Category: Architecture


Nov
09
2018
The Battle for Schloss Itter Richard Pendavingh 09.11.18

Tucked away on a forested hillside in Austria’s Tyrolean alps is a château called Itter with a long history and one remarkable footnote.

Apr
16
2016
The Art of Amistics Richard Pendavingh 16.04.16

Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag paints images of suburban Sweden in the 1980s transformed by some unexplained technological breakthrough.

Apr
21
2015
Osaka and the Dekasegi Richard Pendavingh 21.04.15

I met my first talkative local wandering Osaka looking for the famous Umeda Sky building.

Apr
12
2015
Pasona 02, Tokyo Richard Pendavingh 12.04.15

Right in the center of the biggest city in the world an experiment in agriculture is being conducted.

Mar
20
2015
Tokyo’s Indestructible Skytree Richard Pendavingh 20.03.15

2015 led me back to Tokyo. This time I spent most of my time in the district of Sumida in Tokyo's Northeast.

Mar
20
2015
The Nagakin Capsule Tower designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa
Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo Richard Pendavingh 20.03.15

The Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo is a run-down testament to the ambition of some of Japan's most celebrated post-war architects.

Mar
12
2015
The Dogs and Demons of Joetsu Richard Pendavingh 12.03.15

The small coastal city of Joetsu on Japan's north coast highlights some of the problems facing modern Japan.

Feb
25
2015
Kyoto, Japan’s Spiritual Capital Richard Pendavingh 25.02.15

The old capital of Kyoto is home to about 1600 temples and countless smaller shrines.

Sep
12
2014
China’s Firewall and the Siku Quanshu Richard Pendavingh 12.09.14

The National Library of China holds an artifact that represents what must be the most ambitious attempt to control information in history.

Aug
12
2014
Workers outside a department store in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Chengdu & the Chinese Dream Richard Pendavingh 12.08.14

The entry point for my brief tour of China was the southern Province of Sichuan-famed for its incredibly spicy food and baffling theatrical performances.  I flew into the capital Chengdu at the start of October and explored the city between bouts of rain before venturing out into the nearby mountains.

Nov
08
2013
A view from Uçhisar castle.
Byzantine Bunkers Richard Pendavingh 08.11.13

Across Europe and Russia you can find the remains of bunkers and air-raid shelters- a legacy of the Second World War and the Cold War that followed. In Cappadocia, in central Turkey, you can find much older and much more extensive underground shelters.

Nov
04
2013
Iconoclasm & the Burger King Richard Pendavingh 04.11.13

In the valleys of Cappadocia are hundreds of cave churches from the early years of Christianity.

Oct
31
2013
A panorama of the cliffs over Çavuşin in Cappadocia
The Refugees of Çavuşin Richard Pendavingh 31.10.13

On a cliff overlooking the small town of Cavusin a Turkish flag flies amidst the ruins of a village.

Oct
03
2013
Part 1: The Fall of Constantinople Richard Pendavingh 03.10.13

In the mountains around Trabzon you can find fragments of an empire that traces its origins back to ancient Rome.

Sep
30
2013
Golden Horn ferry
Istanbul Richard Pendavingh 30.09.13

Photos of the streets and waterways around the old Turkish capital.

May
13
2013
ICC Berlin Richard Pendavingh 13.05.13

Some images of Berlin's International Congress Centre designed by Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte in 1979.

May
13
2013
Spreepark Cat
Spreepark, Berlin Richard Pendavingh 13.05.13

A series of images of the abandoned East German 'Spreepark' taken in May this year.

May
11
2013
View of Teufelsberg
Teufelsberg, Berlin Richard Pendavingh 11.05.13

There's something grimly poetic about Teufelsberg- the Devil's Mountain.

May
06
2013
Pergamon altar frieze
Pergamon Museum, Berlin Richard Pendavingh 06.05.13

Some images of Berlin's controversial museum of near-eastern antiquities including the massive Pergamon Altar.

Apr
30
2013
Olympiastadion
Olympiastadion, Berlin Richard Pendavingh 30.04.13

Photos taken at Berlin's Olympic Stadium- site of the infamous Nazi games of 1936.