Category: architecture

Space saving: Amazing vintage photographs of vertical parking…

Space saving: Amazing vintage photographs of vertical parking lots from between the 1920s and 1950s.

MANY thanks to Jeffry Kieffer for using our …

MANY thanks to Jeffry Kieffer for using our image of the tholos tomb at Mycenae in his fascinating new book The Evolution of a Building Complex (published by Artifice Press.)   

 You can buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Building-Complex-Institute-Biological/dp/1911339354/ 

Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge, ca. 1910s.

Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge, ca. 1910s.

The lost building of Los Angeles: 15 amazing photos of the…

The lost building of Los Angeles: 15 amazing photos of the Richfield Tower in the 1930s.

Rare photographs of the construction of Habitat 67, the most…

Rare photographs of the construction of Habitat 67, the most recognizable and spectacular building in Montreal, Canada.

Cantilever bridge human model, and amazing photographs of…

Cantilever bridge human model, and amazing photographs of Scotland’s Forth Bridge under construction from the 1890s.

Historical photographs of the construction of El Helicoide, an…

Historical photographs of the construction of El Helicoide, an icon of Venezuelan architecture that became a prison.

The imperial summer palace, or Yuanming Yuan, …

The imperial summer palace, or Yuanming Yuan, evolved over time into the main residence of the Qing emperors. Eight miles north of the Forbidden City, it was constructed throughout the 1700s and early 1800s, as emperors successively added gardens, water features, follies, and eventually European-style palaces.

Yuanming Yuan was burned from October 18th to October 21s of 1860, during the Opium Wars, by the Anglo-British Expeditionary Force. These photographs were taken on October 18th before the palace was burned.

33 old photos that capture a beautiful Europe in 1969-70.

33 old photos that capture a beautiful Europe in 1969-70.

Inside New York’s original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in 1903.

Inside New York’s original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in 1903.