observatory architecture and design

precarious ‘tip-box’ pavilion offers vertigo-inducing views of the montpellier mountains

architect christophe benichou has envisioned a precariously-balanced observatory set on the edge of a rocky cliff that suspends viewers above the mountains.

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MAP architects installs an observational staircase inside a medieval danish ruin

offering a completely new spatial experience, the intervention allows visitors to enter and climb ‘kalø castle’, a historical set of ruins in eastern jutland.

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martin duplantier’s sky-high mirrored lookouts connect sandstone pillars in china

the stealthy geometric shapes have been designed to contrast the natural environment, appearing delicately placed on top of the carved topography.

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cumulus studio’s vineyard observatory frames views of australian peninsula

the structure is designed as a loose collection of timber clad buildings that, through similar aesthetic and material treatment, form a modern interpretation of traditional farm.

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