this is not in Detroit, but it’s worth looking at just to admire the scaffolding job. This building was once a Christian Church, later converted to a Mosque, and now serves as a museum.  At one time, it was the largest enclosed...

Architecture School (Reality TV)

Architects have finally entered the Reality Television genre.  The Sundance Channel is airing a six-part documentary series that follows a group of fifth and sixth year architecture students. I haven’t had a chance to watch this yet so I don’t know how to...

Burj Dubai Skyscraper

You may not like it for various reasons, but you can’t help but be impressed with these statistics: Height: 850m – 900m (2550ft – 2700ft) Floors: 160 – 189 Cost: $800,000,000 Construction: February 2005 – August 2009 Architect: SOM...