Architecture

December 24, 2021

Mirrored Cabin Reflects the Surrounding Landscape to Perfectly Blend in With Scenery

Located in the slopes of Mexico's Los Picachos highlands is Casa Etérea, a serene off-grid home that combines aesthetics with sustainable design. The mirrored façade of the building allows it to disappear into the terrain, creating the impression that the structure was “birthed from the mountain itself.” Interestingly, the creator of this work is not a licensed architect and nor are his six collaborators.

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December 23, 2021

Florence Architecture: 10 Must-See Buildings in the Historic Italian City [Infographic]

If you’re a fan of history, art, and architecture, Florence, Italy, is an absolute must-see! From the Cattedrale de Santa Maria del Fiore and the iconic dome of Florence to the art-packed Uffizi Gallery, this city will keep you inspired with tons of interesting finds. Plus, if you are having trouble making sense of all the best sights, the latest My Modern Met infographic will help you plan your itinerary.

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December 17, 2021

Stunning “Infinity Room” Building With Glass Elevators Lets Visitors Feel Like They’re Levitating in NYC

The recently opened SUMMIT One Vanderbilt provides New Yorkers and tourists with multiple levels of fantastical views and immersive digital installations—all elevated with 25,000 square feet of mirrored surfaces. Kenzo Digital’s Air is a permanent installation in the space that includes outdoor elevators that transport visitors to the highest elevation of the tower, a Snøhetta-designed lounge, and more. This seemingly vertigo-inducing experience is unlike any other in the city.

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December 9, 2021

Best of 2021: Top 10 Buildings and Structures That Opened This Year

After the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, in-progress construction work was paused and building deadlines extended. Now as we close out 2021, we can appreciate the architecture that finally made it to opening day. It’s time to reflect on some of the most inspirational and thoughtful projects of the year. Some of the projects on this list are perfect representations of our hopes for the future.

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