Architecture News Celebrate Halloween with Spooky Architecture From 1999 to 2001, architectural photographer Albert Vecerka took photos of the decrepit Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. His haunting images depict the crumbling ruins of the structure that once held Al Capone. See more of Vecerka’s photography. Photos © Albert Vecerka/Esto In Montignac, France, Snøhetta designed Lascaux IV to recreate the mystical caves where prehistoric paintings depict scenes of ancient life. Read more about the museum. Photo © Eric Solé All alone in a dark, isolated valley near California’s Santa Rosa Mountains, the Orne/Hancock Residence is designed to minimize light pollution. Read more about the house and its dark sky–friendly illumination. St. Patrick’s Island Park in Calgary is home to birds, bats, and other wildlife, thanks to Tillett Lighting Design’s delicate approach to illumination. The firm worked with Civitas and W Architecture & Landscape Architecture to create a nature-based park on a 31-acre island in the city’s Bow River. Read more about the project. Photo © Colin Way Photography Rising like a ghostly apparition in the night, the 1975 Pont de Sèvres Towers, designed by Badani and Roux-Dorlut, have been reimagined by French architect Dominique Perrault. Read more about Citylights. Photo © Vincent Fillon In London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, glowing orbs create an effect of dappled light, as if from a midnight sun. Read more about this project by Speirs + Major, Michael Grubb Studio, and James Corner Field Operations. Photo © James Newton Is circular chandelier the last thing you see before being abducted by aliens, or is it the 2016 installation Seed of Light at Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory? An integrated computer-controlled plumbing system releases synchronized water droplets onto glass trays, while pendant lights suspended above project ever-changing patterns and shadows on the floor below. Read more about the installation. Photo © John Faier October 31, 2018 Happy Halloween from Architectural Record! View the video below for a past year's roundup of spooky architecture. A video posted by Architectural Record (@archrecordmag) on Oct 28, 2016 at 7:47am PDT Share This Story Post a comment to this article Name* E-mail (will not be displayed)* Subject Comment* Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.