Catch up with highlights from our digital travels this week…
Budapest’s century-old buildings are tunnels to the sky
The neighbourhood of Nagykörút in Budapest is dotted with some of the city’s most historic sites. Photographer Zsolt Hlinka has turned its architecture on its head in his photo series, 100 Year Old Houses, where buildings come across as ornate tunnels to the heavens. Head to designboom for more.
House of cardboard
You might think cardboard would be a bit flimsy as a building material, but Dutch design firm Fiction Factory has managed to make it work. The frame of its Wikkelhouse is made entirely from recycled, corrugated card – which is then waterproof coated and covered with wooden panels. See just how Fiction Factory does it on Contemporist.
Why every landmark should have a slide
Londoners got giddy with excitement this week when they heard about tickets going on sale for artist Carsten Höller’s slide at the Orbit Tower. But why should the fun be limited to the Anish Kapoor-designed structure? The Guardian makes a case for why every British landmark should indulge its inner child by adding a slide.
Modernist libraries get the graphic treatment
Portuguese architect and illustrator André Chiote created this graphic series celebrating the clean lines of the world’s best Modernist libraries. Distilling them down to their basic shapes, the buildings have been a given pop colour palette and turned into a string of Midcentury-style posters which he shared with Curbed.
Imagined sci-fi architecture inspired by Zaha
Vienna-based practice Atelier Olschinsky used drawings by Lebbeus Woods and early Zaha Hadid paintings as the starting point for its distorted, sci-fi-esque cityscape series, Abyss and Wire Frame. It’s Nice That takes a closer look at these imagined (and rather trippy) scenes.